I’m very happy to be able to give you three pieces of great news from establish Cozy Mystery authors this month!
First, Ellen Byron (aka Maria DiRico) will be putting out at least two more entries in her award-winning Vintage Cookbook Mystery Series, with the third in this series to be named French Quarter Fright Night and the fourth Beignets and Bribes. Ellen Byron also writes the Cajun Country Mystery Series, starring the manager of a family owned bed and breakfast in Louisiana, and (as Maria DiRico) the Catering Hall Mystery Series, starring a worker at a catering hall in Astoria, in New York City.
Next up, Lynn Cahoon will be putting out a new series, with at least three entries confirmed, the first of which will be titled An Amateur Sleuth’s Guide to Murder. This will introduce us to an amateur sleuth who has just broken off an engagement and is beginning a new career as a crime-solver in her hometown of Bainbridge, Washington. Cahoon is also the author of the Kitchen Witch Mystery Series, starring a cook and witch in Magic Springs, Idaho, the Survivors’ Book Club Mystery Series, starring a breast cancer survivor in Sedona, New Mexico, the Tourist Trap Mystery Series, starring the owner of a coffee and book shop in South Cove, California, the Cat Latimer Mystery Series, starring a former English professor in Colorado, and the Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series, starring the owner of a farm to table restaurant in Idaho.
Finally, Leslie Karst will also be starting a new mystery series, titled the Orchid Isle Mystery Series, set on the Big Island of Hawai’i and starring a female caterer and her wife. The first two entries of this series will be Molten Death and Waters of Destruction. Karst is also the author of the Sally Solari Mystery Series, starring the front manager of an old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California.