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.

From Alyssa Maxwell, author of A Sinister Service  A Sinister Service, A Lady & Lady’s Maid Mystery book 6, centers around the china industry of Staffordshire, England, in the early 1920s, but the inspiration for the story actually began some 70 years ago in Newport, Rhode Island.  Teatime, or Afternoon Tea, has been a tradition among ladies since the middle of the 19th century....
Angela M. Sanders Conjure an Alluring Mystery in Bait and Witch
In Angela M. Sanders’ Bait and Witch, librarian Josie Way moved to small-town Oregon to lay low. Instead, thanks to newfound magic abilities—and a killer on the loose—she’s leapt out of the frying pan and into a cauldron of trouble. Josie Way loved working among the Library of Congress’s leather-scented stacks—until she uncovered corruption and made herself a target....
Add Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke to Your Holiday Reading List
In Joanne Fluke’s Christmas Cupcake Murder, as December turns Lake Eden into the North Pole, the heat is on in Hannah Swensen’s kitchen to honor two Christmas promises: baking irresistible holiday cupcakes and preventing a person who attempted murder from succeeding the second time around! While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa’s...
Can You Crack The Case in Nancy Coco’s Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas
In Nancy Coco's eighth Candy-Coated Mystery, Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas, Christmas on Mackinac Island brings a flurry of festive activity for fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy—but also a body in a snowbank. All Allie wants for Christmas is for renovations to be finished on the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop so she can move back home...

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