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Top 5 Cozy Mystery Beach Reads of 2024

Whether you’re lounging by the pool or staying cool indoors, these cozy mystery beach reads are just what you need to escape into a world of intrigue and charm.

Last Updated on July 15, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Top 5 Cozy Mystery Beach Reads of 2024

There’s something magical about the summer sun that makes it perfect for losing yourself in a good book. I get most of my reading done during this season, and I’ve found that you don’t need to be at the beach to enjoy a beach read. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, relaxing in your backyard, or even curled up on your couch with the AC on full blast, these cozy mystery beach reads are sure to transport you to a world of intrigue and charm. I’ve read each of these books and absolutely loved them; they’re the perfect companions to add to your summer bag. So are you ready to discover your next favorite page-turner? Let’s dive into my list of cozy mystery beach reads for 2024 to add to your summer bag!

List of Cozy Mystery Beach Reads for 2024

The cozy mystery beach reads I’m recommending you add to your beach bag are:

  • Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson
  • Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure by Lorenzo Carcaterra
  • The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by Claudia Gray
  • Come Shell or High Water by Molly MacRae
  • Dead Tired by Kat Ailes
Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson

Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson

At Shelley House, the elderly Dorothy and young Kat, despite their differences, unite to save their historic home. When a resident is attacked and justice is not served, they become unlikely amateur sleuths with their trusty Jack Russell terrier, determined to restore peace to their community.

You can get a copy of Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson on Amazon or Bookshop.

Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure by Lorenzo Carcaterra

“Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure” is a thrilling tale set in Ischia, where the loveable widow Nonna Maria helps thwart a revenge plot by a notorious mob boss. With the help of her friends, including a reformed hitman and a duo familiar with the island’s hidden caves, Nonna seeks out a mysterious treasure. The story blends dual plots with rich historical and cultural details. Plus, the novel’s combination of treasure hunting, history, and the warmth of Nonna Maria’s character makes it an ideal cozy mystery beach read for 2024, keeping readers entertained and engaged while they relax by the sea.

You can get a copy of Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure by Lorenzo Carcaterra on Amazon or Bookshop.

P.S. I interviewed the author about the previous two books in the series, and you can tune in to the episode here: Nonna Maria and the Case of the Stolen Necklace by Lorenzo Carcaterra

The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by Claudia Gray

The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by Claudia Gray

“The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh” centers on Lady Catherine de Bourgh. The plot follows Jonathan Darcy and Juliet Tilney as they attempt to save Lady Catherine from escalating threats. Alongside an intriguing mystery, we also see Jonathan Darcy and Juliet Tilney navigating their own budding relationship. This is a great cozy mystery beach read for 2024 because of its blend of suspense, romance, and charming homage to Austen’s style.

You can get a copy of The Perils of Lady Catherine de Bourgh by Claudia Gray on Amazon or Bookshop.

Come Shell or High Water by Molly MacRae

Come Shell or High Water by Molly MacRae

“Come Shell or High Water” is set on a picturesque barrier island off North Carolina. It follows Maureen Nash, a widowed folklorist, who is lured to Ocracoke Island by mysterious letters. While there, she encounters the ghost of an 18th-century pirate and gets entangled in a murder mystery. With its blend of mystery, supernatural elements, and charming coastal setting, this book makes for a compelling and entertaining cozy mystery beach read for 2024.

You can get a copy of Come Shell or High Water by Molly MacRae on Amazon or Bookshop.

Dead Tired by Kat Ailes

Dead Tired by Kat Ailes

“Dead Tired” by Kat Ailes follows Alice, a new mom who thought her days of crime-solving were over after tackling a murder with her prenatal group. However, as she and her friends take a break from motherhood by joining an eco-protest, they find themselves drawn into another mystery when a fellow protester is found strangled. With their detective skills put to the test again, they navigate a web of rogue artists, enigmatic entrepreneurs, and quirky protests in their sleepy English village. This book is a great cozy mystery beach read for 2024 because it combines humor, mystery, and the relatable chaos of new motherhood, offering a light-hearted yet engaging escape perfect for a day in the sun.

You can get a copy of Dead Tired by Kat Ailes on Amazon or Bookshop.

Have you read any of the books on this beach reads list?

What do you think about these cozy mystery beach reads for 2024? Have you read any of them? Are any of these books on your TBR? What books would you add to this list? Let’s talk all about cozy mystery beach reads in the comments below.

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