Cozy Mysteries Coming in October 2018

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Below you'll find a list of new cozy mysteries for October 2018! There are 3 new series this month!

Released on October 30th!
Murder by the Book (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery #1) by Lauren Elliott
Murder in Her Stocking ( Granny Reid Mystery #1) by G. A. McKevett

A Crafter Knits a Clue (Handcrafted Mystery #1)

Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.

When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral,...

A Gift of Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series #20)

Christmas comes to Zinnia, Mississippi—Sarah Booth Delaney must solve a case as the holiday approaches, in this new cozy mystery from Carolyn Haines.

Christmas is just around the corner and Sarah Booth and Tinkie are preparing for a festive holiday season. After a turbulent season of...

A Snapshot of Murder (Kate Shackleton Mystery Series #9)

We are in Yorkshire, in 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work - and indulging in her other passion: photography. When her local Photographic Society proposes an outing, Kate jumps at the chance to visit Haworth and Stanbury, in the heart...

Aunt Bessie Solves (Isle of Man Cozy Mystery #19)

Elizabeth Cubbon, known as Bessie to nearly everyone, has been caught up in far too many murder investigations lately. When a friend from the UK, police inspector Andrew Cheatham, comes to visit, she can’t help but take an interest in a cold case he mentions, however.

Aunt Bessie solves...

Back Stabbers (The Country Club Murders #8)

All Ellison Russell wanted was an update on her stock portfolio. Instead, she found her broker dead.

With an unexpected out-of-town guest at her house, Ellison is too busy for a murder investigation. Only this time, Detective Anarchy Jones wants her help, and she can’t deny the handsome...

Be Our Ghost (Merry Ghost Inn Mystery #3)

The Merry Ghost Inn is well and truly open for business. Melanie West, her grandmother, Liza, and their beloved sheepdog/wolfhound mix, Max, are rapidly getting the hang of running their charming bed-and-breakfast inn on the rocky Oregon coast. Not that business goes without a hitch―when your...

Bird, Bath, and Beyond (Agent to the Paws Mystery #2)

Kay Powell, theatrical agent to non-human animals, is babysitting—that is, birdsitting—her client, a parrot named Barney, on the set of his new TV show, Dead City. When the show’s charismatic star is shot in his trailer between scenes, the only eyewitness to the crime is—you guessed it—Barney....

Champagne and Catastrophes (Peridale Cafe Mystery #14)

Julia and Barker have finally set a date for the wedding, but that doesn't mean Julia has jumped straight into the planning, even though it's only three months away. With their daughter, Jessie, backpacking around Australia for the month, Julia has no excuse not to start the preparations, but...

Chaos in the Countryside (Novella Prequel - Faerie Apothecary)

Looking for a unique paranormal cozy mystery series that's lighthearted and fun?

Settle into the cozy countryside of Moss Hill, where house-elves rent rooms, sprites live in gardens, a leprechaun is the best tailor in town, and a half-elf/half human named Carissa Shea owns a pharmacy...

Death Bakes a Pecan Pie (Fresh-Baked Mystery Series #14)

It’s time for the Harvest Festival again, and Phyllis is determined to bake a killer pecan pie.

Hollywood comes to Weatherford, Texas, as a movie company arrives to shoot scenes for a film based on the novel by Phyllis Newsom’s friend Eve. But movie fantasy turns to deadly reality as a...

Death of a Russian Doll (Vintage Toyshop Mystery #3)

It’s all fun and games with toyshop owner Liz McCall until deadly secrets are unwrapped upon the eve of the holidays.

Who knew? Liz McCall is not thrilled when her boyfriend Police Chief Ken Young introduces her to his estranged wife Marya. The model-quality Russian immigrant, back in...

FURever Bound (Klepto Cat Mystery Series #31)

Things aren’t what they seem when Savannah expresses an interest in an old abandoned house, Iris believes there’s a spirit being living in her new home, and the two of them become involved in a forty-five-year-old missing person case. This haunting story will take you on a roller coaster ride of...

Glitter Bomb (Scrapbooking Mystery Series #15)

An exploding Mardi Gras float has got to be the strangest murder weapon scrappy sleuth Carmela Bertrand has ever encountered in this latest Scrapbooking Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author.

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited...

Guns, Wives and Chocolate (Death by Chocolate Mystery #7)

Book 7 in USA Today Bestselling series, Death by ChocolateLindsay hosts a welcome home party for a drug dealer’s release from prison. What could possibly go wrong?Soon Lindsay’s back yard is filled with felons, loud music, and smoke from various kinds of cigarettes. Lindsay’s ex’s ex, Grace,...

