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 Book Stops Here (A Bibliophile Mystery, #8)
Death in Perspective (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #4)
Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery, #2)
Murder at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery
Whack Job
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5 )
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)
The Whole Enchilada (A Goldy Schulz Culinary Mystery, #17)
The Book Stops Here (A Bibliophile Mystery, #8)
Death Come Quickly (China Bayles, #22)
Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3)
Deadly Assets (Allison Campbell Mystery #2)
Crunch Time (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #16)
Once Upon a Lie (Maeve Conlon, #1)
Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4)
Peril in Paperback  (A Bibliophile Mystery, #6)
Murder at Honeychurch Hall: A Mystery
If Books Could Kill A Bibliophile Mystery (Bibliophile Mystery, #2)
The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery, #1)

Giveaways

  • Beach Bags and Burglaries by Dorothy Howell
    Beach Bags and Burglaries
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    Release date: Jul 29, 2014
    Autographed! Hardcover edition! The new book in the hilarious Haley Randolph mystery series.

    Haley and her three BFFs vacation at an ultra-exclusive i…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 19 - Aug 04, 2014
    5 copies available, 263 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Embellished to Death by Christina Freeburn
    Embellished to Death (Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery, #3)
    by
    Release date: Sep 23, 2014
    Signed Advanced Review Copy

    When Faith Hunter agrees to help PI Bob Roget find an identity thief at a local scrapbook retreat, her friendly croppers’ w…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 16 - Aug 06, 2014
    6 copies available, 220 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Catherine's Cross by Millie West
    Catherine's Cross
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    When Jenks Ellington experiences a sudden, alarming sense of panic about her identical twin sister Gigi, she has to wait until nearly midnight before…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 02 - Sep 28, 2014
    3 copies available, 194 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mystery, #1)
    Double Whammy (Davis Way #1)
    A Dangerous Thing (Adrien English Mystery, #2)
    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)
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
    Somebody Killed His Editor (Holmes & Moriarity, #1)
    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)
    One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
    Red Tape by Michele Lynn Seigfried
    Jersey Shore Mystery Books
    1 book — 1 voter
    Back on the Market by L.A. FrazierNew Math is Murder by Jo-Ann Lamon ReccoppaCutting Right to the Chase by Stefania MattanaInto the Killer Sphere by Stefania MattanaThe Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
    Best Cozy Mysteries Under 3 Dollars
    95 books — 117 voters

    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
    17 books — 2 voters
    Front Page Fatality by LynDee WalkerKiller Hair by Ellen ByerrumRaiders of the Lost Corset by Ellen ByerrumDesigner Dirty Laundry by Diane VallereDesigner Knockoff by Ellen Byerrum
    Fashionable Mysteries
    35 books — 23 voters


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