Fall is fast approaching and there’s no better time to curl up in your most comfortable chair and start sleuthing with these criminally cozy mysteries.


Cozies That Take You Back in Time:

Murder Under Her Skin: A Pentecost and Parker Mystery by Stephen Spotswood

This new Pentecost and Parker Mystery is a delightfully hardboiled high-wire act starring two daring heroines dead set on justice as they set out to solve a murder at a traveling circus.

Someone’s put a blade in the back of the Amazing Tattooed Woman, and Willowjean “Will” Parker’s former knife-throwing mentor has been stitched up for the crime. To uncover the truth, Will and her boss, world-famous detective Lillian Pentecost, travel south to the circus where they find a snakepit of old grudges, small-town crime, and secrets worth killing for.

Dodging fistfights, firebombs, and flying lead, Will puts a lot more than her heart on the line in the search of the truth. Can she find it before someone stops her ticker for good?

Coming December 7th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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The Coldest Case: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel by Martin Walker

An anonymous skull, an unsolved murder, sinister rumors from the Cold War era of espionage—Bruno’s investigation into a long-standing cold case finds him caught between an enigmatic winegrower and a menacing Communist organization from the past.

“Walker really shines in portraying the Dordogne—and Bruno’s idyllic life there . . . New readers to the series can comfortably start here—Walker has the rare ability in a series writer of orienting old and new readers alike. A feast.”—Booklist, starred review

“Packed with descriptions of the food Courrèges and his friends cook, of the gorgeous French countryside and of the local community, this book is pure escapism . . . It is a delight to dip into [Bruno’s] sun-baked world.”—The Observer (London)

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delaney

A summer of fun at a Catskills resort comes to an abrupt end when a guest is found murdered, in this new 1950s set mystery series.

“An immersive setting with details of running a Catskills resort in the 1950s (think Kellerman’s in Dirty Dancing) beautifully frame a story with plot twists and a cast of well-delineated characters.”—Booklist

“Delany’s gift with character is front and center in this novel . . . This is a great start to a new series—vivid, well-written, and snappy.”—Mystery Scene

Coming September 14th in Mass Market, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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Laugh-Out-Loud Cozies:

The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman

The second gripping novel in the New York Times bestselling Thursday Murder Club series.

“Osman follows The Thursday Murder Club, his supremely entertaining debut, with an even better second installment . . . A clever, funny mystery peopled with captivating characters that enhance the story at every quirky turn.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This book is SO MUCH FUN! Fiendishly clever and brimming with wit on every page, The Man Who Died Twice is the tonic we all need. Osman just gets better.” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

Coming September 28th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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No Memes of Escape by Olivia Black

Amateur sleuth Odessa Dean is about to discover the only thing harder than finding her way out of an escape room is finding an affordable apartment in Brooklyn in this sequel to Killer Content.

No Memes of Escape gives a fun, modern spin on the locked room mystery by dropping a dead body in an escape room. While the mystery is properly twisty, the heart of the series is the plucky Odessa Dean and the found family she’s created in the hipster haven of Brooklyn. Can’t wait for Odessa’s next adventure!”—Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo

“With its laugh-out-loud humor, quirky characters, and clever plot twists, No Memes of Escape is like a tour of Brooklyn’s bohemia with Miss Marple’s savvy niece. You’ll enjoy every page, right up to its hilarious, heartwarming finale.”—Angela M. Sanders, author of Bait and Witch

Coming October 5th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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Cozies with a Side of Romance:

A Brush with Murder: A Paint by Murder Mystery by Bailee Abbott

A quiet lakeside town in western New York state is the new home of Manhattan artist Chloe Abbington and the backdrop for murder in this series debut by Bailee Abbott.

“Plenty of local color blends with romance, an intrepid detective, and a tricky mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Bailee Abbott paints a charming lakeside town filled with colorful suspects and an unexpected protagonist in artist Chloe in her new novel A Brush with Murder.”—Sherry Harris, Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.


Death of a Red-Hot Rancher by Mimi Granger

Love meets murder in this new cozy mystery series set in a quirky romance bookstore, with a heroine to die for.

“Granger’s first mystery features a small, gossipy town; an animal sidekick; and a hint of romance that will delight cozy readers.”—Booklist

“Granger’s debut mystery combines murder with all things amatory . . . A cozy combination of mystery and romance featuring an expert on romance novels who needs some practical lessons in love.”—Kirkus Reviews

Coming September 14th in Mass Market and eBook Editions.

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A Bookish Cozy:

A Deadly Deletion by Lorna Barrett

A murder leads to a string of shocking revelations for bookstore owner Tricia Miles in the latest entry to Lorna Barrett’s New York Times bestselling Booktown series.

Tricia Miles has just received a second marriage proposal within fifteen minutes. The first was from her friend with benefits, Marshall Chambers, and the second from her ex-lover, police chief Grant Baker.

