January will start off the year well for Cozies, with two new Cozy Mystery Series by established authors as well as one holiday-themed release!
First up, Nancy Coco will be releasing Death Bee Comes Her, the first in her new Oregon Honeycomb Mystery Series. Wren Johnson is the owner of Let It Bee, a honey specialty store in the tourist town of Oceanview, Oregon. She has the misfortune of stumbling across a body clutching a sample of her own wares, leading her to become a leading suspect in the death. Coco also writes the Candy-Coated Mystery Series, starring the owner of a fudge shop in Michigan, as well as several smaller series under the names Nancy J. Parra and Nell Hampton.
NOTE: Actually, this came out about a year ago, but as a Barnes & Noble exclusive… I’m leaving this here because a lot of people might not be aware of it yet.
Dorothy St. James will be starting the A Beloved Bookroom Mystery Series, with first entry The Broken Spine. Trudell Becket is a book-loving librarian who is suddenly out of work when her library changes to a bookless library, but decides to rebel against the change and start a secret book room in the basement. Unfortunately, the town councilman who was leading the change is found crushed beneath a shelf of DVDs – and Trudell’s opposition to the change leads her to become a primary suspect. St. James also writes the Raven’s Run Romantic Mystery Series, the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery Series, and the White House Gardener Mystery Series.
Finally, Leslie Meier will be continuing her long-running holiday-themed Lucy Stone Mystery Series with St. Patrick’s Day themed Irish Parade Murder. Lucy is faced with possible replacement by up-and-coming reporter Rob Callahan, and only manages to become assigned to the St. Patrick’s Day parade story after he passes on it. But Rob has bigger problems – he’s been accused of causing the death of a corrections officer, and Lucy doubts that he’s responsible for the crime.
For more upcoming Cozy Mystery Series, check out the New Cozy Mystery Series page.
For more St. Patrick’s themed Cozies, check out the St. Patrick’s Day Mysteries page.