Amateur Sleuth

An amateur sleuth mystery features a protagonist who, having no professional 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.
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New Releases Tagged "Amateur Sleuth"

Booked for Death (Booklovers B&B Mysteries, #1)
Murder at the Mena House
Murder at Kensington Palace (Wrexford & Sloane, #3)
The Last Curtain Call (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #8)
The Finders (Mace Reid K-9 Mystery, #1)
Last Call (Janet Black Mystery, #1)
Little Comfort (Hester Thursby Mystery, #1)
The Book Supremacy (Bibliophile Mystery, #13)
From Garden To Grave (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, #1)
A Willing Murder (Medlar Mystery #1)
Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #2)
Death by Dumpling (A Noodle Shop Mystery, #1)
The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1)
Terns of Endearment (Meg Langslow, #25)
A Cruel Deception (Bess Crawford, #11)
At the Drop of a Hat (Hat Shop Mystery, #3)
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)
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington, #1)
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper, #1)
Front Page Fatality (Nichelle Clarke Crime Thriller, #1)
Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1)
Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2)
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1)
Portrait of a Dead Guy (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #1)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
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7 books — 3 voters
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Cool Female Sleuths
18 books — 9 voters

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Dysfunctional Sleuths
113 books — 50 voters
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New Jersey Sleuths
12 books — 12 voters


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