Four Southern Cozy Mystery Series To Begin This Year

Four Southern Cozy Mystery Series To Begin This Year

Looking for a new cozy mystery series to begin this year? Great, because we’re sharing four of our favorite mystery series set in the South. From Tex-Mex flavors to the down-home setting of Georgia, we have a mystery series selection that’s sure to please every Southern cozy mystery lover.

Take a look at our list of four cozy mysteries set in the South to begin this year.

Murder Once Removed (Ancestry Detective Mystery) by S.C. Perkins

Set in Austin, Texas, this mystery series features loads of Texas history and delicious Tex-Mex food. If you’re looking for a mystery with all the Southwestern vibes, this is the perfect mystery for you.

Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients’ long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal proving Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran’s great-great-grandfather was murdered back in 1849. What’s more, Lucy is able to tell Gus who was responsible for his ancestor’s death.

Partly, at least. Using clues from the journal, Lucy narrows the suspects down to two nineteenth-century Texans, one of whom is the ancestor of present-day U.S. senator Daniel Applewhite. But when Gus publicly outs the senator as the descendant of a murderer—with the accidental help of Lucy herself—and her former co-worker is murdered protecting the daguerreotype, Lucy will find that shaking the branches of some family trees proves them to be more twisted and dangerous than she ever thought possible.

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Death By Darjeeling (Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs

Set in Charleston, South Carolina the Tea Shop Mystery series has 21 books in the series and counting! If you love southern settings, tea 101 and a good mystery you’ll want to start this series now.

It’s tea for two hundred or so at the annual historic homes garden party. And Theodosia, as event caterer, is busy serving steaming teas and blackberry scones while guests sing her praises. But the sweet smell of success turns to suspense when an esteemed guest is found dead—his hand clutching an empty teacup. All eyes are on Theo… who is now trying desperately to save her reputation and track down the real killer. If only she can make sense of it all—before someone else takes their last sip… 

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Southern Sass And Killer Cravings (MaryGene Brown Mystery) by Kate Young

Located on an island off the coast of Georgia, this mystery series features southern feels and delicious recipes. This a great mystery if you like your whodunnits with a heaping dose of down-home flavor.

For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother’s passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama’s presence.

But all is not peachy back home. Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the old man’s been poisoned, Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed. Now, to save her sister and the diner, Marygene must find the real killer. With some startling assistance from her Mama’s spirit, Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts . . .

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A Spell For Trouble (Enchanted Bay Mystery) by Esme Addison

Set on the beaches of North Carolina, this new series offer a magical series with water witch vibes, mermaid lore, herbal remedies and Polish food. If you’re looking for a southern cozy mystery with an interesting backstory you may love this mystery series.

Alexandra Daniels hasn’t set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother’s tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an invitation to visit her estranged relatives and to help them in their family business: an herbal apothecary known for its remarkably potent teas, salves, and folk remedies.

Bellamy Bay doesn’t look like trouble, but this is a town that harbors dark secrets. Alex discovers that her own family is at the center of salacious town gossip, and that they are rumored to be magical healers descended from mermaids. She brushes this off as nonsense until a local is poisoned and her aunt Lidia is arrested for the crime. Alex is certain Lidia is being framed, and she resolves to find out why.

Alex’s investigation unearths stories that some have gone to desperate lengths to conceal: forbidden affairs, family rivalries, and the truth about Alex’s own ancestry. And when the case turns deadly, Alex learns that not only are these secrets worth hiding, but they may even be worth killing for.

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Well, there you have it. Four very different cozy mystery series with one thing in common – those southern settings we love to read about it. Whether you’ve read one or all, find us on Facebook and let us know what you think about our selections.

Happy reading!

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