Cozy Mystery List
A Guide to Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books and DVDs
 

 

 Cozy Mysteries by Themes

Here are some topics that I have discussed in my blog with information about the different authors who write cozy mystery series which include different professions, interests, hobbies, and themes. I have so many Cozy Mystery by Theme lists on the page, you might find one that interests you!


NEWEST THEMES I HAVE ADDED:

Florist, Flower Shop, and Flower Farm Cozy Mystery Series

St. Patrick's Day Theme Mysteries

Magical & Enchanted Theme Mysteries : Super Supernatural Paranormal Theme Mysteries

 

BRITISH -ENGLISH COZY MYSTERIES - AND SOME NOT SO COZY!:

Authors beginning with A & B

Authors beginning with C & D

Authors beginning with E, F, G, & H

Authors beginning with J, K, L, M, & N

Authors beginning with P, R, & S

Authors beginning with T , U, & W

 

HISTORICAL MYSTERIES / PERIOD MYSTERIES (Mystery series that take place during different periods of time):

Authors beginning with A & B

Authors beginning with C - F

Authors beginning with G - L

Authors beginning with M - P

Authors beginning with R - W

 

ANIMAL THEMES:

Kittens, Cats, and Cozies

Dogs are Cozy, Too!

Equestrian Cozy Mysteries...All Things Horse-y

Bird and Birdwatcher Cozy Mysteries

Pet Store, Pet Boutique, & Pet Sitting Cozy Mysteries

Veterinarian Cozy Mysteries

 

CULINARY - COOKING THEMES:

Mysteries with Recipes AND Recipe Books by Mystery Authors

Cozy Mystery Authors with Culinary Themes: A - D

Cozy Mystery Authors with Culinary Themes: F - K

Cozy Mystery Authors with Culinary Themes: L - R

Cozy Mystery Authors with Culinary Themes: S - W Plus Some!

Cozy Mystery Authors with Culinary Themes: Even More!

Where to Start with Culinary Cozy Mystery Series…

 

SUPER PARANORMAL MYSTERIES:

Magical & Enchanted

Ghosts

Witch

Psychics / 6th Sense

Vampire and Werewolf

 

VACATION MYSTERIES or MYSTERIES THAT TAKE PLACE IN EXOTIC LOCATIONS:

Authors beginning with A - B

Authors beginning with C - D

Authors beginning with F - H

Authors beginning with K - R

Authors beginning with S - W

Mystery Books that Take Place on Cruise Ships

Tour Guide & Travel Mysteries

 

HOLIDAYS:

Holiday Mysteries (Main Page)

Cozy Mystery Authors Who Write Primarily Holiday-Themed Books

Valentine's Day Theme Mysteries

St. Patrick's Day Theme Mysteries

Fall (Halloween and Thanksgiving) Cozy Mysteries

Halloween Mystery Book List Recommendations

Holiday Mysteries: Some New (Sept. '07) Christmas and a Halloween

Thanksgiving Mystery Book Recommendations

Christmas Mystery Book List Recommendations

Mystery Books with a Snowed-In / Snow-Bound Theme (Not a Holiday theme, but good for Winter)

 

HOBBIES:

Antiquing Cozy Mysteries

Backpacking/Camping Mysteries

Beading Cozy Mysteries

Candle Making, Soap Making, & Gourd Craft Cozy Mysteries

Cards Theme: Poker, Bridge, Gambling, & Card Games Mysteries

Card Making, Decoupage, & Scrapbooking Cozy Mysteries

Crossword Puzzle Mysteries & Bunco Mysteries

Dollhouse Miniatures, Doll Making, Teddy Bear Cozy Mysteries

Gardening Cozy Mysteries

Genealogy Theme Mysteries

Golfing Mysteries

Miscellaneous Craft/Hobby Theme Cozy Mysteries

NASCAR Theme

Needlework/Needlecraft and Knitting Cozy Mysteries

Quilting Cozy Mysteries

Sudoku Mystery Series 

 

PROFESSIONS/CAREERS/JOBS/OCCUPATIONS:

