The State of Mysteries

If everybody had a murder
Across the U.S.A.
Then everybody’d be killing
Like Cal-i-forn-i-a. 

Perhaps you woke up one morning wondering if there is a mystery novel set in every state of the union.  Well, I am here to tell you, “Yes, yes there is.” In fact, there are mystery series set in nearly every state.  Here are some of the series, and a few single titles, that you can find at Everett Public Library.

Alabama                Southern sisters mysteries
                                         by Anne George

Alaska                 Maxie and Stretch mysteries
                                         by Sue Henry

Arizona                Sheriff Joanna Brady mysteries
                                          by J. A. Jance

Arkansas            Sheriff Arly Hanks mysteries            
                                         by Joan Hess

California            Sarah Woolson mysteries
                                         by Shirley Tallman      

Colorado           Goldy Bear mysteries
                                        by Diane Mott Davidson

Connecticut     Dirty business mysteries
                                         by Rosemary Harris

Delaware                Hawkes Harbor
                                        by S. E. Hinton

District           White House chef mysteries
 of Columbia                by Julie A. Hyzy

Florida               Dixie Hemingway mysteries
                                         by Blaize Clement

Georgia               Trudy Roundtree mysteries
                                        by Linda Berry

Hawaii                Right from the Gecko: a reigning cats & dogs mystery
                                         by Cynthia Baxter

Idaho                    Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries
                                        by Patrick F. McManus

Illinois                   Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels mysteries
                                        by Joe Konrath

Indiana                  Roger Knight mysteries
                                         by Ralph M. McInerny  

 Iowa                     Sam McCain mysteries
                                          by Edward Gorman                         

Kansas                 Mad Dog & Englishman mysteries
                                          by J. M. Hayes

Kentucky           Who Killed Art Deco?
                                         by Chuck Barris

Louisiana          Sookie Stackhouse southern vampire mysteries
                                        by Charlaine Harris                                            

Maine                  Gray Whale Inn mysteries
                                        by Karen MacInerney      


Maryland         Tess Monaghan mysteries
                                        by Laura Lippman

Massachusetts      Carlotta Carlyle mysteries
                                               by Linda Barnes

Michigan           Chocoholic mysteries
                                         by Joanna Carl

Minnesota         Cork O’Conner mysteries
                                          by  William Kent Krueger                                        

Mississippi             Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries
                                          by Carolyn Haines 

Missouri              Torie O’Shea mysteries
                                          by Rett MacPherson

Montana              C.W. Sughrue mysteries
                                            by James Crumley

Nebraska              Things Invisible : a Nebraska Mystery
                                             by William J. Reynolds

Nevada                      Tattoo shop mysteries
                                              by Karen E. Olson                                                              

New Hampshire      Booktown mysteries
                                             by Lorna Barrett    

New Jersey               Tamara Hayle mysteries
                                             by Valerie Wilson Wesley

New Mexico          Sister Agatha mysteries
                                             by Aimee Thurlo

New York               Molly Murphy mysteries
                                              by Rhys Bowen                                                      

North Carolina      Judge Deborah Knott mysteries
                                               by Margaret Maron    

North Dakota        The Plague of Doves
                                               by Louise Erdrich

Ohio                          Kate Burkholder mysteries
                                              by Linda Castillo

Oklahoma              Sheriff Milt Kovak mysteries
                                             by Susan Rogers Cooper

Oregon                   Barbara Holloway legal thrillers
                                            by Kate Wilhelm

Pennsylvania     Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries
                                           by Tamar Myers                                                    

Rhode Island         Haunted bookshop mysteries
                                            by Alice Kimberly  

South Carolina    Death on demand mysteries
                                             by Carolyn G. Hart

South Dakota       Julie Collins mysteries
                                             by Lori Armstrong

Tennessee             Taylor Jackson mysteries
                                             by J. T. Ellison

Texas                      Judge Jackson Crain mysteries
                                             by Nancy Bell                                                                                   

Utah                         Sam Kincaid mysteries
                                            by Michael Norman 

Vermont                 Joe Gunther mysteries
                                           by Archer Mayor

Virginia                Meg Langslow mysteries
                                           by Donna Andrews

Washington        Donna Rose mysteries
                                           by Norma Tadlock Johnson                                                              

West Virginia    Owen Allison mysteries
                                          by John W. Billheimer                 

Wisconsin           Maggy Thorsen mysteries
                                          by Sandra Balzo

Wyoming            Sheriff Walt Longmire mysteries
                                          by Craig Johnson