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What Are Your Favorite Cozy Mysteries
Old 07-16-2022, 09:07 AM
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I am in need of a new series.

I have enjoyed:

Sue Grafton Alphabet Series

Diane Mott Davidson Goldy the Caterer Series

Bree Baker Seaside Cafe Mysteries

Can anyone recommend any other ones? tia


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Old 07-16-2022, 09:39 AM
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I had no idea there's a whole site just for cozies!
https://cozy-mystery.com/

Some of my fave series are:
Lillian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who****
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum

On my reading radar:
Vivien Chen's Noodle Shop Mysteries
Abby Collette's Ice Cream Parlor Mysteries
Olivia Blacke's Record Shop Mysteries
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Old 07-16-2022, 09:44 AM
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Julie Hyzz writes a couple of different series.

Denise Swanson has written two series about a school psychologist. They are about the same people. I think she stopped writing about her, but returned to it.

JoAnn Fluke - set in Minnesota. The main character is a baker.

Another mystery book website.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/

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Old 07-16-2022, 09:50 AM
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I have only read one series, but I enjoyed it.

Secret, Book, and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

ETA And I just discovered there is a 5th book that I haven't read.
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Old 07-16-2022, 10:21 AM
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I like cozy mysteries by Maddie Day. She has a bunch of them set in a diner in Indiana, and a few others set in Cape Cod.


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Old 07-16-2022, 10:46 AM
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This is my genre, love a cozy mystery.

Here are a couple of my favorites:
-Kate Carlisle's Bibliophile mystery series
-Bailey Cates' Magical Bakery mystery series
-Ellery Adams' Secret, Book, and Scone Society series
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Old 07-16-2022, 10:57 AM
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Thanks janetL for starting this. I needed some new inspiration.

Thanks bookgeek. I just emailed myself the cozy mystery website. That's a huge list!
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Old 07-16-2022, 11:24 AM
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I enjoy: Martha Grimes... Richard Jury series
Nancy Atherton... Aunt Dimity series
Alexander McCall Smith ...No. 1 Ladies' Detective series
J.A. Jance has 3 ? 4? series going. I like the J.P. Beaumont and Sheriff Brady ones.
She excells at portraying strong female characters

Rhys Bowen has a couple of series that are very popular.
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Old 07-16-2022, 11:29 AM
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Aunt Bessie (Isle of Mann) series. Lovely British setting and characters I came to love. There are 26 in the series A-Z. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
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Old 07-16-2022, 12:33 PM
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Anne George, southern older ladies who live in Alabama solve mysteries. Very funny. Unfortunately, the author died so no more from her. https://cozy-mystery.com/Anne-George.html

Joan Hess, The Magoddy mysteries, young police officer, female, lives in a tiny town in Arkansas, snoopy mother and her mother's best friend lives there, too and get into trouble. Absolutely hilarious.
Also writes the Claire Malloy series, still in Arkansas, pretty good series. Funny https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/joan-hess/

Katherine Hall Page, minister's wife named "Faith", lots of the books set in Maine and small town Massachusetts. I like to read them and go see the places that are mentioned. I enjoyed them, not hilarious, but still funny in places, good reading and good mysteries.
http://www.katherine-hall-page.org/books.php


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Old 07-16-2022, 01:22 PM
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I got started with Cozy Mysteries with Joanne Flukes series! Loved them

I really liked Patti Benning Papa Pacelli’s Pizzeria Series. 48 books. Super short. Some cheesy, but I generally liked the series!


Rosie A Point has a couple series. Bite Sized Bakery Mysteries was a good as was Mission-Inn Possible

I could go on! I love cozy mysteries! My sister can’t stand them. If somebody doesn’t die a horrible death by page 3 she’s done! Me I like a little murder but not graphic!
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Old 07-16-2022, 02:25 PM
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I’ve read most of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries. I also like the Domestic Diva series by Krista Davis.
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Old 07-16-2022, 02:39 PM
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The 2 that I read are:
Bailey Cates Magical Bakery series—about group of (good) witches, one in particular, a hedge witch who solves murders
Elise Sax’s Matchmaker series—these are hilarious (and sexy!). She’s learning to be a matchmaker like her gramma—she’s somewhat of an accident-magnet.
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Old 07-16-2022, 03:46 PM
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Donna Andrews bird series are hilarious!!
The first is “Murder with Peacocks.” I’m re-listening to one now and it is just as fun the second time through!

I also love the Kurland St. Mary mysteries by Catherine Lloyd.
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Old 07-16-2022, 03:48 PM
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Oh my goodness, this is my type of thread! I loooove cozy mystery series. I see many of my old favorites on here. I, too, like Denise Swanson, Joann Fluke, Maddie Day, Bree Baker, and Diane Mott Davidson.
A few others:
*Leslie Meier: set in Maine, protagonist is a part-time newspaper writer in a small town.
*Carol Perry-Witch City mysteries; set in Salem, Massachusetts.
*Emily Brightwell---Mrs. Jeffries books; 19th century police office in London; his household staff helps him solve crimes in an "unofficial" capacity.

Thanks for sharing all the books!
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Old 07-16-2022, 04:00 PM
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I asked my friend who reads them. Here are some authors whose books she likes: Dorothy St. James, Jenn McKinlay, Eve Calder, Joanne Fluke, Ellie Alexander, Eva Gates and Daryl Wood Gerber.
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Old 07-16-2022, 05:06 PM
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I love Sue Grafton’s alphabet series but I don’t consider it a cozy mystery series. I think it’s grittier than the typical cozy series. I enjoy both gritty and cozy.
If you like Sue Grafton, try Marcia Muller and Sara Paretsky. They both write mystery series that remind me of Grafton. Locales are San Francisco and Chicago.
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Old 07-16-2022, 05:38 PM
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Busy making lists

Can I add:

Dorothy Martin series by Jeanne van Dam. Older American lady retired to England and solves mysteries.

Crewel World series by Monica Ferris - set in a needlework shop.

Booktown mysteries by Lorna Barrett - a mystery bookshop in a town full of bookshops.

Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs - she has a couple of other series as well.

China Bayles Herbal mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert.

I love cosies.
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Old 07-16-2022, 05:50 PM
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I just have to add I’ll never get anything done with this list!!
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Author- Hechtman, Betty
Website - http://bettyhechtman.com
Category
Crochet & Knitting & Weaving
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Old 07-16-2022, 07:55 PM
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I don't think anyone has mentioned M.C. Beaton yet. She wrote quite a few series of cozy mysteries, including the Agatha Raisin one.

I know she had a few pseudonyms, but the only ones I recall are M.C. Beaton and Marion Chesney. She was a very, very prolific writer. (Also wrote quite a lot of Regency romances, some of which were mysteries.)
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Old 07-17-2022, 11:11 AM
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Thank you, everyone! This is a great list!
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