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For those who enjoy working a puzzle, figuring out a problem or solving a mystery, but without the ghastliness of many modern mystery books – with all their blood, horror, sex and violence – the cozy mysteries genre of books is just the right ‘cup of tea’… their inherent lightness of touch and simplicity of approach has developed a huge following over recent years as they focus on the problem at hand, rather than the screwed up minds of the latest killer, or protagonist.
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When I think of cozy mystery books, I tend to think immediately of the actress Joan Hickson, who played Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple in a long running TV series made by the BBC. Or Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, in the long running CBS TV series of Murder, She Wrote. (In fact, Angela Lansbury also played Miss Marple in the 1980 movie ‘The Mirror Crack’d‘) But the cozy mystery fiction genre is larger than either of these immense examples.
Cozy Mystery books are fundamentally an enjoyable experience, some light but ‘fun’ reading that engages, and occasionally challenges, the mind, but doesn’t disturb the senses, or provoke great emotion. They’re essentially a throw-back to an earlier time, a sort of homage to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction – such as Agatha Christie, but also Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and other British writers of the 1920’s and 1930’s such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ellery Queen, all of which went on to inspire the American writers such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
Although characters aren’t restricted to ‘English Aunt’ types, or solitary bachelors brooding over puzzles – the genre has broadened considerably over the years and welcomes in pets of all kinds – dogs, cats, and mice – as well as a varying variety of specialist chefs, artists and paranormal characters to act as chief investigator. The best cozy mysteries are great entertainment of a most imaginative and quite escapist character!
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An Idaho restaurant is ripe for success until the tomato supplier is accused of murder in this cozy mystery by the New York Times bestselling author. To Angie Turner, nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona's fried green tomatoes. Eager to serve the dish at...read more
Psychics are being murdered and magician Eli Marks is the top suspect. His greatest trick? Not becoming the next victim. ?????“The Ambitious Card is intelligently written and ... entirely engrossing.” – Ellery Queen Mystery MagazineThe life of a magician isn’t all...read more
Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It's business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie's client becomes the prime suspect. When she can't...read more
Hoping to build trust with the Divine locals, Joanna and the Second Chance residents host an open house to get to know the townsfolk better. The event is a huge success…until a dead body is found near the farm. Read this feel good fiction Christian mystery and...read more
To solve her father's murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed façade. . .After Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to...read more
“Killed by a Candy Cane”That's the scariest headline ever written in the Pine Grove Gazette. But this holiday season, it's all too true...This killer has a sweet tooth. So the December air is crisp and a bit creepy this year. Red-faced children throw snowballs....read more
Together in one collection - the first three books in the Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Series.Arrivals and ArrestsFenella Woods has only met a few people during the twenty-four hours she's been in Douglas, the capital city of the Isle of Man. She's shocked when she...read more
Saucy makes his stage debut in the local community play while teenagers are running amok at the high school, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham is trying to decorate every tree in town and a new spice has hit the streets of Spicetown!Can the "city's finest" save Christmas?read more
Turning a hobby farm into a quaint country inn is a piece of cake compared to solving a murder.Ivy Galloway may not know an alpaca from a llama, but nothing’s going to stop her from pursuing her dream of opening a farm-themed inn in her hometown of Clover Grove. Not...read more
FBI agent Cookie James is enjoying her extended leave from the agency on Secret Seal Isle, managing her quaint inn and flirting with the oh-so sexy-handyman, Dylan Creed…until her sixty-year-old mother goes skinny dipping and is almost drowned by a corpse.A phone call...read more
Even quaint and cozy English villages have a dark side . . . Location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, Kate Sharp, is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss fails...read more
It wasn’t the life she pictured.And the view from her parent’s basement……looked like failure.Rylie hadn’t grown up wanting to be a park ranger (or move back home in disgrace) and she wasn’t sure what it involved, but she had to start somewhere. Rebuilding a life after...read more
Read for FREE on KINDLE UNLIMITED!The 1st CLEAN and FUN book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series!"Any reader of cozy mysteries will enjoy this book!"Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she...read more
