Whether it’s the mystery of the atmosphere or the story that gives you the warm fuzzies, there’s nothing better than cuddling up with a captivating mystery book under a blanket on a cold day. So, if you’re like us and looking for some cozy books to read this winter. Check out these ten ultimate cozy books for these cold winter days.
A Season for Treason (Deception and Discipline #1) by Golden Angel
A traitor. A courtship. A scandalous Season. In the race against time, will this pair reach the altar or the traitor first? In the service of England's spymaster (well, his niece, but surely he'll appreciate the help), Miss Mary Wilson is on a mission to uncover a treasonous plot. Though her only clue leads to the debaucherous secret society of the Marquess of Hartford, a lifetime of being overlooked should ensure her access to all of the gossip her assignment will require. There's just one problem: Mary is due to find a husband this Season and her Aunt Elizabeth, the Viscountess Hood, is determined to see her niece shine bright.
Focused on finding the perfect bride this Season, the Marquess of Hartford, known to his friends as Rex, finds himself distracted by the quiet Miss Wilson as she continually turns up everywhere she shouldn't be. As Rex considers the misbehaving Miss Wilson, a curious thought occurs to him. Is it possible that she could be the kind of bride who would enjoy life by his side and the pursuits of the Society of Sin?
Dumpster Fire (Life Sucks #3) by Elise Faber
Rob was single. That hadn’t been the plan. But it turned out that his plan wasn’t immune to car accidents. It couldn’t stave off death, couldn’t stop bad things from happening.
Now Carmella — his wife, his best friend, the other half of his heart — was gone. And she’d been gone long enough for the tendrils of loneliness to creep in, for him to risk dipping his toe back into the dating world. The only problem was that dating was a hell of a lot different in this world than when he’d been in college. He wasn’t good at apps and profiles, his banter skills were rusty, and his flirting... well, some might say it was atrocious. Then came high, high heels. Then came a sharp voice with an impressive repertoire of curse words. Then came a woman who was definitely not Carmella... but who might be the possibility of something.
Dressed to Kill (Cori Sloane Witchy Werewolf #5) by Tegan Maher
Never trust a vampire in a Prada suit, especially if you find her ex-dead in her trunk. Life couldn't be better for Cori Sloane. She has a fabulous boyfriend, her town's prospering, and for once, the local supernatural’s are all playing nice. Sure, she still has to deal with a family feud here and there, but that's par for the course when witches, werewolves, vampires, and all manner of shifters live in the same town.
Her peace and quiet end with a deafening crash when a fender bender turns into a murder investigation, and the prime suspect has friends in high places. Unfortunately, so did her ex. Though the woman swears she's innocent, Cori knows she's hiding something, and she's determined to find out what before an innocent person goes to prison for a crime she didn't commit.
Wedding Whack (Sunnyside Retired Witches Community #7) by Paula Lester
It's time for Zoey and Steve to finally tie the knot. But when their wedding planner gets whacked, their plans are totally derailed. More description coming soon.
Bell, Book and Scandal (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #3) by Josh Lanyon
Black Magic. Blackmail. Little Black Books. Must a witch break his vows to save his marriage? Cosmo Saville loves that his husband has finally accepted his witchy ways. And in return, his promise to stay out of police business guarantees them a happily ever after. At least, until he discovers he might be responsible for a dangerous game of blackmail…
Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith feels relieved that his marriage is back on track. Especially since he has his hands full with a high-profile suicide and rumors of a city-wide extortion ring. But when he stumbles across Cosmo breaking his vow by playing cop, John agonizes over old wounds.
With the commissioner’s badge and family in jeopardy, Cosmo has no choice but to put his life on the line… Can the witch expose a dark conspiracy, save John’s career, and return to love’s delicious spell? Bell, Book and Scandal is the third book in the Bedknobs and Broomsticks romantic gay mystery trilogy. If you like quirky characters, snappy spells, and madcap suspense, then you’ll love Josh Lanyon’s supernatural story.
A Novel Way to Die (Nevermore Bookshop Mysteries, #6) by Steffanie Holmes
In the sixth and final story in the Nevermore Bookshop Mysteries, Mina, Heathcliff, Morrie, and Quoth face off against their ultimate enemy. Add meddling villages, an army of fictional characters to wrangle, Mina’s mother’s latest get-rich-quick-scheme, and a curious dog into the mix, and Mina’s got her hands full. But Nevermore Bookshop still has secrets to reveal. Mina and her men are ready for an epic showdown worthy of a Homeric poem… if they survive.
Snow & Sneakery (Connie Cafe Mystery #8) by Maisy Marple
This is the eighth book in The Connie Cafe Mystery Series, a perfect series for lovers of clean small town mysteries that feature coffee and an amateur sleuth who’s in way over her head. Full description coming soon.
A Word to the Witch by Victoria DeLuis
A stolen watch, a secret untold, a rising body count! Eira’s going to need more than magic to solve this mystery! Join witch Eira Snow, her bubbly apprentice Fleur Evans, and a cast of quirky characters as they solve a new mystery in the quaint Welsh village of Caerleon. A Word to the Witch is the second book in the Eira Snow series of paranormal cozy mysteries. If you like believable characters, fun mysteries with surprising clues, then you’ll love Victoria DeLuis’ delightful story.
West Of Wicked (Witch Hazel Lane Mysteries Book 7) by J.L. Collins
Ever since Birdie Devaine set foot in The Hampton House, she knew it was something special. Her hard work finally paid-off after her new business boomed during the holiday season, giving her and her friends much to celebrate.
But Birdie’s good luck is about to run out. A series of nearly deadly mishaps plague the house as she struggles to keep the rumors that the place is truly haunted at bay. The only thing haunting the house is her ghostly dog, Grifter, and he’s hardly causing chaos these days.
And it’s not just her business that’s suffering… it’s her heart. It seems as soon as she re-kindles her relationship with her old flame Lucifer, she finds out that he’s been keeping secrets from her. Secrets that may have to do with what's going on inside The Hampton House. Birdie can't help but wonder if it's the house or her life that’s cursed. And if the curse is real… who cast it?
The Fabergé Flute by Maeve Maddox
Amateur flutist and English teacher Sallie Dunbar needs to get away. Not only is her life in a rut, the events of a frustrating school day have also pushed her to the limits. She impulsively drains her meager savings to spend Thanksgiving week at a music convention in 1980s London.
Anticipating a relaxing trip filled with sightseeing and perhaps a romantic fling, Sallie unwittingly becomes a killer's target. A fabulous jeweled flute reputed to possess healing powers has gone missing. And someone is willing to kill to get it back. Can Sallie evade a killer's clutches? Or will she end up as just another crime statistic?