Saturday, November 23, 2019

Seven Thanksgiving Cozy Mysteries

When it comes to holiday setting Christmas definitely seems to get all the love but since Thanksgiving is coming up (how is that even possible??) I'm looking for books that are just as cozy but set around the holiday that is all about food and togetherness.  Now I'm kind of boycotting Thanksgiving this year - or at least the cooking part of it - but here's a few mysteries I'd like to pick up to read about other people doing all the work WHILE solving murders!

1.  The Wolfe Widow by Victoria Abbott - This is a cozy mystery series involving a book collector with a focus on classic mystery authors AND this particular one takes place during Thanksgiving.

2.  Murder, She Wrote: A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain - Is there anything more Thanksgiving-y then Thanksgiving in Cabot Cove with Jessica Fletcher? 

3.  Sins Out of School by Jeanne M. Dams - It's a traditional Thanksgiving in England!  Plus this is a fun cozy series that was one of the first I read before I even knew the term cozy.

4. The Raven and the Nightingale by Joanne Dodson - This is a literary mystery with lots of Poe mentions and somehow Thanksgiving is wrapped up in there.

5.  The Pumpkin Muffin Murder by Livia J. Washburn - Baking, pumpkin muffins, and a dead body camouflaged as a scarecrow.  I'm not sure how much Thanksgiving is really in the setting but it's definitely fall.

6.  A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer - This is another one where I'm not sure if Thanksgiving is really in the book but there's a fall fest and lots of soup so close enough.

7.  A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette - Thanksgiving in Key West!  Not the most tradition but lots of fun.

What are some of your favorite books that take place during Thanksgiving?


  1. What a nice assortment of Thanksgiving cozies; glad u shared these.

  2. I haven't read any of these. I'll have to check them out!

  3. Awesome. There aren't many Thanksgiving cozies out there and I haven't read any of these yet!

  4. Good grief thanksgiving is crazy enough without adding some crime to it too. :) Haha although it does sound like a fun combination!

  5. I don't really read themed books set around holidays-not in the genres I usually read!

  6. I don't remember reading any Thanksgiving mysteries, Katherine, so I'm definitely going to check these out!

  7. Haven't gotten into the Thanksgiving theme yet since we had finished tennis season but fall is still present in my life with my sock WIP.