It's February, and that means that hearts and candy and flowers are everywhere as we celebrate love in all its splendor on Valentine's Day. However, the amateur sleuths in these cozy mysteries are facing something more sinister than Cupid's arrows this month. Check out how some of your favorite sleuths handle the holiday, their own romantic entanglements (because every good sleuth will eventually have a handsome beau or intuitive bride), and the bodies that keep popping up at the strangest time.
Click on the title of the list to see all of the Valentine's Day cozy mysteries available from the St. Tammany Parish Library. If we have missed one of your favorites, please let us know in the comments.
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Cheese Shop Mysteries. Providence, Ohio is celebrating Valentine's Day with a week full of events. While her cheese shop sells heart-shaped cheeses, Charlotte Bessette is set to walk down the aisle, but a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiance's farm, causing the couple to reconsider the timing of the wedding.
China Bayles Mysteries. In Texas, lawyer and herbalist China Bayles opens a probe into the death of a former Texas Ranger, believed to have been involved in drug smuggling. The probe puts China's life in danger.
Hamish Macbeth Mysteries. Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last. But it was a mysterious Valentine's Day package--delivered to the a woman in a neighboring village before her death--that initially drew Hamish and Josie together. As they work side by side, Hamish and Josie soon discover that the woman's list of admirers was endless, confirming Hamish's suspicion that love can be blind, deaf...and deadly.
Wedding Planner Mysteries. A lot of people insist the show must go on, so Mallory’s investigation keeps getting sidetracked by everything from a meddling mother to a foot of snow to a side project making arrangements for a high school Winter Ball. But if she doesn’t catch the noxious culprit, the bride might wind up with a funeral wreath instead of a bouquet
Mrs. Murphy Mysteries. Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital–until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It’s not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a hotbed of ego, jealousy, and illicit love.