March has another great set of news for Cozy Mystery enthusiasts, so I’m going to jump right into it!
First up, Joelle Charbonneau , who you may know as the author of both the Glee Club Mystery Series and the Rebecca Robbins Mystery Series has some news. She will be releasing a pair of books in a new series, Verify, which sounds like a pair of science-fiction mysteries, for young adults, much like her very popular The Testing Thriller Series. (It looks to me like Joelle has made a very good transition from the Cozy Mystery genre to the Young Adult mysteries!)
Next up, Ann Cleeves (who is a not-quite-Cozy author, but very popular) will be putting out The Long Call, the first entry in her new Two Rivers Mystery Series. This series will star a new detective in Devon, the UK, who has returned home to discover a secret at the heart of the community. Ann Cleeves is of course the author of the Shetland Island Mystery Series, starring detective Jimmy Perez, and the Vera Stanhope Mystery Series, starring police detective Vera Stanhope.
Here’s some great news for those of us who are Josie Prescott fans! Jane K. Cleland (an Agatha Award recipient) will be releasing the 13th novel in her Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series. Josie is an antiques dealer in coastal New Hampshire who happens to have a penchant for solving crimes. The new novel will be titled Hidden Treasure. (I told you this is great news!)
Kaitlyn Dunnett will be putting out two more books in her Deadly Edits Mystery Series. As an editor, Mikki Lincoln has developed the skill of noticing every little detail, which helps her in her sleuthing. Kaitlyn Dunnett also writes the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series, and as Kathy Lynn Emerson, she writes the Elizabethan Mystery Series, the Lady Susanna Appleton Mystery Series, and the Diana Spaulding Mystery Series. It’s always a treat to find out one of your favorite Cozy Mystery authors plans to release two more Cozies!
For those of you who subscribe to some of Annie’s Mystery Series, here’s some news I’m pretty sure you’re enjoy hearing about: Elizabeth Penney will be writing three books that will kick off the Apron Shop Mystery Series. The series will feature a sleuth who not only solves murders in Blueberry Cove, Maine – but she also manages to find time to run a vintage apron boutique.
Finally, Hank Phillippi Ryan (another not-quite-Cozy mystery author on the site) will be releasing The Murder List, which is a stand-alone novel. This will be a thriller about law student Rachel North who is quite sure she knows exactly how everything in her life is going… or does she? Hank Phillippi Ryan is the award winning author who writes the Jane Ryland Mystery Series, starring a newspaper reporter, and the Charlotte McNally Mystery Series, starring a television reporter.
And that wraps up this month’s mystery news!