Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for November 2014

miss marple moviesIt’s almost November, and I finished the Upcoming Television Mystery Movies entry a bit early. Here are the television mystery movies that we have in store for us during November 2014. I have also listed a few of my truly-enjoyed non-mystery movies, just in case you might be in the mood for one of them.

These are mystery movies from the Turner Classic Movies channel, as well as the PBS Masterpiece Mystery shows. I hope you’re able to find a few that spark your interest.

As usual, if you know of any other mystery movie that will be airing during the month (November), please post a comment. We’d all love to know about it. Thank you!

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November 2014 Turner Classic Movies Channel Mystery Movies (Central time zone):

Saturday – November 1, 2014

5:45 AM
Doctor X (1932)
A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.
Dir: Michael Curtiz Cast:  Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy.
C-76 mins

7:15 AM
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941)
A scientist’s investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
Dir: Victor Fleming Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner.
BW-113 mins, CC

9:30 AM
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
Dir: Harold S. Bucquet Cast:  Lionel Barrymore, Philip Dorn, Donna Reed.
BW-84 mins

9:00 PM
Murder Most Foul (1964)
Elderly sleuth Miss Marple joins a small-town theatre to investigate a murder.
Dir: George Pollock Cast:  Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell.
BW-91 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
*****Margaret Rutherford is a totally different type of Miss Marple.*****

10:45 PM
North By Northwest (1959)
An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason.
C-136 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

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Sunday – November 2, 2014

3:00 AM
Wait Until Dark (1967)
A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who’ve invaded her home.
Dir: Terence Young Cast:  Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna.
C-108 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

***** ***** ***** *****

Monday – November 3, 2014

2:00 PM
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
An aspiring actress risks her life to clear a sailor charged with murder.
Dir: Harold Clurman Cast:  Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams.
BW-83 mins, CC

3:30 PM
Nocturne (1946)
A police detective refuses to believe a composer’s death was suicide.
Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast:  George Raft, Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston.
BW-87 mins, CC

5:00 PM
Impact (1949)
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Dir: Arthur Lubin Cast:  Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn.
BW-111 mins, CC

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Tuesday – November 4, 2014

10:00 PM
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Dir: Elliott Nugent Cast:  Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre.
BW-86 mins, CC

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Wednesday – November 5, 2014

1:00 PM
Gambling Lady (1934)
Two gamblers fall in love but one is already married to a possible murderer.
Dir: Archie Mayo Cast:  Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O’Brien.
BW-66 mins, CC

2:15 PM
Woman Wanted (1935)
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
Dir: George B. Seitz Cast:  Maureen O’Sullivan, Joel McCrea, Lewis Stone.
BW-67 mins, CC

4:45 PM
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall.
BW-120 mins, CC

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Thursday – November 6, 2014

4:00 AM
Secrets of the French Police (1932)
Strange crimes committed by a hypnotized woman are solved by a French detective.
Dir: Edward Sutherland Cast:  Gwili Andre, Gregory Ratoff, Frank Morgan.
BW-58 mins

9:15 PM
Bullitt (1968)
When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.
Dir: Peter Yates Cast:  Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset.
C-114 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

11:15 PM
The Third Man (1949)
A man’s investigation of a friend’s death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
Dir: Carol Reed Cast:  Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles.
BW-104 mins, CC

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Friday – November 7, 2014

4:45 PM
The Bad Seed (1956)
A woman suspects that her perfect little girl is a ruthless killer.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast:  Gage Clarke, Jesse White, Joan Croyden.
C-129 mins, CC

7:00 PM
Detour (1945)
A hitchhiker takes on a dead man’s identity only to face blackmail by an unscrupulous woman.
Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer Cast:  Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake.
BW-68 mins, CC

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Saturday – November 8, 2014

7:15 AM
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Dir: Frank Capra Cast:  Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey.
BW-118 mins, CC
*****What a delightful movie!*****

11:00 AM
Scene of the Crime (1949)
A detective tries to solve a policeman’s murder.
Dir: Roy Rowland Cast:  Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria De Haven.
BW-94 mins, CC

5:00 PM
Saboteur (1942)
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger.
BW-109 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Sunday – November 9, 2014

