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September Cozy Mysteries


“Hilarity and hijinks” (Nancy Coco) rule in this new series from bestselling author Mary McHugh that features a group of unstoppable 50-something in body, 30-something in spirit friends, who, in this third entry, cancan their way into a murder in France and have to stay on their toes to escape!

Author Bio:

Mary McHugh graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in English literature and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She loves to tap dance and to travel—two passions that inspired her to write the Happy Hoofers series. She lives in the New York area. Visit her at



Mary Marks returns with the third book in her acclaimed crafty cozy mystery series that finds middle-aged divorcee Martha Rose becoming executor of her high school friend’s estate—and discovers she was murdered! These intrepid quilters have to stitch together the clues solve this mystery…before the threads disappear.

Author Bio:

Born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, writer Mary Marks, earned a degree from UCLA. Marks’ work has been published in an anthology based on Jewish mysticism, From Ashes to Healing by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, and has also been published online and in various newsletters. She is currently a reviewer of cozy mysteries for The New York Journal of Books She lives in Encino, CA. Readers can visit her website at



Agatha-nominated author Lea Wait returns with the second in her new cozy mystery series set in seaside Maine that features the intrepid Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers, who have a murder to solve when movie star Skye West opens up the old Aurora mansion—and the clues are in the needlepoint!

Author Bio:

Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine. A fourth-generation antique dealer, and author of the Agatha-nominated Shadows Antique Print mystery series, she loves all things antiques and Maine, and she’s learning to do needlepoint. She also writes historical novels for young people set in nineteenth-century Maine. Lea adopted her four daughters when she was single; she’s now the grandmother of eight, and married to artist Bob Thomas. Visit her at



Building on the heat from B.B. Oak’s first Henry David Thoreau mystery, this new entry features the philosopher/naturalist trying to solve murders connected to the Underground Railroad before it’s too late—and he’s the next victim.

Author Bio:

B. Oak is the pen name of Beth and Ben Oak, who met in a literature course at Boston University and have been enthralled with Henry David Thoreau (and each other) ever since. They are members of The Thoreau Society and Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum which recreates life in rural New England and served as the model for the book’s fictional town of Plumford.



This Halloween, the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop get a scare when a pair of sisters turn up dead in town. Don’t miss the latest ingenuous entry in Agatha Award-nominated author Mollie Cox Bryan’s cozy series.

Author Bio:

Mollie Cox Bryan, author of the Cumberland Creek mystery series, is also the regional bestselling author of Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley. An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Please visit her at



In the bestselling tradition of cozy mystery stars such as Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson, Meera Lester’s engaging debut novel features beekeeping, organic gardening, pastry baking—and an engaging farmette owner who must solve a murder mystery in her small town.

Author Bio:

Meera Lester is the author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books and the proprietress of the real Henny Penny Farmette, located in the San Francisco Bay area in Concord, California. Meera co-founded Writers Connection, a Bay Area organization of writers and publishing professional. Readers can visit her blog at



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