August 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

The following Mystery Books will be released in August 2013:

Laurien Berenson: Gone with the Woof (This will be the 16th in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series.)

Gail Bowen: The Gifted (This will be the 14th in the Joanne Kilbourn Mystery Series.)

Rhys Bowen: Heirs and Graces (This will be the 7th in the Royal Spyness Mystery Series.)

Elizabeth Lynn Casey (aka Laura Bradford): Remnants of Murder (This will be the 8th in the Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series.)

Erika Chase: Cover Story (This will be the 3rd in the Ashton Corners Mystery Series.)

Alys Clare: Land of the Silver Dragon (This will be the 5th in the Aelf Fen Mystery Series.)

Barbara Cleverly: A Spider in the Cup (This will be the 11th in the Joe Sandilands Mystery Series.)

Kate Collins: Seed No Evil (This will be the 14th in the Flower Shop Mystery Series.) (This is a wedding theme mystery.)

Bill Crider: Compound Murder (This will be the 20th in the Dan Rhodes Mystery Series.)

Diane Mott Davidson: The Whole Enchilada (This will be the 17th in the Goldy Bear Mystery Series.)

Carole Nelson Douglas: Cat in an Alien X-Ray (This will be the 25th in the Midnight Louie Mystery Series.)

Shelley Freydont: Cold Turkey (This will be a Novella in the Celebration Bay Mystery Series.) (This is a Thanksgiving theme mystery.)

David Handler: Runaway Man (This will be a Stand Alone.)

Faye Kellerman: The Beast (This will be the 21st in the Decker & Lazarus Mystery Series.)

William Kent Krueger: Tamarack County (This will be the 13th in the Cork O’Connor Mystery Series.)

Amanda Lee (aka Gayle Trent): Cross-Stitch before Dying (This will be the 6th in the Embroidery Mystery Series.)

Nancy Martin: Little Black Book of Murder (This will be the 9th in the Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series.)

Jenn McKinlay (aka Lucy Lawrence & Josie Belle): Cloche and Dagger (This will be the 1st in the NEW Hat Shop Mystery Series.)

Sharon Pape:  Alibis and Amethysts (This will be the 1st in the NEW Crystal Shop Mystery Series.

James Patterson & David Ellis: Mistress (This will be a Stand Alone.)

Louise Penny: How the Light Gets In (This will be the 9th in the Armand Gamache Mystery Series.) (This is a Christmas theme mystery.)

Kathy Reichs: Bones of the Lost (This will be the 16th in the Temperance Brennan Mystery Series.)

Delia Rosen: From Herring to Eternity (This will be the 4th in the Deadly Deli Mystery Series.)

Maggie Sefton: Poisoned Politics (This will be the 2nd in the Molly Malone Mystery Series.)

Paige Shelton: If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion (This will be the 3rd in the Country Cooking School Mystery Series.)

Marcia Talley: Dark Passage (This will be the 12th in the Hannah Ives Mystery Series.) (Actually, September 1.)

Robert K. Tanenbaum: Tragic (This will be the 26th in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Mystery Series.)

Charles Todd: A Question of Honor (This will be the 5th in the Bess Crawford Mystery Series.)

Lauren Willig: The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (This will be the 10th in the Pink Carnation Mystery Series.)

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  1. linda c says

    Wow Danna, What a wonderful list of new releases for the month of August. My DH will be happy to see a new “Dan Rhodes” mystery. Almost everytime I go to the library he will ask me to make sure I check to see if there are any new Dan Rhodes mysteries.
    I just finished reading “Family Way’ by Rhys Bowen. This was a very good book. I will look forward to the new Royal Spyness book that is to come out next month. I do enjoy all 3 series by this author.
    Thanks for the list.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      There you go, Linda C. This August 2013 list has a little something for everyone!

  2. Lynn T. says

    I am glad to see that Paige Shelton has a new book coming out in the Country Cooking School series. This series is perhaps my favorite of all the newer series that have come out in the past several years. I enjoyed If Fried Chickens Could Fly and If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance very much.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Lynn T, I always love it when I spy one of my favorite authors while I am getting my monthly new release list together. (Thanks for the endorsement of Paige Shelton’s mystery books!)

  3. says

    Almost fell over when I saw that Diane Mott Davidson FINALLY has another Goldy mystery coming out. It’s been so long, I thought she wasn’t writing anymore!

    Love your site! Check it every month!!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      I know, Amanda. I wonder if it doesn’t seem so long since we had a Goldy Bear mystery because in the same span of time, some authors have put out up to five or six books…

  4. M. Burns says

    Great list of books for August. I am very glad to see Nancy Martin has another book. Just finished The Cat Sitter’s Cradle by Blaize and John Clement. It was one of the best in the series. With the passing of Blaize Clement, I hope John Clement has plans to continue to write the Dixie Hemingway series. Thanks for the mystery lists.

  5. AnnieM says

    This list is awesome! I am a newbie to the sight and love this…..only bad thing…it makes me want to go back and read all the previous books in the series that I hadn’t heard of yet. Way too many books and way too little time!!! sigh…. Susan Wittig Albert is a good author also.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      AnnieM, I would definitely recommend that you start with the first books in these mystery series. Your library can probably help you a lot with tracking down copies of older mysteries.

  6. ginger g. says

    There are 18 authors that I read on the list. I have discovered when i go to the bookstore and am looking for the authors on my list I discover new authors that are not on any of my lists. but I get the book and try it. Have discovered several new authors this way.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Ginger, I know I have said this before: It sounds like you follow a lot of Cozy Mystery authors!

  7. Marja says

    So sad to hear about Blaize Clement, but I’m glad her son is taking over the series. As a cat-sitter myself, I love Dixie Hemingway!

    Good to see another Midnight Louie mystery on my horizon. Now I have two to read. The backstories are getting pretty involved so I have to really be in the mood, unlike those early thrilling days of Midnight Louie! Douglas’s mystery plots are always excellent and I love her sense of humor, and of course sassy Louie.

  8. MicheleB says

    I am so thrilled that Louise Penny’s new book will be out soon. When I realized how her most recent one ended, I put it aside for awhile because I have to read the two of them back to back — the suspense is just too much for me. I just love her writing.

    Thanks so much for this great web-site!

  9. Nouna says

    Just picked up a “first in a new series” by Allyson K Abbott. The title is Murder on the Rocks. I learned that Allyson K Abbott is Annelise Ryan/Beth Amos. I haven’t seen this book or name on your website, so I thought I would share what I have learned.

    You website is WONDERFUL. I reference it all the time to find new titles and authors to read. Thank you for doing this. As a Cozy-Mystery reader, I don’t know what I would do without it!!!!!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Welcome to the site, Nouna, and thank you for the information about Annelise Ryan also being Allyson K. Abbott. I have a page for Ryan which includes all of her Beth Amos books, but I didn’t know about Allyson K. Abbot being her new moniker.

      (Actually, I just added Allyson K. Abbott‘s page on the Cozy Mystery site. Thanks, again!)

  10. Rho says

    Can’t get to sleep so searching for a good little cozy to get the brain to relax. There’s a chance my husband and I will be following our family and grandkids to DFW area of Texas next summer. What are some good series of books that would give me some insight into Tx, which seems like a foreign country to this original Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, girl to one transplanted in Chillicothe, Ohio, and next great adventure in Texas. Any advice welcomed–maybe looking at houses in Wylie Texas in the spring.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Rho, how wonderful that you and your husband are moving to be close to your family and grandkids. (When I ask my mother if she would PLEASE move down here, she always responds that my husband and I should leave our children in Texas and move up to Colorado to be near her.) I don’t know how the Dallas area is regarding seasons, but if it’s anything like here in San Antonio, you’re probably going to be missing them!

      (Have you looked at the Texas theme mystery list?)

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