I wasn’t quite sure if I would have any Cozy Mystery news to tell you about, but it seems I do! And it involves some very big names in the Cozy Mystery genre!
First for some very sad news. Donald Bain passed away last month. He brought so many hours of reading pleasure to a lot of us – as we followed Jessica Fletcher’s crime-solving adventures in the Murder, She Wrote book series.
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Rhys Bowen just released On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service, the 11th book in her Royal Spyness Mystery Series – in August. (The 12th in the series will be released in August 2018.) Here’s the great news: Rhys Bowen has just signed to write books 13, 14, & 15. Georgie is in no danger of not having more mysteries to solve. Hmmm… that doesn’t mean she will definitely not be in danger! (Here’s the link to Rhys Bowen‘s page on my Cozy Mystery site.)
It appears like Mollie Cox Bryan will be (possibly) starting a new Cozy Mystery series with the release of The Jean Harlow Bombshell. A lot of us are fans of her Cora Craft Mystery Series as well as her (scrapbooking) Cumberland Creek Mystery Series, so this is really good news! (To see Mollie Cox Bryan‘s page on my site, click on her highlighted name.)
It seems like it’s been a long time since JoAnna Carl (aka Eve K. Sandstrom) released her 16th Chocoholic Mystery Series book – The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha. (I just checked, and since it was an Easter Cozy, some of us didn’t read it until April of this year!) Anyway, getting back to the really terrific news, JoAnna Carl got the go-ahead for two more Chocoholic mysteries! (To visit JoAnna Carl‘s page on my site, click on the link.)
Diesel and Charlie will busy, busy, busy solving crimes! Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James) has just been given the green light to write four more mysteries in the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series. I know there are a lot of us who read this New York Times bestselling series. I know this is great news, and I feel a little greedy about admitting this, but I hope we get some similar news about Miranda James’s Southern Ladies Mystery Series! (Here’s the link to the Miranda James page on my site.)
And finally, only because I do these news tidbits alphabetically, Victoria Thompson will be continuing her new Counterfeit Lady Mystery Series after the November 2017 release of City of Lies. Victoria Thompson has signed on to release City of Secrets, which is terrific news for those of us who are fans of her Gaslight Mystery Series. (Click here if you would like to visit Victoria Thompson‘s page on my Cozy Mystery site.)
Was I correct in saying there were some really big names in the Cozy Mystery genre in the Cozy Mystery News for November 2017?!