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)
Blood Orange (China Bayles, #24)
Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #8)
Breach of Crust (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #5)
Killer Takeout (Key West Food Critic Mystery #7)
The Body in the Wardrobe (Faith Fairchild #23)
A Clue in the Stew (Soup Lover's Mystery, #5)
Braking for Bodies (The Cycle Path Mysteries #2)
Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Mystery #2)
Design for Dying (Lillian Frost & Edith Head, #1)
An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4)
All Murders Final!
Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3)
Dying for a Taste (A Sally Solari Mystery #1)
Death of a Crafty Knitter
In the Blood (Genealogical Crime Mystery, #1)
Rosemary's Gravy (A We Sisters Three Mystery Book 1)
Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swenson, #19)
Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (Rose Gardner Mystery, #2)
Whiskey Rebellion (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #1)
All Dressed in White (Under Suspicion, #2)
To the Grave (Genealogical Crime Mystery #2)
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #16)
Murderous Muffins (Chubby Chicks Club, #2)
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Nursing a Grudge (A Maternal Instincts Mystery, #4)
Whiskey, You're The Devil (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #4)
The Last Queen of England (Genealogical Crime Mystery #3)
Deadly Proof (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #4)
Malice at the Palace by Rhys BowenThe Deep End by Julie MulhernFeta Attraction by Susannah HardyAt the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlayArsenic and Old Books by Miranda James
2015 Cozy Mystery New Releases
178 books — 216 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!
352 books — 279 voters

A is for Alibi by Sue GraftonChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyHer Royal Spyness by Rhys BowenPleating for Mercy by Melissa Bourbon
First books of some good cozy series
361 books — 497 voters
Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlayTo Helvetica and Back by Paige SheltonGone With the Witch by Heather BlakeIt's a Wonderful Knife by Christine WengerA Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere
2016 Cozy Mystery New Releases
118 books — 66 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 — 14 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
1,347 books — 1,453 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)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery #1)
Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #5)
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)
Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #6)

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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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