Wow, it’s hard to believe that the year will be coming to an end so soon! It feels like just yesterday we were taking down our Christmas tree, but here we’ll be putting it up again before too long!
As usual, December will be a pretty good month for Christmas-themed Cozy Mysteries, though more are being released during November! We can look forward to another two Christmas related mysteries and a non-mystery by one of our mystery authors in December, so let’s get right to it!
First, Isabella Alan will be releasing the third book in her Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series, Murder, Served Simply. Though the Amish Quilt Shop series has already built up quite a following, most Cozy readers are as likely to recognize her work as Amanda Flower, the name she has used for her previous works. This entry in the Quilt Shop series will see Christmas in Rolling Brook, Ohio, and Angie Braddock’s family will be visiting – unfortunately including her ex, for some reason!
Lucy Burdette will be releasing Death With All the Trimmings, the fifth book in her Key West Food Critic Mystery Series. Food critic Haylee Snow is asked to help investigate possible arson by a local chef, when a corpse turns up in the wreckage! As with many Cozy writers, Lucy Burdette has written under a different name in the past – you may be familiar with Roberta Isleib‘s Advice Column Mystery Series and Golf Lovers’ Mystery Series. Well, Lucy Burdette is also known as Roberta Ileib!
Finally, Carla Neggers will be releasing a story set in her Swift River Valley Romance Series, titled Christmas at Carriage Hill. This isn’t a Christmas Cozy exactly, as it isn’t even a mystery, but rather belongs in the romance genre. However, Neggers writes enough Cozy material that she has lots of fans here so I thought I should mention it.
If you just can’t wait to get started reading Christmas-themed mysteries, you might be more interested in seeing one of my previous articles, Christmas Books Released in November 2014. If even waiting for the rest of this month is too long, you might consider instead starting at my Christmas Mystery Book List.