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Cozies

Cozy mysteries include numerous themes such as culinary, herbal, cats, B&Bīs and more. Authors often write a series of stories in their particular topic.

A Bad Day's Work Review star
TV news phtographer Lilly Hawkins knows her job is on the line, so she does her best to scoop every other news agency around - unfortunately with disasterous results.

A Cup of Jo Review star
As Uncommon Grounds gourmet coffee shop owner Maggy Thorsen prepares for the grand opening at her new location, the body of her missing events planner shows up at the bottom of an inflated coffee cup when the advertising display accidently comes crashing down.

A Deadly Draught Review star
Hera Knightsbridge is accused of killing her next door neighbor and fellow brewmaster, and must join forces with her ex-boyfriend in order to clear her name.

A Job to Kill For Review star
Can this tireless mother of three, doting spouse of a plastic surgeon, and talented interior designer to the stars solve the mysterious death of her latest client before the LAPD hauls her to jail? Find out in this fresh new Lacy Field novel.

An Unthymely Death Review star
A wonderful collection of mystery stories, herbal lore, recipes, and crafts from the world of Pecan Springs and the China Bayles herbal mystery series.

Angel's Advocate Review star
Beaufort and Company find themselves in the midst of a haunting set of circumstances in this fabulous paranormal cozy mystery series by Mary Stanton.

Bedeviled Eggs Review star
As the Cackleberry Club gals are preparing for Halloween, Chuck Peebler is struck down as he is leaving the club. Who would want the lead mayoral candidate dead, and why?

Billionaire Blend Review star
A strategically placed car bomb threatens the lives of Clare and her baristas at the Village Blend. But who was the real target? Clare sets out to find the truth with surprising results.

Blackwork, A Needlecraft Mystery, Review star
When the owner of a popular microbrewery is accused of killing the town drunk who accused her of being a witch, local sleuth and owner of the Crewel World needlework shop is soon on the case in this Halloween-themed cozy mystery.

Bleeding Hearts Review star
When the Pecan Springs high school principal asks China to look into anonymous and shocking accusations regarding the conduct of the schools' beloved football coach, China uncovers far more than she anticipated and closer to home than she ever expected.

Boston Scream Pie Review star
A serious and surprisingly humorous look at how the horrific dreams of a teenager are unexpectedly tied to a newly formed dysfunctional family.

Braking Points Review star
When Kate Reilly and a visiting NASCAR hero get tangled up during an important race, Kate is vilified for her role in the wreck. When death threats lead to bodies of those close to her, Kate decides to do her own investigating before she ends up in the morgue.

Bundle of Trouble Review star
How does having a baby and solving a murder lead to a possible new career? Kate Connolly searches for the answer in this debut Maternal Instincts mystery.

Cat's Claw Review star
When a prominent citizen of Pecan Springs is arrested and the local computer repair shop owner seems to have committed suicide, Police Chief Sheila Dawson has her hands full when she finds out the two cases may be related.

Dead Man's Switch Review star
When novice racer Kate Reilly arrived at the track looking for a permanent ride, little did she know it would be over a dead body and she would be at the top of the suspect list.

Death Goes Postal Review star
New book store owners Dan and Rivka Sherman find themselves immersed in an unexpected mystery with ties to the previous owners, one that puts their lives in grave danger.

Death in the 12th House Review star
Someone is killing off aging rockers beloved by their longtime fans. Astrologist/Detective David Lowell is hired by the daughter of the latest victim to find the killer.

Decked with Folly Review star
The staff of Pennyfoot Hotel is busy decorating for the upcoming Christmas holiday until a former employee lands facedown in the duck pound.

Defending Angels Review star
A charming and quirky cast of characters will thoroughly entertain cozy mystery lovers in this haunting debut novel from the Beaufort and Company paranormal series.

Delicious and Suspicious star
A popular Memphis BBQ restaurant was on the short-list for its own show on the prominent Cooking Channel until someone killed the food show's scout before she could write a bad review. Now, owner Lulu Taylor must find the murderer in order to clear her name.

Dial Emmy for Murder star
As soap star Alexis Peterson begins to present an award at the Daytime Emmys, her missing co-presenter suddenly makes an appearance. The next thing Alexis knows, she is investigating yet another murder with the handsome detective Frank Jakes planted firmly by her side.

Did Not Survive Review star
After her boss was seemingly mauled to death in an elephant enclosure, zookeeper Iris Oakley seeks to find out who committed murder, and why they are now after her!

