April 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

The following Mystery Books will be released in April 2013:

Susan Wittig Albert: Widow’s Tears (This will be the 21st in the China Bayles Mystery Series.)

Laura Alden: Curse of the PTA (This will be the 4th in the Beth Kennedy PTA Mystery Series.)

Barbara Allan: Antiques Chop (This will be the 7th in the Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery Series.)

Connie Archer: A Broth of Betrayal (This will be the 2nd in the Soup Lover’s Mystery Series.)

Jeffrey Archer: Best Kept Secret (This will be the 3rd in the Clifton Chronicles Series.)

Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince (This will be the 18th in the Aunt Dimity Mystery Series.)

Donald Bain & “Jessica Fletcher”: Prescription for Murder (This will be the 39th in the Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series.)

David Baldacci: The Hit (This will be the second in the Will Robie Mystery Series.)

Linda Barnes: The Perfect Ghost (This will be a Stand Alone.)

Ella Barrick (aka Laura DiSilverio & Lila Dare): The Homicide Hustle (This will be the 3rd in the Ballroom Dance Mystery Series.)

Jessica Beck: A Baked Ham (This will be the 4th in the Classic Diner Mystery Series.)

Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber): The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy (This will be the 3rd in the Wishcraft Mystery Series.)

Emily Brightwell: Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea at Three (This is a Mrs. Jeffries Mystery Series omnibus. It contains books 7, 8, & 9.)

Susanna Calkins: A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate (This will be the 1st in the NEW Lucy Campion Mystery Series.)

Joelle Charbonneau: End Me a Tenor (This will be the 2nd in the Glee Club Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas theme novel.)

Mary Higgins Clark: Daddy’s Gone A Hunting (This will be a Stand Alone.)

J. J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene): That Old Flame of Mine (This will be the 1st in the NEW Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series.)

Waverly Curtis: Chihuahua Confidential (This will be the 2nd in the Barking Detective Mystery Series.)

Laura DiSilverio (aka Ella Barrick & Lila Dare): Malled to Death (This will be the 3rd in the Mall Cop Mystery Series.)

Vicki Doudera: Final Settlement (This will be the 4th in the Darby Farr Mystery Series.)

Hallie Ephron: There Was an Old Woman (This will be a Stand Alone.)

Jessica Fletcher” & Donald Bain: Prescription for Murder (This will be the 39th in the Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series.)

Sara Hoskinson Frommer: Her Brother’s Keeper (This will be the 7th in the Joan Spencer Mystery Series.)

Sarah Graves: A Bat in the Belfry (This will be the 16th in the Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery Series.)

Susanna Gregory: Death in St James’s Park (This will be the 8th in the Thomas Chaloner Mystery Series.)

Susanna Gregory: Murder by the Book (This will be the 18th in the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Mystery Series.)

Iris Johansen: Taking Eve (This will be the 15th in the Eve Duncan Mystery Series.)

Jenn McKinlay (aka Lucy Lawrence & Josie Belle): Going, Going, Ganache (This will be the 5th in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series.)

Marie Moore: Game Drive (This will be the 2nd in the Sydney March Mystery Series.)

Katherine Hall Page: The Body in the Piazza (This will be the 21st in the Faith Fairchild Mystery Series.)

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro: 12th of Never (This will be the 12th in the Women’s Murder Club Mystery Series.)

Anne Perry: Midnight at Marble Arch (This will be the 28th in the Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Mystery Series.)

Ann B. Ross: Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble (This will be the 14th in the Miss Julia Mystery Series.)

Lisa Scottoline: Don’t Go (This will be a Stand Alone.)

Clea Simon: Parrots Prove Deadly (This will be the 3rd in the Pru Marlowe, Pet Noir Mystery Series.)

Joanna Campbell Slan: Death of a Dowager (This will be the 2nd in the Jane Eyre Chronicles Mystery Series.)

Dorothy St. James: Oak and Dagger (This will be the 3rd in the White House Gardener Mystery Series.)

Aimée & David Thurlo: A Time of Change (This will be the 1st in the NEW Navajo Rez Mystery Series.)

Lea Wait: Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding (This will be the 6th in the Antique Print Mystery Series.)

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  1. Patti S. says

    Wow! Lots of books to add to myl list. Thanks so much for doing this, Danna! Your site is the best!

