Yikes! It feels like I just posted a Cozy Mystery news entry, but since I have some new information, I had better get going on this!
Lynn Cahoon has absolutely taken off since she first started releasing her Cozy Mysteries! She is both a New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author, so I’m sure plenty of you will be very happy to hear that she will be releasing at least three more Cozies in her Cat Latimer Mystery Series. That’s right, ex-English professor Cat will be continuing to run her retreats for writers in Colorado. (Lynn Cahoon also writes the Tourist Trap Mystery Series.)
Most of you already know that Jessie Crockett (author of the Sugar Grove Mystery Series) also started writing the Change of Fortune Mystery Series. These two Cozy Mystery series were very different from each other – one featuring a present-day sleuth living on a maple sugar grove in New Hampshire and the other (written as Jessica Estevao) featuring a psychic with a dubious past in the late 1890s. Well, the good news is that she will soon be starting the Beryl and Edwina Mystery Series which is set during the 1920s, and takes place in England. Beryl is a rather loud American friend of reserved, British Edwina. Beryl moves in with Edwina and the two form a private detective team. She will be writing this series as Jessica Ellicott.
You would think that Charlaine Harris is keeping super busy – with all the Aurora Teagarden mystery movies on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, as well as writing new Aurora Teagarden mysteries (after over a ten year hiatus). However, this New York Times bestselling author is about to start a new trilogy! That’s right, in 2018 Charlaine Harris will be releasing her first book in her new Texoma series. This will be a fantasy series and will be set in what is called “fractured America” – in an alternate universe where Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been assassinated and America is split into five territories. (Charlaine Harris has had a whole lot of success with her paranormal Sookie Stackhouse book series which was made into HBO’s True Blood series.)
As most of you can remember, a while back there was news about Cozy Mystery authors whose contracts were being terminated. It was bad news for a lot of us! Recently I have seen several authors being picked up by other publishing companies, which is great news for a lot of us! Let me just get to the point… Molly MacRae‘s Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series will be back with at least two more Cozies! That’s right! I’ll let you know as soon as I find out when they’re being released!
For those of you fans of historical Cozies who have been waiting and waiting to find out what Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her maid (Eva Huntford) would be up to next, you’ll be happy to know that Alyssa Maxwell is scheduled to release at least three more books in her Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Series. Yay!
Wow! This sure has been a great month for news! It seems that as quickly as I post an entry, more news comes in!
P.S. Click here if you missed part one of April 2017’s Cozy Mystery news entry.