I have been busy reading Halloween Cozies. Even though I rarely re-read my Cozies, I decided I would read some of the Halloween Cozies I have read (and enjoyed) in the past, two of Leslie Meier‘s Cozies were amongst them (Trick or Treat Murder and Wicked Witch Murder). Right now I am reading (not re-reading!) Krista Davis’ The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer. This is a Halloween themed Cozy that was released last December which has sat in my TBR Kindle queue since then. As much as I wanted to read it, I made myself wait until this month.
I think of the Paws & Claws Mystery Series (by Krista Davis) as an equal opportunity pet Cozy. You can be a devoted dog lover or a cherishing cat owner, and still there is a little something for you. Krista Davis sets this series in Wagtail, Virginia >>> and with a name like that, you know the town is a pet-friendly community.
As with her Domestic Diva Mystery Series, Krista Davis has developed her Paws & Claws characters in a way that makes you feel like you’re visiting with your friends. (I hope that makes sense!) I’m never quite sure where the mystery will end up, and sometimes the red herrings have fooled me completely! (I especially like it when a Cozy author does that >>> rather than the other way, when I can guess who the culprits are within the first fourth of the book.)
If you’re looking for a Halloween themed Cozy Mystery, I’d definitely recommend The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer. Now I’m going to go read some more to find out what Holly, Trixie, and Twinkletoes are up to!
How about you? Would you please tell us about the really good Cozy Mysteries you read this month, and please tell us why you liked them so much more than the other Cozies you read? These should be the Cozies you think are even better than the others you read this month. The rest of us are always interested in finding Cozy Mystery authors who write great Cozies who we don’t yet read. 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 most.
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 October 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:
Susan Wittig Albert: China Bayles Herbal Mystery Series
Connie Archer: Soup Lover’s Mystery Series
Tessa Arlen: Lady Montfort Mystery Series
Donald Bain & “Jessica Fletcher”: Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series
M.C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney): Agatha Raisin Mystery Series
Carrie Bebris: Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery Series
Josie Belle (aka Jenn McKinlay & Lucy Lawrence): Good Buy Girls Mystery Series
Cindy Blackburn: Cue Ball Mystery Series
Kate Borden (aka Kate Grilley): Peggy Jean Turner Mystery Series
Maia Chance: Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery Series
Blaize & John Clement: Dixie Hemingway Mystery Series
Kate Collins: Flower Shop Mystery Series
J.J. Cook (Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant): Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series
Deborah Crombie: Kincaid & James Mystery Series
Waverly Curtis: Barking Detective Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Paws & Claws Mystery Series
Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series
Dawn Eastman: Family Fortune Mystery Series
Janet Evanovich: Lizzy & Diesel Mystery Series
Shelley Freydont: Celebration Bay Mystery Series
Daryl Wood Gerber (aka Avery Aames): Cookbook Nook Mystery Series
Elly Griffiths: The Zig Zag Girl (not Cozy)
Janice Hamrick: Jocelyn Shore Mystery Series
Sherry Harris: Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Series
D.E. Ireland: Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery Series
Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James): Southern Ladies Mystery Series
Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James): Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series
Diane Kelly: Tara Holloway Mystery Series
John J. Lamb: Bear Collector’s Mystery Series
Joyce and Joe Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Retired Witches Mystery Series
Colette London: Chocolate Whisperer Mystery Series
Susan McBride: Debutante Dropout Mystery Series
G.A. McKevett: Savannah Reid Mystery Series
Leslie Meier: Lucy Stone Mystery Series
Angela Pepper: Stormy Day Mystery Series
Leigh Perry (aka Toni L.P. Kelner): Family Skeleton Mystery Series
Lora Roberts: Liz Sullivan Mystery Series
Michael Robertson: Baker Street Letters Mystery Series
Jeff Shelby (aka Jeffrey Allen): Moose River Mystery Series
Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mystery Series
Lea Wait: Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series
Donna Glaser White: Letty Whittaker 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.