Is there anything better than the first signs of fall?
Well, yes. Books. (No surprise there. Books are the answer to everything.)
If you’re looking for a new favorite autumn read, let these fall-themed cozy mysteries convince you to cancel your plans and spend the day curled up in front of the fireplace in your comfiest pajamas.
Thanksgiving In Paradise by Kathi Daley
The latest installment of the popular Tj Jensen series starts off with a bang when the town hall explodes, trapping Tj inside. Filled with humor and a sprinkling of romance, the plot twists and red herrings in this one will keep you guessing.
Note that this is the tenth Tj Jensen book. Don’t worry if you’re late to the party, though. The first book in the series, Pumpkins in Paradise, will get help you get in the fall mood, too. Just make sure to block off your schedule – once you get started, you’re going to want to read all the way through.
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Candy Coated Murder by Kathleen Suzette
What is there not to love about a town named Pumpkin Hollow that celebrates Halloween all year long?
When Mia Jordan badmouths a neighbor, she’s not expecting to wind up in the middle of a murder investigation. While the town fights for its identity, Mia races to find a killer.
It’s a cute, short read, and the beginning of a series that celebrates all things autumn.
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Dying to Remember by Karin Kaufman
The first book in the Smithwell Fairies series introduces us to Kate Brewer and a spunky fairy named Minette. After the death her husband, Kate befriends a neighbor with troubling memories of a previous crime in their small Maine town. When things turn deadly again, Kate has to work with Minette to solve the crime before time runs out.
If you like your cozy mysteries to be quick, charming, and full of whimsy, check this one out.
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Apple Die by Chelsea Thomas
What could be more seasonal than a murder mystery set in an orchard?
When jilted bride Chelsea returns home to her family’s apple orchard, a murdered groom ruins her plans to tend her broken heart. Entertaining sidekicks Miss May and Teenie keep the humor rolling while the crew searches for a killer.
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Wicked Harvest by Karen MacInerney
It’s time for Oktoberfest.
This is the sixth book in the Dewberry Farms Mysteries series, and it follows former investigative reporter Lucy Resnick as she solves the murder of the town’s newest brewery owner. If you love craft beer and animals, Karen’s glimpse into life in Buttercup, Texas, will have you one-clicking the rest of the series.
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So grab that knitted throw, pour yourself a hot cup of tea, and pick up one of these fall-themed mysteries. It’s time to get cozy.