Cozy mysteries remain a popular sub-genre within mystery and suspense and die-hard fans know all about best books, who to follow and what to read next.
But if you are new to this category and are confused about what makes a mystery a “cozy”, here is a hint: Cozy mysteries are considered “gentle” books; no graphic violence, no profanity, and no explicit sex. Most often, the crime takes place “off stage” and death is usually very quick. Prolonged torture is not a staple in cozy mysteries.
Is that your cup of tea? If the answer is yes, here are a few titles, first in a series, to get you started: