Cozy Mysteries

Cozies are mystery novels featuring little violence, aside from the murder, which usually happens quickly and without great detail.  The protagonists are generally amateur sleuths and the villians (and victims) tend to be ill-mannered and deserving of punishment.  At the end of the novel, the loose ends are tied up, the graphic details avoided and the likeable sleuth lives on to solve another mystery!

Albert, Susan Wittig – China Bayles Mysteries

Atherton, Nancy – Aunt Dimity Mysteries

Beaton, M. C. – Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Hamish Macbeth Mysteries

Berenson, Laurien – Melanie Travis Mysteries

Bowen,  Rhys – Royal Spyness Mysteries, Molly Murphy Mysteries

Braun, Lilian Jackson – The Cat Who Mysteries  (Ko Ko & Yum Yum)

Brown, Rita Mae  – Mrs. Murphy Mysterues (co-author: Sneaky Pie Brown)

Childs, Laura – Scrapbooking Mystery, Tea Shop Mystery

Churchill, Jill  –  Bed & Breakfast Mysteries, Grace & Favor Mysteries, Jane Jeffrey Mysteries

Daheim, Mary – Emma Lord Mysteries

Davidson, Diane Mott – Goldy Culinary Mysteries

Fowler, Earlene – Benni Harper Mysteries

Hall, Parnell – Puzzle Lady Mysteries

Meier, Leslie – Lucy Stone Mysteries

Myers, Tamar – Avon Mysteries, Den of Antiquity, Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries

Page, Katherine Hall – Faith Fairchild Mysteries