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 Pies Before Guys by Kristen Weiss, a crime-solving club digs into a piping hot new case! A poetry slam at a bakery? Why not! Even though Pie Town proprietor Val Harris would rather be spending time with her newfound half brother, she knows her employee Abril is beyond excited to be hosting the event, especially since it stars...
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...

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