Another month gone by already! It is almost to the point in San Antonio when I can start looking forward to reasonable temperatures (<90 degrees – probably in another three or four weeks)! If it weren’t for my daughter coming home for a few weeks in September (before moving up to the D.C. area), I’d really be looking forward to October because the weather usually breaks around here by then.
Although I have been doing a lot of summertime reading, this month I have focused on a few new-to-me authors. In fact, right now I have been trying another new-to-me author, and I just have not gotten to the point yet of being able to decide whether I can recommend this author, or not.
So, it’s the time when the rest of us would love to hear about books you’ve read this month that you really enjoyed. If you have one or two Cozy Mysteries that you read during August that you think the rest of us should definitely know about, please drop us a comment telling us why you liked the book(s) >>> so we can take a look at it/them. If you have a few more than two, go for it! Please list the ones you liked the most at the very top of the list, that way we’ll know those are the ones you liked the best!
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 August 2015 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:
Ellery Adams: Book Retreat Mystery Series
Barbara Allan: Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery Series
Lucy Arlington (aka Susan Furlong): Novel Idea Mystery Series
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Mystery Series
Richard L. Baldwin: Murder at the Ingham County Fair (possibly not Cozy)
Lorna Barrett (aka Lorraine Bartlett & L.L. Bartlett): Booktown Mystery Series
Kathleen Bridge: Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery (Better Homes and Corpses, book #1)
Emily Brightwell: Mrs. Jeffries Mystery Series
Frances Brody: Kate Shackleton Mystery Series
Ellen Byron: Cajun Country Mystery Series
Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series
Dorothy Cannell: Florence Norris Mystery Series
Kate Carlisle: Bibliophile Mystery Series
E.J. Copperman (aka Jeffrey Cohen): Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series
Isis Crawford (aka Laura Bradford): Mystery with Recipes Mystery Series
Lila Dare (aka Laura DiSilverio & Ella Barrick): Southern Beauty Shop Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Paws and Claws Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mystery Series
Wendy Sand Eckel: Murder at Barclay Meadow
Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan): Appleseed Creek Mystery Series
Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlington): Georgia Peach Mystery Series
Carolyn Hart: Death on Demand Mystery Series
A.L. Herbert: Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery Series
Lee Hollis: Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series
Julie Hyzy: White House Chef Mystery Series
Darynda Jones: Charley Davidson Series (First Grave on the Right, book #1) (paranormal romantic suspense)
Jerusha Jones: Mayfield Mystery Series (Bait & Switch, book #1)
Sofie Kelly (aka Sofie Ryan): Magical Cats Mystery Series
Joyce and James Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Pumpkin Patch Mystery Series
Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series
Dixie Lyle: Whiskey, Tango, and Foxtrot Mystery Series
Mary Marks: Martha Rose Quilting Mystery Series
Margaret Maron: Deborah Knott Mystery Series
Jenn McKinlay (aka Josie Belle & Lucy Lawrence): Hat Shop Mystery Series
Carlene O’Neil: Cypress Cove Mystery Series
Katherine Hall Page: Faith Fairchild Mystery Series
Sandra Parshall: Rachel Goddard Mystery Series (The Heat of the Moon, book #1)
Hannah Reed (aka Deb Baker): Scottish Highlands Mystery Series
Maggie Sefton: Knitting Mystery Series
Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mystery Series
Leann Sweeney: Cats in Trouble Mystery Series
Lea Wait: Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series
[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.
♦To access more Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations, click on this link♦
P.S. I won’t be commenting on your recommendations since your comments speak for themselves!