I got this rather interesting note from Hilary in June of this year:
Have (you) talked and asked everyone about their favorite ‘must-read-right-away’ authors and books? You know, your absolute favorite series whose books you read as soon as they are newly released and you can get you hands on them?
I know I have a few like that, actually one of mine is coming up for a new book release soon. I love Paige Shelton’s Country Cooking School Mysteries and the next book is due out in August. As soon as it’s released I’ll be reading it right away. I’m that way with the Candy Holliday mysteries books as well. I just wish these authors released more than one book a year in these series.
I know that we have discussed a very similar question in the past but it was over a year ago and we might have some new Cozy Mystery readers >>> or established readers might have a new favorite author who they might really want to mention as a new “must read”.
To answer your question, Hilary, I do have several Cozy Mystery authors with whom I do this. Actually, I have mentioned one of them several times recently. Camille Minichino/Margaret Grace/Ada Madison/Jean Flowers is a Cozy Mystery author I have been following for several years. Each time she adds a new pseudonym to her list of personas, I find myself adding yet another must-read-right-away Cozy author. (Just what I need!)
Unfortunately, Margaret Grace‘s last Cozy (Manhattan in Miniature) was released in April, and since it is a Christmas themed Cozy, I made myself wait until this month. Yikes! It wasn’t an easy thing to do!
How about you? Who are your top two or three Cozy Mystery authors whose books you absolutely must-read-right-away >>> as soon as they are published? Please post a comment if there are! Thank you.
P.S. You all came up with so many great Cozy Mystery authors who you absolutely must-read-right-away, that I decided to make a list of them. (My love of lists is pretty apparent!) To keep this list manageable, I’ll be posting the first five Cozy Mystery authors who you tell us about. Thanks!