She’s still weighing her options when she hears the sound of an engine roaring down Main Street. It’s a big white pickup truck that aims for and hits Marshall as he’s walking back to his apartment. Tragically, he’s killed, leaving Tricia feeling bereft and guilty.

Still shaken by that news, Tricia returns to Haven’t Got a Clue and is met by federal marshal Kirby, who tells her that Marshall had been in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Everything Marshall told Tricia was a lie—in particular, that he was a widower. Was his death an act of revenge?

Tricia’s on the hunt for a killer, and it seems like she might be next on the list.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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A Cozy with a Cat:

Claws for Alarm: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown

Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen gets a little help from her veterinarian husband to solve the murder of a young equine vet whose death may be linked to his new clinic in this tantalizing mystery from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown.

Pharamond “Fair” Haristeen is known throughout Crozet, Virginia, as a good horse vet and a better man. So when Benjamin Wagner, a new vet in town, is found dead in his unopened clinic, local police turn to Fair for help getting to the bottom of things. Fair quickly realizes Ben’s clinic has been robbed of ketamine, used by doctors as a horse tranquilizer but also a popular recreational drug. Then Fair’s own ketamine goes missing from the back of his truck. Was Ben killed for his supply? Or was he mixed up in something bigger?

Meanwhile, Candida Perez, one of Crozet’s oldest and most beloved citizens, is found dead at her desk. Not so alarming, given her ninety years of life. But the bickering of her children, Ballard and Constance, over her will and the family’s valuable collection of historical letters threatens to drive the rest of the town to madness. Harry tries to play peacemaker, but the bad blood between the two siblings runs deep. Just how far will they take their family squabble?

With a little aid from hungry helpers Tee Tucker the corgi and sweet puppy Pirate, as well as feline sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, Harry and Fair team up to restore justice—and maybe a little peace and quiet—to Crozet.

Coming October 12th in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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A Savory Cozy:

Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel V. Reyes

Cuban-American cooking show star Miriam Quiñones-Smith becomes a seasoned sleuth in Raquel V. Reyes’s Caribbean Kitchen Mystery debut, a savory treat for fans of Joanne Fluke and Jenn McKinlay.

“A vibrant, diverse, LGBTQ-inclusive cast and Raquel Reyes’s deft balance of sensitive topics and frothy intrigue make this a standout.”—BookRiot

Mango, Mambo, and Murder has everything you look for in a cozy mystery but also feels like a breath of fresh air . . . Dig into this inviting, suspenseful feast for the senses.”—BookPage, starred review

Coming October 12th in Hardcover and eBook Editions.


Christmas Cozies:

Miss Jeffries and the Midwinter Murders by Emily Brightwell

Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon should be checking off their Christmas present list but instead they’re listing murder suspects in this latest entry of the beloved Victorian Mystery series.

Harriet Andover had no intention of dying young like her silly siblings had. She intended to outlive them and outdo them as she always had. But Harriet discovers that the best intentions can lead to murder when she is strangled inside her mansion with a house full of holiday guests.

Inspector Witherspoon soon discovers that Harriet’s own husband and grown stepchildren are not overcome with grief and neither are most of her friends. And to put the icing on the Christmas cookies, the room where Harriet’s body was found was locked from the inside and she had the only key in her pocket.

Mrs. Jeffries and the household have no intention of letting their inspector down and learn that Harriet’s sister may have died from foul play as well. As the clues mount, this dedicated band of merry sleuths will not rest until they’ve delivered a stocking full of coal to a crafty killer.

Coming November 16th in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs

An attack on the host of a fancy tea party sends Theodosia Browning looking for answers in the latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series.

Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier, Drayton Conneley, are catering a Victorian Christmas party at a swanky mansion in downtown Charleston. Drucilla Heyward, the hostess, is one of the wealthiest women in town.

As the champagne flows and the tea steeps, Drucilla is so pleased with the reception by her partygoers that she reveals her secret plan to Theodosia. The Grande Dame has brought the cream of Charleston society together to reveal that she is planning to give her wealth away to various charitable organizations. However, before she can make the announcement, Theodosia finds her crumpled unconscious in the hallway. It looks like the excitement has gotten to the elderly woman–except that there is a syringe sticking out of her neck.

Coming October 5th in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Christmas Dessert Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery by Joanne Fluke

It’s Christmas in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and there’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than by cozying up to two Hannah Swensen yuletide mysteries with a plateful of goodies from The Cookie Jar bakery.

Christmas Caramel Murder:
Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” the actress playing Mrs. Claus exits stage left for good. As murder suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays.

Christmas Cake Murder:
Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle of Lake Eden when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over decadent dessert recipes, Hannah’s surprised by Essie’s secret talent for penning crime fiction. She’s even more surprised when the story turns real. It’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake.

Coming October 26th in Trade Paperback.

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