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14 Clean Cozy Paranormal Books For Your Mystery TBR List


Are you curious about cozy paranormal books? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Hey bookworms!

Ever curled up with a mug of tea and wished you could dive into a world of mystery (and sometimes romance) that’s not too dark, but still gives you the supernatural chills? That’s exactly what cozy paranormal books are all about!

I’ve spent more time than I care to admit (honestly, it’s a lot) exploring Goodreads, flea market stalls, and dusty library shelves of mass market paperbacks to find the perfect blend of comfort and spookiness that these unique reads offer. Trust me when I say, I’ve become something of an expert in sniffing out the best tales where the paranormal meets the cozy vibes of a small town mystery.

So, whether you’re a long-time fan of the genre or just looking for something new to add to your To-Be-Read pile, stick with me!

I’ll guide you through a whimsical world where the stakes are just right—not too high, but enough to keep the pages turning. Let’s get our comfy reading socks on and discover a different genre of books that will make you believe in the magic of cozy paranormal adventures. 

Top 3 favorite cozy books to read

#1 Top Pick

Murder Ties the Knot by Diane Darcy

Soulmate trope mixed with an interesting mystery

#2 Pick

Falling In Love With My Vampire Cat by Camilla Evergreen

Laugh out loud dialogue with a small mystery

#3 Pick

Curse The Day by Annabel Chase

Magical town, new powers, and a murder mystery

Let’s dive into the realm of paranormal cozy mysteries

1. Falling in Love with My Vampire Cat by Camilla Evergreen

Rating: ☆ 4.13 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Paranormal Romance |  Read it!

For five years, Willow had no idea her cat was a hot vampire. Despite the adorable moments, she never expected to uncover the truth about magic. Now, faced with this revelation, Willow retreats into her own world. This is not a typical story—no clichés, no tropes.

It’s a tale of a barely functional adult’s quest for a fulfilling life. Join Willow in reading books, eating cheese, and falling asleep on the couch. No werewolf chihuahuas or boogeyman battles here. And definitely no falling in love.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

I just have to say, this book was so much fun! It was packed with witty conversations, a sweet romance, and a hint of mystery. I couldn’t stop laughing and the characters were just a blast to read about.

2. Happily Ever Haunted by Ellie Hall

Rating: ☆ 4.24 out of 5 Stars |  Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Mystery |  Read it!

Scarlet, a woman who has experienced her fair share of bad luck, falls in love with a ghost from her past. Determined to move on, she embarks on a journey to uncover paranormal activity in Concordia. Little does she know, the ghost she fell for is actually a cursed prince. Will love strike twice for Scarlet and Burton?

Why should you read this paranormal book?

Scarlet and Burton’s tale is a delightful mix of whimsy and romance, offering a paranormal experience that’s perfect for those who want a fun alternative to scary stories during the Halloween season.

The story unfolds quickly, leaving you satisfied with a happily-ever-after ending.

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3. Drop Dead Single by Lacy Andersen

Rating: ☆ 4.04 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Paranormal Romance |  Read it!

In the realm of reality dating shows, Prince Viktor Romanov reluctantly finds himself in the spotlight as a brooding creature of the night. But then he meets Cate, a spirited and captivating woman who is mistaken for a contestant on a macabre version of The Bachelor.

And so begins their forbidden love story. As Cate navigates this enigmatic land and tries to hide her growing affection for Prince Viktor, they must both protect their secrets and explore the possibility of defying death itself.

Love, even in the realm of the undead, might just have the power to revive their hearts.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

While it may not fit the traditional cozy mystery definition, this book falls into the delightful genre of cozy paranormal romance. The plot moves along at a brisk pace, and the characters have some hilarious exchanges.

The characters themselves go through satisfying development arcs, making it perfect for a lighthearted romance. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining escape into an enchanting story.

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4. Making a Medium by Erin Huss

Rating: ☆ 4.32 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery |  Read it!

Zoe Lane has the extraordinary ability to communicate with the deceased, which brings its own challenges. When she encounters Willie MacIntosh, an enigmatic man who appears much younger than his age, Zoe’s life takes an unusual turn.

As she investigates Willie’s death, she uncovers numerous potential suspects. Determined to uncover the truth and identify the killer, Zoe must navigate her newfound talent as a medium while being cautious of the dangers that come with it.

In this treacherous journey, Zoe’s life hangs in the balance as she delves deeper into the mysteries of the deceased.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This book is a hilarious read, filled with witty conversations and a main character you’ll absolutely adore! She’s a bit awkward, but witnessing her confidence grow as she delves into this cozy paranormal mystery is simply delightful!

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5. One Enchanted Evening by Trish LeBaron

Rating: ☆ 4.36 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Romance |  Read it!

Thea Halliwell, a bookstore owner living alone with her cats, decides to add some magic to her life by enrolling in a magical course. But her excitement quickly fades when her ex-flame, Mason Tuttle, unexpectedly reappears.

