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

Delivering the Truth (Quaker Midwife Mystery, #1)
Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1)
Breach of Crust (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #5)
Blood Orange (China Bayles, #24)
Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #8)
Killer Takeout (Key West Food Critic Mystery #7)
A Clue in the Stew (Soup Lover's Mystery, #5)
The Body in the Wardrobe (Faith Fairchild Mystery)
Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Mystery #2)
Design for Dying (Lillian Frost & Edith Head, #1)
An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4)
Dying for a Taste (A Sally Solari Mystery #1)
Braking for Bodies (The Cycle Path Mysteries #2)
Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3)
Silence of the Lamps
Death of a Crafty Knitter
Mug Shot
Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swenson, #19)
Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery, Books 1-4 (Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery, #1-4)
Whiskey Rebellion (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #1)
Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #8)
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse  (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1)
Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1)
The Wicked Wager
Killer Reunion
Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3)
Haunted Hijinks (Agnes Barton Paranormal Mystery, #1)
The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1)
Devonshire Scream (A Tea Shop Mystery #17)
Black Cat Crossing  (A Bad Luck Cat Mystery #1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinOutlander by Diana GabaldonSkinwalker by Faith Hunter
Best Series With At Least 7 Books
468 books — 255 voters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotThe Help by Kathryn StockettMagic America by C.E. MedfordAnne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Most Charming Novels
98 books — 105 voters

Chocolate 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 ChristieThe Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Best Cozy Mystery Series
1,338 books — 1,437 voters
The Trouble With Magic by Madelyn AltBrownies and Broomsticks by Bailey CatesCuriosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie KellySecondhand Spirits by Juliet BlackwellSome Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates
Best Witchy Cozies
56 books — 13 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Dry by Rebecca NolenLone Wolf Rising by Jami BrumfieldFor Whom The Bell Tolls (Vlad Dracula, #1) by Shane K.P. O'NeillSpellbound in His Arms by Angel Sefer
Kept Me Up All Night
276 books — 353 voters
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeCatering to Nobody by Diane Mott DavidsonA Dead Sister by Anna Celeste BurkeFudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne FlukeEvertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell
Mysteries in Good Taste!
348 books — 278 voters

Popular Cozy Mystery Books

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1)
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #1)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #5)
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1)
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)

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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Ed Lynskey
Quote taken from Chapter 1: "The police should be in it, not us. We’re out of here.” Bill did an about-face to retrace their route to the door. Piper whipped out a hand and snagged him by the shirttail. Her tone returned to crisp and decisive. “Slow down, Roadrunner. I’m not ready to leave. We’ve got work to do.” Incredulous, he stared gape-mouthed at her. “You better explain,” he said. She wiggled her nose. “I’m growing nosier by the second about the circumstances surrounding Anna’s murder.
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I haven't always been a patient man...but something tells me you'd be worth the wait.
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