Unusual Detectives

Sheep, vampires, and teddy bears are not the typical heroes that come to mind when someone needs a PI. Yet, as these books prove, the best detective to solve the mystery need not be human. If it is part of a series, the first title in the series that the Library owns is listed. All titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library, unless otherwise noted.


Acevedo, Mario. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats. 2006.
(Adult Science Fiction ACE).

Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity's Death. 1992.
     Also available: CD

Butcher, Jim. Storm Front. 2000. (Adult Science Fiction BUT).
     Also available: eBook, eAudiobook

Davys, Tim. Amberville. 2009. (Adult Fiction DAV).
     Also available: eBook

Elrod, P.N. A Chill in the Blood. 1998. (Adult Fiction ELR).

Fforde, Jasper. The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime. 2005. (Adult Science Fiction FFO).
     Also available: CD

Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair. 2002. (Adult Science Fiction FFO).
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Garcia, Eric. Anonymous Rex. 2000.

Huston, Charlie. Already Dead. 2005. (Adult Fiction HUS).

James, Dean. Posted to Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery. 2002.

Kane, Cornelius. The Unscratchables. 2009.

Laurie, Victoria. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery. 2004.

Quinn, Spencer. Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Rankin, Robert. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse. 2002.
(Adult Fiction RAN).
     Also available: CD

Richardson, Kat. Greywalker. 2006.(Adult Science Fiction RIC).
     Also available: CD

Sniegoski, Thomas E. A Kiss Before the Apocalypse. 2008. (Teen Fiction SNI).
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Swann, Leonie. Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Tremblay, Paul. The Little Sleep. 2009.