Celebrate Mystery Month at the Library


Cozy Mystery– /’kōzē ‘mist(ə)rē/ (noun)

Cozy mysteries are considered “gentle” books… no graphic violence, no profanity, and no explicit sex. Most often, the crime takes place “off stage” and death is usually very quick. Prolonged torture is not a staple in cozy mysteries! The victim is usually a character who had terrible vices or who treated others very badly. Dare I say…. the victim “deserved to die?” And, there are usually connections between the victims (if indeed there are multiple victims… which usually, in a cozy mystery, there are!), even though the reader is not aware of the obvious connections until the amateur sleuth solves the crimes.

from Cozy-Mystery.com

Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum series

Alexander McCall Smith

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series

Elizabeth Peters

Vicky Bliss series, Amelia Peabody series

Joanne Fluke

Hannah Swensen series

Diane Mott Davidson

Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries

Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who ***** series

Donna Andrews

Meg Langslow series

Dorothy Gilman

Mrs. Pollifax series

Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce Mystery series

M.C . Beaton

Hamish Macbeth series

Agatha Christie

Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot

Ellis Peters

Brother Cadfael series

Cleo Coyle

Coffeehouse Mystery series

Laura Childs

Tea Shop Mystery series, Scrapbooking Mystery series, Cackleberry Club Mystery series

Nancy Atherton

Aunt Dimity series

Susan Wittig Albert

The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series, China Bayles series

Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series

Earlene Fowler

Benni Harper series

Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next series

Lisa Lutz

Izzy Spellman Mystery series