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A Guide to Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books and DVDs

 

What's New to the Cozy Mystery Site

July 23, 2014
The Columbo Television Mystery Movies entry is the latest addition to the TV and Movies page.

Columbo Television Mystery Movies

Click on this link to see more TV and Movies ideas.

July 19, 2014
The Nero Award Nominees are now up. Congratulations to all who were nominated!

2014 Nero Award Finalists

If you're interested in seeing more mystery book award nominees and winners, click on this link to go to the Mystery Book Awards page.

July 17, 2014
I have just posted the latest Free, Cheap, and On-Sale Kindle Mystery Books & Free, Cheap, and On-Sale Nook Mystery Books on the Cozy-Mystery blog area.

Free Cheap, and On-Sale Kindle (& Nook) Mystery Books - July 17, 2014

July 10, 2014
Here's the latest TV & Movies entry I have posted:

Rough Diamond (USA) Diamond Geezer (UK) Television Series

It stars David Jason, who played Inspector Jack Frost for many years in the British A Touch of Frost television series. For a look at more TV & Movies, click on this link:

Cozy Mystery TV and Movies page.

July 7, 2014
I just interviewed one of the most recommended Cozy Mystery authors in our monthly Cozy Mystery recommendations lists. I must tell you, I was very excited about it! Be sure to click on the link to read the interview. (I'm still excited about it!)

Interview with Lorraine Bartlett (aka Lorna Barrett & L.L. Bartlett)

(If you're new to the Cozy-Mystery site and would like to read the interviews I have done in the past, here is the Cozy Mystery Author Interview page.)

July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!

July 3, 2014
I just posted an entry about two new series that will be released by two of the authors on the Cozy Mystery site:

Two New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in August

July 1, 2014
Just up! August 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

(If you missed them, here are the July 2014 Mystery Book New Releases)

June 26, 2014
We are currently working on getting our Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations - June 2014 list together. Please stop by and tell us if you read any really terrific Cozy Mystery during the month!

Mystery Book Recommendations - June 2014

If you would like to see more recommendations from other Cozy Mystery readers, make sure to take a look at the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page.

June 23, 2014
Just up: Fourth of July Mystery Book Theme (List)

June 17, 2014
The latest theme I have added to the Cozy-Mystery site is the Baseball Mystery Book Theme:

Baseball Theme Mystery Books

June 10, 2014
I went ahead and did the FREE and Cheap Kindle format (and Nook) mystery books list a little early this month:

Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Mysteries AND Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Nook Mysteries – June 10, 2014

June 6, 2014
I have just added a new theme to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page:

Summer Cozy Mystery Books Theme

June 5, 2014
I have added four Cozy Mystery authors to the Cozy-Mystery site. All four have been recommended by Cozy Mystery readers who think they belong on the site.

Cathy Ace: Cait Morgan Mystery Series

Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlongton & Susan Furlong-Bollinger): Pippi O'Brien Mystery Series, Georgia Peach Mystery Series, and she will be taking over the Novel Idea Mystery Series

Mary Marks: Martha Rose Quilting Mystery Series

Karen Rose Smith: Caprice De Luca Mystery Series

June 1, 2014
Here is my monthly list of the mystery books that will be released during July 2014:

July 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

If you're interested in watching some of what I consider the best television shows or movies, take a look at my TV and Movies page.

May 30, 2014
I just posted the:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for June 2014

If you know of any really good mystery movies that are going to air during June 2014, please drop by and post a comment. Thank you!

May 27, 2014
We are currently telling each other about our favorite Cozy Mystery books that we have read during the month of May 2014. Please drop by and add your recommendations to our growing list:

Mystery Book Recommendations- May 2014

If you would like to see lists of Cozy Mystery books that we have recommended in the past go to the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page on this site.

May 24, 2014
I want to highlight two Cozy Mystery authors on the Cozy Mystery site who write mysteries for children. Penny Warner and Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan) were both nominated for the 2013 Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Novel (Mystery). Here is the entry I wrote about these two Cozy Mystery authors:

2013 Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Novel (Mystery)

If you are interested in seeing more Agatha Awards lists, Anthony Awards, Derringer Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, or the Nero
Awards, go to the Mystery Book Awards page on this site.

May 21, 2014
I have been trying to post the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books in the middle of the month, but this month's got away from me. I have been busy doing other things. However, I finally posted the:

Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Mysteries AND Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Nook Mysteries - May 21, 2014

If you want to take a look at the old Free/Cheap entries, click on the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page.

May 20, 2014
There are some changes a' coming for Cozy Mystery readers who are fans of Lucy Arlington's Novel Idea Mystery Series. The really great news is that this delightfully Cozy Mystery series will be continuing to be released. If you would like to read about the Lucy Arlington changes, click on the following link to go to the entry I just posted this morning called: Cozy Mystery Author Lucy Arlington Makes a Change!

May 18, 2014
I just added four new authors to the Cozy Mystery site:

Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series

Lynne E. Chandler: Mrs. Baul Investigates: Bishop Kidnapped in Egypt

Alyssa Maxwell: Gilded Newport Mystery Series


Larissa Reinhart: Cherry Tucker Mystery Series

Click here to see the entry I wrote telling you the the details about each of these four authors' Cozy Mystery series.

May 16, 2014
Here are four new holiday mystery books by authors who are already on the Cozy Mystery site:

Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block): A Catered Fourth of July (Mysteries with Recipes Mystery Series - Fourth of July)

Krista Davis: The Diva Wraps it Up (Domestic Diva Mystery Series - Christmas)

Shelley Freydont: Independence Slay (Celebration Bay Mystery Series - Fourth of July)

Deanna Raybourn: Twelfth Night (Lady Julia Mystery Series - Christmas novella)

Click here to see my entry with more the details about these four holiday mystery books: Four New Holiday Mystery Books Coming in June 2014.

If you're interested in seeing more holiday theme mystery books, click here on the Holiday Mystery Book List page. There are lots of them!

May 14, 2014
We have three authors on the Cozy Mystery site who are now starting three entirely new series.

Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton): Teapot Collector Mystery Series

Diane Kelly: Megan Luz Mystery Series

Nancy J. Parra (aka Nancy Coco): Perfect Proposals Mystery Series

Click here to see more details in the Three New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in June entry.

May 13, 2014
Congratulations to Kay H, Karen S, Hillary DR, and Joan G! You all are the winners of the Laura Childs Giveaway!

May 9, 2014
I just posted the 2013 Agatha Awards:

2013 Agatha Awards Were Given at the 2014 Malice Domestic Convention

If you are interested in more mystery book awards, visit the click here on the Mystery Book Award page.

May 7, 2014
With Mother's Day coming up very soon, I think it might be a great time to mention the mystery books that have a Mother's Day theme:

Mother's Day Mystery Book List

If you're interested in seeing more holiday theme mystery books, click here on the Holiday Mystery Book List page. There are lots of them!

May 5, 2014
I had the pleasure of doing an online interview with best selling Cozy Mystery author Laura Childs. What a treat! Here is my Laura Childs' Interview. I hope you enjoy it.

As I mentioned yesterday, Ms. Childs has graciously offered to give away four of her Cozy Mystery books: two copies of Steeped in Evil, and two copies of Eggs in a Casket. (All four of these mystery books will be autographed!) So, don't forget about the

Laura Childs Giveaway – Enter Now!

Good luck!

May 4, 2014
Tomorrow, I will be posting an interview I did with Laura Childs. Not only did Ms. Childs allow me to interview her online, but she has very generously offered to give away four of her newest Cozy Mysteries. She will be giving away two inscribed copies of Eggs in a Casket and two inscribed copies of Steeped in Evil. Here is the entry I wrote explaining how easy it is for you to enter this giveaway:

Laura Childs Giveaway – Enter Now!

Good luck!

May 1, 2014
Happy May!

I just posted a list of the mystery books that will be releasing during June 2014. These are mysteries that are written by some of the authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery site.

June 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

If you are as impatient to find out what new mystery books will be published during the rest of 2014, be sure to take a look at the Soon to be Released Mysteries page on the site. I am continuously adding new mystery books and mystery authors to this list, as I find out about them.

April 30, 2014
If you're looking for a good mystery movie that will be airing during May 2014, I have just posted:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for May 2014

Also, if you are looking for mystery movies and television shows, or just Cozy TV and movies, be sure to stop by the Cozy Mystery site's TV and Movies page.

April 26, 2014
We just started working on our Cozy Mystery recommendations for this month. If you haven't already told us about your favorite Cozy Mystery read, please drop by and do so!

Mystery Book Recommendations – April 2014

April 18, 2014
Some of you may remember way back in 2009 when I decided I was going to conduct author interviews. I started with two of the "Big Guns" in our Cozy Mystery genre: Kate Collins and Susan Wittig Albert. So, I brought back a page from the Cozy Mystery site's past:

Author Interviews page

April 16, 2014
I have (finally!) just added a new theme on my Cozies by Theme page:

Florist, Flower Shop, and Flower Farm Cozy Mystery Series

April 13, 2014
Here is the latest:

Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Mysteries AND Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Nook Mysteries – April 13, 2014

(When I make these lists I try not to include the authors from the last three Free and Cheap lists I have told you about. But I have noticed that some of the books from those lists are still "active" for their low prices, so you might want to take a look at them. They can be found on the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page, and I include the Nooks also.)

April 12, 2014
Here are latest five Cozy Mystery authors who I have added to the Cozy Mystery site. Actually, one of them (Amanda Cooper) was added about a month ago, as her "other persona" already had a page on the site.

Beverly Allen (aka Barbara Early), an ex-Electrical Engineer, writes the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery Series. Audrey Bloom is the co-owner of a flower shop in Virginia. She arranges flowers as she arranges clues.

Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton & Donna Lea Simpson): I son't think I "officially" introduced you all to Amanda Cooper. I added her page because she is our very own Victoria Hamilton. I didn't feel right about slipping her in under the radar, and just want to make sure you all know who she is. Victoria Hamilton's fans might already know she is now also Amanda Cooper. As Cooper she writes the Teapot Collector Mystery Series. (She also writes an historical/romance mystery series as Donna Lea Simpson.)

Lois Lavrisa writes the Chubby Chicks Club Mystery Series.Cat and Annie Mae are best friend sleuths in Savannah, Georgia. An interesting thing I don't think I have encountered before is the fact that Lavrisa has a spin-off of this series for young adults who like mysteries. So far she has written three Young Adult Thomson Twins Tales stories.

Dixie Lyle pens the paranormal Whiskey, Tango, and Foxtrot Mystery Series. Foxtrot is the sleuth. She works as an ultra-rich woman's administrative assistant, and as such, she is in charge of both the mansion and the grounds. She discovers that, Tango, her childhood cat is now a telepathic cat, and she also is aided by Tiny, a shape-shifting ghost dog.

Laura Morrigan writes the Call of the Wilde Mystery Series. Grace Wilde is a sleuth with telepathic abilities. She is able to communicate with animals, which is very useful to her when she is solving mysteries involving animals who are in-the-know regarding clues. The series is set in Florida.

April 10, 2014
Thank you to all of you who got me up over the 400 "Likes" mark on my Facebook page! And also, thank you to those of you who follow me on my Pinterest page. (I am slowly getting my Cozy Mysteries by Theme up on that page.)

Thank you! I feel like it's really an honor to have your "Like" votes!

April 9, 2014
I meant to introduce my Passover Mystery Books list yesterday in my entry about the Easter Mystery Books. Better late than sorry!

Passover Mystery Books List

April 8, 2014
I just wrote an entry about the Easter Mystery Books List. If you'd like to take a look at more holiday mystery books, here is the link to my Holiday Mystery Book Lists theme page.

April 3, 2014
I just posted an entry about three new Cozy Mystery series from three of the authors who are already on the Cozy Mystery Site:

Three New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in May

Dorothy Cannell: Florence Norris Mystery Series
Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannell

Hannah Dennison: Kat Standford Mystery Series
Murder at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison

Mary Ellen Hughes: Pickled and Preserved Mystery Series
The Pickled Piper by Mary Ellen Hughes

If you want to see more Cozy Mystery series that are starting this year, check out the new New Cozy Mystery Book Series page.

April 1, 2014
Welcome April! Here is my monthly entry about the mystery books which will be released next month. I put the list out a whole month early so that you can get on waiting lists, even though the books aren't out yet.

May 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

(Remember that if you want to find out about new releases by authors on the Cozy Mystery site, even earlier than a month before their release dates, you can check out the Soon to be Released Mysteries page.)

March 31, 2014
I just posted my monthly entry telling you all about the mystery movies that I have found for the upcoming month - which will be airing on television:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for April 2014

I hope you are able to find a few mystery movies this coming month that you will be very happy you watched! (Also, if you're a John Wayne fan like my younger brother, you might want to see what is in store this month on the Turner Classic Movies channel.).

March 27, 2014
We are again working on making a list with all of our favorite Cozy Mystery reads for the month:

Mystery Book Recommendations – March 2014

Please come and join us on the blog and tell us about your very favorite Cozy Mystery books that you read this month.

(To find many previous lists of Cozy Mystery reads, please visit the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendation page.)

March 22, 2014
I know I told you that I was going to start highlighting the new mystery series that some of our Cozy Mystery authors were going to be starting during the next month. I also plan to tell you about new holiday Cozy Mystery books that will be releasing during the next month. So, here are two new holiday mysteries that will be released next month:

Two New Holiday Cozy Mysteries Being Released in April

March 17, 2014
Here is the latest Cozy Mystery site Kindle Deals entry:

FREE, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle Mysteries – March 17, 2014

March 13, 2014
I have rearranged a few of the Cozy Mystery site's pages in the left-hand index column. I tried to sort of lump the pages I think go together, but am not sure if I succeeded. I started playing with the left column index because I added a new page to the site and also because I wanted to move the Holiday Mystery Book Lists page up above the alphabetized alphabet lists of authors. I guess it's my attempt at spring cleaning. (Better this way than the real scrubbing, washing, and scouring method!)

Anyway, the new page on the site is:

New Cozy Mystery Book Series

March 12, 2014
I just posted an entry about three new series - which are written by authors who are already on the Cozy Mystery site. Here is the link to the entry:

Three New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in April

March 10, 2014
I have been meaning to tell you about some of these authors for a little while, and am happy that I finally got their pages up. I have posted pages for four of the authors who you all have been telling me about and also, for a new Annie's Crafts Company mystery series that has been written in the same manner as the Annie's Attic mysteries and the Creative Woman Mystery Series.

Annie's Quilted Mystery Series  This series is published by the Annie's Crafts Company and is another series which is written by various mystery authors, all featuring the same group of women. The women in Annie's Quilted Mystery Series are members of the Nimble Thimbles Quilting Group. The series is set in Mystic Harbor, Massachusetts. I believe there will be twelve books in the series. (The company also publishes the Annie's Attic Mystery Series and the Creative Woman Mystery Series.)

Dawn Eastman writes the Family Fortune Mystery Series. The series features Clyde Fortune, an ex-policewoman who returns to her home in Michigan. Her mother is a tarot card reader and her Aunt Vi is a pet psychic. The Fortune family owns the Crystal Haven (an ideal place for those seeking psychic help) in Michigan.

Edith Maxwell has her Ph.D. in Linguistics and used to be an organic farmer. She writes the Local Food Mystery Series which features Cam Flaherty as its sleuth. Cam is an organic farmer in  Massachusetts. As Tace Baker she writes the Speaking of Mystery Mystery Series which features a Quaker Linguistics professor.

Cate Price writes the Deadly Notions Mystery Series. In this series, ex-teacher Daisy Buchanan currently manages the Great Notions Sewing and Antiques Shop in a quaint Pennsylvanian town.

Christine Wenger has a master's in both Sociology and Probation and Parole Studies. She writes the Comfort Food Mystery Series which features, Trixie Matkowski, a divorcée who manges a diner in upstate New York. (As a bonus, recipes are included in the series' mystery books.)

March 8, 2014
Now we're working on this Cozy Mystery dilemma:

New Favorite Cozy Mystery Author with a Whole Lot of Mysteries: Back-to-Back OR Spaced?

I usually try to space my books, but every once in a while I break that rule...

March 5, 2014
First of all, don't forget to spring your clocks up an hour. You don't want to be the only one who shows up an hour late for work tomorrow.

Also, if you have a few minutes, we are working on the following topic:

One Cozy Mystery Author, Multiple Mystery Series, One Preference…

We would love to hear which series you would pick over the others of some of your favorite Cozy Mystery authors.

March 4, 2014
Here is the list of the St. Patrick's Day Mysteries I have been able to find. I have looked around trying to find all of them, but if you see one (or more!) that are missing from the list, please let me know. I am always trying to update all of my holiday theme mystery lists.

St. Patrick's Day Theme Mysteries

March 1, 2014
Here we are, already in March! I just posted the:

April 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

February 28, 2014
Here are the television mystery movies that I have been able to find for next month.

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for March 2014

February 25, 2014
If you'd like to stop by and tell us about a Cozy Mystery book (or two!) you read during this month, we'd love to see you. We're currently working on  our:

Mystery Books Recommendations – February 2014

(There is a backlog of other months' mystery book recommendations on the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page.)

February 23, 2014

I just discovered that one of my favorite mystery authors is currently releasing her books under "another name">>>

Mary Kay Andrews Writing As Kathy Hogan Trocheck

I'm pretty excited to see that Kathy Hogan Trocheck (or should I say Mary Kay Andrews) has written three Callahan Garrity stories. I sure hope she is working on a Callhan book-length mystery!

February 16, 2014
The latest addition to the Free and Cheap Kindle / Nook Books page has just been added.

Free, Cheap, or On-Sale Kindle and Free Mysteries, Cheap, or On-Sale Nook Mysteries

February 14, 2014
I just started a page on Pinterest:

Cozy Mystery on Pinterest

February 12, 2014
Finally! This is the fifth part of the Paranormal Mysteries Theme. This newest entry includes those mysteries that have an Enchanted and/or Magical theme:

Magical & Enchanted Theme Mysteries

(To see more mysteries by theme, go to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.)

February 9, 2014
Here is an entry I wrote about a new-to-me author who is now on my Favorite Authors list:

Conrad Allen's Dillman Mystery Series

February 6, 2014
I just posted an entry asking if there are any Valentine's Day theme mysteries that I am missing. I have been working on updating the list, and thought I might have missed a few.

Valentine's Day theme mysteries

February 1, 2014
I just posted this list of new releases:

March 2014 Mystery Book New Releases

January 31, 2014
If you are interested in catching a mystery movie on television this month, you will probably benefit by taking a look at this entry I just posted:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for February 2014

Also, if you see any mystery movies that will be airing on television during February 2014, please feel free to drop by the blog area and tell us about them.

January 29, 2014
We are still working on January 2014's Mystery Book Recommendations so please stop by the blog area to add the mysteries you read this past month that you think the rest of us should know about (because they are so good.)

In the mean time, I just added a new Free & Cheap Kindle Mysteries AND Free & Cheap Nook Mysteries - January 29, 2014. Remember that in order for the mysteries to qualify as being cheap, they have to cost $4.99 or less.

January 26, 2014
We are currently working on getting the January 2014 Mystery Book Recommendations up. You are welcome to come by and tell us about your favorite Cozy Mystery read during this month. We're over at the blog area.

Mystery Book Recommendations - January 2014

(I have the past months recommendations on the Cozy Mystery Recommendations page.)

January 23, 2014
I absolutely cannot believe that I am getting four more mystery authors posted this soon. It seems like it usually takes me for EVER to finally get pages made up for authors.

Anyway, here are four newest additions of authors to the Cozy Mystery site:

Alice Duncan
Duncan writes the
Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery Series that features a tarot and séance psychic medium in 1920s California. Duncan also writes the Mercy Alcutt Mystery Series, which is also set in 1920s California and features the owner of a rooming house. Duncan's third series is the Annabelle Blue Mystery Series which takes place in 1920s New Mexico and features a sleuth who works in her family's dry goods store.

Barbara Graham
Graham writes the
Quilted Mystery Series. This series features a husband and wife sleuthing team. Tony Abernathy is the sheriff and Theo is the owner of a quilt shop in Tennessee.

Dee Henderson
Henderson pens the
O'Malley Family Mystery Series. This series features a group of adults who have formed their own family. All six of the members hold jobs that enable them to help others. Among the professions are a hostage negotiator, a U.S. marshal, a fireman, and a paramedic.

Kate Parker
Parker writes the
Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series. This series takes place in Victorian London and features Georgia Fenchurch, an antiquarian bookseller who is a member of a secret "Archivist Society".

January 21, 2014
I found a few more television mystery movies that will be playing this January, so I thought I had better tell you ALL about them. Here is my blog entry that lists the movies:

Even More Television Mystery Movies for January 2014.

January 19, 2014
Here is the third part of the "Medical Field" Sleuths in Mystery Books. These mystery book sleuths are not doctors, nurses, nor are they midwives. They are Herbalist Sleuths and Apothecary Sleuths, Ambulance Driver Sleuths, Medical Fraud Investigator Sleuths, Medical Examiner Sleuths and Deputy Coroner Sleuths, Forensic Pathologist Sleuths and Forensic Anthropologist Sleuths, Forensic Sculptor Sleuths, Hospital Patient Representative Sleuths, Forensic Psychiatrist Sleuths, Meal Delivery Program Director Sleuths, and even Undertaker Sleuths, Alternative Healer Sleuths, and Naturopathic Doctor Sleuths.

Mystery Books Theme: Main Sleuth Who Is In the Medical Field (Sort of…)

January 17, 2014
Some of you have told me about authors who you believe belong on the Cozy Mystery site. Thank you!

The four newest mystery author additions to the site are

Sandi Ault: Ault writes the Wild Mystery Series. This series is set in Taos, New Mexico and features Jamaica Wild as its sleuth. Jamaica is an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The first mystery in this series won the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award.

Kathi Daley: Several of you told us about the holiday mysteries you enjoyed reading this past holiday season that were written by Kathi Daley. (I will be adding her to the Cozy Mystery Authors Who Write Primarily Holiday-Themed Books list.) Daley writes both the Zoe Donovan Mystery Series, which features an animal rehab and location officer and her dog, Charlie, and the TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery Series, which features a high school teacher as its sleuth.

Gale Deitch: Deitch writes the Trudie Fine Mystery Series, which features Trudie Fine, the co-owner of a catering company. This series is set in Washington, D.C. and will be on the Culinary theme list as well as the Mysteries with Recipes theme list.

Jill Marie Landis: Landis used to teach Kindergarten but now focuses her time writing the Tiki Goddess Mystery Series. Em Johnson is a newly divorced woman who takes a job as the manager of the Tiki Goddess Bar because she is broke. She is helped in her sleuthing by a dance troupe of senior ladies who go by the name of the Hula Maidens. This series (which is set in Hawaii) was described to me as a "clean and funny" mystery series. Landis also writes a contemporary romantic suspense series called the Twilight Cove Mystery Series.

January 15, 2014
I just posted the latest of my Cheap Kindle (and Nook) Mysteries on the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page. To qualify for this list, the mystery books have to cost less than $5.00.

Cheap Kindle Mysteries AND Cheap Nook Mysteries – January 15, 2014

January 14, 2014
Now that we have a Sleuths Who Are Doctors/Physicians theme, we definitely need a theme that covers Nurses and a theme that covers Midwives. I went ahead and lumped them together since I only have two authors on the Cozy Mystery site who write mysteries with midwives as their amateur sleuths.

Sleuths Who Are Nurses and/or Midwives

January 12, 2014
The Hallmark Movie channel will be running a marathon of the Mystery Woman television shows, this coming weekend, so I thought I would quickly post my entry for the show. If you're interested in taking a look at some of the other movies and television shows that I have written about, you can find them on the Cozy Mystery TV & Movies page.

Mystery Woman Television Show

January 10, 2014
It is so strange having to remind myself that it is now 2014! Where is the time going? Does anyone remember all of the crazy speculation when 1999 turned into 2000? (All that talk about how all of the computers in the world going berserk because they had to change the date to the new millennium! Good grief!)

I just posted a new mystery book theme on the site's theme page:

Sleuths Who Are Doctors / Physicians

January 4, 2014
We are just now getting our annual best of the best Cozy Mystery Books list together:

Favorite Cozy Mystery Books for 2013

Please drop by the Cozy Mystery Blog area to add your very favorite Cozy Mystery Book that you read during 2013. And then be sure to take a look at what mysteries the rest of us are recommending.

January 1, 2014
Happy New Year! I hope All of you have a terrific 2014, and that it is both a healthy and happy year for you and yours.

I have just posted the Cozy Mystery New Releases for February 2014.

December 30, 2013
I just posted the television mystery movies that I am aware of for the upcoming month. If you know of any other television mystery movies that look particularly good, please post a comment on the entry. Thanks!

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for January 2014

December 27, 2013
We are working on our December 2013 Cozy Mystery book recommendations. The monthly recommendations lists are made up by Cozy Mystery readers, like you! Please drop by if you read a terrific Cozy this month and would like the rest of us to know about it.

Mystery Books Recommendations – December 2013

December 27, 2013
The Cozy Mystery site just became a member at Facebook!

Cozy Mystery on Facebook

December 13, 2013
Last weekend the Wolfe Pack (named for Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe) had their annual Black Orchid gala and announced the winner of their Nero Award as well as the winner of their Black Orchid Novella Award. I just wrote an entry naming the winners:

Nominees and Winners of the 2013 Nero Award & the 2013 Black Orchid Novella Award

December 12, 2013
I have just added a "major page" (which can be found on the left-hand column of page entries) to the site: the Soon to be Released Mysteries page
. I have recently heard from a few people who told me that they would rather find out about new mystery book releases earlier than just a month before their publication date, like I do in the New Mystery Book Releases entries. So, I am going to start posting the mysteries as I find them on this page. The current page takes us June 2014's mystery book releases.

Soon to be Released Mysteries page

December 8, 2013
We are currently working on a list of our favorite mystery books that take place in Christmas:

Christmas Mystery Book List Recommendations

December 4, 2013
I just found some more Christmas mysteries which I have added to the authors' alphabetized Christmas mysteries pages.

More Christmas Mysteries

December 1, 2013
I just posted the January 2014 Mystery Book New Releases.

November 30, 2013
If you're looking for a mystery movie, then you should take a look at what mystery movies are showing in January:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for December 2013

November 27, 2013
We are currently working on our November 2013 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations. Hope you'll stop by and tell us about some of the favorite mystery books you read this past month.

Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - Nov. 2013

November 21, 2013

Here is a list of some really good Thanksgiving mystery books. This list is a compilation of several Cozy Mystery readers. (If you would like to add a Cozy Mystery that you think should be on the list, please post a comment on the entry.)

Thanksgiving Mystery Book List Recommendations

Nvember 18, 2013
A Cozy Mystery reader just told me about this Janet Evanovich sale they are having on her Stephanie Plum mysteries in Kindle and Nook format. I hadn't planned on doing another one of these entries so soon after the last one, but I don't know how long the sale will last. So, here it is:

Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books AND Free & Cheap Nook Mystery Books – November 18, 2013

November 17, 2013
I am in a rush to get these four mystery authors added to the Cozy Mystery site. They are all mystery authors who some of you wrote and suggested I add to the site. (It seems that as soon as I post your recommended authors, I receive more authors' names to post. Sorry it takes me so long to get the authors added to the site.)

