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Cozy Mysteries by Setting

What is a cozy mystery?

Cozy mysteries are the "gentle reads" of the mystery genre, containing very little explicit sex or violence.
They often have a village setting, and feature an unlikely amateur detective.

Set in Britain

Albert, Susan Wittig   
Beatrix Potter series   


Atherton, Nancy   
Aunt Dimity series


Beaton, M.C.  
Agatha raisin series  


Bebris, Carrie  
Mr & Mrs Darcy mysteries 


Bowen, Rhys  
Royal Spyness series  


Brett, Simon  
Fethering mysteries    


Brightwell, Emily  
Mrs Jeffries series 


Cannell, Dorothy  
Ellie Haskell series


Dean, Anna   
Dido Kent series


Dunn, Carola   
Daisy Dalrymple series  


Eglin, Anthony     
English garden mysteries  


Goodhind, J.G.   
Honey Driver mysteries  


Heley, Veronica   
Ellie Quicke series  


Purser, Ann   
Lois Meade series   


Raichev, R.T.   
Country house crime series  



Set in the US

Albert, Susan Wittig  
China Bayles series  


Barrett, Lorna  
Booktown mysteries  


Braun, Lilian Jackson  
The cat who... series 


Brown, Rita Mae  
Mrs Murphy series 


Bishop, Claudia  
Hemlock falls mysteries  


Childs, Laura   
Tea Shop mysteries 


Davidson, Diane Mott  
Goldy Bear series 


Ferris, Monica   
Needlecraft mystery series


Fletcher, Jessica & Bain, Donald  
Murder, she wrote series 


Fluke, Joanne  
Hannah Swensen series 


Fowler, Earlene   
Benni Harper series  


Myers, Tamar   
Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series


Sefton, Maggie  
Knitting mysteries