Enjoy a partial list of new cozy mysteries that were published in 2022. It's a very active genre, so please enjoy the additional list containing first books in a new series!
Cozy Mysteries 2022
Amateur sleuth and brewer Sloan Krause contends with her past--and a murder related to it--in The Cure for What Ales You, another delightful mystery from cozy writer Ellie Alexander. Available to download: eBook
In her 31st mystery, Round Up the Usual Peacocks, Meg returns to her roots, juggling cold cases and wedding guests. Kevin, Meg's cyber-savvy nephew who lives in the basement, comes to her with a problem. He's become involved as the techie for a true-crime podcast, one that focuses on Virginia cold cases and unsolved crimes. And he thinks their podcast has hit a nerve with someone... one of the podcast team has had a brush with death that Kevin thinks was an attempted murder, not an accident. Available to download: eBook Audio
Agatha and her assistant, Toni, are driving to their friend Bill Wong’s long-awaited wedding, thinking of nothing more than what the beautiful bride will be wearing when a terrified young man comes running down the country lane towards them wearing…nothing at all. The encounter leads them to become embroiled with a naturist group, a disappearing corpse, fantasy games, witchcraft, an ice cream empire, intrigue and murder.
When Lana Lee's best friend, Megan Riley, asks her to help host a speed dating contest at Ho-Lee Noodle House, she doesn't see the harm in lending a hand. The night goes better than anticipated, and both Lana and Megan are beyond thrilled with the results. But before they can break out the champagne, Rina Su, fellow Asia Village shop owner and speed dating participant, calls to inform Lana that the date she's just matched with has been murdered. Under suspicion of foul play, Rina enlists Lana's help in finding out what really happened that night.
A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series. It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning's troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog. Available to download: eBook
Wealthy philanthropist and prominent Sherlockian David Masterson has rented Suffolk Gardens House, where he plans to entertain his friends in a traditional English country house weekend. As the chosen caterers, Jayne Wilson and Gemma Doyle get to work preparing lavish meals and setting up Sherlockian books and props for entertainment. Meanwhile, police detective Ryan Ashburton has taken time away from his duties to assist in the kitchen. Before Gemma can ponder the relationships between the guests, a poisoned dart sails through the window of the library, presenting Gemma Doyle with a three-book problem. Available to download: eBook
Embracing a sweet escape from her usual routine at The Cookie Jar, Hannah gets asked for her help in baking pastries at the local inn for a flashy fishing competition with big prizes and even bigger names. But the fun stops when she spots a runaway boat on the water and, on board, the lifeless body of the event's renowned celebrity spokesperson. It's either sink or swim as Hannah joins forces with her sister, Andrea, to catch a clever culprit before another unsuspecting victim goes belly up. Available to download: eBook Audio
Lila Macapagal's little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she won many years ago-a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin slash rival, Bernadette. But when the head judge of the pageant is murdered and Bernadette becomes the main suspect, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case because it looks like one of them might be next. Available to download: eBook Audio
During an exclusive meeting of the New York Yacht Club at Beacon Rock, which she is attending with her fiancé, reporter Emma Cross discovers a woman's body floating in the water, and she, when all signs point to murder, must sort through a who's who of Newport's elite.
September 1st, 1939. As mass evacuation takes place across Britain, a little girl vanishes without a trace. And suddenly the reality of separation becomes urgent and deadly for those who love her.
First in a new series!
Rose Donovan looks for the good in everyone. With her sister-in-law, Peg, that sometimes requires a lot of searching... but, after forty years of bickering, they're attempting to start over, partnering up to join the local bridge club. Peg and Rose barely have a chance to celebrate their first win before one of the club's most accomplished players is killed in his home. As the newest members, the sisters-in-law decide to start some digging of their own.
Bestselling thriller writer, Tess Harrow, is almost at the end of her rope when she arrives with her teenage daughter at her grandfather's rustic cabin in the woods. She hopes this will be a time for them to heal and bond after Tess's recent divorce, but they've barely made it through the door when an explosion shakes the cabin. Suddenly it's raining fish guts and...is that a human arm? With so much more than her daughter's summer plans at stake, it's up to Tess to solve this case before anyone else gets hurt.
From international bestselling author Alicia Bessette comes an all-new mystery series featuring Callie Padget, a former reporter turned bookshop clerk in the Outer Banks who is pulled into a deadly web of secrets when a mysterious fall at a lighthouse echoes a tragedy from her past.
Receiving a surprise inheritance, social media expert Maddy Montgomery must live in her great-aunt Octavia's house in New Bison, Michigan, for a year, running her bakery and caring for an English mastiff named Baby, while trying to prove her innocence in the murder of the town's mayor.
When two cousins open a food stall at a Los Angeles night market, a customer dies after drinking their bubble tea, and they set out to find the killer and clear their names.
Just as they are about to start filming the renovation of twin brothers Terry and Tom Cash's local Tudor, real-life domestic partners and stars of a new reality TV show Peter and JP discover Tom Cash dead and must chip away at the clues to catch a killer. Available to download: eBook
When she stumbles upon the body of her neighbor Stapleton Hendersons wife, Lady Abigail Worthing, expecting to be under suspicion due to her skin color and her mother's notorious past, teams up with Henderson and together they dive into the treacherous waters of London's high society to find the truth.
Judith is 77 years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there's no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whiskey to drink. One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. The local police don't believe her story, so she decides to investigate for herself. Available to download: eBook