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"

Murder Most Fowl (Meg Lanslow, #29)
Cajun Kiss of Death (Cajun Country Mystery #7)
Murder at Wakehurst (Gilded Newport Mysteries #9)
Death in Castle Dark (A Dinner and a Murder Mystery #1)
A Fiancée's Guide to First Wives and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #4)
The Rocky Road to Ruin (Ice Cream Shop Mystery,#1)
Murder in Connemara
Much Ado about Nauticaling
A Baffling Murder at the Midsummer Ball (A Dizzy Heights Mystery, #2)
The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2)
Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery #1)
The Deadly Mystery of the Missing Diamonds (A Dizzy Heights Mystery #1)
A Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery #1)
A Fiancée's Guide to First Wives and Murder (Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #4)
Murder Most Fowl (Meg Lanslow, #29)
Murder at Melrose Court (Heathcliff Lennox #1)
Piece of My Heart (Under Suspicion, #7)
The Fatal Flying Affair (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery #7)
Murder at Kensington Palace (Wrexford & Sloane, #3)
Ink and Shadows (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #4)
The Less Dead
Murder in an English Village (Beryl and Edwina Mystery #1)
Mystery on Hidden Lane (Eve Mallow Mystery #1)
Murder at the Mena House (A Jane Wunderly Mystery #1)
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Fashionable Mysteries
48 books — 36 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
16 books — 3 voters
Cocaine Blues by Kerry GreenwoodBurning Water by Inge-Lise GossA Curious Beginning by Deanna RaybournMurder at the Vicarage by Agatha ChristieThe Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Cool Female Sleuths
28 books — 15 voters

The Slush Pile Brigade by Samuel MarquisThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteFatherland by Robert   HarrisDirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Dysfunctional Sleuths
117 books — 53 voters
One for the Money by Janet EvanovichLast Exit In New Jersey by C.E. GrundlerTwo for the Dough by Janet EvanovichThree to Get Deadly by Janet EvanovichRun by Becky    Johnson
New Jersey Sleuths
12 books — 12 voters

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 Thursday Murder Club (Thursday Murder Club, #1)
A Dead Husband (Jessica Huntington, #1)
Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2)
Fatal Shadows (The Adrien English Mysteries, #1)
Portrait of a Dead Guy (A Cherry Tucker Mystery, #1)
A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)
Requiem for a Mezzo (Daisy Dalrymple, #3)
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
A Dead Sister (Jessica Huntington, #2)

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