Crafty Cozy Mysteries

The crafty teddy

John J. Lamb.


When his wife's anniversary gift-a valuable, antique teddy bear-is stolen, retired cop Brad Lyon must discover the fur-fetched connection between the theft and the murder of a local museum curator.

The secret ingredient murders : a Eugenia Potter mystery

by Nancy Pickard.


Hailed by theSan Francisco Chronicleas "one of the most delightful new detectives to appear in years," Eugenia Potter is back in the kitchen -- hard on the case of a wily killer who has shattered the peace of an idyllic New England town. The beloved detective and chef extraordinaire created by the late Virginia Rich continues her adventures in this delectable mystery, penned by Rich's collaborator, Nancy Pickard. Now Mrs. Potter returns to solve ...

Skein of the crime

Maggie Sefton.


The newest installment in the series, with knitting patterns and recipes included! Fall has come to Fort Connor, Colorado, and the cool air has inspired the knitters at the House of Lambspun to start on their hats and mittens. It's also brought an influx of students to the university town-and into the shop for knitting classes. Kelly Flynn is happy to teach them the tricks of the trade-until one of them is found dead on the river trail near Kelly...


Susan Wittig Albert.


"In a class with...sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum,"(Publishers Weekly) China Bayles stumbles over old secrets in a Shaker village. China's friends and family are urging her to get some rest-and a Kentucky Shaker village seems the ideal place for it. At Mount Zion, China can assist with some herbal workshops-while absorbing all things Shaker, from their furniture to their peaceful ways. But the restored modern version of the village, s...

Murder in miniature

Margaret Grace.


A MINIATURE MYSTERY. First in a big new series. Geraldine Porter thought that being the chairwoman of the local Dollhouse and Miniatures Fair would give her leisure time to spend on her favorite craft. That was before a fellow miniatures afficionado is suspected of murder, leaving Gerry to prove the woman's innocence-or die trying.

Knitting bones

Monica Ferris.


Crime solving is a group project in the latest installment of this USA Todaybestselling series. The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild are thrilled to have raised over $20,000 for charity-but they're less pleased when the representative who accepts the check disappears with it. After breaking her leg in a fall from a horse, Betsy's confined to her apartment and loopy on pain killers-she can't possibly investigate. But Godwin, her store manager, ...

Tragic magic

Laura Childs.


The next Scrapbooking mystery takes readers back to New Orleans, where there are spookies, foodies--and crafty killers.

Sew deadly

Elizabeth Lynn Casey.


Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door... Everyone believes the police investigator, who's just fixin' to link Tori to t...

Murder most crafty

edited by Maggie Bruce.


Handicrafts are fast becoming a favorite American pasttime. Another, of course, is a good mystery. Combine the two and you have this delightfully different anthology on the art and craft of murder, in which the likes of knitting needles, handblown glass, wood files, and adhesives prove to be implements of a nastier sort of handiwork.