10 October Cozy Mystery Releases Part 3

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October’s cozy mystery books release list continues on. This is the next ten. And yes, all of them are on my Amazon book wish list and my TBR. Because why not?

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All the books listed are being released in October and will be available from Amazon. Do you want me to start posting ThriftBooks links as well? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do to make that happen. Now, on to the list.

The Riverwoman’s Dragon (An Owen Archer mystery Book 13) by Candace Robb

Book release date – October 1, 2021

From the Amazon description –

When the wise woman Magda Digby is suspected of murder, Owen Archer sets out to prove her innocence in this intricately plotted medieval mystery.

May, 1375. Owen Archer returns from London to find York in chaos. While the citizens are living in terror of the pestilence which is spreading throughout the land, a new physician has arrived, whipping up fear and suspicion against traditional healers and midwives. With the backing of the new archbishop, he is especially hostile towards Magda Digby, the wise woman who has helped and healed the people of York for many years. At the same time, Magda is uneasy about the arrival of two long-lost kinsfolk. Though they say they are seeking her help, she senses a hidden agenda.

Magda’s troubles deepen when she discovers a body in the river near her home – and finds herself under suspicion of murder. Days later, fire rips through a warehouse in the city. Amongst the charred debris lies the body of a man – not burned, but stabbed in the back. Could there be a connection to the corpse in the river?

Determined to prove Magda’s innocence, Owen sets out to find answers – but the more he uncovers, the deeper the mystery becomes . . 

About Candace Robb

Candace Robb did her graduate work in medieval literature and history, and has continued to study the period while working first as an editor of scientific publications and now for some years as a freelance writer. Candace has published 17 crime novels set in 14th century England, Wales, and Scotland. The Owen Archer series is based in York and currently extends over 12 novels beginning with THE APOTHECARY ROSE; the most recent is A CHOIR OF CROWS. The Margaret Kerr trilogy explores the early days of Scotland’s struggle again England’s King Edward I, and includes A TRUST BETRAYED, THE FIRE IN THE FLINT, and A CRUEL COURTSHIP. The Kate Clifford series is set in York but slightly later than the Owen Archers; so far there are three books in the series–THE SERVICE OF THE DEAD; A TWISTED VENGEANCE; A MURDERED PEACE Stay up to date by following her blog at http://www.candacerobbbooks.com

Writing as Emma Campion, Candace has published historical novels about two fascinating women she encountered while researching the Owen Archer mysteries, Alice Perrers (THE KING’S MISTRESS) and Joan of Kent (A TRIPLE KNOT).

Candace was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has lived most of her adult life in Seattle, Washington, which she and her husband love for its combination of natural beauty and culture. Candace enjoys walking, hiking, and gardening, and practices yoga and vipassana meditation. She travels frequently to Great Britain.

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/3kJ5NKY

To buy the series on Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3CPoUJz

Best in Snow: An Andy Carpenter Mystery (An Andy Carpenter Novel Book 24) by David Rosenfelt

Book release date – October 19, 2021

From the Amazon description –

In this Christmas mystery, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are on the beat after a body turns up in the snow and a journalist is the prime suspect.

Christmas has come early to the town of Paterson, New Jersey, in the form of a snowstorm that dumps two feet of snow on the ground. Lawyer Andy Carpenter likes snow – white Christmas and all that – but it can cause problems for the walks he takes his dogs on every day.

When Andy’s golden retriever, Tara, goes to play in the snow and instead discovers a body, Andy ends up on the phone with the local newspaper editor. The murder victim is Mayor Alex Oliva, who had an infamous relationship with the newspaper. Last year a young reporter published an expose, and Oliva had him fired for libel. Now, the young reporter – and prime suspect – is in need of a lawyer.

Andy agrees to take the case, though it’s not looking good this holiday season. The evidence is piling up faster than the snow in Best in Snow, the next Christmas mystery in the bestselling Andy Carpenter series from David Rosenfelt.

About David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. “Open And Shut” was his first novel; “First Degree,” his second novel, was named a best book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 35 dogs.

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/3o7WKFy

To buy the series on Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3zK4xeT

Fahrenheit 501: A Samantha Kidd Mystery (The Samantha Kidd Mysteries Book 12)  by Diane Vallere

Book release date – October 26, 2021

From the Amazon description –

When Samantha Kidd is invited to fill a vacated spot in a secret society, she jumps at the chance. The group’s mission is to preserve famous fashion patterns through memorization and pass them down to future generations, but Samantha’s dreams of Chanel jackets and Halston dresses are dashed when she’s assigned the 501 jean. And when the retiring denim expert turns up dead, she fears there’s more than fashion history at stake.

Garments from the deceased member’s estate are linked to a series of deadly jean jackings, and Samantha questions everything. Was the member’s death an admission of guilt of past crimes or vigilante justice? As she pulls at the threads of the investigation, she finds the fabric of her secret society fraying at the seams.

