Monday, November 21, 2016

13 Free Cozy Mysteries

Grab some turkey and a free cozy mystery this thanksgiving.  You'll be thrilled with the mess you don't need to clean up as they amateur detectives do all the work for you.
Grab some turkey and a free cozy mystery this thanksgiving.  You'll be thrilled with the mess you don't need to clean up as they amateur detectives do all the work for you.
It's Thanksgiving week!  That means lots of food and fun.  And how about a little bit of mystery?

These books are a great way to spend any free time you have not cooking this week.  You'll get the fun of the food, without the mess in the kitchen.  And Amazon has them all Free right now.  (But be sure to double check before you grab one because Amazon changes their prices quite often and quickly.)

If you are looking for some fun, be sure to check out these cozy mysteries.

Donuts, deceit and the potential murder of a former assistant find Heather Janke at the center of a mystery in which she is a potential suspect and possibly the only one capable of discerning the truth.  Was her former assistant Christa murdered and if so, why?  Follow Heather as she searches for clues to get to the bottom of this sweet caper.
Strawberry Cream Murder (A Donut Hole Cozy Mystery)
by Susan Gillard
Free Kindle Unlimited Read

Donuts, deceit and the potential murder of a former assistant find Heather Janke at the center of a mystery in which she is a potential suspect and possibly the only one capable of discerning the truth.

Was her former assistant Christa murdered and if so, why?

Follow Heather as she searches for clues to get to the bottom of this sweet caper.


Welcome to Cider Island – a town where anyone who’s anyone knows something about someone. It’s just that kind of place. And things get a whole lot stickier for the residents when a businessman visiting the island ends up smothered at the local sugar bush. With maple syrup season in full swing, Ida Noe’s fudge shop is busier than a centipede at a toe counting contest – especially when she’s invited to showcase her world famous Maple Bacon Fudge at Sweeney’s Sugar Bush. All is sweet until some poor sap kicks the bucket in the sugarhouse and all fingers point to Ida’s best friend Maura Sweeney.  With the help of her lumpy black Lab and origami loving friend, Ida is determined to “tap” the real killer and prove that maple can indeed be murder.
Maple Syrup Murder (An Oh Fudge! Cozy Mystery)
by Grace Lemon

Welcome to Cider Island – a town where anyone who’s anyone knows something about someone. It’s just that kind of place. And things get a whole lot stickier for the residents when a businessman visiting the island ends up smothered at the local sugar bush.

With maple syrup season in full swing, Ida Noe’s fudge shop is busier than a centipede at a toe counting contest – especially when she’s invited to showcase her world famous Maple Bacon Fudge at Sweeney’s Sugar Bush. All is sweet until some poor sap kicks the bucket in the sugarhouse and all fingers point to Ida’s best friend Maura Sweeney.

With the help of her lumpy black Lab and origami loving friend, Ida is determined to “tap” the real killer and prove that maple can indeed be murder.

Annie Fisher is scared. She’s scared of the mess her boyfriend, Max Parker, is in the middle of and she has to get out of his house. She puts a whole state between them and drives like a madwoman from Cooper, NY to her hometown of Catfish Cove, NH where she hopes she’ll be safe. She decides to start a new life, a life she ran away from two years ago but is finding herself missing as soon as she gets home. Annie immediately has a place to live, a job at her Aunt Leona’s new café—Black Cat Café—and plenty of boyfriend prospects. Unfortunately, she also has plenty of bad things follow her. Like Max Parker. Only the next time she sees him he’s dead. Suddenly everyone she runs into turns into a potential suspect. There are ghosts from her past and new neighbors that make her hair stand on end. And right in the middle of everything is Annie with Max’s last warning to her—Don’t trust anyone. Will those words prove to keep her safe or put too much distance between Annie and those trying to help her?
Blue Buried Muffins (Black Cat Café Cozy Mystery)
by Lyndsey Cole
Free Kindle Unlimited Read

Annie Fisher is scared. She’s scared of the mess her boyfriend, Max Parker, is in the middle of and she has to get out of his house. She puts a whole state between them and drives like a madwoman from Cooper, NY to her hometown of Catfish Cove, NH where she hopes she’ll be safe.

