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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Murder on Union Square (Gaslight Mystery, #21)
Probable Claws (Mrs. Murphy #27)
Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery, #4)
Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery #1)
A Passion for Haunted Fashion (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #6)
Bear Witness to Murder (Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, #2)
Murder in the Locked Library (Book Retreat Mysteries, #4)
A Death of No Importance
Lost Books and Old Bones (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #3)
Murder Takes the High Road
A Breath of Witchy Air (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #12)
Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1)
Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10)
Shot in the Dark (Coffeehouse Mystery #17)
Queen Anne's Lace (China Bayles #26)
I've Got My Eyes on You
The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)
Murder Under Construction (Two Sisters and a Journalist, #1)
Murder, Curlers, and Cream (Valentine Beaumont Mysteries #1)
The Moonglow Cafe (Paige MacKenzie Mystery, #2)
Deadly Summer (Darling Investigations #1)
The Temptation of Forgiveness (Commissario Brunetti, #27)
Whiskey, You're The Devil (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #4)
A Breath of Witchy Air (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #12)
Coffee and Ghosts 1: Must Love Ghosts
Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22)
The Cafe by the Sea (Summer Seaside Kitchen, #1)
These Haunts are Made for Walking (Haunted Tour Guide Mystery #1)
Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands, #1)
No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks, #7)
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManusBehind Closed Doors by B.A. ParisEverything You Want Me to Be by Mindy MejiaInto the Water by Paula HawkinsAll the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
2017 Suspense & Thrillers
94 books — 106 voters
Malice at the Palace by Rhys BowenThe Deep End by Julie MulhernFeta Attraction by Susannah HardyAt the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlayAssault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
2015 Cozy Mystery New Releases
186 books — 238 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisOutlander by Diana GabaldonA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinMurder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Best Series With At Least 7 Books
525 books — 334 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
81 books — 57 voters


Popular Cozy Mystery Books

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1)
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #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)
Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3)
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1)
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4)
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)
Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #5)

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