If you are looking for a fun way to spend a quiet evening, check out one of our latest Cozy Mysteries. These stories, sometimes known as “Cozies”, are a type of crime fiction that doesn’t contain a lot of sex or violence and may be humorous. They often take place in a small, socially intimate community and have some sort of theme. Here are a few of the Cozies we added to our collection this week:

Mission Impawsible by Krista Davis. This is the fourth book in the Paws & Claws Mystery Series. It features Holly Miller and her grandmother, Oma, who run the Sugar Maple Inn, along with their furry friends Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkle-toes the cat. In this installment, they are preparing for a matchmaking event for pet owners that will take place at the inn. Unfortunately, one of the guests is found dead with a letter from Oma in his pocket. All of the guests become suspects and Holly must find the real killer.

Facials can be Fatal by Nancy J. Cohen. This book is part of the A Bad Hair Day Mystery Series featuring salon owner Marla Vail. During the December holiday frenzy, the last thing Marla needs is a dead body in her new day spa. The victim had been a major donor for the organization that had hired Marla’s stylists to work at their upcoming fashion show. Now Marla must salvage her reputation and track down the killer. Despite the fact that the victim was generally well-liked, she soon finds several suspects. Marla and her detective husband will have their hands full figuring out what really happened.

No Cats Allowed: A Cat in the Stacks Mystery by Miranda James. Join Mississippi librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, as they deal with the murder of Oscar Reilly, the new director of their library. Oscar had not been popular with the library staff due to his mission to cut costs by eliminating departments and jobs. But most distressing – he had declared all four-legged creatures banned from the library. With so many enemies, the suspect list is long. Soon, though, incriminating evidence points to Charlie’s friend Melba. Convinced that she is no murderer, Charlie and Diesel must hurry to find the real killer before Melba is shelved under “G” for guilty.