WOW! October will be a really big month for holiday-themed Cozy Mysteries, with EIGHT new holiday Cozies coming out!!! I don’t like making these posts too long so I’m going to break this one up >>> to one post now, and another later! All of the mysteries this post will be Christmas themed.
First, Donna Andrews will be putting out the 22nd in the Meg Langslow Mystery Series, How the Finch Stole Christmas!. Meg’s husband has decided to expand his one-man show of Dickens’s Christmas Carol into a full family affair, pulling in not only Mega but their sons and outside actors as well. Mysteries are also starting to pile up around the holiday, including enemies of the aging actor hired to play Scrooge and the sudden appearance of caged finches around the town. Donna Andrews also writes the Turing Hopper Mystery Series.
Emily Brightwell will be releasing Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women, the 36th in the Victorian Mystery Series. An extremely unpopular gentleman was shot several months before Christmas in what was originally deemed a robbery gone wrong, but pressure has been mounting to solve the case. To this end, Inspector Witherspoon has been put on the case – and his household isn’t keen spending Christmas helping investigate a murder! To avoid this unfortunate turn of events, his housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries will need to act quickly – and discretely – to help the inspector maintain his sterling reputation as well as holiday plans.
Next, Ellen Byron will be releasing A Cajun Christmas Killing, the 3rd in the Cajun Country Mystery Series. Maggie Crozat is looking forward to spending a bayou Christmas in Pelican, Louisiana, with her family in their former-plantation-turned bed and breakfast. When another local vacation lodging owner turns up dead at Maggie’s workplace, she and her family quickly become prime suspects in the murder investigation. She’ll have to solve the crime quickly if she wants to enjoy a very merry Christmas this year.
Finally (at least for this set…) Nancy Coco will be releasing Deck the Halls with Fudge, a story in the Candy-coated Mystery Series. Senior sleuths Francis and Douglass are enjoying the scenic snowscape that is winter Mackinac Island, when they notice a horse-drawn sleigh carrying nothing but a frozen corpse! They’ll need to put their thinking caps on to solve this holiday homicide! Nancy Coco also writes the as Baker’s Treat Mystery Series and Perfect Proposal Mystery Series as Nancy J. Parra and the as Kensington Palace Chef Mystery Series as Nell Hampton.
For more Christmas-themed Cozy Mysteries, visit the Christmas Cozy Theme page on the site site.