Cozy Debuts of the Year – Part 1


Cozy Mysteries, also known as cozies, is a sub-genre of crime fiction. If you do not like gore, violence or sex scenes in your crime fiction, then cozies are the right choice for you.

When it comes to Cozy Mystery, the reader is spoilt for choice – Crafting, baking and cooking – or anything to do with running a B&B or restaurant or cafe, paranormal, witches and many more!!

I love to read cozy mysteries. The stories are charming, tad funny and loads of amateur sleuthing! What I see as a trend in cozies is most of the amateur sleuths are women – recently divorced, in mid-thirties or early forties, and are picking up pieces of their broken lives to start over again.

With so many cozy debuts this year, I have decided to make a list of my favourites. Below are the debuts (the first book in the series) that I absolutely loved and am looking forward to reading the next book(s) in the series.


Not a Creature was Stirring by Christina Freeburn

not a creature was stirring


The first book in Merry and Bright Handcrafted mystery, this book is charming as well as touching.

Published by: Henery Press

Published on: 22nd January 2019




Grand Slam Murders by R.J. Lee


grand slam murders


The first book in Bridged to Death Mysteries, this book has a unique and daring ending.

Published by: Kensington Books

Published on: 29th January 2019






Staging is Murder by Grace Topping


staging is murder


The first book in Laura Bishop mystery series, this book is a unique and brilliant read.

Published by: Henery Press

Published on: 30th April 2019





A Twist in the Tail by Leighann Dobbs

a twist in the tail


A must-read cozy if you are a cat-lover! Meroop! Meress!

Published by: Bookouture

Published on: 16th May 2019


Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher


murder's no votive confidence


The first book in Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery, this story is hilarious, quirky and entertaining.

Published by: Kensington Books

Published on: 25th June 2019





Left Fur Dead by J.M. Griffin


left fur dead


The first book in Jules and Bun Mystery, the story includes a psychic bunny and oodles of cuteness!

Published by: Kensington Books

Published on: 25th June 2019











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4 thoughts on “Cozy Debuts of the Year – Part 1

    1. I agree, Chris. 🙂 We are just halfway through the year and I wonder how many more cozy debuts I get to see before December. 🙂

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