Cozy Mysteries: Coffee and Tea Shop Settings

“What on Earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee?” Anthony Trollope

And I totally agree !

Try these flavoured mysteries – perfect comfort read – with likable amateur sleuths, delicious murders and great recipes.

Coffeehouse Mystery Series by Cleo Coyle. This delightful series feature Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse. I have learned a lot about the world of coffee from these books.

Check out Cleo Coyle’s virtual coffeehouse for readers of her mysteries “where coffee and crime are always brewing”

Maggy Thorsen Mystery Series by Sandra Balzo. Maggy Thorsenowns and runs a coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds, in the small fictional town of Brookhills, Wisconsin. You will want to curl up with this series with a cup of latte.

Tea Shop Mystery Series by Laura Childs. “Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, finds herself investigating a crime when she caters the annual historic homes garden party, where one of the male guests is poisoned by tea. This upbeat, cozy mystery is interspersed with facts about tea as well as recipes for baked goods. Theodosia Browning owns a Tea Room in Charleston”.

Teapot Collector Mystery Series by Amanda Cooper. “Tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is the charming town of Gracious Grove, where time moves slowly, gossip spreads quickly, and the scones are to die for…”

And as a special treat I will add a delicious scoop of:

Mystery à la Mode Mystery Series by Wendy Lyn Watson. “When her ex-husband’s buxom girlfriend is murdered, ice-cream parlor owner Tally Jones and her former high school flame, Finn Harper, investigate the inhabitants of Dalliance, Texas, to find the murderer and clear Tally’s name”. There are twists and turns throughout this novel that will surprise you. And the novel includes ice cream recipes!

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

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