Culinary Themed Cozy Mystery Series

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Below you'll find cozy mystery books that have a culinary theme. This includes cozy mystery themes such as bakery/dessert, barbeque, chef, coffee/tea, cooking class, farm/orchard, cheese, chocolate, food clubs/critics, organic food, pizza, restaurants, and wine/vineyards.

You may see a series listed twice. This is due to the way I have categorized each series. For example-- It will be listed twice on this list if a series is listed under the 'Chef' category AND the 'Restaurant' within the 'Culinary' category.

To view series that are only in a particular culinary category use the tabs on the left-hand side. Click on 'View by Category' and scroll down to Culinary.

A Bakeshop Mystery Series by Ellie Alexander
Category: Bakery/Desserts

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...

A Death by Chocolate Mystery Series
Category: Bakery/Desserts

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

A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series by Peg Cochran
Category: Caterer

This series takes place in Connecticut and started in August 2012. It features Giovanna "Gigi" Fitzgerald who has left New York to open Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite in quaint Woodstone, Connecticut....

A Soup Lover's Mystery Series by Connie Archer
Category: Restaurant

This series takes place in Snowflake, Vermont near a ski resort. This series started in August 2012. It features Lucky Jamieson who inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful. Lucy has...

Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series
Category: Bakery/Desserts

Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan) writes the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series which started in August 2017 and is set in Ohio. Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at...

An Undercover Dish Mystery Series Julia Buckley
Category: Caterer, Chef

Julia Buckley writes the An Undercover Dish Mystery series which started in October 2015 and is set in Illinois. It features chef Lilah Drake’s who owns the Covered Dish. Her business discreetly...

An Undercover Dish Mystery Series Julia Buckley
Category: Caterer, Chef

Julia Buckley writes the An Undercover Dish Mystery series which started in October 2015 and is set in Illinois. It features chef Lilah Drake’s who owns the Covered Dish. Her business discreetly...

Angelina Amalfi Mystery by Joanne Pence
Category: Chef

Joanne Pence writes the Angelina Amalfi Mystery series which started in 1993 and is set in San Francisco, CA. It features Angelina Amalfi, a gourmet chef and food writer with enough sass and...

Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Series
Category: Chef, Food Clubs/Critics/Foodie, Ghost

Joanne Pence writes the Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Series which is set in San Francisco, CA. It features Angelina Amalfi, a gourmet chef and food writer with enough sass and spunk for...

Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Series
Category: Chef, Food Clubs/Critics/Foodie, Ghost

Joanne Pence writes the Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Series which is set in San Francisco, CA. It features Angelina Amalfi, a gourmet chef and food writer with enough sass and spunk for...

Baker's Treat Mystery Series by Nancy Parra
Category: Bakery/Desserts

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...

Berry Basket Mystery Series
Category: Bakery/Desserts

Sharon Farrow writes the Berry Basket Mystery Series which started in October 2016 and is set in Michigan. It features Marlee Jacob who returns to the sandy shores of Oriole Point, Michigan and...

Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series  by JJ Cook
Category: Chef, Restaurant

J.J. Cook writes the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery series which started in April 2014 and is set in Mobile, Alabama. It features Zoe Chase. She has always wanted to own her own restaurant—but...

Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series  by JJ Cook
Category: Chef, Restaurant

J.J. Cook writes the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery series which started in April 2014 and is set in Mobile, Alabama. It features Zoe Chase. She has always wanted to own her own restaurant—but...

Black Cat Cafe Mystery Series by Lyndsey Cole
Category: Bakery/Desserts, Restaurant

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...

Black Cat Cafe Mystery Series by Lyndsey Cole
Category: Bakery/Desserts, Restaurant

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...

Blossom Valley Mystery Series by Staci McLaughlin
Category: Farms & Orchards, Organic Food / Spices, Spa

This series started in 2012 and is set in California. It features Dana Lewis who is in charge of marketing at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa.

Blossom Valley Mystery Series by Staci McLaughlin
Category: Farms & Orchards, Organic Food / Spices, Spa

This series started in 2012 and is set in California. It features Dana Lewis who is in charge of marketing at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa.

Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series by Alex Erickson
Category: Restaurant, Bookstore/Book Clubs

Alex Erickson writes the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series which started in May 2015 and is set in Ohio. It features bookstore/cafe owners Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki. Together they solve...

Bread & Batter Mystery Series Karoline Barrett
Category: Bakery/Desserts

Karoline Barrett writes the Bread & Batter Mystery series which started in November 2015 and is set in New York. It features co-owners of Bread and Batter Bakery, Molly Tyler and Olivia...

Bread Shop Mystery Series
Category: Bakery/Desserts

Winnie Archer (aka Misa Ramirez & Melissa Bourbon) writes the Bread Shop Mystery Series which started in February 2017 and is set in California. It features struggling photographer Ivy...

Brewing Trouble Mystery Series Joyce Tremel
Category: Wine/Beer

Joyce Tremel writes the Brewing Trouble Mystery Series which starts in December 2015 and is set in Pennsylvania. Set in a Pittsburgh craft brew pub, featuring a brewmaster with a head for...

Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series
Category: Farms & Orchards, Organic Food / Spices

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series which started in September 2019 and is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It features Brynn MacAlister who takes the gouda...

Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series
Category: Farms & Orchards, Organic Food / Spices

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series which started in September 2019 and is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It features Brynn MacAlister who takes the gouda...

Cackleberry Club Mystery Series by Laura Childs
Category: Restaurant

The Cackleberry Club series centers around three women - Suzanne a widow, Petra whose husband has Alzheimer's, and Toni in the midst of a divorce. Together they run a restaurant/book store/craft...

Cafe Prose Mystery Series
Category: Dog, Restaurant, Bookstore/Book Clubs

Jennie Brown writes the Cafe Prose Mystery Series which started in June 2019 and is set in Pennsylvania. It features thirty-three-year-old Talbot Meadows who has thrown herself into her work as a...

Candy Coated Mystery Series by Nancy Coco
Category: Bakery/Desserts, Bed & Breakfast - Inn - Hotel

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy Parra) writes the Candy Coated Mystery series which started in November 2013 and is set in Mackinac Island, Michigan. It features Alice McMurphy, owner of the “Historic...

Candy Holliday Series by B. B. Haywood
Category: Farms & Orchards

In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. She's an amateur sleuth who solves murders. The...

Cast Iron Cooking Mystery Series Jessica Beck
Category: Restaurant

Jessica Beck writes the Cast Iron Cooking Mystery series which started in May 2015 and is set in . It features fraternal twins, Annie and Pat and their sister Kathleen who is the town sheriff. The...

Cat Cafe Mystery Series
Category: Cat, Restaurant

Cate Conte writes the Cat Cafe Mystery Series which is set on an Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts. Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts,...

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