I happen to be someone who loves beads. I don’t actually make any wearable things out of beads, but I love to look at all types of beads. I do happen to be someone who cross stitches, and a few years ago, I started adding the little, bitty glass beads into all of my cross stitch projects. I have to admit that since I started this web site… devoted to another passion I have (cozy mysteries!)… I have not cross stitched/beaded (for a lack of a better descriptive phrase) as much as I used to.
Anyway… to get back to this blog’s purpose…. cozy mystery series with a beading theme… Who are the authors who intertwine beading into their cozy mystery books?
Tonya Kappes writes the Divorced Diva Mystery Series. Holly Harper is one of the Divorced Divas and she owns a bead shop in Kentucky.
Ada Madison (aka Camille Minichino & Margaret Grace) writes the Sophie Knowles Mystery Series which features a college professor/beader/sleuth in Massachusetts.
Karen MacInerney completed the second Kitzi Camden Beading Cozy Mystery after Barbara Burnett Smith passed away. I know that MacInerney is busy with her Gray Whale Inn Mystery Series and her soon-to-be-published Tales of an Urban Werewolf Series, but I sure hope that she can find the time to continue writing this beading cozy mystery series!
Janice Peacock writes the Glass Bead Mystery Series, starring a glass bead artist named Jax O’Connell, in Seattle, Washington.
Barbara Burnett Smith‘s Purple Sage Mystery Series is a popular cozy mystery series. In 2005, Smith put out the first book in her new beading cozy mystery series that featured Kitzi Camden, a former politician (who happens to live in my very own state of Texas) and who happens to love beads, beading, and sleuthing.
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