Cozy Mystery Books

Small towns and villages are often the place of choice for crimes committed in cozy mystery fiction books.

Readers are exposed to a place where everyone knows everyone, and there is usually less profane activities and less depiction of sex.

Cozy is for those that enjoy mysteries in which the culprits are as ordinary as our next-door friends and community.

Some Examples of Cozy Mystery Fiction Books

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

Retired PR firm leader Agatha Raisin settles in a quiet village of Carsely. Her appetite to leads her in trouble when she attempts to cheat her way to win a local baking contest.

The judge lands dead from poisoning, and she has no choice but to reveal her cheating, exposing herself to countless threats. Agatha is determined to clear her name and also find something to clear her boredom post-retirement.       

The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton        

Seeking adventure and inspired by the mystery, awe, and fascination from her relationship with books, Delaney Nichols takes up a new job at The Cracked Spine.

The shop, owned by wealthy Edwin MacAlister specializes in rare books and manuscripts, much to the delight of Delaney.

She also falls in love with her newfound friends at The Cracked Spine

However, before she really settles, her boss’s sister Jenny, is murdered.

The murder took place after Jenny was handed a fantastically rare and valuable Shakespeare First Folio by Edwin MacAlister.

Out of curiosity, she begins a dangerous investigation into the motive behind the murder. Therefore, she sets out to connect dots between the Shakespeare First Folio and the murder.

Moreover, Edwin MacAlister did not mention the Folio to the police.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Lila is on a journey to recover from a nasty break up.

She soon becomes the police’s main suspect when her ex-boyfriend dies after a confrontation with her.

Left with no choice she begins her own detective work to find out answers.