The Glorious Train Wreck Mom

This is a safe space for all train wrecks. Except here, we don't give you a puppy and a latte. We give you sarcasm and humor.

I love fall. I love autumn. I love Halloween. Give me the pumpkins, the leaves, the cooler temperatures. I need the whole sitting on my porch, drinking coffee, wrapped up in a blanket, reading a book vibe. And for once, I’d like to look cute wearing a flannel shirt and boots and not like a lumberjack looking for their axe.

And because of my lumberjack esque look, I choose to be inside on my couch. And the fact that it’s still ninety five degrees outside and I make a fine mosquito buffet. But, you know what they say. Fake it till you make it. And that’s why I’m bringing you six more cozy mysteries to put you in a cozy fall mood.

Some of these are not the first in the series. And that’s ok. The good thing about cozies is each book is it’s own story. And most authors give a little backstory throughout the book into things like jobs, relationships, and previous cases. You won’t miss much and if you like the book enough, you could buy the series and start it from the beginning. If you click any of the links I post, I may earn a small commission so thank you.

The Cider Shop Rules (A Cider Shop Mystery Book 3) by Julie Anne Lindsey

From the Amazon description – Autumn in Blossom Valley means pumpkin patches are ripe and Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe’s cider shop is flourishing. But with this season comes . . .
 
A FATAL HARVEST
 
The Fall Festival is in full swing. Civil War reenactors from three counties are partaking in Blossom Valley’s tribute to John Brown. Blue Ridge Mountain foliage is in full bloom. And best of all is Jacob Potter’s pumpkin farm where his hay rides, piglet races, pumpkin picking and corn maze are time-honored draws for locals and tourists alike. That’s why it’s such a shock when Mr. Potter is found dead, hidden under a tarp in the back of Winnie’s pickup truck. This certainly betrays Potter’s reputation as one of the town’s most popular citizens. Fortunately, when it comes to solving a murder, no one has a patch on Winnie. Now, all eyes are on her to do it. Unfortunately, that includes those of the killer who’ll do anything to keep an orchard full of secrets buried.

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/3lhnal5

To buy the full series on Kindle ebook, click here. https://amzn.to/3nnN3Cz

Wreathing Havoc (A Garden Squad Mystery Book 4) by Julia Henry

Release date – September 28, 2021

From the Amazon description – There’s nothing like autumn in picturesque Goosebush, Massachusetts, but beneath the season’s sun-dappled foliage, Lilly Jayne and her Garden Squad must investigate a shadowy murder mystery after a theater owner’s sudden death sows as much drama behind the scenes as on any stage . . .
 
Lilly Jayne typically spends the harvest season baking festive pies and crafting colorful wreaths to enter in the library’s annual fundraising contest. But this year, autumn opens on a somber note when beloved local theater owner, Leon Tompkin, dies unexpectedly. His memorial sets the scene for a mini reunion of The Goosebush Players’ best and brightest alumni, including Hollywood star, Jeremy Nolan . . . until someone plucks Jeremy from the spotlight, permanently.
 
Now, as dedicated theater volunteer, Scooter McGee, falls under suspicion, Lilly and her Garden Squad must spring into action. They quickly discover a cornucopia of potential suspects in Jeremy’s murder. Was it an embittered ex . . . or a jilted lover? A rival thespian . . . or an overly ambitious artist? Lilly rakes through the piles of clues, but if she doesn’t uncover the real killer soon, more than autumn leaves will be dropping in Goosebush . . .

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/3hJcWcv

To buy the full series on Kindle ebook, click here. https://amzn.to/3hpHO1e

Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide (A Mrs. Claus Mystery Book 2) by Liz Ireland

Release date – September 28, 2021

From the Amazon description – April Claus knows being married to the real Santa makes every day feel like Christmas. But when a different holiday arrives at the North Pole, so does murder . . .

For the first time ever, Christmastown is celebrating a strange new tradition—Halloween. But not everyone is willing to watch their dependable winter wonderland get overrun by carved pumpkins and costume parties. As a series of scary happenings hit Santaland, each one more intense than the last, April realizes having a role in the festivities could cost her family, friends—even her own life.
 
