Senior Sleuths: Cozy Mysteries

Dig in to some cozy mystery fiction starring older adults who get up to no good as chief amateur crime solvers.

Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman

A retired Memphis cop, Buck Schatz, attains the help of his smart-aleck grandson to hunt for an old nemesis who may have stolen a fortune of gold. This book won a Macavity Award for Best First Novel and is being turned into a movie.

Nursing Homes Are Murder: A Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery by Mike Befeler

Mike Befeler writes what he calls "geezer-lit." His protagonist is short on memory but loves life, solves mysteries and enjoys some romance along the way!

Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth

First in the Miss Silver mystery series, this story introduces Miss Silver, a one-time governess turned crime solver. In Grey Mask, Miss Silver is asked to investigate a woman's involvement in an underground London gang and must help foil the gang's crimes before it's too late. Like Miss Marple, Miss Silver is the embodiment of English style cozy mysteries.

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

A widow with grown children and tired of her old routines, Mrs. Virgil Pollifax decides to become a CIA agent. Trouble ensues when her assignment takes her to Mexico. This is the first book in the series.

The Murder at the Vicarage: A Miss Marple Mystery by Agatha Christie

This book is the first in the series of Miss Marple mysteries. Miss Marple is a senior sleuth who solves crimes, usually murders, with her powers of deduction and observation.

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