Those of you who have been with me for a while know I absolutely love holiday themed Cozies! September will have only one new Cozy Mystery series starting up, but it will have a good number of Cozy holiday themed releases! We’ll have five holiday themed mysteries >>> two for Halloween, three for Christmas! (Is “Yow-zee! ” too big a word to describe how happy I am to see so many holiday themed Cozies?)
The first Halloween themed mystery for September will be Vickie Fee‘s It’s Your Party, Die if You Want To, the 2nd in the Liv and Di In Dixie Mystery Series. Dixie, Tennessee, located party planner Liv McKay is very busy this Halloween preparing for two different themed parties as well as locating a dead body in the local cemetery. Liv will need to solve the mystery quickly if she wants to keep her own business afloat and enjoy the spooky holiday season!
The other new Halloween Cozy mystery will be A Charming Voodoo, the 10th in Tonya Kappes‘s Magical Cures Mystery Series. June Heals’s town of Whispering Falls is experiencing something of a boom, with new housing developments and businesses moving to the quaint town, but this is threatened when a body is discovered in a local pumpkin patch hours before it is planned to open for hayrides! Can June solve this crime before it scares off all the newcomers? Tonya Kappes also writes the Ghostly Southern Mystery Series, the Divorced Diva Mystery Series, and the Spies and Spells Mystery Series.
On to Christmas Cozy releases! Julia Buckley will be releasing Cheddar Off Dead, the 2nd in the Undercover Dish Mystery Series. Caterer Lilah Drake is hoping for a fun and uneventful holiday season, but her plans are interrupted by the discovery of the body of a mall Santa in a parking lot. (Mall Santa sure does seem to be a dangerous job >>> at least according to Cozies!) Julia Buckley also writes the Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series and the Madeline Mann Mystery Series.
Joanne Fluke will be putting out the 20th in the Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, Christmas Caramel Murder. Hannah’s friend Lisa’s husband will be playing Santa (look out!), which wouldn’t necessarily be a problem except his former girlfriend will be playing Mrs. Claus. When the prospective Mrs. Claus turns up dead, Hannah will need to work fast to keep her friend’s husband out of jail – and clear his name before the festivities begin!
Last on the list of holiday releases will be Mary McHugh‘s Christmas-themed High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides, the 5th in the Happy Hoofers Mystery Series. The Happy Hoofers are taking part in a big gig at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, when one of the Rockettes turns up dead under the stage! Can the Hoofers discover the murderer before the show is scheduled to begin, or will this holiday season be dance-free?
Of course, you aren’t limited to these Cozies if you’re looking to scratch that holiday itch >>> be sure to check the below links for many other great Halloween and Christmas themed Cozies!