[edgtf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”#d6a67c” background_color=””]I[/edgtf_dropcaps]f you’re a reader that’s looking for a mystery novel that’s entertaining, filled with quirky characters, several twists, with a small town or village setting — check out our most anticipated Fall 2021 cozy mysteries! From bestselling authors you’re already acquainted with, to debut authors making their mark, we are sure you’ll find something to pique your interest.
A Perfect Bind by Dorothy St. James
Librarian Tru Beckett, ardent defender of the printed word, is about to find out that keeping murder checked out of her beloved library is much harder than she thought…
Murder Gets a Makeover by Laura Levine
Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen, living in L.A. with her cat, Prozac, appreciates one of the perks of working freelance–a wardrobe that’s heavy on elastic waists. But her BFF, Lance, has a makeover in mind, and it’s about to lead to murder…
Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens by Andrea Penrose
The upcoming marriage of the Earl of Wrexford and Lady Charlotte Sloane promises to be a highlight of the season, if they can first untangle–and survive–a web of intrigue and murder involving the most brilliant scientific minds in Regency London…
Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide by Liz Ireland
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…
In the Crypt with a Candlestick by Daisy Waugh
No Memes of Escape by Olivia Blacke
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.
Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge
The first in an exciting new historical mystery series set in the home of Agatha Christie, Colleen Cambridge’s charming and inventive new historical series introduces an unforgettable heroine in Phyllida Bright, fictional housekeeper for none other than famed mystery novelist Agatha Christie. When a dead body is found during a house party at the home of Agatha Christie and her husband Max Mallowan, it’s up to famous author’s head of household, Phyllida Bright, to investigate…
Christmas Dessert Murder by Joanne Fluke
The perfect stocking stuffer for fans of culinary capers, this holiday omnibus from New York Times bestselling author Joanne Fluke featuring two classic mysteries set in Hannah Swensen’s Cookie Jar bakery in Lake Eden, Minnesota: Christmas Caramel Murder and Christmas Cake Murder.
The Pickwick Murders by Heather Redmond
In a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic The Pickwick Papers, Heather Redmond’s fourth Victorian-era mystery in the Dickens of a Crime series finds a young Charles tossed into Newgate Prison for a murder he didn’t commit, and his fianc e Kate Hogarth striving to clear his name…
Murder in an English Glade by Jessica Ellicott
Set in a charming English village just after WWI, Jessica Ellicott’s winning series returns to the witty antics of delightfully mismatched friends and sleuths-of-a-certain-age, Beryl and Edwina. Their personalities couldn’t be more different –Beryl is a brash, adventurous American, while Edwina is a prim and proper Brit–but the pair have a knack for solving mysteries. Now they’ve been hired to stage a faux investigation–until murder makes it all too real…
Hypnosis Is for Hacks by Tamara Berry
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…
The Mirror Dance by Catriona McPherson
Something sinister is afoot in the streets of Dundee, when a puppeteer is found murdered behind his striped Punch and Judy stand, as children sit cross-legged drinking ginger beer. At once, Dandy Gilver’s seemingly-innocuous investigation into plagiarism takes a darker turn.
Mimi Lee Cracks the Code by Jennifer J. Chow
When murder follows Mimi Lee to her romantic island getaway, she puts on her best sleuthing hat with her sassy cat in tow in this adventurous cozy mystery by Jennifer J. Chow.
Isabel Puddles Investigates by M.V. Byrne
Sure to enchant fans of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegone tales, the second Mitten State Mystery by veteran television writer M.V. Byrne finds senior sleuth and Jill-of-all-trades Isabel Puddles investigating a deadly mystery among Rust Belt royalty in the cozy town of Gull Harbor, Michigan…
Are you looking forward to any of these books?
What cozy mysteries are you looking forward to in 2021? What books would you add to the list?