A much liked series by Earlene Fowler are the contemporary Benni Harper books, featuring heroine sleuth tropes. The most favorited books are Mariner's Compass, Seven Sisters, Dove in the Window and Goose in the Pond. Earlene Fowler's latest book is The Road to Cardinal Valley which was published in 2014.
Looking for a recommendation? Why not try Fool's Puzzle (Benni Harper #1).