It’s the end of the month, which means it’s the time I ask you about your favorite Cozy reads of the month. I know summer is a hectic time of year, but I’m guessing all of us make time to read our Cozy Mysteries. I wish I could say that I have been reading outside, while enjoying the summer breeze, but since the heat index has been over 100° several days down here in San Antonio, I’ve been reading inside with the air conditioner cranked up.
I just started reading a new-to-me author who self-publishes her Cozies, and I’m enjoying her a lot. I am hoping that I will be able to recommend her next month, but I don’t want to recommend her now since I don’t know if I’m going to continue enjoying her as much as I’m currently enjoying her.
As those of you who follow this site know, earlier this month I posted entries about Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery Series and Lea Wait’s Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series. If you’re interested in seeing those posts, you can find links to them on the Most Popular & Recommended Cozy Mystery Series page of the site.
How about you? Are there any Cozy Mysteries that you’ve read this month the you thought were way better than the rest of this month’s Cozies? If so, would you please tell us about these really good Cozies and why you liked them so much? Most of us are always looking for new-to-us Cozy Mystery authors to add to our favorite authors list! We’d love to hear about the Cozy Mysteries you especially liked, 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 June 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
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mystery Series
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Mystery Series
Donald Bain: Capital Crimes Mystery Series
Mignon F. Ballard: Miss Dimple Mystery Series
Lorna Barrett (aka Lorraine Bartlett & L.L. Bartlett): Booktown Mystery Series
Juliet Blackwell (aka Hailey Lind): Haunted Home Renovation Mystery Series
Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey): Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery Series
Sandra Bretting: Missy DuBois Mystery Series (book #1 is Murder at Morningside)
Kathleen Bridge: Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery Series
Cindy Brown: Macdeath
Kate Carlisle: Bibliophile Mystery Series
Kate Carlisle: Fixer-Upper Mystery Series
Bailey Cates (aka Bailey Cattrell & Cricket McRae): Magical Bakery Mystery Series
Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): Museum Mystery Series
Marla Cooper: Terror in Taffeta
Waverly Curtis: Barking Detective Mystery Series
Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell & Tace Baker): Country Store Mystery Series
Laura DiSilverio (aka Lila Dare & Ella Barrick): Readaholics Book Club Mystery Series
Elizabeth J. Duncan: Penny Brannigan Mystery Series
Dawn Eastman: Family Fortune Mystery Series
Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan): Magical Bookshop Mystery Series
Shelley Freydont: Celebration Bay Mystery Series
Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlington): Georgia Peach Mystery series
Diane Kelly: Paw Enforcement Mystery Series
Josi S. Kilpack: Culinary Mystery Series
Cynthia Kuhn: Semester of Our Discontent
Gayle Leeson (aka Gayle Trent & Amanda Lee): Down South Café Mystery Series
Edith Maxwell (aka Maddie Day & Tace Baker): Quaker Midwife Mystery Series
Maggie McConnon: Belfast McGrath Mystery Series (book #1 is Wedding Bel Blues)
Liz Mugavero (aka Cate Conte): Pawsitively Organic Mystery Series
Katherine Hall Page: Faith Fairchild Mystery Series
Diane Vallere: Costume Shop Mystery Series
Elaine Viets: Dead-End Job Mystery Series
Lea Wait: Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series
Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver 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.