August 20, 2015
If you would like to see more television and movie ideas, I have a TV & Movies page on my site you might enjoy.
August 17, 2015
Ellen Byron With more than a hundred writing and producing credits on popular sitcoms like Wings and Just Shoot Me!, Ellen Byron might seem over-qualified to write Cozy Mysteries >>> but that’s nothing but good news for us Cozy fans! Her Cajun Country Mystery Series introduces us to Maggie Crozat, the owner of her family’s old plantation, now converted into a bed and breakfast in the Louisiana countryside.
Susannah Hardy (aka Sadie Hartwell) Susannah Hardy (aka Sadie Hartwell) – Susannah Hardy writes the Greek to Me Mystery Series, starring Georgie Nikolopatos, the manager of the Bonaparte House, an upstate New York historic landmark and Greek restaurant. As Sadie Hartwell, she writes the Tangled Web Mystery Series. Josie Blair is our sleuth who also owns a yarn shop in Dorset Falls, Connecticut.
A.L. Herbert A.L. Herbert’s mystery series, the Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery Series, is set in Prince George’s County – no surprise when you learn that Herbert grew up there. The sleuth, Halia Watkins owns the Mahalia Sweet Tea Restaurant and makes sure to provide a side of sleuthing with her meals!
Carlene O’Neil A former television writer, Carlene O’Neil is now the author of the Cypress Cove Mystery Series, starring Penny Lively, owner-operator of her family’s winery and former photojournalist. Cypress Cove is set in the heart of the California wine country, so expect some beautiful scenery described in this series!
August 15, 2015
August 14, 2015
Three New Mystery Series Coming September 2015 – K. K. Beck: Workplace, Deanna Raybourn: Veronica Speedwell, Wendy Corsi Staub: Mundy’s Landing (AND Joyce and Jim Lavene: Purple Door Detective Agency)
August 12, 2015
Three New Christmas Cozies Coming in September 2015 – Barbara Allan: Antiques St. Nicked, Laurien Berenson: The Bark Before Christmas, and Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): All I Want for Christmas is Fudge
Aug. 10, 2015
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Another way to see them is to visit my Soon to be Released Mysteries page, which you can do by clicking on this link.
July 29, 2015
If you would like to see a whole lot of other recommendations, be sure to stop by the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page on my site, and click on the different months lists.
July 26, 2015
And, here is the page on my site which is now (+/-) 50 books longer with the soon to be released mystery books I’ve recently found:
July 24, 2015
Also, if you would like to see some more Cozy Mystery, just plain good mystery, and non-mystery television shows and movies, make sure to browse this page on my site:
July 22, 2015
July 20, 2015
And in case you would like some great ideas for Cozy Mystery movies, be sure to take a look at my Cozy Mystery List TV & Movie page on the site.
July 18, 2015
Karen Anne Golden Golden, a Victorian architecture enthusiast currently working at restoring her own dream home, grew up in a small town in Indiana. Also a cat enthusiast and adopter of stray cats in her neighborhood, she is the author of the The Cats That… Mystery Series, starring Katherine “Katz” Kendall and her own collection of fortunate strays. Katz is a former computer professional who inherits a beautiful Victorian mansion and a fortune to boot in Erie, Indiana.
Liesa Malik Malik has lived in places as diverse as Texas, England, and Michigan, though she is a current resident of Colorado. Originally earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Florida, and later she earned an Art degree, Malik has also written for various newspapers throughout her career. Her Cozy Mystery series, the Daisy Arthur Mystery Series, stars the titular Daisy Arthur, a retired special education teacher who is now pursuing her dream to become a romance author.
Marta Perry Perry is a native of Pennsylvania, and uses her experiences growing up in the Keystone State as inspiration for her many successful series about the Amish communities in the region, including several Cozy Mystery series. Most of her series are more focused around a set of personalities or a location than a single protagonist. Her Three Sisters Inn series revolves around three sisters, each of whom has a novel devoted to her, while the Dark series and Watcher in the Dark series are set in the towns of Deer Run and Laurel Run respectively. (Perry also writes Amish series that are not mysteries.)
Mary Stewart A pioneer of the “romantic mystery” genre, Mary Stewart was a British novelist who wrote books of several genres, including mysteries. A graduate of Durham University with first-class honors in English, Stewart’s education was derailed by World War II but she later earned a master’s degree. Most of Stewart’s mystery novels are stand-alone works, with noteworthy entries in her bibliography including her debut novel, Madam, Will You Talk? and The Moon-Spinners, which was made into a Disney movie.