Can Samantha unzip the facts or will the truth stay buttoned up forever?

Fahrenheit 501 is the twelfth humorous installment in the Samantha Kidd mystery series. If you like fashion history, fun puzzles, and unusual crimes, or read favorites Cleo Coyle or Joanne Fluke, you’ll love Diane Vallere’s latest Samantha Kidd mystery.

About Diane Vallere

TOUGH LUXE, Samantha Kidd #11, out now!

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National bestselling author Diane Vallere writes funny and fashionable character-based mysteries. After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, she traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. A past president of Sisters in Crime, Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

Diane-Fans describe “her vintage Vallere goodness,” and say she is a “great storyteller” with “a way with creating strong female characters and intrigue” who is “a superb and very humorous writer.” Her gift of creating “spunky sleuths in fun settings” take readers to Dallas, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, and outer space.

Drop in on Diane!

Website: http://www.dianevallere.com

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/dianevallereauthor

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dianevallere


Sylvia Stryker Space Case Cozy Mysteries (cozy mystery in outer space)

Fly Me to the Moon

I’m Your Venus

Saturn Night Fever

Spiders from Mars

Mermaid Sister Mysteries (cozy mysteries in the ocean)

Tails from the Deep

Murky Waters

Sleeping with the Fishes

Samantha Kidd Mysteries (funny, fashion-y mysteries with many mentions of pretzels)

Designer Dirty Laundry

Buyer, Beware

The Brim Reaper

Some Like It Haute

Grand Theft Retro

Pearls Gone Wild

Cement Stilettos

Panty Raid

Union Jacked

Slay Ride

Tough Luxe

Madison Night Mad for Mod Mysteries (cozy/traditional mysteries winking at Doris Day movies)

Pillow Stalk

That Touch of Ink

With Vics you get Eggroll

The Decorator Who Knew Too Much

The Pajama Frame

Lover Come Hack

Apprehend Me No Flowers

Teacher’s Threat

Material Witness Mysteries (cozy)

Suede to Rest

Crushed Velvet

Silk Stalkings

Costume Shop Mysteries (cozy)

A Disguise to Die For

Masking for Trouble

Dressed to Confess


Bonbons for your Brain

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

To buy the series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/2XOXiVF

Gnome Alone: A Laugh-out-loud Cozy Mystery (A Wits’ End Cozy Mystery Book 5)  by Kirsten Weiss

Book release date – October 31, 2021

From the Amazon description –

Christmas is coming… and so is murder…

It’s holiday season in small-town Doyle, and the town is pivoting from UFO tourism to Bigfoot Days. For Susan Witsend, the owner of Doyle’s only UFO-themed B&B, this is a problem.

But when Bigfoot is blamed for a mass garden gnome theft, control-freak Susan is drafted to track down the kidnapped gnomes. And when one of the members of her caroling group is murdered, it will take all her organization skills to juggle missing gnomes and track down a killer.

As Susan unwraps motives and alibis, she’s forced to face hard truths about her own limits and about just how far a crafty killer will go…

Gnome Alone is book 5 in the laugh-out-loud Wits’ End cozy mystery series. A fast-paced and funny cozy mystery, packed with quirky characters, pets, and murder! Perfect for fans of Jana DeLeon, Janet Evanovich, and Donna Andrews. Beam up this hilarious cozy mystery and start reading today!

Susan’s Bigfoot Investigation Protocol at the back of the book!

About Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss writes laugh-out-loud, page-turning mysteries. Her heroines aren’t perfect, but they’re smart, they struggle, and they succeed. Kirsten is… also far from perfect and occasionally a red-hot mess, but she’s published over thirty cozy mystery and witch mystery novels. She writes in a house high on a hill in the Colorado woods and occasionally ventures out for wine and chocolate.

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/3icmfl9

To buy the series on Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/2WltGPu

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

Book release date – October 12, 2021

From the Amazon description –

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.

For Chloe Abbington, the transition from fine art painter in New York City to painting-event business owner in charming Whisper Cove is more than a little jarring. But when poison-pen journalist Fiona Gimble writes a viciously negative review of the newly opened Paint with a View, Chloe learns that critics are the same everywhere. And when she finds Fiona’s body behind her shop with a painting knife in her neck, Chloe realizes that this picture-perfect town offers anything but peace and quiet.

Suddenly, bustling Artisan Alley is a crime scene, and Chloe is the prime suspect. Her sister and business partner, Izzie, isn’t much help–she’s busy running the shop, and besides, she has secrets of her own. As shrewd Detective Barrett tries to paint her into a corner, Chloe soon finds that Fiona had plenty of enemies. The Whisper Cove Gazette columnist wielded her pen like a sword, slicing and dicing just about every shop owner in the lakeside town. 

