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

The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient, #3)
The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #17)
The Last Chance Library
The Secret Staircase (Victorian Village Mysteries, #3)
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (Enola Holmes #7)
Murder Most Fair (Verity Kent, #5)
Be My Ghost (A Haunted Haven Mystery #1)
Danger at the Cove: An Island Sisters Mystery
No Grater Crime (A Country Store Mystery)
Dust to Dust (Ivy Nichols Mystery #2)
What the Cat Dragged In (Cat in the Stacks #14)
Murder Most Fowl (Meg Lanslow, #29)
Partners in Lime (Seaside Café Mysteries, #6)
Murder on Honky-Tonk Row
Cajun Kiss of Death (Cajun Country Mystery #7)
The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club, #2)
The Thursday Murder Club (Thursday Murder Club, #1)
Arsenic and Adobo (Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery, #1)
Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven  (Stephanie Plum, #27)
Sunset Beach
Midlife Bounty Hunter (Forty Proof, #1)
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village
Above the Bay of Angels
The Consequences of Fear (Maisie Dobbs #16)
Extra Dirty (Ruby Steele Cozy Mystery, #2)
The Nantucket Inn (Nantucket Beach Plum Cove, #1)
An Irish Hostage (Bess Crawford, #12)
Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26)
Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door (Riley Thorn, #1)
Night Shift Witch (Vegan Vamp World Mystery)
A Shot in the Bark by C.A. NewsomeKarma's A Bitch by Shannon EspositoDesperate Housedogs by Sparkle AbbeyDial C For Chihuahua by Waverly CurtisMurder, She Barked by Krista Davis
Best Pet Mystery Series
119 books — 89 voters
Murders and Metaphors by Amanda FlowerDying for Devil's Food by Jenn McKinlayMurder in the Reading Room by Ellery AdamsChocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne FlukeThe Dog Who Knew Too Much by Krista Davis
Cozy Mysteries 2019 New Releases
197 books — 93 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
A is for Alibi by Sue GraftonChocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne FlukeCrocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth PetersHer Royal Spyness by Rhys BowenThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
First books of some good cozy series
558 books — 696 voters

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. ParisOne of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManusInto the Water by Paula HawkinsEverything You Want Me to Be by Mindy MejiaAll the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
2017 Suspense & Thrillers
110 books — 143 voters

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)
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1)
Homicide in Hardcover (Bibliophile Mystery, #1)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #1)
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries, #1)

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