July looks like it will be another packed Cozy Mystery month >>> we’ll have three new series starting up in July by established Cozy Mystery site authors!
First up will be Julia Buckley‘s Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series, which will debut with A Dark and Stormy Murder. Lena London has just landed her dream job as a writer’s assistant in Blue Lake, Indiana, to bestselling suspense novelist Camilla Graham. Unfortunately, as is often the case with new jobs, this one comes with a most unfortunate corpse, which has turned up on Camilla’s property. Lena will need to figure out “who dunnit” – and fast – if she wants to keep this fabulous new opportunity – and keep her employer out of jail! Julia Buckley also writes the Undercover Dish Mystery Series, starring the owner of a catering company where clients can claim to have prepared the meals themselves, and the Madeline Mann Mystery Series, starring a reporter.
Next will be Elizabeth Kane Buzelli‘s A Most Curious Murder, the first book in her new Little Library Mystery Series. This series will be our introduction to Jenny Weston, who returns to her hometown of Bear Falls, Michigan, to rebuild her life, only to find murder and intrigue waiting for her. Buzelli also writes the Emily Kincaid Mystery Series, starring a reporter in Michigan, and the Nut House Mystery Series (as Elizabeth Lee), starring a plant biologist and pecan farm employee in Texas.
Last will be Little Girl Gone by Laura Childs, written under her real name, Gerry Schmitt, as part of the new Afton Tangler Thriller Series. Though this series isn’t Cozy, I’m including it here because it is written by a familiar author who many of us enjoy. This series will star Afton Tangler, a Minnesota family liaison officer, who will need to brave the harsh Minneapolis winters if she wants to track down a missing child. Laura Childs also writes the Tea Shop Mystery Series, starring the owner of a Charleston Tea Shop, the Scrapbooking Mystery Series, and the Cackleberry Club Mystery Series, set in a cozy café with a knitting and reading area.