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.
Lexy Baker Bakery Cozy Mystery Series by Leighann Dobbs

Leighann Dobbs writes the Lexy Baker Bakery Cozy Mystery Series which started in 2012. It features Lexy Baker who opens up her dream bakery. She's gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side... but she never counted on...

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Cynthia Baxter writes the Lickety Splits Mystery Series which starts in March 2018 and is set in New York. Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert’s Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But when she moves back to care for her...

Magical Bakery Mystery Series by Bailey Cates

This series started in 2012 and is set in Georgia. It features Katie Lightfoot. Kate's aunt and uncle open the Honeybee Bakery in Savannah and she enthusiastically agrees to join them. But then she notices Aunt Lucy is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements...

Merry Muffin Mystery Series by Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton writes the Merry Muffin Mystery Series which started in September 2013 and takes place in New York. It features expert muffin baker Merry Wynter. Merry is making a fresh start in small-town Autumn Vale, New York, in the mansion she’s inherited from her late uncle, Melvin. The...

Mystery with Recipes Series by Isis Crawford

Isis Crawford aka Barbara Block, writes the Mystery with Recipes Series which started in 2003 and is set in New York. It features sisters Bernie & Libby Simmons. They own a catering and bake shop, A Little Taste of Heaven. Tender hearted Libby along with her wisecracking sister, Bernie,...

Nut House Mystery Series  by Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee writes the Nut House Mystery Series which started in February 2014 and is set in Texas. It features Lindy Blanchard who has devoted five years of her life to saving the pecan trees on her family’s farm. Lindy works at the family store, the Nut House which is famous for delicious...

Paxton Park Mystery Series

J A Whiting writes the Paxton Park Mystery series which started in September 2017 and is set in Massachusetts. After surviving a terrible car crash in Boston, twenty-eight-year old Shelly Taylor accepts a part-time job as a baker at a mountain resort in western Massachusetts. This story has...

Peridale Cafe Mystery Series

Agatha Frost writes the Peridale Cafe Mystery Series which started in 2017 and is set in England. It features soon to be divorced Julia South who moves back to her hometown and starts the Peridale Cafe.

Pie in the Sky Mystery Series  Ellie Grant

Ellie Grant (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene) write the Pie in the Sky Mystery series which starts in September 2013 and is set in North Carolina. It features Maggie Grady who works in her Aunt Clara's Pie Shop. Maggie is forced to retreat from her high-flying New York financial career to the town...

Pie Shop Mystery Series  by Carol Culver

Carol Grace (aka Carol Culver) writes the Pie Shop Mystery Series. This series started in 2011 and is set in California. It features Hanna Denton who has returned home to Crystal Cove, California, to take over her Grannie Louises' pie shop. The pie shop has been in business for 30 years and...

Pie Town Mystery Series

Kirsten Weiss writes the Pie Town Mystery Series which starts in October 2017 and is set in California. It features Valentine Harris who moves to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting to start a new life with her fiancé. Five months—and a broken engagement—later, at least her...

Piece of Cake Mystery Series by Jacklyn Brady

This series started in 2011 and takes place in New Orleans. It features pastry chef Rita Lucero. She leaves New Mexico and goes to New Orleans to get her husband Philippe to sign divorce papers..... in the first book in the series-- she finds him dead.

Piper Donovan Wedding Cake Mystery Series by Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane Clark writes the Wedding Cake Mystery Series (Piper Donovan) which started in 2011 and takes place in New Jersey. It features Piper Donovan, a struggling actress and professional Cake decorator in her family's bakery business.

Popcorn Shop Mystery Series Kristi Abbott

Kristi Abbott writes the Popcorn Shop Mystery series which starts in March 2016 and is set in Ohio. It features Rebecca Anderson. After a failed marriage to a celebrity chef, she’s ready for her life to open up and expand. She has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-...

Poppy Peters Mystery Series by A. Gardner

A. Gardner writes the Poppy Peters Mystery series which is started in 2015 and is set in Georgia. It features former ballet dancer Poppy Peters. After an injury derails Poppy Peters' ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother's footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy...

Rosie Kale Mystery Series Leigh Selfman

Leigh Selfman writes the Rosie Kale Mystery series which is set in California. It features baker Rosie Kale who solves crimes with her senior snoop helpers, Nana and Birdie.

Sweet Cove Mystery Series J A Whiting

J A Whiting writes the Sweet Cove Mystery series which started in and is set in Massachusetts. It features Angie Roseland who runs The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop in the seacoast town of Sweet Cove, Massachusetts. Angie is looking for a new building for the bake shop when a customer, is murdered and...

Teeny Templeton Mystery  Michael Lee West

Michael Lee West writes the Teeny Templeton Mystery series which started in 2012 and is set in South Carolina. It features out-of-work Charleston pastry chef Teeny Templeton. This series is full of quirky characters and southern charm.

The Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries by Ellery Adams

When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren't just delicious. They're having magical effects on...

Village Cooks Mystery  by Valerie Horowitz

Valerie Horowitz writes the The Village Cooks Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in New Jersey. It features Bonnie Emerson, daughter of a former U.S. president who owns the Village Cooks cookbook/cookware shop.

Willow Crier Mystery Series by Lilly York

Lilly York writes the Willow Crier Mystery Series which started in 2015 and is set in Oklahoma. It features Willow who moves south when she inherits her grandfather’s ice cream shop. From the slow southern dialect to the crazy drivers, Willow finds herself at odds with what most call “southern...

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