Wow, I’ve definitely got a lot of Cozy Mystery news to get through this month! I’ve got a lot to get through this month (10 pieces of news!) so I’m going to go through them a little faster than normal.
First up, Laurien Berenson will be adding a 27th entry to the Melanie Travis Mystery Series, an Easter-themed mystery titled Show Me the Bunny. There has been another entry in the series also confirmed, but no word yet on if there will be a holiday theme or what the title might be.
Next, Jeanne M. Dams will be starting a new series, the Oak Park Mystery Series, which will be set in the 1920s, in Oak Park, Illinois, where the sleuth is investigating crimes related to prohibition, including Al Capone’s gang.
Lindsey Davis will be adding two more books to the Flavia Albia Mystery Series, a period piece set in ancient Rome starring a private detective. This will bring the series to a total of nine books.
Kathleen Ernst will be starting a new series, starring an 1850s immigrant, with a book title Lies of Omission. She’ll also be continuing the Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series with The Weaver’s Revenge, which will be the 10th in the series.
Alyssa Maxwell has had a number of books confirmed – three more in the Gilded Newport Mystery Series, and three in the Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Series. This will bring both series to at least 9 books each!
Gigi Pandian will be starting a new series, the Secret Staircase Construction Mystery Seriew, with The Vanishing Act of Tempest Raj. This will be a locked room mystery, and stars a woman returning home to help out the family business.
Victoria Thompson will be putting out two more books in the Gaslight Mystery Series, taking the series to at least 25 entries.
Joyce Tremel (writing as Joyce St. Anthony) will be starting a new series with Murder Makes the Headlines, starring a female sleuth at home in America during WWII, taking over her father’s small newspaper.
Finally, Elaine Viets will be putting out books five and six in the Death Investigator Mystery Series, the 5th of which will be titled Death Grip.