Leslie Budewitz: Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series
Budewitz, a lawyer, writes the Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series which is set in Montana. Erin Murphy is the manager of the general store in a lake resort community.

Tonya Kappes: Magical Cures Mystery Series, Divorced Diva Mystery Series, Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery Series, & Beyond the Grave Series
Kappes writes both paranormal and non-paranormal mystery series.

Carla Neggers: Sharpe & Donovan Mystery Series, the FBI Series, Black Falls Series, the U.S. Marshall Series, Texas Rangers Series, & Swift River Valley Series
Neggers is a New York Times Best Selling author who has several (see above) mystery series as well as romance series and Stand Alones.

Barbara Ross: Maine Clambake Mystery Series
Ross at one time managed an inn on Maine's harbor. She uses this past experience as the basis of her Maine Clambake Mystery Series. She also edits a crime/mystery anthology every November which includes stories by some of New England's authors.

November 15, 2013
I have just posted Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books AND Free & Cheap Nook Mystery Books – November 15, 2013. All of the mystery books on this list cost $5.00 or less.

November 13, 2013
I have just added the McBride Television Series to the TV & Movies page.

November 9, 2013
As I mentioned that I would do, here are the five newest additions of Cozy Mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery site:

B.B. Cantwell: Portland Bookmobile Mystery Series
B.B. Cantwell is a husband and wife writing duo (Brian and Barbara Cantwell). Their sleuth is Hester McGarrigle, a bookmobile librarian in Portland. (Incidentally, Barbara was at one time a bookmobile librarian in Portland. Her husband is a newspaper journalist.)

Jessie Crockett: Sugar Grove Mystery Series AND
Granite State Mystery Series
Crocket's Sugar Grove Mystery Series has, as its sleuth, Dani Greene. Dani returns home to work on her family's maple sugar farm in New Hampshire. Crocket's other series, the Granite State Mystery Series also takes place in New Hampshire.

Constance and Gwenyth Little: Stand Alone Mysteries
Both Constance and Gwenyth Little were born in Australia, but later on they moved to New Jersey. These sisters collaborated on all of their mystery books. There is speculation that they would be famous had they written their mysteries in a series format. (All of the titles of their books include the word "black" - except for the first book, which has the word "grey" in it.)

Tyora Moody: Eugeena Patterson Mystery Series
Eugeena is a recently widowed grandmother who used to be a Social Studies teacher in South Carolina. Unfortunately, Eugeena has developed Diabetes, which plays into the mysteries. (Patterson is a Christian author.)

November 1, 2013
Here are the
December 2013 Mystery Book New Releases.

October 30, 2013
We are still working on our October 2013 Mystery Book Recommendations, but I wanted to be sure to mention that I just put up the Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for November 2013. (click on the link to access the list of mystery movies) There are quite a few movies on the list, but if you know of a mystery movie that will be airing during November 2013 that I don't have on the list, please feel free to post a comment and I will add it to the list.  Thank you!

October 27, 2013
We are currently working on coming up with a list of our October 2013 Mystery Book Recommendations.

October 17, 2013
Here is the newest theme to the Cozy Mystery site:

Mystery Books with a Cards Theme: Poker, Bridge, Gambling, & Card Games Mysteries.

October 15, 2013
We have gotten together and made up a list of our:

Favorite Halloween Mystery Books.

October 13, 2013
I have finally posted the authors who feature Nevada as their settings.

Mystery Books that Take Place in Nevada

October 11, 2013
A Cozy Mystery reader reminded me that I have several more states to get posted, and asked that I start with Wisconsin. (She's a fan of Hannah Reed's Queen Bee Mystery Series.)

Mystery Books that Take Place in Wisconsin

October 8, 2013
You might be very interested in this particular entry's comments by Cozy Mystery readers. I asked everyone to name the two authors they would want to take with them to a deserted island. (Well, not the actual authors, but their books/series.) I was quite surprised by some of the answers.

One Deserted Island, Two Authors, Lots of Series, Lots of Pseudonyms...

October 1, 2013
Here are the Cozy Mystery books that are scheduled to be published during November 2013:

November 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

September 29, 2013
If you enjoy mystery movies, you might be interested in taking a peak to see what October's television schedule has in store for you. I just posted:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for October 2013

If you know of any mystery movies that I haven't listed, please post a comment on the entry.

September 26, 2013
We are starting to work on our monthly
Cozy Mysteries recommendations. If you haven't done so already, please stop by and tell us about the Cozy Mystery books you read during September 2013 that were terrific reads for you.

Cozy Mysteries Recommendations – September 2013

September 6, 2013
Five recently added mystery authors to the site are:

Laurie Cass: Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series
Minni Hamilton is a librarian in Michigan who, along with her rescue cat (Eddie) drives a bookmobile for her patrons.

Christine DeSmet: Fudge Shop Mystery Series
DeSmet is a a faculty associate at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. Her sleuth is Ava Oosterling, a Wisconsin fudge maker who has her shop in her grandfather's bait shop.

Rosie Genova: Italian Kitchen Mystery Series
Genova, an English and Journalism teacher, writes this series which features a sleuth who ordinarily is a mystery author. Her slueth, Victoria Rienzi, has returned home to be a chef in her family's Italian restuarant.

Carol Ann Martin: Weaving Mystery Series
Della Wright owns a weaving shop in North Carolina where she teaches weaving classes, as well as solves mysteries.

Caroline Miller: Stand Alone Mysteries
Miller has taught English at both the college and high school levels. She writes Stand Alone mysteries.

September 4, 2013
I have finally gotten a Free and Cheap Kindle (& Nook) Mystery Books list together:

Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books and Free & Cheap Nook Mystery Books - September 4, 2013.

September 1, 2013
As I said last month, I'm going to try to get these monthly mystery book new releases posted on the first of the previous month. Also, I am now posting the authors' new releases on their own pages as I find them, and am not waiting until I put this list out. That way, if you have a very favorite author and you absolutely want to know if he/she is publishing a new mystery, I should have the mysteries listed way before their publication.

October 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

August 29, 2013
Here is the Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for September 2013.

August 26, 2013
We are currently working on getting our monthly mystery book recommendations together:

August 2013 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations

August 23, 2013
I finally got the Holiday Mystery Book theme page changed to my liking. Before this undertaking I had mixed the Valentine's Day mysteries in with the St. Patrick's Day mysteries. And, I think I had the Easter mysteries lumped in with the Fourth of July mysteries, as well as the Mother's Day mysteries and the Father's Day mysteries. It was sort of a mess. I have changed the themes to include just one particular holiday, which should make it a lot easier for all of you.

Holiday Mystery Book Lists

August 21, 2013
We are currently making up a list of mystery authors who we think would fill the bill for you if you have a hankering for M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney) but are all up-to-date with her mysteries.

Authors Similar to M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney

Please drop by the blog area and post a comment if you think you know of a mystery author who definitely should be on this list. Thanks!

August 17, 2013
I have finally added some more mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery site. This time I added six new authors:

C.A. Belmond writes the Penny Nichols Mystery Series. Penny is an American heiress in Europe who travels through England with her (distant) cousin, Jeremy, a British barrister. I will be adding these mysteries to both the Rich Sleuths theme list and the British theme, even though Penny is an American  >>> her "tour guide" is British.

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra) As Nancy Coco she writes the Candy-Coated Mystery Series. This series features Allie McMurphy and is set on Mackinaw Island, Michigan. Allie works in her family's historic hotel which has a popular fudge shop.

Shelley Costa pens the Miracolo Mystery Series, which features Eve Angelotta as its sleuth. Eve is the chef in her family's Italian restaurant. (Costa has her PhD in English and teaches creative writing at the college level.)

Kathie Deviny writes the Grace Church Mystery Series. This series features an Episcopalian priest, Father Robert Vickers in Seattle, Washington. (Deviny has both her bachelor's and master's in social work and is the wife of an Episcopalian priest.)

Abigail Keam writes the Josiah Reynolds, Beekeeper Mystery Series. These mysteries feature a retired history professor who not only solves mysteries but she is also a beekeeper who sells her honey at the farmer's market.

Liz Mugavero is the author of the Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food Mystery Series. These mysteries feature Stan Connor and her Main Coon Cat, Nutty. Stan is an ex-corporate public relations executive who now lives in a small town in Connecticut where she makes delicious gourmet pet food. (Mugavero has her master's degree in writing.)

Nancy J. Parra (aka Nancy Coco) Parra has her MA in writing. As Nancy J. Parra she writes the Baker's Treat Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, a baker who specializes in gluten free baking. Toni Ryder is the name of this gluten-free baker/sleuth.

August 1, 2013
I have had several people write and ask me if I would post these entries a little earlier than I do. So, I'm going to try to move the mystery book new releases up to the first of the month before the releases come out.

September 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

July 30, 2013
I decided to get this posted a day or two early - depending on when you read the entry. This way, you will have time to set up your recorders. My Sage goes out two weeks in advance, so I already have many of these shows lined up to record.

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for August 2013

July 26, 2013
It's that time again! We are currently working on getting our July 2013 Cozy Mystery Recommendations together:

Cozy Mysteries Recommendations – July 2013

(Here is the page that has all of the Cozy Mysteries recommendations since we started doing them.)

July 25, 2013
Sheila told us about:

Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler is FREE on Kindle & Nook

If You are interested in seeing some other Free and Cheap Kindle Mysteries, you can click on this link to take you to the appropriate page. (I have included some of the Nook links as well.)

July 23, 2013
Several Cozy Mystery readers suggested that I get the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries television show, which I finally did. My husband and I have been making our way through this Australian TV series, and we have been enjoying it immensely. The show is based on Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Mysteries. Here is the entry I wrote about it:

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Television Show

July 21, 2013
We are attempting to make up a list of Romantic Cozy Mysteries. This isn't as easy as one would think! It's just so doggone subjective!

Romantic Cozy Mysteries

July 17, 2013
The newest Kindle Great Deals Entry is about Shirley Rousseau Murphy's Joe Grey Mysteries:

Shirley Rousseau Murphy – Joe Grey Cat Mysteries … Wonderful Kindle Sale (and Nook Sale)

July 16, 2013
I just posted
:

Fantastic Kindle Deals for 3 of Charles Todd's Bess Crawford (Historical) Mysteries

July 14, 2013
I finally did it! I have gotten more than just a few requests from Cozy Mystery readers asking that I put up a theme that includes mystery books that have recipes in them. so, here it is:

Mysteries with Recipes AND Recipe Books by Mystery Authors

(Yes, I sort of piggy-backed the recipe books onto this theme, thinking that they have quite a bit in common.)

(There are more themes on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

July 9, 2013
The newest theme on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page is:

Plus Sized Sleuths / Full-Figured Sleuths

July 8, 2013
I just posted an entry about Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone Mystery Series Kindle books being on sale right now.

July 5, 2013
Here are the August 2013 Mystery Book New Releases.

July 2, 2013
I just posted the Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for July 2013.

June 28, 2013
We are currently working on our June 2013 Mystery Book Recommendations. If you'd like to tell us about an author who you read this past month >>> you know >>> an author (or book) that you thought is absolutely terrific. The rest of us would like to know about him/her (it). Thanks!

June 26, 2013
Yow! I'm on a roll!

Here are five additional mystery authors who I have just added to the Cozy Mystery site. These five authors come recommended by some of this site's Cozy Mystery readers.

Maggie Bishop  Bishop has her MBA, and writes the Appalachian Adventure Mystery Series. This series features Jemma Chase, the daughter of the owners of a guest ranch in North Carolina.

James Hime  Hime was nominated for the Edgar Award Best First Novel in 2004. He writes the Jeremiah Spur Mystery Series, which is set in a small town in Texas. Jeremiah is a retired Texas Ranger.

Amy Metz  Metz, a former school teacher, writes the Goose Pimple Junction Mystery Series, which features Tess Tremaine. Tess moves to this quaint, southern town.

Lane Stone  Stone pens the Tiara Investigations Mystery Series. This series features three (middle aged) ex-beauty queens who now devote their time to solving mysteries.

Lois Winston  Winston's Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series is set in New Jersey. Anastasia is a widow with two sons, as well as the craft editor for a crafting magazine. Winston is an award-winning needlework and craft designer.

June 24, 2013
I have just added five new mystery authors who you all have told me about. The five newest mystery author additions to the Cozy Mystery site are:

Cassandra Chan  Chan writes a mystery series which is set in England and has two best friends as the sleuths. Chan's Phillip Bethancourt & Jack Gibbons Mystery Series centers around a detective at Scotland Yard and his ultra rich friend from his college days.

Roberta Gellis   Gellis writes the Magdaline la Batarde Mystery Series. The person who recommended this series said it is very similar to Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael Mystery Series.

Susan Elia MacNeal  MacNeal's Maggie Hope Mystery Series has been recommended by several people. This series features an American typist in London during the 1940s.

Bernadette Pajer  Pajer writes the Professor Bradshaw Mystery Series. This series takes place in the state of Washington during the early 1900s. Professor Bradshaw not only teaches electrical engineering, but he is also an inventor.

Debbie Viguié   Viguié is the author of the Psalms 23 Mystery Series. This series features two sleuths from different religious backgrounds. One is a church secretary and the other is a Reformed Rabbi. (Viguié sets her mysteries during different holidays.)

June 21, 2013
I just posted an entry with the 2013 PBS Masterpiece Mystery Schedule. Not only are we going to be treated with Inspector Lewis, but Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (and his assistant Sam) will be back.

June 17, 2013
The 2013 Nero Award Nominees have just been named. (Click on this link if you would like to see other mystery book awards.)

June 14, 2013
I have just added a new state to the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page:

Mystery Books that Take Place in Tennessee

June 12, 2013
The newest author to the site is Hy Conrad. Conrad is now writing the Mr. Monk Mystery Series, as well as the Abel Adventures Mystery Series. Conrad was one of the writers (as well as co-executive producer) for the Monk television show. He was also a writer and consulting producer for the White Collar television show.

June 10, 2013
The latest Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – June 10, 2013
has just been posted.

June 5, 2013
I just posted the July 2013 Mystery Book New Releases entry.

June 1, 2013
Happy June!
Here are the mystery movies that will air this month:

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for June 2013

May 26, 2013
We are currently working on the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for May 2013. These are books that we, Cozy Mystery aficionados, have read this past month - that we think other Cozy Mystery book lovers should know about.

(If you're interested in seeing LOTS of Cozy Mystery recommendations, submitted by LOTS of Cozy Mystery readers, here's the link.)

May 24, 2013
I (finally!) added this year's Anthony Award Nominees:

Bouchercon XLIV, More Commonly Known as Bouchercon 2013, Or Even Anthony Awards 2013!

Congratulations to all of these mystery authors!

May 22, 2013
A Touch of Frost
, yet another really good British television mystery series, has just been added to my TV and Movies page.

May 17, 2013
I usually add four new-to-the-site authors at a time, however since I am so behind in posting authors I decided to add six (although two of them write their series together using both of their names) new-to-the-site mystery authors this time. Remember, these are authors who I haven't read yet, but who come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers.

Sparkle Abbey   Abbey is actually two authors who collaborate on the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. (The two authors are Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter.) The Pampered Pets series takes place in California and features two sleuths: Mel Langston, owner of Bow Wow Boutique and Caro Lamont, an ex-psychologist turned pet therapist.

Barbara Burgess   Burgess, along with Blanche Day Manos, writes the Darcy / Flora Mystery Series. This series is set in a friendly, small town in Oklahoma. The series features two sleuths: Darcy Cambell and her mother, Flora Tucker.

Alyse Carlson   Carlson writes the Garden Society Mystery Series which is set in Virginia. Camelia Harris is a P.R. promoter for the exclusive Roanoke Garden Society.

Diane Kelly  Kelly is an ex lawyer and tax accountant, so it makes sense that she writes the Tara Holloway Death and Taxes Mystery Series. Tara works for the IRS as a criminal investigator in Dallas, Texas.

Blanche Day Manos   Manos, along with Barbara Burgess, writes the Darcy / Flora Mystery Series. This series is set in a friendly, small town in Oklahoma. The series features two sleuths: Darcy Cambell and her mother, Flora Tucker.

Earl H. Smith   Smith was both a professor and a dean of a college in Maine before he decided to write fiction. His stand alone humorous mystery (The Dam Committee) takes place in a small town in Maine.

May 15, 2013
I finally got this most recent list together:

Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – May 15, 2013

May 12, 2013
While this isn't a real in-depth review of this television show, I did write a little something about the Hazel show, which aired in the 1960s.

May 5, 2013
Here are the June 2013 Mystery Book New Releases. I hope at least one of your favorite authors is publishing in June!

May 1, 2013
I just added a list of mystery movies that will be showing on the Turner Classic Movies channel during May 2013. (I have also added two movies to that list which feature one of my favorite comic actresses: Judy Holliday.)

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for May 2013

April 28, 2013
The
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for April 2013 are being posted right now. I hope to see your favorite Cozy Mystery authors on the list!

Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - April 2013

For even more months' Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, click on this link.

April 24, 2013
The newest mystery related television show I have added to the site is:

Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder

(Yes, this is the same Julian Fellowes from Downton Abbey and Gosford Park.)

April 22, 2013
We just got a list together for all of you new-bies to Cozy Mystery Culinary books. This list is actually good for people who already read Cozy Culinary Mystery books:

Where to Start with Culinary Cozy Mystery Series…

April 10, 2013
I just added a list of television movies that are coming up during April, which, since they are mystery movies, I thought a lot of you would enjoy.

Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for April 2013

April 6, 2013
I have just posted the May 2013 Mystery Book New Releases.

April 2, 2013
I have just added four mystery authors to the site - who some of you have told me belong on the site. The four newest additions are:

Allen B. Boyer: Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery Series: The main character in this series is a retired police officer who now finds herself living in a retirement home. Bess finds that her skills come in handy, and is able to solve all sorts of mysteries that arise at the home.

Beverly Connor: Diane Fallon Forensic Investigations Mystery Series AND Lindsay Chamberlain Archaeology Mystery Series: Connor is an archaeologist who has worked in both South Carolina and Georgia. Both of these forensic field series take place in Georgia.

Morag Joss: Sara Selkirk Mystery Series: Morag has her MA in English and also has advanced training in singing. The main character in this series is a world renown cellist who lives in Bath, England. Joss has won A Dilys Award and a Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award, as as an an Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Jana Lynn Shellman: Poppy Hannah Mystery Series: Shellman is a paralegal who writes a series which has a paralegal as its main sleuth. The difference is that Poppy is a psychic paralegal!

March 26, 2013
We are currently working on our Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for March 2013. These are recommendations from people who enjoy reading Cozy Mystery books.

Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - March 2013

For even more months' Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, click on this link.

March 22, 2013
This show is the sequel to Yes, Minister - which I just posted two days ago. Yes, Prime Minister starts pretty much where Yes, Minister leaves us. If you are interested in seeing more entries about other shows and movies, you can find them on my TV and Movies page.

March 20, 2013
I have just posted an entry about a show my family has enjoyed a lot: Yes, Minister. While it is not a mystery show, it is a really good British comedy series.

March 8, 2013
The Cozy Mystery List April 2013 Mystery Book New Releases entry has just posted.

March 5, 2013
As you all know, I make pages for authors who you have recommended to me. These are authors who you think belong on the Cozy Mystery site. Here are the four newest additions to the site. Thank you for your recommendations!

Cynthia Gallant-Simpson writes the Nantucket Culinary Mystery Series, which features a caterer/sleuth named India Street. Gallant-Simpson's other series is the Deady Mystery Series. This series takes place in Cape Cod, and features Liz Ogilvie-Smythen, a British expatriate who has inherited the Cranberry Inn.

Stuart M. Kaminsky pens the Toby Peters Mystery Series. This series features a private detective who works for the big Hollywood studios during the 1940s. As such, you will find Hollywood stars like Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, and Judy Garland in these Toby Peters mysteries.

K.D. McCrite, a psychologist, writes the Eastgate Mystery Series. This series is set in Arkansas and features Carrie Jean Lockwood, an assistant pastor. McCrite is also the author of several Annie's Attic Mystery Series books.

Patricia Rockwell, an ex professor, writes two mystery series. Rockwell's Essie Cobb, Senior Sleuth Mystery Series features sleuths Essie, Opal, Marjorie, & Fay, a group of senior ladies at an assisted living facility. Rockwell's Pamela Barnes, Acoustic Mystery Series features a psychology professor who is also an acoustics expert.

February 28, 2013
We are currently working on Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for February 2013. (Remember that these recommendations come from other Cozy Mystery readers.) And, if you'd like to take a look at other months' Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, you can find them on this page.

February 22, 2013
The newest item on the Cozy Mystery site is the page with the rest of the great Kindle deals that BB has told us about. No sooner do I get these posted, than BB has told us about even more great Kindle deals. I'll be posting those in the near future.

Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books - Feb. 22, 2013

February 20, 2013
Mystery Books that Take Place in Mississippi
is the latest theme I have added to the site. Remember, the Cozy Mystery by Theme page has a whole lot of other themes you might enjoy looking at.

February 18, 2013

Mystery Books that Take Place in Montana is the newest theme on the Cozy Mysteries by theme page.

February 15, 2013
I just added the Free Kindle Mystery Books and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books - Feb. 15, 2013 list. I am currently working on the second half of the list, which hopefully will be up shortly.

February 12, 2013
Here is yet another state which several authors set their mystery books in:

Mystery Books that Take Place in Missouri

February 8, 2013
The March 2013 Mystery Book New Releases has just been posted on the Cozy Mysteries New Releases page:

March 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

February 6, 2013
Janean asked if I had a list of mystery authors who use cruise ships as their settings. The latest theme on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page is:

Mystery Books that Take Place on Cruise Ships

February 4, 2013
I have been meaning to add some more state themes to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page. Here is the first addition in a while:

Mystery Books that Take Place in Kansas

January 26, 2013
Here is the first Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for the brand new year:

Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - January 2013

January 19, 2013
The newest TV and Movie addition to the site is:

As Time Goes By

My husband and I really like this show. It's not a mystery show, but it is very Cozy!

January 17, 2013
Here are the four newest author additions to the Cozy Mystery site. These are all authors who some of you have recommended as belonging on the site.

Patricia Driscoll writes the Grace Oliver Mystery Series. This series features an ex-probation officer who now owns an antique lamp shop in Cape Cod. (Patricia Driscoll is also an ex-probations officer.)

Maureen Jennings writes three different series: the Murdoch Mystery Series (set during the 1890s), the Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery Series (set during WW II), and the Christine Morris Mystery Series, about a Canadian forensic profiler living in Scotland. (Many of you may be familiar with her
Murdoch Mysteries television series.)

Sharon Rose pens the Parson's Cove Cozy Mystery Series. This series features Mabel Wickles & Flori Flanders, two senior citizen sleuths.

Lauren Willig is the Harvard Law graduate who devotes her time to writing the New York Times bestselling series, the Pink Carnation Mystery Series. This series features Eloise Kelly, a Cambridge, Massachusetts Ph.D. candidate working on her dissertation in Napoleonic era spies.

January 8, 2013
That seems so odd to type! 2013! (You might find a few 2012 typos during the next few months.)

I just added the February 2013 Mystery Book New Releases list to the site.

January 2, 2013
Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is a great year for ALL of us!

I just added:

Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – Jan. 2, 2013

December 2012
We are currently working on our monthly recommendations.

Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - December 2012

December 21, 2012
I just posted a new page of Cheap Kindle Deals.

Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – Dec. 21, 2012

December 19, 2012
The four newest (to the Cozy Mystery site) authors who you all have recommended for me to add to the site are:

Jeffrey Allen: Stay at Home Dad Mystery Series
Deuce Winters is the stay at home dad/sleuth in this series. When he's not solving mysteries he's holding the fort down at home, or coaching his daughter's soccer team.

Mary Lou Kirwin: Librarian Mystery Series
Karen Nash is a librarian in a Minnesota small town. Not only does she solve the mystery of where to shelf the books, but she also solves "real" mysteries.

Anna Loan-Wilsey: Hattie Davish "Have Typewriter Will Travel Msytery Series
Hattie lives in the USA during the late 19th century. She goes to different locales as a skilled typist and traveling secretary (and sleuth!)

Staci McLaughlin: Blossom Valley Mystery Series
Dana Lewis is a junk food fanatic who moves back home to help take care of her recently widowed mother. Dana gets a job at an organic farm and spa, and also sleuths.

December 7, 2012
It seems odd to be already thinking of 2013. As difficult as it seems, it's already that time of year. Time to start memorizing 201
3, rather than 2012.

Here's my first 2013. I just added the January 2013 Mystery Book New Releases

November 30, 2012
Getting ready for our Holiday Reading. I asked Cozy Mystery readers to recommend their very favorite Christmas or Hanukkah Mystery Book and here is the list we all came up with:

Best Christmas Cozy Mystery Book

November 27, 2012
We are again making a list of all the Cozy Mystery authors (and some not so Cozy!) who we read during this past month. If you'd like to add your favorite authors to the list, please do!

Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations for November 2012

November 25, 2012
Here is a new list of Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books - Nov. 25, 2012.

November 20, 2012
The newest mystery book theme is:

Mystery Book Series with Music / Musician Theme

(Remember there are more Cozy Mysteries by Theme on this page.)

November 14, 2012
I'm not sure whether or not people are tired of my Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books. I get letters from people who enjoy them, but (luckily for me!) I don't get letters from people who are weary of them. I know that a lot of you don't have Kindles, so I have decided to do this a little differently from now on. Instead of listing them in the blog area of the Cozy Mystery site, I'm going to make pages on the main site, and just post a very short blog entry each time I update the list, so that you know there is a new list

Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books - Nov. 14, 2012

November 13, 2012
I have just added the four newest mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery. Remember, these authors have been recommended to me as authors who Cozy Mystery site readers think belong on the site.

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Cumberland Creek Mystery Series. This series has, as its sleuth, an ex-investigative journalist who is now a stay-at-home mom. She lives in Virginia, and also happens to be a scrapbooker.

Mary Jane Clark pens the Piper Donovan Wedding Cake Mystery Series. The series' sleuth is Piper Donovan, an actress. Although Piper would rather be acting, she has become a professional cake decorator in her family's bakery business.

Claire Donally writes the Sunny & Shadow Mystery Series. Sunny is a newspaper reporter who has returned to her home town in Maine to take care of her ailing father. Sunny's sidekick is Shadow, her newly acquired stray tomcat.

Donna McLean writes the Sparrow Falls Mystery Series. Sparrow Falls is a quaint, little town in North Carolina. The sleuths in the series are Addie McRae, who has come to Sparrow Falls to find out more about her Scottish heritage, and Tilda MacArdan, a "spunky Southern lady."

November 12, 2012
I just updated Lorraine Bartlett's page. I had actually missed her Victoria Square Cookbook (Recipes to Die For). I also had missed some of L. L. Bartlett's Jeff Resnick mysteries, so I cleaned up that page. And while I was at it, I added Lorna Barrett's next (2013) mystery book release. While I was working on updating "their" pages, I found some great Kindle (and Nook) Freebies and Cheapies deals I thought I would pass along to you all.. I put these in the latest FREE Kindle Mystery Books and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books for November 12 entry.

