Cozy Mysteries for Rainy Days

Today is predicted to be hot and rainy with a chance of thunderstorms. Haven’t seen the rain yet, but I’m sure it is just around the corner. The forecasters are always right after all. 😉 When the weather turns toward rain and wind I automatically think of settling in on the sofa with a “cozy mystery.” Typically the protagonist of these books is a college educated amateur sleuth in a small town, a woman with exceptionally keen powers of observation and intuition as well has friends with convenient “in” knowledge. You don’t want to be her friend though, as people who know her tend to die under mysterious circumstances.

Our Browsing Books collection is a great place to go for recent cozies, although we also have some older ones in the Main Collection and still more are available through UW Request. Here are a few you might want to check out from our Browsing Books:

  • Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (2014) – PS3556.L685 B53 2014
    Hannah Swensen, owner of the Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota accidentally hits a former football player with her car and investigates.
  • Blood of an Englishman by M. C. Beaton (2014) – on order
    Agatha Raisin, a former London advertising executive, snoops around the English Cotswolds in search of the killer of a thespian baker.
  • Brew to Kill by Cleo Coyle (2012) – PS3603.O94 B74 2012
    Clare Cosi, a manager of a Greenwich Village coffeehouse, ferrets out a hit-and-run driver who apparently used her delivery truck.
  • The Whole Enchilada: A Novel of Suspense by Diane Mott Davidson (2014) – PS3554.A925 W46 2013
    Goldy Schulz, the owner of Goldilocks Catering, snoops around Colorado in search of the poisoner of an old friend. Recipes included.
  • Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton (2013) – PS3619.E37 Y37 2014
    Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters help a fellow Coloradan knitter under suspicion for murder.

To read more about cozies and get some ideas for more to read, check out the cozy-mystery website.

About Martha

Martha is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and the liaison to the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, and Physics Departments
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