Cozy Mystery

Cozies very rarely focus on sex, profanity or violence. The murders take place off stage, and are often relatively bloodless (e.g. poisoning), while sexual activity (if any) between characters is only ever gently implied and never directly addressed.

The cozy mystery usually takes place in a small town or village. The small size of the setting makes it believable that all the suspects know each other. The amateur sleuth is usually a very likeable person who is able to get the community members to talk freely about each other. There is usually at least one very knowledgeable, nosy, yet reliable...more

The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25)
Stirring the Plot (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #3)
Murder of a Needled Knitter
Fat Cat At Large
The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush (The Darling Dahlias, #5)
The Wedding Soup Murder (An Italian Kitchen Mystery, #2)
Real Elves: A Christmas Story
Of Merlot and Murder
Embellished to Death (Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery, #3)
The Wolfe Widow (Book Collector Mystery #3)
Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, #4)
Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates
Literally Murder (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #4)
Organized for Homicide
Sins of a Shaker Summer (Sister Rose Callahan, #3)

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  • Death With All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette
    Death With All the Trimmings: A Key West Food Critic Mystery
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  • Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
    The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
    The Monogram Murders
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
    Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum #20)
    Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mysteries, #1)
    Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas, #1)
    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
    How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9)
    A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #7)
    Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19)
    Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8)
    The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin, #25)
    Keepsake Crimes by Laura ChildsPhoto Finished by Laura ChildsDeath Swatch by Laura ChildsButton Holed by Kylie LoganHot Button by Kylie Logan
    A Scrapbooking Mystery
    10 books — 4 voters
    Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy WeberThe Case of Jack the Nipper by H.L.  StephensThe Case of the Wayward Fae ~ A Chronicle of Mister Marmee by H.L.  StephensThe Diva Haunts the House by Krista DavisChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
    Animal Sidekicks
    28 books — 13 voters

    The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott DavidsonCloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlayPeach Pies and Alibis by Ellery AdamsA Custom-Fit Crime by Melissa BourbonThe Diva Frosts a Cupcake by Krista Davis
    2013 Cozy Mystery New Releases
    199 books — 189 voters
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk KiddThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Most Charming Novels
    50 books — 57 voters

    Popular Cozy Mystery Books

    On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1)
    Murder is Binding
    Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
    Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
    Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
    Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
    Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity, #1)
    Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
    The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
    Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #1)
    The Trouble With Magic (A Bewitching Mystery, #1)
    Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)

    Ashley Weaver
    Ashley Weaver Murder at the Brightwell
    The upper crust of 1930s England gathers at a seaside resort for some sun, surf, and foul play in Murder at the Brightwell, a debut historical mystery by a Louisiana librarian.
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    Judy Alter
    Florence Dodson was murdered the same night that Claire Guthrie shot her husband. For me, the story began with Claire, and I put Mrs. Dodson on the back burner in my mind. That turned out to be a mistake.
    Judy Alter

    Stefania Mattana
    Paoletta turned to him with a dark face. Chase had never seen her look so foreboding. “You’d better watch out, Chase. He’s passed over to the evil side.
    Stefania Mattana, Cutting Right to the Chase Vol.2,

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