If you are looking for a gentle, easy read with non-violent plot twists and turns, then cozy mysteries are for you. These stories are often set in charming villages and the detective is usually a woman with a cohort of friends who help her solve the mystery. There is usually a dead body and everyone wants to know who did it. The books often have themes, such as catering or knitting, and often there is a recipe or a knitting pattern at the end of the book. Many of the cozy mysteries are part of a series so you can follow the characters over time.