Cozy holiday season will really be in full swing by September, as we can look forward to four new Holiday themed Cozy Mystery books in that month – two Christmas, one Valentine’s Day, one Thanksgiving!
First will be a Valentine’s Day themed novel, Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase, which will be the 3rd in the Kitty Couture Mystery Series. Valentine’s Day is just on the horizon for pet boutique and organic treat bakery owner Lacy Marie Crocker, when she stumbles upon a body while delivering doggy biscuits. Unfortunately, the most recent person to see the deceased appears to be Lacy’s father, so Lacy will need to work through Valentine’s to help keep her father out of prison and determine who bumped off the unfortunate deceased!
Next up will be Leslie Meier‘s Turkey Trot Murder, the 24th in the Lucy Stone Mystery Series. Lucy Stone is preparing for the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day when she stumbles across the frozen body of the daughter of a wealthy investor in local Blueberry Pond. She had struggled with addiction, so the police quickly chalk it up as an accidental overdose, but the puzzling funeral service gives Lucy other suspicions on what may have happened to the unfortunate girl.
Both of the other September Holiday Cozy releases will be Christmas themed.
Laurien Berenson will be releasing Wagging through the Snow, the 21st in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series. Melanie Travis is preparing for Christmas when she learns that her ex-husband and brother have bought a run down pine tree farm, and she agrees to help them get it back into good condition. However, it doesn’t take long before they stumble across a deceased body on the farm. Now Melanie will need to work fast to get the mystery solved in time to have a happy holidays!
Last but not least, Liz Mugavero will be releasing Purring around the Christmas Tree, the 6th in the Pawsitively Organic Mystery Series. Kristin “Stan” Connor and the rest of Frog’s Ledge are preparing for Christmas by lighting up the town with their annual light festival. Unfortunately, the festival is marred by the arrival of Santa’s sleigh – and Santa is dead! Stan will need to figure out why someone would bump off Santa before that most jolly of nights arrives so she and the rest of the town can have a Merry Christmas!
Also of note will be a re-issue of the classic Leslie Meier Christmas themed Cozies, Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder, sold together as Holiday Murder. Neither is new, but if you haven’t read either yet or feel that you’re ready to reread either, this is a convenient way to get both for a lower price!
For more Holiday-themed Cozy Mystery releases, be sure to check my themes on Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas Cozies: