While promoted as a romance, Happy Endings, Thien-Kim Lam’s debut is also about strong women supporting each other, sex positivity, and what gentrification does to small, minority-owned businesses.
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is a fast-paced debut cozy mystery that will make you laugh, cringe, and salivate simultaneously.
For Batter or Worse is the 13th enter in Jenn McKinlay’s oh so bingeable cozy Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. The cupcake crew has a lot on their plate – Angie and Tate have a baby on the way, Mel and Joe are just days away from getting married, and Oz is settling into his job as the pastry chef at an exclusive resort while planning the cupcakes for Mel and Joe’s wedding reception.
A Tale of Two Cookies is the third Cookie House Mystery by Eve Calder. A charming cast of characters and a lovely setting make this series a sweet read.
Dial A for Aunties is an absolute delight – dark humor, reunited lovers, and family ties. It deserves all of the stars.
If you’re looking for a cozy mystery that’s a gentle read with a likable amateur sleuth and bookshop adventures, this is the perfect series. There’s even a bookshop dog for extra cuteness.
Fresh Brewed Murder is the first book in a new culinary mystery series. Set in Portland, featuring coffee culture with an engaging amateur sleuth, Fresh Brewed Murder is an exciting modern cozy.
Murder at the Taffy Shop by Maddie Day is a fast-paced cozy with a determined amateur sleuth supported by a quirky group of secondary characters as they solve a puzzler of a murder.
erena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli is an own voices story told from two points of view. Serena is successful and feels fulfilled except that her friends are all at different stages of their lives – focusing on relationships and children. Serena doesn’t want those.