Getting Cozy: New Year, New Series

It's a new year, and the perfect time to pick up a new cozy mystery series. Whether it's finally starting a long-running series that you have never gotten around to or one of the new series that started in 2019, pick up something new in 2020. Below you will find a list of new series that started last year—everything from a tea house mystery series, opens a new window to a new not-quite-cozy Anne Perry series, opens a new window set in pre–World War II Europe.

However, if you are like me and hate waiting for the next book in the series, you can always start a new-to-you established series. If you want an established series with lots of books available, check out this great list from Mystery Tribune, opens a new window.

If you are looking for a series on a particular theme, check out one of the Getting Cozy blogs, opens a new window. We have covered a variety of topics, but if we have missed something you are interested in, please comment and let us know!

If you are looking for a new series that is similar to a book, author, or series that you have read before, check out the NoveList database, opens a new window (you'll need your library card number to use it at home). You can search by series name, title, or author to find read-alikes. You can also ask a librarian for suggestions either at your favorite branch or online. Fill out the online Get a Reading Recommendation Form, opens a new window and in two weeks you will receive a list of 3 to 5 titles that match your interests.

Getting Cozy: New in 2019

First in the Cookie House Mysteries. Kate McGuire's life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiance both. But sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . .

First in the Cat Cooper Mysteries. When Catherine Cooper settles in the Hamptons on the heels of a nasty split from her long-time husband, the luxurious coastal community seems like the perfect place to get back on track in style. But as Cat soon discovers, starting fresh on the East End can be deadly . . .

First in the Hungarian Tea House Mysteries. Hana Keller serves up European-style cakes and teas in her family-owned tea house, but when a customer keels over from a poisoned cuppa, Hana and her tea-leaf reading grandmother will have to help catch a killer.

In the start of an all-new mystery series set in pre–World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover’s final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. Anne Perry doesn't write true cozies, so this book may be a little much for some readers.

First in the Helping Hands Mysteries. As a colleague of deputy coroner Mattie Winston, social worker Clothilde “Hildy” Schneider is no stranger to unsolved murders at Sorenson General Hospital. Except this time, it’s up to her to crack the case . . .

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