Cozy Mysteries Coming in October 2016

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Below you'll find a list of new cozy mysteries for October 2016! There is 2 new series this month!

Released on October 11th!
Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery #1) by Barbara Early

Released on October 25th!
Dying for Strawberries ( Berry Basket Mystery #1) by Sharon Farrow

A Christmas Tartan (Scottish Bookshop Mystery Novella)

Christmastime has come to Scotland, and Delaney and all her coworkers at the Cracked Spine, the quirky bookshop in the heart of Edinburgh, are all in the holiday spirit. Between mugs of hot chocolate and nibbles of gingerbread, Delaney has been given the task of tracking down the provenance of a...

Behind Chocolate Bars (Chocolate Covered Mystery #3) Kathy Aarons

Best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Fair. Their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth at the event, where Michelle will serve spooky delights while Erica displays an assortment of...

Burned to a Crisp (Cookies & Chance Mystery #3)

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next sinfully delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery... Just when things appear to be going well for baker and sometime sleuth, Sally Muccio, life turns up the heat again. It’s summertime, and the living is easy for the Muccio clan. Sal...

Candy Cane Caper (Zoe Donovan Mystery #22)

Things go from crazy to insane in the Zimmerman household when Scooter's dad comes to town, Zoe tries to find the perfect gift for Zak while helping out with Hometown Christmas, and Levi finds the body of bakeshop owner Candy Kane dead in the pantry. It's funny, it's family, it's a Zak and Zoe...

Crepe Factor (Scrapbooking Mystery Series #14)

The Winter Market in the French Quarter is in full swing, but murder isn’t taking a holiday in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Parchment and Old Lace...

The holidays are a busy time for scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand—but not so hectic that she doesn’t have...

Dangling by a Thread (Mainely Needlepoint Mystery #4)

The Mainely Needlepointers are about to learn that no man is an island—especially when greedy developers want his land . . .

Hermit Jesse Lockhart lives alone on King’s Island, three miles east of Haven Harbor, Maine, where he’s created a private sanctuary for the endangered Great...

Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (Aloha Lagoon Mystery #4)

From USA Today bestselling author Mary Jo Burke comes the next deliciously deadly episode in the bestselling Aloha Lagoon Mysteries...

After Simone Ryan is stood up at the altar by her fiancé, Elliott, she decides to enjoy her would-be honeymoon in paradise alone. She checks into the...

Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery #1)

Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father’s vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality—and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-...

Dying for Strawberries (Berry Basket Mystery #1)

With seasonal crowds flocking to its sandy beaches, lively downtown shops, and the Berry Basket, a berry emporium with something for everyone, the lakeshore village of Oriole Point is ripe for summer fun—and murder.

Much has changed for Marlee Jacob since she returned to Oriole Point,...

Eggnog Murder (Christmas Special Short Stories)

With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .

EGGNOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER
When a gift-wrapped bottle of...

Fatal Frost (Dewberry Farm Mystery #2)

Lucy Resnick’s nerves are as tight as a tea cozy. Her new goats, Hot Lips and Gidget, keep making a break for the town square, her truck is dying, and her boyfriend’s gorgeous ex-wife is in town for the holidays. Worse, someone’s digging holes on her land…and uprooting her peach orchard and...

Feliz Navidead (Santa Fe Café Mystery #3)

Holly, jolly, and downright deadly—the third Santa Fe Café mystery unwraps surprises both naughty and nice . . . It’s the most picturesque time of the year in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas Café hopes the twinkling lights and tasty holiday treats will charm her visiting mom. Rita...

Ghost Times Two (Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series #7)

Bailey Ruth Raeburn’s latest mission is to guide the happy-go-lucky spirit of a deceased young man named Jimmy to the next life. But Jimmy is determined to watch over his still-living girlfriend Megan, whom he wants to be happy even without him—which is easier said than done.

As if being...

Killing Thyme (Spice Shop Mystery #3)

In Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Spice Shop owner Pepper Reece is savoring her business success, but soon finds her plans disrupted by a killer in the latest from the national bestselling author of Guilty as Cinnamon.

Pepper Reece’s to-do list is longer than the shopping list for a five-...

Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts (Madam Tulip Mystery #2)

When out-of-work actress Derry O'Donnell moonlights as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip in an English Stately home, she's trying to make some cash.Instead, she is drawn into an alien world of wealth, titled privilege and family secrets.

A countess once a chorus girl, a gambling earl...

Masking for Trouble (Costume Shop Mystery #2)

Halloween brings more tricks than treats for costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn in the second in a new cozy series from the national bestselling author of the Material Witness Mysteries.

Halloween conjures up big business for Margo Tamblyn’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit, but this year,...

Murder at the Polo Club (High Desert Mystery #4)

Antiques, polo, and relationships. What do they have in common? Murder!

Why was the Palm Springs polo club owner's fiancee, Pia, murdered? Old relationships, Mafia vendettas, and inheritances all play a part in this cozy mystery. Jack Rutledge, the owner of a world class polo club in Palm...

Murder on the Minneapolis Anita Davison

Flora Maguire, a 22 year old governess, is on her way home on the S.S. Minneapolis to England from New York after the wedding of her employer’s daughter. Conscious of her status among a complement of only first class passengers on the ship’s maiden voyage, she avoids the dining room on the first...

Paws and Effect (Magical Cats Series #8)

Kathleen is excited to meet three old pals of her beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, while they visit charming Mayville Heights on business. But the reunion is cut short when one of the friends is killed—and the evidence points toward Marcus as the murderer.

Though it seems she doesn’t know...

Pocketbooks and Pistols (Haley Randolph Mystery #10)

Haley Randolph isn’t exactly a model sales clerk at Holt’s Department Store. But when the corporate office acquires a high-end boutique chain and extends a juicy discount to employees, the fashionista will do anything—maybe even a little hard work—to keep the part-time gig and clinch a Mystique...

Putting on the Witch (Retired Witches Mystery #3)

With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive...

Saddle Up For Murder (Carson Stables Mystery #2)

At first, horse trainer and Carson Stables owner Annie Carson blames the random losses of local livestock on feral animals stalking Olympic Peninsula county’s farms and ranches. But when one of her own flock is found savagely slaughtered, it gets personal. Then it turns dangerous, when Annie...

Seeds of Deception (Orchard Series #10)

With the bushels of time they spent organizing their wedding, Meg and Seth didn’t have a chance to plan a honeymoon. But now that winter has arrived, there’s not much to do at the orchard. So with their shared love of history and all things apple, they pick Thomas Jefferson’s orchards at...

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,...

Smile and Be a Villain (Dorothy Martin Mystery Series #18)

A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin.

When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, decide to visit the beautiful island of Alderney in the English Channel, they hope for...

Tangled Up in Brew (Brewing Trouble Mystery #2)

Brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara and her chef/boyfriend Jake Lambert are excited to be participating in the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival. Max hopes to win the coveted Golden Stein for best craft beer—but even if she doesn’t, the festival will be great publicity for her Allegheny...

Teetotaled (Discreet Retrieval Agency #2)

After her philandering husband died and left her penniless in Prohibition-era New York, Lola Woodby escaped with her Swedish cook to the only place she could—her deceased husband’s secret love nest in the middle of Manhattan. Her only comforts were chocolate cake, dime store detective novels,...

The Bitter Taste of Betrayal (Angel Lake Mystery #2)

The only thing worse than a ship overrun with Elvis Impersonators is having to find the missing one. And the killer is out to find you.

When Elise Pepper decides to take a long overdue vacation, she discovers that her Caribbean cruise isn't going to be quite the relaxing trip she'd hoped...

The Corpse with the Ruby Lips (Cait Morgan Mystyery #8)

Quirky criminology professor Cait Morgan is invited to be a guest lecturer at a Budapest university, and although she's hesitant to go without her husband and trusted sidekick, Bud, who must stay home to care for his aging parents, she decides to make the month-long trip on her own.

Soon...

The Hammett Hex (Book Collector Mystery Series #5)

On a getaway to the City by the Bay, book collector Jordan Bingham becomes entangled in a mystery with more twists than Lombard Street...

Jordan has been able to swing a romantic trip to San Francisco with Officer Tyler “Smiley” Dekker on one condition—she must return with a rare copy of...

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