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.

A Field Guide to Homicide
In A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon, Cat Latimer and her writer’s retreat group go on a hiking trip—but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path. Cat’s sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains—for the benefit of the writing group Cat’s hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify...
In A Catered New Year’s Eve by Isis Crawford, sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons are reunited with a distant relative who wants them to cater a New Year’s Eve event—and help find a guilty party when a guest drops dead. It’s been years since Bernie and Libby’s parents became estranged from Ada Sinclair’s side of the family—though the reasons for...
A Twisted Circle of Love Ends with Murder in Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
In Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder, food blogger Hope Early finds one item not on her scavenger hunt list—a dead husband. Between developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine, Hope has a full plate. Still, she’s never too busy to compete in a Jefferson, Connecticut, tradition—the town’s annual scavenger...
In Apple Cider Slaying  by Julie Anne Lindsey, apples are at the core of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year’s crop is unseasonably ripe with murder. Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny’s beloved twenty-five-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it,...

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