5:15 PM
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
A New York businessman’s dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
Dir: H. C. Potter Cast:  Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas.
BW-94 mins, CC
*****Not a mystery.*****

7:00 PM
Berlin Express (1948)
Allied agents fight an underground Nazi group in post-war Europe.
Dir: Jacques Tourneur Cast:  Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin.
BW-87 mins, CC

***** ***** ***** *****

Wednesday – November 12, 2014

2:30 PM
Gypsy (1962)
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast:  Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden.
C-143 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
*****Rosalind Russell is like a force of nature in this movie. Not a mystery.*****

7:00 PM
In This Our Life (1942)
A neurotic southerner steals her sister’s husband then vies with her for another man.
Dir: John Huston Cast:  Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent.
BW-97 mins, CC
*****No one can do mean like Bette Davis did! Not a mystery.*****

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Thursday – November 13, 2014

3:00 PM
Woman of the Year (1942)
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
Dir: George Stevens Cast:  Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter.
BW-114 mins, CC
*****If you haven’t seen this, make sure you do! Not a mystery.*****

5:00 PM
Pillow Talk (1959)
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
Dir: Michael Gordon Cast:  Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall.
C-102 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
*****What can I say? I just love these movies with the Rock, Doris, and Tony. Not a mystery.*****

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Saturday – November 15, 2014

9:30 AM
Dr. Gillespie’s Criminal Case (1943)
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer’s innocence.
Dir: Willis Goldbeck Cast:  Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Keye Luke.
BW-89 mins

9:00 PM
Dead Ringer (1964)
A woman murders her rich twin and tries to take her place.
Dir: Paul Henreid Cast:  Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford.
BW-116 mins, CC
*****Did I mention no one does evil like Bette Davis? Not technically a mystery.*****

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Monday – November 17, 2014

5:00 AM
A Fine Pair (1969)
A detective gets involved with a beautiful jewel thief.
Dir: Francesco Maselli Cast:  Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Tomas Milian.
C-90 mins, CC

8:30 AM
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship.
Dir: John Sturges Cast:  Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan.
C-152 mins, CC

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Tuesday – November 18, 2014

4:30 PM
Super Sleuth (1937)
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
Dir: Ben Stoloff Cast:  Jack Oakie, Ann Sothern, Eduardo Ciannelli.
BW-70 mins

11:45 PM
Gilda (1946)
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she’s married to his new boss.
Dir: Charles Vidor Cast:  Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready.
BW-110 mins, CC

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Wednesday – November 19, 2014

12:15 PM
Counterplot (1959)
While hiding in Puerto Rico, a man framed for murder dodges the police, his girlfriend and the real killer.
Dir: Kurt Neumann Cast:  Forrest Tucker, Allison Hayes, Gerald Milton.
BW-76 mins, Letterbox Format

7:00 PM
The Whistler (1944)
A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Richard Dix, J. Carrol Naish, Gloria Stuart.
BW-60 mins, CC

8:15 PM
The Power of the Whistler (1945)
A young woman seeks an amnesiac’s true identity in the clues in his pockets.
Dir: Lew Landers Cast:  Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell.
BW-66 mins, CC

10:45 PM
The Mysterious Intruder (1946)
A detective discovers the woman he’s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
Dir: William Castle Cast:  Richard Dix, Barton MacLane, Nina Vale.
BW-62 mins

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Thursday – November 20, 2014

12:00 AM
Whistling In The Dark (1941)
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast:  Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford.
BW-78 mins, CC

1:30 AM
Whistling In Dixie (1942)
A radio detective’s southern honeymoon is cut short by the discovery of a murder.
Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast:  Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft.
BW-74 mins, CC

3:00 AM
Whistling In Brooklyn (1943)
A radio sleuth infiltrates the Brooklyn Dodgers to solve a murder.
Dir: S. Sylvan Simon Cast:  Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers.
BW-87 mins, CC

4:30 AM
Whistling In The Dark (1933)
A mystery writer’s plan for the perfect murder greatly interests a mobster.
Dir: Elliott Nugent Cast:  Ernest Truex, Una Merkel, Edward Arnold.
BW-79 mins

