September will be a pretty good month for holiday and new Cozy series, with three holiday Cozies and one new Cozy mystery series by an established author.
First up, Catherine Bruns will be releasing Dessert is the Bomb, the 11th in the Cookies & Chance Mystery Series, a Halloween-themed mystery. Sally (Sal) Muccio is preparing for Halloween, partially by preparing to cater a party at her father’s funeral home, but her business is under more than a bit of pressure by a new competing bakery opening up just across the street. When her new rival is killed by an explosion, Sal will need to solve the murder before she ends up behind bars.
Next, Krista Davis will be releasing Murder Outside the Lines, the third in the Pen & Ink Mystery Series, and likewise a Halloween-themed mystery. Bookstore manager and coloring book creator Florrie Fox is preparing for the Halloween season when a local celebrity medium claims that she saw a foot sticking out of rolled up carpet in a nearby alley – but nothing is there when the police investigate. Later, a local book lover disappears, and Florrie feels she has to investigate to ensure that there isn’t a miscarriage of justice.
The last of our Holiday-themed Cozies for September is A Killer Christmas Wish, the 7th in the Cat Latimer Mystery Series and a Christmas book. Note that I can’t find a page list for this particular book, so it might be a novella or short story instead of a full book. Christmas is approaching a bit early, but Cat Latimer isn’t quite ready to get into the holiday spirit, especially when one of a group of non-fiction authors preparing to take advantage of Cat’s monthly writing retreat turns up dead.
Finally, we’ll also have a new Cozy Mystery Series starting in September, the Catskill Summer Resort Mystery Series by author Vicky Delany, which will be starting with first entry Deadly Summer Nights. Elizabeth Grady’s mother has just bought Haggerman’s Catskills Resort, and she’s still getting used to helping out at the resort. Unfortunately, the death of a reclusive guest, and the discovery of a copy of the Communist Manifesto in his cabin threaten her mother’s new business, so Elizabeth will need to investigate herself to keep the venture afloat.
For more Halloween-themed Cozies, see my Halloween Mystery Book List page!
For more Christmas-themed Cozies, see my Christmas Mystery Book List page!
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery Series, check the New Mystery Series page!