Cozy mysteries take place in small towns or villages. The main character is usually an amateur sleuth that gets drawn into a murder mystery, and relies upon their connections to the community to solve it. Often times the stories feature antique shops, clothing boutiques, bakeries, coffee shops, and libraries as the main settings. Sometimes these mysteries have extra special content within the pages which can be cookie recipes, knitting patterns, and cocktail recipes. Since it is the Christmas Season, here are some Holiday-themed selections from our cozy mysteries collection.
Christmas Cozies 2022
Dashing Through the Snowbirds by Donna Andrews
"Dashing Through the Snowbirds is the next merry installment of Donna Andrews's New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow mystery series. Christmas in Caerphilly is wonderful! Unless you're a Canadian whose inconsiderate boss is forcing you to spend the holiday there, far from family and friends, with only a slim chance of a white Christmas."
Santa's Little Yelpers by David Rosenfelt
"Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his humorous investigating team return in Santa's Little Yelpers, the next Yuletide mystery in David Rosenfelt's bestselling series. 'Tis the season in Paterson, New Jersey: Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are surrounded by holiday cheer. It's even spread to the Tara Foundation. The dog rescue organization, not used to having puppies, has their hands full with a recent litter. Eight puppies are a lot to handle, and Andy is relieved when his co-worker Chris Myers agrees to foster them. Myers, a newer employee at the Tara Foundation, did time for a crime he swears he didn't commit."
A Dark and Snowy Night by Sally Goldenbaum
"This year, the Seaside Knitters have a sackful of obligations in addition to their usual Christmas preparations. Izzy is so overloaded with knitting classes that she hires an extra salesperson, but the new addition has trouble fitting into the yarn shop's holiday spirit. Cass, juggling the stresses of running her lobster fishery, has finally found a nanny for her active toddler. Molly Flanigan seems practically perfect in every way--until she suddenly disappears, taking Cass's beloved rescue mutt with her ..."
Crimes and Covers by Amanda Flower
"Christmas is coming to the Western New York village of Cascade Springs, and so is the long-awaited wedding of Charming Books proprietor Violet Waverly and police chief David Rainwater. Grandma Daisy and Violet's best friend, Sadie, go all out to make the nuptials the event of the season--whether Violet likes it or not. But the reception becomes memorable for all the wrong reasons when a woman's dead body floats by on the frigid Niagara River."
Enjoy your seasonal mystery reading with some gingerbread cookies!