Ten British Cozy Mystery Series

Ten British Cozy Mystery Series

These series are listed in alphabetical order by series title. The first book in each series is displayed.

1. Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters

The Amelia Peabody series is set in Egypt during the Victorian Era. Author Elizabeth Peters (now deceased) had a Ph.D. in Egyptology, so look for authentic detail in the setting, and it's no wonder that the main character, Englishwoman Amelia Peabody, is an Egyptologist. There are twenty books in the series.

2. Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Series by Diana Xarissa

The author has lived on the Isle of Man, which is located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The series features Aunt Bessie, who lives in a cottage on the Isle of Man. Stunning scenery and fascinating history form the backdrop. There are twenty-one books in the series.

3. Lady Hardcastle Mystery Series by T E Kinsey

The Lady Hardcastle Mystery Series is set in England during Edwardian times. The time of the first book in the series is 1908. Cozies are usually written by women, but series author T E Kinsey is one of the few cozy mystery writers who's a man. There are five books in the series.

4. Lady Rample Mysteries by Shéa MacLeod

The Lady Rample Mysteries are set in London during the jazz-age 1930s. The author lived in London for six years. In the first book, aristocratic "Lady Rample finds herself at odds after the death of her husband until her best friend drags her to a hot new jazz club." There are seven books in the series.

5. Maisie Dobbs Mysteries by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs decides to become a private investigator in 1929 England. According to the Mail on Sunday:“The book is much more than a cosy mystery—it is also about women's growing emancipation and the profound changes to society after the First World War.” There are ten books in the series.
Maisie Dobbs (Book 1)

6. Murder on Location Series by Sara Rosett

In the first book of the series, Jane Austen fan Kate travels to England to scout the location for a new film version of one of Austen's novels. There she discovers that "even quaint and quirky English villages have a darker side." There are seven books in the series.

7. Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series by Agatha Frost

Author Agatha Frost "lives in a quaint village in a sleepy corner of England, which provides inspiration for her bestselling Peridale Cafe Cozy series!" The series features Julia South, who owns a cafe and loves cats. There are seventeen books in the series.

8. Royal Spyness Series by Rhys Bowen

The main character in this series, which takes place in England in the 1930s, is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter of a duke, and thirty-fourth in line for the throne. The bestselling series author has won fourteen mystery writing awards. There are thirteen books in the series.

9. Violet Carlyle Mysteries by Beth Byers

Violet Carlyle, "a spunky young woman determined to craft her own life," is the main character in this cozy mystery series set in the roaring twenties in England. There are thirteen books in the series. 
Murder & the Heir (Book 1)


10. Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries by J. New

In this series, set in England in the 1930s, the main character, Ella Bridges, lives on Linhay Island in a large house known as the yellow cottage. The first book in this series is a novella; the rest are full-length novels. There are four books in the series.