Bakery/Dessert Themed Cozy Mystery Books

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Below you'll find cozy mystery books that have a bakery or dessert theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.
A Bakeshop Mystery Series by Ellie Alexander

Ellie Alexander writes A Bakeshop Mystery series the which started in December 2014 and is set in Oregon. Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to...

A Death by Chocolate Mystery Series

Sarah Graves writes the Death by Chocolate Mystery Series which starts in January 2018 and is set in Maine. It features Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree and her best friend Ellie who open a waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose.

Sarah wrote the Home Repair is Homicide Mystery Series which...

Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series

Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan) writes the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series which starts in August 2017 and is set in Ohio. Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey’s up for a life-changing promotion, her...

Baker's Treat Mystery Series by Nancy Parra

Nancy Parra writes the Baker's Treat Mystery series which started in May 2013 and is set in Oiltop, Kansas. It features Gluten-free baker, Toni Ryder who inherits the family homestead and brings her Gluten-free bakery to Oiltop's Main Street only to discover that owning a gluten-free bakery can...

Berry Basket Mystery Series

Sharon Farrow writes the Berry Basket Mystery Series which starts in October 2016 and is set in Michigan. It features Marlee Jacob who returns to the sandy shores of Oriole Point, Michigan and now runs the Berry Basket, a berry emporium with something for everyone.

Black Cat Cafe Mystery Series by Lyndsey Cole

Lyndsey Cole writes the Black Cat Cafe Mystery series which is set in New Hampshire. It features Annie Fisher who flees Cooper, NY and moves to her hometown of Catfish Cove, NH. Annie immediately has a place to live, a job at her Aunt Leona’s new café—Black Cat Café—and plenty of boyfriend...

Bread & Batter Mystery Series Karoline Barrett

Karoline Barrett writes the Bread & Batter Mystery series which starts in November 2015 and is set in New York. It features co-owners of Bread and Batter Bakery, Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams. Molly is recently divorced and looking for a place to live. In the first book Molly and Olivia...

Bread Shop Mystery Series

Winnie Archer (aka Misa Ramirez & Melissa Bourbon) writes the Bread Shop Mystery Series which starts in February 2017 and is set in California. It features struggling photographer Ivy Culpepper. She has lots of soul-searching to do since returning to seaside Santa Linda, California. That is...

Candy Coated Mystery Series by Nancy Coco

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy Parra) writes the Candy Coated Mystery series which starts in November 2013 and is set in Mackinac Island, Michigan. It features Alice McMurphy, owner of the “Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. The old Victorian Inn has been in her family for generations. You'll find...

Chocoholic Mysteries by Joanna Carl

All the Chocoholic Mysteries feature Lee McKinney, a Texas beauty queen transplanted to a Michigan resort, where she is business manager for TenHuis Chocolade, a business owned by her aunt, Nettie TenHuis. The setting of the Chocoholic books is the fictional resort town of Warner Pier, Michigan...

Christmas River Mystery Series by Meg Muldoon

Meg Muldoon writes the Christmas River Mystery series which started in 2012 and is set in Oregon. It features pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters. Cinnamon owns a bakery in the charming town of Christmas River and they celebrate Christmas all year round.

Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series by Virginia Lowell

This series started in 2011 and takes place in Chatterley Heights, Maryland. It features Olivia Greyson and her best friend, Maddie Briggs. Together they own The Gingerbread House which is on the first floor of Livie's Victorian home. Their shop features cookie cutters and other baking...

Cookies & Chance Mystery Series Catherine Bruns

Catherine Bruns writes the Cookies & Chance Mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in New York. It features recently divorced Sally Muccio. Sally had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her...

Cupcake Mysteries by Jenn McKinlay

This series started in 2010 and takes place in Arizona. Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Solve mysteries.

Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery Series

Karen Rose Smith writes the Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery Series which starts in December 2017 and is set in Pennsylvania. In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals—but a murder in...

