Cozy Mystery Books That Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat (But Not Too Scared!)
20 Enthralling Cozy Mystery Books to Snuggle Up with This Weekend
20 Cozy Mystery Books for a Weekend of Relaxation
Are you a fashion lover who adores the thrill of a good mystery novel? Do you crave that heart-pounding suspense, but prefer to stay away from the dark and violent scenarios that often come with it? Well, my stylish friends, I have the perfect genre for you: cozy mysteries. Picture this: a light-hearted, gentle crime fiction experience that will have you saying “I just can’t put this down” without making you straight-up terrified.
Now, sit back, relax, and let me introduce you to the very best cozy mystery books of 2023. With the help of countless ratings and reviews from Goodreads, we’ve curated a list that will keep you entertained and intrigued. Trust me, these books are must-reads for any fashion-forward mystery lover.
- Richard Osman – The Last Devil to Die
Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club series is like a cozy mystery hug for your soul. In The Last Devil to Die, the fourth installment of this delightful series, we join the members of the Thursday Murder Club (Elizabeth, Joyca, Ibrahim, and Ron) as they stumble upon shocking news. An old friend has been mysteriously killed, and a valuable package he was protecting has gone missing. As the club delves into the world of antiquing, they realize that the tricks of the trade are as old as the antiques themselves. With a ticking clock and a dash of trust issues, will this lovable gang be able to crack the case before it’s too late? Shop now!
- Juneau Black – Shady Hollow
Welcome to Shady Hollow, a village where woodland creatures live in harmony, until a toad turns up dead. Enter reporter Vera Vixen, a local fox with a nose for trouble. When Vera discovers that the toad’s death might actually be a murder, she dives headfirst into the investigation. As secrets unravel and the idyllic town’s tranquility is shattered, Vera realizes that there’s more than one mystery to solve. With a touch of suspense and a picturesque woodland setting, Shady Hollow will have you flipping pages late into the night. Shop now!
- Mia P. Manansala – Murder and Mamon
Lila Macapagal’s godmothers are a force to be reckoned with. Celebrating the opening of their new business venture, a local laundromat, the festivities take a dark turn when tragedy strikes. Vandalism, a chilling message, and a body alongside it, this is not the glamorous opening they had envisioned. With unhelpful authorities, Lila takes matters into her own hands, determined to find justice and uncover the secrets her godmothers are hiding. Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions, mouthwatering Filipino food, and a dash of sleuthing in Murder and Mamon. Shop now!
- Leonie Swann – The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp
Sunset Hall, a home share for unruly elderly residents, seems like a charming place to spend your golden years. But behind the doors of this English countryside haven, there’s a dark secret. When a body is discovered next door, the eccentric members of Sunset Hall must band together to solve the murder and cover up their own little secret. Will these senior citizens pull off the ultimate sleight of hand and catch the killer? Find out in The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp. Shop now!
- Misha Popp – Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies
Daisy Ellery, a talented baker, has a secret side business delivering pastries to women wronged by abusive men. But when her killer dishes attract attention, Daisy’s peaceful life takes an unexpected turn. With a shadowy figure lurking around her mobile bakery van and a threatening letter demanding answers, Daisy embarks on a quest to uncover the truth. Can she outsmart the mastermind behind this twisted plot? One thing’s for sure, Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies is a recipe for mystery and intrigue. Shop now!
- Nita Prose – The Maid
Meet Molly Gray, a hotel maid with a knack for getting caught up in extraordinary circumstances. When she stumbles upon a dead body in one of the suites, Molly becomes the prime suspect. With her unusual demeanor and a police department ready to pin the crime on her, Molly must rely on her friends and her own investigative skills to clear her name. Will she uncover the real killer before it’s too late? The Maid is a quirky and fast-paced page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. Shop now!
These cozy mystery books are just a taste of what’s waiting for you in the world of fashion-forward crime fiction. So grab your detective hat and a cup of tea (or cocktail, because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good mystery with a side of glamour?), and get ready to dive into these captivating tales.
Have you read any cozy mysteries that you absolutely loved? Share your recommendations in the comments below! And remember, it’s all about fashionably solving crimes, darling.