Some recent British mystery series as of 2015 are the Hamish MacBeth series by M.C. Beaton, the Wesley Peterson books by Kate Ellis and Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley series. Some classic British mystery series include the Jane Marple books by Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell's series about Inspector Wexford.
Hamish MacBeth is a comedy-mystery series about a constable in the Scottish Highlands, his off-and-on romance with upper-crust Priscilla Halburton-Smythe and the people in his small coastal town. The Wesley Peterson series features modern crimes mixed with British archaeology. Peterson is a detective inspector; Neil Watson is the archaeologist. Elizabeth George's books about Inspector Lynley are intricate studies of character and psychological crime.
The Jane Marple books feature an elderly amateur sleuth who solves crimes in her small English village and on her travels. The books about Inspector Wexford and his assistant, Mike Burden, delve into psychological and social issues.