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

Murder at the Brightwell
The Counterfeit Heiress (Lady Emily, #9)
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas: Being a Jane Austen Mystery
The Nightingale Before Christmas (Meg Lanslow, #18)
A Demon Summer: A Max Tudor Mystery (A Max Tudor Mystery, #4)
One Potion in the Grave ( A Magic Potion Mystery #2)
A Midwinter's Tail (Magical Cats, #6)
Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Sisters, #1)
Finding Sky (Nicki Valentine Mysteries, #1)
A Haunting Is Brewing (A Witchcraft Mystery #6.5)
Gossamer Ghost (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #12)
Picked to Die (Orchard, #8)
Gator Bait (Miss Fortune Mystery, #5)
Off Kilter


  • The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen
    The Edge of Dreams (Molly Murphy Mysteries, #14)
    Release date: Jan 27, 2015
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    Molly Murphy Sullivan’s husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He’s chasing a murderer whose victims ha…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 01 - Nov 22, 2014
    30 copies available, 687 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Last Step by Gwyneth  Williams
    Last Step: A Mystery
    Release date: Nov 16, 2014
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    How does Sara, a nice professional woman who…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2014
    2 copies available, 198 people requesting
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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis
    The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2)
    Release date: Dec 02, 2014
    The spirited sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Murder, She Barked.

    Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gear…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 08 - Nov 23, 2014
    4 copies available, 1001 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
    The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15)
    The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
    The Monogram Murders
    Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum #20)
    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
    Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas, #1)
    Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (Rose Gardner Mysteries, #6)
    Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
    Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mysteries, #1)
    Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19)
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
    The Counterfeit Heiress (Lady Emily, #9)
    Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)

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    Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1)

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