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

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse  (Flavia de Luce, #6.5)
Once Upon a Grind (Coffeehouse Mystery, #14)
If You've Got It, Haunt It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1)
Spell Booked (Retired Witches Mystery #1)
Geared for the Grave (The Cycle Path Mysteries #1)
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2)
Death With All the Trimmings: A Key West Food Critic Mystery
Keeper of the Castle
Murder at the Book Group (Hazel Rose Mysteries)
Meet Your Baker
Shadow of Doubt
Meow If It's Murder
Scorched Eggs (Cackleberry Club, #6)
Inspector Specter (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #6)
Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2)


  • Death and the Redheaded Woman by Loretta  Ross
    Death and the Redheaded Woman
    Release date: Feb 08, 2015
    Enter to win one of five copies of Loretta Ross's debut mystery!

    Ross’ thoroughly entertaining debut combines smart details about the auction business…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 29 - Jan 29, 2015
    5 copies available, 1091 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
    Assault and Pepper
    Release date: Mar 03, 2015
    Win a copy of ASSAULT AND PEPPER, first in the new Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries by two-time Agatha Award winner Leslie Budewitz.

    Pepper Reece, owner o…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jan 21 - Jan 29, 2015
    8 copies available, 1107 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Wedding Wipeout by Jacob M. Appel
    Wedding Wipeout
    Release date: Jan 02, 2015
    Two elderly spinster sisters––Florence and Lorraine––have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father, living on generous stipends pro…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jan 16 - Jan 29, 2015
    3 copies available, 451 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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  • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
    The Job (Fox and O'Hare, #3)
    The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
    Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
    Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7)
    The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15)
    The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
    The Monogram Murders
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mysteries, #1)
    Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum #20)
    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
    The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse  (Flavia de Luce, #6.5)
    Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19)
    Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)
    One for the Money by Janet EvanovichChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeAbby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria LaurieThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall SmithMurder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
    Best Cozy Mystery Series
    998 books — 1,133 voters
    The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn AltCuriosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie KellySecondhand Spirits by Juliet BlackwellWhat's a Witch to Do? by Jennifer HarlowThe Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard
    Best Witchy Cozies
    38 books — 4 voters

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingBaby by J.K. AccinniAlien Species Intervention Books 1-3 by J.K. AccinniThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisThe Savage Surrogate by Dorothy May Mercer
    Best Series With At Least 7 Books
    335 books — 176 voters
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsMateguas Island by Linda  WatkinsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    Best Books to Stay Up Late Reading
    352 books — 287 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 KiddMajor Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
    Most Charming Novels
    63 books — 70 voters
    Feta Attraction by Susannah HardyMalice at the Palace by Rhys BowenHorse of a Different Killer by Laura MorriganAt the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlayFor Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Beverly  Allen
    2015 Cozy Mystery New Releases
    106 books — 48 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)
    Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
    The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
    Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1)
    Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1)

    Alan Bradley
    Alan Bradley As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
    Precocious preteen sleuth Flavia de Luce is groomed to join a secret society in As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, the latest caper from the beloved mystery writer.
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    Celia Conrad
    My goodness carina mia, you are so thin. You do not eat enough. Mangia, mangia, mangia! [Alicia's Italian mother's view of her daughter.]
    Celia Conrad, A Model Murder

    Rosie Genova
    ...if Nonna sensed weakness, she'd zero in for the kill
    Rosie Genova, The Wedding Soup Murder

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