November 7, 2012
I have just posted the December 2012 Mystery Book New Releases on the Cozy Mystery site. I was surprised to see a few Christmas theme mystery books. I thought that most of them came out in October.

Can you believe we are already at the end of the year?

October 30, 2012
We are still working on the October 2012 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, but, BB has again told us about a whole bunch of FREE Kindle Mystery Books and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books for October 30 (I thought I had better post this entry while the prices are so low... and even FREE)

Thank you so much, BB!

October 29, 2012
We are currently working on listing all of the Cozy Mystery authors who we have read during the month of October 2012. These are authors who we think other Cozy Mystery readers would enjoy reading. If you have a few mystery authors who you think we definitely need to know about, please post a comment!

Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations – October 2012

October 19, 2012
Here are a few more Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books. In this case, all of the books on this list are FREE.

October 15, 2012
I just posted an entry about an absolutely delightful British mystery show: Murder in Suburbia. My husband and I enjoyed it so much, we watched it a second time with our grown daughter.

October 16, 2012
Finally! Here are the four latest author additions to the Cozy Mystery site. They come recommended by some of you Cozy Mystery readers. Thanks!

Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart)  As Brandon, she writes the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series. With a series name like that, there is probably little doubt that this series is a paranormal mystery series. As Stuckart, she writes the Leonardo da Vinci Historical Mystery Series. The series features Dino, da Vinci's apprentice, and is set in the late
1400s.

Waverly Curtis  Waverly Curtis is the combined efforts of both Waverly Fitzgerald and Curtis Colbert. Waverly teaches adult writing classes and Curtis is the author of the Jake Rossiter & Miss Jenkins Mystery Series. Together they write the Barking Detective Mystery Series.

Molly MacRae   MacRae writes the paranormal Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series, which takes place in Tennessee. This series features a woman who inherits a wool shop, and a reluctant "former" tenant.

Andrea Penrose   Penrose has been able to use her vast knowledge of art (and history) writing the Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Series which takes place in London.

October 29, 2012
We have all just started working on getting our Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations – October 2012. These are the authors whose books we have enjoyed during this month, who we want to be sure others are acquainted with.

October 9, 2012
The November 2012 Mystery Book New Releases has just been posted. I'm happy to report there are several Christmas theme mysteries, as well as some long-awaited Cozy Mystery series favorites.

October 6, 2012
What?!? A mystery book with no murder? How can that be?

I have gotten several letters and comments asking for just those types of books. We are currently working on trying to list all of the authors who typically write mystery books without corpses. Also on the list that we are comprising are authors who wrote one or two books that don't center on morticians being gainfully employed.

Here is the entry that features Mystery Books with No Murders.

September 30, 2012
I almost forgot to mention this new page that I created on the Cozy Mystery site. I have just added the Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page, and will be posting the latest entries I write about these deals on it. Also, occasionally I will be adding authors and their books to the most recent post I have written about these freebies and cheapies, since some of them are time sensitive and I don't want to wait until the next entry I write. Please remember that these great prices sometimes change, so make sure to double-check.

September 27, 2012
The September 2012 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations are currently being submitted. These are recommendations from people (like you) who enjoy reading good Cozy Mystery books. I have found several new-to-me authors from these very helpful lists, and hope that you are able to find a few authors to enjoy. 

September 8, 2012
I just posted the October 2012 Mystery Book New Releases. (Just to remind you, these are mystery books by the authors who can be found on the Cozy Mystery site.)

September 4, 2012
I just posted my latest list of FREE Kindle Mystery Books (& Very Cheap Kindle Mystery Books).

August 29, 2012
We are currently working on the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for August 2012.

August 29, 2012
I just added the newest author (addition) to the Cozy Mystery site. Tarquin Hall writes the Vish Puri Mystery Series, which was recommended last month in the Cozy Mystery Recommendations. I bought the Kindle copy to read and was about 33% into it, when I decided that this series is simply too wonderful for me to keep to myself. I then got a copy of it from audible.com so that my husband and I can listen to it at the same time when we drive the (+/-) two hour trip up to see our daughter. My husband is now hooked on Tarquin Hall's Vish Puri Mystery Series, also. But, since the car trip is only two hours long, and because we both like the series so much, we have decided to go ahead and finish it separately - neither of us wants to wait until our next car trip to continue reading it. I am loving The Case of the Missing Servant!

August 28, 2012
I have to admit that it felt like I would never finish this particular state. Mission accomplished! I just posted 
Mystery Books that Take Place in New York. When you see how many mystery series are in the list, you will see what I mean about finally finishing. (I'm sorry it took me so long, and apologize to all of you who wrote and asked me to post New York. I think it was the most requested state, which would make sense - since there are so many authors and series.)

August 23, 2012
I took all of the recommendations from the August 10 hypothetical question about only being able to pick three Cozy Mystery authors to read, and made a list:

Three Cozy Mystery Authors, and No More – Part 2

August 22, 2012
Three days after I posted the 1990's Crime Writers' Association list, I posted the 1995's

Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

August 19, 2012
A Cozy Mystery reader brought the 1990 Crime Writers' Association (British) list of the Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time to my attention. Needless to say, I absolutely had to take a look at this list from 1990:

Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

August 10, 2012
I just asked this question of you ALL: What if you could only pick three Cozy Mystery authors to read, and only these three authors. Who would you pick? I could only come up with two authors, which was easy, because I knew I could pick one more. That's where the difficult part came... how to pick the third, since I had so many other authors who would fit the bill?

Three Cozy Mystery Authors, and No More...

August 10, 2012
The September 2012 Mystery Book New Releases has just been posted!

August 8, 2012
I am trying to get more theme pages up. The latest theme to be added is Mystery Books that Take Place in Indiana have just been added to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

August 6, 2012
The theme, Mystery Books that Take Place in Alaska, has just been added to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

July 31, 2012
Can you believe it's the end of July? I can't! This summer has been going way too fast for me. Just a few days ago, I realized it was almost the end of the month, time to post the Cozy Mystery Recommendations for July 2012 entry so that you all could recommend some of the mystery authors you enjoyed this past month. So, if you have a few minutes, and are interested in what other Cozy Mystery readers read this month, and why they enjoyed the authors they recommended, you might want to take a look at the entry which I have linked to.

July 18, 2012
I just posted a list of Kindle mystery books that are either FREE or being sold for very little. I don't know, however, how long this sale will last, so you need to be sure to look to see if the sale is over, or not.

July 16, 2012
Here are the newest Cozy Mystery authors who I have added to the site:

Connie Archer: Soup Lover's Mystery Series
Lucky Jamieson inherits her parent's soup shop in Snowflake, Vermont, a small skiing town. When she's not serving up hot soup, she's solving mysteries. (Recipes are included.)

Frances Brody: Kate Shackleton Mystery Series
Kate is lives in a British milling village in the 1920s. Her husband is missing in action from WWI.

Duffy Brown (aka Dianne Castell): Consignment Shop Mystery Series
Reagan Summerside is the divorced owner of the Prissy Fox Consignment Shop in Savannah, Georgia. Brown is a best selling author of romance novels, written as Dianne Castell.

Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series
Gigi Fitzgerald has moved back to Connecticut - from New York. She is now a gourmet caterer to a very select clientele who are watching their calories, as well as being a sleuth. (Low calorie
recipes are included.)

Meg London (aka Peg Cochran): Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie Mystery Series
Emma Taylor is a stylist in Paris. Not Paris, France, but Paris, Tennessee. Emma has returned home after being a stylist in New York City.

July 13, 2012
I have finally added the Cozy Mystery Books with Men as Sleuth list. Many people have written me since I started this website years ago, asking for this theme. It's about time!

July 8, 2012
I have just posted the August 2012 Mystery Book New Releases. They are part of the Cozy Mysteries New Releases page, and I hope you enjoy them!

June 28, 2012
The Cozy Mystery Recommendations for June 2012 are currently being posted. Thank you, all, who tell us about outstanding authors!

June 11, 2012
I just posted the finalist of the 2012 Nero Award. Congratulations to all of the nominees!

June 8, 2012
The July 2012 Mystery Book New Releases has just been posted this morning. I hope you all are able to find one or two of your favorite authors' on the list!

May 30, 2012
We are starting to get our Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations for the month of May 2012 together. If you would like to tell us the author (or authors) you read this month - who you think other Cozy Mystery readers would enjoy, please join us on the blog area of the Cozy Mystery site. Here is a link to Cozy Mystery Recommendations for May 2012. Also, if you are interested in other Cozy Mystery readers recommendations for the past few months, here is the Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations page on the site. (I'm sorry I didn't start this section before January 2012! I have received several letters and comments from people who say they have found new Cozy Mystery authors to add to their "favorite authors" lists.)

May 24, 2012
I am adding these four newest author additions to the Cozy Mystery site a little out-of-sequence from my list of authors to post on the site. The reason for this is that I have heard from several of you who think they absolutely need to be on the site soon. The four newest authors to the site are:

Erika Chase  Chase writes the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series. This series features Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist in Alabama as the main sleuth. She is part of a mystery book reading club that consists of six friends.

Chrystle Fiedler   Fiedler writes the Natural Remedies Mystery Series, which features a naturopathic doctor (Willow McQuade) as its sleuth. The mysteries in this series also include natural remedies like herb and flower uses, as well as yoga and meditation. Fiedler also writes non fiction books which emphasize natural remedies and healthy nutrition.

Victoria Hamilton   Hamilton pens the Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, which is set in Michigan. This series features Jaymie Leighton, a collector of vintage cookbooks and cookware. Jaymie sleuths and lives with her little three-legged Yorkie Poo.

Marie Moore   Moore's mystery series is called the Sydney March Mystery Series. Sydney is a New York travel agent who takes travel groups on tours, while she solves mysteries.

May 22, 2012
Here is an entry that shows us the behind-the-scene events that take place when making a Cozy Mystery book's cover.

May 7, 2012
Here is the list of June 2012 Mystery Book New Releases.

May 1, 2012
We are working on getting a list comprised that will list Authors Similar to Simon Brett.

April 28, 2012
We (the Cozy Mystery readers who participate on the blog area) are getting together a list of our favorite Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations for the month of April, 2012. These are books that we have enjoyed reading and would recommend to others who enjoy Cozy Mystery books.

April 26, 2012
Here are six more new-to-the-site authors. They were all recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers:

Pip Granger   Granger writes the Rosie Featherby Mystery Series. the first book in the series was nominated for both the Barry Award and the Agatha Award for Best New Mystery. The series features Rosie, a girl who is being raised by her uncle and aunt in post WW II London.

Terris McMahan Grimes    Grimes writes the Theresa Galloway Mystery Series. This series is set in California, and features a working mother sleuth. The first mystery in this series was nominated for the Agatha Award and won the Anthony Award, both awards were in the Best First Novel category.

Erin Hart    Hart writes the Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire Mystery Series. The series features an American Forensic Anthropologis and an Irish Archaeologist. The first mystery in the seires was nominated for both the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.

Sasscer Hill   Hill writes the Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery Series. This equine mystery series in set in Maryland and features a young horse jockey as its sleuth. The first mystery in the series won both the Agahta Award and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel.

C. J. Sansom    Sansom, a lawyer with both his BA and PhD in History, writes the historical Matthew Shardlake Mystery Series. The series is set in 16th century England.

Cynthia Smith   Smith writes the Emma Rhodes Mystery Series, which is set in England. Emma is a private investigator who prefers the term "private resolver". She charges $20,000. to solve a case, and guarantees results to her wealthy clients.

April 22, 2012
I have just added six new-to-the-site authors. All six of the authors have been recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers as belonging on the site. They are:

Meredith Cole    Cole is the author of the Lydia McKenzie Mystery Series, which is set in New York. Cole was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery novel for her first Lydia McKenzie mystery. Lydia is a New York photographer who is able to recreate crime scenes so well in her photographs, that the police think she could be involved in the murders.

April Henry   Henry writes two mystery series. Her first series is the Claire Montrose Mystery Series. Claire lives in Oregon and works for the state's "Vanity" license plate department. The first Claire Montrose mystery was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Henry also co writes the New York Times best selling Triple Threat Club Mystery Series with Lis Wiehl. Henry also writes Stand Alone Young Adult mysteries.

Lee Hollis  Hollis is a pseudonym for a brother and sister writing team. The brother part of the equation (Rick Copp) has written for very successful television shows (The Golden Girls and Wings) as well as for movies. Holly Simason (the sister "part") writes a food column for a newspaper. Both of them write the Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series, which is set in Maine, and features a newspaper cooking column writer.

Barbara Neely   Neely won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, as well as the Anthony Award for Best First Novel - for her first Blanche White Mystery. Blanche is an African American maid working in North Carolina.

Nicola Upson   Upson writes the Josephine Tey Mystery Series, based on the "real life" Josephine Tey, author of the 1930s Scotland Yard Inspector Grant Mystery Series. (Tey also wrote historical books, as Gordon Daviot.)

Lis Wiehl    Wiehl  is a New York Times best selling author. She is also a Harvard Law grad. Wiehl writes the Triple Threat Club Mystery Series, which features a reporter, prosecutor, and FBI agents. (This series is co written with April Henry.) Wiehl's second series (which she co writes with Pete Nelson) is the East Salem Trilogy. This series features a forensic psychiatrist and private investigator team.

April 19, 2012
The most current "Authors Similar to..." author (I just posted the entry) is Katherine Hall Page. The great thing about Katherine Hall Page is that she is still publishing mysteries, unlike some of the authors who you all have requested "Authors Similar to" pages. So, we can still read current Faith Fairchild mysteries, but in case you are caught up and are searching for an author who might "quench your thirst" until the next Faith Fairchild mystery comes out, hopefully one of the authors on this list will "get you through" the wait.

Authors Similar to Katherine Hall Page

April 9, 2012
I just posted the May 2012 Mystery Book New Releases list as my blog entry today.

March 24, 2012
Nearing the end of the month, I thought it would be a good time to start to ask you all what Cozy Mystery books you all have read (and enjoyed!) this month.
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - March 2012 is the latest entry on the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page.

March 18, 2012
Authors Similar to Donna Huston Murray
is the latest theme I have added to the Cozy Mystery site.

March 12, 2012
The Nominees for the Agatha Awards have finally been posted on the Cozy Mystery site. Congratulations to all!

March 8, 2012
The April 2012 Mystery Book New Releases list has been posted.

March 6, 2012
It's that time again, when I add new authors to the Cozy Mystery site. These are authors who you all have recommended to me as belonging on the site.

Tasha Alexander writes the Lady Emily Mystery Series which is an  historical mystery series set in Victorian England. This series puts Alexander's Notre Dame B.A. to great use: Englsih/Medieval Studies.

Joan Blacher is a psychotherapist and an ex-university professor and counselor. What better sleuth could she have than an ex-forensic psychologist who is a counselor at a university? Blacher's Ardis Jensen Mystery Series fits the bill.

Christy Fifield writes the Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery Series, which features the owner of a Florida souvenir shop as its sleuth. Fifield also writes the Georgiana Neverall Mystery Series (as Christy Evans) which features an apprentice plumber in Oregon.

Janice Hamrick has put her Bachelor's degree in English to good use by writing the Jocelyn Shore Mystery Series. Jocelyn is a high school teacher in Austin, Texas.

February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Year!

I thought it would be very fitting (today) for me to add the Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations that you all have posted for the month of February 2012. Remember, this is a new monthly entry where you all are able to tell the rest of us who you have read during the month. These are the authors who caught your attention, and who you enjoyed so much that you want to make sure the rest of us try them. 

February 23, 2012
Following the entries from Feb. 16 and Feb 14, the last author we commented about is Sheila Connolly/Sarah Atwell. If you haven't tried her yet, here's what we came up with:

February 16, 2012
Today we came up with the mystery series we thought a "newbie" to Susan Wittig Albert should begin reading her.

February 14, 2012
We discussed (and voted) for the Laura Childs' Mystery Series we thought a "newbie" (to Laura Childs) should begin reading her.

February 8, 2012
I posted the March 2012 Mystery Book New Releases this morning. I hope some of your favorite authors surprise you with some new mystery books!

January 30, 2012
Paranormal VS Non Paranormal Mystery Books
was my entry topic today. I recently read a paranormal Cozy Mystery, and was sort of left wondering if I might want to continue exploring this very popular Cozy Mystery subgenre. There were quite a lot of comments on this particular topic. People seem to either really like Paranormal mystery books OR they really dislike them... sort of an all or nothing when it comes to our Paranormal VS Non Paranormal reading likes!

January 16, 2012
I posted an entry (Joan Hess: Maggody Mystery Series & Claire Malloy Mystery Series) talking about the two mystery series that Joan Hess writes. Hess is the author of both the Claire Malloy Mystery Series and the Maggody Mystery Series. In my post, I told about how I discovered Joan Hess, and why I enjoy her books so much. The entry received many comments, with a lot of Cozy Mystery readers explaining why they preferred one of the series over the other. 

January 12, 2012
I just added a new page to the site: Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations. Each month, I will be asking for you all to write in comments about the Cozy Mystery books you are reading. These comments will (hopefully) have
the author, Cozy Mystery book, and why you are enjoying it. I think that with a monthly list like this, all of us might find more authors to try reading. I woulnd't mind adding another author (or two! - or three!) to my favorite authors list.

January 5, 2011
I have just added four authors to the site, and it is about time! I am (again!) going to try to get myself in gear, and post some more of the authors you all have recommended. (Remember, since these authors are recommended for me to post, I haven't yet read them.)

Sharon Love Cook writes the Rose McNichols Mystery Series. Rose is a newspaper reporter in a coastal village in New Hampshire. Incidentally, Sharon Love Cook is a newspaper columnist, illustrator, and cartoonist.

Lesley A. Diehl pens the Microbrewers Mystery Series, which features a master brewer as its sleuth. She also writes the Big Lake Mystery Series, which has as its sleuth, Emily Rhodes, a New Yorker who winters in Florida. Diehl has her Ph. D. in psychology, and has been both a professor and university administrator.

William Doonan is a professor and archaeologist, as well as the author of the Henry Grave Mystery Series. Henry is an octogenarian who serves as a senior cruise ship investigator.

Annelise Ryan (aka Beth Amos) is an emergency nurse who writes the Mattie Winston Mystery Series. Ryan's series features an ex-nurse who works as a deputy coroner. As Amos she has written Stand Alone mysteries.

January 2, 2012
It has been a very busy time at my house!

Today is my daughter's birthday, and we have been lucky to have her home for the past two weeks. She is heading back east tomorrow. I'm sad already!

I am thinking that I might have to go to Colorado to see my mother for a few weeks, but am not sure if/when I will be making that trip.

I have decided to put the February 2012 Mystery Book New Releases up today... a little earlier than my target date of the tenth of the month, but I thought I would try to get it up before I leave for Colorado (IF I leave for Colorado.)

February 2012 Mystery Book New Releases

December 30, 2011
The newest addition to the Cozy Mystery TV and Movies page is:

Father Brown Mysteries

December 29, 2011
Here is a list of Kindle books that are either free, or available for a very small amount. I am not sure how long these prices will remain so low, or if these are the books' regular prices. These Kindle books are either free, or cost less than $3.00. (A few of them require that you are an Amazon Prime member.)
Free or Near Free Kindle Books

December 8, 2011
I just added the January 2012 Mystery Book New Releases entry.

December 5, 2011
Since we focused on the Classic Holiday movies two days ago, I thought the more recent holiday movies that we all love should have equal time.

Favorite Holiday Movies - More Recent, In Color

December 3, 2011
A Cozy Mystery reader suggested that we list some of our favorite holiday movies, so we did just that! These movies are not mysteries, but you may be interested in taking a look at some of them.

Favorite Classic Holiday Movies: Old, Black & White... and a Few In Color

November 15, 2011
I have just added four new authors to the site, who all come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers - as belonging on the site.

Laura DiSilverio  (aka Lila Dare & Ella Barrick) Yes, that's right! For those of you who are fans of Lila Dare's Southern Beauty Shop Mystery Series or fans of Ella Barrick's Ballroom Dance Mystery Series, you have more mystery series to follow! DiSilverio writes the Charlie Swift Mystery Series (private investigator in Colorado) and the Mall Cop Mystery Series (security officer in Virginia).

Mitzi Kelly  Here's something for those of you who enjoy senior sleuths. Kelly writes the Silver Sleuths Mystery Series which takes place in Texas, and features three friends who solve mysteries. These senior citizens are: always-dieting Trish, bossy Millie, and sweetie-pop Edna.

Cindy Sample  Sample writes the Laurel McKay Mystery Series which features a woman with a lot on her hands! This recently divorced, single soccer mom works in a bank, while solving mysteries!

Susan Santangelo  Santangelo writes a mystery series that baby boomer (and non-baby boomers) might find a lot of fun. Santangelo's Baby Boomer Mystery Series features a recently retired baby boomer couple in Connecticut.

November 11, 2011
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
television series has just been added to the TV and Movies page. My husband and I have enjoyed this HBO television series, and are sorry that they didn't continue making the series. Well, at least we have this many shows!

November 3, 2011
I just put up the December 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the Cozy Mysteries: New Mystery Book Releases page. I am trying something new: I am putting the titles of the new mystery books in
bold font. I am also highlighting the authors' names. I had a comment from a Cozy Mystery site reader who said she thought it would be easier if the authors' names were highlighted, that way you all could click on the author to see the other titles in his/her mystery series.

October 28, 2011
The Murdoch Mysteries is the latest television mystery show that I have added to the TV and Movies page.

October 12, 2011
I just added The Thin Man Mystery Movies to the TV and Movies page. These are mysteries based on mystery author- Dashiell Hammett's work.

October 10, 2011
Every once in a while I write an entry about movies that are not mysteries. Today's entry is about a trio of non-mystery movies that I have enjoyed:
Doris Day & Rock Hudson Comedies.

October 6, 2011
I just posted the November 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the Cozy Mysteries: New Releases page.

October 4, 2011
I am adding six new authors to the Cozy Mystery site this time. These are all NEW mystery authors, although one of them isn't: Kate Kingsbury is not only Rebecca Kent, she is starting a new Cozy Mystery series as Allison Kingsley.

Ella Barrick writes the Ballroom Dance Mystery Series. This series features Stacy Graysin as its sleuth, and is set in Alexandria, Virginia. Stacy is part-owner of a ballroom dance studio.

Melissa Bourbon (aka Misa Ramirez) writes the Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series. This series features Harlow Cassidy, a boutique owner in Texas who is also a fashion designer, as well as a sleuth who gets help solving her mysteries from beyond the grave. (As Misa Ramirez she writes the Lola Cruz Mystery Series.)

Allison Kingsley (aka Kate Kingsbury & Rebecca Kent) is beginning the new Raven's Nest Bookstore Mystery Series which takes place in Maine, and features cousins who own a bookstore. Clara and Stephanie Quinn are the cousins, but only one of them is psychic.

Liz Lipperman (aka Liz Roth) pens the Clueless Cook Mystery Series which has, as its setting, Texas. Jordan McAllister is clueless in the kitchen, but she is a newspaper food critic as well as a sleuth.

Mary Moody writes the Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery Series. Lucy is an antiques shop owner in Massachusetts.

Kari Lee Townsend writes the Fortune Teller Mystery Series, which is set in New York. Sunshine Meadows is a fortune teller, which comes in handy when solving crimes. (Townsend also writes the Samantha Granger Experiment series for middle schoolers.)

September 27, 2011
Authors Similar to Jonnie Jacobs is the newest post on the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page.

September 18, 2011
The Ellery Queen Mysteries television show review has just been added to the Cozy Mystery TV and Movies page.

September 16, 2011
I have just added five mystery authors to the site who some of you have recommended as belonging on the site:

Linda French is a professor of history who lives in Washington state. She writes the Professor Teodora Morelli Mystery Series, which features an nontenured history professor in Washington state.

Ron Goulart writes the Groucho Marx Mystery Series which, of course, is based on the real life actor, comedian of the 1930s, Groucho Marx. It is set in Hollywood, California.

Susan Hill writes the Simon Serrailler Mystery Series, which is a British police procedural. Serrailler is a Chief Inspector, and later a Detective Chief Superintendent.

Betty Webb writes Gunn Zoo Mystery Series, which features Teddy Bentley, a zookeeper in California. Webb also writes the Lena Jones Mystery Series, which takes place in Arizona and features an ex-policewoman who becomes a private investigator.

Don Yarber writes the Kip Yardley Mystery Series. This series features an ex-highway patrol officer who currently works as a private detective.

September 9, 2011
I just posted the October 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the Cozy Mysteries New Releases page.

September 5, 2011
If you enjoy mystery books by Jill Churchill, but you're all "caught up" with the antics of Jane Jeffry or Churchill's Grace and Favor Mystery Series, then you might want to take a look at this new theme I just added to the Cozy Mystery site:

Authors Who Are Similar to Jill Churchill

(Also, if you would like to browse through the many other themes on the site, you might want to take a look at the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page on the site.)

September 3, 2011
I just posted an entry about the new 2011 PBS Masterpiece Mystery! schedule for the Inspector Lewis mysteries. (Make sure to mark your calendars!

August 21, 2011
I have been trying to start my updating of Holiday Mystery Book Lists. As I look through the internet, I keep coming up with books by a new (to me) author who writes "Seasonal" Cozies: Melanie Jackson. I have yet to read her Chloe Boston Mystery Series, but just about every book in the series is being added to a different (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter) page of the Cozy Mystery site holiday-themed pages. So, I just added Melanie Jackson's page to the site.

August 17, 2011
Authors Who Are Similar To Valerie Wolzien
has been added to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

August 15, 2011
The latest theme to be added to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page is:

Mystery books that take place in Oregon.

August 14, 2011
I have just added four new authors to the site who you all recommended as belonging on the site:

Carol Culver aka Grace Carroll: Culver writes the Pie Shop Mystery Series, which is set in California. The sleuth in this series has returned home to take over her grandmother's pie shop. As Carroll, she writes the Accessories Mystery Series which is also set in California. Her sleuth in this series works in a very up-scale boutique in San Francisco.


Debra H. Goldstein: Goldstein is a judge who writes the Denney Silber Mystery Series. Denney is a student at the University of Michigan who not only studies for her classes, but also studies clues in order to solve mysteries.

Catriona McPherson: McPherson writes the historic Dandy Gilver Mystery Series. Dandy (Dandelion Dahlia Leston) is an aristocrat in 1920s  Scotland.

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Ryan pens the Charlotte McNally Mystery Series which is set in Boston. Ryan, a Boston investigative reporter, has won several major mystery book awards, including the prestigious Agatha and Anthony Awards. Her mystery series has, as its sleuth, a Boston television investigative reporter.

August 8, 2011
The September 2011 Mystery Book New Releases has just been posted. Remember that I only include authors on the list who are posted on the Cozy Mystery site...

August 4, 2011
I just added a new entry that has some great ideas for Mystery Books for Pre Teens.

July 30, 2011
I just posted four new authors to the Cozy Mystery site. Remember that the authors I post come recommended as belonging on the site by site readers...

