As I mentioned in another recent post, I’ll be going back to highlighting upcoming new Cozy Mystery Series and holiday-themed Cozy Mysteries a month ahead of time, as that was the slight preference among site readers who posted an opinion in the comments. So now it’s time to talk about April’s Cozies in both categories!
First we’ll have one new series, the Speakeasy Mystery Series by Susanna Calkins, which will be beginning with Murder Knocks Twice. This period piece set in the 1920s will star Gina Ricci, a cigarette girl in an illegal speakeasy club during Prohibition. Gina’s warned about the unexplained death of her predecessor by the club’s photographer, Marty – who then turns up dead himself. Gina will need to hunt down the killer, not only to find out who killed her friend, but to keep herself from becoming another victim! Susanna Calkin is also the author of the Lucy Campion Mystery Series, another period piece which I have already written a post on.
The other mystery is a Mother’s Day-themed Cozy novella by Lynn Cahoon in her Tourist Trap Mystery Series titled Mother’s Day Mayhem. Jill Gardner is preparing for Mother’s Day by stocking up more Mother’s Day cards for her store, Coffee, Books, and More, when she’s consulted by a neighboring store owner who is returning for the first time in many years – years she has spent in jail. I’ve also written another article on the Tourist Trap Mystery Series, and Lynn Cahoon is also the author of the Cat Latimer Mystery Series and the Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series.
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery Series, check out the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page on the site. For more Mother’s Day-themed Cozy Mysteries, check out the Mother’s Day Mystery Book List page on the site.