Mystery Coming Attractions: May 2024

Apr 27, 2024 | 2024 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Shawn Stevens

As May arrives with its blossoming flowers and gentle breezes, it’s the perfect time to dive into the world of cozy mysteries. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey through quaint villages, charming bookshops, and intriguing puzzles.

Whether you’re a seasoned sleuth or new to the world of cozy mysteries, May Mysteries is your go-to destination for all things cozy and mysterious this month.

So, grab a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite reading nook, and let’s uncover the charm and intrigue together.

In England, bookstore owner Addie Greyborne becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a rare first edition of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Enjoying her time at Second Chance Books in West Yorkshire, Addie feels disconnected from home and her beloved bookstore, Beyond the Page Books and Curios. Trouble brews at her friend Tony’s engagement party at Milton Manor when a gift of Wuthering Heights is accused of being stolen from the manor’s library. A tragic discovery on the moors during a walk with her Yorkipoo, Pippi, adds to the turmoil. As suspicion points to Tony, Addie is determined to uncover the truth, navigating a treacherous path with caution. Join Addie in this gripping mystery as she risks everything to find justice. – A Limited Edition Murder by Lauren Elliott

As Jen begins writing her next murder mystery novel, she unexpectedly becomes entangled in a real-life case involving a man, Jaylon, who insists he’s wrongly convicted of murder. Jaylon urgently needs a kidney transplant to survive, a treatment he can’t receive while incarcerated. Jen’s amateur detective abilities are put to the test as she unravels Jaylon’s case and potentially save his life. Can she intervene before his wrongful conviction leads to a death sentence? – Sentenced to Murder by Sue Minix

Valerie Rankin returns to Gasper’s Cove amid chaos from a corrupt mayoral election. Her cousin, Darlene, a former hairdresser, joins the race against the town’s political scheme. With Valerie and the Gasper’s crafters supporting Darlene, her campaign gains momentum despite false rumors. During a confrontation with Darlene’s opponent, Mighty Mike Murphy, Valerie stumbles upon his dead body, next to one of her campaign signs. Worried about being framed, Valerie races against time to find the true killer. – Crafting with Slander by Barbara Emodi

Cut and Thirst (A Novella) by Margaret Atwood, Release Date, May 1, 2024
A Nest of Vipers (Bangalore Detectives Club Mystery – Book 3) by Harini Nagendra, Release Date, May 2, 2024
Forget Me Never (China Bayles Mystery – Book 29) by Susan Wittig Albert, Release Date, May 7, 2024
Murder at Tanton Towers (A British Stately Home Mystery – Book 1) by Amy Myers, Release Date, May 7, 2024
Star Struck (A Hollywood Mystery – Book 2) by Marjorie McCown, Release Date, May 7, 2024
An Intrigue of Witches (A Secret Society Mystery – Book 1) by Esme Addison, Release Date, May 7, 2024
All Quiet on the Witchy Front (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Mystery – Book 24) by Amanda M Lee, Release Date, May 7, 2024
Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure (Nonna Maria Mystery – Book 3) by Lorenzo Carcaterra, Release Date, May 7, 2024
Don’t Be Afraid of the Spark (A Return to Magic Cozy Mystery – Book 6) by Lily Harper Hart, Release Date, May 7, 2024
To Seize a Queen (A Tudor mystery featuring Ursula Blanchard – Book 23) by Fiona Buckley, Release Date, May 7, 2024
Corpse in the Craftsman Cottage (A Flippin’ Good Mystery – Book 1) by Lori Pollard-Johnson, Release Date, May 8, 2024
The Body in the Fountain (A Sunset Lodge Mystery – Book 6) by Diana Xarissa, Release Date, May 8, 2024
Forget-Me-Not (What Happened to Mia Davis? – Book 2) by K.T. Carlisle, Release Date, May 13, 2024

Lightning Strikes the Silence (A Lane Winslow Mystery – Book 11) by Iona Whishaw, Release Date, May 14, 2024
Locked in Pursuit (Electra McDonnell Mystery -Book 4) by Ashley Weaver, Release Date, May 14, 2024
Stiletto to the Pedal (The Tow Truck Murder Mysteries – Book 5) by Karen C. Whalen, Release Date, May 15, 2024
The Pyramid Murders (The Miss Clara Vale Mystery – Book 3) by Fiona Veitch Smith, Release Date, May 16, 2024
The Diva Goes Overboard (A Domestic Diva Mystery – Book 17) by Krista Davis, Release Date, May 21, 2024
Lights, Camera, Bones (A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery – Book 27) by Carolyn Haines, Release Date, May 21, 2024
An Assassination on the Agenda (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery – Book 11) by T E Kinsey, Release Date, May 21, 2024
A Limited Edition Murder (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery – Book 10) by Lauren Elliott, Release Date, May 21, 2024
The Last Hope (A Maggie Hope Mystery – Book 11) by Susan Elia MacNeal, Release Date, May 21, 2024
The Last to Pie (A Pies Before Guys Mystery – Book 3) by Misha Popp, Release Date, May 21, 2024
Cold Case Investigation (Hudson Sibling Solutions Mystery -Book 3) by Nicole Helm, Release Date, May 21, 2024
A Pose Before Dying (A Cat Yoga Mystery – Book 1) by Alex Erickson, Release Date, May 21, 2024
Murder at the Spelling Bee (A Maya and Sandra Mystery – Book 4) by Lee Hollis, Release Date, May 21, 2024

Under Siege (Beaumont Brothers Justice Mystery – Book 4) by Julie Anne Lindsey, Release Date, May 21, 2024
A Cyclist’s Guide to Crime & Croissants (A Cyclist’s Guide Mystery – Book 1) by Ann Claire, Release Date, May 21, 2024
Clue in the Cottage (The Inn at Holiday Bay – Book 27) by Kathi Daley, Release Date, May 21, 2024
A Darkness in Seven Dials (Captain Lacey Regency Mystery – Book 17) by Ashley Gardner, Release Date, May 21, 2024
Sentenced to Murder (The Bookstore Mystery – Book 5) by Sue Minix, Release Date, May 23, 2024
Crafting with Slander (Gasper’s Cove Mystery – Book 3) by Barbara Emodi, Release Date, May 25, 2024
Royal Occasion in Stickleback Hollow (The Mystery of Stickleback Hollow – Book 26) by C. S. Woolley, Release Date, May 26, 2024
Tangled Lies (A Maisie Doss Mystery – Book 2) by Tonya Kappes, Release Date, May 26, 2024
Dying for a Nap (A Maternal Instincts Mystery – Book 15) by Diana Orgain, Release Date, May 27, 2024
June Bug (Murder by Month Mystery – Book 2) by Jess Lourey, Release Date, May 28, 2024
Lemon Drizzle and Loathing (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery – Book 32) by Agatha Frost, May 28, 2024

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Shawn Stevens born in New Jersey and lives there with her husband and rescue pup Piper. She enjoys reading and listening to cozy mysteries whiles she cooks, cleans and is driving. Be sure to visit The Cozy Mystery Party Group for “Cozy” chats, Author Takeovers and more.


  1. So fun Thank you Shawn

  2. The library hates when these lists come out.
    I bombard them with requests.
    take care. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. So many books! I don’t even want to think about my tbr pile! ?


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