This month my recommendation is Kylie Logan‘s Mayhem at the Orient Express – the first book in her League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series. This is a fun page-turner. I really enjoy the relationships between the members of the “League” who solve the murder. I also like the small town setting >>> on a small island in Lake Erie. Added to the small-town ambiance is that this is a mystery that takes place in an isolated “nobody in/nobody out” setting. Kylie Logan writes well-differentiated, life-like characters. This Cozy harkens back to classic Agatha Christie’s mysteries with the isolated setting and the many characters with motives, means, and opportunities to commit the crime.
Have you read any Cozies this month that you thought were a lot better than the rest of the Cozies you read this month? If so, would you please tell us about these really good Cozies and why you liked them so much? We’d love to know 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 May 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:
Tessa Arlen: Lady Montfort Mystery Series
Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart): Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series
Rita Mae Brown: Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series
Maia Chance: Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery Series
Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Cranberry Cove Mystery Series
Hannah Dennison: Honeychurch Hall Mystery Series
Elizabeth J. Duncan: Penny Brannigan Mystery Series
Kate Dyer-Seeley (aka Ellie Alexander): Pacific Northwest Mystery Series
Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlington): Georgia Peach Mystery Series
Sally Goldenbaum: Seaside Knitters Mystery Series
Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series
B.B. Haywood: Candy Holliday Mystery Series
David Handler: Berger & Mitry Mystery Series
Laurie R. King: Mary Russell Mystery Series
Stephen King: Joyland (not Cozy)
Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series (Four Cozy readers recommended this series this month.)
Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): Ethnic Eats Mystery Series
Susan Elia MacNeal: Maggie Hope Mystery Series
Jenn McKinlay (aka Josie Belle & Lucy Lawrence): Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series (Two Cozy readers recommended this series this month.)
Laura Morrigan: Call of the Wilde Mystery Series
Katherine Hall Page: Faith Fairchild Mystery Series
Sharon Pape: Portrait of a Crime Mystery Series
Nancy J. Parra (aka Nancy Coco): Perfect Proposals Mystery Series
Barbara Ross: Maine Clambake Mysteries Series
Paige Shelton: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series
Colleen J. Shogan: Washington Whodunit Mystery Series (Stabbing in the Senate is book #1)
Joanna Campbell Slan – Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series
Denise Swanson: Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery Series
Jane Tesh: Madeline Maclin Mystery Series (A Case of Imagination is book #1)
Jacqueline Winspear: Maisie Dobbs 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.