Ellie Oberth


A Chicago resident, Ellie Oberth’s love of mysteries began at an early age with an introduction to the works of Agatha Christie.
She’s a life-long member of Sisters-In-Crime National and also a member of the Chicagoland Chapter where she served as Secretary in 2009 and served as Treasurer from 2010-2011 and 2017-2019.
These days, when she’s not busy writing, she’s travelling. Ellie pops up in the most unusual places. She’s been known to scour the beach at midnight with a flashlight, looking for a place to bury the body or tramping through the deserted woods with the same goal in mind or…

For more current activities, visit her blog at www.ellieoberth.blogspot.com

Where to find Ellie Oberth online


Who Murdered...?
Officer Hazel Cartbell is a police woman in the small New Hampshire town of Andover. Whenever there's a murder committed in the community, she teams up with Police Chief Rasmussen to solve the case. Unfortunately, the town boasts several quirky wanna-be detectives who love to interfere.
Imagine Yourself Adventures
Zeolinda (Zee) Darling is an eleven-year-old who delights in imagining herself as different characters.
The Kitty Cat Caper
Price: $2.99 USD.
Moon Mission
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The Hudson Detective Agency
Chicago P.I. Carl Danby investigates cases for an international detective firm. In a bid for forced retirement, his boss saddles Danby with a rookie sidekick prone to excitement. In spite of Danby's old-fashioned methods clashing with the newbie's modern technology approach, they get the job done.
From Beyond The Grave
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Write Along
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Who Murdered the Skeleton?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,650. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When a cadaver dog-in-training alerts at the local cemetery, Police Chief Rasmussen is skeptical. But the discovery of human remains rattles the small town and propels Hazel and Rasmussen into a missing persons investigation. Will the skeleton's identity close a cold case or raise more questions than answers?
Who Murdered the Devil?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
There’s no shortage of suspects in this latest case. Chloe Bishop stumbles upon her husband’s body. Raymond Bishop is well known to the police as they’ve responded many times to disturbances at the Bishop household. Chloe is the obvious culprit, but Hazel and Chief Rasmussen have their hands full when it seems the whole town is lining up to confess.
Moon Mission
Series: Imagine Yourself Adventures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Zeolinda (Zee) Darling is an imaginative 11 year old living in small town USA. The fifth grade science teacher plans a field trip to the moon rock exhibit at the local library. Afterwards, Zee imagines herself as an astronaut and soon her friends are joining in the fun. The Darlings host an overnight campout in their backyard. And when the moon rocks are reported missing, Zee’s on the case.
Who Murdered the Holiday Spirit?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,980. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
This is a Christmas holiday anthology: A COZY CREW CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY Three Christmas-themed mysteries stocked full of surprises! Who Murdered the Holiday Spirit? (The 3rd Hazel Cartbell mystery) by Ellie Oberth; Silk Pie Stocking(The 3rd Short Diner mystery) by Renae Janecek and St. James’s Stocking (The 8th Ella Westin mystery) by Jennifer Oberth
The Kitty Cat Caper
Series: Imagine Yourself Adventures, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Zeolinda (Zee) Darling is an imaginative 11 year old living in small town USA. It’s a week before Halloween and preparations are under way for the spooky holiday. Suddenly, peoples’ pet cats are disappearing and reappearing and along with her best friend, Ivy, and the new kid in town, Trick, Zee dons her detective gear to solve the mystery.
Write Along
Series: The Hudson Detective Agency. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dennis Bernard is convinced he’s cursed. Carl Danby has to figure out how to investigate a curse, while he’s dealing with the new sidekick assigned to follow his every move. With little physical evidence to process, how will Danby unravel the puzzle? 19,968 words; additional material at the end.
Who Murdered The Elf?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hazel Cartbell is back in her fourth mystery in the Who Murdered? Series. It's the Christmas season in Andover, New Hampshire. Hazel and Chief Rasmussen must investigate the murder of Santa's helper. The elf has been killed, the Christmas presents stolen and Sister Marie Catherine is breathing down their necks. Will Hazel and the chief solve the mystery and save Christmas?
A Frenzied Bid For Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Henderson, Nevada resident, Venice Sinclair enjoys bargain hunting at storage locker auctions with her best friend, Tanya. Unloading the units and sifting through their contents make her feel like she's on a treasure hunt. Being the highest bidder, Venice discovers personal journals in a strange locker. Curiosity prevails and she soon finds herself drawn into the dramatic tales revealed
Directed To Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,210. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
Murder enters stage left and new Hollywood star Honey Black’s life fades to black. Who wanted the young starlet dead? Honey can’t imagine what would cause anyone to end her life. Wanting to solve her own murder, her biggest hurdle is how to communicate with the lead detective in charge of the case. As the investigation progresses, the detective receives help from two very unlikely assistants.
From Beyond The Grave
Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NEW COVER! Carl Danby returns to tackle another unusual case. During a séance, a psychic claims the late Samuel Bittner was murdered. With no body to autopsy, Danby relies on his best skill—talking. Tension increases as Samuel’s relatives insist the patriarch died of natural causes. With little physical evidence to process, will Danby discover the truth? 18,444 words.
Crash Course In Homicide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
NEW COVER - Jazz Kincaid is thrust into the lead role of a hit and run case. Pitted against her bosses, the prosecutor and the investigating officer, her only allies are the firm’s spunky paralegal and a private eye. Does the rookie have what it takes to run with the big boys and win her first major trial? A light-hearted, fast-paced romp through a courtroom procedure. 18,910 words
Who Murdered the Clown?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen return in the 2nd story of the Who Murdered…? Mystery Series. Andover, New Hampshire's favorite police officers search for the murderer of a clown with the "help" of his troupe. Mama Bella and Sister Marie Catherine once again offer their help in the search for a killer.
The Hudson Agency - Chicago Style
Series: The Hudson Detective Agency, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Case #1: From the Case Files of the Hudson Agency. Private Eye, Carl Danby tries to stay out of the limelight. Ever since the detective injured his knee on the job, the big boss himself has hinted at Danby’s retirement. Then the Agency is hired by successful Chicago businessman, Benjamin Porter, who has recently been involved in a series of life-threatening accidents. Danby's assigned the case
Who Murdered The Ghost?
Series: Who Murdered...?, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen, investigate reports of ghostly sightings and discover a dead body in Old Center Cemetery. Hazel is eager to solve her first murder case. But she can do without the help of the townspeople - especially Sister Marie Catherine.