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Halloween Cozy Mysteries

When fall rolls around, some people crave all things creepy and spooky. But if you prefer your murder mysteries with a side of humor, then these Halloween cozy mysteries are for you!

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Halloween Cozy Mystery Themes

Who says that Halloween is only for kids? Just because you outgrow trick-or-treating doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! Grab a handful of candy corn and your favorite mini candy bars, and settle in with a Halloween cozy mystery. All of the books on our list feature pumpkins, ghosts, witches, haunted houses, or other lightly-spooky Halloween themes. These lighter reads will help you get into the spirit of the season without causing you to lose sleep at night. These Halloween mysteries are also on the shorter side, making them perfect to mix in between heavier titles.

If you prefer your Halloween books a bit more intense, then you’ll want to check out our list of the best new psychological thrillers!

Notes on Book Series

Most of the Halloween cozy mystery books on our list are part of a longer series. While they read well as quick and enjoyable standalones, we’ve included notes about each series in case you want to dive in deeper. A few of the series are dedicated solely to the Halloween theme, but the majority of them see the amateur sleuth solving crimes throughout the seasons. So if you find one you enjoy, you’ll be able to keep reading year-round.

The Best Halloween Cozy Mysteries

Cozy Mysteries with Witches & Magic

The titles in this section include cozy witch mysteries, magical towns, and paranormal events.

Halloween Cozy Mysteries with Ghosts

If haunted houses and ghost stories are your favorite part of the season, then pick up one of these cozy mysteries this Halloween.

Halloween Cozy Mysteries with Pumpkins, Halloween Candy, or Baking

Do you need the perfect book to read between trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell? These candy-coated Halloween cozy mysteries will satisfy your sweet tooth with a side of sleuth.

Even More Halloween Cozy Mystery Books

These cozy Halloween books don't fit neatly into one of the other categories, but like all the titles on our list, their playful style is more kooky than spooky.

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