I have been waiting and waiting for autumn to finally arrive! Our weather is still balmy down here in San Antonio, but at least this opens up the time when I start reading the Cozy Mysteries I have been putting off because of the appropriate seasons/holidays. I know it’s still too early, and I am making myself wait a little longer to read my Halloween Cozies, followed by my Christmas Cozies.
I am sooo looking forward to being able to read Margaret Grace‘s Manhattan in Miniature. As I have said (more than once, twice, or even three times!) Camille Minichino/Margaret Grace/Jean Flowers/Ada Madison is one of my very favorite Cozy Mystery authors. But, since it’s a Christmas themed Cozy, I am waiting until November to read it, hopefully a little later than November 1 >>> if I can wait that long!
I am still spacing my favorite authors between new-to-me Cozy Mystery authors who I am trying. Right now, I’m back to one of my favorite authors: Mary V. Welk. Because I read so many other Cozy authors, I am way behind with my favorite authors’ books. Anyway, I am reading To Kill a King, which is only her third in the Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series. The next one (The Scarecrow Murders) is a Halloween themed Cozy, which I will be reading this Halloween season. I already recommended Mary V. Welk, so rather than repeat myself, I’ll point you to my earlier recommendation: Mystery Books Recommendations – January 2014.
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 are the Cozies you think are even better than the others you read this month. The rest of us are always on the hunt for Cozy Mystery authors who write great Cozies! 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 best!
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 September 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:
Ellery Adams: Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery Series
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mystery Series
James Anderson: Inspector Wilkins Mystery Series (The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg, book #1)
Margot Arnold: Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower Mystery Series
C.C. Benison: Her Majesty Investigates Mystery Series
Simon Brett: Mrs. Pargeter Mystery Series
Deborah Brown: Paradise Mystery Series (Crazy in Paradise, book #1)
Ellen Byron: Cajun Country Mystery Series
Dorothy Cannell: Ellie Haskell Mystery Series
Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Cranberry Cove Mystery Series
J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene & Ellie Grant): Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series
Maya Corrigan: Five-Ingredient Mystery Series
Catherine Coulter: FBI thriller Series (The Cove, book #1)
Cleo Coyle (aka Alice Kimberly): Coffeehouse Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Paws and Claws Mystery Series
Jana DeLeon: Miss Fortune Mystery Series
Kate Dyer-Seeley (aka Ellie Alexander): Pacific Northwest Mystery Series
J. Jefferson Farjeon: Stand Alone mysteries
Eva Gates (aka Vicki Delany): Lighthouse Library Mystery Series
Patrice Greenwood: Wisteria Tearoom Mystery Series (A Fatal Twist of Lemon, book #1)
Janice Hamrick: Jocelyn Shore Mystery Series
Dianne Harman: Cedar Bay Mystery Series (Kelly’s Koffee Shop, book #1)
B.B. Haywood: Candy Holliday Mystery Series
Dolores Johnson: Mandy Dyer Mystery Series
Diane Kelly: Paw Enforcement Mystery Series
Alice Kimberly (aka Cleo Coyle): Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series
Constance & Gwenyth Little: Stand Alone mysteries
Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): Chili Cook-Off Mystery Series
Karen MacInerney: Dewberry Farm Mystery Series
Ada Madison (aka Camille Minichino, Margaret Grace, & Jean Flowers): Sophie Knowles Mystery Series
Margaret Maron: Deborah Knott Mystery Series
Camille Minichino (aka Margaret Grace, Ada Madison, & Jean Flowers): Periodic Table Mystery Series
The Mulgray Twins: DJ & Gorgonzola Mystery Series (No Suspicious Circumstances, book #1)
Shirley Rousseau Murphy & Pat J.J. Murphy: Lee Fontana Mystery Series
Linda Reilly: Deep Fried Mystery (Filet of Murder, book #1)
Michael Robertson: The Baker Street Letters Mystery Series (The Baker Street Letters, book #1)
Barbara Ross: Clambake Mystery Series
Ian Sansom: Mobile Library Mystery Series
Charles Todd: Bess Crawford Mystery Series
Diane Vallere: Material Witness Mystery Series
Livia J. Washburn: Fresh-Baked Mystery Series
Mary V. Welk: Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series
Marty Wingate: Potting Shed Mystery Series (The Garden Plot, book #1)
[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.