Like most people, I go through phases where sometimes I only want to buy books in actual bookstores and, at other times, download them to my Kindle like I’m suddenly going to run out of novels to read.

Sure, the Kindle is brilliant when you go on holidays, after all, it’s handy and convenient and doesn’t get covered in sun tan lotion.

It’s also pretty good value for money, considering the cost of books, even when the ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price’ offers are on.

But the biggest PLUS for me is Kindle Unlimited. I know there are other ebook devices; I just don’t own any of them, and I can only go on what I know, which is why this blog post is all about the Kindle.

So how does it work? If you’re unfamiliar with Unlimited, let me give you a quick summary.

First of all it is an Amazon subscription service, which is generally around the £10/$10 per month price point.

For that, you get access to over a million eBooks and listen to thousands of audiobooks across a wide range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, romance, and mystery.

When it first started, you needed an actual Kindle device, but the tech has evolved since then.

Now, you can access it on any device when you download the Kindle app, including smartphones and tablets, as well as the e-readers.

You can borrow up to 10 books at a time. Once you reach this limit, you’ll have to ‘return’ a book before borrowing a new one.

So is it worth the fee?

Unlimited Pros and Cons

First, I’ll start with the pros. The range of books is insanely good. I mean, hardly an author hasn’t got a book available on Unlimited.

Even better is that you can browse through the selection before signing up to decide if there is enough of what you love to warrant the subscription.

Secondly, reading ten books at a time should keep even the most ardent reader happy, especially if you’re heading off on holiday and want to spend your days chilling and reading by the pool.

Personally, I think the fee is good value, it’s basically the cost of one new book a month so as long as you can read at that pace, it’s win-win.

If you read more than that, then you’re essentially saving money, and who doesn’t love that?

On the downside, anything less than a book a month, or if you suddenly find yourself seriously lacking in time, you could end up with a subscription and nothing to show for it.

There’s also the fact that you never own the books, which is fine, but a library does the same thing and it’s completely free!

And lastly, if you love a specific author or series of books, you’re unlikely to get any new releases on Unlimited.

If you don’t mind waiting, then it’s not a problem, but if, like me, you have a tendency to pre-order certain authors, then Unlimited isn’t ideal.

Best Cozy Crime on Unlimited

So, now that we’ve covered the basics, you’re probably wondering what kind of cozy crime you can expect to find.

Let’s start with the big hitters. LJ Ross has a decent collection available so if you like the DCI Ryan mysteries, then you are in luck with 19 of them currently on Unlimited.

Also, with a decent number of books from her collection is Fiona Leitch‘s Nosey Parker mystery series which is set in Cornwall.

J.M. Hall‘s first two books, A Spoonful of Murder and A Pen Dipped in Poison are both available.

They’re really good fun and follow the adventures of retired schoolteachers and amateur sleuths Liz, Pat and Thelma.

The first two Death in Paradise books from Robert ThorogoodA Meditation on Murder and The Killing Of Polly Carter are also included.

Sadly though, none of the Marlow Murder Club books are part of the subscription and neither are any of Richard Osman’s.

The good news is that if you like your cozy crime with a 1920s twist then the Lady Swift Mystery series from Verity Bright will be right up your street. All 19 books in the series are on Unlimited.

So too are 13 of the 22 Ellie Quicke mysteries from author Veronica Heley who also has her Bea Abbot Agency series on the service.

If you can’t get enough of murderous villages and the amateur detectives who figure out whodunnit, then 15 of M.C. Beaton‘s novels are available including Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death.

So, by any stretch of the imagination, that is quite an impressive list of books to keep even the most obsessed cozy crime fan happy.

It’s also the tip of the iceberg, so depending on what you’re in the mood for, there’s bound to be a title that will grab your attention.

Unlimited Possibilities

So there you have my quick round-up of the best mysteries available on Kindle Unlimited.

The service offers a variety of cozy crime novels that provide a perfect escape into gentle crimes and charming settings.

With a range of authors and series available, you can enjoy intriguing plots and endearing characters without having to buy each book individually.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the genre, Unlimited’s selection makes it easy to find your next favorite read and enjoy hours of pleasant, low-stress entertainment.

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