I have several Cozy Mystery newsy tidbits that I want to tell you all about, so I’m going to post the second part of this Cozy Mystery News entry tomorrow. (Good grief, it’s been a while since I did this!) Let’s see, I think I’ll do this alphabetically >>> starting right now:
Stephanie Blackmoore (previously a lawyer and, even a librarian!) will be releasing Gown with the Wind – a new book in her Wedding Planner Mystery Series. This time, wedding planner Mallory Shepard will have a surprising client…
Ali Brandon will be starting the new Tarot Cat Mystery Series. That’s right, this will be in addition to her Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series. The Tarot Cat series will be set in a santería shop in Florida. (According to Dictionary.com, a santeria is: “a religion merging the worship of Yoruba deities with veneration of Roman Catholic saints: practiced in Cuba and spread to other parts of the Caribbean and to the U.S. by Cuban emigrés.”) As Diane A.S. Stuckart, she writes the Leonardo da Vinci Historical Mystery Series.
We haven’t seen the Prissy Fox Shop owner Reagan Summerside since 2015, so fans of Duffy Brown‘s popular Consignment Shop Mystery Series will be happy to know book #6 (Lethal in Old Lace) will be taking us back for another visit to Georgia. By the way, Duffy Brown writes the Cycle Path Mystery Series and is also known for her romance novels which she writes as Dianne Castell.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli has signed on to write books number 3 & 4 of her Little Library Mystery Series. Jenny Weston will again be sleuthing up a storm in Bear Falls, Michigan. Fans of Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (aka Elizabeth Lee for the Nut House Mystery Series) probably also know her as the author of the Emily Kincaid Mystery Series, which also takes place in Michigan.
Kate Carlisle is one busy Cozy Mystery author! Many of you know that this bestselling author’s Fixer-Upper Mystery Series is one of the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel mystery movie series. Well, here’s some more good news! She has just signed to write two more Cozies that will feature California-based Shannon Hammer. (Hopefully that will give us more mystery movies to look forward to!) Kate Carlisle also writes the Bibliophile Mystery Series.
Eva Gates (pseudonym for Vicki Delany) writes the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series, and for those of us who are fans, there will be at least three more Cozies in this series! That’s right, librarian Lucy Richardson and her Himalayan library cat, Charles, will be on the trail of criminals. As Vicki Delany she writes the Year-Round Christmas Mystery Series, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series, the Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series, the Ray Robertson Mystery Series, and the Klondike Mystery Series.
Debra H. Goldstein is someone who knows how to juggle titles. She’s not only wears all of the titles associated with being a wife, stepmom, and mom, but she’s also worked as an attorney and judge. She will be releasing One Taste Too Many, which will be the first in a series that features one of a set of twins as its sleuth. She also writes the Carrie Martin and the Mah Jongg Players Mystery Series along with the Denney Silber Mystery Series.
As I said at the beginning of this entry, I’ll be posting the second part of this Cozy Mystery News blog tomorrow.