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Thousands of new books are released every month – and while that's wonderful, it can make it hard to find exactly what you want to read. To help, we've gathered up a selection of the best new British cozy (or cosy, depending on your US/UK spelling preferences) mysteries coming out in August 2022.

Not sure what a cozy mystery is? Basically, they're books – or TV shows – which offer a kinder, gentler sort of murder. They don't go deeply inside the killer's most gruesome thoughts, they don't describe the killing in painstaking detail, and they aren't full of swearing and sex. In recent years, many have gotten somewhat more relaxed about sex and swearing, but they're still pretty tame on the whole.

In most cases, cozies have an amateur sleuth or detective figure – though there are a few rare cases (like the Hamish Macbeth series) where a police professional solves the cases. Though there are a few rare exceptions, most of these types of novels are set in small towns, villages, and out of the way places.

Occasionally, you'll see one set within a small community or sub-culture within a city, but that's not very common. Sometimes, you see it with historical mysteries or mysteries where the sleuth is a member of the clergy.

If you like accurate descriptions of police procedure, realistic homicide rates, and deranged serial killers, this is not the genre for you. On the other hand, if you like the feeling of dwelling amongst a group of friends you can come back to over and over, you should definitely give cozies a try. They offer a wonderful balance of character and puzzle, and they aren't likely to leave you laying awake at night worrying about murderers.

10 Fun British Cozy Mysteries Coming Out in August 2022

You can click the name of any title below to get to its Amazon page. Though we've linked to ebook formats in most cases, you can choose from the available formats once you're over there.

New British Cozy Mysteries on August 3

New British Cozy Mysteries on August 9

New British Cozy Mysteries on August 18

New British Cozy Mysteries on August 23

New British Cozy Mysteries on August 30

New British Cozy Mysteries on August 31

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