April isn’t the only unlucky target. Outspoken elf Tiny Sparkletoe is found dead in the snow outside his cottage, crushed in the middle of what appears to be a monstrous footprint. With mayhem descending like reindeer on rooftops, April must stop the Halloween killer before the fate of Mrs. Claus becomes another creepy tale to tell in the dark . . .
 
“An exceptional series launch . . . This fun, well-plotted mystery is the perfect holiday entertainment.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here https://amzn.to/2X8KCbS.

To check out the first book in this series, click here. Not going to lie, I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to read the second one.

Murder Outside the Lines (Pen & Ink Book 3) by Krista Davis

Release date – September 28, 2021

From the Amazon description – With Halloween just around the corner, the fall colors in Georgetown are brilliant. As manager of the Color Me Read bookstore, coloring book creator Florrie Fox has arranged for psychic author Hilda Rattenhorst to read from Spooktacular Ghost Stories. But the celebrity medium arrives for the event in hysterics, insisting she just saw a bare foot sticking out of a rolled-up carpet in a nearby alley. Is someone trying to sweep murder under the rug? Florrie calls in her policeman beau, Sergeant Eric Jonquille, but the carpet corpse has disappeared without a trace. Then in the middle of her reading, Hilda chillingly declares that she feels the killer’s presence in the store. Is this a publicity stunt or a genuine psychic episode? It seems there’s no happy medium. When a local bibliophile is soon discovered missing, a strange mystery begins to unroll. Now it’s up to Florrie and Jonquille to expose a killer’s true colors . . .

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/2VFNTza

To buy the full series on Kindle ebook, click here. https://amzn.to/3z1YHVL

Death by Hot Apple Cider (A Bookstore Cafe Mystery Book 9) by Alex Erickson

Release date – October 26, 2021

From the Amazon description – Krissy Hancock’s bookstore-café in Pine Hills, Ohio, is teaming up with the local library for a seasonal celebration, but someone is spiking the refreshments—with fatal results . . .
 
With autumn in full swing and Thanksgiving on the way, Krissy’s supplying cider and her staff is manning the apple-bobbing booth at a town event. But then a patron dunks his head in—and doesn’t come back up.
 
It soon becomes clear that Krissy’s brew wasn’t to blame. But with her policeman boyfriend looking to make detective, she can’t help being drawn into the investigation. The victim was notorious for harassing not only her own bookstore but the library and the school for promoting supposedly scandalous literature—before someone censored him permanently. Now, Krissy will have to check out a stack of suspects to find a killer who’s rotten to the core . . .

To learn more about the author and their other books, click here. https://amzn.to/3hpIG6c

To buy the full series on Kindle ebook, click here. https://amzn.to/3k4eUpp

To the Tome of Murder (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery Book 7) by Lauren Elliott

Release date – October 26, 2021

From the Amazon description – Three weeks before Thanksgiving, bookshop owner Addie Greyborne already has a full plate—and a killer on her case . . .
 
Addie’s determined to turn a seemingly ordinary November in coastal Greyborne Harbor into one for the books. The windows of her shop display carefully curated works by American writers, including a rare selection of traditional holiday recipes from the influential 19th-century publication Godey’s Ladies Magazine. And then there’s the town’s Civil War-era themed cooking and baking competition, with a hefty cash prize and free publicity going to the winning dish . . .
 
But when she finds her cousin’s boyfriend murdered, a stunned Addie reluctantly realizes she may be the only person who can blow the cover off a grisly crime. With so many unanswered questions surrounding the victim’s death, Addie must figure out the strange connection between a mysterious vintage briefcase, the disappearance of a first edition copy of Sarah Josepha Hale’s famous nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” and a dangerously well-read culprit . . . 

To learn more about the author, click here.https://amzn.to/3C1VPKw

To buy the full series on Kindle ebook, click here. https://amzn.to/3hrN7NH

Well, I hope these books and series help get you into the swing of falling leaves and smiling pumpkins. If you read any of these, please let me know how you liked them. That’s all I have for today, train wrecks. All aboard.

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