A cozy mystery is a genre of mystery novel that has likeable characters, no graphic violence or descriptive sex, and no foul language. There’s a crime of course but often it has already occurred or it is not described in grisly detail. The Library has a really excellent Detective and Mystery collection. Here are a few mystery series that fit the ‘cozy’ category:
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by: Alexander McCall Smith.
Mma Precious Ramotswe of Gaborone, Botswana has many small cases to pursue with only a few involving crime and even fewer involving violence. Fifteen in the series to date.
Molly Murphy Mysteries by: Rhys Bowen.
Irish born Molly Murphy solves mysteries in early 20th century New York. Fifteen in the series .Winner of Agatha & Anthony Awards.
Maisie Dobbs Novels by: Jacqueline Winspear.
Former ladies maid Maisie Dobbs is a private investigator in post WWI England, solving crime amid the profound societal changes of the period. Eleven in the series.
Mary Russell Novels by: Laurie R. King
History and adventure with Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes. Thirteen in the series.
Bess Crawford Mysteries by: Charles Todd
WWI nurse Bess Crawford solving crime while serving in France. Seven in the series.
Hannah Swensen Mysteries with recipes by: Joanne Fluke
Culinary cozy mystery with recipe included. Five in our collection.
Please recommend your favorite cozy mystery series……