Read for FREE on KINDLE UNLIMITED!The 15th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series!"Each book is great but this might be the best one so far!"After nearly a year of being engaged, the time has finally come for Julia and Barker's wedding, but like...read more
After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter...read more
It's a dream come true for historic preservationist Ashley Wilkes: her restored Victorian house is on the Olde Wilmington by Candlelight tour. But her dream quickly turns nightmarish when a docent is murdered in the library, and her friend, history professor Binkie...read more
Pebble Cove is home to more than just fishermen, Victorian houses, and coastal beauty. It also harbors long-running feuds and buried secrets.When a local man drops dead after drinking a matcha tea latte, Rosemary Woodmere suspects foul play. As a witness to the...read more
The Vicarage Christmas Party has gone horribly wrong. The mince pies have been finished off. And so has the village choirmaster. Senior sleuths Churchill and Pemberley are enjoying sherry and festive cheer at Compton Poppleford's big event of the season, but their fun...read more
The New York Times–bestselling cozy mystery series continues at a Virginia book-themed getaway where there are multiple murders to solve. With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again—managing Storyton...read more
The quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there's nothing cozy about murder . . .Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to...read more
The first book in the Rose Simpson mysteries.When Sir William and Lady Withers invite friends and family to a weekend house party at their country home, Ashgrove House, they are faced with the arrival of both invited and uninvited guests, the consequence of which is...read more
The heat is on for Erin Price, gluten-free baker. Erin moves to Eagle Falls, a place where everyone knows everyone else's business, taking over the store left to her by her aunt to start up a gluten-free bakery. The grand opening is marred by just one thing, the death...read more
Books 1-3 of The Mag and Clara Balefire MysteriesIncluding Murder Above the Fold, Murder on the Backswing, and Murder Below the Waterline. If you like cantankerous old witches, concealed covens, and unsolved murders, you'll love this humorous magical story full of...read more
Free recipes! A traumatic life event sends Georgie Tanner back to her hometown to start over at thirty-one-years-old and a certified hot mess. Gainesville, Pennsylvania is as American as apple pie, steeped in rich Revolutionary history, Amish settlements, ghost...read more
Funeral homes and dead bodies…Funeral parlors and corpses go together like salt and pepper. But what happens when one of the dearly departed doesn’t belong? Less than a day on the job as makeup artist to the dead, and Star discovers one of their accidental death...read more
It's Eat Pray Love meets murder mystery in Lise McClendon's deliciously cozy chronicles of sisterhood, international travel ... and a soupçon of danger.That's the delicious underpinning of this sprawling, exuberant, generous-spirited cozy mystery series with a yummy...read more
Seasoned Italian-American Alberta Scaglione can whip up a traditional dish for any occasion. But when an impromptu vacation turns deadly, can she sift out the deadly ingredient? When her granddaughter lands a reporting gig at the grand opening of the luxurious Icicle...read more
When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil...read more
AMAZON # 1 BESTSELLER IN HUMOR AND COZY MYSTERIES by Cindy Sample, Five-Time Finalist for the LEFTY Award for Best Humorous MysteryUnsure if she is looking for Mr. Right, or Mr. Every Other Saturday Night, divorced mother of two, Laurel McKay reluctantly joins THE...read more
December 1953Hugo Hawksworth is on the tail of rogue Cold War agents at a top-secret government facility, while back home at Selchester Castle they’re awaiting the arrival of the new Earl—an American, the long-lost son of the murdered Lord Selchester.The town of...read more
The Charleston streets are dressed for the holidays in sophisticated Southern style: topiaries adorned with red ribbons, garland entwined with white lights, and poinsettias potted in gold planters. The high class bordello in a stately historic home is certainly no...read more
Ever notice that the best dishes…Are made by one smart cookie?Deli owner, Moira Darling didn’t get as far as she did by going with the flow. The smart and sassy amateur sleuth runs a successful shop and will do whatever it takes to protect it.Her world is turned...read more
From a USA Today Best Selling AuthorThe story is not your typical murder mystery. The sleuth is not a detective, private eye, or lawyer. He's an ordinary guy with an extraordinary dog.Jacob Martin is trying to make the best of a divorce and mid-life crisis when he...read more
When her sleepwalking aunt is accused of committing murder, Poppy McAllister finds out there's no rest for the weary . . . Between trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House...read more
WHO PUT THE HOMICIDE IN THE HOLIDAYS? NOT KIKI...BUT SHE BETTER TRACK DOWN THE PERSON WHO KILLED ONE OF HER CUSTOMERS OR SHE'LL BE HANGING STOCKINGS BY HERSELF AT THE STORE!Kiki is eight months pregnant and trying to cram as much ho-ho-ho into the holidays as...read more
It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever—in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but...read more