I got an email two days ago from my best friend (college roommate) who lives in Iowa. She mentioned just how tired she is of winter. While reading her letter, I was able to look outside and watch the birds (and squirrels) in our back yard as they flitted about enjoying the sunshine. What a drastic difference!
As March is finishing up, I am reminded that it is time for me to ask you all about the Cozy Mystery book(s) that you have read during March that stand out as really good Cozy Mysteries. Please tell us why you are recommending the book(s) so that by reading your reasons, we can see if we might be interested in it (them), also.
I am going to start by telling you about the Cozy Mystery author I am currently reading. I started reading her a short while back when I kept seeing her being recommended in these monthly recommendation entries. Some of you kept talking about Joanne Fluke. So, better late than never, bada-beem, bada-bum, I tried her. Boy am I glad I did!
Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries have become my go-to books when I’m looking for a comfy-cozy read. I find the writing very easy to read, and I love the interaction Hannah has with her sister, niece, brother-in-law, and mother. The relationships she has with her loved ones rings very true to me. The books are a nice escape-type of reading. And I love experiencing the cold of Minnesota, as well as its beauty. I enjoy Hannah’s small, close-knit community, as well.
[As usual, I ask that you don’t tell us about the mystery books you read that you didn’t like.]
[If you click on the author’s name (blue) link, it will take you to their page on the Cozy Mystery site. Their page has all of the author’s books listed chronologically.]
What Cozy Mystery book (or author) have you read during March 2014, and why did you enjoy it (or him/her)?
Here are the current recommended authors who some of you have read this past month:
Victoria Abbott (aka Mary Jane Maffini & Victoria Maffini): Book Collectors Mystery Series
Susan Wittig Albert: China Bayles Mystery Series
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mystery Series
Alex Archer: Rogue Angel (fantasy series?)
Mignon F. Ballard: Augusta Goodnight Mystery Series
C. J. Box: Joe Picket Mystery Series: Breaking Point (not Cozy)
Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey): Amish Mystery Series
Duffy Brown: Consignment Shop Mystery Series
Laurie Cass: Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series
Laura Childs: Tea Shop Mystery Series
Alys Clare: Hawkenlye Mystery Series
Shelley Costa: Miracolo Mystery Series
Mary Daheim: Emma Lord Alpine Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mystery Series
Jo Dereske: Miss Zukas Mystery Series
Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series
Dawn Eastman: Family Fortune Mystery Series
Chrystle Fiedler: Natural Remedies Mystery Series
Joanne Fluke: Hannah Swensen Cookie Jar Mystery Series
Sally Goldenbaum: Seaside Knitters Mystery Series
Kerry Greenwood: Corinna Chapman Mystery Series
Leslie Meier: Lucy Stone Mystery Series
Laura Morrigan: Woof at the Door (1st in the Call of the Wilde Mystery Series)
Kate Parker: Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series
Perri O’Shaughnessy: Nina Reilly Mystery Series (not Cozy)
Gail Oust: Piper Prescott Mystery Series
Patricia Rockwell: Essie Cobb, Senior Sleuth Mystery Series
Denise Swanson: Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery Series
Victoria Thompson: Gaslight Mystery Series
Christine Wenger: Comfort Food Mystery Series
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