I have a fair amount of good Cozy Mystery news to share with you this month, including good news for four site authors!
First, Betty Hechtman will be starting another new mystery series, the Writer in Residence Mystery Series, which will star a writer-for-hire in the United Kingdom. Hechtman already writes the Crochet Mystery Series, starring a crochet group member and events planner, and the Yarn Retreat Mystery Series, starring a dessert chef and yarn business owner in Monterey, California.
Next up, Anna Lee Huber will be adding another set of books to her Lady Darby Mystery Series, starring the wife of a deceased anatomist in 1830s Scotland. This will bring the series to at least 11 entries! Huber is also the author of the Verity Kent Mystery Series, a widow form the Great War who worked for the Secret Service in post-war England.
Andrea Penrose will be continuing the Wrexford & Sloane Mystery Series, which stars the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane, a widowed artist, in Regency London. The next novel will be titled Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Penrose also writes the Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Series, also set in the early 1800s, starring a Lady returning to London from the West Indies.
Finally, Elaine Viets will be continuing her Death Investigator Mystery Series, with A Star Is Dead. This, and another as-yet-unnamed entry, will bring the series to a total of four books. Elaine Viets is also the author of the Dead-End Job Mystery Series, starring Helen Hawthorne, worker at a series of bad jobs, and the Mystery Shopper Mystery Series, starring Josie Marcus, a plain clothes store detective in Missouri.