Last month I told you about the new Cozy Mystery Series that would be coming out this month, August (Three New Cozy Series Starting in August 2015), so this month I’ll be discussing some of the new series getting started by established site authors coming out next month, September.
First up is K.K. Beck‘s new series, the Workplace Mystery Series, starting with her the first novel in the series, Tipping the Valet. This new series will star unlucky young Tyler Benson, currently a valet, who becomes involved in a series of auto thefts and a murder at his workplace restaurant. When a body turns up in a parked car and someone takes shots at a famous local tech magnate, Tyler will start to seem more and more like the logical suspect >>> which will force him to take up a second job as an amateur detective to avoid landing in jail! Beck writes several other series on the site, including the Iris Cooper & Jack Clancy Mystery Series, set in the 1920’s, and the Jane Da Silva Mysteries, starring a lounge singer and detective in Seattle, as well as a number of stand alone mysteries.
Next will be Deanna Raybourn‘s A Curious Beginning, which will be the first in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery Series. An orphan in Victorian England, Veronica intends to travel abroad and pursue her scientific studies after the death of her spinster aunt, but will instead be plunged into intrigue and a bit of romance when a mysterious German baron helps her thwart her own kidnapping. Unfortunately the baron soon turns up murdered – forcing Veronica and the baron’s friend, a foul-tempered librarian named Stoker, to both discover the killer and help piece together the mystery of what the baron knew about why Veronica was targeted for kidnapping. Raybourn also writes another Victorian-themed mystery series listed on the site, the Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series, starring a young widow living in Victorian London.
Finally will be Wendy Corsi Staub‘s Blood Red, the 1st in her Mundy’s Landing Mystery Series. (Staub’s books are more thriller than Cozy, but she is on the site and I know many of the site viewers are fans, so I thought it should be mentioned…) Mundy’s Landing is a scenic town in New York’s Hudson Valley, known for its beautiful vistas… and a past including a hundred-year-old serial killer case. Elements of this dangerous past appear to be repeating around Rowan Mundy, a grade school teacher and mother of three. Staub also writes the Lily Dale Mystery Series, the Nightwatch Trilogy, and the Thriller Trilogy – none really are Cozy, but thrillers that have been recommended by friends of the site.
Good Grief! I should have written this entry about the four new mystery series that will start in September! (Where is my head?)
Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant) will be starting their Purple Door Detective Agency Mystery Series. Sunshine Merryweather is the sleuth in this series, and she happens to be a witch! She is also the owner of the Purple Door Detective Agency in Norfolk, Virginia. Sunshine will be spending a lot of time with Aine, a spirit, while she does her sleuthing. The first book in this series is Be My Banshee.
If you want to take a look at some of the other upcoming Cozy Mystery series, be sure to check out this page on the site: New Cozy Mystery Book Series.
If you’re looking for more upcoming Cozy Mystery releases in general but aren’t picky about whether they are new series, check out this page instead: Soon to be Released Mysteries. There sure are a lot of great looking Cozies coming up soon!
Mary g says
Hi. Great news about the new k.k. Beck series. I love her books! She writes with great style and wit, and I don’t think there has ever been a clunker in any of her series. Her Jane de Silva series is still one of my all time favourites, and I have never seen anyone else use the premise in her plots. I hope the new series is just as unique!
Thanks for giving us the heads up, this is one I am definitely adding to my collection.
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Mary g, thanks for the K.K. Beck shout-out!
Re Deanna Raybourne … that wouldn’t be BRAM Stoker, would it?
Is it too much to ask writers of mystery novels set in other eras to skip the “stunt” casting?
I saw the book but put it down after reading the blurb on the flap. I’ve just read one too many books that feature historical personagess as background. … “everyone who travels thru Vienna meets Dr Freud.”
While I love Stephanie Barron”s Jane Austen mysteries, she was one of the first.
And one of the best.