What is a cozy mystery?
A cozy mystery is a light-hearted and entertaining type of mystery story that typically takes place in a small town. When you add in witches, they offer a magical twist to the regular mystery. The main character is usually an amateur detective, rather than a professional one, and the stories usually don’t contain any gore, cussing, or other inappropriate content.
Popular examples of cozy mystery TV series include: Death in Paradise, Murder She Wrote, Monk, Psych, Agatha Raisin, Miss Marple, and Aurora Teagarden, just to name a few.
If you’re looking to try a new to you cozy witch mystery series, my Keystone County Witches is a great place to start, especially if you have Kindle Unlimited,* as the full series is there and it’s a free read to you.
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New to cozies? Looking for recommendations? Here are a few that often get recommended in Facebook groups and on Cozy Mystery websites.
Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity Mystery Series
Donna Andrews, Meg Langslow Mystery Series
MC Beaton, Agatha Raisin Mystery Series
MC Beaton, Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series
Lillian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who… Mystery Series
Annabel Chase, Starry Hollow Witches
Laura Childs, Tea Shop Mystery Series
Krista Davis, Domestic Diva Mystery Series
Jana DeLeon, Miss Fortune
Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum Mystery Series
Julie Mulhern, County Club Cozies
Dianne Mott Davidson, Goldy Bear Mystery Series
Joanne Fluke, Hannah Swensen Mystery Series
Charlaine Harris, Aurora Teagarden
Anne George, Southern Sisters Mystery Series
Amanda M. Lee, Wicked Witches of the Midwest
Elizabeth Peters, Amelia Peabody Mystery Series
Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles Mystery Series
**Top imagine on page: witch with cat image (AI generated)