I’ve got a slew of good news for upcoming Cozies!
First up, Tasha Alexander will be releasing what sounds like either a new series or a stand-alone novel, Secret of the Nile. That certainly sounds like a very classic Cozy sort of plot in the Christie-era tradition! Tasha Alexander’s current series is the Lady Emily Ashton Mystery Series, another classic sort of series starring a Victorian England aristocrat.
Next up, Ellen Byron (aka Maria DiRico), a friend of the site, will be putting out another in her Cajun Kiss of Death, another entry in her Cajun Country Mystery Series starring the manager of her family’s plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. As Maria DiRico, she also writes the Catering Hall Mystery Series, starring a manager at a catering hall in Astoria, New York City.
Victoria Gilbert will be putting out at least two more entries in her Book Lover’s B&B Mystery Series, one of which will be titled A Stay With Death, starring the owner of a B&B in North Carolina. She will also be starting the Hunter & Clewe Mystery Series, with the first entry A Cryptic Clue, which will star a retired librarian and an eccentric collector of rare books and artifacts.
Carol J. Perry will be putting out a few more entries in the Witch City Mystery Series, including two titled Murder, Take Two, and See Something, in this series starring a reporter and a cat in Salem, Massachusetts. She’ll also be starting a new paranormal mystery series, the Haunted Haven Mystery Series, with the first book titled Be My Ghost.
Barbara Ross will be putting out three more entries in the Maine Clambake Mystery Series, starring the owner of a clambake business in Maine, taking the series to a total of twelve entries. She’s also the author of the new Professional Busybody Mystery Series, starring a retiree in Massachusetts.
Finally, Valerie Wilson Wesley will be starting a new series after a relatively long time away from mysteries. No news so far on the name of the series, but the first entry will be titled A Glimmer of Death, and star a widowed caterer turned realtor, and it sounds like it might have paranormal elements. Wesley’s other mystery series is the Tamara Hayle Mystery Series, which hasn’t had a new entry since 2008.