The Black Cat Bookshop series by Ali Brandon
Darla Pettistone inherits her Great-Aunt Dee’s bookshop—as well as the bookshop’s mascot: a snooty oversized black cat named Hamlet, who has a knack for solving crimes.
Book #1: Double-Booked for Death


The Cat Who…series by Lillian Jackson Braun
Features journalist Jim Qwilleran who finds himself solving mysteries with his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum.
Book #1: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards


The Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown
Stars Virginian postmistress “Harry” Haristeen, her tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, and her Welsh corgi, Tucker.
Book #1: Wish You Were Here


The Dixie Hemingway series by Blaize Clement
Features a sheriff’s deputy-turned-pet sitter, who can’t seem to stop sleuthing.
Book #1: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter


The Paws & Claws series by Krista Davis
Set at a family-owned inn for people and their pets, Holly Miller solves mysteries with the help of a Jack Russell terrier and a calico cat.
Book #1: Murder, She Barked


The Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James
Charlie Harris is a librarian who solves mysteries with his Maine Coon cat, Diesel.
Book #1: Murder Past Due


The Barkery & Biscuits series by Linda O. Johnston
Features a veterinary technician who starts a bakery for pets and finds herself in the midst of murders!
Book #1: Bite the Biscuit


The Henny Penny Farmette series by Meera Lester
Police officer-turned-honey farmer Abigail’s peaceful existence is shattered by a local chef’s murder.
Book #1: A Beeline to Murder


The Cat Rescue series by T.C. LoTempio
An amateur sleuth works at an animal shelter in North Carolina.
Book #1: Purr M for Murder


Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything by Nancy Martin
A dog sitter in Texas finds herself caring for the town’s newest heiress—a dog.


The Chet & Bernie series by Spencer Quinn
Features a private investigator and his dog sidekick, who narrates the series.
Book #1: Dog On It


The Queen Bee series by Hannah Reed
A small-town Wisconsin beekeeper sets out to solve some murders.
Book #1: Buzz Off


The Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt
Features an animal-loving attorney and his canine sidekick, Tara.
Book #1: Open and Shut