Cozy Capers for Adults

Get in the mood for Halloween with these cozy mystery and romance fiction reads for Adults.

Updated October 16, 2023
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Halloween murder
Meier, Leslie
For Lucy Stone, Halloween in Tinker's Cove, Maine, the treats aren't just sweet and delicious. Sometimes they're also deadly . . .   Trick or Treat Murder While Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes for her town's annual Halloween festival, an...
A ghost in shining armor
Beharrie, Therese
In this spellbinding romantic comedy from acclaimed author Therese Beharrie, a woman with a supernatural talent is haunted by one persistent spirit--and a seductive, impossible love . . . BookBub Best Romances of the Second Half of 2022 BookPage Most Anticipated...
Not your ex's hexes
Asher, April
In April Asher's next Supernatural Singles novel, Not Your Ex's Hexes, a one-night-stand between a willful witch and a broody half-demon conjures an adventure that wouldn't be complete without several magical mishaps. For her entire life, Rose Maxwell trained to become...
Halloween cupcake murder
O'Connor, Carlene
From Galway, Ireland to Salem, Massachusetts, all the way up to the North Pole, a trio of Halloween mysteries from USA Today bestselling author Carlene O'Connor, Liz Ireland, and Carol J. Perry prove that the spookiest season knows no international borders-and neither do cupcakes!
The ex hex : a novel
Sterling, Erin
New York Times Bestseller Erin Sterling casts a delightful spell with a spine-tingling romance full of wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong. "A delightful and witty take on witchy mayhem." -- Popsugar Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young...
Back in a spell
Harper, Lana
An awkward first date leads to a sparkling romance between one of the most powerful witches in town and a magical newbie in this rom-com by Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback's a Witch.   Even though she won't deny her love for pretty (and...
Halloween party murder
Meier, Leslie
Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder... HALLOWEEN PARTY MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Tinker's Cove newest residents Ty and...
A catered costume party : a mystery with recipes
Crawford, Isis
Halloween is coming, and Darius Witherspoon isn't giving up on his plan for a catered costume party-despite the recent disappearance of his wife, Penelope. He may be heartbroken, but perhaps throwing a big shindig in her honor will boost his spirits. Darius hires Bernie and Libby to...
Witchful thinking
Martin, Celestine
Love is the trickiest spell of all.   Lucinda Caraway loves living in Freya Grove, the mystic seaside town where charms, hexes, and magical beings of all kinds are the norm. She spends her days teaching high school history and her nights reading tea leaves...
Wicked witch murder : a Lucy Stone mystery
Meier, Leslie.
With planning the town's annual Halloween Party, the drought wreaking havoc on her garden, and her brood of four children, Lucy Stone's got her hands full this fall. . .As the air turns crisp and the trees blaze red and gold in the tiny town of Tinker's Cove, Maine, a newcomer arrives who seems to...
A catered Halloween
Crawford, Isis.
In the fifth adventure in Crawford's much-loved culinary mystery series, sisters Libby and Bernie Simmons attend a haunted house fundraiser--with some truly spooky surprises.
All I want for Halloween
Harte, Marie
TONIGHT, SHE PLANS TO LET GO. Dressed up and anonymous, Sadie Liberato feels powerful, sexy and free. Where better to lose herself than a masked party? Gear Blackstone's cheating ex and scheming best friend have managed to spin his life into a serious downward spiral. At...
Death of a neighborhood witch
Levine, Laura
Reprinted Edition "I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne Fluke When Jaine Austen's beloved cat Prozac unwittingly scares to death a parakeet belonging to the neighborhood's resident curmudgeon, Jaine finds...
Industrial magic
Armstrong, Kelley.
Meet the smart, sexy — supernatural — women of the otherworld. This is not your mother’s coven... Kelley Armstrong returns with the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dime Store Magic. Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now...
Lady of bones
Haines, Carolyn
Carolyn Haines's Lady of Bones is the next novel in the series that Kirkus Reviews characterizes as "Stephanie Plum meets the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" featuring sassy Southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney. It's Halloween season in Mississippi as Sarah...
The very secret society of irregular witches
Mandanna, Sangu
Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, and is used to keeping her head down with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos 'pretending' to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and...
Mr. & Mrs. Witch : a novel
Bond, Gwenda
In Mr. & Mrs. Witch, the next novel from bestselling author Gwenda Bond, a couple discovers at the altar the surprising secret identities they've kept from each other. Savannah Wilde is a witch, a very powerful one--an identity that only her fellow witches know....