Accountants, Financial Advisors, & Investment Bankers

Actors & Actresses

Anthropologists & Archaeologist

Attorney Sleuths in Mystery Books

Authors as Sleuths in Mysteries: A - D
Authors as Sleuths in Mysteries: E - L

Authors as Sleuths in Mysteries: M - Z

Bed & Breakfast, Boarding House, Hotel Cozy Mysteries

Bookstore Owners, Publishers, and Even an Illustrator in Mysteries

Cards Theme: Poker, Bridge, Gambling, & Card Games Mysteries

Coffeehouse and Tea Shop Settings

Cruise Ships Settings

Dancers as Sleuths

Doctors as Sleuths (Physicians as Sleuths)

Florist, Flower Shop, and Flower Farm Mysteries

Gardening Cozy Mysteries

Genealogy Theme Mysteries

Golfing Mysteries

Home Repair

House Keepers, Cleaners, Maid Services

Interior Design

Journalists as Sleuths: A - G
Journalists as Sleuths: H - M
Journalists as Sleuths: N - Z

Lady Minister Cozy Mysteries

Laundromat Theme Mysteries

Lawyer Theme Mysteries

Librarian Cozy Mysteries

Medical Field Sleuth (herbalist, apothecary, ambulance driver, medical fraud investigator, medical examiner, deputy coroner, forensic pathologist, forensic anthropologist, forensic sculptor, hospital patient representative, forensic psychiatrist, meal delivery program director, undertaker, alternative healer, naturopathic doctor)

Midwife Sleuth in Mysteries

Music / Musician Mystery Book Series

NASCAR Mystery Theme

Nurse Sleuth in Mysteries

Photographers in Mysteries

Physicians as Sleuths (Doctors as Sleuths)

Private Investigators

Professional Organizer

Religious Theme (Priests, Nuns, Wives of Pastors, Pastors, Rabbis, Rabbis' Wives, Shakers, People Who Work for Any of the Previously Named...)

Rich Sleuths in Mystery Book Series (Hmmm...Is this a "profession"?!?)

Stay-at-Home Moms &/or Housewives AND Stay at Home Dads &/or Househusbands in Mysteries

Teachers as Sleuths Mystery Book Theme

Tour Guide & Travel Mysteries

Veterinarian Cozy Mysteries

Wedding (& Wedding Planner) Theme

 

SENIOR SLEUTHS:

Authors beginning with A - F

Authors beginning with G -  P

Authors beginning with Q - W

 

SIMILAR AUTHORS:

Authors Similar to Nancy Atherton

Authors Similar to M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)

Authors Similar to Lilian Jackson Braun

Authors Similar to Simon Brett

Authors Similar to Agatha Christie: I've Run Out of Agatha Christie Mysteries, What Do I Do Now?

Authors Similar to Jill Churchill

Authors Similar to Kate Collins

Authors Similar to Carola Dunn

Authors Similar to Janet Evanovich

Authors Similar to Anne George

Authors Similar to Dorothy Gilman

Authors Similar to Charlaine Harris (Paranormal and Non Paranormal)

Authors Similar to Lee Harris

Authors Similar to Carolyn (G.) Hart

Authors Similar to Jonnie Jacobs

Authors Similar to Leslie Meier

Authors Similar to Donna Huston Murray

Authors Similar to Katherine Hall Page

Authors Similar to Rex Stout

Authors Similar to Jacqueline Winspear

Authors Similar to Valerie Wolzien

 

MYSTERIES THAT ARE SET IN SPECIFIC STATES:

Alaska                      Alabama                   Arizona  

Arkansas                 California                  Colorado

Connecticut             Florida                      Georgia

Illinois                       Indiana                      Iowa

Kansas                    Kentucky                   Louisiana

Maine                       Maryland                  Massachusetts

Michigan                  Minnesota                Mississippi

Missouri                   Montana                   Nevada

New Hampshire      New Jersey              New Mexico

New York                  North Carolina         Ohio 

Oregon                     Pennsylvania           South Carolina

Tennessee               Texas                       Vermont 

Virginia                     Washington             Washington, DC(not a state!)

