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

City of Darkness and Light (Molly Murphy Mysteries, #13)
Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #19)
Inherit the Word
Pearls and Poison
Dead Between the Lines (A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery)
Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #1)
Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1)
Death by the Book (Drew Farthering Mystery #2)
Dyed and Gone (An Azalea March Mystery, #1)
Iced to Death (A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery, #3)
Death By Ice Cream (Pismawallops PTA #1)
Steeped in Evil (A Tea Shop Mystery, #15)
Killer Physique (Savannah Reid Mystery, #19)
Shunned and Dangerous (An Amish Mystery, #3)
Board Stiff

Giveaways

  • Deadly Decor by Karen Rose Smith
    Deadly Decor (Caprice De Luca Mystery #2)
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    Release date: Jun 03, 2014
    Karen Rose Smith is giving away a rare autographed ARC of DEADLY DECOR, the second book in her Caprice De Luca Home-staging mystery series for Kensing…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Apr 22 - Apr 24, 2014
    1 copy available, 559 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Inherit the Word by Daryl Wood Gerber
    Inherit the Word
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    Release date: Mar 04, 2014
    To celebrate the release of INHERIT THE WORD (the 2nd in the nationally- bestselling new series, A COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERY), I am giving away three copi…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Mar 29 - Apr 24, 2014
    3 copies available, 676 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Shedding Light on Murder by Patricia Driscoll
    Shedding Light on Murder
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    Believing in second chances, Grace Tolliver, former probation officer and new owner of Pearl'e antique lamp shop, hires Duane Kerbey, a troubled young…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2014
    2 copies available, 282 people requesting
    Countries available: AU, AT, and AZ more
  • Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20)
    The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14)
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
    How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9)
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, #1)
    Death Come Quickly (China Bayles, #22)
    City of Darkness and Light (Molly Murphy Mysteries, #13)
    Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)
    Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel #2)
    The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)
    Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel #1)
    Steeped in Evil (A Tea Shop Mystery, #15)
    Whiskey Rebellion (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #1)
    U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21)
    Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy WeberDial Om for Murder by Diana KillianDeath in a Difficult Position by Diana KillianMurder on the Eightfold Path by Diana KillianCorpse Pose by Diana Killian
    Yoga Mysteries
    5 books — 1 voter
    The Silence of the Library by Miranda JamesPaws For Murder by Annie KnoxA Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie LoganPlaying with Fire by J.J. CookMurder With Ganache by Lucy Burdette
    2014 Cozy Mystery New Releases
    66 books — 53 voters

    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 is Binding by Lorna Barrett
    Best Cozy Mystery Series
    902 books — 896 voters
    Dancing in the White Room by Ute CarboneHalloween Hijinks by Kathi DaleyPumpkins in Paradise by Kathi DaleyThe Trouble with Turkeys by Kathi DaleyChristmas Crazy by Kathi Daley
    Cozies with an Alpine Twist
    8 books — 2 voters


    Popular Cozy Mystery Books

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    Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #1)
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    Betty MacDonald
    There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.
    Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

    I haven't always been a patient man...but something tells me you'd be worth the wait.
    Sam Langley

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