It’s the end of the first month of the year, so this will be our first Cozy Monthly recommendations for 2017! If you read a great Cozy in January, be sure to post it here! I haven’t had as much time as I would like to read unfortunately, so I only have one recommendation – Lucy Burdette‘s Key West Food Critic Mystery Series.
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 January? 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 January 2017 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
Mary Angela: Professor Prather Mystery Series (first book An Act of Murder)
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Mystery Series
Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib): Key West Food Critic Mystery Series
Ellen Byron: Cajun Country Mystery Series
Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series
Joanna Carl (aka Eve K. Sandstrom): Chocoholic Mystery Series
Jane K. Cleland: Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery Series
Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra and Nell Hampton): Candy Coated Mystery Series
Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): County Cork Mystery Series
Leighann Dobbs: Lexy Baker Mystery Series
Elizabeth J. Duncan: Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery Series
Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series
Kate Dyer-Seeley (aka Ellie Alexander): Pacific Northwest Mystery Series
Victoria Hamilton (aka Amanda Cooper): Merry Muffin Mystery Series
A. W. Hartoin: Mercy Watts Mystery Series (first book A Good Man Gone)
Betty Hechtman: Crochet Mystery Series
Delia James: Witch’s Cat Mystery Series
Kate Kingsbury (aka Rebecca Kent & Allison Kingsley): Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series
T. E. Kinsey: Lady Harcaslte Mystery Series (first book A Quiet Life in the Country)
Amanda Lee (aka Gayle Trent & Gayle Leeson): Embroidery Mystery Series
Catherine Lloyd: Kurland St. Mary Mystery Series
Karen Macinerney: Dewberry Farm Mystery Series
Susan Elia MacNeal: Maggie Hope Mystery Series
Molly MacRae: Highland Bookshop Mystery Series
Catriona McPherson: Dandy Gilver Mystery Series
Jenn McKinlay (aka Josie Belle & Lucy Lawrence): Library Lover’s Mystery Series and Hat Shop Mystery Series
Leslie Meier: Lucy Stone Mystery Series
Charlotte Moore: Kate & Kylie Mystery Series (first book A Body in the Bargain)
Diana Orgain: Love or Money Mystery Series
Louise Penny: Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Series
Carol J. Perry: Witch City Mystery Series
Barbara Ross: Maine Clambake Mystery Series
Samantha Silvers: Cassie Coburn Mystery Series (first book Poison in Paddington)
Karen Rose Smith: Caprice de Luca Mystery Series
Diane Vallere: Material Witness Mystery Series
Radha Vatsal: Kitty Weeks Mystery Series (first book A Front Page Affair)
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.
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P.S. I usually don’t comment on your recommendations since they speak for themselves.