May will have a mix of a few new Cozy Mystery Series and a new holiday-themed Cozy Mystery release, an Oktoberfest release!
First, the Oktoberfest release will be Bear Witness to Murder, the second in Meg Macy‘s Teddy Bear Mystery Series. October in the small town of Silver Hollow is the occasion of the village’s Oktobear Fest, a teddy-bear themed variation of the more common Oktoberfest. Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman’s part in the festivities will be hosting the Cranbeary Tea Party, but her planning is interrupted several times – first by the return of an old high school rival, and a second time when the rival’s assistant turns up stabbed to death! Meg Macy is one half of the writing pseudonym D. E. Ireland, the author credited with the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery Series.
For the new series, Amanda Flower will be starting the Magic Garden Mystery Series with first entry Flowers and Foul Play. Fiona Knox has just reached a crossroads in life, having lost her fiance and her flower shop business at one time, when her godfather’s death takes her to Scotland to inherit his cottage and walled garden, which may be more than it appears. However, the situation is even further complicated when a body is found in the garden! Amanda Flower writes many other series, including (but not limited to!) the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, the Living History Museum Mystery Series, the Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, and the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series.
Finally, the other new series will be Claire O’Donohue‘s World of Spies Mystery Series, starting with Beyond the Pale. Hollis and Finn Larson, married college professors, have been temporarily recruited by Interpol for what should be a very simple job – just procure a rare manuscript, one that is well within their actual area of academic interest. But when the contact they are supposed to exchange the money for the manuscript fails to arrive, they quickly find themselves in more danger than they had expected! Claire O’Donohue also writes the Someday Quilts Mystery Series and the Kate Conway Mystery Series.
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery series, be sure to visit the Soon to be Released Mysteries on the site.