  2. Kimmie says

    Hi Danna, I stumbled across your site recently. Thank You…..I am thoroughly enjoying going through your lists and comments! I have added so many books to my TBR list (to be read)……cozies are my favorite! I love all of your very engaging discussions and look forward to posting my monthly Favs to share with all. What an awesome site….beautiful job! :)

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Welcome to the site, Kimmie. I’m looking forward to reading your “monthly Favs”. I have tried several new-to-me authors based on those monthly recommendations. I had never thought to do the monthly reco lists, but I’m sure glad people suggested it. I think we all benefit from seeing what others are reading and enjoying.

  3. Marja says

    How about that! I think I’ve just “met” another author to check out! (I love historical mysteries.) And I’m glad to see another in the “Jane Eyre Chronicles” – I really enjoyed the first one. Strange that series went from hardcover to paperback though. It usually goes the other way round.

  4. Sheila says

    What a wonderful list for April. After our mini snowstorm Friday in Connecticut it was a joy to see your e-mail announcing the books coming out in April. You are the best Danna.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Sheila, I hope you’re weather has improved 101%! I am astounded when I see things on television and the internet about how awful this winter has been for many people in the East coast.

  5. linda c says

    Wow Danna, What a wonderful list of new releases for April. I have been trying to teach myself to crochet and therefore only read just before I go to bed. I have most of the books from Jan, Feb and March to read. I have been just been reading the books that I have here at home instead of going to the libraries. My DH says that I will burn myself out on the crochet but I tell him, yes but I still will have my books to read. I have never in all my lifetime not had something to read or have given up on reading for any length of time.. Reading is my passion.
    Hope everyone who contributes to this forum of yours has been safe from all of the storms that our country has been suffering from. It has been a good winter to just stay indoors and read, or crochet in my case. Thanks for the new releases list.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Linda C, the April list of new mystery book releases does look good, doesn’t it? I am so looking forward to Susie’s (Susanna Calkins) new book in her new mystery series. Yes, this is the very same Susie who participates right here.

      (Please let us know how you are doing with your Kindle, when you have time between all your crocheting.)

      • linda c says

        Danna, You know what, where I do like having my Kindle I find that I, myself, would rather just have an actual book in my hand. One thing is because it seems that like my cell phone, the charge runs out at the most inconvenient time. My books that I hold in my hand don’t seem to need recharging. I know that I sometimes need to renew the books at the library but that is easy enough.
        I like my Kindle because it is easier to take along with me to places. All I need to do is to slip the Kindle into my purse and go. Some people that I have talked to say they don’t seem to misplace their own Kindle as much as they did the books but I would think because of the size of the Kindles misplacing it would be easier for me than a book would be. Since I buy a lot of my books at garage sales and library sales, losing a book is also a whole lot cheaper. I have lost a couple of library books and have had to pay for these books. But Kindles are a whole lot more expensive to replace. By having to pay for these lost books I have learned to be more careful. With that in mind I have been trying to be a whole lot more careful with my Kindle too.
        I don’t know really why but I still find myself picking up a book long before I pick up my Kindle.
        One thing that I have discovered that is a big help to me is I lost my plug that I use to charge my Kindle. But I have found that I can use the charger from my cell phone to recharge my Kindle. This is quite handy since the plug for the Kindle is about 25 bucks!!

        • Danna - cozy mystery list says

          Linda C, I know I’m not supposed to recharge my cell phone every day, but I do. I plug it in during the night. I find that I use it so often these days (calling my mother or someone who helps her) that I absolutely need to have it charged all of the time.

          I’m glad to see that you have learned how to download books on your Kindle. Also, that was smart to try your cell phone charger for your Kindle!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Susie, I am so looking forward to your A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, that I pre-ordered the Kindle version from Amazon. (I have never pre-ordered a Kindle mystery book before, so it will sort of be like Christmas in April – when I turn on my wireless connection on the 23rd.)

  6. Jerry says

    I recently finished Alex Cross Run by James Patterson, Aye Do Or Die by Candy Calvert and Declaring Spinsterhood by Jamie Lynn Braziel who only wrote 1 book. They were all very good


      • linda c says

        That’s why I love reading so much Danna, there are so many different types of books to read, so many different authors that write about so many subjects. To me, anyone who really likes to read can find a lot of goods books to read. That is one of the main reasons that I love this forum of yours. You list so many different books with many different varieties of interest, that those of us who read your forum here can find something of interest. If we can’t find something of interest in this forum of yours then maybe we just don’t like to read as much as we think we do.
        I love this forum of yours.. Thank you very much for all you do. You provide a very much appreciated and wanted service. You would probably fall over for all the pats on the back that you deserve.

