Bibliomysteries galore! Da es viele Buchreihen kriminalistischer Natur gibt, in denen Bibliothekarinnen (seltener Bibliothekare) in einer tragenden Rolle mitspielen, verdienen sie eine eigene Seite in meiner Bibliographie! Ein häufiges Motiv ist übrigens, dass sich Bibliothekarin und Polizist oder Bibliothekar und Polizistin im Laufe der Buchreihe näher kommen… Geordnet ist die Liste nach dem Namen der Reihe, in Klammer dahinter findet sich der Name der Autorin oder des Autors.

Nicht-bibliothekarische Krimireihen, bei denen in einzelnen Bänden Bibliothekar_innen vorkommen, oder bibliothekarische „Einzelkrimis“ werden in der allgemeinen Belletristik-Übersicht angezeigt. Verlage und Erscheinungsdaten fehlen zum Teil noch und werden demnächst ergänzt.

zurück zur Übersicht.

Amicus Curiae Mysteries (Jeffrey Miller)

  • Murder at Osgoode Hall. ECW Press 2004
  • Murder’s Out of Tune. ECW Press 2005
  • Murder on the Rebound. ECW Press 2007

Annie Quitnot Mysteries (Gunilla Caulfield)

  • Murder On Bearskin Neck
  • Murder at Hammond Castle
  • Murder in Pigeon Cove

Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries (Erika Chase)

  • A Killer Read
  • Read And Buried
  • Cover Story
  • Book Fair And Foul
  • Law And Author

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (Charlaine Harris)

  • Real Murders. John Curley & Assoc. 1991
    * Twenty-eight-year-old Aurora Teagarden, professional librarian, belongs to the Real Murders club, a group of 12 enthusiasts who gather monthly to study famous baffling or unsolved crimes.
  • A Bone to Pick. New York: Walker 1992
    * Keywords: Teagarden, Aurora Roe (Fictitious character), Women librarians, Georgia, Detective and mystery stories
  • Three Bedrooms, One Corpse. New York: Scribner 1994
  • The Julius House. New York: Scribner 1995
  • Dead over Heels. Thorndike: Thorndike Press 1997. New York: Scribner 1996
  • A Fool and His Honey. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur 1999
  • Last Scene Alive. Chivers Large Print 2003 New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2002.
  • Poppy Done to Death. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur 2003
  • All The Little Liars
  • Sleep Like a Baby
  • The Dawn of Aurora Teagarden
  • The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Omnibus 1
  • The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Omnibus 2

Bibliophile Mysteries (Kate Carlisle)

  • Homicide in Hardcover
  • If Books Could Kill
  • The Lies That Bind
  • Murder Under Cover
  • Pages of Sin
  • One Book in the Grave
  • Peril in Paperback
  • A Cookbook Conspiracy
  • The Book Stops Here
  • Ripped From the Pages
  • Books of a Feather
  • Once Upon a Spine

Biscuit McKee Mystery Series (Fran Stewart)

  • Orange as Marmalade. Lightning Source 2003 / 2. Aufl. Doggie in the Window Publications 2004
    * „small town librarian Biscuit McKee finds a body in the library“.
  • Yellow as legal pads. Doggie in the Window Publications 2004
  • Green as a Garden Hose. Doggie in the Window Publications 2007
    * „Today started off in such an ordinary way. But now I, Bisque McKee (Biscuit to most people), Martinsville’s librarian, was clinging to a cliff, staring at Diane Marie Ames’ body forty feet below me…“.
  • Blue as blue jeans. Doggie in the Window Publications 2005
    * „Once again Biscuit McKee, the town librarian, struggles with the wide-ranging ripples that distrust spreads through a community“.

Blue Ridge Library Mysteries (Victoria Gilbert)

  • A Murder for the Books. Crooked Lane Books 2017
  • Shelved under murder. Crooked Lane Books 2018
  • Past due for murder. Crooked Lane Books 2019
  • Bound for murder. Crooked Lane Books 2020

Bookmobile Cat Mysteries (Laurie Cass)

  • Lending a Paw
  • Tailing a Tabby
  • Borrowed Crime
  • Pouncing on Murder
  • Cat With A Clue
  • Wrong Side of the Paw
  • Booking the Crook
  • Gone with the Whisker
  • Checking Out Crime

Book Retreat Mysteries (Ellery Adams)

  • Murder in the Mystery Suite
  • Murder in the Paperback Parlor

Cat in the Stacks Mysteries (Miranda James)