Laura Alden: PTA MYSTERY Series: The sleuth, Beth Kennedy, is a single parent in Wisconsin who owns a children's bookstore. The first book in this series was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

Phillip DePoy: FEVER DEVILIN MYSTERY Series AND FLAP TUCKER MYSTERY Series:  Fever Devilin is an Appalachian Folklorist and Flap Tucker is a private detective. Both series are set in  Georgia.

Sean Keefer: Keefer is an attorney in South Carolina who has written a Stand Alone mystery book which features an attorney in South Carolina.

Nancy Jill Thames: JILLIAN BRADLEY MYSTERY Series:
The sleuth in this series is a gardening columnist who solves her mysteries at beautiful resorts...with the help of Teddy, her little Yorkshire Terrier...

July 28, 2011
The Authors Similar to Lee Harris theme has just been added to the site.

July 26, 2011
The four newest mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery site are:

Mike Befeler: Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit Mystery Series - This series features an octogenarian as its sleuth.

Janet Bolin: Threadville Mystery Series - This series is set in Pennsylvania, in an "arts and crafts village" - with the main sleuth owning an embroidery shop.

Joyce Oroz: Josephine Stuart Mystery Series - The protagonist in this mystery series is a middle aged woman who paints.

Dorothy St. James: White House Gardener Mystery Series - The sleuth in this series is an assistant White House Gardener who was hand-picked by the first lady.

July 24, 2011
Just added:
Authors Similar to Jacqueline Winspear. There are several other "Authors Similar to" entries on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

July, 23, 2011
I just found out that Miranda Bliss/Casey Daniels will be starting her third mystery series in September of this year. It will take place in Chicago, Illinois, and will feature the owner of a button shop. (I believe this is the first of this particular theme.) The Button Box Mystery Series will be written under the pseudonym Kylie Logan.

July 15, 2011
I just added the Annie's Attic Mystery Series. The series comes recommended by a Cozy Mystery site reader who doesn't like profanity in her mysteries. Each of these mail-order mysteries are written by a different author, but follow the same sleuth. The main sleuth is in the process of going through her grandmother's attic (after her grandmother has passed on.) She finds several puzzling items, which are the starting points of the mysteries she and her friends solve.

July 6, 2011
I have posted the August 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the Cozy Mysteries New Releases page.

July 3, 2011
New Tricks
is the most recent addition to the TV & Movies theme page. I really enjoy this British mystery police procedural dramedy.

July 1, 2011
Welcome July!

I have added four new authors to the site who come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers as belonging on the site.

Robin Allen: Poppy Markham: Culinary Cop Mystery Series: This series features a health inspector in Austin, Texas. Allen has her Bachelor's degree in English, and her website calls the series "clean, humorous"...

Sofie Kelly: Magical Cats Mystery Series: This series is set in Minnesota, and features a librarian who never intended having cats. However, she adopts Owen and Hercules, two stray cats with magical abilities...

Leslie Kohler writes Stand Alone mysteries. Her first deals with the problem of illegal immigration in Scottsdale, Arizona, and features a suburbs' mom as its sleuth...

Roz Siegel: Emily's Place Mystery Series: After spending years as a senior editor at major book companies, Siegel now writes this series. The series is set in Manhattan and features the owner of a high end shoe shop...

June 16, 2011
Mystery Books that Take Place in New Mexico
is the latest theme I have added to the Cozy Mystery site. (Remember, there are more Mysteries by Themes on that page...)

June 10, 2011
I have just added a new theme to the Mysteries by Theme page. However, there is an overlap with another theme. I have annotated the overlap at the bottom of each of these themes. The new theme is:

Mothers as Sleuths

Of course, these can be both moms who work outside of the home, as well as stay-at-home moms who work inside of the home.

June 8, 2011
I just posted the July 2011 Mystery Book New Releases entry.

June 4, 2011
Authors Similar to Leslie Meier
may be just what you are looking for. (It feels like it was just yesterday when I discovered the sleuthing world of Lucy Stone!)

There are a whole lot more themes on the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page...

May 28, 2011
If you are really sad that you have caught up with all of Daisy Dalrymple's sleuthing, and want to do some more mystery reading along those lines before Daisy's author, Carola Dunn, publishes Daisy's next exploits, this list might be for you:

Authors Similar to Carola Dunn

May 26, 2011
I have just added these four authors to the Cozy Mystery site:

Sharon Pape: Portrait of a Crime Mystery Series... This mystery series has a very original main sleuth. Rory McBain is a police sketch artist who inherits her favorite uncle's Victorian house. Also inhabiting her new house is an 1870s Federal Marshall... ghost.

Debbie Steever: Stand Alone Mysteries. One of the mysteries involves two brothers who are left a journal (with family secrets) when their father dies. Another of Steever's mysteries is set at a highschool reunion that becomes deadly.

Sara Woods / Mary Challis / Margaret Leek / Anne Burton
All four of the above are one person, who wrote Mystery Series that featured British barristers, except for the Richard Trenton series which had, as its sleuth, a British banker.

Suzanne Young: Edna Davies Mystery Series... Edna is an herbalist (amateur) who lives in a town on the Rhode Island coast.

For those of you who do not know, I add authors to the site who other Cozy Mystery site readers have recommended as belonging on the site...

May 24, 2011
The television miniseries called Elizabeth R, which stars Glenda Jackson is the latest addition to the TV and Movies page on the site. If you haven't seen this six part (non mystery) miniseries, I recommend that you do!

May 19, 2011
I just posted an entry about the departure of John Nettles from the widely popular Midsomer Murders television series. Not to worry, though... Midsomer Murders will be alive and well (except for those unfortunate victims of the "Midsomer Murders") - with Tom's cousin (John)  arriving in town...

May 11, 2011
I just posted a new entry on the TV & Movies page of the site. It is about one of the very best police procedural shows I have ever seen:
Prime Suspect

May 8, 2011
The June 2011 Mystery Book News Releases is up on the New Releases page.

May 3, 2011
I have just added the four newest additions to the Cozy Mystery Site. Please remember that these are mystery authors who have been recommended for me to add to the site.

P. J. Alderman: Port Chatham Mystery Series - features an honor of a haunted house in the Pacific Northwest...

Jackie Chance: Poker Mystery Series - has, as its sleuth, an amateur poker champ...

J. Michael Orenduff: Pot Thief Mystery Series - the main sleuth is a treasure hunter in Albuquerque who owns the Spirits in Clay shop...

S. S. Van Dine: Philo Vance Mystery Series - features a New York collector of art as its sleuth...

April 28, 2011
I just added an entry about one of my favorite British police procedural shows:
Dalziel & Pascoe. (It is not for those who only enjoy traditional Cozies.) And, of course, there are many other shows that I think are worth mentioning on the TV & Movies page...

April 20, 2011
The four newest authors who some of you Cozy Mystery site readers have recommended are:

Terri Blackstock: Blackstock is an award-winning (including the New York Times) Christian author who writes mystery and thriller series, along with general fiction series. Some of her series include: Restoration Series, Cape Refuge Mystery Series, Newpointe 911 Series, Sun Coast Chronicles Series, Seasons Series, and Second Chances Series.

Marion Moore Hill: Hill has worked as a reporter, as well as a Journalism and English college teacher. She writes two mystery series: the Scrappy Librarian Mystery Series (which features a librarian in Oklahoma and her dog, Rip) and also the Deadly Past Mystery Series (which features a young, single mom who solves mysteries at different historical sites.) Hill is also one of the mystery authors who contributed to the anthology-style recipe book:
A Second Helping of Murder

J. J. Murphy: Murphy has based her Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series on a group of writers, actors, critics, and "wits" who got together for lunch on a regular basis during the 1920s at the Algonquin Hotel. Many of their observations and discussions would find themselves in the popular newspapers of the times. Murphy's series features Dorothy Parker as its primary sleuth. Parker was a poet and author in the group.

Sue Owens Wright: Wright pens the Beanie & Cruiser Mystery Series which takes place in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The series features Cruiser (a Basset Hound) and his person, Beanie - Elsie MacBean. Wright has also written several non fiction dog books, which include
What's Your Dog's IQ? and 150 Activities for Bored Dogs.

April 13, 2011
Mystery Books Featuring Lawyers / Attorneys
as their main sleuths is the newest theme on the Mysteries by Themes page.

April 10, 2011
I just posted Mystery Books that feature Dancers as a new theme on the Mysteries by Themes page.

April 3, 2011
I am adding the May 2011 Mystery Book New Releases list early this month. I am heading back to Colorado in a few days, and wanted to make sure to get this up before I leave.

March 28, 2011
Here's a new addition to the Mysteries by Themes page. I have yet to finish all of the states, so I'm really pleased to add:

Mystery Books that Take Place in South Carolina

March 25, 2011
The latest theme that I have added to the Mysteries by Themes page is the theme that includes Mystery Books which have Actors and Actresses as their main sleuths.

March 18, 2011
The four newest mystery author additions to the Cozy Mystery site are:

Aileen G. Baron: Lily Sampson Mystery Series… Lily is an archaelogy graduate student in the early to mid 1900s. Baron, who has her Ph.D. in archaelogy/anthropology has also taught in Fullerton's California State University.

Alan Bradley: Flavia de Luce Mystery Series… Flavia is an eleven year old British girl/sleuth. Bradley has won many mystery writing awards, including the prestigious Agatha Award.

Catherine O'Connell: High Society Mystery Series… Pauline Cook is a widowed socialite living in Chicago. Pauline spends a lot of her time traveling, as well as sleuthing.

Chessen Parker: Crystal Coast Mystery Series… Clara Dare Ivankova lives in a coastal village in North Carolina. Parker attended Duke University Law School, and has, as her sleuth, an attorney.

March 12, 2011
I just posted the April 2011 Mystery Book New Releases.

Feb. 11, 2011
The March 2011 Mystery Book New Releases has just been posted!

Feb. 10, 2011
The newest addition to the Cozy Mystery site theme page is the profession of Photography.

Feb. 8 2011,
You all have sent me some new (to me!) mystery authors who I have just added to the site:

Suzette A. Hill, an English graduate and ex-teacher of English Lit., writes the Francis Oughterard Mystery Series. Reverend Francis Oughterard, his cat (Maurice) and his dog (Bouncer) live in a British village called Molehill.

Virginia Lowell writes the Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series. The series follows the owner of the Gingerbread House Cookie Shop (Olivia Greyson), who solves mysteries when not baking.

Ada Madison (aka Camille Minichino & Margaret Grace) writes the Sophie Knowles Mystery Series which features a college professor/beader/sleuth in Massachusetts. As Minichino, she writes the Periodic Table Mystery Series which is also set in Massachusetts. As Grace, she writes the Miniature Mystery Series which is set in California.

David Rosenfelt pens the Andy Carpenter Mystery Series, which is supposed to be quite humorous. Rosenfelt has been nominated for four major mystery book awards - the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, & Barry.

Nicola Slade writes two mystery series: the Harriet Quigley Mystery Series which follows Harriet and her cousin (Canon Sam Hathaway) who is a clergyman at historic Winchester Cathedral and she also writes the historical Charlotte Richmond Investigates Mystery Series.

Feb. 4, 2011
Boy, is it cold! In honor of the freezing weather, here is the latest theme to be added to the Cozy Mystery theme page:

Mystery Books with a Snowed-In / Snow-Bound Theme

Feb. 2, 2011
The newest theme on the Cozy Mystery theme page is for the
Mystery Books that Take Place in Kentucky.

Jan. 26, 2011
Most of you probably already know about this totally delightful British series: Doc Martin. In case you can't tell, I have just written an entry about Doc Martin, which is one of my favorite television series. (Leave it to the British to bring us yet another wonderful show!)

Jan. 19, 2011
You all have recommended authors who you believe belong on the Cozy Mystery site, and I am going to try to get some of them posted this month.

Here are the four newest additions to the site:

Pamela DuMond: Annie Graceland Mystery Series... Annie is the owner of a boutique bakery in Los Angeles with a psychic ability...

Charles Finch: Charles Lenox Mystery Series... Lenox is a private detective in the 1860s London...

Cynthia Robinson: Max Bravo Mystery Series... Max is an opera singer whose life isn't going as great as he had planned...

Diane A. S. Stuckart: Leonardo da Vinci Historical Mystery Series... Dino is the apprentice to Leonardo in late 1400s Italy...

Jan. 10, 2011
February 2011 Mystery Book New Releases
entry is finally finished and posted...

(All of the monthly Mystery Book New Releases can be found on this page.)

Jan. 6, 2011
Here are the four newest authors added to the Cozy Mystery site. Remember, these are mystery authors who fellow Cozy Mystery readers believe belong on the site:

Virginia Brown writes the Dixie Divas Mystery Series. The series features a dozen middle-aged women who sleuth it up in Mississippi.
   
Joelle Charbonneau pens the Rebecca Robbins Mystery Series which takes place in Illinois. The series has, as its sleuth, a woman who returns to her hometown in order to sell her inherited roller skating rink.
   
Lesley Cookman writes the British Libby Sarjeant Mystery Series. Libby is an actress/sleuth.
   
Lila Dare's Southern Beauty Shop Mystery Series takes place in Georgia. Grace Ann Terhune owns a beauty shop and sleuths with the help of her daughter Violetta and three other beauticians.

Jan. 3, 2011
There are two authors on the Cozy Mystery site who are adding pseudonyms to their already-established fan base.

Here is the first author:

Lorna Barrett: Booktown Mystery Series

L. L. Bartlett: Jeff Resnick Mystery Series

Lorraine Bartlett: the NEW Victoria Square Mystery Series

Now, this next author is going to be a little more confusing (at least to me!) since there are five names by which the author goes. Remember, all five authors refer to the same, one and only one, person:

Elizabeth Bright: Card-Making Mystery Series

Chris Cavender: Pizza Mystery Series

Melissa Glazer: Clay & Crime Mystery Series

Tim Myers: Soapmaking Mystery Series
                    Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series
                    Candlemaking Mystery Series

Casey Mayes: the NEW Math Puzzle Mystery Series

Jan. 1, 2011
Happy New Year!
 

Dec. 18, 2010
Here's yet another new theme for the Theme Page:

Mystery Books that Take Place in Georgia

Dec. 16, 2010
Newest them on the Theme Page is:

Mystery Books that Take Place in Louisiana

Dec. 14, 2010
I just added the latest theme to the Theme Page:

Mystery Books that Take Place in New Hampshire

Dec. 8, 2010
Here are the January 2011 Mystery Book New Releases.

Dec. 2,2011
A Cozy Mystery site reader asked that I post authors who have written British mysteries who have been published in the past twenty years:

British Mystery Series that Have Been Published in the Last 20 Years

Nov. 28, 2010
Here are the four newest mystery book authors on the site. Remember, I have not read these authors yet. >>> They come recommended by other Cozy Mystery site readers as authors they think belong on the site:

Alan Gordon: Gordon writes the Fools' Guild Mystery Series, which is set in the 13th century. Fools' Guild features court jesters who are secret agents. The first mystery in the series (Thirteenth Night) is a continuation of Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night.

Diane Morlan: Morlan writes the Jennifer Penny Mystery Series and remember not to call her "Jenny Penny"! Jennifer is a coffee brewer/roaster/sleuth in Minnesota.

Phil Rickman: Rickman wirtes the Merrily Watkins Mystery Series which features a Church of England parish priest who is also a single mother. She is a type of "exorcist." (Not Cozy)

Gayle Wigglesworth: Wigglesworth writes the Claire Gulliver Mystery Series. Claire is a librarian who inherits her uncle's traveling bookshop, who then decides to quit her librarian's life and moves from place to place with her traveling bookshop. Each mystery takes place in a different location.

Nov 24, 2010
Here are some mystery books that have a Backpacking / Camping Theme...

Nov. 21, 2010
I am amazed at what I sometimes don't find out about until months later. But, for all of you Faith Fairchild mystery fans, there is now a cookbook that features recipes from Katherine Hall Page's bestselling Faith Fairchild Mystery Series, which, as most of you know, is a culinary theme series...

Nov. 14, 2010
December 2010 Mystery Book New Releases
has just been posted.

Nov. 12, 2010
The theme page for Authors Similar to Charlaine Harris (Paranormal and Non Paranormal) has just been posted.

Nov. 1, 2010
Mystery Books with Sleuths in Their 20s
is the newest theme to the site.

Oct. 29, 2010
The latest theme that has been added to the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page is Mystery Books that Take Place in Maine.

Oct. 25, 2010
I have just posted the Bouchercon's 2010 Anthony Awards. There are a lot of really interesting nominees and winners this year (as always!)

And, if you are interested in seeing other Mystery Book Awards, I have a page called Mystery Book Awards that you can access right now.

Oct. 23, 2010
The four newest mystery authors to be added to the site have just been posted. Remember that I get these authors from the recommendations of Cozy Mystery site readers. 

Hannah Alexander is a pseudonym for Cheryl & Mel Hodde... a husband and wife Christy award-winning writing team. Alexander was recommended as writing Christian mysteries - with a little medical suspense and romance mixed together.

Kate Jacobs is a New York Times bestselling author who writes a very popular series. Her series, the Friday Night Knitting Club, is not a mystery series, but comes highly recommended for the site.

Delia Rosen writes a mystery series that takes place in Nashville. Her series, the Deadly Deli Mystery Series features a new-to-Nashville sleuth who inherits her uncle's deli.

Ann Summerville currently lives in Texas, and writes stand-alone Cozy Mysteries. Since Summerville was born in England, she features British sleuths in her mysteries. One of the mysteries is set in a Cornish village, and another mystery brings her British sleuth all the way to Texas.

Oct. 22, 2010
I received a comment asking for suggested authors who are similar to Nancy Atherton. I asked help from Cozy Mystery Site readers, and this is what we came up with.

Mystery Authors Similar to Nancy Atherton

Oct. 18, 2010
Good grief, there are a lot of mystery books that take place in California! I just posted the
California theme on the theme page...

Oct. 8, 2010
I just posted the November 2010 Mystery Book New Releases.

Oct. 4, 2010
The five newest mystery author additions to the cozy Mystery site are:

V. C. Clinton-Baddeley writes the Cambridge Crime Mystery Series. This series features Dr. R. V. Davie, a retired professor at Cambridge...

Vicki Doudera's Darby Farr Mystery Series is set on an island off the coast of Maine, and features a real estate agent...

Mary Anna Evans, an engineer who also has a degree in physics,  writes the Faye Longchamp Mystery Series. This series features an archaeologist on the Florida Gulf Coast...

Al Roker is the weatherman on a national morning show who sometimes does the cooking segments. Roker now writes (with Dick Lochte) the Billy Blessing Mystery Series which features a professional chef who does the cooking segments on a national morning show...

Nancy Means Wright writes two series: the Ruth Willmarth Mystery Series features a dairy farmer/single mom in Vermont AND the Mary Wollstonecraft Series which features an English governess in 18th Century Ireland. (Wollstonecraft was a "real" person.)

Remember that these authors have been recommended as "belonging on the site" by site readers...

Sept. 30, 2010
A NEW Cozy Mystery reader asked for help in identifying a few authors who would make good "starting" authors for people who are just discovering Cozy Mystery reading. First of all, for those of you just entering this VERY enjoyable AND entertaining world, you are in for a great time!

I asked for help from site readers, and here is a list we compiled. Welcome to the NEW Cozy Mystery Readers out there! You should be able to find a few authors who match what you are looking for!

Recommendations of Cozy Mystery Authors for NEW Cozy Mystery Readers

Sept 24, 2010
The four new authors on the Cozy Mystery site (who you all have recommended as belonging here!) are:

Elizabeth J. Duncan: Penny Brannigan Mystery Series: Penny is a Canadian manicurist who moves to North Wales and sleuths with her business partner/best friend. Duncan's first mystery was nominated for an Agatha Award Best First Novel...

Fay Risner: Amazing Gracie Mystery Series: Gracie is a retired farmer who lives in Iowa during the early 1900s. Although she lives in a retirement home, she is not at all retiring...

Ian Sansom: Mobile Library Mystery Series: Israel Armstrong is a vegetarian librarian (mobile library, that is) in Northern Ireland who sleuths. (The series is supposed to be very funny.)

Catherine Shaw: Vanessa Duncan Cambridge Mystery Series: Vanessa is a sleuth who is also a teacher during the late 1800s in Cambridge...

Sept. 20,2010
The latest addition to the Cozy Mystery site Theme page is:

Mystery Books that Take Place in New Jersey

Sept. 18, 2010
I just added four new (to me!) mystery book authors to the site. These authors have come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers...

Gary Corby writes the historical Ancient Greece Mystery which, of course, takes place in Ancient Greece... It is set in the fifth century B. C.

Barbara Hamilton is the author of the historical Abigail Adams Mystery Series, which features Abigail (wife of John Adams) as the sleuth in colonial Boston.

Maria Hudgins writes the Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery Series which has taken Dotsy (a retired history professor) sleuthing her way through Italy, Scotland, and the Greek Isles.

Liz Osborne's Robyn Kelly Mystery Series features a patient representative at a hospital as its sleuth.

Sept. 16, 2010
A new (rather terrific) British miniseries has been added to the Cozy Mystery TV and Movies page:

The Duchess of Duke Street  (not a mystery)

Sept. 14, 2010
I added
Mystery Books that Take Place in Alabama on the Cozy Mystery site Theme page. I am adding the states in a rather haphazard way... I have had quite a few requests from Cozy Mystery site readers for different states, which is how I am determining their order... Thanks for being so patient!

Sept. 10, 2010
The
October 2010 New Mystery Book Releases list has just been posted!

Sept. 6, 2010
I just posted the latest addition to the Cozy Mystery site Theme page:

Mystery Books that Take Place in Pennsylvania.

Sept. 3, 2010
I am anxiously awaiting autumn. We really don't have much in the way of seasons down here... It's either very hot and humid or it's just plain humid, with no changing of the leaves or the smell of fireplaces being used on a regular basis. I rely on my seasonal mysteries to remind me of what it's like to live "up north."

I just updated the Halloween Mystery Book List and hope that I have posted (at least!) most of them. If you see any that I have missed, please let me know...

Aug. 16, 2010
I have just added four new authors to the Cozy Mystery site. Remember that these are authors who have been recommended to me for inclusion on the site... The four newest author additions to the Cozy Mystery site are:

Sarah Addison Allen is a New York Times bestselling author. She holds a degree in Literature and writes stand alone novels that include magical happenings. I understand that while she doesn't write mysteries, her novels include some "degree of mysteries"...

Olive Etchells writes the DCI Channon Mystery Series which features a Cornish seaside village's detective chief inspector and his sergeant...

Jim Lacey is a Professor Emeritus with his Ph.D. in American Civilization. He writes the Ryan /Lehrer Mystery Series which is set in the world of academia...

Donna Lynd writes the Gran and Bass Olson Mystery Series which is set in Arkansas, and features a grandmother and her adult grandson who become private investigators so that they can ... investigate...

Aug, 14, 2010
I just added an addendum to my Definition of Cozy Mystery Books.

Aug. 8, 2010
The September 2010 Mystery Book Releases have just been posted.

Aug. 5, 2010
Yesterday I added the Hometown Mystery Series to the entry I have compiled entitled: 
No Profanity and/or Faith-Based Mystery Books. (That list is getting long!)

Aug. 4, 2010
New to the Theme Page of the Cozy Mystery site is:

Authors Similar to Rex Stout

Aug. 2, 2010
I have posted four new authors to the site, all of whom site readers have recommended as authors who definitely belong on the site:

John L. Betcher: James Becker Mystery Series (aka James Becker Nuclear Thriller Series)... This series features a retired military intelligence operative and his CIA code-cracking wife.

Lucille Kallen: C. B. Greenfield Mystery Series... C. B. is a cello-playing owner of a newspaper who sleuths with a piano-playing reporter.

M. Louisa Locke: Locke's Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series features the owner of a boardinghouse who also happens to be a clairvoyant.

Meira Pentermann: Pentermann is a new author who has written a paranormal mystery set in Maine.

July 27, 2010
I just posted the
Authors Similar to Carolyn (G.) Hart on the Theme Page of the Cozy Mystery site.

July 22, 2010
The newest "state arrival" on the Theme Page is North Carolina. So, if you're looking for mystery book series that take place in the "Tar Heel State"... Welcome!

July 20, 2010
The latest theme that I have added to the Cozy Mystery site Theme Page is:

Authors Similar to Dorothy Gilman

July 17, 2010
First of all, thank you for the recommendations. I just added four new authors who you all have recommended for the site:

Barry S. Brown is a clinical psychologist, who writes the Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street Mystery Series. Mrs. Hudson of 221-B Baker Street not only keeps house for Sherlock Homes. She solves a few mysteries of her own...

Denise Osborne has her B. A. in journalism and has had a passion for Asian culture ever since attending high school in Japan. Her two series are set in California: the Feng Shui Mystery Series features a practitioner of feng shui, and her Queenie Davilov Mystery Series features a screenwriter/sleuth.

Allison Cesario Paton is an ex-elementary music teacher with her master's in counseling. She writes the Mrs. Bundle Mystery Series which is set in Vermont. Mrs. Bundle, a "senior citizen," starts up her own private detective business...

Sheila Radley  writes the British Inspector Quantrill Mystery Series. Inspector Quantrill is a country policeman who is not totally up to date with modern police techniques. However, his sergeant (Hilary Lloyd) is quite adept at current day procedures.

July 13, 2010
The August 2010 Mystery Book New Releases has been posted.

July 5, 2010
The newest theme on the Mystery Theme page is:

Mysteries that take place in Arkansas

July 2, 2010
I just posted an Authors Similar to... theme. This time it is about Anne George, one phenomenally Cozy Mystery author!

June 30, 2010
I know that it's about time! I have had more than a few requests for the chronological list of the Mysteries of Sparrow Island Mystery Series. I finally got it finished, and just posted it. It is another Guidepost series...

June 26, 2010
The next author to be added to the Authors Similar to... theme is Janet Evanovich (author of the Stephanie Plum Mystery Series). I am making up the lists for the given authors by using my personal knowledge, comments I have gotten from other Cozy Mystery site readers, and information I have gotten through research.

June 24, 2010
Now that I have the Authors Similar to... theme, I have added a list of authors who just might fill the void for fans of Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who... Mystery Series.

June 22, 2010
I just added a new theme to the Cozy Mystery theme page: Authors Similar to...

June 18, 2010
I just posted a new theme on the Cozy Mystery Theme Page:

Mysteries that take place in Vermont.

June 9, 2010
The Mystery Book New Releases for July 2010 have just been posted.

June 7, 2010
The Newest Theme on the Theme page is Private Investigator Sleuths. Yes, yes, I know that this theme runs contrary to the "amateur sleuth" characteristic of a Cozy Mystery...

June 5, 2010

I just posted the 2010 Nero Award Nominees! Congratulations to all three of them! We will have to wait until the Black Orchid Banquet in December to find out who the final winner is.

Also, I have added even more authors to the website, thanks to your recommendations:

Amanda Lee (aka Gayle Trent): the NEW Embroidery Mystery Series... owner of an embroidery shop in Oregon...