Dixie Divas Review star
First cousins Trinket Truevine and Bitty Hollandale are in a bit of a mess when the body of Bitty's ex-husband ends up in her hall closet. Can the Dixie Divas find out why his body keeps showing up in odd places before the local police throw away the key to Bitty's jail cell?

Drop Dead Divas star
The bawdy Dixie Divas are back and in fine spirits until they get too deeply involved in a murder investigation that hits a little too close to home.

Endangered Review star
When zoo keeper Iris Oakley is called out to a remote Washington State farm after a drug bust, little does she know the danger she puts her family and friends in after the rescue of exotic animals.

Espresso Shot Review star
What would you do if your ex-husband's bride-to-be suddenly became a target for a crazed killer? If you are Clare Cosi, you make sure the wedding goes as scheduled.

Fiber & Brimstone Review star
Memory Mine owner Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava are working on a giant monster puppet for a Halloween parade in New Orleans when a friend of theirs is accused of murder. Carmela and Ava are convinced their friend has been framed and set out to prove he is innocent.

Going to the Bad Review star
Lilly Hawkins was running the assignment desk at KJAY TV when she was surprised to hear an ambulance and backup called to her home address. What follows is a harrowing investigation that may be her last.

Holiday Buzz Review star
In the midst of the Great New York Cookie Swap, Clare Cosi feels compelled to find out who is killing off assistant bakers.

Holiday Grind Review star
When Santa fails to show at the latte tasting party he inspired, Clare Cosi heads out into a snowstorm only to find him gunned down in a nearby alley. Who killed Santa, and why was he on someone's naughty list?

Holly Blues Review star
While China Bayles prepares for Christmas and continues to get used to the addition of her niece to the family, an ill wind blows Brian's mom into the mix. China and Mike reluctantly get involved when danger and bodies hit too close to home.

Hot Grudge Sunday star
Paco and Molly are on their honeymoon. Unfortunately, when a series of accidents happen on their luxurious site-seeing trip, the loving couple are drawn into the mix.

Hot, Shot, and Bothered Review star
Lilly Hawkins, a TV news photographer out of Bakersfield, decides to follow a coroner's van up the mountain rather than head for safety from a raging forest fire, with shocking results.

Killer Crab Cakes Review star
Phyllis Newsom's relaxing getaway as house sitter at her cousins quaint bed-and-breakfast on the Texas Gulf Coast goes awry when a guest dies after eating the crab cakes, and not from indigestion!

Life Without Parole Review star
Kate Conway is producing two shows - one dealing with two inmates in for life and the other following the investors in a new restaurant. When one of the investors is accused of murder, Kate turns to the inmates for help in indentifying the killer.

Locks & Cream Cheese Review star
When retired Baltimore police detective Paco LeSoto is called to investigate a locked-room murder, he meets irascible Molly Mesta in this first book of the popular Paco and Molly mysteries.

Maid of Murder Review star
India Hayes summer is not starting out well. After all, she is a reluctant bride's maid for the sixth time, the bride's mother is demanding and demeaning, and the bride turns up dead. When India's brother is arrested for the crime, the college librarian and amateur sleuth goes into action.

Many Bloody Returns Review star
Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner gathered 13 diverse and entertaining stories written by a talented group of authors using the concept of vampires and birthdays.

Miss Julia to the Rescue Review star
Miss Julia found out Hazel Marie’s husband, Mr. Pickens, a private detective, has disappeared. She and her friend Etta Mae go on a road trip in an effort to bring him back.

Mixed Signals Review star
PI David Randall and his friend Camden were shocked to find Camden's friend Jared Hunter was brutally stabbed to death just before Christmas. The two work together to find the killer.

Motherhood is Murder Review star
When Kate Connolly and her husband join the new-mommy club Roo and You on their dinner cruise on the San Francisco Bay, an unexpected development becomes her next gig as a private investigator.

Mourning Gloria Review star
China Bayles finds herself in the midst of a busy weekend when Mike and Brian are out of town, including finding a body and searching for a missing reporter.

Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings star
Just as Inspector Witherspoon's staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe, a murder lands in the Inspector's lap. Fans of Mrs. Jeffries will love this Victorian Yuletide mystery.

Murder by Mocha Review star
When the Village Blend's beans are used in a new java love potion expected to earn millions of dollars, and someone is willing to kill for the secret formula, Clare Cosi goes into action to prevent further deaths.