With a painful past and someone meddling in their present, their chance at a future hangs in the balance.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This book is such a wild ride, capturing the cozy romance vibe perfectly. I absolutely loved the main character, who’s a total bookworm, and the second chance romance was captivating.

The love story was so enchanting and heartwarming, with the most delightful banter. And let’s not forget the magical elements woven into the narrative – it made the whole reading experience an absolute joy.

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6. Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz

Rating: ☆ 4.04 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery |  Read it!

In this captivating story, a talking cat finds himself in the role of a detective, but will his new human partner be willing to play the part of Sherlock Holmes?

After a close brush with death, Angie discovers the extraordinary ability to communicate with animals, particularly a chatty feline named Octo-Cat. Octo-Cat reveals a shocking truth: his previous owner’s demise was not a natural occurrence, despite what everyone believes.

Now, Angie must embrace their unforeseen destiny as Blueberry Bay’s first pet whisperer P.I, all while juggling their day job as a paralegal.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This book is such a delightful and cozy paranormal book! It’s got the perfect blend of humor and mystery that keeps you hooked. The characters are so well-developed, and the plot moves at a fantastic pace. And let’s not forget about the talking cat – irresistible!

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7. Shifting and Bewitching by Carrie De Croix

Rating: ☆ 3.95 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Parnormal Mystery |  Read it!

Welcome to Enchanted Shores, where a little magic becomes the new normal in Sadie Summer’s life. As a hairstylist struggling to pay her taxes and maintain her inherited house, she embarks on a thrilling journey.

Adopted by a kitten, discovering her control over water, and getting entangled in a mysterious plot after her boss’s demise, Sadie unravels the secrets of Enchanted Shores. Little does she know, she could be the next target and doesn’t have much time.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This was such a fun and entertaining read with characters that really grabbed my attention. The plot was so well-crafted, it had me laughing throughout.

And let me tell you, the romance in there just added that extra something to the mystery.

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8. To Dye For by Greta Boris

Rating: ☆ 4.43 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery |  Read it!

Imogene, a rockabilly ex-hairstylist who has an uncanny ability to bond with dead people, finds herself in this peculiar situation. She’s got this task of fulfilling some dying wish from her late client, and now she’s on this journey to Greener Pastures.

But as she digs deeper into her client’s life, Imogene unravels this shocking secret that challenges all the assumptions about how her client died.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

The characters in this book are seriously amazing and crafted with so much attention to detail. Their development is top-notch, leaving a lasting impression.

The dialogue is super witty and engaging, had me laughing nonstop. This book is an absolute gem that will leave you wanting more, not wanting it to end.

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9. The Bridesmaid Earns Her Wings by Heather Horrocks

Rating: ☆ 4.24 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Romance |  Read it!

When a Vegas psychic predicts that best friend, Dixie and Stacy’s, “lifemates” are in a small town in Utah, they’re like, Road trip time! The quirky residents in Moonchuckle Bay are the friendliest ever, making Dixie want to stick around. But during a job interview, a vampire lawyer realizes two things. First, Dixie’s typing skills need work. And second, she might be his lifemate!

But as a confused and smitten vampire, he faces the challenge of convincing a skeptical woman to take a leap of faith and give love a shot.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

I absolutely loved the tiny town setting; it had such a unique personality of its own. The book completely hooked me with its unforgettable characters, clever dialogue, and heartwarming romance, making it a fun and quick read.

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10. Homicide at the Haunted House by Beth Dolgner

Rating: ☆ 4.43 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery |  Read it!

Olivia Kendrick, a divorced and financially struggling woman, ends up in the creepy town of Nightmare, Arizona. Desperate for a job, she takes a gig at a haunted house, only to stumble upon a real-life horror: a dead body at the entrance.

As an outsider, Olivia becomes the prime suspect and has to unravel the truth while dealing with the bizarre antics of her co-workers and the enigmatic Damien Shackleford.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This book and the whole cozy mystery series was such a fun and fast-paced read! The characters in this story are so intriguing, and let me tell you, the plot will totally keep you on the edge of your seat! You’ll be trying to figure out who the culprit of the dead man is.

And let me tell you, the paranormal elements just take the awesomeness of this book to a whole new level!

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11. Curse the Day by Annabel Chase

Rating: ☆ 4.05 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery |  Read it!

The only magic Emma Hart believes in is caffeine and the power of the dryer to lose one sock per load. Then Emma Hart, a public defender lawyer drowning in student debt, finds herself in Spellbound—a town cursed with supernatural beings.

As she navigates her newfound witch powers, Emma must tackle a recent murder of the town, a goblin accused of theft, remedial witch classes, and navigate her attraction to a vampire—all while trying to maintain her sanity and stay alive.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This book is absolutely incredible! The writing is seriously top-notch, and the pace is so gripping that it’ll totally captivate you in this cozy murder mystery.

And listen, you’ve got to grab the whole box set. It’s got everything you could want – discovering new powers, a magical town, and some seriously hilarious moments that’ll keep you hooked from start to finish. Trust me, you won’t be able to put it down!

