Anticipation by Dru Ann Love

The definition of anticipation is an emotion involving pleasure or anxiety in considering or awaiting an expected event.

So, what am I anticipating? How about books?

From debut series. . .

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer.

The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly
In this intoxicating new cozy mystery series, the future for modern-day moonshiner Hattie Hayes looks bright–until death darkens the doorstep of her Moonshine Shack.

Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers
In this series debut perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Miranda James, Rain Wilmot must discover the killer, before the book closes on her life.

Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel V. Reyes
Cuban-American cooking show star Miriam Quiñones-Smith becomes a seasoned sleuth in Raquel V. Reyes’s Caribbean Kitchen Mystery debut, a savory treat for fans of Joanne Fluke and Jenn McKinlay.

Getaway With Murder by Diane Kelly
The first in a brand new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in a lodge in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

A Plus One For Murder by Laura Bradford
Entrepreneur Emma Westlake is reinventing herself as a hired friend when murder gets in the way in this exciting new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Laura Bradford.

Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia
The start of an exciting new historical mystery series set during the Harlem Renaissance from debut author Nekesa Afia.

to returning series. . .

For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay
The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must discover the truth behind a death sprinkled with suspicion before Mel and Joe can say “I do”, in the thirteenth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

Fallen by Linda Castillo
In New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo’s new thriller Fallen, a rebellious Amish woman leaves the Plain life, but the secrets she takes with her will lead Chief of Police Kate Burkholder down a dark path to danger and death.

A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones
From the New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones comes the second novel in her laugh-out-loud Sunshine Vicram mystery series, A Good Day for Chardonnay.

Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb
In the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer.

Murder Gets a Makeover by Laura Levine
Writer-for-hire Jaine Austen, living in L.A. with her cat, Prozac, appreciates one of the perks of working freelance—a wardrobe that’s heavy on elastic waists. But her BFF, Lance, has a makeover in mind, and it’s about to lead to murder.

Four Cuts Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein
Sarah Blair gets an education in slicing and dicing when someone in culinary school serves up a main corpse in Wheaton, Alabama.

Danger at the Cove by Hannah Dennison
In Danger at the Cove, the second book in a delightful cozy series by Hannah Dennison a surprise visitor makes an appearance on the island—and murder ensues.

to standalones. . .

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber
The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is a charming, delightful story of family, healing, love, and small town Southern charm by USA Today bestselling author Heather Webber.

Death by Equine by Annette Dashofy
Misplaced trust

Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay
A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner—a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest
A psychic travel agent and a Seattle PD detective solve a murder in this quirky mystery in the vein of Lisa Lutz’s The Spellman Files and Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series.

Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-Day
From the award-winning author of The Day I Died and The Lucky One, a captivating suspense novel about nurses during World War II who come to Agatha Christie’s holiday estate to care for evacuated children, but when a body is discovered nearby, the idyllic setting becomes host to a deadly mystery.

These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
A dead woman’s cherished trinkets become pieces to a terrifying puzzle.

What books are you anticipating?

14 replies
  1. Barbara Kyle
    Barbara Kyle says:

    Thanks for these great recommendations, Dru Ann. I'm an admirer of Stacey Abrams, the politician, but haven't read anything by Stacey Abrams, the novelist. I will now!

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