Best Cozy Mystery Books of 2023

best cozy mystery 2023 books

I was going through the the cozy mysteries released in 2023, and I thought it was worth putting together a list of some of the best ones released last year.

I’ll also be putting together a list of new and anticipated releases for 2024 soon, so look out for that in the next day or two!

If those aren’t enough cozy mysteries for you, check out the Bibliofile’s list of 50 Best Cozy Mysteries.

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
Jesse Q. Sutanto

What It's About: Put the kettle on, there’s a mystery brewing…
Tea-shop owner. Matchmaker. Detective?

Sixty-year-old self-proclaimed tea expert Vera Wong enjoys nothing more than sipping a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy ‘detective’ work on the internet (AKA checking up on her son to see if he’s dating anybody yet)...

Publication Date: March 14, 2023
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A Most Agreeable Murder
Julia Seales

What It's About: When a wealthy bachelor drops dead at a ball, a young lady takes on the decidedly improper role of detective in this action-packed debut comedy of manners and murder.

Feisty, passionate Beatrice Steele has never fit the definition of a true lady, according to the strict code of conduct that reigns in Swampshire, her small English township--she is terrible at needlework, has absolutely no musical ability, and her artwork is so bad it frightens people...

Publication Date: June 27, 2023
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The Last Devil to Die
Richard Osman

What It's About:

Publication Date: September 14, 2023

The Golden Spoon
Jessa Maxwell

What It's About: Every summer for the past ten years, six awe-struck bakers have descended on the grounds of Grafton, the leafy and imposing Vermont estate that is not only the filming site for “Bake Week” but also the childhood home of the show’s famous host, celebrated baker Betsy Martin.

The author of numerous best-selling cookbooks and hailed as “America’s Grandmother,” Betsy Martin isn’t as warm off-screen as on, although no one needs to know that but her...

Publication Date: March 7, 2023
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The Wishing Game
Meg Shaffer

What It's About: Make a wish. . . .

Lucy Hart knows better than anyone what it’s like to grow up without parents who loved her. In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now a twenty-six-year-old teacher’s aide, she is able to share her love of reading with bright, young students, especially seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents...

Publication Date: May 30, 2023
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Mrs. Plansky's Revenge
Spencer Quinn

What It's About: Mrs. Loretta Plansky, a recent widow in her seventies, is settling into retirement in Florida while dealing with her 98-year-old father and fielding requests for money from her beloved children and grandchildren. Thankfully, her new hip hasn’t changed her killer tennis game one bit.

One night Mrs...

Publication Date: July 25, 2023
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Murder and Mamon
Mia P. Manansala

What It's About: When murder mars the grand opening for Lila Macapagal’s aunties’ new laundromat, she will have to air out all the dirty laundry in Shady Palms to catch a killer…

Lila Macapagal's godmothers April, Mae, and June—AKA the Calendar Crew—are celebrating the opening of their latest joint business venture, a new laundromat, to much fanfare (and controversy)...

Publication Date: September 19, 2023
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