Daphne Martin Cozy Mystery Series by Gayle Trent

This series was started in 2008 and takes place in Virginia. It features newly divorced Daphne Martin who moves back to her hometown and opens up a cake decorating company, Daphne's Delectable Cakes.

Death by Chocolate Mystery Series by Sally Berneathy

Sally Berneathy writes the Death by Chocolate Mystery series which is set in Kansas City, Missouri. It features owner of the store "Death by Chocolate", Lindsay Powell. You'll discover mystery, murder and mayhem along with quirky characters like Fred, the computer nerd neighbor and Henry the...

Deputy Donut Mystery Series

Ginger Bolton (aka Janet Bolin) writes the Deputy Donut Mystery Series which starts in January 2018 and is set in Wisconsin. It features Emily Westhill who runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut.

Donut Shop Mystery Series by Jessica Beck

This series takes place in a small town in North Carolina. It features Suzanne Hart who owns a donut shop, Donut Hearts. Suzanne is recently divorced and cashed in her settlement to move back to her hometown and open this shop.

Dream Club Mystery by Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy writes the Dream Club Mystery series which started in September 2014 and is set in Savannah, Georgia. It features business consultant Taylor Blake who has returned to Savannah to help her sister Allison turn her dream of running an old-fashioned candy store into a reality. Allison...

Eclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery) by Laura Bradford

Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey) writes the Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery Series which starts in June 2016. It features failing bakery owner Winnie Johnson. Winnie had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she...

French Bistro Mystery Series

Daryl Wood Gerber writes the French Bistro Mystery Series which starts in November 2017 and is set in California. It’s always been Mimi Rousseau’s dream to open her own bistro, but it seems beyond her grasp since she’s been chased back home to Nouvelle Vie in Napa Valley by her late husband’s...

Fresh Baked Mystery Series by Livia Washburn

This series takes place in Texas and features retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom and her friends-- all retired teachers. She loves to bake and solve murders.

Frosted Love Cozy Mystery Series by Carol Durand

Carol Durand and Summer Prescott write the Frosted Love Cozy Mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in New Orleans, Louisiana and Florida. It features Melissa Gladstone (Missy), who owns Missy's Muffins and More, a family muffin and cupcake shop in Louisiana and Chas Bennett, the...

Fudge Shop Mystery by Christine DeSmet

Christine DeSmet writes the Fudge Shop Mystery Series which starts in September 2013 and is set in Wisconsin. It features Ava Oosterling who operates a copper-kettle fudge shop on the docks of Fishers’ Harbor, Wisconsin.

Ava wants to make fudge famous in the tourist haven of Door County—...

Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne Fluke

This series takes place in a small town in Minnesota and started in 2000. Hannah Swenson owns a cookie / bakery shop and solves murders. The books are always themed around a type of dessert.

Hansel & Pretzel Mystery Series

Dani Baker writes the Hansel & Pretzel Mystery Series which is set in Kitchener, Ontario. It features baker Linn Sommer who works at the German bakery Hansel & Pretzel. There are three books in the series that were originally written in German. As of October 2017 only the first book has...

Happy Tails Dog Walking Mystery Series

Stella St. Claire writes the Happy Tails Dog Walking Mystery Series. It features Olivia Rickard who would kill to keep everything just the way it is. She’s got a gorgeous boyfriend who loves her, a supportive sister to lean on, and a dog walking business that’s briskly barking away. But just as...

Kay Driscoll Mystery Series  by Susan Bernhardt

Susan Bernhardt writes the Kay Driscoll Mystery Series which is set in Wisconsin and started in January 2014. It features fifty-something Kay Driscoll, a retired nurse and newcomer to the insular town of Sudbury Falls in northern Wisconsin. With her new friends, the free-spirited herbalist...

Key West Culinary Mystery Series by Summer Prescott

Summer Prescott writes the Key Lime Culinary Mystery series which is set in the Florida keys and started in 2015. It features pie shop owner Marilyn and her quirky daughter.

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