The kiss curse
Sterling, Erin
The follow-up to Erin Sterling's New York Times bestselling hit The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry. Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy with her life...
Haunted hibiscus
Childs, Laura
Tea maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. It is the week before Halloween and Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her tea sommelier, Drayton, are ghosting through...
Murder in the bayou boneyard : a Cajun country mystery
Byron, Ellen
Maggie Crozat has the Halloween heebie-jeebies in USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron's howlingly funny sixth Cajun Country mystery. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of a historic Cajun Country B&B, prefers to let the good times roll. But hard times rock...
In charm's way
Harper, Lana
Seven months after having been hit by an accidental power surge that nearly obliterated her memory, Delilah Harlow is still picking up the pieces. Her once diamond-sharp mind has become shaky and unreliable, and bristly, self-sufficient Delilah is forced to rely on friends, family, and her raven...
Death of a wicked witch
Hollis, Lee
But when Trudy tragically dies in her truck while catering a Halloween party, suspicion falls on a cranky, competitive caterer who'd made veiled threats to Trudy. But the case becomes more complicated when Hayley's husband admits he'd seen someone dressed as a witch hurrying away from the food truck...
Murder in the corn maze
McKevett, G. A.
It doesn't take cash, just some good old-fashioned creativity, to turn a pillowcase into a ghost costume or a trashcan into a suit of armor. So even if she has to stick to a budget, Stella Reid always makes holidays like Halloween memorable for twelve-year-old Savannah and the rest of her...
The bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice
Kauffman, Donna
Every autumn, Moonbright, Maine, is the picture of charm with its piles of crisp leaves, flickering jack-o'-lanterns...and a touch of the sweetest kind of enchantment. Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost-they're all sure to be spotted at the annual Halloween parade, where...
The spook in the stacks
Gates, Eva
Halloween in North Carolina's Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body. Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina...
Death of a pumpkin carver
Hollis, Lee
For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats-until a killer crashes the party... This Halloween, Hayley can't imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her...
Enchanted to meet you
Cabot, Meg
A witchy rom-com from New York Times bestseller Meg Cabot about a plus size witch who must team up with a handsome stranger to help protect her village from an otherworldly force--but will she be able to protect her heart? It's Magic When You Meet Your Match In her teenage...
A witch's guide to fake dating a demon
Hawley, Sarah
Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what's a witch to do when he won't leave her side--and she kind of doesn't want him to? Mariel Spark is prophesied to be the most powerful witch seen in centuries of the famed Spark family, but to...
What the hex
Clare, Jessica
One of Amazon's Best Romances of April! Enemies-to-lovers has never been more enchanting in this witchy romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Hex Yourself. Penny Roundtree wants nothing more than to be a familiar to a witch....
The witches of Moonshyne Manor : a novel
Marais, Bianca
"Bianca Marais is a genius" -- Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times bestselling author A coven of modern-day witches. A magical heist-gone-wrong. A looming threat. Five octogenarian witches gather as an angry mob threatens to demolish...
A letter to three witches
Bass, Elizabeth
Bewitched meets Practical Magic in this sparkling and quirky rom-com with an enchanted twist. When romance problems cause their powers to go berserk, a trio of witches whose family was banned from practicing magic risk getting in serious trouble with the Grand Council. Can they get...
Not the witch you wed
Asher, April
A fake relationship between a magic-less witch and a wolf shifter turns to more in the start of a bewitching new paranormal rom-com series. Magic-less witch Violet Maxwell wants nothing to do with alpha wolf shifter Lincoln Thorne--the man who broke her fragile, teenage heart....
Twelve months and a day
Young, Louisa
A poignant, modern love story about a young widow and widower and the two ghosts that bring them together because although love changes form, it never dies. "Heart-stoppingly romantic."--The Express (UK) Two couples. Four unfinished lives. A love that...
The ghost and the stolen tears
Coyle, Cleo
With the help of her gumshoe ghost, bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure sets out to clear an innocent woman of a shocking crime in this all-new entry in the "utterly charming" (Mystery Scene) Haunted Bookshop Mysteries from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.

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