Well, November might not be as good as this month for holiday-themed Cozy Mystery releases, (October will have 8 Holiday Cozies!) but it will still be pretty good with three holiday Cozy releases – all of them Christmas themed!
First will be Rhys Bowen‘s The Ghost of Christmas Past, the 17th in her Molly Murphy Mystery Series. Life hasn’t been particularly kind to semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan, and she’s hoping that an invitation to a mansion on the Hudson for her holidays will be a healing interlude for both her and her husband, Daniel. But mystery will haunt them even there, as the daughter of the house disappeared ten years ago on another winter night – and a young woman will appear on the doorstep during their visit, claiming to be her! Bowen also writes the Royal Spyness Mystery Series and the Evan Evans Mystery Series.
Next up, Vicki Delany will be releasing Hark the Herald Angels Slay, the third in her Year-Round Christmas Mystery Series. This will be a “Christmas in July” style mystery, as summer is heating up in Rudolph, New York, where the residents maintain the Christmas spirit all year round. When Merry Folger’s ex-fiance, Max, arrives unexpectedly, he isn’t exactly welcome – especially since it’s clear that he’s there to win back her heart, and she’s decidedly lukewarm about those intentions. But she never wanted him dead – and that’s just how he turns up. Delany writes several other mystery series, including the Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series and the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series.
Finally, Krista Davis will be putting out Not a Creature Was Purring, the 5th in her Claws and Paws Mystery Series. Christmas is always a jolly affair in Wagtail, Virginia, but Holly Miller’s grandmother is determined to make it even more special this year by holding a Christkindl Market. Unfortunately, the holiday will have other, less “paw-sitive” activities as well, as a local pet clothing tycoon turns up dead. Krista Davis also writes the Domestic Diva Mystery Series and the Pen & Ink Mystery Series.
For more Christmas-themed Cozy Mysteries, visit the Christmas Cozy Theme page on the site site.