Start a New Series: Cozy Mysteries

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:

Pancakes and Corpses A Curious Beginning Death by Cashmire
Maisie Dobbs Secondhand Spirits The Birthday Mystery
Brownies and Broomsticks Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Real Murders
Sprinkle with Murder A Potion to Die For Her Royal Spyness
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Glazed Murder