She decides to start a new life, a life she ran away from two years ago but is finding herself missing as soon as she gets home. Annie immediately has a place to live, a job at her Aunt Leona’s new café—Black Cat Café—and plenty of boyfriend prospects. Unfortunately, she also has plenty of bad things follow her.

Like Max Parker. Only the next time she sees him he’s dead. Suddenly everyone she runs into turns into a potential suspect. There are ghosts from her past and new neighbors that make her hair stand on end. And right in the middle of everything is Annie with Max’s last warning to her—Don’t trust anyone. Will those words prove to keep her safe or put too much distance between Annie and those trying to help her?

When she's not baking her delectable pastries Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. Sometimes, the things she discovers lead to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation alongside the good-looking Deputy Beau Cardwell. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed--it all adds up to a dynamic paranormal romantic mystery. Then, there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep--jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible. Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true.
Sweet Masterpiece (Samantha Sweet Mystery)
by Connie Shelton

When she's not baking her delectable pastries Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. Sometimes, the things she discovers lead to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation alongside the good-looking Deputy Beau Cardwell. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed--it all adds up to a dynamic paranormal romantic mystery.

Then, there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep--jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible.

Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true.


Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect.  The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.
Capuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (A Cape Bay Café Mystery)
by Harper Lin

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect.

The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.

Revenge is a dish best served...smoking hot with a side of spicy fries.  HoneyBun shop owner, Ali Daniels, is in the middle of a date with a deliciously handsome police detective at the hottest NYC barbecue restaurant — when the owner is shot in the middle of a busy kitchen.  There's no gun. There are no witnesses.  Ali can't resist a good mystery to solve and decides to help the investigation along. But as she attempts to smoke out the culprit, it's Ali who risks being scorched by a red, hot killer.
Barbecue, Bourbon, and Bullets (A Honey Bun Shop Mystery)
by ME Harmon

Revenge is a dish best served...smoking hot with a side of spicy fries. 

HoneyBun shop owner, Ali Daniels, is in the middle of a date with a deliciously handsome police detective at the hottest NYC barbecue restaurant — when the owner is shot in the middle of a busy kitchen. 

There's no gun. There are no witnesses.  Ali can't resist a good mystery to solve and decides to help the investigation along. But as she attempts to smoke out the culprit, it's Ali who risks being scorched by a red, hot killer.

Ava's first day of work at Celebrity Cupcakes and Coffee goes horribly awry when television star Penelope Rose drops dead after eating the first cupcake. Horrified that she might be at the top of the list of suspects, Ava and her totally hot co-worker Easton set out to investigate what happened. Will they be able to solve the mystery or will Ava's first day of work be her last?
Killer Cupcakes (Celebrity Cupcakes Cozy Mystery)
by Milda Harris

Ava's first day of work at Celebrity Cupcakes and Coffee goes horribly awry when television star Penelope Rose drops dead after eating the first cupcake.

Horrified that she might be at the top of the list of suspects, Ava and her totally hot co-worker Easton set out to investigate what happened. Will they be able to solve the mystery or will Ava's first day of work be her last?

When good Southern girls get divorced, they go back home to Mama... Stacey "Strawberry Top" Fields is home again in small town Willowbrook, TN. Divorced, she's already earned her amateur sleuth badge by proving her super rich ex-husband cheated on her (and getting her share of the money per the pre-nup). A prize winning cook and blue ribbon baker, she was a fabulous wife and hostess but now she's starting over. It’s fun to be home with friends and family but even quiet little towns have problems. Secrets and lies make people do desperate things-small towns just hide them better. When someone steals Grammy's precious family recipe book, Stacey must track it down or never hear the end of it. That book means the world to the family and, since cooking is Stacey's future, no one is going to steal her family's culinary heritage and get away with it!
Grammy's Secret Recipe (Strawberry Top Mysteries)
by CC Dragon

When good Southern girls get divorced, they go back home to Mama...

