Ten Cozy Mysteries for the First Half of 2022

2022 has officially arrived … somehow. And while I’d like to talk about new beginnings and all the bright things I’m hopeful for this year, I keep thinking of one of my grandmother’s refrains: however your year opens is how it will close. If that turns true, then I’m taking the year off. See y’all in 2023.

Kidding. Kind of.

Even with a less than stellar start, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to look forward to. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is focused on all the great books participants are looking forward to during the first half of 2022. While this list could have been gotten unwieldly fast, I decided to focus on the cozies I can’t wait to read.

It’s going to be a long year, but at least we have some great books for along the way.

Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage
by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity Mystery #25
Expected Publication: May 03, 2022

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Claws for Suspicion
by Deborah Blake
A Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery #3
Expected Publication: May 03, 2022

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A Fatal Glow
by Flavia Z. Drago
Odessa Jones #2
Expected Publication: February 22, 2022

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Homicide and Halo-Halo
by Mia P. Manansala
Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery #2,
Expected Publication: February 08, 2022

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Hot and Sour Suspects
by Vivien Chien
A Noodle Shop Mystery #8
Expected Publication: January 25, 2022

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A Killer Sundae
by Abby Collette
Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #3
Expected Publication: January 04, 2022

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Peril at Pennington Manor
by Tracy Gardner
Avery Ayers Antique Mystery #2
Expected Publication: June 07, 2022

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Under Lock and Skeleton Key
by Gigi Pandian
Secret Staircase Mystery #1
Expected Publication: March 15, 2022

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Up to No Gouda
by Linda Reilly
Grilled Cheese Mysteries #1
Expected Publication: January 25, 2022

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When the Crow’s Away
by Auralee Wallace
Evenfall Witches B&B #2
Expected Publication: April 05, 2022

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Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

11 Comments

  1. I absolutely love all these puntastic cosy mystery titles! Makes me want to add all of them to my TBR 😂

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  2. lydiaschoch says:

    I really like cozy mysteries, so I’ll be saving this list for later.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-releasing-in-the-first-half-of-2022/

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  3. lghiggins says:

    These look good, and I’m glad you found something to look forward to. It has been a long 2 years, and we need to be thankful for books!

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  4. Carla says:

    I also hope the year gets better, Christopher. I knew I shouldn’t have looked at this post, my TBR continues to grow.

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    1. Oh, sorry about that Carla! Though don’t worry, I’m in the boat. My TBR pile is basically a heap at this point.

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  5. masterspj says:

    Up to No Gouda is a delightful read. I have Under Lock and Skeleton Key on my TBR. Actually, I have an ARC for it that I need to read soon.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

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    1. That’s so good to know! I’m really looking forward to getting around to it.

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  6. I got into cozy mysteries for the first time in 2020 and can’t wait to read more! Thanks for sharing this great list. I’m especially looking forward to Homicide and Halo-Halo, I just loved the first book in this series!

    Jessica

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    1. Always nice to find someone into cozies! Once you start reading one, it’s hard to stop. Fingers crossed these are all as good as they look.

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