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
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Arsenic and Adobo (Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery, #1)
A Peculiar Combination (Electra McDonnell, #1)
Frightfully Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery, #20)
Independent Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney #23)
Prelude to a Witch (Wicked Witches of The Midwest, #18)
Cursed Luck (Cursed Luck, #1)
Life's A Birch (The Bloomin' Psychic, #2)
Pint of No Return (Ice Cream Shop Mystery #1)
Murder at the Royal Albert Hall (Ginger Gold Mysteries #13)
For Batter or Worse (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #13)
Deadly Ever After (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #8)
The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #7)
Ribbing and Runes (Vampire Knitting Club #13)
Scandal at the Salty Dog (Secrets and Scrabble, #4)
Punning with Scissors (Crossword Puzzle Mystery #2)
These Tangled Vines
The Thursday Murder Club (Thursday Murder Club, #1)
Arsenic and Adobo (Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery, #1)
Conflict in Little Leaf Creek (Little Leaf Creek #3)
Fortune and Glory (Stephanie Plum, #27)
A Killer Cupcake (Beachfront Bakery #1)
Above the Bay of Angels
The Consequences of Fear (Maisie Dobbs #16)
Magical Midlife Invasion (Leveling Up #3)
Frightfully Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery, #20)
Midlife Bounty Hunter (Forty Proof, #1)
A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe, #1)
Truth or Dare (Resort at Castaway Bay #1)
Murder at the Fair (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #6)
On the Rocks (Ruby Steele Cozy Mystery, #1)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
Murder is Binding (Booktown Mystery, #1)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1)
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery, #1)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries, #1)
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #1)

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