Cozy Mysteries Coming in May 2016

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Below you'll find a list of new cozy mysteries for May 2016! There is one new series this month!

Released on May 3rd!
Irish Stewed (Ethnic Eats Mystery #1) by Kylie Logan

A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Mystery #3)

When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. And it appears that the deceased had been murdered. Given her mother Iris’s checkered past,...

A MEOWvelous Witness (Klepto Cat Mystery Series #17)

Chaos is the order of the day as Colbi and Damon plan their wedding. Colbi fears she has an incurable illness. In order to cheer her up, Savannah organizes a trail ride and Iris, Colbi’s future mother-in-law, joins in on the fun. Aunt Margaret’s surprise—to drive up and bring Rags and Dolly to...

Against the Paw (Paw Enforcement Mystery #4)

PAW PATROL IS ON THE CASE
Megan has her sights set on finding a convicted burglar who’s broken his parole, and she has the perfect partner to help sniff him out. Unfortunately, her shepherd-mix Brigit’s dog bowl is already full. A Peeping Tom has been spotted in an affluent Fort Worth...

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton

While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a...

Berry the Hatchet (Cranberry Cove Mysteries)  by Peg Cochran

The entire town of Cranberry Cove is popping with excitement. Monica Albertson is baking cranberry goodies by the dozen and shopkeepers are decking out their storefronts for the first annual Winter Walk—an event dreamed up by the mayor to bring visitors to the town during a normally dead time of...

Bloodroot (Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series #12) Cynthia Riggs

It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a...

Catch as Cat Can (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery) by Claire Donally

Neil Garret is new to town, but his seafood shop is already going belly up. Working next door, former reporter Sunny Coolidge can’t help noticing the telltale signs. But checking on Neil one morning reveals something far worse for business than a lack of inventory—a mysterious man lies murdered...

Charms & Witchdemeanors (Wicked Witches of the Midwest #8)

Tillie Winchester’s past is about to come back to haunt her, and what she sees as fun and games someone else sees as a recipe for murder.
When a local woman is poisoned at Hemlock Cove’s senior center, Aunt Tillie is the prime suspect. Bay, Thistle and Clove don’t believe their great-aunt...

Clouds in My Coffee (The Country Club Murders #3)

When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And can Ellison...

Cold Blood, Hot Sea (Mara Tusconi Mystery #1)  Charlene DAvanzo

A thrilling contribution to the new wave of cli-fi hitting the shelves, Cold Blood, Hot Sea pits climate change scientists against big energy conspirators. When a colleague is killed aboard the research vessel Intrepid, oceanographer Mara Tusconi believes it's no accident. As she investigates,...

Devil's Food Defense (Donut Shop Mystery Series #25)

Devil's Food Defense, Donut 25 from New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Beck! When kindly old Gray Vincent is stabbed after Movie Night in the Park, everyone is puzzled as to why anyone would want to kill him, but when Gray’s past sins are revealed, it’s just amazing to the folks in April...

Gone With the Witch (Wishcraft Mystery Series #6) Heather Blake

Darcy and her dog Missy are determined to put their best foot forward at the Enchanted Village’s annual Pawsitively Enchanted pet contest. She’s happy to lend a hand when the show’s organizer hires Darcy to keep an eye on things among growing suspicions that someone is sabotaging the event. But...

Grilled For Murder (A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day

Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business…

In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the...

Hearse and Gardens (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery) Kathleen Bridge

To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she’s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks. But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a...

Irish Stewed (Ethnic Eats Mystery #1) Kylie Logan

After flopping as a personal chef to a Hollywood movie star, jobless Laurel Inwood finds herself humbled in Hubbard, Ohio, helping her aunt Sophie run her restaurant. Much to Laurel’s dismay, Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks is not the cozy bistro her aunt would have had her believe—it’s a run-...

Killer Kale Chips (Health Nut Mysteriy #3)

In the city that never sleeps, Dr. Piper’s search for the perfect wedding dress turns into the search for the perfect murderer. When famous diva Veronica Forks drops dead after eating a bag of Ken’s Killer Kale Chips, suspicion falls on former-mafioso-turned-surfer-dude Ken. According to Piper’s...