July 15, 2015
Be sure to check out the previous six entries I have written. Some of the Kindle mystery books may still be on sale. Here’s the page on my site:
July 11, 2015
If you’re interested in seeing more television and movie mysteries, make sure to visit this page on my site:
July 11, 2015
July 6, 2015
Three New Cozy Mystery Series Coming August 2015 – Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Cranberry Cove, Shelley Freydont: Newport Gilded Age, Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Pumpkin Patch
To see more new Cozy Mystery series, make sure to visit this page on my site:
July 3, 2015
July 1, 2015
June 28, 2015
June 25, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 19, 2015
(And don’t forget I have lots and lots of Cozy Mysteries by theme on this page: Cozy Mysteries by Themes)
June 17, 2015
June 16, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 11, 2015
June 6, 2015
If you’d like to see a whole lot of Cozy Mystery themes, be sure to take a look at my Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.
June 4, 2015
June 3, 2015
June 1, 2015
If you would like to see this month’s mystery book releases, here they are: June 2015 Mystery Book New Releases
Also, if you would like to see lots of the new mystery book releases that are coming our way, be sure to click on this Soon to be Released Mystery Books page link.
May 29, 2015
If you would like to see a whole lot of other recommendations by Cozy Mystery readers, be sure to take a look at the past Cozy Mystery books Recommendations by clicking on this link.
May 27, 2015
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Amanda Carmack writes the Elizabethan Mystery Series, which revolves around then Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I) and her musician, Kate Haywood. She writes romance novels as Amanda McCabe and Laurel McKee, which have earned her many award nominations. Amanda lives in Oklahoma with two cats and two dogs.
Largely responsible for popularizing detective fiction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Arthur Conan Doyle was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle held two knighthoods – a Knight Bachelor of England, and a Knight of Grace of the Order of Saint John, both earned for his humanitarian work as a volunteer doctor during the Second Boer War. Though Sherlock Holmes was by far Doyle’s most popular work, Doyle came to consider the detective with a surprising amount of ambivalence, famously slaying him off and later resurrecting him due to fan demand.
Formerly a lawyer, Shamini Flint quit her job to be a full time mom, and later became an author. After starting out with the Sasha Series and Diary Series children’s books, she went on to author the Inspector Singh Investigates Mystery Series, starring Singaporean Inspector Singh. Though Singh might seem like a slightly bumbling, over weight man, his appearance belies a keen detective’s mind and a talent for catching crooks.
Linda Rodriguez spent much of her childhood moving around with her career Navy father. Eventually she went to the University of Missouri, Kansas City, for both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, then put these to work as an administrator at the University. After retiring from administration work, she began the Skeet Bannion Mystery Series, drawing on her experience both attending and working at the University to write about Marquitta “Skeet” Bannion, the chief of campus police at a small college.
May 13, 2015
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May 1, 2015
If you would like to see the releases for this month, here they are:
April 28, 2015
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Secrets of Blue Hill Library Mystery Series Emily Thomas is the author of the Secrets of Blue Hill Library Mystery Series. The series stars Anne Gibson as its sleuth. Anne inherits her great-aunt’s old, Victorian house and asks that Anne convert it into the town’s library. While converting the Victorian into a library, Anne discovers a secret room. It’s a good thing Anne has an inquiring mind, as she decides to solve the mystery of this secret room.
Mysteries of Silver Peak Mystery Series Carole Jefferson is the author of the Mysteries of Silver Peak Mystery Series. This series features the owner of an antiques shop in Colorado. The sleuth, Sadie Speers, conducts background research on the antiques she sells in her shop. While doing these searches, she sometimes finds there are mysteries that are attached to the items, which she absolutely has got to solve!
I truly appreciate it when Cozy Mystery readers write to let me know about corrections and/or additions I need to make for pages on my Cozy Mystery site. Thanks to ALL of you who send me notes/letters. These letters/notes are the way I have heard about a lot of the Guideposts series.
Guideposts is a company that has “Inspiration. Faith. Hope.” as their mission. They have published many different mystery series (as well as non mystery series). I have finally made up their own page, that has links to all of the different Guideposts series I have on the site.
If you go to the Guideposts page, there are links that will take you directly to all nine of the series’ pages on my site.
April 10, 2015
If you’re interested in seeing more of my TV and movie recommendations be sure to visit my TV and Movies page!
April 9, 2015
Vannetta Chapman – Vanetta Chapman has worked as a teacher, a pianist, an adjunct professor of English Literature, and a church secretary, all of which have been good purposes for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. She is the author of mulitple series, including the Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, the Jacobs Family Mystery Series, and the Amish Village Mystery Series.