Chloe sets out to prove that she’s been framed for Fiona’s murder. But she’d better learn the fine art of detection quickly, before the real killer paints the town red again. Otherwise, she may end up trading in her paint smock for an orange jumpsuit…or a green burial plot.

About Bailee Abbott

Bailee Abbott is a native Ohioan who spends her days plotting murder and writing mysteries. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime as well as of International Thriller Writers. Bailee lives with her husband and furry friend Max in the quiet suburbs of Green, Ohio. Visits to Bemus Point, a town along the Chautauqua Lake in southwest New York inspired the setting for the PAINT BY MURDER mystery series. Book one, A BRUSH WITH MURDER, will release Oct. 12, 2021. Bailee also writes the SIERRA PINES B&B mystery series under the name Kathryn Long.

For more info, check out:

author website: https://www.baileeabbott.com

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BaileeAbbott1

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BaileeAbbottBooks

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/3mjEh6z

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

Book 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 works, click here. https://amzn.to/3ANhA0f

To buy the series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3kMutlX

Hypnosis Is for Hacks (An Eleanor Wilde Mystery Book 4) by Tamara Berry

Book release date – October 26, 2021

From the Amazon description – Eleanor Wilde has traded a career as a sham medium for a (relatively) respectable life in a small English town, providing the locals with herbal remedies and elixirs. But on a trip to the seaside town of Brighton, her past comes calling—and so does a killer . . .
Though Eleanor is delighted that her brother, Liam, is visiting her in England, she must reluctantly agree that her quiet village lacks something when it comes to sightseeing—namely: sights. True, there’s nearby Castle Hartford, belonging to the family of Ellie’s boyfriend, Nicholas. But even Nicholas’s mother is eager to ditch sleepy, sweltering Sussex for a vacation in Brighton, taking Ellie and a relieved Liam with her. Yet hopes of a breezy seaside holiday quickly turn stormy, in every sense . . .
The ominous change in weather is accompanied by the reappearance of Ellie’s former partner-in-crime, Armand Lamont. Back when Ellie earned a living as a phony medium, Armand’s hypnosis skills helped the pair persuade many gullible marks to hand over their savings. Ellie assumes that Armand has resurfaced with blackmail in mind, but before she can figure out his angle, she and Liam witness a man being pushed from a boat by two shadowy figures who then vanish into midair.  
Phantoms? Demons? Though Ellie doesn’t believe in either, the recovered body is real enough, as is a string of thefts plaguing their luxury hotel. Ellie has a theory, and it requires inviting Nicholas to join them under a fake identity. Their evolving relationship is as complex as this case, and Ellie’s authentic supernatural abilities too are developing in surprising ways. But as for whether the outcome will be good or bad, not even her witchy powers can say . . .

About Tamara Berry

Tamara Berry is a part-time author and part-time freelance copywriter/editor. She has a B.A. degree in English Literature from Eastern Washington University. In addition to books, she has mad love for all things TV, movies, and pop culture.

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/3usPh5f

To buy the series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3od9WZM

In the Company of Witches (An Evenfall Witches B&B Mystery Book 1) by Auralee Wallace

Book release date – October 19, 2021

From the Amazon description –

When a guest dies in the B&B she helps her aunts run, a young witch must rely on some good old-fashioned investigating to clear her aunt’s name in this magical and charming new cozy mystery.

For four hundred years, the Warren witches have used their magic to quietly help the citizens of the sleepy New England town of Evenfall thrive. There’s never been a problem they couldn’t handle. But then Constance Graves–a local known for being argumentative and demanding–dies while staying at the bed and breakfast Brynn Warren maintains with her aunts. At first, it seems like an accident…but it soon becomes clear that there’s something more sinister at work, and Aunt Nora is shaping up to be the prime suspect.

There’s nothing Brynn wants more than to prove Nora’s innocence, and it hurts her to know that even two years ago that might have been easier. Brynn, after all, is a witch of the dead–a witch who can commune with ghosts. Ghosts never remember much about their deaths, but Constance might remember something about her life that would help crack the case. But Brynn hasn’t used her powers since her husband died, and isn’t even sure she still can. Brynn will just have to hope that her aunts’ magic and her own investigative skills will lead her to answers–and maybe back to the gift she once thought herself ready to give up forever.

About Auralee Wallace

Auralee Wallace is the author of multiple novels, including the Otter Lake mystery series. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in English literature, and she worked in the publishing industry for a number of years before teaching at the college level. She lives in Ottawa with her family.

She can be found on Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, and her website http://auraleewallace.com/.

Auralee is represented by Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency.

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/2Y2R2tY

To buy the series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3EUpN5g

Jackets, Jack-O-Lantern, & Justice (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series Book 22) by Tonya Kappes

Book release date – October 21, 2021

From the Amazon description –

Let me be the first person to welcome you to Normal, Kentucky located in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest. I’m Mae West the owner of Happy Trails Campground.