Kitten Kaboodle (Zoe Donovan Mystery #20)

Zak's honorary grandmother Nona decides to come to Ashton Falls for the summer. After arriving she meets and befriends an animal activist set on shutting down a kitten mill just outside of town. When the kitten mill owner is found dead on her barn floor, Nona becomes the prime suspect and Zoe...

Madam Tulip (Madam Tulip Mystery #1)

Out-of-work actress Derry O'Donnell is talented, professional, just a little psychic... and broke. Spurred on by an ultimatum from her awesomely high-achieving mother, Derry embarks on a part-time career as Madame Tulip, fortune teller to the rich and famous. But at her first fortune-telling gig...

Menace at the Christmas Market (Murder on Location 4a Novella)

With the holidays nearing, Kate has time off, a rare occurrence for a location scout. The Jane Austen documentary series is in a production lull, and she plans to spend her time searching for the perfect Christmas gift for Alex, which has turned out to be a task as difficult as finding an...

Murder at Lambswool Farm: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum

Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she’s taken on a new challenge—making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving crops and grazing sheep. In addition, the farm will host rustic, six-course prix...

Murder in Morningside Heights: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson

After spending his first few weeks as a private detective by investigating infidelities of the wealthy, Frank has a more serious case at hand.

Abigail Northrup of Tarrytown, New York, was her parents’ pride and joy. After graduating from a prestigious women’s college in Morningside...

Murder Most Fowl (Local Foods Mysteries #4)

Spring may be just around the corner, but a cold-blooded killer has put the big chill on the residents of Westbury, Massachusetts. It looks like organic farmer-turned-sleuth Cam Flaherty will have to set aside her seedlings for the time being as she tills the soil for clues in the mysterious...

Murder, By George (Veronica Walsh Mystery Series #2)

Retired soap opera actress Veronica Walsh leads a fulfilling second act in her Adirondack hometown of Barton. Her boutique, All Things, is thriving and she enjoys a romance with Professor Mark Burke. She has neither the time nor the desire to be an amateur sleuth.

Trouble finds her when...

Murdered by Country Music (High Desert Mystery #3)

What part did mollies and Fireball whiskey play in a murder at a country music festival held outside of Palm Springs, California? Why was the celebrity chef, Jacques Rushon, owner of the French Food Obsession food truck murdered? The suspects at the top of the sheriff's list are Marty Morgan's...

Newlywed Dead (Perfect Proposals Mystery #3) Nancy J. Parra

The wedding for Pepper Pomeroy’s sister Felicity starts with dearly beloved but it ends with dearly departed when Ashley, the bartender Pepper befriended earlier in the evening, drops dead from a lethal nightcap. Authorities think it’s just a tragic accident. After all, who’d want to kill a...

Patch of Trouble (Southern Quilting Mystery Series #6)

Quilter Beatrice Coleman is enjoying the sleepy peace of a tranquil afternoon…until it’s interrupted by her friend, Miss Sissy. The elderly lady is making wild claims about narrowly escaping an intruder. And intruders are unusual in tiny Dappled Hills.

Miss Sissy isn’t the most reliable...

Rock-a-Bye Bones (A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery) by Carolyn Haines

Sarah Booth Delaney knows the perfect way to begin recovering from both the recent attack on Scott Hampton’s blues club and her broken heart. She’s going to host a Thanksgiving feast for all of her friends at her ancestral home in Zinnia, Mississippi. But one bitterly cold night with the holiday...

Rogues & Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction (Goose Pimple Junction #3)

Like any good Southern belle, Caledonia Culpepper was raised by her mama to be gracious, charming, witty, and above all, a devoted mother and loving wife. Which is why she's baffled when her marriage falls apart.

Wynona Baxter is a professional hit woman at the top of her field. So when...

Seams Like Murder (Crochet Mystery Series #10) Betty Hechtman

Knitting and crocheting books are selling like crazy at the bookstore where Molly works, so to keep the customers coming, she sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is the teacher of the most popular seminar—...

Sweet Friend of Mine (Sweet Cove Mystery #8)

Although it is winter in Sweet Cove, Massachusetts, the Roseland sisters and Mr. Finch are still busy running their businesses. The group is planning a mini-vacation together at a ski resort until Police Chief Martin shows up to ask for their help with a case involving a young man who has gone...

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