There’s a Book for That: Cozy Mysteries

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Here we are, mid-December and it’s the perfect time to pick up a cozy mystery for yourself or someone on your list. Sleuth in comfort with a hot drink and a favorite blanket as you escape into a delightful array of settings and intriguing characters. Some are first in a series, some holiday-themed, and all are written to charm!

TWO PARTS SUGAR, ONE PART MURDER: A DELICIOUS AND CHARMING COZY MYSTERY by Valerie Burns

In a brand-new culinary cozy series with a fresh edge and a delightful small-town setting, the acclaimed author introduces Maddy Montgomery, a social media expert who’s #StartingOver in small town Michigan after inheriting her great-aunt’s bakery…and a 200-pound English Mastiff named Baby.

 

A Murder at Balmoral by Chris McGeorgeA MURDER AT BALMORAL by Chris McGeorge

The Crown meets Clue in this delightful locked-room mystery, sure to charm Agatha Christie fans and keep readers guessing to the end.The royal family has gathered at their Scottish retreat, Balmoral Castle, for a traditional Christmas. As a blizzard gathers outside and a delicious dinner is prepared, the family circles up for a holiday toast. King Eric has something momentous to say—in fact, he is about to name his successor. But as he raises a glass of his favorite whiskey, he drops dead.

 

STEEPED IN SECRETS: A MAGICAL MYSTERY by Lauren Elliott

From the author of the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries comes the first in a new series featuring an intuitive gemologist and owner of a New Age tea and crystals shop in beautiful coastal California’s Monterey Peninsula.

 

 

Feel the Bern by Andrew ShafferFEEL THE BERN: A BERNIE SANDERS MYSTERY by Andrew Shaffer

Who knew fighting for a living wage could be so deadly? Bernie Sanders and his Gen Z intern are drawn into a murder investigation in a small Vermont town in this hilarious spin on cozy mysteries from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery. This (totally fictional!) mystery also features recipes from Eagle Creek’s Vermont Country Shed, including Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese, “Feel the Bern!” Maple Sriracha Hot Sauce, and more!

 

A MURDER YULE REGRET by Winnie Archer

Freelance photographer and Yeast of Eden bakery assistant Ivy Culpepper has just scored the job of a lifetime shooting the Dickensian dress-up X-mas party thrown by It Girl film actress Eliza Fox…until an unwanted guest appears.

 

A Christmas Deliverance by Anne PerryA CHRISTMAS DELIVERANCE: A NOVEL by Anne Perry

A courageous doctor and his apprentice fight to save London’s poor—and discover that the hearts of men can be colder than a winter chill—in this gripping holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.

 

 

It Came upon a Midnight Shear by Allie PleiterIT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT SHEAR by Allie Pleiter

This brand-new knitting mystery series features yarn shop owner Libby Beckett and her English bulldog, Hank: The holiday season looks merry and bright at Y.A.R.N. The store is expanding for a holiday boom, and she’s gathered Collinstown’s businesses to decorate a community Christmas tree. Dashing “Gallant Herdsman” Vincenzo Marani arrives to showcase the rare vicuña, whose coat produces the world’s most luxurious yarn. It’s a perfect yuletide—until Libby’s ex-husband, Sterling, turns up in town…and then turns up dead.

 

MRS. CLAUS AND THE EVIL ELVES by Liz Ireland

Jessica Fletcher meets Tim Burton in this creative and witty cozy mystery series from Liz Ireland, filled with unconventional characters, year-round Christmas cheer, and a unique heroine who’s married to the real-life Santa Claus!

For more information on these and more cozies visit Cozy Mysteries

Penguin Random House

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Her fiction writing has received the Author / Ambassador at Library Journal Self-e Authors, Winner Queen of the West Reader Favorite Award, Amazon Bestseller - Historical, Double finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Mystery and Humorous Categories. Writing humorous cozy mysteries and romantic comedy, Jocie can find humor in most everything, even when she shouldn't. She lives in the Midwest on Dust Bunny Farm with her family.