  • Murder Past Due
  • Classified as Murder
  • File M for Murder
  • Out of Circulation
  • The Silence of the Library
  • Arsenic and Old Books
  • No Cats Allowed
  • Twelve Angry Librarians

Claire Renier Series (Judith Van Gieson)

  • The Stolen Blue
  • Vanishing Point
  • Confidence Woman
  • Land of Burning Heat
  • The Shadow of Venus

Cozy Cataloger Mysteries (Charity K. Martin)

  • Buried in the Backlog. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012

Curious Librarian Cozy Mysteries (Zana Hart)

  • Dead in the Stacks
  • Bad weather, bad man
  • The dog barked murder

Custer’s Mill Mystery Series (Mary Fulk Larson = Mary M. Smith, Tammy Fulk Cullers, Barbara Larson Finnegan)

The series set in Virginia features Librarian Emma Kramer and her library volunteers.

  • Murder on Rosemary Street (2015)
  • The Mountain’s Secret (2017)

Dewey James Mysteries (Kate Morgan)

  • A slay at the races. New York: Berkley 1990
  • Home sweet homicide. New York: Berkley Books 1991
  • Murder must fowl. New York: Berkley Publishing Group 1991
  • Days of crime and roses. New York: Berkley Books 1992.
  • Mystery loves company. New York: Berkley Books 1992
  • Wanted: dude or alive. New York: Berkley Prime Crime 1994
  • The old school dies. A Dewey James mystery. New York: Berkley Prime Crime 1996

Far Wychwood Mysteries (Patricia Harwin)

  • Arson and Old Lace. Wheeler Publishing 2005 / Simon & Schuster 2005
    * „You’re a librarian, not a detective,“ Catherine Penny’s daughter reminds her. Catherine, suddenly single in her sixties, is leaving behind New York City and a failed marriage for a lovely 17th-century cottage in the idyllic English village of Far Wychwood. But behind the town’s quaint stone walls and lace-curtained windows lurk dark secrets and whispers of witchcraft. And when her crusty neighbor dies in a tragic fire, Catherine alone suspects arson.
  • Slaying Is Such Sweet Sorrow. Wheeler Publishing 2005
    * Librarian and former New Yorker Catherine Penny has settled in the tiny English town of Far Wychwood. But nowhere is too far for painful memories when her ex-husband, who left her single in her sixties, arrives with his new lady love. Catherine can’t avoid him at an awards ceremony for their son-in-law, Peter, who is a shoo-in for a prestigious appointment at Mercy College. Then Peter’s rival for the appointment is found murdered…

Glynis Tryon Mysteries / Seneca Falls Historical Mysteries (Miriam Grace Monfredo)

  • Seneca Falls Inheritance. St. Martin’s Press 1992 (Deutsche Übersetzung von Marion Kappel: Das Erbe von Seneca Falls. Ein historischer Kriminalroman. Frankfurt: Fischer 1997)
    * „An einem schwülen Morgen des Jahres 1848 findet Glynis Tryon, Bibliothekarin der Kleinstadt Seneca, im Kanal die Leiche einer jungen Frau. Am Tag zuvor hatte die Unbekannte sie auf die Novellierung des Erbschaftsgesetzes zugunsten von Frauen angesprochen. Glynis, die an der Vorbereitung der ersten amerikanischen Frauenrechtsversammlung mitwirkt, kommt einer mörderischen Intrige auf die Spur…“ (aus: ZVAB)
  • North Star Conspiracy. New York: St. Martins Press 1993
    * Tryon, Glynis (Fictitious character), Underground railroad, Women librarians, Fugitive slaves, New York (State)–History–1775-1865, Seneca Falls (N.Y.), Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction
  • Through a Gold Eagle: A Glynis Tryon Mystery. Berkley 1996
    * Tryon, Glynis (Fictitious character), Women librarians, New York (State)–History–1775-1865, Seneca Falls (N.Y.), Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction
  • Must the maiden day. New York: Berkley Publishing Group 1999
  • The Stalking Horse. New York: Berkley Prime Crime 1998
    * Tryon, Glynis (Fictitious character), Women librarians, New York (State)–History–Civil War, 1861-1865, Seneca Falls (N.Y.), Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction
  • Blackwater Spirits. St. Martins Press 1995
    * Tryon, Glynis (Fictitious character), Women librarians, New York (State)–History–1775-1865, Seneca Falls (N.Y.), Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction

Haunted Library Mysteries (Allison Brook)

  • Buried in the Stacks. Crooked Lane Books 2019

India Hayes Mysteries (Amanda Flower)

  • Maid of Murder
  • Murder in a Basket

Jamie Brodie Mysteries (Meg Perry)

  • Cited to Death
  • Hoarded to Death
  • Burdened to Death
  • Researched to Death
  • Encountered to Death
  • Psyched to Death
  • Stacked to Death
  • Stoned to Death
  • Talked to Death
  • Avenged to Death
  • Played to Death
  • Filmed to Death
  • Trapped to Death
  • Promoted to Death
  • Published to Death
  • Cloistered to Death
  • Haunted to Death
  • Obsessed to Death
  • Deserted to Death
  • Drugged to Death
  • Resigned to Death

Jacqueline Kirby Mysteries (Elizabeth Peters)

  • The Seventh Sinner. Avon Books 1972 / 2005
  • The Murders of Richard III. Avon Books 1974 / 2004
  • Die for Love. Avon Books 2002
    * Nebraska librarian Jacqueline Kirby heads to New York City for the annual convention of historical romance writers. Jacqueline finds herself a star player in a scenario of greed, jealousy, and murder when the sudden „natural“ death of a gossip columnist seems anything but.
  • Naked Once More. New York: Warner Books 1989
    * Novel featuring Jacqueline Kirby, the librarian/novelist from „Die for Love“. She’s selected to write a sequel to a book whose author is missing and presumed dead. As Jacqueline begins the project she becomes the victim of some nasty accidents.

Killer Librarian Mysteries (Mary Lou Kirwin)

  • Killer Librarian
  • Death Overdue

Latouche County Mysteries (Sheila Simonson)

  • Buffalo Bill’s Defunct
  • An Old Chaos
  • Beyond Confusion

League Of Literary Ladies Mysteries (Kylie Logan)

Drei Frauen werden zur Teilnahme an einem Buchklub in der Bibliothek verdonnert.

  • Mayhem at the Orient Express
  • A Tale Of Two Biddies
  • The Legend Of Sleepy Harlow
  • And Then There Were Nuns
  • Gone with the Twins

Lexie Starr Cozy Mystery Series (Jeanne Glidewell)

  • Leave No Stone Unturned (2008)
  • The Extinguished Guest (2010)
  • Haunted (2012)
  • With this Ring
  • The Spirit of the Season
  • Just Ducky
  • Cozy Camping

The Library Fuzz (James Holding)

Im Mittelpunkt steht Hal Johnson, ein Polizist, der nach fünf Jahren bei der Mordkommission Bibliothekspolizist (library detective) geworden ist: „What I do is chase down stolen and overdue books for the public library. Most of my work is routine and unexciting – but every once in a while I run into something that adds pepper to an otherwise bland diet“. Denn Leute verstecken alles Mögliche in Bibliotheksbüchern, von Drogen über den Schlüssel zum Schließfach mit der Beute bis zum Testament. Und so wird man auch als Büchereinsammler mit Mord und Totschlag konfrontiert ;-) Diese unterhaltsame Sammlung von Kurzgeschichten ist als eBook in der Megapack-Reihe bei Wildside Press erschienen. „Fuzz“ ist übrigens ein veraltender Slang-Begriff für Polizei bzw. Polizisten.

  • Library Fuzz
  • More than a mere storybook
  • The bookmark
  • The elusive Mrs. Stout
  • Hero with a headache
  • Still a cop
  • The mutilated scholar
  • The Savonarola syndrome
  • The henchman case
  • The young runners
  • The honeycomb of silence
  • The Jack O’Neal affair
  • The reward
  • The search for Tamerlane
  • Sideswipe
  • The book clue
  • The vapor clue
  • The misopedist
  • Cause for alarm
  • Hell in a basket

Library Lover’s Mysteries (Jenn McKinlay)

  • Books Can Be Deceiving
  • Due Or Die
  • Book, Line And Sinker
  • Read It and Weep
  • On Borrowed Time
  • A Likely Story
  • An Unlikely Meeting [short story]
  • Better Late Than Never
  • Hitting the books
  • Word to the Wise. Berkley 2019

Lighthouse Library Mysteries (Eva Gates)

Eva Gates ist der Künstlerinname der kanadischen Schriftstellerin Vicki Delany.

