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

Louisiana Saves the Library
Karma's a Killer
A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #10)
To Helvetica and Back (A Dangerous Type Mystery #1)
Copy Cap Murder (A Hat Shop Mystery, #4)
Foreign Éclairs (A White House Chef Mystery #9)
One Foot in the Grove (An Olive Grove Mystery #1)
Daisies For Innocence (Enchanted Garden Mystery #1)
No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks, #7)
Stiff Competition (Mattie Winston Mysteries #7)
Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #4)
A Wee Dose of Death (A ScotShop Mystery #2)
The Cakes of Monte Cristo: A Piece of Cake Mystery
Death of A Bad Apple (A Food Festival Mystery #3)
Scene of the Brine (Pickled & Preserved #3)
Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22)
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #11)
The Scam (Fox and O'Hare, #4)
Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21)
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #16)
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mysteries, #1)
Come Rain or Come Shine
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20)
Little Beach Street Bakery (Little Beach Street Bakery, #1)
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19)
Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3)
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)
Saving Grace (Katie & Annalise #1)
A is for Alibi by Sue GraftonChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukePleating for Mercy by Melissa BourbonThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyHer Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
First books of some good cozy series
353 books — 478 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
269 books — 362 voters

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria LaurieSecondhand Spirits by Juliet BlackwellThe Trouble With Magic by Madelyn AltWhat's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria LaurieIt Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
Paranormal Cozy Mysteries
235 books — 296 voters
Honesty in World War 2 by Chris-Jean ClarkeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Secret of Excalibur by Sahara FoleyThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonStorm Front by Jim Butcher
Best Crossover Books
135 books — 63 voters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferMagic America by C.E. MedfordAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotThe Help by Kathryn StockettAnne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Most Charming Novels
85 books — 100 voters

Popular Cozy Mystery Books

Murder is Binding (A Booktown Mystery, #1)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
Aunt Dimity's Death (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #1)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1)
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #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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Quote taken from Chapter 1 of The Corpse Wore Gingham: You love to figure out
Quote taken from Chapter 1 of The Corpse Wore Gingham: "You love to figure out things as much as I do,” Piper said. “Like what?” Bill asked. “You fix broken stuff,” Piper replied. “Repairing a broken toaster or steam iron is far different than unraveling a murder mystery," Bill said.
Ed Lynskey, The Corpse Wore Gingham

Mike Bove
The good characters in my book are loosely based on folks I know. All the bad stuff is made up.
Mike Bove, Willowtree A Bruce DelReno Mystery

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