Maya Corrigan – Maya Corrigan is the author of the Five-Ingredient Mystery Series, starring Val Deniston, manager of
Colette London – Colette London is the pseudonym of the author of the Chocolate Whisperer Mystery Series, starring Haydon Mundy Moore, travelling chocolate connoisseur. (Recipes are included in the books.)
Rose Pressey – A resident of Kentucky, sets a lot of her mystery series in the south. Most also have a supernatural twist of some sort. Pressey writes the best selling Haunted Vintage Mystery Series, which is set in a vintage clothing shop and features its owner (Cookie Chanel) as its sleuth. Pressey also writes the Chase Charly Mystery Series, the Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery Series, the Haunted Tour Guide Mystery Series, the Haunted Renovation Mystery Series, and the Maggie,PI Mystery Series.
April 7, 2015
Here is the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page on the site, in case you’d like to see if there are any more Kindle mysteries at phenomenally cheap prices from my past entries:
April 6, 2015
April 4, 2015
If you would like to see more NEW Cozy Mystery series that are scheduled to be released by some of our favorite authors, make sure to go to the New Mystery Series page on this site.
April 1, 2015
In case you’re curious, here are this current month’s new mystery releases: April 2015
March 30, 2015
Here is a link that will take you directly to my Easter Mystery Book list page.
March 28, 2015
Also, if you are interested in seeing lots of Cozy Mystery recommendations, take a look at this page:
March 25, 2015
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March 18, 2015
The good news is that Bailey Ruth is alive and kicking! (Well, not technically, but the Bailey Ruth Mystery Series is!)
March 16, 2015
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Kerry J Charles With her previous experience as a researcher, writer, and editor for various educational institutions and museums, it should be no surprise that Kerry J Charles’s main series, the Dulcie Chambers Mystery Series (starring Dulcinea Chambers, a museum curator), draws on her rich background and experience.
Eva Gates (aka Vicki Delany) Gates might have the expertise of a computer programmer, but she is more than welcome in the arena of Cozy Mystery writing! Eva has long since retired from her “day job” and settled into writing full time – thankfully for us! Eva writes the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series which features librarian Lucy Richardson and Charles, the library cat. As Vicki Delany she writes the Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series and Klondike Mystery Series. Delany also writes the Merry Wilkinson Mystery Series.
Heather Horrocks Horrocks writes both Cozy Mysteries and romantic comedies. One of her Cozy series is the Who-Dun-Him Inn Mystery Series which features Vicki Butler, a widowed, single mom who happens to love all-things mystery, thus the sleuthing. Horrocks also writes the Bad Mothers Club Mystery Series which takes place in Denver, Colorado, and features a stay-at-home mom who sleuths outside-the-home!
T.C. LoTempio LoTempio is the loving caretaker of four precocious felines, so it’s no wonder that her Cozy Mystery series features Nick, the sleuth’s cat. Her Nick and Nora Mystery Series stars Nora Charles, sandwich shop owner, and her cat Nick, as they try to solve crimes together.
Mary Grace Murphy Murphy is a retired school teacher of 30+ years who decided to fulfill one of her life-long ambitions and write a book – fortunately for us Cozy Mystery fans! Her Noshes Up North Mystery Series stars Nell Bailey, a recently retired widow who has started a food blog. When Nell started her food review blogging, she thought honesty is the best policy, however, not everyone agrees with Nell’s negative reviews…
March 7, 2015
This list is sort of an addendum to the Dogs in Cozy Mysteries theme: Dogs are Cozy, Too!
If you are interested in seeing a whole lot more Cozy Mystery themes, make sure to go to my page Cozy Mysteries by Themes.
March 5, 2015
March 3, 2015
Be sure to drop by and take a look at the New Cozy Mystery Series page on this site. I think you’ll be happy to see several new Cozy Mystery series beginning soon! (Four of them are starting this month – March 2015.)
March 1, 2015
If you would like to take a look at the books that will be released this month, click on this link:
February 26, 2015
If you’re interested in seeing a whole lot of Cozy Mystery recommendations, make sure to go over to the Cozy Mystery Recommendations page.
February 24, 2015
If you have a few minutes, you might want to go over to my Cozy Mysteries by Themes page. I’m guessing you’ll find a few Cozy Mystery themes that pique your interest!
February 22, 2015
February 20, 2015
February 16, 2015
For more terrific Cozy Mystery themes, make sure to head over to my Cozy Mysteries by Themes page!