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Sunday – November 23, 2014

1:00 AM
Cat O’ Nine Tails (1971)
A blind man and a reporter investigate a break-in at a center for genetic research.
Dir: Dario Argento Cast:  Karl Malden, James Franciscus, Catherine Spaak.
C-112 mins, Letterbox Format

1:00 PM
The Big Sleep (1946)
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Dir: Howard Hawks Cast:  Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely.
BW-114 mins, CC

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Wednesday – November 26, 2014

5:30 PM
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
An artist discovers his gift when he falls for a beautiful ghost.
Dir: William Dieterle Cast:  Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore.
C-86 mins, CC

10:30 PM
The Fake (1953)
An American investigator in London discovers that a posh museum’s da Vinci is a fake.
Dir: Godfrey Grayson Cast:  Dennis O’Keefe, Coleen Gray, Hugh Williams.
BW-71 mins

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Thursday – November 27, 2014

12:00 AM
The Happy Thieves (1962)
A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder.
Dir: George Marshall Cast:  Rex Harrison, Rita Hayworth, Joseph Wiseman.
C-89 mins, Letterbox Format

3:30 AM
Crack-Up (1946)
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
Dir: Irving Reis Cast:  Pat O’Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall.
BW-93 mins, CC

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Friday – November 28, 2014

4:30 AM
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas.
BW-96 mins, CC

6:30 AM
Saboteur (1942)
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger.
BW-109 mins, CC

8:30 AM
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, MacDonald Carey.
BW-108 mins, CC

10:30 AM
Dial M For Murder (1954)
A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he’d hired to kill her.
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast:  Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings.
C-105 mins, CC

10:30 PM
It Happened One Night (1934)
A newspaperman tracks a runaway heiress on a madcap cross-country tour.
Dir: Frank Capra Cast:  Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly.
BW-105 mins, CC
*****Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable at their best. Not a mystery.*****

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Saturday – November 29, 2014

4:15 AM
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
Life on the road isn’t what it’s cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast:  Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main.
C-96 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
*****Lucy and “Ricky” sixty years ago! Not a mystery.*****

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November 2014 PBS Masterpiece Mystery! Movies (Central time zone):

Sundays – October 26 to Sundays – November 2, 2014

8:00 PM
Remember when I told you that P.D. James had ventured into a Jane Austen novel? Well this will bring that novel to life. Elizabeth and Darcy will be holding a ball at Pemberley, and what do you suppose happens?

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theladyvanichsI recently started including the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel’s line up in my monthly television mystery movies entry. However, the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel just changed their online schedule, and I find it so difficult to read through that I won’t be able to include these movies anymore. I’m sorry!

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If you know of any other Mystery theme movies that are going to be aired on television during November 2014, please post a comment.

If you would like to see more Television and Movies ideas, click on this link.

Kathy Aarons, Janet Cantrell, Kaye George, D.E. Ireland, & Shirley Tallman : Five (Four?) of the Newest Mystery Author Additions to the Cozy Mystery Site

I have once again added some mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery site. I really should get this done more often, since I know that some of you must be wondering what has happened to the authors who you have recommended as belonging on the site.

Here are the most recent five mystery authors who I have added to the site. In one case, there is one actual person holding the pen (I probably should say typing at the keyboard – however, holding a pen just seems to sound more “author-like” to me!) behind two of your recommended authors.

Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons (Chocolate Covered Mystery Series) Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series
Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are best friends who own the Chocolates and Chapters store in Maryland. Their store is a combination of a bookstore and a chocolate shop. (I usually don’t like to go shopping, but this shop would definitely entice me!) As an extra bonus, the books contain chocolate-making recipes.


Fat Cat at Large by Janey Cantrell (Fat Cat Mystery Series) Janet Cantrell (aka Kaye George): Fat Cat Mystery Series
Charity (Chase) Oliver makes delicious treat (in Minneapolis) for a living. Unfortunately, her overweight Tabby (Quincy) has been put on a diet by the veterinarian. However, Chase is willing to make some delicious cat treats for Quincy, since he is always scrounging around looking for his next treat. As a bonus in these Fat Cat mysteries, recipes for treats for people as well as cats are included.

