A warm, fluffy blanket is wrapped around you, candles flicker nearby, and the real world has slowly slipped away as you’re lost in a good book – it’s the perfect evening. The power of a book is simply irresistible. Whether it’s tracking down fictional murderers or learning more about iconic women, every #booknerd loves a mystery thriller. But if you’re tired of not being able to fall asleep after reading intense books late at night, you might want to try some cozy mystery books.
Unlike horror, thrillers, or detective stories, Cozy Mysteries don’t get into the bloody murder or violent actions of hardened criminals or sociopaths. They’re as delicious as they look: light-hearted, comedic mysteries that pull you in without raising your heart rate. According to Goodreads, Intimate Mysteries (aka Cozies) rarely include sex, profanity, or violence. Instead, it’s usually based in a small town, where an amateur sleuth knows all the suspects personally, keeping you guessing as you wade through the spell. If you’re looking for a few cozies to enjoy this month, check out the best options ahead. The only thing left for you to solve is which one you choose first!