Cozy Mysteries

Punning with Scissors by Becky Clark

By Charlie Cochrane When the latest commission for an author interview for The Big Thrill dropped into my inbox, my eyes lit up at the inclusion of “crossword” in the synopsis for…

Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan

By Charlie Cochrane Not all authors write for both adults and teens—but Emmeline Duncan does. Her latest for adult cozy mystery fans, FRESH BREWED MURDER, is the first in a planned series…

Death on the Boardwalk by Caleb Wygal

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is normally an idyllic place, until death arrives on recently widowed bookstore owner Clark Thomas’s doorstep. When the body of a local businesswoman and environmentalist gets dumped by…

Killer Content by Olivia Blacke

By Charlie Cochrane Sometimes you read an author’s website and you go, “Well, what on earth’s that about?” That was certainly the case with Olivia Blacke, so when we sat down to…

No Gravestone Unturned by Debbie De Louise

A murder in the Cobble Cove cemetery on Halloween night follows the burial of John’s aunt. Could one of his cousins who have come to town be responsible? As Alicia, Gilly, and…

Too Many Women, Too Little Time by David William Pearce

Monk Buttman is a man who foolishly believes his problems will somehow work themselves out, but Life rarely cooperates. In love with two women, one of whom is very sick, running errands…

Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron

By Charlie Cochrane USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron brings us the sixth instalment of her Cajun Country mystery series with MURDER IN THE BAYOU BONEYARD. When Maggie Crozat—proprietor of a historic…

Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines by Jennifer J. Chow

Mimi Lee is on top of the world. She has a thriving pet grooming business, the sweetest boyfriend, and a talking cat to boot. When she arrives at the elementary school where…

Politics Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo

The hit-and-run death of a schoolmate rocks Carol Andrews’ world. The tragic accident, still unsolved, soon becomes a rallying cry for pedestrian safety in an upcoming town council election. Ignoring the advice…

Tea and Treachery by Vicki Delany

In this charming new cozy mystery series from nationally bestselling author Vicki Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea shop owner must solve the murder of a local real estate developer…

The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace

By Charlie Cochrane Author Cathy Ace says she loves crime and that certainly comes out in her prolific writing. For this interview with The Big Thrill, I started by asking her about…

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman

In Dianne Freeman’s charming Victorian-era mystery series, Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, finds her sister’s wedding threatened by a vow of vengeance. London is known for its bustle and intrigues,…

Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon

Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia—until she stumbles across the trail of a killer. After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern…

The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

By Charlie Cochrane In THE ADVENTURE OF THE MURDERED MIDWIFE, only weeks into his first year at Eton, Sherlock’s father calls him and his brother back to Underbyrne, the ancestral estate. The…

The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn

There could be nowhere more fitting for English professor Lila Maclean to spend her sabbatical than in a proper Victorian mansion. The whimsical Callahan House seems to have materialized from the pages…

Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda

By Cathy Perkins MURDER IN THE SECRET MAZE, first in the new Tory Benning Mystery series, introduces a landscape planner amateur sleuth. After a whirlwind romance and a glorious wedding at the…

Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

By Dawn Ius Reading Garfield comics as a kid wasn’t just an ongoing source of entertainment for Jennifer J. Chow—fighting over them with her brother taught her an important life skill: reading…

Here Comes the Body by Maria DiRico

By Charlie Cochrane Award-winning author Maria de Rico gravitated from writing sitcoms to writing cozy mysteries. Both genres are populated with vivid characters—so that was the obvious place to start discussing DiRico’s…

Saltaire Strangler by Benni Chisholm

Everyone’s favorite amateur sleuth, Philomela Nightingale, and her husband, Brent Lark, plan to move to the seaside town of Saltaire. Realtors show them many houses, trying to find one that suits their…

A Mysterious Mix Up by J. C. Kenney

Murder hits the stacks when literary agent Allie Cobb investigates a fatality in the local library… Allie Cobb returns home from a book conference armed with hugs for her cat and her…

The Glass Thief by Gigi Pandian

By Charlie Cochrane Gigi Pandian is well known for her locked room short stories, including her 2017 Agatha Award winner “The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn.” But with THE GLASS THIEF, the…

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