Here is the list of new releases for January 25 to January 31!
Mystery Books that Take Place in South Dakota…
Here are some South Dakota facts:
The capital is Pierre and the largest city is Sioux Falls.
State motto is “Under God, the People Rule”.
State nickname is the Mount Rushmore State.
State flower is the Pasque flower.
State bird is the Chinese Ring-Necked Pheasant.
South Dakota got its name from the Sioux word dakhota meaning “friend”..
Mystery authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site who feature South Dakota locations/settings in their books:
Ann Charles: Deadwood Mystery Series – Violet Parker is a real estate agent in Deadwood, South Dakota, a former gold rush town.
Kathleen Taylor: Tory Bauer Mystery Series – Tory is an overweight widow who is a waitress in a little town in South Dakota.
Here is the list of new releases for January 18 to January 24!
Have I ever told you that I like the beach? Well, I do. I like the beach… a lot. I can sit for hours just watching the ocean as it continually changes and yet remains the same. Unfortunately, my husband is not so crazy about the beach (but that is a story for another time). At any rate, any Cozy mystery series that contains a lot of beach and ocean, and a shop in an old house on the boardwalk on the beach has a head start to my affection. The Seaside Café Mystery Series has plenty of sun and sand (the sleuth’s tea café is called “Sun, Sand, and Tea”) and Live and Let Chai, the first book in this series by Bree Baker is the next book that I have read to continue my posts about the most popular and recommended mystery series.
Everly Swan is a 20 something culinary school dropout who has followed her dream back home to open a tea restaurant in Charm, North Carolina. Charm is just a stone’s throw away from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. Everly had dropped out of culinary school to follow her cowboy (“Wyatt”) on the rodeo circuit. But, after having her heart broken by her cowboy, Everly decided to return to her hometown and open the tea shop that she had always dreamed of.
Just as Everly seemed to be getting her life back together, a murder occurs in Charm and Everly becomes a chief suspect! Everly begins her own investigation when she decides that the handsome new detective in town seems to not be working hard enough to find the real culprit. (What else is a girl to do?!)
Charm is, well, charming, and Everly, her family, and friends are just the type of cast of characters that a lot of us like to read about in a good and light Cozy mystery. When I use the word “light” I mean it in the best possible way. Live and Let Chai is a true Cozy. The small town, the characters, and especially the beach are all very inviting. Without a doubt, the Seaside Café Mystery Series is a Cozy series worth all of the recommendations it has gotten.
If you are interested in reading some of the other entries about highly recommended Cozy Mystery series, you can find them at the Most Recommended Cozy Mystery Series page on the site.
We’ll have one new Cozy Mystery series released in February!
Amanda Flower will be putting out the first in her new Farm to Table Mystery Series, Farm to Trouble. Shiloh Bellamy is returning from the big city to her family farm in Michigan to help save the business, turning into a sustainable organic farm. Unfortunately, her big new investor is found dead at the local farmers market soon after signing up as an investor, and Shiloh’s father seems like the most likely suspect. Amanda Flower is also the author of the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, the Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, the Amish Matchmaker Mystery Series, and (as Isabella Alan) the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series, among others.
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery Series, check out the New Cozy Mystery Series page.