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BKLYN BookMatch- Cozy Mysteries

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Murphy's Law

Bowen, Rhys |

Fleeing a false accusation of murder in Ireland, Molly Murphy becomes involved in another murder case when the man who was harassing her on the boat to America turns up dead. Bowen’s writing style is similar to that of Jacqueline Winspear—both historical mysteries feature feisty young women who become private detectives. The women are likeable and fight to be respected as professionals. These cozy stories paint a realistic historical picture of their time periods

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith. |

Boldly going where no woman has gone before, Precious Ramotswe is the very first female private detective in all of Botswana. Tactful, effective, and insightful detecting comes naturally to this very independent woman in this highly entertaining humorous cozy mystery series. The book does not contain excessive violence but does contain some domestic abuse and the death of an infant.

Quiet as a nun.

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English television reporter Jemima Shore revisits the convent school where she was educated following the mysterious death of her schoolfriend Miriam, one of the nuns. Like Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey series, both feature clever sophistication, dark wit, a penchant for literary references, and a strong sense of place. Jemima Shore, like Harriet Vane, is an intelligent, independent, unconventional woman.

The girl who knew too much

Amanda Quick. |

Discovering the body of a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool at an exclusive California hotel, rookie reporter Irene Glasson investigates the victim's secret about an up-and-coming man and becomes drawn to a once-famous master magician whose career was mysteriously cut short. Quick writes compelling and stories with witty dialogue between characters.

Naughty on ice

Chance, Maia, author. | PRINTED MATL

The most recent in Maia Chance's Prohibition-era caper series. Society matron Lola Woodby and her Swedish cook Berta travel to Vermont to retrieve an antique ring at a family gathering only to find themselves the patsies in a murder plot.