I love these treads! I've worn through a couple of library cards (back when they were raised metal numbers that were involved in that sliding mechanism.
I will read mystery and thrillers and gotten so many recommendations from EHell!
Have you tried the Bubbles books by Strohmeyer? (Non-gory, flibbertygibbity mystery)
How about Anne George? (Southern Sisters)
Maybe Joanne Fluke? (Cookie shop in Minnesota)