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 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
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 — 69 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

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
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
646 books — 546 voters

Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlayMission Impawsible by Krista DavisTwelve Angry Librarians by Miranda JamesBanana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne FlukeWatching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern
2017 Cozy Mysteries
208 books — 135 voters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryThe Help by Kathryn StockettAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriotThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Most Charming Novels
328 books — 170 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)
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)
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #1)
Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries, #1)

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Kirsten Fullmer
The big question was, what all was this society up to? They’d certainly been in and out of his office, as well as accidently running into him all around town. Had he inadvertently missed what this group of ladies knew? And worse yet, had he given himself away?
Kirsten Fullmer, Problems at the Pub

Quote is taken from Chapter 1: A decade ago when Isabel’s husband Max had died,
Quote is taken from Chapter 1: A decade ago when Isabel’s husband Max had died, they’d moved in together and merged their possessions. Neither sister brought any fussy teapots, canaries, sachets, or doilies, but lots of other stuff had to either stay or go. Looking at the lime green armchair gave Alma the willies. Her suggestion to slipcover it in a more subdued color had garnered Isabel’s frosty stare, and Alma had dropped the matter.
Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

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