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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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 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)
Midlife Bounty Hunter (Forty Proof, #1)
Night Shift Witch (Vegan Vamp World Mystery)
Above the Bay of Angels
The Nantucket Inn (Nantucket Beach Plum Cove, #1)
The Bookshop of Second Chances
A Killer Cupcake (Beachfront Bakery #1)
Extra Dirty (Ruby Steele Cozy Mystery, #2)
The Windsor Knot (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates, #1)
An Irish Hostage (Bess Crawford #12)
Murder Most Fair (Verity Kent, #5)
A Study in Stone (Devonshire mysteries #1)
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village
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)
Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2)
Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
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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