Haunted Hayride with Murder (Otter Lake Mystery #6)

Erica Bloom is loving everything about autumn this yearin Otter Lake, New Hampshire: changing leaves, apple cider, cozy sweaters… and the warm and fuzzy relationship that’s heating up between her and Sheriff Grady Forrester. But when some local teens out to find some Halloween thrills come...

Inherit the Wool (Yarn Retreat Mystery Series #6)

After reconnecting with some old college friends on social media, part-time dessert chef and muffin maker Casey Feldstein has gotten herself roped into hosting a knitting retreat for the group. Tangled up in worries over how they’ll judge her unconventional life and the rustic atmosphere at...

Killed on Blueberry Hill (Berry Basket Mystery #3)

It’s peak tourist season in Oriole Point, Michigan—the blueberry buckle of the fruit belt. Nothing draws the crowds quite like their annual carnival. And nothing turns it sour faster than murder . . .

The Blueberry Blow Out festival has begun and it’s time for Marlee Jacob, owner of The...

Lark! The Herald Angels Sing (Meg Langslow Series #25)

It’s Christmas time in Caerphilly and the town is preparing for their live nativity.

During rehearsals, Meg discovers a real baby in the manger, with a note attached that says the mother is leaving the baby girl there so her father can take care of her, and the wording of the note...

Mardi Gras Murder (Cajun Country Mystery #4)

It’s Mardi Gras season on the bayou, which means parades, pageantry, and gumbo galore. But when a flood upends life in the tiny town of Pelican, Louisiana—and deposits a body of a stranger behind the Crozat Plantation B&B—the celebration takes a decidedly dark turn. The citizens of Pelican...

Mean Girl Murder (Merry Wrath Mystery #8)

The Halloween Parade is coming up, and former CIA agent-turned-suburbanite Merry Wrath’s Girl Scout Troop hopes to repeat a 1st place trophy for the 3rd year in a row. But when they find a dead woman dressed as a witch, a mysterious treasure, and face a ruthless kidnapping, it looks like Merry’s...

Murder by the Book (Bookstore Mystery #1)

Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library—she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn’t expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town . . .

Addie left some painful memories...

Murder in Her Stocking (Granny Reid Mystery #1)

As the Moonlight Magnolia Agency revisits old memories on Christmas Eve, Granny Reid takes the reins back thirty years to the 1980s—back when she went by Stella, everyone’s hair was bigger, and sweaters were colorful disasters. But murder never went out of style . . .

Christmas has...

Nipped in the Bud (Orchard Series #12)

Winter still has a firm stranglehold on the small town of Granford, and newly married orchard owner Meg Chapin is restless to begin her spring pruning and planting, while Seth busies himself with a new project of his own. But their relative peace is shattered when a gunshot breaks the winter...

Overkilt (Liss MacCrimmon Mystery #12)

Liss MacCrimmon’s meddlesome mother is back in Moosetookalook, Maine, to serve a hefty portion of trouble in time for Thanksgiving. But when a scandalous murder case threatens to leave Liss alone at the table, family drama takes on a terrifying new meaning . . .

While Liss preps the...

Purls and Poison (Black Sheep Knitting Series #10)

When a fellow Black Sheep Knitter is suspected of poisoning her coworker, the group puts down their needles and takes up their friend's defense . . .

Suzanne Cavanaugh has just about had it with her office rival at Prestige Properties. It's bad enough that Liza Devereaux is constantly...

Remedy and Ruins (Faerie Apothecary #2)

Carissa Shea, half-elf/half-human apothecary, has been through two harrowing events this year. With the October All Hallows Eve celebration coming up, her friends and family use the festivities as a way to lift her spirits. They've volunteered, along with several Moss Hill residents, to decorate...

Six Cats a Slayin' (Cat in the Stacks Series #10)

Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are busy decking the halls for the holidays when an unexpected delivery and a shocking murder conspire to shake up the season in this all new installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

December twenty-fifth is right around the...

Tandem Demise (Cycle Path Mystery #3)

Smugglers on the hunt, a police chief on the run, lost loot and a dead wedding planner have the Mackinac Island regulars riding in circles

After solving two murders, bike shop owner Evie Bloomfield thought life on Mackinac Island would settle into boredom until she finds out Nate Sutter,...

The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle (Darling Dahlias #8)

It’s Christmas, 1934, and the citizens of Darling, Alabama, are unwrapping a big package of Christmas puzzles. Mildred and Earlynne, members of the Dahlias Garden Club, are planning to open a bakery on the square—if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the...

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