Cozy Mysteries With a Culinary Twist: New Books to Read

19 Nov 2015

What is a cozy mystery? Cozy mysteries have minimal adult themes (like violence and sex). Cozy mysteries often have a heavy dose of humor woven into the plot and are more fun than thrilling. One interesting trend that we’ve noticed is that many cozy mysteries integrate cooking (and sometimes recipes) into the story, setting the suspense in a restaurant or cafe. We think that culinary cozy mysteries are a ton of fun, so we’ve rounded up some new books to read for cozy mystery readers who love food. Have an appetite for more cozy mysteries? Find them in our posts including Miss Marple, Denise Grover Swank, Wannabe Sleuths, Female Sleuths, Cozy Mysteries, More Cozy MysteriesCozy Beach Reads, and Pool-side Reads!

Cozy Mysteries With a Culinary Twist: New Books to Read

Death Before Decaf

Caroline Fardig

Release Date: November 17, 2015

Death Before Decaf takes place in a seemingly normal Nashville coffee shop. Normal except for the murder, that is. This new book stars a cast of characters who are pure fun and a page-turning storyline.

A Pain in the Tuchis

Tastes Like Murder

Catherine Bruns

Release Day: August 30, 2015

Tastes Like Murder is one of those awesome cozy mysteries with recipes! It mixes murder, a little romance, humor, and mouth-watering sweets into a fun treat of a read.

Naan Stop Murder

Ginny Gold

Release Date: November 4, 2015

The punny title of Naan Stop Murder sets the tone of this cozy mystery, featuring a woman sleuth who works at a food truck. It’s a fun read and contains a bonus recipe from the author.

Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder

Harper Lin

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Harper Lin’s Cape Bay Cafe series is worth a read for every fan of cozy mysteries. This is book 3 in the bestselling series starring a plucky cafe owner, but it can be read as a standalone!

Killer Wedding Cake

Gayle Trent

Release Date: June 20, 2015

Killer Wedding Cake stars Daphne, a wedding cake decorator who is currently designing her own wedding cake. Until Daphne’s ex-husband is found murdered.

Powdered Murder

A. Gardner

Release Date: September 3, 2015

Powdered Murder blends two of the most popular themes in cozy mysteries: cooking (yes, recipes are included) and weddings, set in a pituresque mountain town. Don’t miss this fun and suspenseful novel.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.