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. Julia says

    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 says

      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.”)

      • Julia says

        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.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      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.

      • Marja says

        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 says

          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.

        • Fran says

          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.

  2. Sheila says

    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 says

      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!)

  3. Jerry says


    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


  4. alotofkats says

    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 says

      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!

  5. Shannon N says

    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.

  6. Marla says

    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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