Cozy Mystery Books to Read at the Beach

28 Jul 2016

You can’t take a trip to the beach without bringing a great book along with you. If you’re the type of person who likes to try to solve mysteries, why not choose a cozy mystery to be your beach read? That way you can pretend to be an amateur sleuth along with the characters while you relax under the warm summer sun. Check out our recommendations for cozy mystery books to read at the beach! Looking to read more cozy mysteries? Find them in our posts including Miss MarpleDenise Grover Swank, Wannabe Sleuths, Female Sleuths, Culinary Twists, Cozy Mysteries, More Cozy Mysteries, and Pool-side Reads.

Cozy Mystery Books to Read at the Beach


The Bluebonnet Betrayal

Marty Wingate

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Pru moved to England from Texas, and her life is thriving. Along with her long-lost brother, she is working on an exhibit for the Chelsea Flower Show of the beautiful bluebonnets from Texas. Twyla, the president of a Texas gardening club, is technically in charge of the event in London, but Pru is doing most of the work. All of a sudden, Twyla turns up dead, leaving Pru with a mystery to solve. While trying to ensure that the show is a success, Pru works with her detective husband to figure out what happened to Twyla.

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The Crêpes of Wrath

Sarah Fox

Release Date: August 16, 2016

Marley McKinney has taken over the Flip Side Pancake House in Wildwood Cove while her cousin Jimmy is in the hospital. What starts as a leisurely weekend in a quaint town turns into a shocking murder mystery. Cousin Jimmy is found dead below a cliff, and Marley is determined to figure out what happened. Using the evidence she finds in Jimmy’s workshop, she may be able to uncover the secrets of this mysterious town.

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Plantation Shudders

Ellen Byron

Release Date: August 11, 2015

Summer is coming to a close, and Maggie Crozat travels back home to her family’s bed and breakfast in Louisiana. A food festival is going on in town, so the plantation house is filled with guests from all walks of life. All of a sudden, an elderly couple is found dead. Everyone at the plantation, Maggie included, are now suspects in this alarming murder case. In order to clear her name, Maggie works with the town’s new detective to investigate these suspicious guests.

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Hex on the Beach

Gina LaManna

Release Date: April 29, 2016

Lily Locke has never believed in the paranormal. All she knows is that she is a shoe-in for the promotion at her marketing agency. Nevertheless, things start to get strange when her assistant gives her a quiz that promises to show her a land she’s never known about. In a whirlwind of surprises, Lily realizes that she’s a witch. When a dead body turns up, she must travel to a magical island to figure out what’s going on.

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Till Death Do Us Tart

H.Y. Hanna

Release Date: March 22, 2016

Gemma Rose is finds herself unexpectedly playing sleuth when a dead body is found at a local cat show. The local fair seems harmless, but there seems to be something hidden beneath all the sponge cakes and jam tarts. While dealing with the murder case, Gemma has her own problems to think about. Along with house hunting and weird kitchen explosions, her boyfriend makes her an offer that’s hard to refuse.

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Sarah Pannenberg