New Cozy Mysteries
Check out all the new cozy mysteries we’ve added since July!
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A Death Long Overdue
Lighthouse Library #7
Organizing a library artifact exhibit for her college class’s 40th reunion, Lucy and her friends discover the body of an unpopular director and are challenged to identify a killer among a long list of suspects.
A Deception at Thornecrest
Amory Ames #7
Anticipating the imminent arrival of her baby, Amory Ames is confronted by a woman also claiming to be Milo’s wife, before a second visitor upends the village’s Springtide Festival with secret identities, whirlwind romances and murder.
The Falcon Always Wings Twice
Volunteering at her grandmother’s craft-center Renaissance Faire, Meg is challenged to prove the innocence of her grandfather when he is wrongly accused of murdering a fairgrounds performer who was suspected of mistreating a rare falcon.
For Whom the Book Tolls
Antique Bookshop #1
Laura Gail Black
Accepting shelter and a job from her uncle in the wake of unsavory events in her Charlotte hometown, Jenna finds her uncle murdered in his antique bookstore and teams up with new friends to clear her name of suspicion.
The Gift of the Magpie
When the magpie, who has been bringing her bits of tinsel and costume jewelry, arrives with a gift that may be the clue to solving a crime, Meg finds her hopes for a relatively peaceful holiday season dashed.
Gone With the Whisker
When the grand finale of the Fourth of July fireworks show leads to the discovery of a dead body, one of the bookmobile’s most loyal customers, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, must sniff out the clues to catch the scent of a killer.
Melanie Travis #26
When a tenured colleague is accused of poisoning her famous marshmallow puffs to murder an elderly neighbor, Melanie Travis finds her investigation challenged by the boisterous Halloween festivities at Howard Academy.
The Key Lime Crime
When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef’s murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied, and wonders if she can survive, now that the murderer is looking to take a slice out of her next.
The Last Mrs. Summers
Helping her friend inspect a recently inherited but uninhabitable Cornwall property, Georgie investigates a bossy host’s suspicions that her husband murdered his first wife, allegations that are complicated by a creepy housekeeper and a long-ago tragedy.
Lavender Blue Murder
Attending a traditional English bird hunt, tea-maven Theodosia Browning and her sommelier, Drayton Conneley, stumble on the wounded body of their host before suspicious accidents prompt the organization of a seance to expose the culprit.
Lineage Most Lethal
Ancestry Detective #2
S. C. Perkins
Lucy Lancaster investigates a bizarre death and the origins of a mysterious pen that she traces back to her grandfather and a circle of World War II spies.
Matchmaking Can Be Murder
When her niece Edith’s former fiance, a cruel and greedy man, is found dead in Edith’s greenhouse, quiltmaker Millie Fisher must piece together the clues to keep Edith out of prison and protect her own reputation.
Murder at Kingscote
Covering Newport’s first automobile parade, Messenger editor-in-chief Emma Cross investigates a pair of accidents that implicate her inebriated son in the demise of a disreputable butler, an inheritance dispute and revelations about a child inmate at an insane asylum.
Murder is in the Air
Kate Shackleton #12
Invited by 1930 North Yorkshire’s brewery queen to accompany public engagements that are then upended by the murder of a drayman, Kate Shackleton investigates two suspects, including a disreputable horse dealer and her hostess’s conservative-minded father.
Murder Makes Scents
Nantucket Candle Maker #2
Returning home from perfume industry conference in Paris where they witnessed a murder, Stella and her mom, Millie, soon discover that danger has followed them back across the ocean when Stella’s candle store is broken into and Millie is attacked.
Andy Carpenter investigates the story of a stray yellow lab whose owner is risking his safety to reunite with the dog after faking his death weeks earlier.
Of Mutts and Men
Chet the dog and his private investigator partner, Bernie Little, must investigate after they show up for a meeting with a hydrologist but discover him murdered in the latest addition to the series following Heart of Barkness.
Remembering the Dead
Elizabeth J. Duncan
Organizing a formal dinner honoring the end of World War I, artist and spa owner Penny Brannigan is horrified when a precious Welsh literary artifact goes missing at the same time a waiter is found murdered.
A Royal Affair
A sequel to The Right Sort of Man finds Iris and Gwendolyn of The Right Sort of Marriage Bureau investigating the past of a dashing Greek prince who has captured the heart of the Princess Elizabeth.
Something Read, Something Dead
Bride-to-be Josie O’Malley’s wedding is destroyed when her overbearing grandmother imposes her own plans and Josie’s cousin, Mirabelle, suddenly dies after eating a gluten-free bridal-shower treat Josie made specifically for her.
Tea & Treachery
Tea by the Sea #1
When real estate developer Jack Ford–who was trying to drive her and her grandmother, Rose, out of business–is found dead on Rose’s property, Lily, the owner of a traditional English tearoom, discovers that Ford was brewing trouble all over town as she tries to clear Rose’s name.
Without a Brew
Sloan Krause #4
Crafting regional beers for the winter season’s annual IceFest, Nitro brewer and amateur sleuth Sloan Krause rents rooms to unexpected visitors, including a sanctuary-seeking guest who goes missing after a physical altercation.