Fall at the campground is my favorite time of the year. The bursts of orange, yellow, green, and red pop on the falling leaves, creating a colorful path along the trails for all of my guests at my campground is a real life picture that could never be captured by a camera.

Days are warm and at night you need a light sweater to enjoy the campfire or snuggle up in a cozy blanket.
The campground is full and the campers are excited to participate in Normal’s annual Pumpkin Carving Carnival.
It’s a little spooky seeing the hundreds jack-o-lantern faces all light up with toothless or toothy smiles.
It’s the dead body among them that chills me to the bone.

About Tonya Kappes

Southern Hospitality with a Smidgen of Homicide

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Tonya Kappes has written more than 175 southern cozy mysteries, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and Woman’s World Book Club pick twice . Best known for stories charged with southern charm, emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She lives with her husband in northern Kentucky. Now that her four boys have flown out of the nest, Tonya writes full-time in her camper!

You can find her all over social media and at Tonyakappes.com.

For weekly updates and contests, sign up for Tonya’s newsletter Kappes Krew Weekly via her website or Facebook.

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

To buy the series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3zHWUW7

Manga and Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 20) by Leslie Langtry

Book release date – October 26, 2021

From the Amazon description –

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a comic book convention turned crime scene!

Welcome to Druid-Con!

It’s Who’s There, Iowa’s first Druid-Con, a comic book themed convention organized by the teens of The Cult of Nicoderm (a group of four local teens who’ve taken the idea of extracurricular activities a bit too far). Ex-CIA agent turned suburban Girl Scout troop leader Merry Wrath doesn’t know how she was talked into making an appearance at the con as a giant beetle, but once she finds out that her favorite TV horror show host Deliria is going to be there, things are looking up!

Meet Beetle Dork & Deliria…

Always ready to take advantage of any opportunity, the little girls of Merry’s scout troop are at the con in full force and princess dresses, hoping to help ambitious eleven-year-old Ava with her campaign to be the youngest mayor in Who’s There’s history. Unfortunately trouble comes in the form of a confrontation with rival teen druids from wealthy Kennedy’s Landing. And while busy dealing with Betty, the troop’s troublemaker who is forging VIP passes and selling conspiracy theories, Merry misses witnessing a show-stopping murder!

…Before it’s too late!

When lovable loser and druid leader Stewie is accused of the murder by a witness, and Betty’s parents consider sending her away to boarding school in Texas for her various and sometimes disturbing pranks, Merry knows she has to move quickly to clear the Dred Demon Stewie’s name and rein in her scout before her troop loses its most awesome (and terrifying) member.

Merry Wrath Mysteries:
Merit Badge Murder – book #1
Mint Cookie Murder – book #2
Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection
Marshmallow S’More Murder – book #3
Movie Night Murder – book #4
Mud Run Murder – book #5
Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the “Pushing Up Daisies” collection
Motto for Murder – book #6
Map Skills Murder – book #7
Mean Girl Murder – book #8
Marriage Vow Murder – book #9
Mystery Night Murder – book #10
Meerkats and Murder– book #11
Make Believe Murder – book #12
Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13
Musket Ball Murder – book #14
Macho Man Murder – book #15
Mad Money Murder – book #16
Mind-Bending Murder – book #17
Mascots Are Murder – book #18
Mosquito Bite Murder – book #19
Manga and Murder – book #20

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry’s books:

“I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza… what could possibly go wrong?”
~ Fresh Fiction

“Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…?'”
RT BOOKreviews

“Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense.”
Chicago Tribune

“Langtry gets the fun started from page one.”
Publisher’s Weekly

About Leslie Langtry

Leslie Langtry is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of three Cozy Comedy series, including the Merry Wrath Mysteries, the Greatest Hits Series, the Aloha Lagoon Ukulele Mysteries and Sex, Lies & Family vacations.

She is not, nor ever has been a former CIA agent or an assassin (a question that surprisingly comes up more than you’d think). She was a Girl Scout Volunteer for 15 years and was a troop leader for 10 years – which gave her a wealth of material that she uses in her books.

Leslie lives in the Midwest with her family and assorted animals and has an unnatural obsession with cake. You can find out more about her and her books at http://www.leslielangtry.com.

To learn more about the author and their other works, click here. https://amzn.to/2XNe2g2

To buy the series for Kindle e-book, click here. https://amzn.to/3CSCM5Y

Only one more set to go and I will post that a little into October. October is set to be a big month here, train wrecks. So, keep your eyes out for lists, reviews, and random train wrecky goodness. Again, if you like what I post, please like, comment, share, and subscribe. If you read any of the books listed, please let me know what you thought of it. That’s all I’ve got for today, train wrecks. All aboard.


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