October is a perfect month to read something spooky. Do you like mysteries, but don’t like a lot of gore or violence? Cozy mysteries may be just right for you! Jessica Fletcher, the heroine of the Murder, She Wrote series, leads off this list of recommendations, followed by other plucky woman detectives and even a cat!
A Little Yuletide Murder by Donald Bain 
Santa’s been murdered! Actually, it’s farmer Rory Brent, who's played St. Nick at Cabot Cove's annual holiday event for years. Now Jessica has to track down the humbug that did it!
Oolong Dead by Laura Childs 
In the latest book in the Tea Shop Mystery series, Indigo Tea Shop proprietor Theodosia Browning and her horse, Captain Harley, encounter murder most unsavory during the annual Charleston Point-to-Point Race.
Died in Wool by Mary Kruger 
Torie O'Shea, genealogist and president of the New Kassel, Mo., historical society, unearths long-buried family secrets when she puzzles out the strange 1920s suicides of siblings Glory, Whalen and Rupert .
Rest in Pieces by Rita Mae Brown 
Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, the postmistress of Crozet, Virginia, is the center of a matchmaking buzz when her new neighbor turns out to be a handsome male model named Blair. Everyone’s plans are derailed when body parts are found on Blair’s land. Now Harry has a mystery to solve, aided by her cat, Mrs. Murphy.
Don’t stop there! Interested in more cozy mysteries? Browse our large print section or ask a librarian to lead the way to more great titles!