- January 1 – 14 2023 | Nominations
- January 22 – February 28 2023 | Finals
- Last updated: 1/16/22 – 12:00 pm CST
All entries will go through a final validation, you may see books change as we verify they meet the rules.
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.
Top 10 nominated books will move forward to voting, books must have at least 5 nominations to move forward.
- Do not nominate your own book, or a book you have not read.
- 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
- The top 10 books will advance to the Finals.
- Each author will only be allowed ONE book to advance to the next round.
- To advance a book MUST have a minimum of 5 nominations.
- 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.
- By nominating you are subscribing to the Cozy Mystery Tribe Newsletter.
- Nominations will be validated after they have closed, and books that do not meet the above qualifications will be removed.
- During the nomination round, making it to the current standings chart doesn’t verify that the book has met all qualifications.
- 2021 Finals
Verified Nominated Top 10
Titles in the running with 5+ Nominations
- Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley
- Doodled to Death by C.B. Wilson
- The Broken Bridge by Iris March
- Shepherded to Death by C.B. Wilson
- Roast Date by Heather Day Gilbert
- Hiking Sticks, Hawks, and Homicide by Mary Lucal
- Fur the Hex of It by Jane Hinchey
- Deadly Diva by Hazel Smith
- Wild Ghost Chase by Jane Hinchey
- Murder in LBJ Cove by Verena DeLuca
- Summer Camp Culprit by C.K. Fyfe
- Battle of the Hex of It by Jane Hinchey
- Party, Potions & Peril by Beverly A. Rearick
- The Heinous Homicides on the Honeymoon by Audrey Clementine
- Vampires and Villains by Elizabeth Pantley
- Murder in the Highlands by Dawn Brookes
- Pawsitively Smokin’ by M K Scott
- The Bizarre Bodies At The Beach by Audrey Clementine
- Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett
- Peach Clobber by Karen MacInerney
- Halloween Hi-Jinx by Annee Jones
- Antique Tragedy by Victoria Tait
- Death at a Christmas Party by Ann Sutton
- Murder on the Med by Ann Sutton
- Fake Death by Victoria Tait
- The Hanging at the Hollow Tree by Sarah M. Stephen
- Falling for Murder by Jamie Rutland Gillespie
- The Sign of the Calico Quartz by Jan Drexler
- Murder at the Christmas Market by Dawn Brookes
- Corporate Cruise Murder by Dawn Brookes
- Ambushed in the Alps by Zara Keane
- Murdered in Monterosso by Zara Keane
- A Collection of Secrets by Brook Peterson
- Grim Death by Karin Kaufman
- Death On The Golden Mile by Caleb Wygal
- Save the Last Dance for Tea by Erin Johnson
- Murder at the Tea Rooms by Rosie Hunt
- A Twisted Festival by Alyn Troy
- Music and Memories, Another Murder by Christa Nardi
- Caroling for Murder by Jamie Rutland Gillespie
- Strangled Skein by ACF Bookens
- Murder in the Wings by Kate P. Adams