Hey, everyone. I have had some questions about cozy mysteries (where to start, the best series, etc.) and wanted to make a post just about these books! Or rather, the starter books to some great series. So if your interested in cozies, or have been wondering what to try first (newbies) then I have a great list for you. Cozy mysteries come in all shapes and sizes and vary in terms of their focal points. Some are culinary, others are based on hobbies, and some are even paranormal. It's up to you as a reader to decide which one strikes your fancy. So check out this eclectic list below.
CULINARY COZY MYSTERIES
These types of cozy mysteries are my absolute favorites! In most cases, the author bases the crimes around food (yum) and gives readers tons of recipes that go along with the stories. One of my ultimate favorite series in the culinary sub-genre is the Hannah Swensen series. This was my first cozy series and got me absolutely HOOKED. And she's not the only writer of culinary cozies. You can find more books in the list below. (PS: I am only including the FIRST book in each series as this post is for series starters.) Most of the books ARE a part of much larger series. In addition to the ones I have listed here, there are literally hundreds more. But I don't want to overwhelm you. If you want more, I can do another post at a later date. Just let me know!
HOBBIES IN COZY MYSTERIES
We all have hobbies- something we really enjoy to do in our down time. Mine (clearly) is reading and blogging. I love giving readers recommendations based on books I have read, and I love getting recommendations from fellow readers. But, aside from reading, there are a ton of hobbies that people love. Here are some sleuthing novels that revolve around them.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER COZY MYSTERIES
PARANORMAL COZY MYSTERIES
OTHER RECOMMENDED COZY STARTERS
NEW COZY SERIES STARTING THIS YEAR
Bookish posts for readers looking to try something new. Will contain many different genres of books.