August will be a good month for Cozies, with a good mix of new series by established site authors and holiday entries in older series.
First, T.C. LoTempio will be starting a new series, the Purr N’ Bark Pet Shop Mystery Series, with The Time for Murder is Meow. When the cancellation of actress Crishell “Shell” McMillan’s television show leaves her at loose ends, she takes the opportunity to do what she’s wanted for some time, taking over her late aunt’s pet shop. But when a local museum board member who had feuded with her aunt turns up dead, Shell quickly becomes the first suspect. LoTempio also writes the Cat Rescue Mystery Series and the Nick and Nora Mystery Series.
Ginger Bolton will be putting out a Fourth of July themed mystery, Jealousy Filled Donuts, the third in her Deputy Donut Mystery Series. Emily Westhill, owner and operator of the Deputy Donut Cafe, is preparing dozens of donuts for the local Fourth of July picnic. Unfortunately, a killer uses the donuts for sinister purposes, concealing a firecracker within a pile that ends up killing a local. Bolton also writes as Janet Bolin, under which name she writes the Threadville Mystery Series.
Maya Corrigan will be releasing a Halloween themed mystery, Crypt Suzette, the sixth in her Five-Ingredient Mystery Series. Val Deniston, manager of the Cool Down Cafe at the local fitness club, has been wondering about a lodger at her grandfather’s house, Suzette, who seems to have something of a nervous disposition and possibly a checkered past. When Suzette is killed by a hit-and-run driver after a Halloween costume contest, Val decides someone needs to investigate the issue a bit more thoroughly.
Finally, Vicki Delany will be releasing Silent Night, Deadly Night, a Thanksgiving novel and the fourth entry in her Year-Round Christmas Mystery Series. While the residents of Rudolph, New York, might keep the Christmas spirit up year round, that doesn’t mean they don’t celebrate other holidays, and Merry Wilkinson is preparing for both Thanksgiving and a reunion of her mother’s old college friends. When one of the old friends ends up poisoned, Merry will need to help solve this dastardly case to help salvage the holiday cheer. Vicki Delany also writes the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series, the Ashley Grant Mystery Series, the Ray Robertson Mystery Series, the Klondike Mystery Series, and (as Eva Gates) the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series.
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery Series, check out the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page on the site.
For more Fourth of July Cozy Mysteries, check out the Fourth of July Mystery Book Series page on the site.
For more Halloween Cozy Mysteries, check out the Halloween Mystery Book Series page on the site.
For more Thanksgiving Cozy Mysteries, check out the Thanksgiving Book Series page on the site.