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  • Important Dates
  • Nomination Rules
  • Past Awards
  • January 1 – 14 2023 | Nominations
  • Jan. 22 – Feb. 28 2023 | Finals
  • Last updated: 3.5.23, 06:30pm CST


If you find a spelling mistake feel free to contact us. If your nomination is not listed below and you submitted by the above time, it is most likely vetoed. See FAQ for more information.

  1. Do not nominate your own book, or a book you have not read.
  2. All nominations must be:
    – Indie (self) published during the previous year.
    – A Novella or Novel. (60+ Amazon listed page count.)
    – Cozy Mystery 
    – Published in English.
    – Submitted in the following format: Title by Author. Any other format will be disqualified.
    – 20 Reviews on Amazon, with a rating of at least 4.0
  3. The top 10 books will advance to the Finals.
    1. Each author will only be allowed ONE book to advance to the next round.
    2. To advance a book MUST have a minimum of 5 nominations.
  4. A person can only nominate:
    – a book once.
    – 3 books total.
    – Note: emails ending in .gov, .edu, .org are invalid. 
    – 18 years or older to participate.
  5. By nominating you are subscribing to the Cozy Mystery Tribe Newsletter.
  6. Nominations will be validated after they have closed, and books that do not meet the above qualifications will be removed.
  7. During the nomination round, making it to the current standings chart doesn’t verify that the book has met all qualifications.

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Congratulations to the 2022 Book of the Year!

Title: Quilting Calamity
Author: 
Kathryn Mykel

Page Count: 170
Published: 2/3/2022
Sub – Genre:
Craft/Hobby-Quilting

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 215 Ratings

Rating: 4.4/5

Amazon: 319 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

Blurb:

Quilting calamity and a string of clues. Can Alex untangle the knots before she’s keeled?

After the death of her beloved grandmother, Alex Bailey’s life is left in tatters. As she struggles to stitch things back together, she takes solace in one final gift—a cruise—booked before the quilting matriarch’s death. To weave the quilting community back together, Alex convinces her friends on Spruce Street to join her on the cruise.

With all hands on deck, a mysterious quilt and an unknown destination, she must trust that everything will go according to the plan. Until a death onboard the Tranquility puts a wrinkle in Alex’s idyllic quilting vacation. Unraveling the mysterious threads that surround the young man’s death, Alex must determine if it’s a terrible accident, or death by design. Determined to catch the culprit, she loosens the knot of suspicion and provides the bait needed to hook a ruthless killer.

Will Alex be able to follow the pattern and untangle this nautical mystery before there’s a storm at sea?

Quilting Calamity is the thrilling second book in a series of Quilting Cozy Mysteries. If you like intriguing howdunits, then you’ll love Kathryn Mykel’s skillfully stitched tale.

Title: Death in Paris
Author: 
Kate Darroch

Page Count: 207
Published: 3/30/22
Sub – Genre:
British, Culinary, Christian

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 228 Ratings

Rating: 4/5

Amazon: 192 Ratings

Rating: 4.1/5

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Title: Inheriting Murder
Author: 
Jamie Rutland Gillespie

Page Count: 289
Published: 5/5/2022
Sub – Genre: 
Animal-Dog

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 141 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

Amazon: 191 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

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Title: Mystery Maid
Author:
Hazel Smith

Page Count: 192
Published: 9/1/2022
Sub – Genre: 
Culinary, Animal-Dog

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 223 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

Amazon: 323 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

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Title: The Curious Corpse in the Cavern
Author: 
Audrey Clementine

Page Count: 162
Published: 7/26/2022
Sub – Genre:
Animal-Cat, Cold Case

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 139 Ratings

Rating: 4.4/5

Amazon: 186 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

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Title: Shifting and Shenanigans
Author: 
Elizabeth Pantley

Page Count: 210
Published: 7/15/2022
Sub – Genre:
Paranormal, Animal-Cat

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 136 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

Amazon: 136 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

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Title: A Deadly Disappearance Down Under
Author: 
Polly Holmes

Page Count: 238
Published: 4/30/22
Sub – Genre:
Paranormal, Animal-Cat

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 83 Ratings

Rating: 4.6/5

Amazon: 90 Ratings

Rating: 4.6/5

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Title: Murder Takes a Bow
Author: 
Wendy Neugent

Page Count: 208
Published: 3/31/2022
Sub – Genre: 
Animal-Parrot, Cruise Ship

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 111 Ratings

Rating: 4.4/5

Amazon: 175 Ratings

Rating: 4.4/5

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Title: Antiques, Artifacts & Alibis
Author: 
Sally Bayless

Page Count: 210
Published: 9/8/2022
Sub – Genre: 
Animal-Dog, Museum

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 157 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

Amazon: 228 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

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Title: A Fatal Fumble
Author: 
Nancy Basile

Page Count: 211
Published: 1/16/2022
Sub – Genre:
Sports-Football, LGBT+

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Goodreads: 16 Ratings

Rating: 4.5/5

Amazon: 23 Ratings

Rating: 4.6/5

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