Before I get to the main point of this post, I just wanted to mention that I recently finished a big update of the Soon to Be Released Mysteries page. So if you’re interested in Cozies coming up in the future, (particularly the first few months of next year), be sure to check it out!
Anyway, here are some of the upcoming Cozy Mystery covers that I’ve found recently!
|Frances Brody: Death in the Stars (This will be the 8th in the Kate Shackleton Mystery Series.)|
|Catherine Bruns: Death of the Kona Man (This will be the 2nd in the Carrie Jorgenson Mystery Series.)|
|Julianna Deering: Death at Thorburn Hall (This will be the 6th in the Drew Farthering Mystery Series.)|
|Kathleen Ernst: Mining for Justice (This will be the 8th in the Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series.)|
|P. D. James: Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales (This will be a collection of short stories.)|
|Catherine Lloyd: Death Comes to the School (This will be the 5th in the Kurland St. Mary Mystery Series.)|
|Sujata Massey: The Widows of Malabar Hill (This will be the 1st in the NEW Perveen Mistry Mystery Series.)|
|Sharon Pape: That Olde White Magick (This will be the 2nd in the Abracadabra Mystery Series.)|
|Larissa Reinhart: 16 Millimeters (This will be the 2nd in the Maizie Albright Mystery Series.)|
|Suzanne Trauth: Running Out of Time (This will be the 3rd in the Dodie O’Dell Mystery Series.)|
Well, November might not be as good as this month for holiday-themed Cozy Mystery releases, (October will have 8 Holiday Cozies!) but it will still be pretty good with three holiday Cozy releases – all of them Christmas themed!
First will be Rhys Bowen‘s The Ghost of Christmas Past, the 17th in her Molly Murphy Mystery Series. Life hasn’t been particularly kind to semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan, and she’s hoping that an invitation to a mansion on the Hudson for her holidays will be a healing interlude for both her and her husband, Daniel. But mystery will haunt them even there, as the daughter of the house disappeared ten years ago on another winter night – and a young woman will appear on the doorstep during their visit, claiming to be her! Bowen also writes the Royal Spyness Mystery Series and the Evan Evans Mystery Series.
Next up, Vicki Delany will be releasing Hark the Herald Angels Slay, the third in her Year-Round Christmas Mystery Series. This will be a “Christmas in July” style mystery, as summer is heating up in Rudolph, New York, where the residents maintain the Christmas spirit all year round. When Merry Folger’s ex-fiance, Max, arrives unexpectedly, he isn’t exactly welcome – especially since it’s clear that he’s there to win back her heart, and she’s decidedly lukewarm about those intentions. But she never wanted him dead – and that’s just how he turns up. Delany writes several other mystery series, including the Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series and the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series.
Finally, Krista Davis will be putting out Not a Creature Was Purring, the 5th in her Claws and Paws Mystery Series. Christmas is always a jolly affair in Wagtail, Virginia, but Holly Miller’s grandmother is determined to make it even more special this year by holding a Christkindl Market. Unfortunately, the holiday will have other, less “paw-sitive” activities as well, as a local pet clothing tycoon turns up dead. Krista Davis also writes the Domestic Diva Mystery Series and the Pen & Ink Mystery Series.
For more Christmas-themed Cozy Mysteries, visit the Christmas Cozy Theme page on the site site.
November’s going to be another great Cozy Mystery month, with three more new series coming from Cozy Mystery site authors!
First, Daryl Wood Gerber will be starting the French Bistro Mystery Series with A Deadly Éclair. Mimi Rousseau has returned home to Nouvelle Vie in the Napa Valley, partially due to her late husband’s significant debt, Mimi is trying to fulfill her dream of opening her own bistro. Thanks to the investment of a local entrepreneur, this dream might just be becoming a reality – until the entrepreneur turns up dead, and blame might land on Mimi as his will forgives her of the debt. Gerber also writes the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series and the Cheese Shop Mystery Series (as Avery Aames).
Next, A Fatal Collection will be starting off Mary Ellen Hughes‘s Keepsake Cove Mystery Series. Callie Reed is looking forward to visiting her aunt in Keepsake Cove, Maryland, but is grief stricken to find her aunt dead in her music box shop. Though the murder is quickly ruled an accident, Callie just can’t accept that her healthy aunt could have died in an unfortunate fall. Hughes also writes the Pickled and Preserved Mystery Series, the Craft Corner Mystery Series, and the Maggie Olenski Mystery Series.
Finally, Victoria Thompson will be beginning her Counterfeit Lady Mystery Series with its first entry, City of Lies. Elizabeth Miles is a con artist who knows how to use her talents to make a living off of cheating unpleasant but supposedly respectable men of their riches, but this comes with a certain amount of risk. When an angry figure from her past threatens, she’ll need to blend in with a group of wealthy women with their own agenda. Thompson also writes the Gaslight mystery Series.
For these upcoming series and more be sure to check out the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page.