Cozy mysteries are popular reads, dealing with murder in a not too graphic manner. Many center around a theme: food, fashion, crafting, or owning a shop. Most of the cozies come in a series; here are some that might appeal to teens.
If they like fashion…
- Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay. After becoming an internet sensation, for the wrong reasons, Scarlett flees to England to help her cousin run their hat shop. Only her cousin isn’t there to greet her and an important client turns up dead. With Mim missing in action, Scarlett attempts to run the shop and uncover a murderer.
- Shoe Done It by Grace Carroll. Rita works at an upscale fashion boutique. When a client steals a very important pair of stilettos, Rita looks for them, only to discover the thief has been murdered. Who ever killed her client has stolen the shoes. Rita keeps her eyes peeled for the stilettos and the murderer.
- Button Holed by Kylie Logan. Josie’s opened her own button shop, becoming a big name in the button world. Her name becomes the talk of the town when a famous Hollywood actress comes to her shop for buttons for her wedding dress. When she’s discovered murdered with a button by the body as the only clue, Josie needs to uncover the truth.
- Veiled Deception by Annette Blair. Maddie returns home for her sister’s wedding. Unfortunately another woman refuses to believe the groom is off the market. When she ends up strangled with the wedding veil, Maddie must clear her sister’s name.
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