Well, December will be a bit light on both new Cozy Holiday books and new Cozy Mystery Series, so I’ll be covering both in this post. We’ll have one holiday release, a Fall themed release, and two new series.
First, Nancy Haddock will be putting out A Crime of Poison, the third in her Silver Six Crafting Mystery Series. This Fall-themed release will center around Lilyvale’s Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale, an event Nixy of the Silver Six is looking forward to as a craft store she runs. When a local troublemaker is found dead and a plate of snickerdoodles from the bake sale may be involved, Nixy and the rest of the Silver Six will need to solve the crime so the event doesn’t end with this tragedy.
Next, Nancy J. Parra will be starting the Wine Country Mystery Series, with the first entry A Case of Syrah, Syrah. Taylor O’Brien, founder of Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, intends to tour small groups in Sonoma County, California. Unfortunately, her plans might come to nothing when the leader of her first tour group is found dead, killed by one of Taylor’s corkscrews. Parra also writes the Baker’s Treat Mystery Series, the Perfect Proposals Mystery Series, (as Nancy Coco) the Candy-Coated Mystery Series, and (as Nell Hampton) the Kensington Palace Chef Mystery Series.
Finally, Karen Rose Smith will be releasing Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes, the first in the Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery Series. Between her Aunt Iris and her two teenaged children, widow Daisy Swanson has a lot to protect. So she’s naturally upset when Aunt Iris starts dating a wealthy man who is still married, especially when it sounds like the man’s children and soon-to-be-ex-wife might get cut out of the will in favor of her aunt. When the wealthy man turns up dead, Daisy’s Aunt Iris turns out to be a prime suspect, and Daisy will need to work hard to keep her from ending up taking the fall for a crime Daisy is sure she didn’t commit. Karen Rose Smith also writes the Caprice de Luca Mystery Series, starring a home stager in Quiet Kismet, Pennsylvania.
For more Fall themed Cozies, visit the Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving Cozies Theme page.
For these upcoming series and more be sure to check out the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page.