May is here and the temperatures are getting warmer. It's time to think about summer vacations. So whether you are planning a trip of your own or are just an avid armchair traveler, these cozy mysteries will take you around the world.
These mysteries are great inspiration if you have the travel bug, but if you are ready to plan a trip, check out the A-to-Z World Travelopens a new window database available through the St. Tammany Parish Library. A-to-Z World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. It includes more than 200 World City Travel Guides, covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources. These up-to-date guides include logistics information including what kind of adaptors you may need, differences in clothing size, and basic emergency information from losing a passport to what happens if you get sick while abroad.
So whether you are ready for your imagination to take you on an adventure or want a book to accompany you on a real adventure of your own, check out one of these cozy mysteries and save the mayhem for the page.
Book Retreat Mysteries. Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. Resort manager Jane Steward hosts a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.
Murder Packs a Suitcase Mysteries. Mallory Marlowe is a travel writer turned amateur sleuth in this two-book series.
Cajun Country Mysteries. Having returned to Louisiana after a humiliating breakup and the derailment of her Manhattan career, Maggie Crozat now helps her parents run their plantation bed-and-breakfast.