Cozy Mystery: Comedic murder mysteries that show you what happens when you put a quilter, a candy shop owner, a baker, a pet sitter or some other wholly inappropriate sleuth on the case to solve a crime. More precisely, cozies are lighthearted murder mysteries with plenty of humor, no graphic violence or sex, and an amateur sleuth (or sleuthing team) who lives in some sort of close-knit community and solves crimes while juggling a day job, a hobby, or other responsibilities.

In Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches, Daisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country is known for its elegant finger foods and afternoon tea—but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer. The mysterious story starts when restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, visits Daisy’s Tea Garden and takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea...
Mystery is Intertwined with Peggy Ehrhart’s Knit One, Die Two
In Peggy Ehrhart’s Knit One, Die Two, the latest installment of her Knit & Nibble Mystery series, the snooty theater scene in Arborville, New Jersey, is upstaged by a shocking murder. Someone thinks they’ve staged a perfect murder, but Pamela and her Knit and Nibblers are ready to pounce on the real killer . . . before it’s curtains for anyone else! Bake a...
In Lee Hollis’ Death of a Wedding Cake Baker, the latest installment of the Hayley Powell Mystery series, Liddy Crawford, best friend of food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, is getting married. The wedding is the talk of the town in Bar Harbor, Maine, including snide gossip about the age gap between the bride and her groom, local lawyer Sonny Lipton. But...
Krista Davis’The Diva Sweetens the PieAwakens the Appetite for Mystery
New York Times best-selling author Krista Davis delights readers with the latest installment in her enormously popular and charming Domestic Diva series. In The Diva Sweetens the Pie, an annual pie festival crumbles into chaos after a celebrity judge is murdered, leaving it up to entertaining maven and sometime-sleuth Sophie Winston to dole out justice. Enjoy this page-turner with a warm...

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