Cozy Case Files—New Titles for Your Fall Enjoyment

Looking for a new cozy series? In the new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of eight charming cozy mysteries publishing in Fall 2023 for free and easy sampling.

The free Cozy Case Files sampler is BACK! With so many titles to choose from, we thought we’d make it easy and give you a taste of all eight titles publishing this Fall:

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord

Bridgerton meets Agatha Christie in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, a dazzling first entry in a captivating new Regency-era mystery series with a feminist spin from Celeste Connally. Filled with ballroom gossip, marriage, and insane asylums, this debut will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Case of the Bleus

What in the bleu blazes is happening in Yarrow Glen now? When a fellow cheesemonger dies under mysterious circumstances, everyone falls under suspicion. beloved cheese shop owner Willa Bauer adores Church Bleu as much as the next cheese connoisseur, but it’s not to die for. Is a killer trying to get away with murder…and the cheese?

Dead on Target

A visit to the local village fete for a spot of fun and relaxation turns into a nightmare for Agatha Raisin when she discovers the body of the local landowner in the woods―with an arrow in his chest and trousers round his ankles. Determined to clear her name and find the real killer, Agatha launches her own investigation, quickly becoming involved with a family at war, an unscrupulous gangster―and a killer who is determined to make her the next victim…

Nine Lives and Alibis

In Nine Lives and Alibis, the seventh in Cate Conte’s Cat Café beloved cozy mystery series, Daybreak Island is gearing up for Halloween—but this year it seems like it’ll be all tricks and no treats. When a famous medium is pushed off the cliffs behind the inn to his death and his beloved cat goes missing, it throws the whole town into a frenzy. Protagonist Maddie James and her family find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery straight out of a Halloween movie.

Catch Me If You Candy

Things are getting spooky in Catch Me If You Candy, the next delicious installment in the Bakeshop Series from author Ellie Alexander! Halloween has arrived in picturesque Ashland, Oregon, and all of the ghouls and goblins have descended on Main Street for the annual parade. It’s a giant street party and Torte is right in the mix. Clues begin to unfold it becomes evident that there’s been a murder on All Hallow’s Eve. Can protagonist Jules Capshaw sift out the truth before the killer comes after her?

The Fatal Folio

In the third in Elizabeth Penney’s delightful Cambridge Bookshop series, Molly Kimball is learning that every killer has a story… On Guy Fawkes Night, Molly and her friends set out to enjoy the costumes, fireworks, and fun—at least until a stray firework starts a panic, and the group stumbles upon a prone body, their face covered by a mask.

Snow Place for Murder

The third in the charming and engrossing Mountain Lodge mystery series by Diane Kelly, in Snow Place for Murder, the weather at the Mountaintop Lodge is truly frightful when the resort developer is found dead and buried under a mound of snow… Who put the developer on ice and why?

Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow!

‘Tis the season for sleuthing in Donna Andrews’ cheery new addition to the New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow series. Meg has been roped into participating in a weaponsmithing competition, a Forged in Fire wannabe organized by a blacksmith friend. It’s a high-stakes, cutthroat competition between people who wield large hammers and make swords and have forges full of fire at their disposal. What could possibly go wrong?

This 19th installment of Minotaur Books’s Cozy Case Files will bring you the beginnings of these eight cozies. But be forewarned: you won’t want to stop reading.

Download the Sampler here, for FREE!