Mystery: Cozy Trends (March 13, 2022)



Week in Summary

This week there were 38 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2974, decreased less than 5% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 1981 and 4407.

  • There were 25 standalone books, and 75 books which were in 55 unique series.
  • There were 73 books in KU, and 27 wide.
  • There were 27 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 73 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Cozy(-7), Crime(4), Small town(4) and Pregnancy/Breeding(4).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were murder(22), death(6), full(6) and twist(6). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Frequent words in blurbs this week were murder(41), new(34), life(32) and killer(27). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 90 were written in third-person
  • 10 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.