Death In the Time of Ice by Kaye George (People of the Wind Mystery Series)

 Kaye George (aka Janet Cantrell): Imogene Duckworthy Mystery Series
Imogene is a waitress in Texas who is also a single mom. She lives with her mom, and wants to become an investigator. The first mystery in this series was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
People of the Wind Mystery Series
I bet you’ve never read a series with this sort of sleuth! Enga Dancing Flower is a Neanderthal woman/sleuth. The first mystery in the series was nominated for the Agatha Award Best Historical Novel.
Cressa Carraway Mystery Series
Cressa is a musician/conductor/sleuth.

Wouldn't It be Deadly by D.E. Ireland (Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery Series) D.E. Ireland: Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mystery Series
D.E. Ireland is a writing duo of two best friends: Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta. The series is loosely based on the characters in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, so of course, the series is set in Edwardian London.


Death on Telegraph Hill by Shirley Tallman (Sarah Woolson Mystery Series)

 Shirley Tallman (aka Erin Ross): Sarah Woolson Mystery Series
Sarah is an attorney in 1880s San Francisco, California. Tallman’s research shows there were only two other female attorneys in the area at that time. “We’ve come a long way, Baby!” is an expression that comes to my mind! As Erin Ross she writes romance novels.

Jeeves & Wooster – British Television Comedy Series

jeevesandwoosteroct14158780-09=-0=0=-=-Have you ever wondered why the name “Jeeves” has somehow become associated with butlers? Well, I can tell you >>> it comes from the classic British series, “Jeeves”, written by P.G. Wodehouse from the 1910s clear until the 1960s. (P.G. Wodehouse is one of the non-mystery authors I have on my site. Even though they aren’t mysteries, they certainly provide a Cozy-ish atmosphere due to their recurring characters and settings.)

Wodehouse’s character Jeeves so personified the unfailingly polite and devoted manservant that the name soon became almost a general noun associated with all butlers – despite the fact that Jeeves wasn’t even a butler; he was a valet!

Of course, the books are quite excellent, but today there is a more accessible way to become well-acquainted with these classic characters. Originally airing from 1990 to 1993, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie starred in the roles of the iconic valet and his bumbling master in the BBC series, Jeeves and Wooster. The series had the good sense not to meddle too much with the classic stories originally told by Wodehouse, instead only changing smaller details and allowing the actors to improvise slightly in ways that better fit their personal styles >>> and what style they have!

Both the lead actors really shine in their roles. Hugh Laurie makes an almost effortless overconfident and cheerful Bertie Wooster, who always means well but never quite has the intelligence to pull off his often-zany solutions to what other people would consider minor problems. Stephen Fry’s dry, witty demeanor is a perfect fit for ever-calm-and-collected Jeeves, always ready on hand to solve whatever misadventure his master has accidentally landed in.

The supporting cast is excellent as well, though the episodic nature of the show means that few actors return for more than a handful of appearances. Instead the audience is regaled with a rotating cast of Bertie’s social club friends, most featuring ridiculous nicknames like “Tuffy,” “Oofy,” or “Gussie” – names that really tell you just about all you really need to know about them. Also demanding on his time are Bertie’s Aunts (usually Aunt Agatha, sometimes Aunt Dahlia, just once Aunt Hilda), who are always trying to “fix” the unfortunate Bertie, often by attaching him to a “suitable” woman.

Even today, Jeeves has a clear influence on modern authors: Emily Brightwell’s Mrs. Jeffries Mystery Series shows elements of Wodehouse in the relationship she has developed between the incompetent Inspector Witherspoon and his efficient and unflappable head of household, Mrs. Jeffries. The Jeeves series has withstood the test of time, and even helped form elements of modern literature, and the televised series is a great way to at least get an introduction to the adventures of Jeeves & Wooster.

P.S. To me, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are Jeeves & Wooster – they’re perfect in the role, and are the adaptation that will likely forever cement my mental image of the characters. That said, there is another television adaptation of Wodehouse’s original works, the 1960s series The World of Wooster, starring Ian Carmichael as Bertie and Dennis Price as Jeeves. Though I haven’t seen this series, the actors seem like good picks, and I could easily see someone from an earlier generation picking them as “their” Bertie and Jeeves.

