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

Lowcountry Boondoggle (Liz Talbot Mystery #9)
A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery #1)
The Grim Reader (Bibliophile Mystery, #14)
Still Knife Painting (A Paint and Shine Mystery #1)
Booked for Death (Booklovers B&B Mysteries #1)
A Salt and Battery (Harley and Davidson #11)
Lady Rights a Wrong (Manor Cat Mystery, #2)
Furmidable Foes (Mrs. Murphy, #29)
Killer Chardonnay (A Colorado Wine Mystery #1)
Marshmallow Malice  (Amish Candy Shop Mystery #5)
Mousse and Murder (Alaskan Diner Mystery #1)
A Spell for Trouble (An Enchanted Bay Mystery #1)
The Killer Clown Calamity (A Charlie Rhodes Mystery, #7)
The Monstrous Seven (A Hannah Hickok Witchy Mystery #4)
To Kill a Mocking Girl (Bookbinding Mystery #1)
Above the Bay of Angels
Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26)
Gossip in the Garden (The Inn at Holiday Bay #10)
Hello, Summer
Witch Is When It All Began (A Witch P.I. Mystery, #1)
Destiny's a Witch (Wicked Good Mystery #1)
Suddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, #1)
Witch Is When Life Got Complicated (A Witch P.I. Mystery #2)
The Killer Clown Calamity (A Charlie Rhodes Mystery, #7)
Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25)
Witch Is When Everything Went Crazy (A Witch P.I. Mystery #3)
The Bookshop on the Shore (Scottish Bookshop, #2)
Witch is When The Bubble Burst (A Witch P.I. Mystery #5)
A Fatal Journey (Rose Beckingham, #5)
Coconut Layer Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #25)
Copy Cap Murder by Jenn McKinlayNo Cats Allowed by Miranda JamesTo Helvetica and Back by Paige SheltonA Disguise to Die For by Diane VallereGone With the Witch by Heather Blake
2016 Cozy Mystery New Releases
282 books — 136 voters
Sworn to Silence by Linda CastilloPray for Silence by Linda CastilloBreaking Silence by Linda CastilloFalling to Pieces by Vannetta ChapmanA Plain Death by Amanda Flower
Amish Mysteries
86 books — 65 voters

Malice at the Palace by Rhys BowenFeta Attraction by Susannah HardyThe Deep End by Julie MulhernAt the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlayDouble Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
2015 Cozy Mystery New Releases
271 books — 246 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsA Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Kept Me Up All Night
563 books — 482 voters

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1)
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery, #1)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)

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