Thank you all for commenting on the Lilian Jackson Braun entry. David, I followed your link and found it a really interesting link to follow… Lots of information about Lilian Jackson Braun.
But, the news doesn’t look good: It doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing The Cat Who Smelled Smoke any time soon! (If at all!)
I got a very informative e-mail from a Cozy Mystery site reader who tracked down a popular author of a Crafting Cozy Mystery book series. The author told Denise that she wouldn’t be publishing any more books in her series because her publisher decided not to continue with her series. Unfortunately, because the publisher is dropping her series, she wasn’t able to write a “wrapping-it-up” book for her loyal fans.
Hmmm… So what’s going on?!?
It seems like lately, a lot of publishers are deciding to drop some of their authors simply because they aren’t popular enough to have their books in the grocery store “buy-it-on-impulse” area (right before you get to the conveyor belt… You know the area… where you are stuck between two sale’s racks that hold “Don’t-I-look-delicious” chocolate bars and the “latest, must-have” paperbacks.
I guess that when it gets right down to it, publishers (obviously!) have the right to discontinue authors’ series >>> But wouldn’t it be nice for those of us who follow their mystery book series to be able to read a last Cozy that lets us feel like our favorite characters “lived happily ever after” >>> and be assured that they didn’t fall victims to all of the sinister happenings they had been able to solve for the police?!?