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 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...

Wine Country Mystery Series
Category: Wine/Beer

Nancy Parra writes the Wine Country Mystery Series which starts in December 2017 and is set in California. Taylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine...

Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series
Category: Bakery/Desserts

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...

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...

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 starts 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 starts 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 starts 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...

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...

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 starts 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...

Cedar Bay Mystery Series by Dianne Harmon
Category: Restaurant

Dianne Harmon writes the Cedar Bay Mystery series which is set in Oregon. It features widower Kelly who owns Kelly's Koffee Shop. Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the...

Cheese Shop Mystery Series by Avery Aames
Category: Cheese

This series takes place in Ohio and started in 2010. Charlotte is the Co-Owner of Le Petit Fromagerie (the Cheese Shop) in her small Ohio town.

Chef Maurice Mysteries Series by J.A. Lang
Category: Chef

J.A. Lang writes the Chef Maurice Mysteries series which started in April 2015 and is set in the Cotswolds, England. It features Chef Maurice, proprietor of Le Cochon Rouge in the Cotswold...

Chili Cook-Off Mystery Series by Kylie Logan
Category: Restaurant

Kylie Logan writes the Chili Cook-Off Mystery series which starts in October 2013. It takes place all over the United States but I categorized it in Illinois because the main character is from...

China Bayles Mystery Series by Susan Wittig Albert
Category: Herbalist

This series started in 1992 and is set in Texas. It features ex-lawyer, China Bayels who has given up the high paced Houston legal jungle to pursue the quiet town living in Pecan Springs, Texas...

Chocoholic Mysteries by Joanna Carl
Category: Bakery/Desserts, Chocolate

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...

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