Gilbert Morris: pastor for ten years, writes the Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives Mystery Series, the Lady Trent Mystery Series (set in 19th century London), and the Danielle Ross Mystery Series (aka Dani Ross Mystery Series)...

Mark Schweizer: the Liturgical Mystery Series...a small town police chief who also is the choir director and organist at his Episcopalian church...

Robert Spiller: the Bonnie Pinkwater Mystery Series... a high school math teacher/sleuth...

May 24, 2010
Here are four new authors to the site:

E. J. Copperman: Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series... a paranormal with ghosts, set in a guesthouse on the Jersey shore...

Erle Stanley Gardner (aka A. A. Fair): Perry Mason Mystery Series, amongst others...

Kathryn Miller Haines: Rosie Winter Mystery Series... takes place during WW II in New York City...

Susan Sleeman: Garden Gate Mystery Series... features a landscaper in Oregon...

May 22, 2010
The four newest authors to the site are:

S. H. Baker   Baker is a civil engineer who writes the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series. The series takes place in Louisiana during the roaring 20s.

Jan Dunlap    Dunlap, a college English teacher, writes the Birder Murder Mystery Series. The series takes place in Minnesota and features a high school counselor who also happens to be a birder/sleuth... 

Judith K. Ivie   Ivie writes the Kate Lawrence Mystery Series which features a 40 (+) year old who starts out in a Hartford law firm, and ends up as realtor/sleuths...

Marianne Macdonald    Macdonald, previously a professor in both Canada and England, writes the Dido Hoare Mystery Series which features a single mother, antiquarian bookshop owner/sleuth...

Remember that I get the new additions to the site from Cozy Mystery site readers.

May 14, 2010
Aha! Now it's time for the Edgar Award Winners. And, congratulations to all Nominees and Winners!

May 12, 2010
Here are the nominees and winners of the very recent Malice Domestic Agatha Awards. Congratulations to ALL!!! These awards are truly the closest mystery book awards to our beloved Cozy Mystery category...

May 6, 2010
The June 2010 Mystery Book New Releases is now posted!

May 4, 2010
You all keep telling me about mystery book authors who should be on the Cozy Mystery site, so I keep adding more! Here are the four newest mystery authors to the site:

Avery Aames: Cheese Shop Mystery Series features the co-owner of a cheese shop in Ohio and her precious Ragdoll cat, Rags...

Riley Adams AND Elizabeth Spann Craig: As Adams - Memphis Barbeque Mystery Series which features Lulu Taylor, the owner of a barbeque restaurant. As Craig- Myrtle Clover Mystery Series which features an octogenarian, retired teacher/sleuth...

P. L. Gaus: Ohio Amish Mystery Series features a college professor/sleuth...

E. L. Larkin: Demary Jones Mystery Series is set in Seattle, Washington and features a genealogist/historical researcher/sleuth...

May 2, 2010
If you enjoy the Masterpiece Mystery! shows, then make sure to check out the summer of 2010 PBS Mystery! line-up!

April 27, 2010
The four newest mystery book authors who you all recommended for me to include on the site are:

Stephanie Bond: Bond writes the Body Movers Mystery Series - set in Atlanta, Georgia AND the Voodoo Mystery Series - set in Louisiana.

Christy Tillery French: French writes the Natasha Chamberlain Mystery Series which features a bodyguard in Tennessee.

Lindsay Maracotta: Maracotta writes the Lucy Freers Msytery Series which features a Hollywood filmmaker/sleuth.

Diana Orgain: Orgain writes the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series which takes place in California, and features a new mom/sleuth.

April 17, 2010
The May 2010 Mystery Book New Releases has been posted.

April 9, 2010
Here are the newest authors (who come recommended by you all) to the Cozy Mystery site:

Janie Bolitho: writes the Bolitho writes the Cornish countryside Rose Trevelyan Mystery Series, about a sleuth  who is an artist. Bolitho also writes the Ian Roper Mystery Series which follows Ian Roper, a chief inspector...

Amanda Flower   Flower and her sleuth in the India Hayes Mystery Series are both college librarians...

Maria E. Schneider   Schneider has written three mystery novels, and is currently working on her fourth. (Yes, some of you may recognize Maria from her great comments on the Cozy Mystery blog!)

Paige Shelton   Shelton (a journalism major in college) writes the Farmer's Market Mystery Series, which features a sleuth who happens to be the owner of a farm...

March 27, 2010
The latest theme on the (Mystery Book Theme page) to be included on the site is the theme of mystery books which include Teachers as the Primary Character/Sleuths...

March 23, 2010
Several Cozy Mystery site readers have asked me to include two other series to the site. These series (the Home to Heather Creek Series AND the Hope Haven Series) are NOT mystery series. They are both published by Guideposts, which is a Christian publishing company. I am not familiar with either of the series, and as such, am missing some of the authors. Anyway, I finally got the series posted today. (If you know the authors who I am missing, I would love to hear from you.)

March 21, 2010
I finally posted mystery book series that take place in Arizona!

March 19, 2010
I just posted the Miss Read page. I have had several Cozy Mystery site readers who have asked me to post the Miss Read novels, and since Barbara likened them to Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver series today, I thought that this is probably a good time to post Dora Saint's Miss Read series. They are not mysteries, but they do take place in very quaint, Cozy, British villages...

March 15, 2010
The
Mystery Book New Releases for April is posted now.

March 13, 2010
I'm on a roll! Here is the next mystery book theme I have posted to the site. It is a rather long theme: Mystery Books that have main characters in the following professions: Home Repair, Interior Design, & Professional Organization. (I'm not too sure if I got the last one right... I mean to say that the main sleuth is a professional organizer.) If you want to take a look at more mystery book themes, here is the link to the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page...

March 11, 2010
Here's a shout-out to Illinois... and all of the mystery books (on this site) that take place in that great state. Latest theme on the Theme Page.

March 9, 2010
The latest mystery book theme I have added to the site is Genealogy Theme Mysteries.

March 5, 2010
I am posting these four new authors to the site who come recommended by Cozy Mystery Site readers:

J. F. Englert: Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery Series... Randolph (the narrator of this series) is a Black Labrador Retriever who helps his often-confused owner Harry to solve mysteries...

Rebecca M. Hale: Cats and Curios Mystery Series... Hale (a patent lawyer) writes this series which features a main character/sleuth who is an accountant in San Francisco, who also owns an antique shop...

Spencer Quinn (aka Peter Abrahams): Chet and Bernie Mystery Series... Chet is Bernie's dog, and he also happens to be the narrator of this mystery series. I know that I have said this before, I absolutely love it when established mystery authors write books for children and/or young adults... which Peter Abrahams does!

Beth Solheim: Sadie Witt Mystery Series... Sadie is the owner of a resort. She happens to be able to see the dead, and her dog joins her in these paranormal visions...

March 2, 2010
A Cozy Mystery Site Reader asked if we could come up with some authors who she could read. She has finished all of the mystery books in the series of the following authors who she really enjoys: Hannah Swenson (Joanne Fluke), Lucy Stone (Leslie Meier) and Chocoholic mysteries (JoAnna Carl). I posted this entry, and with the help of several site readers, we came up with some really good suggestions of authors for her to try.

Feb. 28, 2010
I know that this is a mystery site, but I have had more than just a few requests for a chronological list of Guideposts' Tales from Chapel Inn Series. They are not mystery books, and are written by several Christian authors... and all of the books in the series follow three sisters as they run a (Victorian house) Bed and Breakfast which they inherited from their father.

Feb. 25, 2010
A Cozy Mystery Site reader asked that I include a theme which has Anthropologists & Archaeologist as the sleuths. I just posted this entry.

Feb. 24, 2010
I just posted the 2009 Agatha Awards nominees. This is yet another example of better late than never...

Feb. 17, 2010
I just got the March 2010 Mystery Book New Releases page up.

Feb. 11, 2010
The most recent mystery authors who I am adding to the site are:

Kaye C Hill comes highly recommended by Maria, who some of you probably recognize as a frequent poster of comments on the site's blog. Hill writes a British mystery series which features a woman who is mistaken as a private investigator...

Stacy Juba was the 2005 recipient of the Malice Domestic Grant for new mystery writers. Juba is also an award-winning journalist and the author of the stand alone mystery novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today.

Carolyn J. Rose writes mysteries both with her husband Mike Nettleton, and alone. Her mystery series take place in both Oregon and New Mexico.

Judith Van Gieson writes two mystery series, both of which are set in New Mexico. One of the series features an archivist/librarian/sleuth.

Remember that all of the new additions are authors who Cozy Mystery Site Readers have recommended for the site's inclusion.

Feb. 9, 2010
The newest four authors who I have added to the site (all of whom were recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers) are:

Linda Hall was awarded the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award in 2008, as well as the The Word Guild Award for best Christian mystery in Canada...

Gail Oust writes the Bunco Babes Mystery Series which features a retirement community Bunco group of (senior) sleuths. (Bunco is a type of dice game...)

Denise Tucker (an Associate Professor who both writes mysteries and makes (beautiful!) jewelry) writes the Madame President Mystery Series which is unique in that each book of the series features a famous house, castle, or villa.

Eugenia Lovett West writes the Emma Streat Mystery Series which features a former opera diva/sleuth. The series is set in Boston...

Feb. 5, 2010
I cannot believe what I just found! I am always excited when I find a best selling author who specializes in mystery books for adults who also has "taken the time" to write mystery books for children. Again, I can't believe I didn't know this until today! I simply came across one of the Christie & Company books by (Best Selling Mystery Author) Katherine Hall Page>>> I mean, I simply "accidentally" found it! I am sure... as in definitely... that my daughter would have devoured these books - had I known about them - when she was younger! (They may be difficult to find, but they sure look like they would be worth the effort!)

Jan. 30, 2010
You all have recommended quite a few mystery authors for me to post on the site. Here are the newest additions:

Jessica Beck: Donut Shop Mystery Series... North Carolina, Sleuth is owner of Donut Hearts Coffee Shop... (Doughnut recipes are included.)

Lisa Bork: Broken Vows Mystery Series... New York, Sleuth is owner of a sports car boutique...

Kate Ellis: (Not Cozy) Wesley Peterson Mystery Series, Joe Plantagenet Mystery Series, & Lady Katheryn Bulkeley Mystery Series. Ellis mixes history, archaeology, and mystery...

Christy Evans: Georgiana Neverall Mystery Series... Oregon, Sleuth is ex-executive who returns home to become a plumber apprentice...

Jan. 20, 2010
The latest TV and Movie entry I have added is for a British series called Pie in the Sky.

Jan. 18, 2010
I just posted these four mystery book authors to the site, since some of you thought that they would make great additions to the site:

Carole Buggé writes both the Claire Rawlings Mystery Series (featuring an editor/sleuth) and the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series (featuring the fictional Holmes character.)

Jana DeLeon pens the Ghost-In-Law Mystery Series which features a botanist, her best friend, and the botanist's former mother-in-law (as in dead M-I-L!)

B. B. Haywood's Candy Holliday mystery series features a woman who returns to her home in Maine and co-manages a blueberry farm with her father. (Blueberry-based recipes are included.)

Mary Kennedy writes the Talk Radio Mystery Series which features a former psychologist who moves to Florida and becomes the hostess of a radio talk show. (Kennedy, a practicing psychologist has also worked as a radio copywriter.)

Jan. 15, 2010
Here is the February 2010 Mystery Book New Releases list.

Jan. 7, 2010
It is going to take a while to get used to the 2010 change on the date!

Here are the four most recent authors who you all have recommended for me to include on the site. Now, I know that one of them is a psychological thriller author, but her books look intriguing to me!

Luisa Buehler: Grace Marsden Mystery Series... features an obsessive/compulsive cold case sleuth...

Sarah Rayne: Rayne writes Stand Alone psychological thrillers...

Rebecca Tope: Tope's latest British mystery series is called the Cotswold Mystery Series. An interesting note is that Tope ghostwrote the mysteries on which the Rosemary and Thyme shows were based.

Leslie Wheeler: With all of her degrees from California universities (Bachelor's degree in both English and history from Stanford a Master's in English from UC/Berkeley) do you wonder why Wheeler decided to write the Living History Mystery series?

Thanks for the recommendations!

January 2010

I hope you ALL had great holiday seasons... and are ready for a GREAT new year!

Dec. 19, 2009
The latest four authors who were recommended for me to add to the site are:

Carolyn Banks: She Rides, He Doesn't Mystery Series

Sharon Duncan:
Scotia MacKinnon Mystery Series

Cyril Hare:
Inspector Mallet Mystery Series & Francis Pettigrew Mystery Series [Hare's An English Murder is one of my favorite British Cozy mystery Christmas books, along with Patrick Ruell's (aka Reginald Hill) Red Christmas.]

Iris Johansen:
Eve Duncan Mystery Series (Thriller)

Dec. 17, 2009
I just posted the January 2010 New Mystery Book Releases. Can you believe that it's almost 2010?!?

Dec. 8, 2009
I just posted the four most recent mystery book authors to the site. These are all authors who I have been told belong on the site:

Joani Ascher: Wally Morris Mystery Series

Gayle Carline: Peri Minneopa Mystery Series

Tina Czarnota: Country Inn, Dead & Breakfast Mystery Series

R. Michael Phillips: East London Adventurers Club Mystery Series

Nov. 30, 2009
The Short Mystery Fiction Society 2009 Derringer Awards have just been posted on the site. Congratulations to all of the Award nominees and winners!

Nov. 28, 2009
I don't know why it is taking me so long to get the mystery awards posted. The good news is that I just finished posting the 2009 Nero Wolfe Award Finalists! (There are even more mystery book awards posted on this page...)

Nov. 23, 2009
I finally posted the winners of the 2009 Anthony Awards which were announced last month at the Bouchercon Convention. The list of nominees and winners includes quite a few authors who already have pages on this site... (If you are interested in seeing a few other mystery book awards, here is the page with some more...)

November 15, 2009
I just added the December 2009 new mystery book release list on the New Releases page...

November 10, 2009
Denise, a site reader, asked me to include a new theme to the Cozy Mystery site. So, I just added a new mystery book theme to the Theme page:

Rich Sleuths in Mystery Book Series

November 8, 2009
Although this isn't a mystery related movie, I simply felt like I "had" to write this entry about my very favorite rendition of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol:

The Muppet Christmas Carol

I hope that people (as in adults) are not put-off by the fact that it stars Jim Henson's Muppets. (All of the "real people" in the film are also terrific.) This is not a "children's only" movie! And, the great news is that my local (and maybe yours!) Blockbuster store carries it.

October 31, 2009
What better day than to write about two authors who write mystery book series with Cozy holiday themes? Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone Mystery Series) and Kate Borden (Peggy Jean Turner Mystery Series) were the subjects of this particular Halloween mystery book entry. I also added Jill Churchill to "the mix" because these three authors remind me a lot of each other. Jill Churchill's Jane Jeffries Mystery Series doesn't "specialize" in holiday theme Cozy mysteries, however she has a few Christmas theme mysteries in her Jane Jeffries Mystery Series.

October 20, 2009
I just posted the November 2009 Mystery Book Releases. (Remember, I only post the books that were written by authors who can be found on the Cozy Mystery site...)

October 14, 2009
The latest five new authors to the site are actually four new authors. All of them come recommended by readers of the Cozy Mystery site:

Lucy Lawrence (aka Jenn McKinlay): Decoupage Mystery Series

Jenn McKinlay (aka Lucy Lawrence): Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series

Judi McCoy: Dog Walker Mystery Series

Wendy Lyn Watson: Mystery à la Mode Mystery Series

Peggy Webb: Southern Cousins Mystery Series

October 10, 2009
Here are the latest four authors who I have added to the site. Again, they come recommended by readers of the site...

Lori Copeland: Morning Shade Mystery Series…

Elizabeth Corley: Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick Mystery Series

Veronica Heley: Ellie Quicke Mystery Series AND Abbot Agency Mystery Series

Deryn Lake (aka Dinah Lampitt): John Rawlings Mystery Series

September 24, 2009
I just added five authors to the site who were all recommended by you all, the Cozy site readers:

A.K. Arenz... Bouncing Grandma Mystery Series

Libi Astaire... Ezra Melamed Mystery Series

Kristin Callender... first mystery novel published in 2008

Yvonne Montgomery... Finny Aletter Mystery Series

L.R. Wright (aka Laurali R. Wright)... Karl Alberg Mystery Series AND the Eddie (Edwina) Henderson Mystery Series

September 15, 2009
The October 2009 Mystery Book Releases has just been posted!

September 3, 2009
Here are the latest author additions to the site, who come recommended by the Cozy Mystery Site Readers:

Evelyn David is a pseudonym used by two authors who write the Sullivan Investigations Mystery Series, which features a divorcée mortician who sleuths with an ex-policeman and his Irish Wolfhound, Whiskey.

Louise Ure writes psychological thrillers which take place in Arizona...

Katherine Valentine writes the inspirational Dorsetville Series, which is not a mystery series...

Penny Warner writes the Connor Westphal Mystery Series which features a California newspaper publisher. Warner also wrote The Official Nancy Drew Handbook.

August 30, 2009
Two new mystery book authors have been added to the site. They come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers, but neither of the two authors are Cozy. They are, however, both authors who most of you are already aware of: Dick Francis and Andrew M. Greeley.

August 28, 2009
A new theme has just been added: Classic Mystery Books

August 21, 2009
Here is the latest addition to the Cozy mystery book site. I have received requests for more books that are similar to the Heartsong Presents Mystery book series. With that in mind, here are the Church Choir Mystery book listings...

August 17, 2009
I just added the mystery book new releases for September 2009

July 30, 2009
Here are the four latest authors who I have added to the site. They are all authors who wrote their mystery novels more than a few years ago, and they come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers:

Torrey Chanslor: Beagle Sisters Mystery Series... two Manhattan spinsters inherit a detective agency.

Margaret Erskine: Septimus Finch Mystery Series... features a Scotland Yard Inspector...

Phoebe Atwood Taylor (aka Freeman Dana & Alice Tilton): popular Leonidas Witherall and Asey Mayo Mystery Series, both set in the Boston/Cape Cod area...

Josephine Tey: Alan Grant Mystery Series... features an Inspector for the Scotland Yard...

July 24, 2009
I just added the latest four authors to the site who you all have recommended as belonging on the Cozy Mystery Site...

Barbara Bretton: Chloe Hobbs' Paranormal Mystery Series… Half sorceress and half human, Chloe is the proud owner of Vermont's Sticks and Strings Knitting Shop...

Anne Canadeo
(aka Katherine Spencer): Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series… This series also has a knitting theme. Maggie Messina is the owner of a knitting shop and does her sleuthing in Massachusetts. As Katherine Spencer she co-authors the Cape Light Series (non-mystery) with Thomas Kinkade.

Elizabeth Lynn Casey (aka Laura Bradford): Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series… The sleuth in this series is a librarian who is also a member of this particular sewing circle in South Carolina.

Elise Hyatt: Daring Finds Mystery Series… The sleuth in this series owns a furniture refinishing business. As a bonus, furniture refinishing tips are included in the mysteries.

July 20, 2009
The new Mystery Book Releases for August 2009 have just been posted. (Remember, I only post those books that belong to authors on the Cozy Mystery Site...)

July 18, 2009
Mysteries that take place in Ohio
have just been added.

July 14, 2009
The newest theme on the Theme page is:
Mysteries that take place in Virginia.

July 12, 2009
Today's four new mystery authors who have been added (alphabetically) to the site are:

M. M. Gornell: Gornell has two Stand-Alone mysteries...

Nancy Lynn Jarvis: The Regan McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series takes place in Santa Cruz...

Tracey Kiely: The Elizabeth Parker Mystery Series combines Kiely's love for British Cozies with Jane Austen...

Thomas Perry: The Jane Whitefield Mystery Series features a Seneca Wolf Clan member who hides people who need to disappear...

Thanks for the recommendations!

July 2, 6, & 8 of 2009
I am starting a new theme that consist of:
Mysteries with Journalist Sleuths: A - G

Mysteries with Journalist Sleuths: H - M
Mysteries with Journalist Sleuths: N - Z

June 30, 2009
The four newest author additions to the site who you (the Cozy Mystery Site readers) have recommended are:

Casey Daniels: Pepper Martin Mystery Series features a cemetery tour guide who gets help from a deceased mob boss...

Clare Langley-Hawthorne: Ursula Marlowe Mystery Series takes place in the early 1900s, in London, and features a suffragette...

Gail Lukasik: Lee Girard Mystery Series has a sleuth who is a breast cancer survivor who is a journalist...

Archer Mayor: Joe Gunther Mystery Series features a police detective in Vermont. (Not Cozy...)

June 28, 2009
Mysteries that Take Place in Maryland
is the newest theme addition to the Theme Page.

June 26, 2009
I am slowly making my way through the different states that host mystery series. Today I added Iowa, the state in which my very dear grandmother lived, the state that meant "home" to an Air Force dependent, and the state I chose to get my Bachelor's degree in - so I could visit my grandmother on a regular basis.

June 20, 2009
The July 2009 Mystery Book New Releases is finally posted.

June 12, 14, & 16 of 2009
Several people have asked about mystery authors who write mysteries that have sleuths who are authors. Since the list is so long, I have broken it into three sections. Here is the first part: Mysteries with Authors as Sleuths A - D. Remember, these are only the authors who can be found on this site.
Here is the second part:
Mysteries with Authors as Sleuths E - L. Part three: Mysteries with Authors as Sleuths M - Z

June 10, 2009
There is a winner for the Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino) contest. I just discovered Minichino/Grace a little while ago, and I am loving both of her cozy series. I'm glad that I have a few of her cozies left to read before I catch up with her!

June 6, 2009
The newest theme to the site is books that are set in Massachusetts.

June 4, 2009
Be sure to check out Katherine Hall Page's contest. I have written about it on this entry, and you can enter by clicking on the site I highlighted.

June 2, 2009
These are the four (or is it seven?) new authors to the Cozy Mystery Site... They have all been recommended to me by site readers. I hope you (and I!) find a new author... or four new authors... or seven new authors who interest us:

Walter Sorrells, Ruth Birmingham, & Lynn Abercrombie are all the same person, but different series and different genres. Birmingham writes the Sunny Childs Mystery Series, Lynn Abercrombie has the Cold Case Thriller Series, and Walter Sorrells writes stand-alone thrillers, along with the Hunted Series and the Chass Pureheart Series for young adults. (As I have said before, I LOVE it when adults who write for adults also write for young adults and children!)

David Handler (and 1/2 of Russell Andrews with Peter Gethers): Handler writes two mystery series by himself: the Berger & Mitry Mystery Series, which features a film critic and a policewoman and, for all of you dog lovers out there, the Stewart Hoag & Lulu Mystery Series, which features a loyal Basset Hound and her ghostwriter owner.

Charlotte Hughes: Hughes writes the Kate Holly Mystery Series which features a clinical psychologist. And, Janet Evanovich fans will recognize Hughes as the collaborating author of the Max Holt Full Series (with Janet Evanovich.)

Marne Davis Kellogg: Kellogg writes two series: the Kick Keswick Mystery Series which features a retired jewel thief and auctioneer, and the Lilly Bennett Mystery Series which features a Wyoming private detective.

May 31, 2009
Here are four new authors to the site who came recommended by readers of the site:

Marnette Falley has written the fourth mystery in the popular Queen Bees Quilt Mystery Series...

Karen E. Olson writes a cozy mystery series which is set in a unique location. It is the Tattoo Shop Mystery Series...

Wendy Roberts pens the Ghost Dusters Mystery Series which is set in a death scene cleaning company...

Beth Sherman writes a series which features a ghostwriter in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series...

May 29, 2009
Here is a list of some Cozy Mystery Site Readers' Favorite and/or Currently-Read Cozy Mystery Authors...

May 26, 2009
Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Agatha Christie shows on PBS. I have a list of the shows on this blog's entry...

May 22, 2009
I just posted a new Cozy Mystery Theme... Cozies that have Coffeehouses and Tea Shops as their settings...

May 21, 2009
Well, it took me forever to finally get the June 2009 Mystery Book Releases finished and posted, but I finally did! I hope that you are able to find a few of your favorite authors on the list... (Don't forget that I have a page with the monthly mystery book new releases.)

May 10, 2009
Finally! I posted the 2009 Edgar Awards. If you're interested it peeking at some other awards, I have some other Mystery Book Awards posted on this page...

May 8, 2009
Camille Minichino (aka Margaret Grace)
has generously offered us a miniature reading/crime scene drawing to us. Don't forget to enter! AND Good Luck!

May 4, 2009
I just posted the winners for the 2008 Agatha Awards that were given out this weekend at the 2008 Malice Domestic convention. (Remember, the 2008 Agathas are given in 2009 for books from 2008...) Again, all of the nominees are winners, but since they have to choose only one in each category, here they are...

April 22, 2009
The Texas Theme is up and ready! (For those of you who are new to the Cozy Mystery Site, there are a lot of other themes on the Theme page.)

April 16, 2009
I just posted the May 2009 New Mystery Book Releases on the New Releases page.

April 14, 2009
Four new authors have been added to the Cozy Mystery Site, thanks to your recommendations.

Bill Crider is a best-selling author who wrote his PhD dissertation about the hardboiled detective novel. He recently retired from being an English professor so that he could spend more of his time writing novels. He has several mystery series, including the Dan Rhodes Mystery Series.

Gail Fraser has her MBA and worked in corporate America before writing her Lumby Series, which is not a mystery series. If you like Jan Karon's Mitford Series, you might enjoy Fraser's Lumby Series.

Josi S. Kilpack just started her Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. She writes inspirational books.

Lynda S. Robinson (aka Suzanne Robinson) has her PhD in Anthropology and writes the Lord Meren Series, which is set during ancient Egypt's reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Lord Meren is the main investigator in the kingdom. (She also writes ancient Egyptian, Elizabethan, Victorian, and Civil War historical romance novels as Suzanne Robinson.)

April 9, 2009
The four latest authors to join the Cozy Mystery Site are:

Edie Claire: Leigh Koslow Mystery Series... books' titles begin with the word "Never" and are about an advertising copywriter/sleuth in Pennsylvania…

Elizabeth Dearl: Taylor Madison Mystery Series... features a Texas author/sleuth…

Shelly Fredman: Brandy Alexander Mystery Series... features Philadelphia journalist/sleuth…

Paul Magrs: Brenda & Effie Mystery Series... involves two best friends who investigate supernatural mysteries...

Remember that since these authors have been recommended to me by readers of the site, I am not familiar with their work... yet!

April 7, 2009
I just added four new authors to the site who some of you recommended:

Jennie Bentley
writes the Do It Yourself Mystery Series which features Avery Marie Baker, a New York professional house renovations expert.

Gail Bowen is a professor of English in Canada who writes the Joanne Kilbourn Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, a Canadian professor

Mindy Starns Clark writes two inspirational mystery series: the Million Dollar Mystery Series and the Smart Chick Mystery Series.

Ruth Dudley Edwards became a civil servant in London and a freelance writer after finishing graduate school at Cambridge. Edwards writes the Robert Amiss Mystery Series which features a retired civil servant in England.

