Chapter 16: Cozy Mysteries

Book Stacks from this Chapter

Annie’s Stack

Arsenic and Adobo*

by Mia P. Manansala

Adult Fiction, Mystery
Set in Illinois with a Filipino emphasis
Food and whimsical family focus

Dial A for Aunties*

by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Adult Fiction, Humor, Mystery
Set in California
Clever and humorous with “4 meddling Asian aunties”

Nia’s Stack

Sweet Silver Blues*

by Glen Cook

Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
Set in a fantasy world
Reads like a fantasy noir version of a cozy mystery

Still Life*

by Louise Penny

Adult Fiction, Mystery
Set in a Three Pines, Quebec
Classic cozy mystery

Sydnie’s Stack

The Secret, Book, & Scone Society*

by Ellery Adams

Adult Fiction, Mystery
Set in Miracle Springs, North Carolina
Team of four women who tell their own stories alongside the mystery

The Botanist’s Guide to Poisons & Parties*

by Kate Khavari

Adult Fiction, History, Mystery
Set in 1923 London
Crime mystery without a murder

* Part of a series

Currently Reading

The Inheritance Games, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The King’s Shadow: obsession, betrayal, and the deadly quest for the lost city of Alexandria, by Edmund Richardson

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects, by Amy Steward

Stack Quote

I dropped the candies into the children’s bags, thinking: You small mortals don’t realize the power of your stories.
~ Karen Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Grove

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