Maisie Dobbs Readalikes

Jacqueline Winspear’s British historical mysteries feature the plucky Maisie Dobbs, an intelligent, self-made heroine who went from being a domestic servant to a nurse in WWI to running her own business as an inquiry agent. Setting, time period, and atmosphere are key to these well-plotted, character-driven cozies, which are mostly upbeat but with dark undertones due to the lingering effects of the war. If you like Maisie Dobbs, you might enjoy these other series, all of which are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library.


Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series.

Cara Black's Aimee Leduc series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series.
     Also available: Large Type

Deborah Crombie’s Duncan Kincaid/Gemma Jones series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Jeanne M Dams' Dorothy Martin series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Dianne Day's Fremont Jones series.

Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Elizabeth George’s Thomas Lynley series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Gillian Linscott’s Nell Bray series.

Alexander McCall-Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Catriona McPherson’s Dandy Gilver series.

Annette Meyers' Olivia Brown series.

Caro Peacock’s Liberty Lane series.

Louise Penny’s Three Pines series featuring Inspector Armand Gamache series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Anne Perry’s William Monk series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Anne Perry’s Thomas & Charlotte Pitt series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series.

Ann B. Ross' Miss Julia series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Dorothy L  Sayers' Harriet Vane series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Dorothy L  Sayers' Peter Wimsey series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Victoria Thompson's Gaslight series featuring Sarah Brandt series.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Charles Todd’s Bess Crawford series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Charles Todd’s Ian Rutledge series.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook