Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Cozy Mystery series I missed in 2014

Apparently these two series started in 2014, and I had no idea. I love cozy mysteries they are just so much fun. Total escapist fluff to me. Sometimes series are exactly what you need too, characters you love and a guaranteed happy ending.


Tempest in a Teapot (A Teapot Collector Mystery)
by Amanda Cooper

When her fashionable Manhattan restaurant goes under, Sophie Taylor retreats to her grandmother’s cozy shop, Auntie Rose’s Victorian Teahouse, where serenity is steeped to perfection in one of her many antique teapots. The last thing Sophie expects is a bustling calendar of teahouse events, like her old friend Cissy Peterson’s upcoming bridal shower.

Not everyone is pleased with the bride-to-be’s choice of venue—like Cissy’s grandmother, who owns a competing establishment, La Belle Epoque, and has held a long-simmering grudge against Rose for stealing her beau sixty years ago. Tensions reach a boiling point when Cissy’s fianc√©’s mother dies while sampling scones at La Belle Epoque. Now, to help her friend, Sophie will have to bag a killer before more of the guest list becomes a hit list… (summary via goodreads)


Second in the series out April 7, 2015.
The next new series I missed.


Bloom and Doom (Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery)
by Beverly Allen
A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she’s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss. But her perfect record is about to be broken.

Her childhood friend Jenny Whitney has reeled in the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia, and she’s hired Audrey to design the bouquet. But before Jenny can walk down the aisle clutching her blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow (a floral disaster in Audrey’s mind), the groom is found dead—sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for business—not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she won’t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisies… (summary via goodreads)
Second in the series came out early January 2015!
I need to catch up!
Any one else get series anxiety when they fall behind?
-megan



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