Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Looking for October Cozy Mysteries?

We have a fantastic crop of cozy mysteries to harvest during the month of October - including first books in all new series! Take a quick peek at these authors and their books!

Superstition Mystery #1
Linda O. Johnston
Midnight Ink
Superstition Mysteries

ISBN:  978-0738740775
Is it Luck? Or is it Destiny?
Rory Chasen never thought superstitions were real—until her beloved fiancĂ© is killed after walking under a ladder. To find closure and the truth about superstitions, Rory takes her dog Pluckie to a town called Destiny, where superstitious beliefs are a way of life.

Rory’s visit to Destiny takes an unexpected turn when Pluckie saves Martha, the owner of the Lucky Dog Boutique. While Martha recovers, Rory reluctantly agrees to manage the pet shop for her. But when Martha becomes the prime suspect in the local bookshop owner’s murder, Rory can’t believe that the sweet old woman would do it. Convinced the real killer is still roaming Destiny’s streets, Rory resolves to crack the case before Martha’s luck runs out.

Southern Ladies Mystery #1

Bless Her Dead Little Heart
Miranda James
Berkley Prime Crime
Southern Ladies Mysteries
ISBN: 0425273040
EAN: 9780425273043

New York Times "bestselling author Miranda James returns to Athena, Mississippi, with an all-new mystery featuring Miss An'gel and Miss Dickce Ducote, two snoopy sisters who are always ready to lend a helping hand. But when a stressed socialite brings murder right to their doorstep, even they have trouble maintaining their Southern hospitality...With the Mississippi sun beating down, An'gel and Dickce are taking a break to cool off and pet sit their friend Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, when their former sorority sister, Rosabelle Sultan, shows up at their door unexpectedly, with her ne'er-do-well adult children not far behind. Rosabelle's selfish offspring are desperate to discover what's in her will, and it soon becomes clear that one of them would kill to get their hands on the inheritance. Suddenly caught up in a deadly tangle of duplicitous suspects and deep-fried motives, it will take all of the sisters' Southern charm to catch a decidedly ill-mannered killer...

Andi Boggs Mystery #2
Andi Under Pressure
Amanda FlowerZonderkidz
Andi Boggs Mysteries
ISBN: 978-0310737025

Twelve-year-old Andora ‘Andi’ Boggs and her new best friend Colin Carter couldn’t be more excited to attend the prestigious science camp at the local university in Killdeer, Ohio. Unfortunately, Discovery Camp’s curriculum appears to include much more than just chemistry and biology. From day one, the university is plagued by a series of pranks—missing markers, loose crickets, and stolen scales. Campus security blames the mysterious janitor Polk, but even though Andi agrees he’s acting suspicious, she can’t believe the gentle old man would do anything illegal. Then one prank goes too far and their chemistry professor is injured by an explosion in the lab, upping the stakes of the investigation. Andi and Colin must unravel the secrets behind the chemistry department and Polk’s dark past before danger closes the camp for good.

Appleseed Creek Mystery #4

A Plain Malice
Amanda Flower
Appleseed Creek Mysteries

The Amish community in Appleseed Creek’s new bishop believes the best way to help his district in the struggling economy is to increase tourism. He invites Blue Suede Tours from Mississippi to visit the community and asks his district to host the southern visitors. The Troyer family agrees to participate in the tour with an old-fashioned milking demonstration on the family’s dairy farm. But when two Mississippians die during the milk taste test, the local police chief believes someone poisoned them, and Timothy Troyer’s father is her number suspect. Computer whiz, Chloe Humphrey, jumps onto the tour bus as an undercover tour guide in order to prove her boyfriend’s father is innocent despite the Troyer family’s reservations about her and Timothy’s relationship. If they solve crime, will Chloe and Timothy finally prove that they belong together or will the investigation be the final act to tear them apart?

Orchard Mysteries #8

Picked to Die
Sheila Connolly
Berkley Prime Crime
Orchard Mysteries
ISBN: 978-0425257111

It’s harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiancĂ© Seth are both racing to beat the New England winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers, while Seth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when his project is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under the building—and even worse, a relative of one of Meg’s apple pickers is found stabbed to death behind the local feed store—the couple’s carefully laid plans are quickly spoiled.…

Meg can’t help but wonder: are they just unlucky, or is there something rotten in Granford? If so, she knows she’s got to seek out the bad apple before it ruins the whole bunch…

Pie in the Sky Mystery #2

Treacherous Tart
Ellie Grant
Simon and Schuster
Pie in the Sky Mysteries
ISBN: 978-1451689563

In this second charming novel in the Pie in the Sky cozy mystery series, a modern-day Lothario is shot dead, and it’s up to Maggie to clear her aunt and partner-in-pie from the suspect list.

It’s Christmastime at Pie in the Sky, Aunt Clara’s pie shop, and she has a new beau, Donald Wickerson, who loves her Marvelous Mince Pies.

Unfortunately, it seems that this holiday, Donald might only be interested in Aunt Clara for her money. Ryan and Maggie research his background and find he’s had several wives who met with unfortunate “accidents” that left him wealthier. Now they have to convince Aunt Clara that her boyfriend is after more than just her pie recipes.

When Donald stumbles into Pie in the Sky and dies after being shot, Aunt Clara is devastated—and also a suspect, since everyone in Durham knows about Donald from Ryan’s newspaper article. Now Maggie and Ryan will have to prove that someone else in the long list of people he’d wronged finally got the courage to end his life.

League of Literary Ladies #3

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow
Kylie Logan
Berkley Prime Crime
League of Literary Ladies Mysteries
ISBN 978-0-425-25777-7

For Halloween, the League of Literary Ladies is reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." But South Bass Island has its own headless ghost, Charles (Sleepy) Harlow, a bootletter who was beheaded by rivals. His ghost shows up once a year to search for his noggin. This year, the Elkhart Ghost Getters are on the island, too, trying to get film footage of the famous ghost. But when EGG's leader turns up dead, winery owner Kate Wilder is the prime suspect and the other League members need to scramble to crack the case.

Cumberland Creek Mystery #4

A Crafty Christmas

Mollie Cox Bryan
Cumberland Creek Mysteries
ISBN 0758293569

Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect--or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the truth, a storm strands them at sea, and they'll find it's harder than ever to survive the holidays with a killer on deck. . .


  1. It's gonna be a GOOD month!

  2. So many good books, I may have to get a job, but then I wouldn't have time. It's a vicious cycle.