Sisterhood of Senior Sleuths
(Updated October 2006)
Do not let these little old ladies fool you. They are sharp as a tack and ready to solve any murder that comes their way. They are also some of my favorite female senior sleuths.
Agatha Raisin Mysteries by M.C. Beaton.
Series Code RAA.
Agatha Raisin is a retired advertising executive who lives in England. Though she lives in a quiet community, her life is far from uneventful.
Clara Gamadge Mysteries by Eleanor Boylan.
Series Code GAMC.
Clara Gamadge, a 70-year-old grandmother from New York, used to be half of a detective team with her husband Henry, but now that he has died, Clara has to solve the mysteries on her own.
Miss Marple Mysteries by Agatha Christie.
Series Code MARP. Miss Jane Marple lives in the peaceful village of Saint Mary Mead where she solves many mysteries just by understanding human nature.
Alvirah Meehan Mysteries by Mary Higgins Clark.
Series code MEA.
Cleaning lady Alvirah Meehan wins the lottery and turns her energies into becoming an amateur sleuth.
Southern Sisters Mysteries by Anne George.
Series Code SOSM.
Patricia Anne Hollowell, a quiet, retired teacher, and her flamboyant, often-married sister, Mary Alice Crane, take sibling rivalry to new extremes every time they get involved with murder.
Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries by Dorothy Gilman.
Series Code PFX.
Bored and depressed after her husband's death, Mrs. Pollifax decides to take her doctor's advice and do something enjoyable. Since she has always wanted to be a spy, Mrs. Pollifax heads to Washington, D.C. and starts to work for the CIA.
Henri O Mysteries by Carolyn Hart.
Series Code HENO.
Ex-reporter Henrietta “Henrie O” O’Dwyer Collins uses her journalistic skills and powers of observation to solve the murders she encounters.
Amelia Peabody Mysteries by Elizabeth Peters.
Series Code PEA.
Amelia Peabody Emerson, Victorian archaeologist and sometime sleuth, is aided by her husband and other family members in solving mysteries set in Egypt.
Eleanor Roosevelt Mysteries by Elliott Roosevelt.
Series Code ROOS.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt seeks to discreetly solve the mysteries that take place in and around the White House during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration.
Wingate and Benbow by Corinne Holt Sawyer.
Series Code WIB.
Anglea Benbow and Caledonia Wingate live in the retirement community of Camden-sur-Mer in California. This dynamic duo can solve any mystery set before them.