Stacey "Strawberry Top" Fields is home again in small town Willowbrook, TN. Divorced, she's already earned her amateur sleuth badge by proving her super rich ex-husband cheated on her (and getting her share of the money per the pre-nup). A prize winning cook and blue ribbon baker, she was a fabulous wife and hostess but now she's starting over.

It’s fun to be home with friends and family but even quiet little towns have problems. Secrets and lies make people do desperate things-small towns just hide them better. When someone steals Grammy's precious family recipe book, Stacey must track it down or never hear the end of it. That book means the world to the family and, since cooking is Stacey's future, no one is going to steal her family's culinary heritage and get away with it!

Tara got more than she bargained for when she opened up The Frozen Scoop ice cream Shoppe in the small town of Caesar’s Creek, Georgia. Newly divorced and disgusted with corporate life, she feels a small town atmosphere is a welcoming change to her prior chaotic life. That is until the town is rocked by murder and mayhem. Now it’s time for Tara to put her amateur sleuth skills to work along with her friends and co-workers Stormi and Paige. But what happens when a new man in Tara’s life might become a suspect in the murder case?
A Frozen Scoop of Murder (Caesars Creek Mystery)
by Contance Barker

Tara got more than she bargained for when she opened up The Frozen Scoop ice cream Shoppe in the small town of Caesar’s Creek, Georgia. Newly divorced and disgusted with corporate life, she feels a small town atmosphere is a welcoming change to her prior chaotic life. That is until the town is rocked by murder and mayhem.

Now it’s time for Tara to put her amateur sleuth skills to work along with her friends and co-workers Stormi and Paige. But what happens when a new man in Tara’s life might become a suspect in the murder case?


A festive wedding, a new beginning gone awry, and the death of a beloved World War II veteran...  Betty Hitchens has her hands full with her first catering gig. Though her nerves are frayed from trying to make everything perfect for the young couple getting married, things quickly go from joyously chaotic to sad and dramatic when she receives word that one of her favorite customers has died. While she's paying her respects, Betty learns that the daughters of the deceased don't believe their father died of natural causes as reported. They ask Betty to take a look into the events surrounding his death and give them her opinion on what really transpired. The Yellow Rose baker agrees, since she's in need of distraction. A friend has encouraged her to start going out more, but she quickly learns that the dating scene for women in small-town Texas falls somewhere in between limited and downright grim. Discover what happens as Betty juggles baking, relationships, and life as a single woman in an ever-changing and often confusing world.
Cake and Dating (A Yellow Rose Cozy Mystery)
by KP Hilton
Free Kindle Unlimited Read

A festive wedding, a new beginning gone awry, and the death of a beloved World War II veteran...

Betty Hitchens has her hands full with her first catering gig. Though her nerves are frayed from trying to make everything perfect for the young couple getting married, things quickly go from joyously chaotic to sad and dramatic when she receives word that one of her favorite customers has died.

While she's paying her respects, Betty learns that the daughters of the deceased don't believe their father died of natural causes as reported. They ask Betty to take a look into the events surrounding his death and give them her opinion on what really transpired. The Yellow Rose baker agrees, since she's in need of distraction. A friend has encouraged her to start going out more, but she quickly learns that the dating scene for women in small-town Texas falls somewhere in between limited and downright grim.

Discover what happens as Betty juggles baking, relationships, and life as a single woman in an ever-changing and often confusing world.

