I’ve got several pieces of news to share with you all that has occurred recently… not all of it good, unfortunately.
The good first. New York Times best selling author Laura Lippman will be putting out three more novels, a short story collection, and a nonfiction personal essay collection, though whether any of this will be a continuation of her existing Tess Monaghan Mystery Series or not is still unconfirmed.
Next, Sarah Stewart Taylor will be releasing The Mountains Wild, a new mystery about a police detective returning home to Ireland after a relative disappears in the Wicklow Mountains. There will be at least one sequel to this new novel, making it a series. Taylor is also the author of the existing Sweeney St. George Mystery Series, though she hasn’t written any entries in this for over a decade, making this a return to us!
Unfortunately, the rest of the month’s news is absolutely nowhere near as positive. There have been two deaths recently in the mystery world, both authors featured on the site. First, Orania Papazouglou, who wrote as Jane Haddam, has passed. Haddam was the author of the very popular Gregor Demarkian Mystery Series, the Patience Campbell Mystery Series, and recently began the Georgia Xenakias Mystery Series.
Finally, the other loss is Sarah Andrews, who also passed recently. Sarah Andrews wrote the Em Hansen Mystery Series and the Valena Walker Mystery Series.
Both authors will be greatly missed, and I’m sure I’m just one of many to extend condolences to the families and friends of both authors.