Cozy mysteries you need to read this weekend... #cozymystery #mystery #bookish #fridayreads



Are you a fan of cozy mysteries? I’ve been a cozies reader ever since I was young and first picked up an Agatha Christie novel off of my mother’s bookshelf. Back then, it wasn’t called cozy mystery, just mystery. I want to share with you some of my favorites I’ve read over the past year. If cozy mystery is your reading jam, you’ll want to read these.


Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series: Box Set I (Books 1-3) (Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries Boxed Set series Book 1) by Hope Callaghan [on sale for 99 cents!]

Discover why so many fans love the Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series with over 3,000 Four and Five Star Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads! "Murder She Wrote Meets the Golden Girls in This Humorous Small Town Mystery Series!" The Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series contains no profanity, sex, or gore...Just clean, cozy mysteries the whole family can enjoy! Treat yourself to this 3 Book Box Set with more than 700 pages of fun-filled, clean cozy mysteries and get to know Gloria and the Garden Girls as they solve mysteries in their cozy town of Belhaven. BONUS: RECIPES INSIDE! ----------------------------------- Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries Box Set I (Books 1-3) CONTENTS: BOOK 1: Who Murdered Mr. Malone? BOOK 2: Grandkids Gone Wild BOOK 3: Smoky Mountain Mystery ----------------------------------- BOOK 1: Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Nothing exciting ever happens in the small town of Belhaven. Nothing that is, until a body was found in the woods behind the local elementary school. With the entire town in an uproar, "Garden Girl" Gloria Rutherford makes it her personal mission to find the killer or killers and solve the mystery with some help from her friends. With a little amateur detective work, Gloria is able to uncover enough clues that point right to the murderer. She's about to discover, however, things aren't always as clear cut as they would appear. BOOK 2: Grandkids Gone Wild "Garden Girl" Gloria Rutherford, has her hands full. Her mischievous and energetic grandsons are coming for a weekend visit. To top things off, she discovers someone is living in her barn. But who and why? As this amateur sleuth investigates what's going on in her own backyard, another murder victim turns up in their sleepy little town. Hot on the trail of a murderer, trying her best to make sure her grandkids don't end up in the ER and facing a budding romance, Gloria and her small town of Belhaven are once again about to be turned upside down. BOOK 3: Smoky Mountain Mystery Life is good for "Garden Girl" Gloria Rutherford. Spring has finally sprung, love is in the air, and no dead bodies have turned up in the small town of Belhaven...lately. It seems as if it's almost too good to be true. Just as Gloria starts to get settled into her familiar routine, she receives a mysterious message from her older sister, Liz. Certain that her sister, the drama queen, is once again bent on turning Gloria's life upside down for no good reason, she almost chooses to ignore the dire message that she may be in danger. When a key to her sister's place shows up in her mailbox after Liz mysteriously vanishes, Gloria jumps in with both feet to track her down. Crisscrossing the country with one of the other Garden Girls in tow, the two amateur sleuths find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime. Gloria soon discovers her sister's mysterious disappearance is the least of her worries. Scroll Up, Grab Your Copy And Begin Reading This Clean, Fun-Filled Mystery Series Today!


The Case of the Missing Botticelli (A Massimo Domingo Mystery Book 1) by Marilyn Baron

In this cozy mystery, American art history major Hadley Evans joins an art detective agency in Florence, Italy, working for Massimo Domingo, once a major player, now the Inspector Clouseau of the art world.


Determined to save the flailing agency and prove her worth, Hadley and her sexy carabiniere boyfriend, Luca Ferrari, take on a mysterious client behind her boss's back. While hot on the trail of a missing masterpiece, they discover a hidden cache of stolen Nazi art in a Venetian villa and encounter a dangerous enemy with a link to an evil past.


Measure Twice, Murder Once (Nailed It Home Reno Mysteries Book 1) by Barbara Barrett

It’s bad enough when your business partner buys a property without consulting you, but when she accidentally acquires a brothel, it’s enough to make Rowena Summerfield want to throw away her hammer. Still, the house is a bargain, and maybe it’s just what Ro and her daughter need to turn around their home renovation business.


As Ro, a former homicide detective, comes to terms with the deal, she gets a shock when the former owner—and madam—turns up dead. Soon someone from Ro’s past shows up at the work site: her ex-partner, who needs a temporary sidekick to help him solve the case. Reviving their investigative team isn’t easy, especially when Herc gets jealous of the hunky deli owner who takes an interest in widow Rowena. Until now, she was fine with one man in her life—her cuddly cat, Jason.


Ro and Herc discover the previous residents of the house, including the victim’s daughter, have less than fond memories of their former boss. The bordello’s old customers have a lot to lose if their secrets surface, and the unhappy neighbors still bear a grudge. As the sleuths dig deeper, they unearth a flimsy foundation of anger, greed and fear framing the walls the suspects have built around themselves. Can Ro and Herc find the culprit before someone plays another deadly trick?


French Ghost (Paris Ghost Writer Series Book 1) by Corinne LaBalme

Ghost-writer Melody Layne is stranded in Paris when the over-sexed but unloved French movie star who hired her to produce his memoir accidentally drowns before the interviews begin. It's a major financial relief when his enigmatic Spanish son re-hires her, but the seductive Carlos Ortega is strangely silent about his reasons for funding a feel-good bio about a father that he clearly despised. There's enough amour in the air for Melody to ignore this apparent paradox… at least until she uncovers a hidden cache of death threats addressed to the actor. For the French police, the sexy, secretive Spaniard – and sole heir to the actor's immense fortune – is suddenly a prime murder suspect. Can Melody's research into the Ghosts of Carlos-Past be enough to save her lover from prison?


Penthouse, Pools, & Poison (Port Sunset Mysteries Book 1) by Louise Stevens

When the obnoxious guest in the penthouse is poisoned beside his private pool, my daily planner is turned upside down. I’m Millie Wentworth, Assistant General Manager of the swanky Gulf Palms Resort and Spa and solving the murder shouldn’t be my job, but the only food found near the body is a charcuterie board sent to the victim by yours truly. The Port Sunset Police are looking my way until a shocking revelation shifts their attention to a friend. Suddenly, cracking the case moves to the top of my to-do list and it’s up to me to find the real killer and clear my friend’s name. Uncovering the truth should be a breeze with me, my pink-haired grandmother, her rescue corgi, and her crew of fun-loving septuagenarian beach bunnies on the case. What could possibly go wrong? ****COZY MYSTERY OF THE YEAR FINALIST, N.N. Light's Annual Book Awards**** "Get ready to curl up with your next favorite book!" USA Today Best-selling Author Claire Marti "...one of the best cozy mysteries I’ve ever read." N.N. Light's Book Heaven "...you won't want this rollicking romp to end." 5-Star Amazon Review


An Embarrassment of Itches: An Animal Lovers Cozy Mystery (Ginny Reese Mysteries Book 1) by M. K. Dean

As a house-call vet, Ginny Reese has seen her share of the weird and wacky. But nothing in her previous experience could have prepared her to find one of her clients floating in her own swimming pool.


Local artist Amanda Kelly was extremely wealthy with her share of secrets. By naming Ginny as her heir, not only did she make Ginny the number one suspect, but she painted a big bull's eye on her friend's back as well.


With her trusty German Shepherd at her side, it's up to Ginny to find the real killer and prove her innocence to the sheriff. The new sheriff. Who happens to be her ex.


Piece of cake, right?


Do you have a cozy mystery recommendation? Please comment below and I’ll add them to my e-reader.


Happy reading!


Mrs. N, book addict and cozy mystery fanatic

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