Amateur Sleuth

An amateur sleuth mystery features a protagonist who, having no direct ties to the police or other investigative agency, stumbles upon and sets out to solve or help solve various crimes, most notably murder. They do not receive monetary compensation for their investigation.

New Releases Tagged "Amateur Sleuth"

The Revenant of Thraxton Hall: The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Player: A Mystery (Carter Ross, #5)
Death Come Quickly
Homicide in Hardcover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #1)
Once Upon a Lie
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4)
All She Wrote (Holmes & Moriarity, #2)
Pagan Spring (A Max Tudor Mystery, #3)
Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16)
Crunch Time (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #16)
Small Town Spin (A Headlines in High Heels Mystery #3)
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5 )
The Whole Enchilada (A Goldy Schulz Culinary Mystery, #17)
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)


  • Hang Down Your Head by Janice  MacDonald
    Hang Down Your Head: A Randy Craig Mystery (Randy Craig Mystery, #4)
    As we prepare for the launch of the newest Randy Craig mystery, The Roar of the Crowd, in June, we would like to remind readers of the earlier books i…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2014
    1 copy available, 380 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • The Deadly Seven by Kyoko M.
    The Deadly Seven (Stories from The Black Parade series)
    Release date: May 09, 2014
    Michael O'Brien. 24. New Yorker. Musician. Archangel in charge of Heaven's army.

    It's been centuries since Michael stayed on Earth for an extended amou…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Apr 09 - May 09, 2014
    5 copies available, 156 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Death in Perspective by Larissa Reinhart
    Death in Perspective (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #4)
    Release date: Jun 24, 2014
    The fourth book in the bestselling Cherry Tucker Mystery series. "Delightfully Southern, surprisingly edgy, and deliciously unpredictable." --Hank Phi…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Apr 16 - May 14, 2014
    5 copies available, 177 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mystery, #1)
    Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1)
    Portrait of a Dead Guy (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #1)
    Other People's Baggage
    Front Page Fatality (A Headlines in High Heels Mystery #1)
    Board Stiff (An Elliott Lisbon Mystery, #1)
    Still Life in Brunswick Stew (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #2)
    That Touch of Ink (Mad for Mod Mystery #2)
    A Dangerous Thing (Adrien English Mystery, #2)
    Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland Mystery, #1)
    Buried Leads (A Headlines in High Heels Mystery #2)
    Hijack in Abstract (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #3)
    The Dark Tide (Adrien English Mystery, #5)
    Somebody Killed His Editor (Holmes & Moriarity, #1)
    Artifact (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #1)
    Pelham Fell Here by Ed LynskeyLake Charles by Ed LynskeyQuiet Anchorage by Ed LynskeyThe Dirt-Brown Derby by Ed LynskeyTroglodytes by Ed Lynskey
    Ed Lynskey's Mystery Books
    16 books — 2 voters
    One for the Money by Janet EvanovichLast Exit In New Jersey by C.E. GrundlerSome Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey CohenTwo for the Dough by Janet EvanovichThree to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
    New Jersey Sleuths
    10 books — 7 voters

    Back on the Market by L.A. FrazierInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaNew Math is Murder by Jo-Ann Lamon ReccoppaThe Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
    Best Cozy Mysteries Under 3 Dollars
    84 books — 100 voters

    Ed Lynskey
    A decade ago when Isabel’s husband Max had died, they’d moved in together and merged their possessions. Neither sister brought any fussy teapots, canaries, sachets, or doilies, but lots of other stuff had to either stay or go. Looking at the lime green gave Alma the willies. Her suggestion to slipcover it in a more subdued color had garnered Isabel’s frosty stare, and Alma had dropped the matter.
    Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

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    Murder on the Ropes
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    Thieves! (on shelves January 2011)
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