Murder in the 11th House Review star
Hired by his defense attorney daughter, astrologer-detective David Lowell must find out who is framing his daughter's loud-mouth-bartender client, and why his own life is now in danger.

Murder in the Abstract star
When the body of an up-and-coming new artist falls from Dani's 5th floor office window at the Devor Museum during his gala debut, the museum's chief fund-raiser finds herself at the top of the suspect list.

Nightshade Review star
China Bayles and her husband Mike McQuade search for a dangerous killer in this final book of an exciting trilogy regarding the death of China's father.

Now You See It Review star
PI David Randall takes time away from searching for a missing diamond bracelet to search for a valuable box tied to Houdini. Unfortunately, he finds a body and much more among the magicians hoping to make it big.

On What Grounds Review star
When Clare Cosi returns as manager of The Village Blend after a ten-year absence, she finds her assistant manager unconscious at the bottom of the basement stairs surrounded by coffee grounds. The police say it was an accident, but Clare is not convinced.

Piercing the Veil Review star
In this paranormal suspense, court reporter and law student Anne Marshall finds herself with an unexpected sidekick as she attempts to prove the defendent in a high profile divorce case is hiding assets in an offshore account.

Plum Deadly - Book Review star
Unjustly accused of stealing money from an important client, New York banking executive Maggie Grady returned to North Carolina to help her Aunt Clara with her Pie in the Sky bakery and café, while she also attempts to clear her tarnished name.

Postcards from the Dead Review star
As scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrend waited her turn to be interviewed by news reporter Kimber Breeze, she was shocked to suddenly find Kimber hanging from the balcony with a rope around her neck.

Roast Mortem Review star
When a number of New York neighborhood coffee houses are torched, investigators do not believe the fires are related. Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend, believes otherwise and begins her own investigation.

Scones & Bones Review star
A search for a missing treasure connected with the infamous pirate Blackbeard leads Theodosia on a quest to stop yet another murder while finding a possible new love interest.

Spanish Dagger Book Review star
China Bayles has her hands full with a papermaking workshop, newly found brother who wants to reopen the investigation into their fathers' death, and a body discovered amid yucca plants near the railroad track.

Stake & Eggs Review star
The Cackleberry Club owners go into action when a much disliked banker is killed on their property. They have no shortage of possible suspects to check out.

Sweet Tea Revenge Review star
The groom is dead, the bride is devastated and angry, and there is a murderer loose in Charleston. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning helps Detective Tidwell sort out the numerous suspects, whether he wants her to or not.

The Bad Always Die Twice Review star
1950's actor Rex March died in a fiery plane crash in the California desert. Six month's later his body shows up in the bed of his former lover, and police accuse her of killing him just a few hours before he was found.

The Chocolate Cupid Killings star
When chocolate shop manager Lee Woodyard finds her Aunt Nettie standing over the body of a dead detective with the murder weapon in her hand, Lee takes action. Soon the women find even their own husbands are keeping secrets in this delicious whodunit.

The Double Cross Review star
Nell and the rest of the Someday Quilts group wonder what they got themselves into when their quilting retreat host ends up dead, and one of their own is the chief suspect.

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure Review star
Penelope had a difficult evening when she hosted her first best-selling author as the new co-manager of a small town bookstore. Not only did she have to deal with his obnoxious entourage, but during his speech the author died after drinking out of a water bottle she had handed him.

The Ghost and the Femme Fatale Review star
The grand opening of a renovated old movie house provided the perfect opportunity for the community of Quindicott to hold a noir film festival until a couple of suspicious accidents take their deadly toll.

The Llama of Death Review star
Zoo keeper Teddy Bentley must investigate the murder of a local reverend during the Renaissance Faire when her mother is accused of the deed by an incompetent deputy.

The Teaberry Strangler Review star
When Theodosia's best friend is murdered before her eyes, the grieving tea shop owner vows to stay out of the investigation. However, circumstances soon cause Theodosia to at least ask a few questions - at her own peril.

Tragic Magic Review star
As mystery sleuth and scrapbooker extraordinaire Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava arrive at Medusa Mansion to meet with a client to discuss converting the mansion into a haunted house, they are shocked when said client falls from a tower window in a burst of flames.

Wormwood Review star
China heads to a historic Shaker village with a friend for a little R and R, and soak up the history. Instead, she finds herself involved in yet another murder.

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