September will be a great month for both new Cozy series by established authors and holiday-themed Cozies, so I’m going to go back to what I’ve done sometimes in the past in similar circumstances and cover each in separate posts. This post will be on the three new Cozy Mystery Series coming out in September.
First up is a bit of a double hit – a new Cozy Mystery Series starting with a Christmas episode. Mollie Cox Bryan will be starting the Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series with first entry Christmas Cow Bells. Brynn MacAlister is going through a bad breakup by starting up a new life in Shenandoah Springs, deciding to make a go of it as an organic micro-dairy farmer and cheese-maker with her three Red Devon cows. When Brynn’s new neighbor dies unexpectedly in a fire, Brynn feels motivated to solve the mystery before the holiday hits. Mollie Cox Bryan also writes the Cora Crafts Mystery Series, starring a craft shop owner and blogger in Indigo Gap, North Carolina, the Cumberland Creek Mystery Series, starring an ex-investigative journalist and stay-at-home-mom in Virginia, and the newly begun Classic Star Biography Mystery Series, starring a Hollywood biographer.
Next, Anne Perry will be releasing Death in Focus, the first in her Elena Standish Mystery Series. Set in pre-World War II Europe, this series will star Elena Standish, a British photographer whose relatives have top secret jobs. (From the description, I am uncertain how much of a mystery this is, or if it is a thriller – I’m certainly not sure what the main thrust of the mystery, if any, there is.) Anne Perry is also the author of the Pitt Mystery Series, starring Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, and later Daniel Pitt, their son, the William Monk Series, starring a Victorian London police inspector, the World War I: Matthew Reavley Series, and the Christmas Mystery Series.
Finally, Ann Cleeves, an author who often isn’t quite Cozy but is nevertheless a very popular mystery writer who is already on the site, is releasing The Long Call, the start to her Two Rivers Mystery Series. Detective Matthew Venn has returned to North Devon, at the convergence of two rivers, to attend his estranged father’s funeral. The return is complicated by the report of a death on the nearby beach, a man stabbed to death. Matthew will need to return back to the places of his youth, places he thought he left behind, in order to solve the mystery. Ann Cleeves is the author of both the Shetland Island Mystery Series and the Vera Stanhope Mystery Series, both of which have been used as the foundations for quite popular BBC mystery TV series.
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery Series, check out the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page on the site.