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.

They are often seen in the sub-genre cozy mystery.

New Releases Tagged "Amateur Sleuth"

The Last Chance Olive Ranch (China Bayles #25)
Elementary, She Read (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #1)
The Good Byline (A Riley Ellison Mystery #1)
Dying on the Vine: A Mystery
A Front Page Affair (Kitty Weeks Mystery, #1)
Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5)
The Last Chance Olive Ranch (China Bayles #25)
A Most Novel Revenge (Amory Ames Mystery #3)
Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #8)
Elementary, She Read (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #1)
The Murder Pit (A Moose River Mystery Book 1)
The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1)
Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery, #2)
Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1)
Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1)
Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3)
This Old Homicide (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #2)
Arsenic and Old Books (Cat in the Stacks, #6)
Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Ladies Mystery, #1)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5)
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
Fatal Shadows (The Adrien English Mysteries, #1)
A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington, #1)
That Touch of Ink (Mad for Mod Mystery, #2)
Artifact (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #1)
A Dead Sister (Jessica Huntington, #2)
Portrait of a Dead Guy (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #1)
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1)
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
Hijack in Abstract (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #3)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
Still Life in Brunswick Stew (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #2)
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Noorilhuda
She had to save herself from every last one of them. All of them, the people at the orphanage, the foster care system, the middle school, they were all outsiders and strangers and a possible threat.....The counselor couldn't prove otherwise.
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

B.J. Daniels
Remember what I told you about family secrets.” People will kill to keep them, she thought now as she looked at Marianne McGraw. The woman’s rocking didn’t change as Nikki stepped deeper into the room.
B.J. Daniels, Dark Horse

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