Looks like March will be another interesting month for Cozy Mysteries, as we’ll be getting four new series by established Cozy authors!
First, Leslie Budewitz will be releasing Assault and Pepper, the first in her new Seattle Spice Shop Mystery Series. The Seattle Spice Shop will star a woman leaving her old corporate life behind to begin a new life in her dream job, in this case running a spice and tea shop. But when her product features prominently in the death of a local panhandler, Pepper will need to investigate the death herself to help keep her dream alive! Budewitz also writes the Food Lovers’ Village Mystery Series.
The second new series debuting in March will be Kathy Lynn Emerson‘s Elizabethan Mystery Series. Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe is the first book in this series. A period piece set in late 16th century Elizabethan England, the Elizabethan Mystery Series will star Rosamund Jaffrey, a spy recruited to both serve and spy on Lady Mary, cousin to the queen. When an official is murdered and an attempt is made on Lady Mary’s life, it will be up to Rosamund to determine who the killer is. Kathy Lynn Emerson also writes the Lady Susanna Appleton Mystery Series, the Diana Spaulding Mystery Series, and (as Kaitlyn Dunnett) the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series.
Diana Orgain will be putting out the first book in her second series, the Love or Money Mystery Series. Starting with A First Date with Death, this series will star Georgia Thornton, a contestant on a bachelorette reality show. When the first episode ends with the tragic death of first one, then a second contestant, Georgia will need to solve the murders before the body count gets any higher! Orgain also writes the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series.
Finally, we’ll see the first entry in Fran Stewart‘s ScotShop Mystery Series. Titled A Wee Murder in My Shop, this novel will introduce us to Peggy Winn, owner of Scottish-themed store, the ScotShop. When she comes across a beautiful tartan shawl, she finds herself haunted by a fourteenth century spectral Scotsman – a fact that quickly comes in handy when she needs to help clear her cousin of false murder charges! Stewart also writes the Biscuit McKee & Marmalade Mystery Series.
Well, that certainly looks like an interesting set of upcoming Cozy Mystery series! Does one in particular seem like a sure winner to you, or are you a particular fan of any of the authors’ other works? Make sure to leave a comment below!
P.S. If you would like to see even more NEW Cozy Mystery series written by some of your favorite Cozy Mystery authors, here is the page where I keep a running list: New Cozy Mystery Book Series.