April 3, 2009
For those of you who want to see some beautiful sights, hear some wonderful facts, and enjoy learning about our world... I just posted a review about the Sir David Attenborough Nature Shows... They are truly terrific!

If you would like to see more TV & Movie suggestions, click here.

April 1, 2009
I finally got the 2008 Agatha Award Nominations posted. It looks (to me) like a great bunch of authors and books have been nominated this year. The winners will be announced at this year's Malice Domestic which will take place during the first weekend in May... So, we will have to wait until then to find out who of these nominees will be the winners. [But, as I have said before, (to me) being nominated is equal to being a winner.]

March 22, 2009
I just added Washington (the state) to the list of Cozy Mystery books' locations, which can be found on the Theme page. (This list only includes authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery Site.)

This includes the specifically-named states (and Washington, DC) that the person requesting this theme asked for, other than the "Eastern Seaboard" states. So, I am now going to work my way randomly through other states, sprinkling in "Eastern Seaboard" states as I go.  Next up: Texas!

March 20, 2009
Four new authors have been added to the site, after being recommended by some of the Cozy Mystery Site readers:

Peter Abresch: James P. Dandy Elderhostel Mystery Series... Jim Dandy used to be a physical therapist and is now retired, taking a class at an elderhostel...

Sally Chapman (aka Annie Griffin): Silicon Valley Mystery Series... Californian Julie Blake investigates computer fraud...

Annie Griffin (aka Sally Chapman): Hannah & Kiki Mystery Series... These two "over 60" year old sisters have taken to investigating...

Margaret Searles: Mrs. Millet and Mrs. Hark Mystery Series... These two senior citizens enjoy sleuthing...

March 18, 2009
My second interview is with another very popular Cozy Mystery author: Susan Wittig Albert. Most of you know that she is the author of the China Bayles Herbal Mystery Series, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series, and you all probably also know that she and Bill Albert (her husband) write the Kate Ardleigh Sheridan & Sir Charles Sheridan Victorian Mystery Series using the pseudonym Robin Paige.

These interviews are fun!

March 16, 2009
I know that Washington, DC is not a state, but one of the people who asked that I make a list of authors from each state specifically requested it. So, it is now included on the Theme Page...

March 14, 2009
I just added Heartsong Presents Mysteries to the "H" page. I received several requests to add the Heartsong Presents Mysteries, but it took me a little while to figure out the list of authors... I think that I have, but if you notice any major blunders, please send me a note so that I can correct them.

March 10, 2009
I have just added a new page on the Cozy Mystery Site: Author Interviews. I don't know why I hadn't thought about this feature before, and I hope that you all check it out.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Collins yesterday, and she had a lot of interesting things to say. I am sure that current (and future!) fans of her popular Flower Shop Mystery Series will enjoy the interview.

I am looking forward to bringing more interviews to you all, from authors who you enjoy reading.

March 8, 2009
The April 2009 Mystery Book New Releases has been posted.

Feb. 28, 2009
A Cozy Mystery Site Blog reader wrote saying that she had read all of the books by her favorite authors, and asked for some suggestions of authors who might be "similar"... so that she could read some of their books. Here is a list of "similar" authors for Janet Evanovich, Anne George, Dorothy Gilman, Carolyn Hart, & Rex Stout. Of course, I realize that if you are a fan of these authors, it will be difficult to "replace" them... but if you have caught up to all of their books, and are looking for someone similar, then this list might be helpful.

Feb. 18, 2009
Finally posted are the March 2009 Mystery Book New Releases.

Feb. 13, 2009
I have added the last of the authors who I have ready to post... Thanks to the many readers who recommended them to be added to the Cozy Mystery Site!

Maggie Barbieri   Murder 101 Mystery Series... An English professor at a New York City college is the sleuth in this series.

Georgette Heyer   Superintendent Hannasyde Mystery Series and several Stand Alones from which to choose.

M. M. Kaye (aka Mollie Kaye)   Death in ***** Mystery Series as well as two bestselling historical novels: The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon, and children's books.

Margaret Yorke   Dr. Patrick Grant Mystery Series, along with many Stand Alones...

Feb. 9, 2009
There is a new theme on the Theme page. I thought that it was high time that we include the:

House Keepers, Cleaners, Maid Services, Laundromats

Feb. 7, 2009
Four more recommended authors! I haven't read them yet, but they sure do look interesting:

J. G. Goodhind: Honey Driver Mystery Series… Honey manages a hotel in Bath and is also the police liaison with the police force…

Nadia Gordon: Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mystery Series… Sunny is a chef in Napa Valley who is good at solving crimes…

Clare O'Donohue: Someday Quilts Mystery Series… This is a new quilting mystery series that takes place in a small town in New York…

Cyndy Salzmann: Friday Afternoon Club Mystery Series… This series features a group of stay-at-home moms who are good friends, as well as good sleuths…

Jan. 30, 2009
The latest author additions (who some of you recommended) to the site are:

Stephen BoothCooper & Fry Mystery Series... This series takes place in beautiful Derbyshire, England and features two police detectives...

Ellen Crosby: Wine Country Mystery Series... Lucie Montgomery is a winery owner in Virginia, who sleuths on the side....

Eileen Davidson: Soap Opera Mystery Series... Who says that being a beautiful soap opera star means you limit yourself to acting? Both Davidson and her sleuth are Soap Opera actresses who do much more....

Elspeth Huxley: Superintendent Vachell Mystery Series... Superintendent Vachell has moved from Canada and is now living in Kenya...

Jan. 28, 2009
The Inspector Morse mystery shows are the latest addition to the TV & Movie page. This series is based on the Colin Dexter books, which are great police procedurals.

Jan. 24, 2009
(I still can't get over that year! 2009 already!)
A new addition to the TV & Movies page: Agatha Christie's Poirot... I have probably seen each of the shows four times, and we are making our way through them again!

Jan. 21, 2009
I have just added three new authors who have been recommended for the site:

Annette Blair, a best selling author has just added the Vintage Magic Mystery Series to her repertoire. She writes both the Accidental Witch and the Triplet Witches series, which have been described as contemporary romance novels.

Kate Carlisle pens the Bibliophile Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, a rare book expert.

Joanne Clarey used to be a teacher, (Master's in Counselilng and Doctorate in Education) but is now writing her Hummingbird Falls Mystery Series full-time.

Jan. 15, 2009
I just posted the February 2009 Mystery Book Releases. From time to time, I get notes asking why I don't include more authors to these monthly mystery book release lists.... I only post the authors who are already on the Cozy Mystery Site, but as I add new authors to the site, I'll be adding them to the monthly lists...

Jan 10, 2009
Here are three new authors who have been recommended for me to add to the Cozy Mystery Site from readers of the site:

Linda Berry writes the Trudy Roundtree Mystery Series which features the only woman in an all male police department in a small town in Georgia.

Patricia Guiver writes the Pet Detective Mystery Series which features a detective and her faithful Doberman Pinscher who helps her in her sleuthing.

Kasey Michaels is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes the Maggie Kelly Mystery Series.

Jan. 6, 2009
I am starting the New year by posting three authors from the past. All three of the authors have been recommended for me to add to the site several times, and it has taken me this long to get to them!

Leslie Charteris writes The Saint Mystery Series. Some of you may remember The Saint television series from many years ago. The Saint (aka Simon Templar) is a rather dashing/debonair millionaire, who not only is a sleuth, but also a thief!

John Creasy has many pseudonyms and even more mystery (and spy) series. The pseudonyms that I am posting on the site include: J. J. Marric, M. E. Cooke, Robert Caine Frazer, Anthony Morton, Gordon Ashe, Rodney Mattheson, Patrick Gill, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Anthony Morton, Charles Hogarth, Richard Martin, Kyle Hunt, & Abel Mann.

Ellery Queen is a pseudonym for two cousins who write the books and stories together. Ellery Queen is both the name of the author and the name of the character of the series. And then there is the magazine by that same name!

Jan. 4, 2009
Can you believe we are already in 2009!?!

What better way to start the "What's New to the Cozy Mystery Site" area than by writing an entry about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the site... but rather with an actress whose movies I highly recommend: Judy Holliday.

Dec. 23, 2008
Thanks, again, for recommending authors who you believe belong on the Cozy Mystery Site. The three newest author additions are:

Gabriella Herkert  While attending law school, Herkert became aware of a case of a woman who left her fortune to her cat. This case is the basis of Herkert's  first Animal Instinct Mystery Series novel...

G. M. Malliet  Malliet writes the St. Just Mystery Series. She is a copywriter and journalist, as well as a Malice Domestic Grant Winner.

Allana Martin  Martin writes the Death of a ***** Mystery Series which features the owner of a Texan trading post and her husband, a veterinarian.

Dec. 21, 2008
Here is another TV and Movies Theme-d series which my family enjoyed... Firefly  (not a mystery)

Dec. 17, 2008
Heat of the Sun
is the latest entry to the TV and Movies Theme. It is a mystery miniseries that takes place in colonial Africa.

Dec. 15, 2008
Can you believe that it's almost time to adjust our mind-sets to 2009?!? It seems like just when I get used to writing the current year, it up and changes! Anyway... I have just posted the Mystery Book Releases for January 2009.

Dec. 13, 2008
Most of you are already aware of Midsomer Murders, the wonderful British Cozy series, but for those of you who weren't lucky enough to see it when it was televised in the USA, you're in for a nice (cozy) surprise! (I just posted a review...)

Dec. 11, 2008
Minnesota
has been added to the State Themes...

Dec. 9, 2008
Here are three new authors you all recommended for me to add:

Christopher Lane writes the Inupiat Eskimo Mystery Series which features Ray Attla (a police officer) who is brought up in Anchorage and who then goes to live in a more rugged/desolate area.

Barbara Paul writes the Opera Mystery Series (an early 1900s Italian tenor living in New York) and the Marian Larch Mystery Series (a New York police sergeant)...

Steve Sherman pens the New England Cozy Mystery Series, which takes place in New Hampshire and features a private investigator. Sherman also authors country roads guides, as well.

December 7, 2008
Just posted The Jury, which is a British miniseries that has a wonderful cast as well as very good plot...

December 3, 2008
For those of you who are interested in Edwardian Period living conditions... I just posted the Manor House miniseries, which my husband and I enjoyed immensely.

December 1, 2008
I have just added four new authors who you (the Cozy Mystery Site Readers) have recommended to me:

Sheryl J. Anderson writes the Molly Forrester Mystery Series which features an advice columnist (¿Dear Abby-type?) who also solves mysteries.

Margaret Dumas writes the Charlie & Jack Fairfax Mystery Series which the very Cozy Mystery Author Donna Andrews has compared to the Nick & Nora Charles plots.

Elizabeth Eagan-Cox has just started the Shannon Delaney Mystery Series which features a writer in San Diego with ghostly encounters.

Diane Setterfield wrote the bestselling Thirteenth Tale, which has been compared to the works of Charlotte Brontë and Daphne du Maurier... classic/Gothic mystery...

November 26, 2008
After receiving several e-mails in the past, I have added a theme which includes Christian Authors.

November 25, 2008
There are five new Christmas Mysteries Listed... Also, one Christmas Mystery that I didn't know about when I put that post together: Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have collaborated on a new Christmas Mystery: Dashing through the Snow (2008).

November 20, 2008
Michigan
has been added to the State Themes...

November 19, 2008
A reader of the Cozy Mystery Site asked that I include the Mystery and the Minister's Wife Mystery Series to the site. This is an inspirational mystery series, and has several different authors who write the different books in the series>>> Diane Noble, Traci DePree, Beth Pattillo, Eve Fisher, and Carol Cox.

November 18, 2008
I have just posted the new December Mystery Book Releases. Can you believe we are already looking at the end of 2008?!?

Nov. 12, 2008
Just added Connecticut to the State Themes...

Nov. 6, 2008
I just added four new authors to the site who you all have recommended:

Jackie Griffey: The Maryvale Mystery Series features a sheriff in Tennessee...

Margaret Miles: The Bracebridge Mystery Series is set in a little village in Colonial Massachusetts...

Cynthia PealeThe Beacon Hill Mystery Series features a brother and sister in Victorian Boston...

Marcia Talley: The Hannah Ives Mystery Series features a cancer survivor in Annapolis...

Nov. 3, 2008
Colorado
is the second state that I have posted for the different locations theme.

Oct. 30, 2008
A site reader asked me if I would go through the Cozy Mystery site and make a list of mysteries that come from different states. Today I started posting this particular theme, and began with the state of Florida.

Oct. 26, 2008
I have written my definition of what a Cozy Mystery is... which is posted on the "What Is a Cozy?" page of this site. Today I added a little more on the "Importance of a Village/Small Town Setting" to the site.

Oct. 20, 2008
Here are four new authors with historical themes that you all have recommended to be included to the Cozy Mystery Site:

Caroline Roe (aka Medora Sale): The Chronicles of Isaac of Girona Mystery Series (set in the mid 1300s with a blind Spanish doctor as the sleuth) AND the John Sanders Mystery Series (written as Sale) features a Canadian detective…

P.B. Ryan: The Gilded Age Mystery Series has an Irish governess who lives in Boston (after the Civil War) as its sleuth…

Kate Sedley: The Roger the Chapman Mystery Series takes place in medieval England (a chapman is a peddler)…

Sarah Stewart Taylor: The Sweeney St. George Mystery Series features a history professor in Vermont, with a particularly "morbid interest"... funerary art…

Oct. 16, 2008
I am slowly making my way through the authors who Cozy Mystery Site Readers have been recommending for the site... Four new authors (who all have a historical theme in common) have just been added:

Ann McMillan: Civil War Mystery Series...

Paula Paul (aka Paula Carter): Dr. Alexandra Gladstone Mystery Series AND as Paula Carter: Murder by Design Mystery Series...

Sharon Kay Penman: Medieval Mystery Series and two trilogies which aren't mysteries: Welsh Trilogy and Henry & Eleanor Trilogy...

Candace Robb: Owen Archer Mystery Series  AND the Margaret Kerr Mystery Series...

Oct. 12, 2008
Is anyone interested in the Cozy Mystery Site book's November (new book) releases? Well if you are, they have just been posted...

Oct. 10, 2008
The Mystery Book Award pages have been updated...

Oct. 8, 2008
I just posted two new Culinary Theme and two new Accounting Theme authors to the site, who were all recommended for the site by fellow Cozy Mystery readers:

Culinary:
Krista Davis: the Domestic Diva Mystery Series...

Julie Hyzy: the White House Chef Mystery Series...

Accounting:
Elizabeth Chamberlin: the Jane Mayhew Mystery Series...

Maggie Toussaint: the Cleopatra Jones Mystery Series...

Oct. 6, 2008
The newest theme on the Cozy Mystery Site Theme Page is the theme that involves sleuths who are crossword puzzle fans: the Crossword Puzzle Theme...

Oct. 4, 2008
A few days ago I got a letter from a site reader asking that I make a list of Religious-Themed Mystery Series. I just posted the Religious Theme (which includes priests, nuns, rabbis, pastors, wives of pastors, wives of rabbis, Shakers, people who work for any of the previously-named, etc.) this morning on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

Oct. 2, 2008
There are four new authors on the Cozy Mystery Site... recommended by some of you!
Joan Coggin:
Lady Lupin Mystery Series... Lady Lupin (known as "Loops") is the wife of a Church of England minister. They are supposed to be very funny.
Connie Feddersen:
Amanda Hazard Mystery Series... Amanda is a CPA who lives in Oklahoma. Amanda finds out what (and who!) "X" stands for... when "X" is the missing murderer.
Betty Hechtman:
Crochet Mystery Series... Molly Pink is an events planner for a bookstore who is also a member of a crochet group...  a crochet pattern is included in each of mystery.
Rhonda Pollero
(aka Kelsey Roberts): F. A. T. Mystery Series... The F.A.T. (Finley Anderson Tannery) is a shopaholic sleuthing paralegal!

Sept. 28, 2008
I just added a new show to the TV and Movies page... It is a show that my family has found very entertaining... a funny mystery series made by the BBC: Jonathan Creek is the name of the show.

Sept. 25, 2008
Just up: the third (and final) part of the Super Supernatural Mysteries Theme... the Vampire, Werewolf, and Witch.

Sept. 23, 2008
I just posted the second part of the Super Supernatural Mysteries theme. I focused on the books on the site that feature characters with psychic and/or  6th sense abilities.

Sept. 21, 2008
A reader of the Cozy Mystery Site asked if I would start a theme that includes "paranormal" themes... Today I posted the first of my "Super Supernatural Mysteries" theme beginning with the Ghost Theme.

Sept. 19, 2008
I just posted the October 2008 New Book Releases list. Carolyn Hart (aka Carolyn G. Hart) has a new series that will be making its debut in October, and Joyce & Jim Lavene are also starting a new series. I don't know how I missed these two new series, but Barbara Cleverly and Carole Nelson Douglas have new series out now, also.

Sept. 17, 2008
I just added five new authors to the site who have been recommended by Cozy Mystery Site readers:

Dorothy Howell: Howell's mystery series features a part-time sales person who happens to love designer labels in her purses...

Lorena McCourtney: McCourtney is listed under "Christian Mysteries" on her site... She writes several mystery series, some of which feature senior citizen sleuths...

Lawrence Sanders: (Not Cozy) He has many best selling novels... He writes several mystery series (including the Archy McNally Series) and also many stand alones...

Deborah Sharp: Sharp writes a funny mystery series which features a single daughter and her ever-loving Mama...

Gayle Trent: Trent has just put out her first mystery series which features a cake decorator...

Sept. 13, 2008
I cannot believe that I didn't include A Catered Halloween (the 5th in the Mystery with Recipes Series by Isis Crawford... aka Barbara Block) in my September New Releases entry! As much as I love a good Cozy Mystery with a seasonal theme!

Sept. 6, 2008
So, now that I am back from my niece's wedding... What's New? I just added four new authors to the site who you all have let me know about:

C. S. Challinor: Those of you who love seasonal mysteries will enjoy knowing that the first novel in Challinor's Rex Graves Mystery Series is set in an English hotel during the Christmas season...

Patricia Harrington: Harrington is an ex-teacher who now writes two mystery series...

Ellen Elizabeth Hunter: Hunter writes a mystery series featuring house preservation... something she knows a lot about, as she herself preserves historic houses.

Radine Trees Nehring: Nehring writes a mystery series which is set in the Arkansas Ozarks, which features a "senior sleuth" who enjoys sleuthing with a retired police detective...

August 26, 2008
Authors Beginning with S - W are posted on the Vacation Mysteries Theme Page...

August 18, 2008
Authors Beginning with K - R are posted on the Vacation Mysteries Theme page...

August 15, 2008
Authors Beginning with F - H are posted on the Vacation Mysteries Theme... finally!

August 11, 2008
The Vacation Mysteries or Mysteries That Take Place in Exotic Locations Theme is moving right along... Authors Beginning with C - D are now included.

August 8, 2008
The Cozy Mystery Theme page is adding a new theme: Vacation Mysteries or Mysteries That Take Place in Exotic Locations. A while ago a site reader asked that I post a theme which included vacation-types of mysteries. I have just started the new theme and since there are so many mysteries that are in this category, I am posting them by alphabetical order (authors' last names)... So far, I have finished with the Authors Beginning with A - B.

August 3, 2008
I just added five new authors to the site, and it was a most unusual coincidence that all five of them write series that are historic in nature.

Maureen Ash: Ash writes the Templar Knight Mystery Series that takes place during the time of the Crusades.

Simon Beaufort: Beaufort is a husband/wife writing team (Beau Riffengburgh and Susanna Gregory) who write the Geoffrey Mappestone Mystery Series which is set during the 1100s in Great Britain.

Kate Bryan: Bryan writes the Maggie Maguire Mystery Series that tkae place during the 1870s.

Alys Clare: Clare writes the Hawkenlye Mystery Series which takes place during England, during the  late 1100s.

Susanna Gregory: Gregory is half of the above Beaufort team. She writes two series which take place in Great Britain: the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Mystery Series takes place in the 1300s and the Thomas Chaloner Mystery Series takes place in the 1600s.

Also, if you would like to access more mystery book themes, make sure you visit the Cozy Mystery Theme page...

July 29, 2008
Aha! Five New Authors have just been posted on the Cozy Mystery Site!

July 27, 2008
Four new authors have been added to the site... One of them is actually an author who a lot of Cozy Mystery Readers already know!

July 21, 2008
The August Mystery Book Releases has just been posted. I hope that you are able to find that a favorite author has been busy writing a new novel!

July 10, 2008
Just added four new pages of authors to the site: James D. Doss, Donna Leon, Aimée & David Thurlo and Janice A Thompson. I have written short little blips about them on this particular page.

July 8, 2008
I am trying to get a lot of my Cozy Mystery authors posted... They are the authors who I have gotten from you all... Yesterday I ran by one author's website that was more confusing that trying to drive downtown while in the middle of rush hour! I decided that I would put that particular author off.... until I have a lot of time to decipher her cute pop-ups... Again>>> why don't authors just post their books by chronological order!? I guess that if they did, I wouldn't have this site!
Anyway, I have just posted four new authors to the site: one has a British quilting-theme, another has an Italian Commissario, a third has a movie theater owner, and the fourth features a Fish & Wildlife agent....

July 6, 2008
What better time to read a mystery with the Travel Theme than right now?! Here are just a few examples of just that... Summer sure has a way of enticing us to have fun exploring new places.

July 4, 2008
Again, this is not a mystery (mini)series, but we just finished watching it and it really got us in the Fourth of July mood... the HBO's miniseries called John Adams. We thought it was excellent.

July 2, 2008
I know that this is not a mystery series, but I enjoy it so much that I included it on the TV & Mystery Theme Page... Do you remember That Girl with Marlo Thomas? It could be very funny without having to be risqué...

June 28, 2008
I have just added four new authors to the site who you, the site readers, have told me about...

June 26, 2008
I just added a new Cozy Mystery Theme to that page... the Cozy Mystery Wedding Theme (which also includes the Wedding Planners Theme)>>> perfect for the summer!

June 23, 2008
Good news cozy mystery reading knitters!!! "My librarian" Janet told me that Sally Goldenbaum is starting a new knitting series: The Seaside Knitters Series.  And, even better news... You don't have to be a knitter to enjoy a new cozy mystery series!

June 20, 2008
So, what is new to the Cozy Mystery Site?
I am (again!) trying to make my way through a whole lot of authors of whom you all have told me. It seems, though, that as soon as I add three more to the list, I am told about four more! So, if you have recommended an author to me who I have not yet posted... please be patient... I will (hopefully soon!) get to him/her...
I just added: 
Sally Gunning (the Peter Bartholomew Mystery Series), Sue Ann Jaffarian (the Odelia Grey Mystery Series), and Susan S. James (the Solace Glen Mystery Series)...

June 18, 2008
I just added the latest theme to the Cozy Mystery Theme Page... Mystery Series set in Bed & Breakfasts (Boarding Houses and Hotels are included in this particular theme.)

June 14, 2008
Before I forget: I just added the July 2008 Mystery Book Releases. Some of the July additions include:
J. A. Jance has a new Joanna Brady mystery...
Rhys Bowen's Lady Georgiana will be making a new appearance...
Mary Daheim's Hillside Manor Bed & Breakfast will be open for business...
As for Mr. Monk>>> Looks like he's off to Germany!

June 13, 2008
I have just added three new authors to the site, who I heard about through you all:
Nancy Bush
(aka Nancy Kelly & Natalie Bishop) writes the Jane Kelly Mystery Series which not only features Jane, but her Pug, The Binkster (aka Binks & Binkster... as with all loved pets, they deserve nicknames, too!)...
Dixie Cash is a writing team of two sisters who write a mystery series which is set in Salt Lick, Texas and features Debbie
Sue Overstreet (owner of a beauty shop) and her best friend Edwina Perkins-Martin... both of whom happen to sleuth...
It is said that Agatha Christie was actually a fan of Elizabeth Daly's novels... It doesn't get much better than that! 

June 9, 2008
I just posted an update on Lyn Hamilton's Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mystery Series...

June 6, 2008
What better time than the summer to try out a Golf Mystery Themed book? I have just added a post about just those series! (Whoops! I got way ahead of myself on the date!)

June 5, 2008
I cannot believe I have finally finished "assigning" graphics to every one of the authors who are on the Cozy Mystery Site! It has taken me quite a while to do it, and I am so glad it is finally done. (Other than to add new graphics when the authors put out new books.) Now I can finally concentrate on adding all of the new authors you all, the site readers, have recommended for me to add. Yahoo!!!

June 4, 2008
I have posted a new theme: Gardening Cozy Mysteries. I was quite surprised when I found so many gardening series on the Cozy Mystery site.

June 2, 2008
I just posted an entry about Tim Myers, Melissa Glazer, and Elizabeth Bright...

May 19, 2008
The Edgar Awards were announced at the beginning of May, and I have finally gotten them posted! Check them out on the individual Edgar Pages... You will undoubtedly see some familiar authors' names... (For the links to the individual pages scroll down on the Mystery Book Awards page.)

May 17, 2008
I have just posted the June 2008 Mystery Book Releases. (This list only includes the authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery Site...) You can see all of the "New Releases" lists that I have compiled on this page.

May 3, 2008
I have added six new authors to the site: Jeanne Glidewell, Lee Charles Kelley, Sherry Lewis, Sheila Lowe, Sara Rosett, and Chris Well. I always like hearing about new authors so that I can add them too the site...

April 29, 2008
I have just added the Malice Domestic 2008 recipients of the Agatha Awards... which I have annotated as the 2007 awards, since they are given for mysteries that were written and published in 2007. The blog gives the details of what, when, and where... the WHO (as in authors!) is on the individual Mystery Award pages.

April 17, 2008
The newest theme to the Cozy Mystery Theme page is: Housewife Mysteries and/or Stay-at-Home Mom Mysteries.

April 15, 2007
What's new? Well, these are the New Mystery Book Releases due out in May (or in at least one case, the very, very end of April) of 2008. There's a lot of enjoyable reading in store for all of us!

April 13, 2008
This is the fifth (and final) part of this mystery theme (which can be found surrounded by other mystery themes on the Mystery Theme page of this site), and includes the authors whose last names begin with R - W, and who write historical mysteries. (I have only included the authors who are found on this Cozy Mystery Site.)

April 11, 2008
Here is the fourth part of the five-part mystery theme which covers the historical mystery series that are included on this cozy mystery site. This section includes the authors whose last names begin with M - P. If you are new to the site, there are many mystery themes on the Mystery Theme page.

April 9, 2008
I just posted the authors whose last names begin with G - L who write Period Mysteries (Historical Mysteries) on the Mystery Theme page.

April 7, 2008
The second part of the Period Mysteries by authors whose last names begin with C - F have been posted on the Cozy Mystery Theme page.

April 5, 2008
Today I am starting a new Cozy Mystery Theme: Mystery Series That Take Place In Different Periods Of Time... "Period Mysteries" or "Historical Mysteries"... Since I found that there are so many authors on the Cozy Mystery Site, I have divided the list into five parts. Today's list of the Period Mysteries will include the authors whose last names begin with A & B.

April 3, 2008
I wrote my blog today about two authors and the new series that they will both be writing. Kate Kingsbury is going to be using a new pseudonym (Rebecca Kent) when she pens her new Bellehaven House Mystery Series. The first book in the series is due out in June (High Marks for Murder).

Laura Childs will be writing the new Cackleberry Club Mystery Series. The first book in this series (Eggs in Purgatory) is due to be out this December.

March 30, 2008
I just added a new Cozy Mystery Site Theme:::: NASCAR...

March 28, 2008
The latest Cozy Mystery Theme that I have added to the site is:  Real People as Characters in Mystery Books.

March 27, 2008
I just added a new theme to the cozy mystery site: Mysteries with (Previously) Famous Fictional Characters If you can think of any other authors who I should add to the list, please let me know.

March 24, 2008
I am still working on adding new authors to the site who have been recommended by site readers. It's always nice when I find a new author of interest to me, and I hope that you all are enjoying these new recommended authors also. Today's new authors are: Jimmie Ruth Evans and Honor Hartman  (who happen to be the very same person) who, between "them" write the Bridge Club Mystery Series (which offers bridge tips) and the Trailer Park Mystery Series (which offers Kountry Kitchen recipes.)

Kathleen Bacus writes the Calamity Jayne Mystery Series which looks like a lot of fun, and the last author isn't a mystery author at all: Debbie Macomber writes the Blossom Street Knitting Series and the Angelic Intervention Series which features three angels (Shirley, Mercy, and Goodness.)

March 22, 2008
Evan Marshall's Jane Stuart & Winky Mystery Series are the most recent to get a page on the site. Marshall was recommended by a site reader for the cat theme as well as for the site in general.

March 21, 2008
I am trying to get back into adding some of the authors who site readers have recommended. I  had been working on putting pictures of the covers of authors' books on their individual pages, but found that it was simply taking too much time to make much progress on that project. (I just finished the "C" authors!)

Today I am adding an author who does not write mysteries, but who several site readers recommended as someone who might fit in well with the cozy theme of the site: Jennifer Chiaverini writes the Elm Creek Quilts Series.

Nina Wright writes the Whiskey Mattimoe Mystery Series. Whiskey is a realtor in a resort area in Michigan, and Abra is her trusty Afghan Hound sleuthing partner.

The third recommended author I added to the site today is Claire M. Johnson. Johnson writes the Mary Ryan, Pastry Chef Mystery Series... which I will soon be adding to the culinary mystery theme.

March 19, 2008
Did you know that the BBC made a delightful series of shows based on Margery Allingham's Campion? We just finished watching the last episode a few weeks ago, and I just posted a blog about it on the TV and Movie page.

March 18, 2008
The April 2008 Mystery Book Releases have been posted. One of the books is actually coming out at the very end of March... I don't know how I missed that!

March 16, 2008
Now, don't get me wrong... I know that the newest TV and Movie addition is not a mystery... but, since my family really enjoys this 1993 show, then I thought that I would write it up: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. It happens to be a show that we watched back in the early 90s and have recently started watching it again. We really enjoy it!

March 6, 2008
Finally>>> I just finished the entry for the Q through W Senior Sleuths. (The authors last names begin with those letters, not the sleuths...)

March 4, 2008
On to the second part of the Senior Detectives Theme. This time, authors whose last names begin with G through P, who write Mystery Books with Senior Detectives... as in age, not hierarchy in their firm!

March 3, 2008
I am beginning a new theme: Senior Sleuths. There turn out to be so many of them that I am going to divide the theme alphabetically. The first part of the Senior Sleuths theme is: authors whose last names begin with A through F, who write Senior Sleuth Mystery Books.

March 2, 2008
I just added a new item on the Mystery Book Awards page... the Nero Awards. If you have time, you may want to take a look at all of the authors who have won the Nero Award... You will probably find a few who pique your interest, and a few you already have on your Favorite Mystery Authors List.

Feb. 28, 2008
Since I have had several people write and ask me for suggested authors to try once they have read all of their Agatha Christie Mysteries and are ready to move on to other cozy mystery authors, I have added I've Run Out of Agatha Christie Mysteries, What Do I Do Now? on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.

Feb. 24, 2008
I just comprised the March 2008 Mystery Book Releases of authors who are on the Cozy Mystery Site.

Feb 22, 2008
I always enjoy getting recommendations for the site from site readers. Here are eight new authors (to the site!)... I sure hope that their books will provide countless hours of mystery reading!
Julie Wray Herman writes the Three Dirty Women Landscaping, Inc series...
Elizabeth Ironside (aka Lady Catherine Manning, married to British Ambassador) has written five stand-alone mystery novels which I have annotated...
Annette Meyers (aka Maan Meyers when writing the Dutchman Historical Mystery Series with her husband, Martin) writes the Smith & Wetzon Mystery Series and the Olivia Brown Mystery Series...
Marlys Millhiser writes the Charlie Greene Mystery Series about a literary agent in California...
Fiona Mountain writes the Natasha Blake Ancestor Detective Mystery Series (as in genealogist)...
Kris Neri, when not tending to the bookstore she co-owns, writes the Tracy Eaton Mystery Series...
Clea Simon's series involves a music writer/sleuth who loves her cat, Musetta...
Fran Stewart writes the Biscuit McKee and Marmalade Mystery Series...

Feb. 21, 2008
I just added a new miniseries to the TV and Movies page... I finished re-watching the 1970 version of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and loved it.

Feb. 17, 2008
I have added two authors from yester-year: G. K. Chesterton, who wrote the Father Brown series of stories and Michael Innes, who wrote the Inspector Sir John Appleby Mystery Series...

Feb. 14, 2008
I'm at it again! Here are the authors who I just added to the site today... Beth Groundwater writes a mystery series that takes place in beautiful Colorado Springs, where the sleuth owns a gift basket shop. Terri Thayer writes two mystery series, one of which features a computer techie who inherits a quilt shop and a future series which features a rubber stamping sleuth. Mary Saums writes two mystery series, one features two 60 something widows and the other revolves around a private investigator/backup singer in Nashville. Arlene Sachitano has just started the quilting mystery series called Loose Threads.

I want to take this time to thank site readers for their recommendations...

Feb. 12, 2008
Here are some new authors who I have just added to the site: Sarah Atwell writes the Glassblowing Mystery Series with Em Dowell as her sleuth,  Hannah Dennison is starting the new Vicky Hill Mystery Series which revolves around a journalist in a small town in England, and Melinda Wells is just starting the Della Cooks Mystery Series... about a cooking sleuth. I have also just added two established authors:  Sarah Andrews is a professional geologist who writes the Em Hansen and the Valena Walker Mystery Series, of which both have geologist sleuths and  Meg Cabot writes the Heather Wells Mystery Series which features a former teenage idol who has changed professions and is now a private investigator.

Feb. 8, 2008
I have added four new authors to the site: Louise PennyAnthony EglinVicki Lane,  and  Brian Kavanagh......

Bookstore Mysteries are the latest additions to my Mysteries by Theme page...

Feb. 7, 2008
I have added a list of Cozy Mystery Authors who somehow include Cozy Libraries in their novels... librarians, library settings, or even library cats! These, of course, can be found on the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page of the site... My next themed cozy will probably be a list of cozy mysteries that feature book sellers, book traders, or publishers...

Feb. 6, 2007
I finally finished upgrading all of my book graphics on the main pages of the site. That was quite a job! I didn't like the way my husband had me doing it when I first started the site, so I was very pleased that he was able to show me an easier way of doing the same thing. Sometimes, he just takes it for granted that all of us can do things on the computer that match his abilities.

Also, I just added Joan Hickson's  Miss Marple shows to the TV and Movies page. Unfortunately, there were only twelve episodes... but one of them was a two-parter!

Feb. 3, 2008
I just finished my Valentine's Day Mystery Book List page... and not a minute too soon! I can't believe that we are already in the month of February!!! What happened to my resolutions for the New Year?

Jan. 28, 2008
I am working on updating my book graphics on each of the pages. It looks like it will take me a while to do, but I hope that it will add some color to each of the pages. As the tortoise would say: "slowly, but surely..."

Jan 24, 2008
I am in the process of adding some new (cozy) mystery authors. Today's authors are: D. B. BortonMargaret Coel, Denise Dietz, and Veronica Stallwood.

Jan. 23, 2008
I have just added a new page to the site that might just make it easier for some of you who keep lists of your favorite cozy mystery authors. I now have the "New Releases" page which has the books (of authors featured on this site) that will be coming out in the very near future. I hope that this feature helps. And, if you see any mistakes or books that I have overlooked... Please drop me a line!

Jan. 22, 2008
I have a new list of books...Here are the new Cozy (and Not So Cozy) Mysteries that will be coming out during February 2008, or perhaps better described as the February 2008 Mystery Releases...

Jan. 21, 2008
I have finished going through the site and making lists of the authors who write books set in Great Britain. Today's final list is the T & W British Mysteries.

Jan. 20, 2008
Authors whose last names begin with P, R, & S have been my latest project. They are all authors who write mysteries (some of them cozies!) which are set in Great Britain. P, R, & S British Mysteries.

Jan. 19, 2008
These are the J, K, L, M, and N British Mysteries. I am only including the authors who have a page on the site. I realize that there are many other authors who write British mysteries.

Jan. 18, 2008
Here are some more mysteries that are set in Great Britain... E, F, G, & H British Mysteries. I realize that not all of the authors are actually British...

Jan. 17, 2008
Here are the C & D British Mystery Authors

Jan. 16, 2008
I am just beginning to post the mysteries from Great Britain that I have featured on this site. So far I have the A & B British Mystery Authors listed... (And, of course, you can see other theme-based lists on the Cozy Mysteries by Theme page.)

Jan. 10, 2008
I just added the miniseries To Serve Them All My Days to my TV and Movies page. If you haven't checked that page out, please do! I have added quite a few items since I first started posting.

Jan. 6, 2008
I just added two more new cozy authors to the site... Kathryn Lilley (writes the Fat City Mystery Series) and Joanna Campbell Slan (will be writing a new scrapbooking mystery series)...

Jan. 3, 2008
I have been working on adding authors who readers of the site have recommended to me. I am hoping that I can add all of the authors shortly. So far, today I am adding: Melissa Glazer (who writes a the Clay & Crime Series), Kathryn R. Wall (who writes the Bay Tanner Mystery Series which is set in the beautiful Hilton Head Island area), and Cricket McRae (who writes the Homecrafting Mystery Series.)

Jan. 1,2008
Happy New Year to all of you! I truly hope that ALL of us have great new years!
I just added a new page for Isaac Asimov's mystery books on the site.

Dec. 27, 2007
Every month, I update my personal list of authors so that I can have the most current books that my favorite authors have out...Here are the authors (with their respective books) that correspond to authors on this site.The following books are the January 2008 Cozy (and not so Cozy!) Mystery Book Releases:

Suzanne Arruda… The Serpent's Daughter
Michael Bond… Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution
Rita Mae Brown… The Purrfect Murder
Stephen J. Cannell… Three Shirt Deal 
Blaize Clement… Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues
Barbara Colley… Wash and Die
Janet Evanovich… Plum Lucky
Margaret Frazer… The Apostate's Tale
Kerry Greenwood… Death Before Wicket
Toni L. P. Kelner… Without Mercy
Joyce & Jim Lavene… Hooked Up
Kaye Morgan… Murder by Numbers
Sara Paretsky… Bleeding Kansas
Peter Robinson… Friend of the Devil
J. B. Stanley… Chili Con Corpses
Leann Sweeney… Pushing Up Bluebonnets
Charles Todd… A Pale Horse
Minette Walters… The Chameleon's Shadow
Valerie Willson Wesley… Of Blood and Sorrow

Dec. 14, 2007
I just thought about a television who that I really enjoyed back when it was on (during the early 1980s) and then again, a few years ago.... Cagney & Lacey.

Dec. 13, 2007
For all of you Quilters, Dancers, Cruisers, and Trash n' Treasure Lovers: I have just added four new authors who you might find very interesting!  Barbara AllanCandy Calvert,   Sally Goldenbaum, and  Natalie M. Roberts.

Dec. 3, 2007
D. B. Barton, the author of the Singing Sleuth mysteries just contacted me to let me know about her cozy series. The books look like they are "must haves" if you are lucky enough to be planning a cruise!

Nov. 24, 2007
Elizabeth Daniels Squire wrote the Peaches Dann Mystery Series. She is the last author I (just) added to the site.

Nov. 21, 2007
C. C. Benison is the latest author I have made a page for... Benison writes the "Her Majesty Investigates" that features the Queen and one of her housemaids at Buckingham Palace as the sleuths.

Nov. 20, 2007
I just added a few new authors to the site: Susan FroetschelJoanne DobsonEllen Edwards Kennedy,  and  Laura Levine.

Nov. 16, 2007
I just posted some more Christmas Mysteries... I'll try to blog later with some of the titles... Right now, my dog is absolutely insisting that I feed her!

Nov. 14, 2007
Out this month!!!
Nancy J. Cohen..... Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Series...)
Clare Curzon.....
The Edge (Superintendent Mike Yeadings Series...)
Susan Conant.....
All Shots (Dog Lovers Series...)
John Mortimer.....
Rumpole Misbehaves (Rumpole of the Bailey Series...)
James Patterson.....
Double Cross (Alex Cross Series.....)
Ruth Rendell..... Not in the Flesh (Inspector Wexford Series...)
J. D. Robb..... Creation in Death (Eve Dallas Series...)
Peter Tremayne..... A Prayer for the Damned (Sister Fidelma Series...)

Nov. 13, 2007
I must have been asleep! I missed adding a few new books to my authors' individual pages:
Claudia Bishop.....
The Case of the Tough Talking Turkey (from the Casebooks of Dr. McKenzie Series)
Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos: The Navigator (from the NUMA Files Series...)

Jeffery Deaver..... The Sleeping Doll (from his Lincoln Rhyme Series...)
Parnell Hall..... Hitman (Not from his Cora Felton/Crossword Puzzle Series, but his Stanley Hastings Series...)
Carl Hiassen..... The Best American Mystery Stories (Editor)
Victoria Laurie..... Crime Scene (A Psychic Eye Mystery Series...)
Shirley Rousseau Murphy..... Cat Deck the Halls (A Christmas/Joe Grey Cat Mystery...)
Anne Perry..... A Christmas Beginning
S. J. Rozan..... Bronx Noir (An Anthology)

Nov. 12, 2007
Yahoo!!! I just finished the last of the crafting/hobbies cozy mystery series. That should do it... until I compile more authors and books!

Nov. 11, 2007
Scrap Booking and Card Making Cozy Mysteries are yet two more popular crafting themes in cozy mysteries.

Nov.9, 2007
Are you interested in cozy mysteries with a quilting theme? If so, I just added a list of authors you might be interested in.... Of course, there are other cozy mystery theme on this page...Cozies by Themes

Nov. 4, 2007
I am almost done with the culinary theme blogs. Culinary Mysteries #4 is up. I am trying to include not only the authors on my site, but a few others that I am tracking down.

Nov. 1, 2007
In case you haven't noticed, I just made a new page: Cozies by Themes.  I just added Miranda Bliss and Cathie John, both of whom write culinary mysteries.... which is why I rushed to add them. I will be listing both of them in my fourth part of the culinary authors.

Oct. 24, 2007
Check out my new "Cozy Mysteries by Themes" page (aka Cozies by Themes.) I hope to get a few more items on the page before too long!

Oct. 18, 2007
John J. Lamb and Betty Rowlands are the two most recent authors who I have added to my site. For all of you teddy bear collectors... Lamb writes the Bear Collector cozy mystery series. For all of you Cotswold cozy mystery fans, Rowlands writes the Melissa Craig cozy mystery series. Between the two of these authors, there is probably something for all cozy mystery readers!

Oct. 17, 2007
I just added a new British series to my Television and Movie Page.... The Last Detective. I have loved everyone of the episodes I have seen. I consider them right up there with Foyle's War, Inspector Morse, and Inspector Frost.

Oct. 10, 2007
I see that both Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher have a new book out "between them"...Panning for Murder
 Also, I already had the following books listed, but they have finally come out:
Cynthia Baxter...
Who’s Kitten Who?
M. C. Beaton...
Kissing Christmas Goodbye
Rita Mae Brown...
The Tell-tale Horse

Oct. 3, 2007
I have added R. T. Raichev and Christine Matthews to the lists of alphabetical authors. R. T. Raichev writes a series that features a recently divorced British grandmother and a widower who take up sleuthing. Christine Matthews collaborates with the very well-known Robert J. Randisi on her (their) series featuring bookstore owner Gil Hunt and his local celebrity wife Claire Hunt.

Oct. 1, 2007
I just posted the nominees and winners of the Bouchercon Anthony Awards. The winner in the Best Novel category is Laura Lippman for her novel No Good Deeds.  Louise Penny won the Best First Novel Anthony Award for her novel Still Life. The Best Paperback Original Novel category was won by Dana Cameron  for Ashes and Bones. My Father's Secret by Simon Wood was the winner in the Short Story category and Jim Huang & Austin Lugar edited Mystery Muses in the Best Critical and Non Fiction category.

Sept. 29, 2007
Can you believe it is almost October?!? I am ready for the fall months!
I just added two new authors to my lists. I found them while researching for my Blog about Antiquing Sleuths..... Emyl Jenkins and J. B. Stanley. They both look like great additions to the cozy list of authors.

Sept. 24, 2007
I've learned from some of the site's readers that I should add Suzanne Arruda and Jess Lourey to my list of cozy mystery authors. Lourey writes the Murder by Month series, and Arruda writes the Jade del Cameron series which is set in Africa.

Sept. 20, 2007
I just finished going through each individual author to check and make sure I had all of their current books on their page. I had only missed a few, which was nice.
Also, I just posted the very last of the Edgar Awards winners and nominees for the TV Feature or Miniseries category. It was (again) fun to reminisce as I found them. You might enjoy it, too!

Sept. 8, 2007
Yesterday I posted some new Christmas Mysteries and one Halloween Mystery that either just came out or are coming out shortly. And, if you have an author you follow on pages A, B, or C.... I just (re)checked each of the authors on those pages and added a book here or there.... If you follow Laura Childs, Nancy J. Cohen, or Kate Collins, you will be pleased to see some new books coming out.

Sept. 3, 2007
I (finally!) just added Bramwell to my TV and Movies ... a British series that aired several years ago on Masterpiece Theatre.

Sept. 2, 2007
A few days ago, I blogged about some new authors who I had added to my site. Here are some new authors for whom I just made pages: Patricia Wynn, Patricia Smiley, S. J. Rozan, Beverle Graves Myers, N. J. Lindquist, Harley Jane Kozak, Judy Clemens, and Deb Baker. I decided to list them in "opposite to alphabetical" order....

August 28, 2007
I just heard from two authors who happen to be sisters, who are writing a series called the Silver Sisters Mystery series... featuring... sisters! Morgan St. James and Phyllice Bradner are my two newest entries to the sites' ever-growing list of authors...

August 27, 2007
I just updated my holiday mystery pages, and will continue to try to find more books that might be of interest to us. I found several books that I added to my Thanksgiving Mystery page, one to the Easter Mystery page, and a few to the Christmas Mystery page.

August 25, 2007
I just posted two new books for you M. C. Beaton fans. You might have to wait for them... but you can always add them to your TBR wish list!

August 22, 2007
I just added a new author to my lists... Carole Berry. I haven't yet read anything by her, but she was recommended by a site viewer, and her Amazon reviews make her look like someone we, the cozy mystery readers, might enjoy...

August 21, 2007
Take a look at Alexander McCall Smith's page... he has new books in the horizon...  Also, I just added Shirley Damsgaard's page... I have gotten several suggestions to include her books, so I have!

August 12, 2007
Donna Andrews has a new Meg Langslow book out. J. A. Jance has a new J. P. Beaumont novel, and Ralph McInerny has a new Father Dowling book. Also, they just re-released one of Lawrence Block's Evan Tanner Mystery series books... Two for Tanner is out as The Scoreless Thai.

July 25, 2007
I just added Dana Stabenow to the list of authors. She writes two series that are set in Alaska. The first book in the Kate Shugak series won an Edgar. Donna Ball is the latest addition to the site. She writes a series about an ex-tracker and her beloved Golden Retriever.

July 22, 2007
Finally! I have added Mapp and Lucia to the TV and Movies page.

July 21, 2007
I have just added Emilie Richards to my list of authors. Richards was recommended to me by a site's viewer. When I went to Richards' site, I was pleasantly surprised to see that she not only writes a mystery series (Ministry is Murder) that looks very cozy, but she also writes a series of non-mystery fiction books for quilters. What really surprised me was that not only does she have the four quilting books in the series, but she also has published quilting books (for Leisure Arts, no less!) that actually accompany each book in the quilting series. Now, I know that this is a cozy mystery site... but I find this such a wonderful idea that I just had to write about it!

July 19, 2007
I found out rather recently that James Patterson is now writing a series for "Young Adults." I truly think it's great when "established authors" write books for younger readers. I think of years ago, when my children were younger... I think that they had to go from children's books right into adult books, since there really didn't seem to be a lot of "in between" books available to them.
Also, a visitor to the site suggested that I add Karen MacInerney, which I just did!

July 17, 2007
I just added a Agatha Christie's Marple to the TV and Movie page. Also, I just posted the Edgar awards for the best episodes of television series. Some of the winners might surprise you!

July 14, 2007
I just found two new authors who you might enjoy checking out:  Lorna Barrett and L. L. Bartlett (same person, different pen names) and Suzanne Adair. As usual, I have a little "blip" on each of them on their corresponding "A" and "B" pages...

July 11, 2007
So, who is Jesse Stone? If you are asking this question, then you will want to read the blog I posted yesterday! Author Robert B. Parker doesn't just write the popular Spenser (for Hire) series...
Also, I just added a new author to my list... Chris Forman just wrote me a comment on one of my blog entries. It was so nice to hear from you again, Chris. (His site's information can be found on my "Cozy Mystery Links" page.)

July 9, 2007
It's always nice when I get a comment from a website viewer that leads me to "discover" a new author... new, to me, that is. I just got a recommendation to take a look at Barbara Parker. I don't really know how I missed her, but after finding her website and reading through it, I have decided to add her to both my website and my list of authors to check out. Thanks, again, for telling us all about her!

July 8, 2007
I have just completed the Edgar list for the Juvenile books, and I just kept being surprised by all of the authors from my website's pages who wrote juvenile mysteries at one time or another.... Katherine Hall Page, Phyllis A. Whitney, Jane Langton, Sandra Scoppettone, Charlotte MacLeod, and Carl Hiaasen.

July 7, 2007
The Pallisers is the latest entry on my TV and Movies page. I thoroughly enjoyed this BBC series, and wasn't a bit surprised to see that it actually aired on Masterpiece Theatre... years ago.
I also just added another author to the alphabetical list... Leslie Thomas. I have yet to read any of the four Dangerous Davies novels, but, I can say that I am totally enjoying the British television series. (I will write a blog on it soon...)
Also, I just added Robert B. Parker.... the author of the Spenser: for Hire and the Jesse Stone mystery series. There are four Jesse Stone made-for-television movies, and I have written a blog about them...

July 6, 2007
I just found out that Alexander McCall Smith will be putting out a new book in the 44 Scotland Street series: The World According to Bertie. I can't wait to see just what Bertie thinks of the world!!! I love that little fellow!

July 4, 2007
For those of you who are Carolyn Haines fans, she has a new Sarah Booth Delaney book out. Also, Anne Purser has a new day-of-the-week book that I just posted.

June 30, 2007
I just finished the last of the Edgar Award Short Stories category. I was interested to see the diversity amongst the authors who either won or were nominated for their short shories. Among them were the likes of P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, Sue Grafton, Reginald Hill, and Simon Brett. You have to admit that the above authors are quite different in their plots and writing techniques.

June 26, 2007
I just added four new names to my authors' lists... yet only two new authors.... Jane K. Cleland and Clare Curzon, aka Marie Buchanan and Rhona Petrie.

June 24, 2007
I am almost finished with all of the Edgar awards... have yet to post all of them. I am really enjoying seeing the names crop up... it's like a Who's Who of mystery authors! I just added the complete lists of the Best First Novel and Best Paperback Original. You might be surprised to find some of your very favorite authors amongst all of the winning and nominated authors.

(So, if you're keeping a tally....... I have all of the Agathas, Anthonys, Derringers, and almost all of the Edgars. You will probably be very pleased to see a whole lot of possible books from which you can pick your next novel!)

June 19, 2007
I just finished the list of the Best Novels for the Edgar Awards for as long as they have been giving them out. (Or at least as long as I know of....) That's a whole lot of authors! If you take a few minutes to peruse the list, you will probably find at least one of your favorite mystery authors. It sure was nice for me to find several of my favorites as either nominated or winners.

June 16, 2007
Have you seen The Maigret Collection? I just wrote a little blip about it in my TV and Movies page. The collection is based on Georges Simenon's Chief Inspector Jules Maigret novels. I also just added the 2000 Winners and Nominations for the Edgar Awards.

June 14, 2007
I just added one of my favorite British comedies to my TV and Movies page... Waiting for God.

June 12, 2007
I just added I, Claudius to my TV and Movie page.

June 11, 2007
I keep forgetting to add What's New on the site!

Today I added Mary Jane Maffini. I have not read any of her books yet.... just discovered her. She looks really interesting..... and is a member of a six-author group who call themselves the Ladies' Killing Circle. They have put out several anthologies, and of course, they all have their own series. I am going to try to (eventually) add all six of them to the site.... They all look very COZY!

June 7, 2007
I completed the 2001 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. I'm not sure how many more of the years I am going to include all of the nominations, along with the winners. Probably only until (as in "including") 2000.

June 3, 2007
I just added the wonderful House of Cards Trilogy, which consists of three series: (#1) The House of Cards, (#2) To Play the King, and (#3) The Final Cut to my list of TV and Movies that might interest you.

June 2, 2007
I just finished adding two authors to my alphabetical lists of cozy mystery authors... Although only two people, there are three names: Camille MinichinoMargaret Grace, and  Mary Kruger. Kruger is the author of a very cozy knitting mystery series. Minichino and Grace (yes, one person, two names) write (or is that "writeS"?!!) a periodic table mystery series, and in 2008, the first of the Dollhouse Mystery series is set to come out.

June 1, 2007
I had forgotten that I was going to update what I have been doing on the site! Let's see if I can remember....

I have been slowly adding the Edgar Award winners and nominees. I have worked my way back to 2002. The categories are: Best Novel,     Best Fist Novel,      Best Paperback Novel,     Best Short Story,     Best Fact Crime,      Best Critical/Biographical,      Best Young Adult,     Best Juvenile,      Best Episode of a TV Series,      Best TV Feature or Miniseries,       Best Motion Picture,      Best Play,    the Ellery Queen Award,     the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award,     The Raven Award,     the Mary Higgins Clark Award,     some very  Special Edgar Awards,      and a list of some very prestigious people who served as  Grand Masters of the yearly ceremonies.

May 18, 2007
I just posted the winners of the Derringer Awards. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

May 7, 2007:
Yay! They are finally here! The 2007 Agatha Awards have been chosen. Don't forget, even though they were given at the 2007 Malice Domestic convention this past weekend, they are for works that were published in 2006. Also, don't forget to look at ALL of the past winning and nominated authors!

