A while back, a wonderful librarian (Let’s call her "Janet"… since that is her name!) started sending me e-mails with all sorts of information that I have used several times. Most recently, Janet told me about a new series which Laura Childs is going to be writing…. and she also told me about a new series which Kate Kingsbury will be writing under a new pseudonym (Rebecca Kent).
Thank you so much, Janet!
Laura Childs will be putting out a new series called the Cackleberry Club Mystery Series. Yes, the Cackleberry Club Mystery Series will be joining her already popular Theodosia Browning Charleston Tea Room Mystery Series and her Carmela Bertrand Scapbooking Mystery Series. The Cackleberry Club series will take place in a cozy cafe which includes both a knitting and book area on the premises. The main characters are three women who have all passed their 40th birthdays, and it appears that the series will have a little something for everyone: knitting, recipes, quilting, all of the things one would normally associate with a cafe, and even some cake decorating! The first book (Eggs in Purgatory) is due out in December of 2008. (By the way Childs’ latest Scrapbooking Mystery book is due out in September: Death Swatch.)
Kate Kingsbury will be writing a new series also…. only she will be writing it as Rebecca Kent. As Kent, she will be starting the Bellehaven House Mystery Series… which will be joining her (also) very popular series: the Lady Elizabeth Compton WW II Mystery Series and her Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series. The first book in the Bellehaven House Mystery series is High Marks for Murder and it will be released in June. We also have Kingsbury’s latest Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery book to look forward to: Ringing in Murder, which will be released in November.
So, thanks to a very diligent librarian who keeps me posted with all sorts of cozy mystery news….
Thank you again, Janet!
Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site. I randomly discovered it the other night after doing a google search for Mary Daheim. I, then, did a “cozy mysteries” search and your site came up. I love cozy mysteries but always feel a bit daunted when I go to the bookstore and there are so many to choose from. Your site is going to be a Godsend!!
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Hi JT, Welcome to the site! Since I started the site I have added many authors who have been recommended by site readers… which is a great thing for all of us cozy mystery readers… a sort of "share the knowledge" approach. Thank you for your very nice letter. I sure hope the site helps you decide on your next author to try.