There will be two new Cozy Mystery Series starting in July 2018 by site authors!
First, V. M. Burns will be releasing Travellin’ Shoes, the first in her RJ Franklin Mystery Series. Detective RJ Franklin Jr. is on leave recovering from a car accident from his normal position in St. Joseph, Indiana, when the death of a local choir director in a house fire calls him back to active duty. Choir director or not, the victim had a questionable reputation – his main job was as an accountant, and some clients thought he might be stealing from them, while rumors around the community indicate he was also something of a ladies’ man. The series will also include soul food recipes. V.M. Burns also writes the Mystery Bookshop Mystery Series, starring a book store owner and Cozy mystery author, and the Dog Club Mystery Series, starring a divorced CPA and member of a local dog club.
The other new series will be Lee Hollis‘s Desert Flowers Mystery Series, with first entry Poppy Harmon Investigates. Poppy Harmon is a retiree widow who suddenly finds herself penniless. With few marketable skills, Poppy decides to try to cash in on her enthusiasm for true crime television to open a private detective agency. Business isn’t going well, but she manages to land a job to recover stolen jewelry, only to stumble upon the dead body of her client’s rival. Hollis also writes the Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series, which stars a newspaper manager and cooking column writer.