A good cozy murder mystery is like comfort food for your mind and soul. Yes, the plot will involve a murder, but it will happen off-stage, with no gory details. These are not mysteries that will have you checking the locks and jumping at every sound. Cozy mysteries feature normal, everyday heroines who just happen to stumble across mysteries while they are running their bed-and-breakfast inns, learning to knit, or rescuing lost pets.
Some of the most popular cozy mysteries center around cooking in one way or another—the main character might be a caterer, a bakery-owner, or just someone who likes to cook. While you are reading and trying to figure out who-done-it, you will also be reading about whatever the main character happens to be cooking or baking while solving the mystery. With titles like The Raspberry Danish Murder and Dying For Chocolate, what else would you expect? The very best of these culinary cozy mysteries include recipes, so you can whip up the featured foods in your kitchen when you’re done reading.
If it sounds tempting, you can follow the links below to some delicious cozy mystery series, available in print and in digital format through either the Libby app or the Hoopla app. You can also look for these and other cozy mysteries in our library catalog, place a hold, and then pick them up in our branches or using our Curbside Pickup Service. For more information about placing holds, call 330-744-8636.
Available with the Libby app:
Tea Shop Mystery Series by Laura Childs
Magical Bakery Mystery Series by Bailey Cates
Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson
Hannah Swensen Mystery Series by Joanne Fluke
Maine Clambake Mystery Series by Barbara Ross
Domestic Diva Mystery Series by Krista Davis
Available with the Hoopla app:
Amish Candy Shop Mysteries by Amanda Flower
Daisy’s Tea Garden Mysteries by Karen Rose Smith
Candy-Coated Mysteries by Nancy Coco
Mystery with Recipes Series by Isis Crawford
Pie Town Mystery Series by Kirsten Weiss