As you’ve probably noticed in my last few posts, October looks like it’s going to be a pretty busy month, and the new cozy series beginning that month will continue that trend. As always, you can see these releases and more for other upcoming months on the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page. This month, we’re lucky enough to have four established authors beginning new series this October.
E.J. Copperman and Jeffrey Cohen (a somewhat-confusing combination for me, since he is actually one person who has written successful cozy series under both names!) will be releasing the first in his new series, the Asperger’s Mystery Series. Titled The Question of the Missing Head, this novel will be the first starring Samuel Hoenig, an “answerer of questions”. Asperger’s is a syndrome Jeffrey Cohen is intimately familiar with, as he has also written a series of non-fiction books to help parents deal with their children with Aspergers, something he needed to learn about in his own life. From what I’ve read so far, the Asperger’s Mystery Series should be an interesting look at creative problem solving from an unusual point of view – the staple of many excellent cozy series!
Miranda James, who sometimes writes under the names Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, or Dean James, will be releasing Bless Her Dead Little Heart, the first book in the new Southern Ladies Mystery Series. A spin-off series from the Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series, this new series will star Charlie Harris and Diesels’ snoopy friends, An’gel and Dickce Ducote. When old college friend Rosabelle Sultan shows up unexpectedly in town, the Ducote sisters will need to use all of their tricks to help figure out which of her children is desperate enough to consider knocking off their own mother to get to their fat inheritance a bit early. Have An’gel and Dickce learned enough tricks from Charlie, or will poor Rosabelle meet an untimely demise before they can get to the bottom of this mystery?
Linda O. Johnston will be debuting her new Superstition Mystery Series with Lost Under a Ladder. When Rory Chasen’s fiance unexpectedly dies after passing under a ladder, she tries to find meaning in the incident by visiting the town of Destiny, a community filled with superstitions. Fortunately she brought her dog Plucky with her, as he quickly saves the owner of the Lucky Dog Boutique, Martha. Unfortunately, sweet little old lady Martha soon becomes the prime murder suspect in the death of another local shopkeeper. Unable to believe that Martha would commit such a dastardly act as murder, Rory and Plucky will need to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Finally, Hannah Reed (who sometimes writes as Deb Baker) will be releasing Off Kilter, the first entry in her Scottish Highlands Mystery Series. At a low point in her life, Eden Elliot’s mother has recently passed, and her marriage has ended as well, leaving her at something of a crossroads in her life. When her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, suggests she write a book of her own, Eden decides to visit scenic Glenkillen village on the Scottish Highlands as inspiration. Once there, she quickly befriends Vicki MacBride, the heir to a successful sheep-shearing farm. When Vicki’s father is found murdered by his own shears, Eden will need to work quickly if she hopes to gather enough clues to clear her new friend of a murder Eden is sure she didn’t commit.
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