Are You a Holiday Cozy Mystery Fan? If So, When (and Which!)?

halloween1111111560780We have finally had our second cool day here in San Antonio! Of course, this doesn’t mean it will continue to be cool, which is why I am so ready for holiday Cozy Mysteries! Those of you who have been with me for a while know that I read Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Cozies only during their corresponding holidays. And since I’m a stickler for reading my Cozy Mysteries in their chronological order >>> I’m way behind with some of my favorite Cozy Mystery authors. Sometimes this means I have to wait almost a whole year to read the next book in a favorite Cozy Mystery series!

thanksgiving1111116878990-0With this in mind, I thought I would ask: How early do you start reading the holiday Cozy Mysteries in your ToBeRead pile/queue? What I mean is: Do you wait until the beginning of December, mid-December, or (if you’re an especially fast reader) the end of December to start reading your Christmas Cozies? (You can substitute Christmas/December with Halloween/October or Thanksgiving/November.)

christmas333346997Also >>> which holiday Cozy Mysteries do you prefer: Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas? And, (Good grief! I’m making this into a 3-part question which is much more complicated than it needs to be!) would you tell us about one or two favorite Cozy Mysteries that are set during that holiday?

Thank you! (I’m really looking forward to reading your comments!)

Two New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in November 2014

November 2014 will be bringing us two new Cozy Mystery series. Both Kate Carlisle and Diane Vallere will be debuting their sleuths this coming month. As always, upcoming releases can be found at my New Cozy Mystery Book Series page.

A High-End Finish by Kate CarlisleFirst, Kate Carlisle will be releasing A High-End Finish, the first book in her new Fixer-Upper Mystery Series. This series will star Shannon Hammer, a home renovation and repair contractor in a seaside town in northern California. Most of you know that Carlisle writes the popular Bibliophile Mystery Series. Here’s hoping that her new Fixer-Upper sleuth (Shannon Hammer) will be as good at solving mysteries as Bibliophile’s Brooklyn Wainwright is!

Suede to Rest by Diane VallereThe other Cozy Mystery author planning a debut during November of this year is Diane Vallere. Vallere will be releasing the first book in her new Material Witness Mystery Series, titled Suede to Rest. This series will star Polyester “Poly” Monroe, a dress designer and store owner in California. Vallere also writes the Mad for Mod Mystery Series and the Style & Error Mystery Series.

If you would like to see more New Cozy Mystery Series by authors on the Cozy-Mystery site, please click here: New Cozy Mystery Series

Also, if you would like to revisit the entry I wrote about the new Cozy Mystery series some of our favorite authors are bringing to us this month (October 2014) click on this link:

Four New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in October 2014

Christmas Mystery Books being Released during November 2014

Well, November will be upon us soon, and with it we’ll get another batch of holiday themed mystery novels, all of them Christmas-themed this time. We’ll have five new Christmas themed novels, so let’s jump right into it! (Most of you know just how happy “my” holiday Cozy Mysteries make me! Love ‘em!)

holidayblogoct111168979809--0-0First, Lynn Cahoon will be releasing If the Shoe Kills , the third book in the Tourist Trap Mystery Series. Though Cahoon only released her first novel earlier this year, she’s already established her Tourist Trap series, starring Jill Gardner. As always, this novel will center around “Coffee, Books, and More,” Jill’s shop. When the unpleasant manager of the unpopular local internship programs turns up dead in his car, everyone seems willing to chalk it up as a suicide – except Jill of course, who will need to get to the (real!) bottom of this case!

holidayblogoct2222222222859708-9=-0 Kathi Daley will be putting out Christmas Cozy, the 11th book in the Zoe Donovan Mystery Series. Zoe’s holiday season is about to take a somewhat grim turn as she goes to visit the Ashton Falls High School Christmas Tree Lot and stumbles across the body of a local teacher. Unfortunately, the lot is run by her best friend, Levi Denton, so she’ll have to work fast to solve this murder in time to insure truly happy holidays! As always, Kathi Daley’s work should include some interesting recipes, presumably Christmas-themed this time around. (Kathi Daley also writes the TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery Series, starring high school teacher and coach, TJ Jensen, and also released the non-mystery Christmas-themed work Road to Christmas Past.)

