Mystery Mile before Sweet Danger certainly LEP but Amanda doesn't feature in so many books that it's a big deal really.
In the old guard Christie-Sayers-Allingham mode there were also Patricia Wentworth (Miss Silver much like Miss Marple except it's never one of the couples) and as someone said Ngaio Marsh. Georgette Heyer wrote a few crime classics like Envious Casca and Death in the Stocks. Michael Innes was another with 'Death in the President's Lodgings'. Would Father Brown count as cosy or do short stories not count?
More recently, how about Amanda Cross's Kate Fansler books? Much written about McCall's Botswana series but the gentle Sunday Philosophers Club also has its appeal. Emma Lathen had a financial crimes series featuring a leading banker John Thatcher. And Dorothy Simpson's Inspector Thanet is a modern answer to Appleby, Allen et al.
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