Well, the New Year will be coming up very soon, so it’s time for the last discussion of our favorite Cozy reading material of 2016! If you’ve read a great Cozy in December, be sure to post it here! This month, I read Lucy Arlington‘s Novel Idea Mystery Series, so I’ll start it off with that! (I also read Last Bus to Woodstock, by Colin Dexter, but that’s just far enough from being “Cozy” that I’m not going to include it on this list…)
If you’re interested in reading why I’m recommending these series, you can go to the Most Popular & Recommended Cozy Mystery Series page on my Cozy-Mystery site for my full write-ups on each of these great Cozy series.
So, what have you been reading that you can recommend in December? Please be sure to tell us why you liked these Cozies so much. I know we’re all always on the lookout for more particularly good Cozy Mystery authors! (If you have a lot of Cozies you think are great, please post the ones you like the most at the top of the list.)
As always, please do not tell us about the Cozy Mysteries you did not like.
What really good Cozy Mystery did you read during December 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:
Victoria Abbott (Writing duo Mary Jane Maffini & daughter Victoria Maffini): Book Collectors Mystery Series
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mystery Series
Lucy Arlington (co-written by Jennifer Stanley & Sylvia May): Novel Idea Mystery Series
Laura Childs (aka Gerry Schmitt): Tea Shop Mystery Series and Cackleberry Club Mystery Series
Jill Churchill: Grace and Favor Mystery Series
Jane Cleland: Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series
Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly): Coffeehouse Mystery Series
Ellen Crosby: Wine Country Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mystery Series
Vicki Delany (aka Eva Gates): Year-Round Christmas Mystery Series
Elizabeth J. Duncan: Penny Brannigan Mystery Series
Sharon Fiffer: Jane Wheel Mystery Series
Charles Finch: Charles Lenox Mystery Series
Kristine Husom: Snow Globe Shop Mystery Series
Nancy Lynn Jarvis: Raven McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series
Diane Kelly: Tara Holloway Mystery Series
K. J. Larsen: Cat DeLuca Mystery Series (book #1 Liar, Liar)
Karen MacInerney: Dewberry Farm Mystery Series
Gail Oust: Piper Prescott Mystery Series
Kathy Reichs: Temperance Brennen Mystery Series
David Rosenfelt: Andy Carpenter Mystery Series
Sarah Rosett: Murder on Location Mystery Series
Paige Shelton: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series
Angela M. Sanders: The Lanvin Murders
Livia Washburn: Fresh-Baked 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.
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P.S. I usually don’t comment on your recommendations since they speak for themselves.