Cozy Debuts of 2020: Part 2

Cozy Debuts of 2020: Part 2

If you have missed reading Part 1, you will find it here.

Poisoned Primrose by Dahlia Donovan (Motts Cold Case Mystery #1)

poisoned primrose

Pineapple ‘Motts’ Mottley flees London with her cat and turtle to a quaint cottage in Cornwall. Peaceful life in a small village is what she had in mind… but what she did not expect is finding a dead body buried in her garden. Motts pokes her nose into the case and the killer has her on their hit-list.

Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert (Booklovers B&B Mysteries #1)

booked for death

Nestled in the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Chapters Bed-and-Breakfast is a reader’s paradise. The newly renovated inn hosts a roster of special events celebrating books, genres, and authors. It’s the perfect literary retreat–until a rare book dealer turns up dead in the carriage house during a celebration of Golden Age mystery author Josephine Tey.

For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black (An Antique Bookshop Mystery #1)

for whom the book tolls

Jenna Quinn accepts her uncle’s invitation to stay with him in small-town Hokes Folly, NC. In exchange, she will help him out in his antiquarian bookshop. But soon after Jenna arrives, she finds her uncle’s crumpled body at the base of the staircase between his apartment and the bookstore.

Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan (An Alaskan Diner Mystery #1)

mousse and murder

Charlie Cooke returns to her hometown Elkview, Alaska, to take over her mother’s diner. Charlie had a love-life crisis and a move to Elkview seems like the best plan to reconnect with her roots. Charlie wants to introduce fresh flavours to the Bear Claw Diner menu but chef Oliver says NO.  After a tiff with Charlie, Oliver walks out of the diner and is found dead the next day.


To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid (Bookbinding Mystery #1)

to kill a mocking girl

Quinn Victoria Caine is back to her quirky town of Vienna, Virginia, to start her new life as a bookbinder in her family-owned bookshop. She bumps into her ex Scott and her high school nemesis Tricia. Their recent engagement seems to be the talk of the town, well, Quinn surely has heard more than her share of the news. But what Quinn did not expect is finding Tricia dead in the middle of the road.

Al Dente’s Inferno by  Stephanie Cole (Tuscan Cooking School Mystery #1)

al dente's inferno

Nell Valenti is offered a chance to move to Tuscany to help transform an ageing villa to a farm-to-table cooking school. But when Nell reaches the place, she realises she’s in for a toss. The place is in shambles, a filmmaker who was sent to showcase and advertise the new school is found murdered and the chef is missing.

Tea and Treachery by Vicki Delany (Tea by the Sea Mysteries #1)

tea and treachery

Roberts has her hands full as the proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea by the Sea, a traditional English tearoom in Cape Cod. An aggressive real estate developer is trying to acquire Roberts’ grandmother Rose’s B&B. Things take a turn for worse when his body is found at the foot of Rose’s property and the police suspect Rose of killing him.

Dead on the Vine by Elle Brooke White (A Finn Family Farm Mystery #1)

dead on the vine

Charlotte Finn never wanted to inherit the family’s produce farm–much less plow a heap of money into it. Her plan is to hammer a great big FOR SALE sign into the farm’s fallow furrows–but Charlotte’s sunny hopes of a quick sale succumb to a killing frost when she finds a dead body entwined supine in the tomato vines. The poor man, it seems, was run through…with a pitchfork?

From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris (Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery #1)

from beer to eternity

Chloe Jackson has promised to help her late friend’s grandmother Vivi run the Sea Glass Saloon. Vivi and a Sea Glass regular’s bitter argument ends with the regular lying dead behind the bar. Vivi is the main suspect in his murder.

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