Wow, this is quite a great lineup of news! I’ve got way more than normal to share this month, so I’m just going to jump right into it!
First, Bailey Cates will be putting out two more in the Magical Bakery Mystery Series, starring Katie Lightfoot, bakery owner in Savannah, Georgia. This is the only series (so far!) written under the name Bailey Cates, but the same author also writes the Enchanted Garden Mystery Series as Bailey Cattrell, and the Home Crafting Mystery Series under the name Cricket McRae.
Jessica Ellicott will be writing three more mysteries in the Beryl and Edwina Mystery Series, bringing this historical Cozy Mystery series to a total of (at least) six entries. Jessica Ellicott also writes the Sugar Grove Mystery Series and the Granite State Mystery Series under the name Jessie Crockett, as well as the Change of Fortune Mystery Series under the name Jessica Estevao.
Lots of big news for fans of Amanda Flower – she’ll be releasing a third entry in the Magic Garden Mystery Series, three novellas in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, and will also be starting a new series titled the Farm to Table Mystery Series, which will star a woman returning home to run her father’s organic farm who (naturally!) ends up suspected of murder. Amanda Flower also writes the Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, the Living History Museum Mystery Series, the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series, the India Hayes Mystery Series, and (as Isabella Alan) the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series. (And, as if all of the above isn’t enough, this Agatha Award author also writes the Andi Boggs Mystery Series for children!)
Next up is some great news for those of you who enjoy Victoria Gilbert’s Cozies! Victoria Gilbert will be starting a new Cozy series, the Booklover’s B & B Mystery Series, which will star a young widow who inherits a literary-themed Bed and Breakfast in Beaufort, North Carolina. At least two entries in the series are confirmed – with the first book titled Booked for Death. (Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?) Victoria Gilbert also writes the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series, starring a former university librarian now managing a public library in Virginia.
On with February’s Cozy Mystery News!
Anna Lee Huber will be releasing a fourth in the Verity Kent Mystery Series, which stars a widow from the Great War who worked for the Secret Service, set in the late 1910s and 1920s. Anna Lee Huber also writes the Lady Darby Mystery Series, another historical series, this one set in the 1830s and starring the wife of a deceased anatomist in Scotland.
And here’s some great news for all of us who are fans of either Erika Chase or Linda Wiken! Essie Lang will be the third moniker by this very same author. That’s right, the same author of the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series (written as Erika Chase) and the author of the Dinner Club Mystery Series (as Linda Wiken) will be writing the brand new Cozy Mystery series called the Castle Bookshop Mystery Series. Hmmm… Castle? That’s right. Shelby Cox is an ex-editor and the current bookstore co-owner of one bookstore in Alexandria Bay, New York and also the co-owner and manager of another bookstore that is situated in a castle on an island. The first book is titled Trouble on the Books.
Next up, Meg London will be starting a new Cozy Mystery Series starring an American gothic novelist who works at a bookshop in Upper Chumley-on-Stoke, in England. (I’m not sure whether she’ll be writing as Meg or Margaret London – I’ll keep you posted.) Meg London also writes the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie Mystery Series, but may be better known as Peg Cochran, under which name she writes the Farmer’s Daughter Mystery Series, the Cranberry Cove Mystery Series, the Murder, She Reported Mystery Series, the Lucille Mystery Series, and the Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series.
Edith Maxwell will be releasing Judge Thee Not, the next in her Quaker Midwife Mystery Series, a historical series set in the late 1880s in Massachusetts. Edith Maxwell also writes the Local Foods Mystery Series, starring an organic farmer in Massachusetts, the Country Store Mystery Series starring the owner of a store in South Lick, Indiana (under the name Maddie Day), and the Speaking of Mystery Mystery Series, starring a Quaker linguistics professor in a New England small college town (under the name Tace Baker). Pretty terrific news!
Finally, Dorothy St. James will be starting a new series, starting with The Broken Spine, starring a small-town librarian who sets up a secret book room in her library. Dorothy St. James also writes the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery Series, starring a chocolate shop owner in South Carolina, and the White House Gardener Mystery Series, starring an assistant White House gardener. (Oh, and more great Dorothy St. James news: her 4th Southern Chocolate Shop Cozy is scheduled to be released this October!)
Wow, that’s sure a long news post! I hope there’s at least one good piece of news for each of you!