Cozy Mysteries for winter 2019

Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.

There is nothing better than sitting on a comfy chair with a blanket. coffee or tea and a nice cozy book. So here are some of my go to cozy Mysteries.

1). Murder at Hatfield House

1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved in games of crowns as she sets out to solve the murder of the queen’s envoy….

England is in tumult under the rule of Queen Mary and her Spanish husband. Confined to house arrest at Hatfield House, young Princess Elizabeth is the country’s greatest hope. Far from court intrigues, Elizabeth finds solace in simple things: the quiet countryside and peaceful recreation, including the melodies of her chief musician and his daughter, Kate Haywood.

But Kate will prove herself most valuable when an envoy of the queen—sent to flush out heretics in the princess’s household—is found dead on the grounds of Hatfield. Acting as Elizabeth’s eyes and ears, Kate is sent out on the trail of a killer whose mission could destroy her family, friends—and the future of England.

2.) Delicious and Suspicious

Welcome to Aunt Pat’s barbecue restaurant, which serves up Memphis fun with a side order of murder.

Recipes included.

Named in honor of Lulu Taylor’s great aunt, Aunt Pat’s family-run Memphis restaurant is known for its ribs and spicy cornbread. But now the Taylor family will be known for murder…

Rebecca Adrian came to Memphis to suss out the best local BBQ for a prominent Cooking Channel Show. Trouble is, a mystery ingredient has killed her-and now all fingers are pointing to Aunt Pat’s restaurant. Horrified that her family is being accused of murder, Lulu fires up her investigative skills to solve the crime before someone else gets skewered.

3. Pouncing on Murder

Welcome to Aunt Pat’s barbecue restaurant, which serves up Memphis fun with a side order of murder.

Recipes included.

Named in honor of Lulu Taylor’s great aunt, Aunt Pat’s family-run Memphis restaurant is known for its ribs and spicy cornbread. But now the Taylor family will be known for murder…

Rebecca Adrian came to Memphis to suss out the best local BBQ for a prominent Cooking Channel Show. Trouble is, a mystery ingredient has killed her-and now all fingers are pointing to Aunt Pat’s restaurant. Horrified that her family is being accused of murder, Lulu fires up her investigative skills to solve the crime before someone else gets skewered.

4). Painted lady

Retired physical therapist James P. Dandy embarks on another Elderhostel adventure with his ladylove, artist Dodee Swisher, this time a long the old Santa Fe Trail. But before the trip even get underway, he sees a Native American woman plunge tp her death from a Denver rooftop.

Jim suspects that the woman, as shaman believed to possess a priceless Mayan Artifact, was pushed. Soon it’s clear somebody thinks Jim Knows there whereabouts of the statue- a gold diamond-encrusted falcon. It’s a misconception that is becoming dangerous to both Jim and Dodee’s well-being.

Another grisly murder occurs on the historic trail through the Wild West. and mysteries old and new find Jim caught in a shoot-out in Cimarron with a killer determined to make this Dandy’s Last Stand.

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