Halloween Themed Cozy Mystery Books

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Pumpkin Pied (Gray Whale Inn Series Short Story) MacInerney, Karen

It's almost time for the Cranberry Island Harvest Festival and Pie Bake-Off... and the much-anticipated annual Great Pumpkin Contest. But trouble starts brewing when the front-running pumpkin is sabotaged... and flickering, ghostly lights set island tongues wagging. When the corn maze goes up in...

Pumpkin Roll (Culinary Murder Mysteries Series #6) by Josi Kilpack

Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman...

Pumpkin Spice Murder (Frosted Love Cozy Mystery #17) Summer Prescott

A celebratory haunt turns out to be closer to reality than fantasy when Missy's Halloween masquerade becomes a crime scene. With few clues and only murky information about just what is going on in the spooky new town, Missy must team up with artist Kel and set a trap for the killer!

Pumpkins in Paradise (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery # 1) by Kathi Daley

Between volunteering for the annual pumpkin festival, and coaching her girls to the state soccer finals, high school teacher Tj Jensen finds her good friend Zachary Collins dead in his favorite chair. When the handsome new deputy closes the case without so much as a “why” or “how,” Tj turns her...

Rebel Without a Cake (Piece of Cake Mystery Series #5) by Jacklyn Brady

Halloween is approaching, and the co-owners of Zydeco Cakes, Rita Lucero and her former mother-in-law, Miss Frankie, have scored a sweet treat—a fantastic catering opportunity that could lead to a rich future for their bakery. But their good news is quickly rattled by a bump in the night when...

Scared Stiff (Mattie Winston Series #2) by Annelise Ryan

When Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston and her boss/best friend, Izzy, are called to the home of waitress and part-time model Shannon Tolliver, they find the ghoulish Halloween decorations a bit too authentic. Among the fake blood and skeletons is the corpse of Shannon herself. Since the whole town...

Scary Sweets (Donut Shop Mystery Series #34)

It’s Fright Week in April Springs, a time filled with special events leading up to Halloween, but the celebration is in jeopardy when a body is found in the middle of the night on the platform of the dunking booth under the town clock. Suzanne and her mother decide to investigate, and soon...

Scrapbook of the Dead (Cumberland Creek Mystery Series #6) Mollie Cox Bryan

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what's been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz...

Send in the Clowns (The Country Club Murders #4)

Haunted houses are scary enough without knife-wielding clowns. Especially murderous knife-wielding clowns. So thinks Ellison Russell, single mother, artist, and reluctant sleuth.
Now death wears a red nose and Ellison is up to the blood-stained collar of her new trench coat in costumes,...

Silver Scream (Bed & Breakfast Series #18) by Mary Daheimv

While witches fly and ghosts go by on a Halloween weekend, a Hollywood cast and crew descend upon Hillside Manor. Judith McMonigle Flynn′s worst nightmare is realised when yet another guest, mega-producer Bruno Zepf, drowns in the kitchen sink. When is a murder not a murder, but an accident that...

Southern Ghost (Death on Demand Series #8) by Carolyn Hart

Hart offers a pleasing eighth entry in her multiple award-winning (Agatha, Anthony and Macavity) cozy/Southern gothic series starring mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her sleuth husband, Max. In 1970, the son of South Carolina's prominent Tarrant family takes his life in the aftermath...

Stirring the Plot (Cookbook Nook Mystery Series #3) by Daryl Wood Gerber

Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster...

Sweet Fire and Stone (Sweet Cove Mystery #7)

Although the main mystery is solved in each story, the books should be read in order to enhance your enjoyment as some story threads run from book to book.

It is October in Sweet Cove, Massachusetts and the Roseland sisters and Mr. Finch are enjoying the fall season until Police Chief...

The Curse (Seacliff High Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley

Alyson Prescott moves to Cutters Cove, Oregon, after being placed, along with her mother, in the witness protection program. In her previous life, Alyson was an A-list heiress with the excitement of a trend setting lifestyle and the security of old money. After witnessing a murder executed by...

The Diva Haunts the House (Domestic Diva Series #5) by Krista Davis

Domestic diva Sophie Winston is getting into the Halloween spirit- her decorations for a community haunted house are so good, it's scary. Not to be outdone, rival domestic diva Natasha is throwing a spooktacular Halloween party at her house. But when Sophie arrives, she discovers one of Natasha'...

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws & Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis

The spirited sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Murder, She Barked

Wagtail, Virginia, the top pet-friendly getaway in the United States, is gearing up for a howling good Halloween—until a spooky murder shakes the town to its core . . .

Holly Miller doesn’t believe in spirits...

The Ginseng Conspiracy (Kay Driscoll Mystery Series #1) by Susan Bernhardt

Murder comes to town and so does Kay Driscoll, whose tenacious nature tells her city officials are attempting a cover-up and she must expose the truth.

On her way to attend a Halloween Ball, Kay Driscoll, a newcomer to town, witnesses the murder of a local professor. When the official...

The Halloween House (Tess and Tilly Mystery #4)

Every town has one. The big old house which has stood empty for so long that no one really remembers anyone living there. The iconic subject of lore and folktales which hints at supernatural occurrences, tragedy, and family curses, that can be neither confirmed nor denied. For the town of White...

The Hunt Ball (Foxhunting Series #4) by Rita Mae Brown

The trouble begins at Custis Hall, an exclusive girls’ school in Virginia that has gloried in its good name for nearly two hundred years. At first, the outcry is a mere tempest in a silver teapot–a small group of students protesting the school’s exhibit of antique household objects crafted by...

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow (League of Literary Ladies #3) by Kylie Logan

It takes more than a lurid legend to scare off the League of Literary Ladies…

For Halloween, the Literary Ladies have chosen to read Washington Irving’s spooky classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with its infamous headless horseman. But South Bass Island has its own headless legend—of a...

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