Here are some Fun Michigan Facts:
Michigan gets its name from the Indian word “Michigana” (great lake).
Lansing is the state capital.
State Motto: “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.”
State Flower: Apple Blossom.
Michigan is sometimes referred to as the “Great Lakes State.” (It was once called the Wolverine State, although there are no longer any wolverines in that state.)
If you love lighthouses, Michigan is the state for you! It has (+/-) 110 of them.
Authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site and who feature Michigan locations in their books:
Deb Baker: Yooper Mystery Series
Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who *** Mystery Series (There is some speculation that Moose County actually is situated in Upper Michigan.)
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (aka Elizabeth Lee): Emily Kincaid Mystery Series
JoAnna Carl (aka Eve K. Sandstrom): Chocoholic Mystery Series
Laurie Cass: Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series
Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Cranberry Cove Mystery Series
Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): Candy-Coated Mystery Series
Jo Dereske: Ruby Crane Mystery Series
Dawn Eastman: Family Fortune Mystery Series
Sharon Farrow: Berry Basket Mystery Series
Debra H. Goldstein: Denney Silber Mystery Series
Paula Gosling: Blackwater Bay Mystery Series AND Stryker & Trevorne Mystery Series
Victoria Hamilton: Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series
Susan Holtzer: Anneke Haagen Mystery Series
Madison Johns: Agnes Barton Senior Sleuth Mystery Series
William X. Kienzle: Father Koesler Mystery Series
Victoria Laurie: Psychic Eye Mystery Series
Meg Macy (aka 1/2 of D.E. Ireland): Teddy Bear Mystery Series – sleuth Sasha Silvermanis the manager of a teddy bear shop and factory.
Nina Wright: Whiskey Mattimoe Mystery Series
Please feel free to contact me if you see an author from the Cozy Mystery Site who belongs on this list, or if you have any comments.
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