Wisconsin                                        

MISCELLANEOUS:

No Profanity and/or Faith-Based Mystery Books

Religious Theme (Priests, Nuns, Wives of Pastors, Pastors, Rabbis, Rabbis' Wives, Shakers, People Who Work for Any of the Previously Named...)

Best Christmas Cozy Mystery Book

Mysteries with Recipes AND Recipe Books by Mystery Authors

Cozy Mystery Books with Men as Sleuth

Cozy Mystery Wedding Theme

Real People as Characters in Mystery Books

Cruise Ships Settings

Mysteries with (Previously) Famous Fictional Characters

Rich Sleuths in Mystery Book Series

Classic Mystery Books

Mystery Books for Pre Teens

Mystery Books with Sleuths in Their 20s

Mothers as Sleuths in Mystery Books

Mystery Books with a Snowed-In / Snow-Bound Theme

Mystery Books with Old Churches and Abbeys as Their Settings

Plus Sized Sleuths / Full-Figured Sleuths

Recommendations of Cozy Mystery Authors for NEW Cozy Mystery Readers

Romantic Cozy Mysteries

British Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

Mystery Books with No Murders

Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

If You Could Pick Only Three Cozy Mystery Authors - Pt. 1
If You Could Pick Only Three Cozy Mystery Authors - Pt. 2

Wonderful Narrators of Books On Tape Pt. 1
Great Narrators of Books On Tape Pt. 2
Terrific Narrators of Books On Tape Pt. 3

Books On Tape

 


Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly)
Holiday Buzz
Coffeehouse Setting

The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Piazza
Mysteries with Recipes

Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
Leaving Everything Most Loved
Historical Theme

Cat in a White Tie and Tails by Carole Nelson Douglas
Cat in a White Tie and Tails
Cat Theme

Death Comes Silently by Carolyn Hart
Death Comes Silently
Specific State Location

Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End by Hazel Holt
Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End
British

Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
Crunch Time
Culinary Theme

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
Notorious Nineteen
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Oodles of Poodles by Linda O. Johnston
Oodles of Poodles
Pet Theme

Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs
Sweet Tea Revenge
Tea Shop Setting

Ghost in Trouble by Carolyn Hart
Ghost in Trouble
Supernatural Theme

The Clue is in the Pudding by Kate Kingsbury (aka Allison Kingsley & Rebecca Kent(
The Clue is in the Pudding
Holiday Theme

The Wurst Is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim
The Wurst Is Yet to Come
Bed & Breakfast

Bonnie of Evidence by Maddy Hunter
Bonnie of Evidence
Travel Theme

Gone West by Carola Dunn\
Gone West
Historical Theme

Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy
Fonduing Fathers
Culinary Theme

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
Paranormal Theme
(Ghost)

Death by Devil's Breath by Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels)
Death by Devil's Breath
Specific State Location

And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris
And Then You Dye
Needlework Theme

The Scarlet Pepper by Dorothy St. James
The Scarlet Pepper
Gardening Theme

Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
Plum Pudding Murder
Christmas Theme

Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs
Postcards from the Dead
Scrapbooking Theme

Domestic Malice by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Domestic Malice
Senior Sleuth Theme

No Way to Kill a Lady by Nancy Martin
No Way to Kill a Lady
Rich Sleuth
(Previously!)

What a Ghoul Wants by Victoria Laurie
What a Ghoul Wants
Paranormal

Dead Level by Sarah Graves
Dead Level
Home Repair

Getting Old Can Kill You by Rita Lakin
Getting Old Can Kill You
Senior Sleuth

Death of a Turkey by Kate Borden
Death of a Turkey
Holiday & State-Specific

Murder for Choir by Joelle Charbonneau
Murder for Choir
Music/Musician

Murder on the QE2 by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Murder on the QE2
Cruise Ship Mystery

Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson
Murder in Murray Hill
Sleuths Who Are Midwives

Throw in the Trowel by Kate Collins
Throw in the Trowel
Florist Theme

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
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