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.

Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
In the Maine Clambake Mystery series by Barbara Ross, Vee Snug serves a steady stream of baked goods to guests at the Snuggles Inn in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, each one more delicious than the last. These muffins are a particular favorite of Snowden Family Clambake owner and series protagonist Julia Snowden, because they feature one of her favorite fruits—raspberries! Save Recipe Print...
Wine and Punishment
In bestselling author Sarah Fox’s new mystery series, when protagonist Sadie Coleman is not working at the Inkwell—her literary-themed pub in the small town of Shady Creek, VT—she can often be found at the Village Bean coffee shop eating one of her favorite carrot muffins. Nettie Jo, the owner of Village Bean, was kind enough to share her secret recipe. ...

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