When Nikki’s husband of 20 years decided that he wanted a different life in Los Angeles it spawns a new life for her as well. Leaving behind Atlanta and her Journalism career there, she and her college bound son move to the small and tightknit town of Maple Hills, Vermont. With a bustling tourist season, the thriving community seems the perfect place to set up her new Chocolate Shop… yet opening day proves more deadly than profitable. A hit and run right outside her shop door leaves a man dead and questions swirling. When the victim is identified as Steven Denforth, the most hated and reviled man in town, it resurrects the fissures that had recently torn Maple Hills apart. It seems that when Denforth first came to town, the quiet man bought the local paper, then proceeded to publish damning articles about some of the communities’ most prominent members - secrets that no one should have known about. Now he is dead and everyone is a suspect, including Nikki. As both a former reporter and an FBI Consultant, Nikki instinctively knows the dirt in Maple Hills is piled high and if she doesn’t get to the bottom of it, and to the murder, then her stay in the quaint Northern Town may very well be short lived.
Raspberry Truffle Murder (A Maple Hills Cozy Mystery)
by Wendy Meadows
Free Kindle Unlimited Read

When Nikki’s husband of 20 years decided that he wanted a different life in Los Angeles it spawns a new life for her as well. Leaving behind Atlanta and her Journalism career there, she and her college bound son move to the small and tightknit town of Maple Hills, Vermont. With a bustling tourist season, the thriving community seems the perfect place to set up her new Chocolate Shop… yet opening day proves more deadly than profitable.

A hit and run right outside her shop door leaves a man dead and questions swirling. When the victim is identified as Steven Denforth, the most hated and reviled man in town, it resurrects the fissures that had recently torn Maple Hills apart. It seems that when Denforth first came to town, the quiet man bought the local paper, then proceeded to publish damning articles about some of the communities’ most prominent members - secrets that no one should have known about.

Now he is dead and everyone is a suspect, including Nikki. As both a former reporter and an FBI Consultant, Nikki instinctively knows the dirt in Maple Hills is piled high and if she doesn’t get to the bottom of it, and to the murder, then her stay in the quaint Northern Town may very well be short lived.

Welcome to Sandy Harbor, Maine a place where everyone knows everyone, as well as everyone else's business. It's a small town with a big problem when local businessman Henry Hoffer turns up dead. Local blogger and pie baker extraordinaire, Allie McSwain, also has a problem. When she discovers Henry's body, she finds herself suddenly a suspect in his murder. Allie and her sidekick Lucy Gray set out to discover the real killer before the wrong person ends up in an orange jumpsuit.
Apple Pie a La Murder (A Cozy Baked Murder Mystery)
by Kate Bell
Free Kindle Unlimited Read

Welcome to Sandy Harbor, Maine a place where everyone knows everyone, as well as everyone else's business. It's a small town with a big problem when local businessman Henry Hoffer turns up dead.

Local blogger and pie baker extraordinaire, Allie McSwain, also has a problem. When she discovers Henry's body, she finds herself suddenly a suspect in his murder. Allie and her sidekick Lucy Gray set out to discover the real killer before the wrong person ends up in an orange jumpsuit.

Becky's pastry shop, the Blue Bay Café, is popular among the natives of Ouna Bay, as well as among the tourists passing by. But Becky's life is turned upside down when someone puts their eye on her beloved Blue Bay Café.  Who would want her to give up her café? And most importantly, why? Could the new, handsome man in Becky's life have anything to do with it? As things heat up and sinister events become the norm, Becky decides to take matters in her own hands. Join Becky and her best friend, Rosalie, as they try to get to the bottom of this mystery and stop the madness.
A Sweet Chunk of Madness (Ouana Bay Cozy Mystery)
by Deany Ray

Becky's pastry shop, the Blue Bay Café, is popular among the natives of Ouna Bay, as well as among the tourists passing by. But Becky's life is turned upside down when someone puts their eye on her beloved Blue Bay Café.

Who would want her to give up her café? And most importantly, why? Could the new, handsome man in Becky's life have anything to do with it?

As things heat up and sinister events become the norm, Becky decides to take matters in her own hands.

Join Becky and her best friend, Rosalie, as they try to get to the bottom of this mystery and stop the madness.