As I have said several times, there seems to be an abundance of culinary theme cozy mystery series. This is great for us, the cozy mystery readers…. In case we don’t particularly care for one of the series, not to worry… there are plenty more culinary cozy mysteries to pick from…
Connie Shelton writes the Samantha Sweet Mystery Series. Samantha owns the Sweet’s Sweet bakery in Taos, New Mexico. She is able to use her magical powers to help her solve mysteries, as well as have a wonderful bakery.
Karen Rose Smith: Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery Series stars Daisy Swanson as a mom and widow who has a tea house in Amish country in Pennsylvania.
J. B. Stanley‘s Supper Club Mystery Series features a retired English Literature Professor who belongs to the Flab Five Supper Club with four of his friends. They get together to commiserate about their weight issues and to take issue with crime. The books have recipes which are tasty, yet at the same time healthy fare.
Lou Jane Temple writes two series: Heaven Lee and Spice Box Mystery Series. Aha! The Spice Box Mystery Series is the second culinary mystery series that I have included that is historical in its nature…. Both of the books in this series feature a different time in history and, obviously, different characters. Temple’s Heaven Lee Mystery Series is a present day culinary mystery series.
Joyce Tremel writes the Brewing Trouble Mystery Series, which stars a certified brewmaster and pub owner.
Gayle Trent writes the Daphne Martin Mystery Series which features a cake decorator who has a taste for solving mysteries.
Livia J. Washburn writes the Fresh Baked Mystery Series whose sleuth is an ex-teacher/turned baker who solves more than the mystery of a soufflé. Washburn’s second book in the series is a Halloween cozy, and her upcoming third book is a Christmas cozy mystery. I am hoping that we have a new holiday cozy mystery series!
Christine Wenger writes the Comfort Food Mystery Series. The sleuth, Trixie Matkowski, manages a diner in a small town in upstate New York.
Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase) writes the Dinner Club Mystery Series. J.J. Tanner, the sleuth is an even planner and member of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club
When trying to get my list together for this culinary (cozy) theme of mystery books, an author who I kept coming across was Cathy Pickens…. with her Southern Fried Mystery Series… Now, I know that the title of her series and the covers of her books make it look and sound like the Southern Fried Mystery Series is going to have all sorts of delicious, deep-fried recipes and culinary references, but when I went on the author’s website to check it out…. nope, this series is a fun time, but not culinary in nature!
Here are some more of my CULINARY – COOKING THEMES:
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