The first half of the year is always a little “light” on Cozies with holiday themes, but those days will soon be ending! I’ve already discussed the soon-to-be-released August holiday Cozies in an earlier post, so it’s about time to talk about next month’s releases, the September holiday releases. Well, upcoming in September we have so many Holiday Cozy releases that I’ll be splitting them up into two posts – with this first post dedicated to the three new Halloweeen-themed Cozy Mysteries we can look forward to in the month of September! (Broken record alert: I love holiday Cozies!)
First up will be Scrapbook of the Dead, by Mollie Cox Bryan. This will be the fifth in her Cumberland Creek Mystery Series, starring Annie Chamovitz, a former journalist and current stay-at-home mom who finds herself drawn into murder as often as into her favorite pastime, scrapbooking. This isn’t the first Holiday-themed book in the series – two have already featured holidays, including Christmas and the much less used St. Patrick’s Day. This time Annie will need to solve the murders of a pair of sisters, each found clutching scrapbook pages.
Kathi Daley will also have a Halloween themed mystery coming out – The Legend of Tabby Hollow, which will be the fifth in the Whales and Tails Mystery Series. This book will see the return of Caitlin Hart, owner of a bar, bookstore, and cat lounge, as well as a cat sanctuary employee and multiple animal owner living on a fictional island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. When a body is found in a nearby hollow, she will once again need to help assist in the investigation! Kathi Daley also writes the Zoe Donovan series, starring an animal rehabilitator, and the TJ Jensen Paradise Lake series, starring a high school teacher and coach.
Finally, on the Halloween-themed mystery list, we have Shelley Freydont‘s Trick or Deceit. You can tell that Freydont must really love Halloween, because this will be the second time it’s featured in her holiday-themed Celebration Bay Mystery Series. (Actually, the first Halloween themed mystery in this series is more of a Harvest themed mystery.) This series stars Liv Montgomery, an event planner in New York, who will once again need to figure out the mysterious death at one of her events, this time a Haunted House! Freydont also writes the Victorian themed Newport Gilded Age Mystery Series, the Sudoku Mystery Series, and the Lindy Haggerty Series starring an ex-dancer in New Jersey.
Can’t wait! If like me, you’re just too impatient to wait for September, you can check out plenty more Halloween themed Cozy Mysteries at the following page on the site: Halloween Theme Mysteries