  • By Book Or By Crook. Berkley 2015
  • Booked For Trouble. Berkley 2015
  • Reading Up A Storm. Berkley 2016
  • The spook in the stacks. Crooked Lane Books 2019
  • Something read something dead. Crooked Lane Books 2019
  • Read and buried. Crooked Lane Books 2019

Little Library Mysteries (Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli)

  • A Most Curious Murder
  • She stopped for death. Crooked Lane Books 2017
  • And then they were doomed. Crooked Lane Books 2019

Lucy Stone Mysteries (Leslie Meier)

Lucy Stone ist Reporterin, aber auch Mitglied des Library Board. In „Valentine Murder“ wird eine Bibliothekarin ermordet.

  • Mistletoe Murder. New York: Kensington Books 1998 [Mail Order Murder]
  • Tippy Toe Murder. A Lucy Stone Mystery. New York: Kensington Books 1996
  • Trick or Treat Murder. 1996
  • Back to School Murder. 1997
  • Valentine murder. New York: Kensington Books 1999 / Repr. Kensington Publications 2009
    – Stone, Lucy (Fictitious character), Women librarians–Crimes against, Women detectives–Maine, Valentine’s Day, Detective and mystery stories
  • Christmas Cookie Murder. 1999
  • Turkey Day Murder. 2000
  • Wedding Day Murder. 2001
  • Birthday Party Murder. 2002 / Repr. Kensington 2008
  • Father’s Day Murder. 2003
  • Star Spangled Murder. Kensington 2005
  • New Year’s Eve Murder. 2005
  • Bake sale murder. Kensington 2007
  • St. Patrick’s Day Murder. 2008
  • Mother’s Day Murder. 2009
  • Wicked Witch Murder. 2010
  • Gingerbread Cookie Murder. 2010 [with Joanne Fluke / Laura Levine]

Magical Cats Mysteries (Sofie Kelly)

  • Curiosity Thrilled The Cat
  • Sleight Of Paw
  • Copycat Killing
  • Cat Trick
  • Final Catcall
  • A Midwinter’s Tail
  • Faux Paw
  • Two Tall Tails
  • Paws And Effect
  • Two Tall Tails
  • A Tale of Two Kitties
  • The Cats Came Back
  • A Night’s Tail
  • A Case of Cat and Mouse
  • Hooked on a Feline

Miss Zukas Mysteries (Jo Dereske)

Miss Helma (Wilhelmina) Zukas ist Bibliothekarin in der öffentlichen Bücherei von Bellehaven und wird mit ihrer Freundin Ruth, einer flippigen Künstlerin, immer wieder in Mordfälle verwickelt, zu deren Aufklärung die beiden erheblich beitragen.

  • Miss Zukas and the Library Murders
  • Miss Zukas and the Island Murders
  • Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death
  • Miss Zukas and the Raven’s Dance
  • Out of Circulation
  • Final Notice
  • Miss Zukas in Death’s Shadow
  • Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence
  • Bookmarked to Die
  • Catalogue of Death
  • Index to Murder
  • Farewell, Miss Zukas

The mobile library (Ian Sansom)

  • The Case of the Missing Books. HarperPerennial 2006
    * „the young, Jewish, duffle-coat wearing librarian who solves crimes, mysteries, and domestic problems all whilst driving a mobile library“
  • Mr Dixon disappears. HarperPerennial 2006
  • The Delegates Choice. Harper Collins 2008
  • The bad book affair. William Morrow Paperbacks 2010

Morgue Mama Mysteries (C.R. Corwin)

genau genommen ist die Hauptfigur Dolly Madison Sprowls („Morgue Mama“) keine Bibliothekarin, sondern eine Zeitungsarchivarin, aber ausnahmsweise nehme ich so eine auch auf ;-)

  • The Cross Kisses Back. Poisoned Pen Press 2003 / 2008
  • Dig. Poisoned Pen Press 2008
  • The Unraveling of Violeta Bell. Poisoned Pen Press 2008

Murder by the Yard Mysteries / Megan Clark Mysteries ( D. R. Meredith)

  • Murder in Volume
  • By Hook or by Book
  • Murder Past Due
  • Tome of Death
  • Murder By the Book

Mystic Mysteries (Rubianne Wood)

  • The Blooming Library
    * „In such a picturesque small town, you would expect peace and solitude, but not so in Bayneville, Arkansas. There is something lurking just below the surface, plaguing the residents with happenings of the supernatural. Lily, a new university graduate, is innocently unaware that she is being hired as the city librarian, not for her scholastic achievement or qualifications, but for her repressed psychic abilities.“

