Mystery: Cozy Monthly Trends (April 16, 2021)

Mystery: Cozy Month in Summary

This month there were 194 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 15923, decreased less than 5% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 6601 and 44068.

  • There were 96 standalone books, and 304 books which were in 176 unique series.
  • There were 226 books in KU, and 174 wide.
  • There were 76 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 324 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Detective(10), Police(10), Historical(10) and Crafts(9).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were murder(56), paranormal(18), set(15) and books(10). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were murder(130), killer(115), new(111) and life(101). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 376 were written in third-person
  • 23 were written in first-person
  • 0 of the first-person blurbs had more than one point of view

Setting vs Character in Blurbs

In this plot, each dot is a blurb. The percentages show how much of each blurb is about characters, and how much is about setting and events. Neither is better than the other, but this plot shows us whether blurbs in the Top 100 are mostly about one or the other, or a mixture.

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