November will have five new Cozy Mystery releases with Holiday themes! That’s plenty for one post so I’m just going to dive right into it!
First will be the only non-Christmas themed mystery coming up, JoAnna Carl‘s Easter themed The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha, which will be the 16th in the Chocoholic Mystery Series.) As the manager of a chocolate shop, Lee McKinney certainly expects to be busy during the Easter season. What she doesn’t necessarily expect is that she’ll be busy with murder, as the relative of a new hire turns up dead at a nearby vacant store nearby. Lee will need to work fast to keep her employee out of trouble in the Easter season. JoAnna Carl also writes under the name Eve K. Sandstrom, and under this name she writes the Down Home Mystery Series and the Matthews/Svenson Series.
Next up will be the first of our Christmas-themed Cozies, Kate Carlisle‘s Deck the Hallways, the 4th in the Fixer-Upper Mystery Series. Shannon Hammer is volunteering some of her time to renovate an old home into cheap housing for homeless families, and she’s brought in many of her neighbors and family, including her father. When the miserly banker who had been backing the project gets into an argument with Shannon’s father, it seems like a minor unpleasantness – until the banker turns up dead. Now Shannon will need to solve the mystery to keep her father out of the suspect lineup! Kate Carlisle also writes the Bibliophile Mystery Series, starring rare book expert and restorer Brooklyn Wainright.
The second of our Christmas-themed Cozies will be Vicki Delany‘s We Wish You a Murderous Christmas, the 2nd in the Year Round Christmas Mystery Series. The small town of Rudolph, New York, revolves around Christmas, maintaining it’s spirit the full year – which is why it is such unpleasant news when one the son of the owner of the Yuletide Inn plans to turn the building into another boring franchise hotel. When he turns up dead, it will be up to Merry Wilkinson to determine who has done this most un-jolly of crimes! Vicky Delany also writes the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series, the Ray Robertson Mystery Series, the Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series, the Klondike Mystery Series, and (as Eva Gates) the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series.
The last of our Christmas-themed Cozies will be Anne Perry‘s A Christmas Message, the 14th in the Christmas Mystery Series. In the newest entry in this long-running Christmas themed mystery series which features cast members from her other regular series, Victor and Vespasia Narraway of the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Mystery Series will be celebrating the Christmas of 1900 in an unusual but interesting way – touring Jerusalem. When a fellow guest at their Jaffa hotel is killed for a scrap of parchment, Victor and Vespasia will risk their lives – and the rest of their holiday season – trying to learn the truth behind the crime and the parchment. Anne Perry also writes the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Mystery Series, the William Monk Series, and the Matthew Reavley Series.
Finally, it isn’t a holiday themed Cozy but it is by a site author – Jennifer Chiaverini will be releasing Christmas Bells, a Stand Alone non-mystery. I’m not going to discuss this one in detail because it isn’t a mystery >>> but fans of Chiaverini’s work might still be interested in picking it up!
If you want to see more Christmas or Easter themed Cozies, be sure to check out the pages devoted to them on my site: