Two New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in August

As I have told you before, I began a new page on the Cozy Mystery site (the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page) for the sole purpose of telling you about upcoming new mystery series. Two of the authors on the Cozy Mystery site will be starting totally new series this August.

Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington) Ellery Adams, who is also known as J.B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, and (at one time) half of the Lucy Arlington writing duo, will be releasing Murder in the Mystery Suite – the first mystery in her Book Retreat Mystery Series. This series will take place in Virginia, in a resort called Storyton Hall. Jane Steward is the manager of the resort, which caters to people who love books. Jane has got to come up with a way to get more people to the resort. Aha! Why not have weeks devoted to mysteries? Most of you have probably heard of these special tour packages where the guests have to solve a mystery. Well, in this case, the mystery turns out to be the murder of one of the guests at the resort, and, as if a murder isn’t enough, a very valuable book has been stolen as well. The fun role-playing week is replaced by a real mystery that Jane is prepared to solve.

Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper Karen Harper is an ex-English professor who is a New York Times best selling author. She is the author of the popular Elizabeth I Mystery Series, and also of the Maplecreek Amish Trilogy mysteries. She will debut her Cold Creek Trilogy in August. These mysteries follow three sisters, who live in a small town in the Appalachians. This mystery trilogy has a unique approach in that each of the three books will tell the story of one of the sisters (Tess, Kate, and Charlene). In Shattered Secrets, Tess returns to the little town from where she was kidnapped when she was young. The boy who was babysitting her at the time is now the sheriff, and he still blames himself for her abduction. The second book will feature Kate’s story, revolving around her anthropological interests in the area. The third mystery will be Charlene’s story, a social worker who encounters problems with some of the people in the town.

If you would like to see more New Cozy Mystery Series by authors on the Cozy-Mystery site, please click here: New Cozy Mystery Series


  1. Stash Empress says

    Oh that mystery retreat does sound like a wonderful vacation! (As long as one doesn’t end up being the “db” 😉 )

  2. Sheila says

    Thanks for the heads up on the two new series coming in August. Another two for my TBR list. Honestly, I’ll probably read them before the others on the list.

    • says

      Sheila, I was disappointed to find out that Ellery Adams would no longer be writing the Novel Idea mysteries, but quickly got over that when I found out she will be starting this new Book Retreat Mystery Series.

  3. Peej says

    Wow – I had no idea Ellery Adams was Jennifer Stanley. I just finished the first in the The Hope Street Church Mysteries series yesterday. It was good – a little meandering at times, but I loved the refreshing twist (instead of one sleuth, it was a whole bible study group).

    The Appalachian mystery trilogy sounds great – seems I add more to my list every day!

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