October will be another very busy month for Cozy Mysteries, with a whopping 8 holiday-themed Cozies and one new Cozy Mystery Series by an established author! Well, normally with that many I would split them into two posts… but here, the new series is starting with a holiday release! So I’m just going to arbitrarily split them into two groups, one of non-Christmas mysteries and the new series, and save the just-Christmas mysteries for this weekend. That leaves us with three for today!
First up, Lynn Cahoon will be putting out A Very Mummy Holiday, which will be either a novella in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series or a novella in the series. (Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t have a length for this one…) Jill is taking a break from her book and coffee shop to spend Thanksgiving on the Oregon coast with her boyfriend and a bunch of other friends and family. But the holiday might be cut short when one of the other guests locates old human remains in the nearby dunes, and she’ll need to put her holiday on hold to make sure that the mystery gets solved. Lynn Cahoon is also the author of the Cat Latimer Mystery Series starring a former English professor and the Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series starring the owner of a farm to table restaurant.
Next, Isis Crawford will be putting out A Catered New Year’s Eve, the 15th in the Mystery With Recipes Mystery Series. Bernie and Libby Simmons are reuniting with Ada Sinclair, a distant relative for New Years’s Eve, catering for a questionable ploy to flush out the murderer of another relative year’s ago. Naturally, this goes wrong, and when one of the guests Ada planned on accusing ends up dead, Ada ends up arrested for the deed. Bernie and Libby are the only ones who can find the true culprit. Crawford also writes as Barbara Block, the name she uses for the Robin Light Mystery Series, starring a pet store owner.
Finally, the last for this set will be Julie Anne Lindsey‘s Apple Cider Slaying, a Christmas mystery and the first in her new Cider Shop Mystery Series! Wonona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe run a struggling orchard in Blossom Valley, West Virginia, but have decided to try to make up some business with a Christmas party at the orchard geared toward locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately, the party will be crashed by the corpse of Granny’s old nemesis, leaving Granny the most obvious suspect! Julie Anne Lindsey writes several other short series, including the Fortress Defense Mystery Series, the Geek Girl Mystery Series, and the Patience Price Mystery Series.
For more Christmas Cozy Mysteries, check out the Christmas Mystery Book Series page on the site.
For more Christmas Cozy Mysteries, check out the Thanksgiving Mystery Book Series page on the site.
For more Halloween Cozy Mysteries, check out the New Year’s Mystery Book Series page on the site.
For more new Cozy Mystery Series, check out the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page on the site.
Janice G says
Based on price, Lynn Cahoon’s A Very Mummy Holiday seems to be a novella. I pre-ordered this along with Memories and Murder, coming out in November which seems to be a full length book in the series – the first full length in quite a while.
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Janice, I agree that the price does make it feel more likely to be a novella.
LOL, you do realize that I could have done without knowing about the Isis Crawford series with FIFTEEN BOOKS WITH RECIPES in them, right? RIGHT? Here we go…again!
And as crazy as I get, PLEASE don’t ever stop!
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Bek, I certainly intend to keep doing this for quite some time!