Two days ago I told you about five very interesting looking series starting in August from established Cozy Mystery authors, and here’s one more! I just found out that Linda Wiken (aka Erika Chase) is starting a new Cozy Mystery series. We’ll also be fortunate enough to have two holiday themed Cozy releases! (Over the years, I have noticed that August is sort of the beginning of the Cozy Mystery holiday themed time-of-year >>> and I can’t wait!)
I’ll start with Linda Wiken‘s new Dinner Club Mystery Series (since I’m late in telling you about it and it was just released today!) Toasting Up Trouble introduces us to J.J. Tanner, an event planner who is also a member of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club. The club members are all very interested in food, both eating it and preparing it. And for those of you who absolutely love Cozies with recipes, you’ll be happy to know they are included in these Cozy Mysteries! As Erika Chase she writes the very popular Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series. (The first Cozy in this series was nominated for the very prestigious Agatha Award.) Now she’ll be using her “real name” to write this series. (Toasting Up Trouble is available now.)
Site author Lee Hollis will be releasing Death of a Pumpkin Carver, a holiday themed Cozy and the 8th in Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series. In this entry, Hailey will be preparing for a fun Halloween when an unexpected guest arrives in Bar Harbor, Maine >>> Hailey’s ex-husband. Despite her trouble with her ex-husband in the past, she just can’t believe that he’s capable of murder – which he is unfortunately accused of after the suspicious death of his uncle. As always, this novel will feature delectable recipes, no doubt centered around the fall season!
The other Cozy Mystery author who will be releasing a Halloween themed Cozy during August is Kathi Daley. Costume Catastrophe will be the 21st in the Zoe Donovan Mystery Series. Zoe will be trying to avoid any major problems at the haunted house this year. Since it’s Homecoming weekend all of her high school friends are having a reunion in town. Unfortunately, not all of her high school cronies live through this gathering!
If you’re looking for more Halloween themed Cozy Mysteries, be sure to check out the Halloween Theme page on my site!