Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers with Fall Vibes

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Abstract orange and yellow painting. There’s something about the cozy mystery genre that screams autumn to me.

No, every cozy mystery isn’t set at this time of the year, but I recently learned that a surprising number of them are.

There are also a lot of cozy mysteries that include the colour orange in their titles or somewhere in their covers.

This isn’t a genre I read regularly, so I’d be curious to hear if those of you who do have a lot of experience with it have noticed the same patterns.

Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot, #39) by Agatha Christie book cover. image on cover is of a pumpkin in shadows.

1. Hallowe’en Party (Hercule Poirot, #39) by Agatha Christie

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery, #2) by Krista Davis book cover. Image on cover is of a cat and dog looking at smashed halloween pumpkin on a residential driveway.

2. The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery, #2) by Krista Davis

Death By Pumpkin Spice (Bookstore Cafe Mystery, #3)  by Alex Erickson book cover. Image on cover is of a cat and jack-o-lantern looking at a spilled cup of coffee from a skull mug in shock.

3. Death By Pumpkin Spice (Bookstore Cafe Mystery, #3)  by Alex Erickson

Shelved Under Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, #2)  by Victoria Gilbert book cover. Image on cover is taken from library looking out it's big picture window. There is a tree with a crime scene do not cross tape around it and many red, yellow, and orange leaves on the ground.

4. Shelved Under Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, #2)  by Victoria Gilbert

Turkey Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #7) by Leslie Meier book cover. Image on cover is of two pilgrims looking shocked by a skull and crossbones that have been carved into a turkey.

5. Turkey Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #7) by Leslie Meier

The Stitching Hour by Amanda Lee book cover. Image on cover is of dog logging at a stitching pattern on a white piece of cloth that is unravelling.

6. The Stitching Hour (Embroidery Mystery, #9) by Amanda Lee

Mulberry Mischief (A Berry Basket Mystery #4) by Sharon Farrow book cover. Image on cover is of scarecrows dressed with jack-o-lantern heads and witch clothing.

 

7. Mulberry Mischief (A Berry Basket Mystery #4) by Sharon Farrow

Knit of the Living Dead (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #6) by Peggy Ehrhart. Image on cover is of cartoon cats playfuly batting small knitted witch toys.

8. Knit of the Living Dead (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #6) by Peggy Ehrhart

Candy Corn Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #22) by Leslie Meier book cover. Image on cover is of a small ghost playfully peeking out of a bowl filled with candy corn

9. Candy Corn Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #22) by Leslie Meier

Wicked Witch Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #16) by Leslie Meier book cover. Image on cover is of a witch flying past a full moon. There is a black cat on a fence below her.

10. Wicked Witch Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #16) by Leslie Meier

86 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers with Fall Vibes

  1. Love this list! I dabble with cozy mysteries, and I have noticed a lot seem to have an autumn setting (or at least autumn vibe, based on the cover and/or title). I think I’ll be adding a couple of these to my TBR 🙂

  2. LOVE all of these covers, Lydia! Haha this is my second time seeing the cover for Knit of the Living Dead and I love it even more — it’s adorable 😍 The Candy Corn Murder cover is great too. I’ve been wanting to read more cosy mysteries so some of these are defo going on my TBR! Great picks 😊

  3. I love this. I am a huge cozy mystery reader and have read several of these. I did not know Agatha Christie had a Halloween Mystery though. Great post.

  4. That’s a lot of fun! I enjoy reading cozy mysteries, but I hadn’t thought to look for any for this prompt. It does seem that cozies incorporate the season into the story (and book cover) more than many genres, so this was a perfect pick!

  5. I love this theme! Super cute going for books that are actually seasonally themed vs. coloration! Even though I don’t read cozy mysteries (except on a rare occasion) I always have loved their naming convention! Also, is it weird that when I saw “Death by Pumpkin Spice” I gave a side eye of caution to the pumpkin spice flavored coffee next to me?

  6. I love your list and want to read a lot of the books. Hallowe´en Party is in my bookshelf. Rmbroidery mystery, Paws and claws mystery, Blue Ridge Library Mystery – irresistable series!

  7. I don’t typically read a lot of mysteries but this post makes me want to! So many of these just look so cosy and great for this time of the year. Great picks!

  8. I LOVE that cover of Hallowe’en Party. That just screams spooky to me haha. In fact I started that book once but fell away… need to try again. also I love the Meier covers. So cute and fun!

  9. I like cosy mysteries, but I haven’t noticed the same pattern you have — that said, with such lovely covers like this, I really ought to!

  10. I agree! There IS something about the cozy mystery genre that feels very autumn. Even when her covers don’t convey fall, the subject of Agatha Christie stories always “seem” autumn-esque – perhaps because they’re darker. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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