I just started a new Cozy Mystery Christmas theme book last night, and so far, I am really enjoying it. I have never read one of the author’s mysteries before, but I was quite impressed by some of the comments on the back cover. One of these comments endorsing the author’s books was by Elizabeth Peters also known as the creator of the Amelia Peabody Mystery Series, the Vicky Bliss Mystery Series, the Jacqueline Kirby Mystery Series, and, oh, did I mention she is also known as Barbara Michaels? So, here goes >>> This is Elizabeth Peters’ quote from the back cover of my current Christmas mystery:
“Pulver adds a fresh American luster to the traditional mystery. She’s one of the few writers whose work I actually buy-in hardcover?”
So there I went and told you who I am reading! Mary Monica Pulver, a new-to-me author. Last night I began reading Original Sin, which is the fourth of Pulver’s Peter Brichter Mystery Series. (I make an exception to my always-start-at-the-beginning-of-a Cozy-Mystery-series rule with holiday mysteries.) As I continued reading (way longer than I had planned to read) I thought to myself: “This author is really good! I am going to have to add her to my list of authors to follow. Why has it taken me so long to finally read this Christmas mystery that I have had amongst my TBR Christmas mystery books for the last several years?”
This morning, I brought the book downstairs in order to be able to tell you all about Mary Monica Pulver, this new-to-me author.
HOLD YOUR HORSES!!!
This morning, when I went to my site to check out her other books, imagine my surprise to find that Mary Monica Pulver is indeed not a new-to-me author! She is actually one of my favorite authors! Good grief!!! As many times as I have updated the Monica Ferris page, making additions to her Needlecraft Mystery Series, making sure that I add those very same additions to her Mary Monica Pulver page, you would think that I would have remembered these two authors are one and the same person!
I debated telling you all about this error of mine, but since I have told you all about my need for writing notes to myself for things as obvious as my cleaning day rituals and running errands, why not?!? And, speaking of my cleaning day tasks, I have to go get back to number 5 on my list!