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Cozy Mystery

These mysteries tend to be lighthearted. Although murder may occur, it is never presented in grim detail. Crimes are typically solved by amateur detectives rather than professionals. Crimes typically occur in small towns where everyone knows everyone else.  These mysteries rarely include sex, profanity, or violence.

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Jesse Q. Sutanto

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup

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Aunties Series, Book 2

Four Aunties and a Wedding

Jesse Q. Sutanto

Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can't wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wan

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Murder at Archly Manor Sara Rosett Cover
High Society Lady Detective Series, Book 1

Murder at Archly Manor

Sara Rosett

"London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she's penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job--looking into the background of her cousin's fiancé, Alfred. Alfred bur

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Peridale Cafe Series, Book 1

Pancakes and Corpses

Agatha Frost

Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it

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Farmer's Market Series, Book 1

Farm Fresh Murder

Paige Shelton

When her stall at Bailey's Farmers' Market turns into a crime scene, Becca Robins must help her old friend Abner Justen clear his name in the murder of a peach vendor and soon discovers that the farmers' market is a hotbed of secrets a

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Marlow Murder Club Series, Book 1

The Marlow Murder Club

Robert Thorogood

A delightfully clever new mystery from creator of BBC One's hilarious murder mystery series Death in Paradise Meet Judith: a seventy-seven-year-old whiskey drinking, crossword puzzle author living her best life in a dilapidated mansion on the ou

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Black Cat Bookshop Series, Book 1

Double Booked for Death

Ali Brandon

Darla Pettistone left Texas for New York after unexpectedly inheriting her Great-Aunt Dee’s Brooklyn bookstore. She didn’t know that the store’s mascot—Hamlet, an oversize black cat with a personality to match—was also part of the deal. And

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Countess of Harleigh Series, Book 1

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder

Dianne Freeman

In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures - and scandalous pitfalls - of a London social season. Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a w

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Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse Harper Lin Cover
Cape Bay Cafe Series, Book 1

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

Harper Lin

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia's Italian Cafe. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor's dead body. W

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Ice Cream Parlor Series, Book 1

A Deadly Inside Scoop

Abby Collette

This book kicks off a charming cozy mystery series set in an ice cream shop—with a fabulous cast of quirky characters. Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going

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Hamish Macbeth Series, Book 1

Death of a Gossip

M.C. Beaton

When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling the feathers - or should that be fins? - of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Ma

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Flavia de Luce Series, Book 1

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Alan Bradley

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrel

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Wishcraft Series, Book 1

It Takes a Witch

Heather Blake

Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They’ve come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but soon find themselves knee-deep

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Murder With Peacocks Donna Andrews Cover
Meg Langslow Series, Book 2

Murder With Peacocks

Donna Andrews

Three Weddings...And a Murder So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One

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Cat in the Stacks Series, Book 1

Murder Past Due

Miranda James

A famous author returns to his hometown and is murdered. It's up to Charlie Harris, the town's librarian, and his cat Diesel, to find the killer before the wrong person is arrested for the crime. The trouble is, every last one of Charlie�

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Thursday Murder Club Series, Book 1

The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case

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Cupcake Bakery Series, Book 1

Sprinkle with Murder

Jenn McKinlay

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. But their first big client is a nightmare. She's a bridezilla who wants 500 custom cupcakes for her wedding. When Mel stum

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Secret, Book, & Scone Society Series, Book 1

The Secret, Book & Scone Society

Ellery Adams

A quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book… Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-sta

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Tita Rosie's Kitchen Series, Book 1

Arsenic and Adobo

Mia P. Manansala

A RUSA Award-winning novel! The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer.... When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be follow

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Hannah Swensen Series, Book 1

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Hannah already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSalle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdere

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Port Danby Series, Book 4

Roses and Revenge

London Lovett

When the Georgio's Perfume crew, including her ex-fiancé Jacob, show up in Port Danby for a photo shoot, Lacey is taken by surprise. But their unexpected arrival is nothing compared to the shock of what happens next. With Valentine's Day j

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Hamish Macbeth Series, Book 35

Death of a Traitor

M. C. Beaton

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth—Scotland's most quick witted but unambitious policeman—is back to investigate the disappearance of a local woman who is more than she seems, in this new mystery in M.C. Beaton's beloved, New York Times bestsellin

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Of Manners and Murder Anastasia Hastings Cover
Dear Miss Hermione Series, Book 1

Of Manners and Murder

Anastasia Hastings

Of Manners and Murder is the first in the delightful new Dear Miss Hermione mystery series from Anastasia Hastings. 1885: London, England. When Violet's Aunt Adelia decides to abscond with her newest paramour, she leaves behind her role as the m

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Aunties Series, Book 1

Dial A for Aunties

Jesse Q. Sutanto

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! When Meddelin Chan en

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Still Life Louise Penny Cover
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 1

Still Life

Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of

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Magical Bakery Series, Book 1

Brownies and Broomsticks

Bailey Cates

Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While wo

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