holidayblogoct33333333367809-=- J.A. Jance will be releasing a novella in her Ali Reynolds Mystery Series, titled A Last Goodbye. This novella will have a very interesting hook for long-time fans of the Ali Reynolds series, as Ali will be getting married to B. Simpson, her long-time fiance. When a stray miniature dachshund winds up in Ali’s care, it seems like the last thing in the world she needs >>> but as she has trouble returning the stray pet to its owner, she starts wondering if something has been done to her! Hopefully she’ll be able to wrap up the mystery before it interrupts her Christmas wedding! (Jance also writes several other highly popular series, most notably the Joanna Brady Mystery Series, starring an Arizona sheriff, as well as the J. P. Beaumont Mystery Series, starring a Seattle homicide detective.)

Jenn McKinlayholidayblogoct44444444444490358i95780-=‘s next book, On Borrowed Time, will be coming out as well. This will be the fifth book in the Library Lover’s Mystery Series, highlighting the continued adventures of Lindsey Norris, Connecticut-based library director. Christmas is going to be busy this year for Lindsey, as she has a bit of personal trouble to take care of >>> her brother, Jack, has gone missing, forcing her to put all of her other holiday plans out of mind as she tried to find out what has happened to him. (Jenn McKinlay writes a number of other very popular series, including the Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series and the Hat Shop Mystery Series, as well as the Decoupage Mystery Series under the name Lucy Lawrence and the Good Buy Girls Mystery Series as Josie Belle.)

holidayblogoct55555555555550708-=9=0=--Finally, renowned mystery novelist Anne Perry will be releasing the next in her long-running Christmas Mystery Series, A New York Christmas. As has become custom for Anne Perry’s annual holiday release, A New York Christmas will star a character familiar to her avid readers as a support character from her popular Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Mystery Series, this time Jemima Pitt, Thomas Pitt’s daughter, now 23 years old and visiting America for the marriage of her friend Delphinia. (Anne Perry writes many other series, including the William Monk Mystery Series.)

If you would like to see more Cozy Mystery Christmas-themed books, click on this link to take you to the Christmas Mystery page.

(If you are interested in all sorts of holiday mysteries, click on this link to take you to the Holiday Mystery Book page.)

Also, here are the entries I wrote about the Halloween and Christmas mystery books that will be released during this month – October:

Halloween Mystery Books being Released during October 2014

Christmas Mystery Books being Released during October 2014

Christmas Mystery Books being Released during October 2014 – Part 2

Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Halloween Mysteries AND Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Nook Halloween Mysteries – October 9, 2014

Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher" (Halloween theme mystery)Being that this is October, I have decided to do the Free and Cheap Kindles a little differently. I just went through the Halloween Mystery Book list (click on that link to go there) and thought I’d see which of these Halloween mysteries are on sale for less than $5.00.

Here are the Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Mysteries that are Halloween themed. This list is made up of the Kindle (and Nook) Halloween mysteries that cost less than $5.00.

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Kathleen Bacus
Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming ..… $3.99 (Calamity Jayne Mysteries – book #3)

Donald Bain and “Jessica Fletcher”
Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery  ..… $4.56 (Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series – book #14)

Laura Belgrave
In the Spirit of Murder ..… $2.99 (The Claudia Hershey Mystery Series – book #1)

Juliet Blackwell
A Haunting Is Brewing: A Haunted Home Renovation and a Witchcraft Mystery  Novella..… $2.99

Elisabeth Crabtree
Deadly Magic ..… FREE (A Grace Holliday Cozy Mystery – book #1)

Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block)
A Catered Halloween ..… $4.30 (Mystery with Recipes – book #5)

Kathi Daley
Halloween Hijinks: A Zoe Donovan Mystery ..… $0.99 (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book – book #1)
Pumpkins in Paradise: A Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery ..… $2.99 (Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery – book #1)
Haunted Hamlet ..… $2.99 (Zoe Donovan Mystery – book #9)

