Indian Summer

Written by Sara Sheridan — In the scheme of things across the genre, the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries fall into the cosy crime category. But like…

Forger’s Revenge

Written by Leah Devlin — Ella Winston is just out of prison, banged up for something she did… and also for something she didn’t do.…

Interview: MB Vincent

Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death is a comedy crime caper set in the West Country’s goriest market town where crucifixions are executed near…

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Past & Present

Written by Judy Penz Sheluk — A young woman launching a business to help other people find missing family members ends up reconnecting to her…

Crime fiction improv hits Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne, Australia in mid-September, it’d be a crime not to catch up with the city’s Fringe Festival, which this year includes Murder…

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It Begins in Betrayal

Written by Iona Whishaw — If you’re after historical crime with a strong backbone but also an air of genteel cosiness about it, then the Lane…

A Hole in One

Written by Judy Penz Sheluk — In this charming cosy mystery set in a small town north of Toronto, Canada, Arabella Carpenter decides to promote…

Front Page Murder

Written by Peter Bartram — In 1960s Brighton Percy Despart had been making a living illustrating saucy seaside postcards. Right until he was stabbed to death…

Requiem in Yquem

Written by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen, translated by Sally Pane — The Winemaker Detective Series seems to be one of the most popular offerings from…

CIS: The Mitford Murders

Written by Jessica Fellowes — It’s 12 January 1920. Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of the famous Florence Nightingale, boards a train. She settles herself, and…

Passport to Murder

Written by Mary Angela — One perenially popular subsection of the American cosy crime fiction bookshelf is the campus novel. This may be because so…

The Lighthearted Quest

Ann Bridge’s series of novels featuring dilettante journalist Julia Probyn are unfairly forgotten gems of the later Golden Age – wonderfully revived by Bloomsbury Reader.…