February 14, 2015
Ellie Alexander (aka Kate Dyer-Seeley) Alexander writes the Bakeshop Mystery Series which takes place in a small, quaint town in Oregon. Jules Capshaw is both the sleuth and an employee at her family Torte Bakeshop. This series includes recipes. As Dyer-Seeley, she writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series, which features a journalist (Meg Reed) who works at an outdoor magazine, when she’s not really an outdoor type of girl!
Sherry Harris Harris writes the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Series. Sarah’s husband has left her so she has turned to garage sale bargain shopping as a way to take her mind off her troubles. Oh, and Sarah also does a little sleuthing!
Christine Husom Husom writes the Snow Globe Mystery Series which features Cami Brooks as its sleuth. Cami is the manager at a gift shop. She teaches classes on snow globe construction. Cami has the special gift of seeing crime scenes in snow globes. Husom also writes the Winnebago County Mystery Series which is a mystery thriller series.
Maggie King King, an ex software developer, writes a Cozy Mystery series that most of us can identify with: the Book Group Mystery Series. The sleuth, Hazel Rose, is a romance writer and co-founder of a mystery book group.
Ruth Moose Moose is an ex-teacher of Creative Writing at Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hills. She now writes the Beth McKenzie Mystery Series – and is still teaching creative writing. The Dixie Dew is a Bed and Breakfast that Beth McKenzie has
February 10, 2015
(If you want to see even more Free, Cheap, or On Sale Kindle Mysteries, click on over to my Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page.)
February 9, 2015
February 5, 2015
(If you would like to see alot of different Cozy Mystery themes, click on this link to go to the Cozies Mysteries by Themes page.)
February 3, 2015
The four authors are: Leslie Budewitz (Seattle Spice Shop Mystery Series), Kathy Lynn Emerson -aka Kaitlyn Dunnett (Elizabethan Mystery Series), Diana Orgain (Love or Money Mystery Series), & Fran Stewart (A Wee Murder in My Shop).
Here is the page on my site that will show you all of the other new Cozy Mystery series that authors on this site are going to be writing in the future, please click on this link: New Cozy Mystery Book Series. (I will be adding more as I find them…)
February 1, 2015
(Here are the February 2015 Mystery Book New Releases.)
January 29, 2015
If you’re interested in seeing more Cozy Mystery recommendations, here’s the page:
January 28, 2015
January 26, 2015
January 24, 2015
January 22, 2015
(P.S. If you know of any mystery movies that I have missed, please send a comment on the blog. I know there are lots of us who would love knowing about even more mystery movies!)
January 20, 2015
January 18, 2015
Also, I have lots of TV and Movie ideas on my Cozy Mystery TV and Movies page. Be sure to take a look at the page, you will probably recognize some of the shows/movies >>> but there may be a few with which you are not familiar.
January 16, 2015
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Judith Arnold Though a long-time writer, Judith Arnold only recently began her career in Cozy Mysteries with her Lainie Lovett Still Kicking Mystery Series, starring soccer aficionada and grade-school teacher, Lainie Lovett.
Alice Boatwright Boatwright spent several years in England, inspiring her star detective of her new Ellie Kent Mystery Series, an American professor working in England. Though a divorcée, she is now the wife of a British vicar living in the English Cotswolds.
Elissa D. Grodin Though she started her career in journalism, Elissa D. Grodin quickly moved from children’s books and eventually into Cozy Mysteries! Grodin writes the Edwina Goodman Mystery Series, about a physics instructor at an Ivy League school, Cushing College. Grodin lives in Connecticut and New York with her husband, actor Charles Grodin.
Dani Pettrey Dani Pettrey is a homeschool teacher in Maryland, and considers faith a vital part of her life. Pettrey writes the Alaskan Courage Mystery Series, set in the Alaskan town of Yancey and revolving around the members of the McKenna family.
January 8, 2015
Over the past nine years, I have gotten more than several letters asking that I put a search thing-y on the site, so here it is. I hope it makes things easier for you ALL.
January 6, 2015
January 3, 2015
We are currently working on the 2014 list, so please be sure to stop by the blog and let us know which Cozy Mystery book/series was your very favorite of 2014.
January 1, 2015
As is my habit on the first day of the month, I have posted my entry about the New Mystery Releases for next month. Remember, if you want to see the list for this month, you can find it on my New Mystery Releases page. Also, if you want to see all of the covers for both this month’s releases as well as the releases for future months’ releases, you can find them on the side-bar of my Soon to be Released Mysteries page.
January 1, 2015
All I Want For Christmas is Fudge
A Christmas Howl