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12. Murder Ties the Knot by Diane Darcy

Rating: ☆ 4.12 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery, Romance |  Read it!

In the midst of a wedding extravaganza, the groom is mysteriously stabbed.

Lena DeVille, a psychic from Las Vegas, in a chance encounter, matches with a werewolf on a dating site. William Murray, the head of security at The Hemlock Hotel and Alpha of his pack, has been searching for a mate for centuries and is determined not to let Lena slip away. As if things couldn’t get crazier, the groom’s death reveals ancestral secrets and a hidden world waiting to be explored.

Brace yourself, because their lives are about to turn into one big problem.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

This story is well-crafted, clean, and totally captivating. The romance part is just adorable with that soulmate trope, and the mystery? Oh boy, it’s like a rollercoaster ride that you can’t get enough of!

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13. Any Witch Way You Can by Amanda M. Lee

Rating: ☆ 4.09 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery, Romance |  Read it!

Bay Winchester, the local editor of Hemlock Cove’s newspaper, finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation in a corn maze.

As a descendant of witches, Bay faces suspicion from the townspeople and encounters a mysterious biker who may be linked to the crime. With family issues, ghostly encounters, and a pesky zit, Bay is having a tough week. And when the killer targets her, things take a dangerous turn.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

Like other Amanda M. Lee books, this first book in the series is so fun! The characters are well developed and the mystery is intriguing. I absolutely loved the banter between all the witches. It’s definitely a must-add to your cozy paranormal books list!

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14. Mrs. Morris and the Ghost by Traci Wilton

Rating: ☆ 3.95 out of 5 Stars |  Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery, Romance |  Read it!

Charlene Morris, a grieving young widow, moves to Salem for a fresh start at a bed-and-breakfast in a historic mansion. Little did she know, the house comes with a ghost named Jack Strathmore, who believes he was murdered. 

Determined to solve the mystery and get her business running for Halloween, Charlene begins her investigation. But as time goes on, she finds herself strangely drawn to the charming ghost.

Why should you read this paranormal book?

The first book in the Salem B&B mystery series is an absolute must-have for any fall or Halloween book list! Trust me, the characters are so intriguing, and the small romance plotline? Loved it! You won’t be able to put it down!

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FAQs about Cozy Paranormal Mysteries

So, what exactly makes a paranormal mystery ‘cozy’?

Bet you’re picturing a ghost sipping tea by the fireplace, huh? Well, not exactly. ‘Cozy’ in the book world is code for mysteries that are more about tickling your curiosity than giving you nightmares.

No gory violence or horror scenes — just a good time, clean fun, and a sprinkle of supernatural magic.

Will I have to sleep with the lights on after reading one of these?

Nah, you’ll sleep like a baby! These books have just enough paranormal spookiness to be fun without making you check under the bed every five minutes. They’re the perfect blend of mystery and supernatural that’s more charming than chilling.

Are these books all about romance, or is there some action too?

Oh, buckle up, friend! While there are plenty of heart-fluttering moments like any romance novels out there, these books pack more of a mystery punch.

There’s magic, mayhem, and yes, a fair share of action—enough to keep the pages turning faster than a vampire at a blood drive.

Can I read these books out of order, or will I be lost?

Here’s the scoop: While each book can usually stand on its own with a unique plot, reading them in order might save you some head-scratching moments.

Lots of cozy paranormal mystery books follow one character so make sure to look at the whole series before diving in.

What are popular paranormal cozy mystery tropes?

Ah, the tropes! They’re like the secret sauce that makes these cozy paranormal mysteries so addicting. You’ve got your quirky small towns with secrets tighter than a jar of pickles. There’s always that local business—like a bookstore or a café—where all the magical gossip goes down.

Of course, we can’t forget those sassy amateur sleuths who have a knack for solving mysteries while juggling an interesting small business or a supernatural ability.

Add in an annoying cat sidekick or a friendly ghost, and you’ve pretty much hit trope bingo. 

Oh, and let’s not leave out the inevitable love interest with more layers than an onion—and sometimes just as likely to make you cry (or swoon!).

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Did you discover the best clean cozy paranormal books?

Whew, what a wild broomstick ride through the land of clean cozy paranormal books, right? I hope you’ve had as much of a blast as I have. You’re now armed with all you need to navigate the whimsical alleyways of mystery and magic. So, what’s the game plan?

Are you going to dive into Murder Ties the Knot or perhaps you’ve got your eye on something else that’s sparked your curiosity?

Here’s the deal: Don’t let your TBR (To Be Read) list collect more dust than the haunted attics in these stories.

Seize the day, grab your favorite cup of coffee, and cozy up with a book that promises a clean, fun ride.

And hey, if you’ve stumbled upon a gem I haven’t mentioned above, don’t be a stranger!

Throw all of us the details down in the comments. Your next book crush might just be the one to top our list.

Now, what are you waiting for? Those mysteries aren’t going to solve themselves – grab your favorite read today and join the enchanted adventure!

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