Get all the twists and turns without the violence with our collection of Cosy Crime books. We've got some of the best titles in the genre, filled with heartwarming tales of amateur sleuths trying to crack the case. Check out the full range of cosy mysteries.
The first book in the number 1 bestselling Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman. In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late? 'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' – Mark Billingham 'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' – Harlan Coben Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241988268 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm
Retired schoolteachers and amateur sleuths Liz, Pat and Thelma have a brand-new mystery to solve in this witty tale... Curious white envelopes have been delivered to friends and neighbours. Inside are letters revealing the deepest secrets they have tried to hide. As one by one, careers are ended, marriages destroyed and no one is beyond suspicion, the three friends decide enough is enough. They must take matters into their own hands before more damage is done. But as they work to uncover the truth, they begin to wonder just how far someone will go to silence this poison pen… Could a murderer be in their midst once again? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008509644 • Author: J.M. Hall • Publisher: Avon • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman. It is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill... or be killed. As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241512425 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Viking • Format: Hardback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.8 cm
The first novel in the sensational The Sequin Mysteries series, from world-renowned dancer and Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas. Behind the sequins and the sparkles, the competition is about to turn deadly... When a promising young dancer collapses during the opening tango of a major competition, Lily Richmond, dance legend, teacher and one-time world champion, is convinced that murder is afoot. There’s only one person who can help Lily solve the mystery: her former student, now turned private detective, Susie Cooper. But Susie vowed she’d never return to the ballroom . . . As the competition gets fiercer and the bodies pile up, Susie will be forced to go undercover in Blackpool and come face to face with a man she thought she’d left behind. Can Lily and Susie unravel the rumours from the rumbas and expose the murderer’s identity before they strike again? Sex, lies and ballroom dancing. Murder on the Dance Floor is a backstage pass to a world where the most ambitious will stop at nothing to win. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008558000 • Author: Shirley Ballas & Sheila McClure • Publisher: HQ • Format: Hardback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.7 x 24 cm
Page-turning and heart-warming, The Poppy Mystery Tales is the perfect cosy crime! Emily has settled in the picturesque village of Ashton Mead, where she lives with her puppy, Poppy. Life is finally going well for Emily. She has a cottage of her own, a job she likes and friends. Then she stumbles on the body of a woman who apparently drowned in the river. The other villagers suspect foul play and are quick to blame Richard, Emily's next-door neighbour and a newcomer to the village. Emily finds it hard to believe her friendly neighbour could be a cold-hearted murderer. When she meets his attractive son, Adam, her feelings become more complicated. Determined to find out the truth behind the death in the village, Emily travels to London to track down the man with whom Richard's wife was having an affair. Unfortunately for Emily, her visit does not go as planned. Instead of helping clear Richard's name, she finds her own life is in danger... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857305688 • Author: Leigh Russell • Publisher: Crime & Mystery Club • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
Turns out that reading nothing but true crime isn't exactly conducive to modern dating - and one woman is going to have to learn how to give love a chance when she's used to suspecting the worst. PhD candidate Phoebe Walsh has always been obsessed with true crime. She's even analysing the genre in her dissertation - if she can manage to finish writing it. It's hard to find the time while she spends the summer in Florida, cleaning out her childhood home, dealing with her obnoxiously good-natured younger brother, and grappling with the complicated feelings of mourning a father she hadn't had a relationship with for years. It doesn't help that she's low-key convinced that her new neighbour, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he's clearly up to something). But it's not long before Phoebe realises that Sam might be something much scarier - a genuinely nice guy who can pierce her armour to reach her vulnerable heart. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781804994573 • Author: Alicia Thompson • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared but the police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time EVERYONE is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405297752 • Author: Holly Jackson • Publisher: Electric Monkey • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.9cm