5 Cozies for a Snowy Day

The forecast called for snow this weekend. Schools, libraries, and businesses closed early Friday in anticipation of the impending Snowpocalypse. Up to ten inches was cited in most reports. Like many, I stocked up on groceries, made sure my bookshelf was full, wrapped myself up in a blanket, and braced for impact.

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I waited.

A few flurries fell to the grass.

Then nothing.

I could have tossed a bowl of Corn Flakes onto my front lawn and covered more ground.

But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have been prepared. It’s better to play it safe when it comes to weather. And for me, one essential for any snow day is a great book— bonus points if it’s a cozy mystery. A puzzling whodunit.
An amateur detective. A fun hook. An eccentric cast of characters. What could make for a better read while curled up on the couch?

Here are five cozy mysteries for a snowy (or not so snowy) day.

Death by Dumpling
by Vivien Chien

Lana Lee never wanted to go back to waiting tables at her family’s restaurant. But when the property manager is poisoned, Lana must work overtime to find the murderer.


by Cindy Brown

Ivy Meadows is thrilled to be cast in a circus-themed production of Macbeth. However, when a cast member dies on opening night, Ivy suspects it wasn’t an accident.


Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles
by A.L. Herbert

Halia Watkins has opened her dream restaurant in Prince George’s County, Maryland and business is booming … and then a man is murdered in her kitchen with her cast iron frying pan.


The Plot is Murder
by V.M. Burns

Samantha Washington is prepping to open a mystery bookstore while dreaming of writing her own novel. However, when an unpopular denizen of her tiny town is found dead, Samantha’s interest in murder mysteries marks her as a suspect.


The Quiche of Death
by M.C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin thought she’d enjoy a quiet retirement in the Cotswolds, but she’s downright bored. Thinking the local baking competition would acclimate her to her new neighbors, she enters— but her store-bought quiche is found to contain poison when one of the judges falls over dead.


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  1. Fun choices! Every day is a good day to read, but I do love sitting in the warmth reading and glancing up periodically to see those snowflakes, big or small, drifting down. I must admit I smirked a little at “made sure my bookshelf was full.” It was a well written line, but I doubt your bookcase ever needs filling. 😉

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  2. No snow here in Florida, but I still curl up on the couch in the afternoon and evening to read a good book. I like the looks of some of these. I could never get into Agatha Raisin, she just annoyed me way too much, maybe she reminded me of someone???

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    1. If I was curled up with a book in Florida, I wouldn’t give the snow a second thought. Sounds perfect! And yeah, Agatha is an incredibly frustrating character, but I still enjoy the books for some reason.

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