February 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

The following Mystery Books will be released in February 2014:

Avery Aames (aka Daryl Wood Gerber): Days of Wine and Roquefort (This will be the 5th in the Cheese Shop Mystery Series.)

Laura Alden: Poison at the PTA (This will be the 5th in the Beth Kennedy PTA Mystery Series.)

Lucy Arlington (aka Jennifer Stanely & Sylvia May): Books, Cooks, and Crooks (This will be the 3rd in the Novel Idea Mystery Series.)

Mignon F. Ballard: Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble (This will be the 4th in the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series.)

M.C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney: Death of a Policeman (This will be the 30th in the Hamish Macbeth Mystery Series.)

Jessica Beck (aka Elizabeth Bright, Casey Mayes, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, & Tim Myers): A Burned Out Baker (This will be the 7th in the Classic Diner Mystery Series.)

Rhys Bowen: A Royal Threesome (This will be a Royal Spyness Omnibus. It contains the first three Royal Spyness mysteries: Her Royal Spyness, A Royal Pain, & Royal Flush.)

Simon Brett: The Strangling on the Stage (This will be the 15th in the Fethering Mystery Series.)

Mollie Cox Bryan: Death of an Irish Diva (This will be the 3rd in the Cumberland Creek Mystery Series.)

Lucy Burdette (aka Robert Isleib): Murder with Ganache (This will be the 4th in the Key West food Critic Mystery Series.)

P.F. Chisholm: An Air of Treason (This will be the 6th in the Sir Robert Carey Mystery Series.)

Ann Cleeves: Dead Water (This will be the 5th in the Shetland Island Mystery Series.)

Kate Collins: Throw in the Trowel (This will be the in the 15th Flower Shop Mystery Series.)

Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): Scandal in Skibbereen (This will be the 2nd in the County Cork Mystery Series.)

Lindsey Davis: A Cruel Fate (This will be a Stand Alone Novella mystery.)

Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg: The Chase (This will be the 2nd in the Fox & O’Hare Mystery Series.)

Monica Ferris: The Drowning Spool (This will be the 17th in the Needlecraft Mystery Series.)

Joanne Fluke: Blackberry Pie Murder (This will be the 17th in the Hannah Swensen Mystery Series.)

Lee Goldberg & Janet Evanovich: The Chase (This will be the 2nd in the Fox & O’Hare Mystery Series.)

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles: Hard Going (This will be the 16th in the Bill Slider Mystery Series.)

B. B. Haywood: Town in a Strawberry Swirl (This will be the 5th in the Candy Holliday Mystery Series.)

J.A. Jance: Moving Target (This will be the 9th in the Alison Reynolds Mystery Series.)

Jonathan Kellerman: Killer (This will be the 29th in the Alex Delaware Mystery Series.)

Laura Lippman: After I’m Gone (This will be a Stand Alone mystery.)

Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): A Tale of Two Biddies (This will be the 2nd in the League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series.)

Meg London (aka Peg Cochran): A Fatal Slip (This will be the in the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mystery Series.) (This is a Valentine’s Day theme mystery.)

Edward Marston (aka Keith Miles & Conrad Allen: Five Dead Canaries (This will be the 3rd in the Home Front Detective Mystery Series.)

Staci McLaughlin: Green Living Can Be Deadly (This will be the 3rd in theBlossom Valley Mystery Series.)

Shirley Rousseau Murphy & Pat J.J. Murphy: The Cat, the Devil, and Lee Fontana (This will be the 1st in the NEW Lee Fontana Mystery Series.)

James Patterson & Mark Sullivan: Private L.A. (This will be the 6th in the Private Mystery Series.)

Deanna Raybourn: City of Jasmine (This will be a Stand Alone.)

Hannah Reed (aka Deb Baker): Beewitched (This will be the 5th in the Queen Bee Mystery Series.)

J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts): Concealed in Death (This will be the 38th in the Eve Dallas Mystery Series.)

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  1. Looks like a very good month to stay in and read (although Janaury in upstate New York is pretty much ALWAYS a good month to stay in and read).

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Julia, it’s even cold in San Antonio today! (Although, when I tell you it’s 46 degrees here, you’ll probably think that we should be calling today’s weather a “beautiful autumn day.”)

      • Umm, yeah, that sounds rather balmy to me. I was in Missouri in early November, when the temps were in the low 60s, and all the natives I met were talking about how cool it was and I was wondering why they closed the outdoor pool. It’s all in your perspective…until the temperature gets below zero anyway.

  2. I haven’t got through last year’s list yet. I may look into audio books so I can catch up.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Ann, we’ve been members of audible.com since August 2000, and we have enjoyed so many audio books that I’ve lost count. Some of my favorite authors are writers whose books I only listen to because the books just wouldn’t be the same without the narrator’s rendition.

      • Danna, does Audible.com come over the internet? I borrowed some audio mystery CDs from my library, but there were errors on the CDs that completely spoiled the experience. Does Audible cost a lot?

        • Danna - cozy mystery list :

          Marja, I was hoping someone else would be able to answer your questions about audible.com. Since we have been members for so many years, we are on a plan that I’m not even sure they offer anymore. While I can’t really vouch for their price for new members, I can say that we download our books off of the internet. (I’m sorry I can’t be helpful about their current programs’ prices.)

          What a shame about your library’s CDs. I am guessing that with people leaving the CDs in their cars, they would tend to be damaged every once in a while.

        • Hi Marja: Audible.com is not expensive and they offer different plans depending upon how many books per month you want to earn credits for. I’m a platinum member and pay just under $25.00 per month for 2 credits. They also have special sales for members only. The selection is incredible. I highly recommend it.

  3. What a great list for the short month of February. With the January snow storm approaching Connecticut and work saying they may close I should have plenty of time to read tomorrow. Luckily I live in a Condo so I don’t have to worry about shoveling and plowing.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Oh, Sheila, after reading your comment I was transported back to the year my family lived in Connecticut. >>> We named our Cocker Spaniel “Nutmeg”, since we got her in your Nutmeg state. The beauty of your snowy winters! (Thanks for the memories!)

  4. Danna

    I hope all had a Happy and Healthy New Year. To those of you who have a lot of snow it is a balmy 46 degrees in Florida. Spring is coming. I just finished Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust. It is a very good cozy mystery,

    Danna Thank you again for the New Releases. I have found so many new authors from your montly list. Keep it up


  5. Thank you for all of your hard work in keeping the lists updated. I do enjoy your website. I am finding a lot of my favorite authors are writing novellas in their mystery series that are only available online. If I want to keep up with my favorite series, then I have to read them online or through kindle. I am probably one of the few, that really dislikes reading books online or on kindle. No matter which font size I use, my eyes hurt after reading for a short while. For some reason, I don’t have that problem reading a book. So when the next book in a series comes out, I then realize that someone got married, had a baby and I am left wondering when did that happen. I wonder if the authors realize that some people have problems reading using the electronic devices. Sorry for the bellyaching, just a pet peeve I have.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Alotofkats, I’m glad you’re enjoying the Cozy Mystery site. I have recently noticed that a lot of authors are going the novella route. I didn’t know that they actually advanced their mystery plots so much that it would be a problem to readers. The few novellas I have read were sort of “filler” mysteries, in that they didn’t make any “major” changes. A character having a baby or getting married are definitely major changes.

      I know it’s not economically feasible for publishing houses to print novellas and then send them out by mail. I don’t blame you for having this “pet peeve”. I would, too!

  6. Running on Empty – Main Street Mystery book 1 – by Sandra Balzo is very well written. The book even has a few funny bits to it. A must read. I highly recommend this book if anyone is looking for a new series to start. The main character, AnnaLise, goes back home to visit with her mother, and solves a murder in the meantime.

    Also, Victoria Hamilton’s – new book, Bran New Death, is a good read as well. The main character, Merry, inherits her uncles castle.

  7. don’t know if I missed this on your monthly lists, but Deborah Crombie has “To Dwell in Darkness” coming out in February, too.

    I love your website and blog! Keep on doing what you’re doing – you’re doing it very well!

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