Here’s the Cozy Mystery news for this month, August 2018! It’s a bit less NEWS than the last few months – but there’s still plenty to talk about!
First, Susanna Calkins will be writing a new series, the Speakeasy Murders Mystery Series, starting with Murder Knocks Twice. This will be a series set in 1920s Chicago. I wonder if it will revolve around the prohibition theme! Susanna Calkins also writes the Lucy Campion Mystery Series (which I happen to enjoy a lot!) – another period piece set in 17th century London, starring a chambermaid.
Next, best-selling Amanda Flower will be beginning a spin-off of her Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, with the series titled the Amish Matchmaker Mystery Series. It will star a senior sleuth who is an Amish widow who sets up Amish couples. Of course, she will also solve crimes. In addition to the already-mentioned Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, Amanda Flower writes the Magic Garden Mystery Series, the Living History Museum Mystery Series, the Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series, the India Hayes Mystery Series, and the Andi Boggs Mystery Series (for children). She writes the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series under the name Isabella Alan.
Finally, New York Times best-selling author Lee Goldberg will be starting a new mystery series starring a young female homicide detective in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Lee Goldberg wrote the FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare Mystery Series (with Janet Evanovich), the Ian Ludlow Thrillers, the Diagnosis Murder Mystery Series, and of course the Mr. Monk Mystery Series (starring Adrian Monk, from the TV show Monk – which he also wrote and produced).
Well, it might not be as long a news list as usual, but if you want to find out more about what some of your favorite Cozy Mystery authors will be releasing in the near future, be sure to check out the Soon to be Released page on my Cozy Mystery site. I’m guessing you’ll find that several of your favorite Cozy Mystery authors are planning on releasing new Cozies in the near future! (And, it looks like October is going to be a great month for new holiday Cozies!)