Ophelia And Abby Mysteries (Shirley Damsgaard)

  • Witch Way To Murder. Avon 2005
  • Charmed To Death. Avon 2006
  • The Trouble With Witches. Avon 2006
  • Witch Hunt. Avon 2007
  • The Witch Is Dead. Avon 2007
  • The Witch’s Grave. Avon 2008
  • The Seventh Witch. Avon 2010

Peach Coast Library Mysteries (Olivia Matthews)

  • Murder by Page One. Hallmark Publishing 2021

Phee Jefferson Books (Amy E. Lilly)

  • Death is Long Overdue
  • Summer Reading is Killing Me
  • Permanently Deleted
  • Browsing for Trouble

Portland Bookmobile Mysteries (B.B. Cantwell)

Main Character: Hester McGarrigle, Bookmobile Librarian, Portland, Oregon

  • Murdermobile (2013)
  • Corpse of Discovery (2014)
  • Iced, with sprinkles

Scrappy Librarian Mysteries (Marion Moore Hill)

  • Bookmarked for Murder
  • Death Books a Return
  • Cook the Books

Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries ( Elizabeth Lynn Casey)

  • Sew Deadly
  • Death Threads
  • Pinned For Murder
  • Deadly Notions
  • Dangerous Alterations
  • Reap What You Sew
  • Let It Sew
  • Remnants Of Murder
  • Taken In
  • Wedding Duress
  • Needle And Dread
  • Patterns after Death

Supperclub Mysteries (J.B. Stanley)

Die Supperclub Mysteries wurden ursprünglich unter dem Namen J.B. Stanley veröffentlicht und später unter dem Namen Ellery Adams neu aufgelegt.

  • Carbs and Cadavers. Midnight Ink 2006
  • Fit to die. Midnight Ink 2007
  • Chili con corpses. Midnight Ink 2008
  • Stiffs and Swine. Midnight Ink 2008
  • The Battered Body. Midnight Ink 2009
  • Black Beans and Vice. Beyond the Page 2018
  • Pasta Mortem. Beyond the Page 2018 (mit Rosemary Stevens)

Turing Hopper Mysteries (Donna Andrews)

  • You’ve Got Murder. Berkley 2004
  • Click Here for Murder. Berkley 2004
  • Access Denied. Berkley 2005 / Thorndike 2005
  • Delete All Suspects. Berkley 2006

Village Library Mysteries (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

  • Checked out. 2019
  • Overdue. 2019
  • Borrowed time
  • Hush-hush
  • Where There’s a Will

Witch Way Librarian Mysteries Series (Angela M. Sanders)

  • Bait and Witch
  • Seven-Year Witch

Witchy Librarian Mysteries (E.M. Moore)

  • Wicked Witchcraft
  • One Wicked Sister
  • Wicked Cool

Exkurs: Buchhandels-Krimireihen

Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries (Ali Brandon)

  • Double Booked for Death
  • A Novel Way to Die
  • Words With Fiends
  • Literally Murder
  • Plot Boiler
  • Twice Told Tail

Books by the Bay Mysteries (Ellery Adams)

  • A Killer Plot
  • A Deadly Cliché
  • The Last Word
  • Written In Stone
  • Poisoned Prose
  • Lethal Letters
  • Writing All Wrongs

Booktown Mysteries (Lorna Barrett)

  • Murder Is Binding
  • Bookmarked For Death
  • Bookplate Special
  • Chapter & Hearse
  • Sentenced To Death
  • Murder on the Half Shelf
  • Not The Killing Type
  • Book Clubbed
  • A Fatal Chapter
  • Title Wave
  • A Just Clause
  • Poisoned pages

Castle Bookshop Mystery (Essie Lang)

  • Trouble on the Books. Crooked Lane Books 2019
  • Death on the Page. Crooked Lane Books 2020
  • A Deadly Chapter

Magical Bookshop Mysteries (Amanda Flower)

  • Crime and Poetry
  • Prose and Cons
  • Murders and Metaphors
  • Verse and Vengeance
  • Crimes and Covers

Scottish Bookshop Mysteries (Paige Shelton)

  • The Cracked Spine
  • Of Books and Bagpipes
  • Lost Books and Old Bones

Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries

  • Elementary, she read
  • Body on Baker street
  • The cat of the Baskervilles

zuletzt aktualisiert am 2. Juni 2021