12 Delightful Cozy Mystery Series to Crack Open This Summer

Thrilling mysteries and lively sleuths bring the heat.

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Seaside Cafe Mysteries

cozy mystery series

Live and Let Chai

By Bree Baker

Chef-to-Go Mysteries

cozy mystery series

Tart of Darkness

By Denise Swanson

Italian Chef Mysteries

cozy mystery series

Penne Dreadful

By Catherine Bruns

The All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery Series

Buy A Cold Brew Killing at Amazon

A Cold Brew Killing

By Lena Gregory

The Crossword Mysteries

Buy The Crossword Murder at Amazon

The Crossword Murder

By Nero Blanc

By the Sea Mysteries

Buy A Killing by the Sea at Amazon

A Killing by the Sea

By Kathleen Bridge

Arly Hanks Mysteries

Buy Malice in Maggody at Amazon

Malice in Maggody

By Joan Hess

Gourmet Girl Mysteries

Buy Steamed at Amazon


By Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant

An Ellie Avery Mystery Series

Buy Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder at Amazon

Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder

By Sara Rosett

Homer Kelly Mysteries

Buy The Transcendental Murder at Amazon

The Transcendental Murder

By Jane Langton

Agatha Raisin Mysteries

cozy mystery series

The Quiche of Death

By M.C. Beaton

Fixer-Upper Mysteries

cozy mystery series

A High-End Finish

By Kate Carlisle