Abby Deuel
Farmcall Fatality ..… $3.99 (Mandy Bell DVM Series – book #1)

Denise Dietz
Throw Darts at a Cheesecake ..… $2.99 (Diet Club Mysteries – book #1)

Jerrilyn Farmer
Sympathy for the Devil ..… $1.99  (Madeline Bean Catering Mysteries – book #1)

Honora Finkelstein & Susan Smily
The Lawyer Who Died Trying ..… $1.99 (Ariel Quigley Mystery Series – book #1)

Jeanne Glidewell
Haunted ..… $2.99 (Lexie Starr Mystery Series – book #3)

Kerry Greenwood
Trick or Treat ..… $4.99 (Corinna Chapman Mysteries – book #4)

Jackie Griffey
The Snafued Snatch ..… $4.95 (Maggie and Joe Cozy Mystery Series – book #2)

Jane Haddam
Quoth the Raven ….. $1.99 (Gregor Demarkian Mystery Series – book #4)

Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
Murder on the Ghost Walk ..… $3.99 (Magnolia Mystery Wilmington Series – book #1)

Judith K. Ivie
Murder on Old Main Street ..… $2.99 (Kate Lawrence Mystery – book #2)
Dirty Tricks ..… $3.99 (Kate Lawrence Mystery – book #7)

Melanie Jackson
The Pumpkin Thief ..… $2.99 (Chloe Boston Mystery book #2)
The Great Pumpkin Caper ..… $2.99 (Chloe Boston Mystery #11, novella)

Jonnie Jacobs
Murder Among Us ..… $2.99 (Kate Austen Mystery Series – book #3)

Heather Justesen
Muffins & Murder ..… $4.99 (Sweet Bites Mysteries – book #3)

Faye Kellerman
Day of Atonement ….. $4.99 (Decker & Lazarus Mystery Series – book #4)

Andrew Klavan
The Animal Hour ….. $1.99

Elaine Macko
Poisoned ..… #3.99 (An Alex Harris Mystery – book #2)

Ed McBain
Tricks ..… $3.99 (87th Precinct)

G.A. McKevett
Poisoned Tarts ..… $4.58 (Savannah Reid Mystery – book #13)

Donna McLean
A Sparrow Falls Holiday ..… $2.99 (Sparrow Falls Anthology)

Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters)
Prince of Darkness ..… $3.79

Tamar Myers
Nightmare in Shining Armor ….. $3.99

Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Moonlight ….. $4.99 (Faith Fairchild Mystery Series – book #11)

Lora Roberts
Murder in a Nice Neighborhood ..… $3.99 (Liz Sullivan Mystery Series – book #1)

Maria E. Schneider
Tracking Magic ..… $1.99 (Max Killian Investigations – book #1)

Mark Schweizer
The Tenor Wore Tapshoes ..… $0.99 (Liturgical Mystery Series – book #3)

Cathy Spencer
Town Haunts ..… $3.99 (Anna Nolan Mystery Series – book #2)

J.B. Stanley (aka Ellery Adams & Jennifer Stanley)
Carbs and Cadavers: A Supper Club Mystery ..… $3.99 (Supper Club Mysteries – book #1)

Wendy Corsi Staub
In the Blink of an Eye ..… $3.79

Kathleen Taylor
Mourning Shift ..… $2.99 (Tory Bauer Mystery Series – book #4)

L.L. Thrasher
Charlie’s Web ..… $3.99 (Lizbet and Charlie Mystery Series – book #2)

Teresa Trent
A Dash of Murder ..… $3.99

Mary V. Welk
The Scarecrow Murders ..… $2.99 (Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series – book #4)

Charles Williams
All Hallows’ Eve ..… $1.99

J.L. Wilson
Mayhem, Marriage, and Murderous Mystery Manuscripts ..… $2.99

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If you’re interested in seeing all of the Halloween theme mystery books, click on this link:

Halloween Mystery Book List

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(All of these mystery Kindle and Nook Halloween mystery books are on sale right now, but I don’t know how long this will last, so please check the price before you get one. Also, if you take a look at some of the older Free and Cheap Kindle/Nook mysteries, you may find some that are still under $5.00. The link is below.)

For more Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books click here.♦