What is a cozy mystery? It's a good mystery that cares more about having heart than spilling blood.
These mysteries do just that. They're funny mysteries with great characters. You won't get a lot of gore, but you will get quirks, a little mystery, and some heartwarming moments to share.
This guide helps you find the best. These cozy mysteries are 99 cents, well-reviewed, and pretty popular. You'll need to read the descriptions to make sure they're right for you. But you should like what you find.
(Note: Prices may change after the time of this writing)
Retirement Can Be Murder (A Jake Russo Mystery)
Light as a day at the beach, this playful mystery is an early buffet of flirtation, intrigue, and senior citizens gone bad.
Murder Passes the Buck : A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
Whether it’s interrogating neighbors, spying, or impersonating the FBI—not to mention staying one step ahead of Blaze—Gertie will do whatever it takes to solve the case, even when the killer takes aim at her.
Live Free or Die (The Granite State Mysteries)
Life in tiny Winslow Falls, New Hampshire is pretty darn good until an arsonist decides to ruin everyone’s Christmas.
Sweet Ginger Poison (Ginger Lightley Short Novel Mystery Series: Vol. 1)
Virginia "Ginger" Lightley is the owner of Coreyville Coffee Cakes, a popular bakery in East Texas. Customers drive from miles away to visit the little shop for a taste of her original creations. It's a shock to the whole community when a young man drops dead across town after eating one of her famous cakes.
Sounds of Murder (A Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mystery)
"Sounds of Murder" tells a tale of academic intrigue and death.
FM For Murder (Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mystery)
Who shot the disk jockey while he was on air?
Dead to Writes (The Cassandra Ellis Mysteries)
Cassandra Ellis is a soon-to-be published author, days away from achieving her lifetime goal. But before she can celebrate, before she can even have her first book signing, she’s brought in to Baltimore City Police Headquarters for questioning in connection to a real-life murder.
Caribbean Moon (A Manny Williams Thriller, Book One)
Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise.
Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R...until the first dead body.
Hotline to Murder
Tony Schmidt joins the Central Hotline in sunny Bonita Beach, California to improve his listening skills. Shahla Lawton joins the Hotline to fulfill a volunteering requirement for her high school. Neither one expects to get mixed up in a murder investigation.
Take the Monkeys and Run (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery #1)
Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door.
Sweet Tea (Second book in The Tea Series)
Iced Tea (Third Book in the Tea Series)
Green Tea (Fourth Book in the Tea Series)
The Tea Series has books of varying length. Find the right one for you. Prices have fluctuated in the past.