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As the nights get chilly, warm up with some great seasonal cozy mysteries! Many have recipes, most have sly humor and quirky characters and all have ample reading entertainment. Getting a good cozy has never been easier or more timely!
A Catered Costume Party by Isis Crawford
When Darius Witherspoon hires them to cater a costume party in honor of his missing wife, Bernie and Libby arrive at the haunted Berkshire Arms, only to find out that murder is on the menu when Darius is found hanging from a noose during the festivities, and they must unmask a killer before dessert is served.
A Mystery with Recipes, book 13.
Grave Errors by Carol J. Perry
When her production class suggests extending Halloween with the traditional Mexican celebration Dia de Los Muertos, Lee Barrett finds it becoming all too real as a series of haunting graveyard visits and a missing person case plague her with psychic visions that will only go away if she solves the crime.
A Witch City Mystery, book 5.
Death of a Pumpkin Carver by Lee Hollis
When her troublemaking ex-husband Danny comes back to Bar Harbor just in time for Halloween, Hayley Powell, the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, gets more tricks than treats as she is forced to prove his innocence in the murder of his moonshine-making uncle.
A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, book 8.
Gossamer Ghost by Laura Childs
Discovering a murdered body at a neighboring antiques shop, scrapbooker Carmela Bertrand uncovers links to the theft of a priceless death mask in a case that involves several possible suspects.
A Scrapbooking Mystery, Book 12.
Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier
An uneventful Thanksgiving season is shattered by the overdose-related death of a wealthy investor's daughter, a tragedy that Lucy Stone links to the possible schemes of the victim's pregnant stepmother.
A Lucy Stone Mystery, book 24.
The Wolfe Widow by Victoria Abbott
When she is dismissed from her job without explanation, Jordan Bingham, researcher for the reclusive book collector Vera Van Alst, must save her former employer from a mysterious new visitor who has designs on her money, property and Nero Wolfe first editions.
A Book Collector Mystery, book 3.