May 5, 2007:
I finally got the last of the Agatha Award Best Novels list finished. I am so excited to see "new" authors I can start reading!  L. C. Hayden, Teri Holbrook, Kate Ross, Walter Satterthwait, and Pari Noskin Taichert can now be found on pages of their own...

May 3, 2007:
I just added four new authors, who I haven't read yet, and cannot believe I have missed! All four of them have several books (& short stories) between them that are on the Agatha Award lists. I am definitely going to read these authors.... You may wonder... Why doesn't she just tell us who they are?! Rochelle Krich, Sujata MasseySharan Newman, and Julia Spencer-Fleming! Most of you probably already read them. Again, I don't know how I missed them!

April 27, 2007:
I just posted the the Derringer Awards, and they are as follows:

Flash Story (up to 500 words)
Short-short Story (501-2000 words)
Mid-length Short Story (2001-6000 words)
Longer Short Story (6001-15,000 words)
Special Awards

April 26, 2007:
I want to point out that Ann Rule has two new books that I added to her page:  No Regrets and Other True Cases ( True Crime Files # 11) and Too Late to Say Goodbye.

And, since I am adding new content, I wanted to tell you that I just posted a page for Robin Hathaway and Roberta Isleib.

April 25, 2007:
I actually added the Anthony Awards at least a week ago, but forgot that I had this new "What's New" page to let you know what I have recently posted.  The different pages for the Anthony Awards are as follows:

Best Novel
Best First Novel
Best Paperback Original
Best Short Story
Best Critical/Non-Fiction
Best Fan Publication
Lifetime Achievement Award
Miscellaneous/Special Awards

April 15, 2007:
I am currently working on listing "the big mystery book awards," and have just finished the section on the Agatha Awards. The different pages (categories) are as follows:

Best Novel
Best First Novel
Best Short Story
Best Non-Fiction
Best Children/Young Adult
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement   & Malice Domestic Poirot Award

Author Interviews

 


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One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett (aka Lorna Barrett & L. L. Bartlett)
One Hot Murder

Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett (aka Lorraine Bartlett & L.L. Bartlett)
Book Clubbed

Dark Waters by L.L. Bartlett (aka Lorraine Bartlett & Lorna Barrett)
Dark Waters

Murder in the Mystery Suite byEllery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington)
Murder in the Mystery Suite

Shattered Secretsby Karen Harper
Shattered Secrets

Extra Sensory Deception by Allison Kingsley (aka Kate Kingsbury & Rebecca Kent)
Extra Sensory Deception

Clam Wake by Mary Deheim
Clam Wake

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
The Long Way Home

One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett (aka Lorna Barrett & L. L. Bartlett)
On Hot Murder
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Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum
Angora Alibi
Summer Theme

Deadly Décor by Karen Rose Smith
Deadly Décor

Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks
Forget Me Knot

A Catered Fourth of July by Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block)
A Catered Fourth of July

The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis
The Diva Wraps It Up

Independence Slay by Shelley Freydont
Independence Slay

Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn
Twelfth Night
(novella)

Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton)
Tempest in a Teapot

Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly
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Engaged in Murder by Nancy J. Parra (aka Nancy Coco)
Engaged in Murder

Death al Dente by Leslie Budewitz
Death al Dente

Mother's Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Mother's Day Murder

Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs
Steeped in Evil

Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs
Eggs in a Casket

The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis
The Diva Wraps It Up

Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton
Yarn Over Murder

Independence Slay by Shelley Freydont
Independence Slay

Thread End by Amanda Lee (aka Gayle Trent)
Thread End

Throw in the Trowel by Kate Collins
Throw in the Trowel

Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen (aka Barbara Early)
Bloom and Doom

Tempest in a Teapot by Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton)
Tempest in a Teapot

Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
Easter Bunny Murder

Antiques Bizarre by Barbara Allan
Antiques Bizarre

Small Plates: Short Fiction by Katherine Hall Page
Small Plates: Short Fiction

Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney
Death Runs Adrift

Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson
Murder in Murray Hill

Going Through the Notions by Cate Price
Going Through the Notions

Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman
Pall in the Family

Do or Diner by Christine Wenger
Do or Diner

A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell (aka Tace Baker)
A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die

Death Come Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert
Death Come Quickly

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

Murder on the Lusitania by Conrad Allen
Murder on the Lusitania

Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib): Key West Food Critic Mystery Series
Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib)

Irish Eyes by Mary Kay Andrews (aka Kathy Hogan Trocheck)
Irish Eyes

Still Life by Louise Penny
Still Life

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams (aka Jennifer Stanley, J. B. Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington)
Pies and Prejudice

A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair
A Veiled Deception

Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier
Chocolate Covered Murder

The Alpine Yeoman by Mary Daheim
The Alpine Yeoman

Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson
Dead Between the Lines

City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen
City of Darkness and Light

Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs
Steeped in Evil

Mary V. Welk: Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series
Mary V. Welk: Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series

The Vanishing Thief by Kate Parker
The Vanishing Thief

Ancient Spirits by Alice Duncan
Ancient Spirits

Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt by Barbara Graham
Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
A Morbid Taste for Bones
(Herbalist Sleuth)

Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson
Murder in Murray Hill
(Midwife Sleuth)

Criminal Mischief by Mary V. Welk
Criminal Mischief
(Nurse Sleuth)

Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly): Coffee House Mystery Series
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Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews
Duck the Halls

Mistletoe and Murder by Carola Dunn
Mistletoe & Murder

Deck the Halls with Murder by Valerie Wolzien
Deck the Halls with Murder

Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs
Eggs in a Casket

Home of the Braised by Julie Hyzy
Home of the Braised

The Silence of the Library by Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James)
The Silence of the Library

Playing with Fire by J. J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant)
Playing with Fire

Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams (aka Jennifer Stanley, J. B. Stansley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington)
Pecan Pies and Homicides

A Dark and Stormy Knit by Anne Canadeo
A Dark and Stormy Knit

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross
Clammed Up

Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett
Drizzled with Death

The Black-Headed Pins by Constance & Gwyneth Little
The Black-Headed Pins

Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly)
Billionaire Blend

Merry Market Murder by Paige Shelton
Merry Market Murder

Killing Cupid by Laura Levine
Killing Cupid

Heirs of the Body by Carola Dunn
Heirs of the Body

Murder as a Second Language by Joan Hess
Murder as a Second Language

Cat Bearing Gifts by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat Bearing Gifts
(Nevada)

Beewitched by Hannah Reed (aka Deb Baker)
Beewitched
(Wisconsin)

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
Takedown Twenty

Mulled Murder by Kate Kingsbury (aka Allison Kingsley & Rebecca Kent)
Mulled Murder

Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews
Duck the Halls

Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen

A Catered Christmas Cookie Exhange by Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block)
A Catered Christmas Cookie Exhange

Buried in Bargains by Josie Belle (aka Jenn McKinlay & Lucy Lawrence)
Buried in Bargains

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

You Can Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa
You Can Cannoli Die Once

All Fudged Up by Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra)
All Fudged Up

A Rather Remarkable Homecoming by C.A. Belmond
A Rather Remarkable Homecoming

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
W is for Wasted

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
Christmas Carol Murder

The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig Albert (aka 1/2 of Robin Paige)
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber (aka Avery Aames)
Final Sentence

Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler by Diane Mott Davidson
Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Cat Telling Tales by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat Telling Tales

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
A Question of Honor

The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidston
The Whole Enchilada

The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Piazza

Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly)
Holiday Buzz

Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib)
Topped Chef

Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Heirs and Graces

Seed No Evil by Kate Collins
Seed No Evil

Little Black Book of Murder by Nancy Martin
Little Black Book of Murder

The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The Heist

Revenge of the Crafty Corpse by lois Winston
Revenge of the Crafty Corpse

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz
Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

Domestic Affairs by Lane Stone
Domestic Affairs

His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
His Majesty’s Hope

Mr. Monk Helps Himself by Hy Conrad
Mr. Monk Helps Himself

Rally 'Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad
Rally 'Round the Corpse

Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett (aka Lorraine Bartlett & l. L. Bartlett)
Not the Killing Type

The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews
The Hen of the Baskervilles

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins
A Murder at Rosamund's Gate

Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria by Diane Kelly
Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang by Sparkle Abbey
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang

The Begonia Bribe by Alyse Carlson
The Begonia Bribe

Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib)
Topped Chef

The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Piazza

Prescription for Murder by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Prescription for Murder

The Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Boudoir

Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs
Sweet Tea Revenge

Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams (aka J. B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington)
Peach Pies and Alibis

Murder on the QE2 by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Murder on the QE2
Cruise Ship Mystery

The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig
The Garden Intrigue

A Journeyman to Grief by Maureen Jennings
A Journeyman to Grief

A Lack of Temperance by Anna Loan-Wilsey
A Lack of Temperance

Going Organic Can Kill You by Staci McLaughlin
Going Organic Can Kill You

Stay at Home Dead by Jeffrey Allen
Stay at Home Dead

Out of Circulation by Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James)
Out of Circulation

Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
Easter Bunny Murder

The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini
The Bughouse Affair

Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly)
Holiday Buzz

Recipes to Die For: A Victoria Square Cookbook by Lorraine Bartlett (aka Lorna Barrett & L. L. Bartlett)
Recipes to Die For: A Victoria Square Cookbook

A Function of Murder by Ada Madison (aka Camille Minichino & Margaret Grace)
A Function of Murder

The Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale by Charles Todd
The Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale

Murder in Suburbia
Murder in Suburbia

Recipe for Treason by Andrea Penrose
Recipe for Treason

Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae
Last Wool and Testament

The Clue is in the Pudding by Kate Kingsbury (aka Allison Kingsley & Rebecca Kent(
The Clue is in the Pudding

Wedding Cake Killer by Livia J. Washburn
Wedding Cake Killer

Let It Sew by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (aka Laura Bradford)
Let It Sew

The Twelve Clues at Christmas by Rhys Bowen
The Twelve Clues at Christmas

Postcards from the Dead by Laura Childs
Postcards from the Dead

What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart
What the Cat Saw

The Corpse of St. James's by Jeanne M. Dams
The Corpse of St. James's

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
The Case of the Missing Servant

You Might As Well Die by J. J. Murphy
You Might As Well Die

Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (aka Lucy Lawrence & Josie Belle)
Due or Die

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
The Daughter of Time

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
The Body in the Library

The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose

Hiss and Hers by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
Hiss and Hers

In Charm's Way by Madelyn Alt
In Charm's Way

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter
Dutch Me Deadly

Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke
Maids of Misfortune

A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer
A Spoonful of Murder

Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody\
Dying in the Wool

Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown (aka Dianne Castell)
Iced Chiffon

Allergic to Death by Peg Cochran (aka Meg London)
Allergic to Death

Murder Unmentionable by Meg London (aka Peg Cochran)
Murder Unmentionable

The Treacherous Teddy by John J. Lamb
The Treacherous Teddy

The Cat Who Had Sixty Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Had Sixty Whiskers

A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly)
A Brew to a Kill

No Way to Kill a Lady by Nancy Martin
No Way to Kill a Lady

Some Like It Hawk  by Donna Andrews
Some Like It Hawk

The Wurst Is Yet to Come by Mary Daheim
The Wurst Is Yet to Come

A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton
A Deadly Grind

A Killer Read by Erika Chase
A Killer Read

The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt

Quilt or Innocence by Elizabeth Craig (aka Riley Adams & Elizabeth Spann Craig)
Quilt or Innocence

Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson
Two for Sorrow

The Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Boudoir

Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own

A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
A Lesson in Secrets

Murder Your Darlings by J. J. Murphy
Murder Your Darlings

Hounds Abound by Linda O. Johnston
Hounds Abound

Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann B. Ross
Miss Julia to the Rescue

Murder Buys a T-shirt by Christy Fifield
Murder Buys a T-shirt

A Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander
A Crimson Warning

The Hangman's Row Enquiry by Ann Purser (Ivy Beasley Mystery Series)
The Hangman's Row Enquiry

A Peach of a Murder by Livia J. Washburn (Fresh Baked Mystery Series)
A Peach of a Murder

Fire Engine Dead by Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell)
Fire Engine Dead

Cat's Claw by Susan Wittig Albert
Cat's Claw

Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs
Agony of the Leaves

Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (aka Lucy Lawrence)
Due or Die

Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson
Little Shop of Homicide

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
Cinnamon Roll Murder

Deader Homes and Gardens by Joan Hess
Deader Homes and Gardens

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter
Dutch Me Deadly

Father Brown Mysteries
Father Brown Mysteries

A Dyeing Shame: Death at the Beauty Box by Elizabeth Spann Craig (aka Riley Adams)
A Dyeing Shame

Murder Trims the Tree by Deb Baker (aka Hannah Reed)
Murder Trims the Tree

Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails by Pamela DuMond
Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails

An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib)
An Appetite for Murder

Favorite Classic Holiday Movies: Old, Black & White... and a Few In Color
Favorite Classic Holiday Movies: Old, Black & White... and a Few In Color

Favorite Holiday Movies - More Recent, In Color
Favorite Holiday Movies - More Recent, In Color

Moving Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo
Moving Can Be Murder

Dying for a Dance by Cindy Sample
Dying for a Dance

Die Buying by Laura DiSilverio (aka Ella Barrick & Lila Dare)
Die Buying

Classic Revenge by Mitzi Kelly
Classic Revenge

Threadbare by Monica Ferris
Threadbare

Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier
Chocolate Covered Murder

Foul Play at Four by Ann Purser
Foul Play at Four

Murdoch Mysteries Television Show
Murdoch Mysteries

Cat Telling Tales by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat Telling Tales

Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix-Up by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix-Up

The Alpine Winter by Mary Daheim
The Alpine Winter

Herald of Death by Kate Kingsbury (aka Allison Kingsley & rebecca Kent)
Herald of Death

To Catch a Leaf by Kate Collins
To Catch a Leaf

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

The Gingerbread Bump-Off by Livia J. Washburn
The Gingerbread Bump-Off

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Explosive Eighteen

V Is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
V Is for Vengeance

Hickory Smoked Homicide by Riley Adams (aka Elizabeth Spann Craig)
Hickory Smoked Homicide

Quickstep to Murder by Ella Barrick
Quickstep to Murder

Pleating for Mercy by Melissa Bourbon (aka Misa Ramirez)
Pleating for Mercy

Mind Over Murder by Allison Kingsley (aka Kate Kingsbury & Rebecca Kent)
Mind Over Murder

Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman (aka Liz Roth)
Liver Let Die

A Killing in Antiques by Mary Moody
A Killing in Antiques

Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend
Tempest in the Tea Leaves

Murder of a Creped Suzette by Denise Swanson
Murder of a Creped Suzette

In Charm's Way by Madelyn Alt
In Charm's Way

A Killer's Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan
A Killer's Christmas in Wales

The Chocolate Castle Clue by JoAnna Carl (aka Eve K. Sandstrom)
The Chocolate Castle Clue

The More the Terrier by Linda O. Johnston
The More the Terrier

Scotched by Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson)
Scotched

The Fine Art of Murder by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
The Fine Art of Murder

As the Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
As the Pig Turns

Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs
Skeleton Letters

The Tale of the Castle Cottage by Susan Wittig Albert
The Tale of the Castle Cottage

Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Naughty in Nice

Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden
Murder at the PTA

Flowerbed of State by Dorothy St. James
Flowerbed of State

Dire Threads by Janet Bolin
Dire Threads

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

Let's Play Dead by Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell)
Let's Play Dead

The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews
The Real Macaw

Murder by Yew by Suzanne Young
Murder by Yew

Unraveled by Maggie Sefton
Unraveled

English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier
English Tea Murder

Bones of a Feather by Carolyn Haines
Bones of a Feather

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Smokin' Seventeen

Grace Interrupted by Julie Hyzy
Grace Interrupted

Haunting Jordan by P. J. Alderman
Haunting Jordan

The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier by J. Michael Orenduff
The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier

Dalziel & Pascoe
Dalziel & Pascoe

Murder Your Darlings by J. J. Murphy
Murder Your Darlings

Mourning Gloria by Susan Wittig Albert
Mourning Gloria

The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson)
The Corpse Wore Tartan

Scones & Bones by Laura Childs
Scones & Bones

Dead by Midnight by Carolyn Hart
Dead by Midnight

Diva Las Vegas by Eileen Davidson
Diva Las Vegas

A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard

Well Bred and Dead by Catherine O'Connell
Well Bred and Dead

Cargo to Kill For by Chessen Parker
Cargo to Kill For

The Body in the Gazebo by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Gazebo

Mourning Gloria by Susan Wittig Albert
Mourning Gloria

Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
Crunch Time

Hiss of Death by Rita Mae Brown & "Sneaky Pie Brown"
Hiss of Death

A Dark and Stormy Night by Jeanne M. Dams
A Dark and Stormy Night

Knockdown by Sarah Graves
Knockdown

Bless the Bride by Rhys Bowen
Bless the Bride

Scones & Bones by Laura Childs
Scones & Bones

A Load of Old Bones by Suzette A. Hill
A Load of Old Bones

Cookie Dough or Die Murder by Virginia Lowell
Cookie Dough or Die Murder

Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau
Skating Around the Law

Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett (aka L. L. Bartlett)
Chapter and Hearse

Have Faith in Your Kitchen by Katherine Hall Page
Have Faith in Your Kitchen

Plaster and Poison by Jennie Bentley
Plaster and Poison

Storms & Secrets by Ann Summerville
Storms & Secrets

Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs
Knit the Season
 

A Brisket, a Casket by Delia Rosen
A Brisket, a Casket

How to Crash a Killer Bash by Penny Warner
How to Crash a Killer Bash

Diva Las Vegas by Eileen Davidson
Diva Las Vegas

The Pumpkin Muffin Murder by Livia J. Washburn
The Pumpkin Muffin Murder

Miss Dimple Disappears by Mignon F. Ballard
Miss Dimple Disappears

The Morning Show Murders by Al Roker & Dick Lochte
The Morning Show Murders

Midnight Fires by Nancy Means Wright
Midnight Fires

A House to Die For by Vicki Doudera
A House to Die For

Night of the Living Deed by E. J. Copperman
Night of the Living Deed

Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George
Murder on a Girls' Night Out

Mistletoe and Mayhem by Kate Kinsbury
Mistletoe and Mayhem

Busy Body by M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
Busy Body

Cat Coming Home by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat Coming Home

A Catered Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block)
A Catered Thanksgiving

Ghost in Trouble by Carolyn Hart
Ghost in Trouble

The Chocolate Pirate Plot by JoAnna Carl (aka Eve K. Sandstrom)
The Chocolate Pirate Plot

Fiber and Brimstone by Laura Childs
Fiber and Brimstone

Dirty Rotten Tendrils by Kate Collins
Dirty Rotten Tendrils

The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson)
The Corpse Wore Tartan

A Truth for a Truth by Emilie Richards
A Truth for a Truth

Trick or Treachery by Donald Bain (& "Jessica Fletcher")
Trick or Treachery

Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, & Leslie Meier
Gingerbread Cookie Murder

The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert
The Tale of Oat Cake Crag

Laughed 'Til He Died by Carolyn Hart
Laughed 'Til He Died

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

Mrs. Bundle Takes a Hike: the Case of the Singing Swans by Allison Cesario Paton
Mrs. Bundle Takes a Hike

Whispers through the Trees (Mysteries of Sparrow Island) by Susan Plunkett & Krysteen Seelen
Whispers through the Trees

The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews
Stork Raving Mad

The Organist Wore Pumps by Mark Scweizer
The Organist Wore Pumps

Night of the Living Deed by E. J. Copperman
Night of the Living Deed

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
Reality Check

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
The Brutal Telling

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
 

Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind

Pretty is as Pretty Dies by Elizabeth Spann Craig (aka Riley Adams)
Pretty is as Pretty Dies

State Fair by Earlene Fowler
State Fair

A Timely Vision by Joyce & Jim Lavene
A Timely Vision

Doggie Day Care Murder by Laurien Berenson
Doggie Day Care Murder

Monster in Miniature by Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino)
Monster in Miniature

Snake in the Glass by Sarah Atwell (aka Sheila Connolly)
Snake in the Glass

Miss Read: Christmas at Fairacre by Dora Saint
Christmas at Fairacre

Crawlspace by Sarah Graves
Crawlspace

Lead-Pipe Cinch by Christy Evans
Lead-Pipe Cinch

Plaster and Poison by Jennie Bentley
Plaster and Poison

Murder of a Wedding Belle by Denise Swanson
Murder of a Wedding Belle

Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn (aka Peter Abrahams)
Thereby Hangs a Tail

How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Wash a Cat

A Dog at Sea by J. F. Englert
A Dog at Sea

The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
The Teaberry Strangler

The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen
The Last Illusion

 Our Lady of Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin
Our Lady of Immaculate Deception

Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie
Ghouls Gone Wild

Slaughter in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Whack 'N' Roll by Gail Oust
Whack 'N' Roll

Storm Warning by Linda Hall
Storm Warning

Christie & Company in the Year of the Dragon by Katherine Hall Page
Christie & Company in the Year of the Dragon

For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork
For Better, For Murder

Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky

Dead Air by Mary Kennedy
Dead Air

Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon
Trouble in Mudbug

The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
The Teaberry Strangler

Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
Apple Turnover Murder

Butter Safe than Sorry by Tamar Myers
Butter Safe than Sorry

If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle
If Books Could Kill

Corpse on the Cob by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Corpse on the Cob

 Avenging Angels by Mary Stanton (aka Claudia Bishop)
Avenging Angels

An English Murder (aka The Christmas Murder) by Cyril Hare
An English Murder

Solve a Cozy Mystery by Christine Collier
Solve a Cozy Mystery

Mrs. Malory and Any Man's Death by Hazel Holt
Mrs. Malory and Any Man's Death

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
Royal Flush

The Muppet Christmas Carol movie
The Muppet Christmas Carol

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
U is for Undertow

A Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson)
A Wee Christmas Homicide

I Scream, You Scream by Wendy Lyn Watson
I Scream, You Scream

Stuck on Murder by Lucy Lawrence (aka Jenn McKinlay)
Stuck on Murder

Elvis and the Grateful Dead by Peggy Webb
Elvis and the Grateful Dead

Case of Bad Taste by Lori Copeland
Case of Bad Taste

Heir of the Dog by Judi McCoy
Heir of the Dog

The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert
The Tale of Applebeck Orchard

Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
Plum Pudding Murder

Ghastly Glass by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Ghastly Glass

 Cat in a Topaz Tango by Carole Nelson Douglas
Cat in a Topaz Tango

Inked Up by Terri Thayer
Inked Up

Without a Grave by Marcia Talley
Without a Grave

Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely
Murder at Longbourn

The Alpine Uproar by Mary Daheim
The Alpine Uproar

Black Ship by Carola Dunn
Black Ship

Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood
Murder on a Midsummer Night

Greedy Bones by Carolyn Haines
Greedy Bones

Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop by Lee Goldberg
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

Two of the Deadliest:New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery Edited by Elizabeth George
Two of the Deadliest

The Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Sleigh

Dog-Gone Murder by Marnette Falley
Dog-Gone Murder

Devil May Ride by Wendy Roberts
Devil May Ride

Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton
Dropped Dead Stitch

Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson
Murder on Waverly Place

The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis
The Diva Takes the Cake

Malice in Miniature by Margaret Grace
Malice in Miniature

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
The Cruelest Month

Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet
Death of a Cozy Writer

A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen
A Royal Pain

Wormwood by Susan Wittig Albert
Wormwood

Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins (A Flower Shop Mystery)
Evil in Carnations

Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson
Fatally Flaky

Madison Avenue Shoot by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Madison Avenue Shoot

Dare to Die by Carolyn Hart
Dare to Die

Mother's Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Mother's Day Murder

In a Gilded Cage by Rhys Bowen
In a Gilded Cage

Manna from Hades by Carola Dunn
Manna from Hades

Tie Dyed and Dead by Sharon Short
Tie Dyed and Dead

Death in Daytime by Eileen Davidson
Death in Daytime

Murder at the Academy Awards by Jerrilyn Farmer & Joan Rivers
Murder at the Academy Awards

The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby
The Merlot Murders

The Mysteries of Hummingbird Falls by Joanne Clarey
The Mysteries of Hummingbird Falls

Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon by Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon

Death and the Family Tree by Linda Berry
Death and the Family Tree

Born Yesterday (not a mystery) w/Judy Holliday & William Holden
Born Yesterday (not a mystery) w/Judy Holliday & William Holden

Midsomer Murders television series
Midsomer Murders

Cat Crimes for the Holidays... Anthology Editors: Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, & Larry Segriff
Cat Crimes for the Holidays

Dashing through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
Dashing through the Snow

Murder with All the Trimmings by Elanie Viets
Murder with All the Trimmings

Ringing in Murder by Kate Kingsbury
Ringing in Murder

The Private Patient by P. D. James
The Private Patient

Warning at One by Ann Purser
Warning at One

Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed by Mignon F. Ballard
Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed

Mama Does Time by Deborah Sharp
Mama Does Time

Handbags and Homicide by Dorothy Howell
Handbags and Homicide

Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews
Six Geese A-Slaying

A Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block)
A Catered Halloween

Christmas is Murder by C. S. Challinor
Christmas is Murder

Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
Espresso Shot

Antiques Flee Market by Barbara Allan
Antiques Flee Market

The Alehouse Murders by Maureen Ash
The Alehouse Murders

The Paths of the Air by Alys Clare
The Paths of the Air

Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
Laughter of Dead Kings

Kilt Dead by Kaitlyn Dunnett (aka Kathy Lynn Emerson)
Kilt Dead

Shoots to Kill by Kate Collins
Shoots to Kill

Broken Star by Lizbie Brown
Broken Star

Indigo Christmas by Jeanne M. Dams
Indigo Christmas

Better Off Wed by Laura Durham
Better Off Wed

Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum
Death by Cashmere

Mr. Monk Goes to Germany by Lee Goldberg
Mr. Monk Goes to Germany

Don't Make Me Choose between You and My Shoes by Dixie Cash
Don't Make Me Choose between You and My Shoes

Final Fore by Roberta Isleib
Final Fore

Nightshade by Susan Wittig Albert
Nightshade

The Cracked Pot by Melissa Glazer
The Cracked Pot

Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump

High Marks for Murder by Rebecca Kent (aka Kate Kingsbury)
High Marks for Murder

The Body in the Gallery by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Gallery

French Pressed by Cleo Coyle
French Pressed

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
A Fatal Grace

 Miss Julia Paints the Town by Ann B. Ross
Miss Julia Paints the Town

Mummy Dearest by Joan Hess
Mummy Dearest

The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters
The Mummy Case

Hell Hath No Curry by Tamar Myers
Hell Hath No Curry

Cat Pay the Devil by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat Pay the Devil

Death Walked In by Carolyn Hart
Death Walked In

Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman
Another Thing to Fall

The Anodyne Necklace by Martha Grimes
The Anodyne Necklace

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark

Murder on Parade by Donald Bain (aka Jessica Fletcher)
Murder on Parade

The Bloody Tower by Carola Dunn
The Bloody Tower