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 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,...
A Killer Crashes the Party in Winnie Archer’s Flour in the Attic
In Flour in the Attic by Winnie Archer, Ivy Culpepper keeps the ovens hot at Yeast of Eden, a Northern California bakery that specializes in traditional breads. This rustic Italian bread is the perfect companion for olive oil and vinegar, spaghetti, or even cheese—in fact, this easy-to-make, crusty bread would be the perfect partner for any dish!  Save Recipe Print...
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...

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