I am enjoying both of the books I’m reading right now so much! I’m listening to one of Ruth Rendell‘s Inspector Wexford mysteries, and as usual, it is a terrific read! Any time I open one of her mysteries, I know I’m in for a real treat! I simply love her books! Inspector Wexford and the rest of the characters are truly written in 3-D form. Rendell is a superb story teller and can be found on both of these very prestigious lists: Crime Writers’ Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time AND Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time.
As for my “real” reading >>> I’ve veered off the Cozy Mystery road and am reading one of Ann Rule‘s true crime novels. Yow! I also love her books, so I’m in a type of euphoric reading mode!
Getting back to Cozy Mysteries >>> Have you read any during April that have made you think they are way better than the rest of the Cozies you read this month? If so, would you please tell us about these super-good Cozies and why you liked them so much? We’d love to know about the Cozies you think are “better than the rest” so that we (too) can read them. (If you have a lot of Cozies you think are terrific, would you post the ones you think are even better than the others at the top of the list?)
As usual, please do not tell us about the Cozy Mysteries you did not like.
What really good Cozy Mystery book did you read during April 2016 that you want the rest of us to know about, and why did you enjoy it?
Here are the current recommended authors who some of you have read and recommended this past month:
Kristi Abbott: Popcorn Shop Mystery Series (Kernel of Truth is book #1)
Susan Wittig Albert: China Bayles Mystery Series
Barbara Allan: Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery Series
Karoline Barrett: Bread and Batter Mystery Series (Bun for Your Life is book #1)
M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney): Hamish Macbeth Mysterty Series
Patti Benning: Darling Deli Mystery Series
Jennie Bentley (aka Jenna Bennett & Bente Gallagher): Do It Yourself Mystery Series
Rhys Bowen: Evan Evans Mystery Series
Frances Brody: Kate Shackleton Mystery Series
Duffy Brown: Cycle Path Mystery Series
J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant): Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series
J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant): Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series
E.J. Copperman (aka Jeffrey Cohen): Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series
Mary Daheim: Hillside Manor Bed & Breakfast Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Paws & Claws Mystery Series
Laura DiSilverio (aka Lila Dare & Ella Barrick): Readaholics Book Club Mystery Series
Elizabeth J. Duncan: Penny Brannigan Mystery Series
Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Allan): Magical Bookshop Mystery Series
Eva Gates (aka Vicki Delany): Lighthouse Library Mystery Series
Ann Granger: Markby & Mitchell Village Whodunit Mystery Series
Lee Harris: Christine Bennett (Holiday) Mystery Series
Ellen Elizabeth Hunter: Magnolia Mystery Series
Karen MacInerney: Margie Petersen Mystery Series
G.A. McKevett: Savannah Reid Mystery Series
Meg Muldoon: Christmas River Mystery Series
Renee Patrick: Lillian Frost and Edith Head Mystery Series (A Design for Dying is book #1)
Louise Penny: Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Series
Anne Perry: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mystery Series
Carol J. Perry: Witch City Mystery Series
Rose Pressey: Haunted Village Mystery Series
Ruth Rendell: Inspector Wexford Mystery Series
J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts): Eve Dallas (In Death) Mystery Series (not Cozy)
Paige Shelton: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series
Karen Rose Smith: Caprice De Luca Mystery Series
Denise Swanson: Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery Series
Margaret Yorke: Stand Alone mysteries
[If you click on the author’s name (blue) link, it will take you to his/her page on the Cozy Mystery site. The pages have all of the authors’ books listed chronologically.]
I will list the authors and series that have been recommended, but I urge you to read the comments below so you can see the reasons other Cozy Mystery readers thought these were their best reads of the month.
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P.S. I usually don’t comment on your recommendations since they speak for themselves.