  7. Ellen G says

    I too am new to both crocheting and to cozies. I am left-handed, so the former is more challenging for me than for some folks. Fortunately I am already pretty good at turning pages. So cozies are a welcome relief from the frustrations of the crochet hook. Is there a cozy crochet series?


  8. Jerry says


    I agree with Linda. You give us 1 suggestion and it leads to multiple books and multiple authors. Thank you so much


    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Jerry, it’s funny how one book can lead to another >>> even a totally different type of book.

  9. Roma M says

    I discovered your site by accident and now I read it all the time. I have made the acquaintance of so many new authors and enjoyed so many new books. It is a pleasure to find that most of them are available in the UK. Thank you so much for all your hard work in compiling the site. It is just wonderful.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Welcome to the site, Roma! I am glad you have been able to find a lot of new authors to add to your favorite authors list.

  10. Jerry says

    I just finished Lisa Bork’s third book in the Broken Vows mystery series “In Sickness and in Death”. A very good cozy mystery


  11. Jerry says


    Don’t know how I find them, I just finished “Hot Rocks” The first book in the Beth Bowman P.I. series) by Randy Rawls. Great cozy. Could not put it down


  12. Andrea says

    Most excited, just received my copy of Killer Honeymoon by G.A. McKevett, looking forward too reading it over the Easter break.

  13. Sharon S says

    Danna, thank you for this wonderful web site! I found it by accident one day a little over a year ago. It is my go-to site for my cozy mystery books. From time to time, I’ll try reading other types of books, but I always come back to my cozies! I’m reading Margaret Grace’s Murder in Miniature at the moment. My father is going through a serious illness, and reading my cozies in the evenings is such a comfort for me right now.


    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Welcome to the site, Sharon S! I’m glad you found us.

      I know exactly what you mean about finding comfort in Cozy Mystery books. They can take us away from some of our worries.

      I hope your father is on the mend soon.

  14. Jerry says

    I just finshed Six Years by Harlan Coben. Very good mystery. I also found The Blight Way by Patrick F McManus. 2 day read. Anyone who likes Bill Crider’s Sherrif Dan Rhodes books should take a look at this series. Same type of writing. Sherrif Bo Tully


  15. Jerry says

    I just finished one of your recommendations “Some Like It Hot” by K. J. Larsen. I have read all of her books. Great quick cozy to read. Love your site. Keep them coming


    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Jerry, I didn’t recognize the author or the title, so looked it up. I see that Harold recommended the book in May 2012. Thanks for letting us know you liked it.

  16. susan j says

    Thanks for setting up this site! I love cozy mysteries and constantly read them all through my time of chemo treatments for cancer. I am happy to say I am in remission from cancer, but not from cozy mysteries. This web site has helped me find more great authors to read. Once again, thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Susan J, I’m so glad that the Cozy Mystery site was able to help you find some good authors to spend your time with during your chemo treatments. Great news about your remission!

    • Sandy says

      I read my way through chemo too, 10 years ago. Wish I had this site back then. Reading is a great way to release the negative feelings and stress everyone experiences during chemo. Good luck to you!

  17. Sheila says

    Love your lists. I’ve been able to discover a lot of new series. Have you ever read Leighann Dobbs?

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Sheila, thanks for telling us about Leighann Dobbs. I’ll have to look her up…

  18. Donna says

    Iced Tea for Two: a sparrow falls mystery #3 is now available on kindle, nook and paperback.

    Spring is in the air in friendly Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. The Ladies Garden Club is busy planting a tulip bed that will greet visitors at the entrance of the small southern town. Romance is in the air, in the form of a handsome dark eyed stranger who seems like a hero straight out of a paperback novel. And mystery fills the atmosphere, as pervasive as the overwhelming fragrance of magnolia blossoms. Even Tilda MacArdan, spry senior citizen sleuth, is seeing double, certain that she alone has spotted the long-lost identical twins who will inherit upon the impending death of rascally old millionaire Lachlan McGrady. . .

  19. Barbara T says

    I’m just thrilled to have found this site. Finally a place to easily find the books I enjoy reading, Authors I’ve read and many more to explore. I’ve already told many friends.

  20. Astrid says

    I love your site and wanted to thank you for creating a great resource for all Mystery Lovers. Could I just suggest re the new book release of Joanne Pence – Cooking Spirit.
    Thank you heaps.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Welcome to the Cozy Mystery site, Astrid. And, thank you for bring me up to date with Joanne Pence‘s latest Angie Amalfi mystery. I just added Cooking Spirit to her page.

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