From time to time, I get recommendations (from Cozy Mystery site readers) of mystery book authors who they feel belong on the site. These authors are new to me, but of course, many of them are not “new authors” to you all. Here are the latest mystery book author additions to the site:
Suzette A. Hill writes the Reverend Oughterard Mystery Series. This series features the vicar with Maurice (his cat) and Bouncer (his dog) in a British village. (Hill is an English graduate and ex-teacher of English Literature.)
Virginia Lowell writes the new Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series. The series will feature Olivia Greyson, the owner of the Gingerbread House Cookie Shop. (Her first book is not due to be published until April 2011.)
Ada Madison may be a new name in the Cozy Mystery arena, but don’t be so sure you aren’t familiar with the author! Madison is also known as Margaret Grace AND Camille Minichino! As Madison, she will be writing the Sophie Knowles Mystery Series, which will feature a mathematics college professor who is also a sleuth (and beader!)
David Rosenfelt writes the Andy Carpenter Mystery Series, which features a defense attorney who also runs a dog rescue. Rosenfelt has been nominated for four major mystery book awards – the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, & Barry. (Also, Rosenfelt has rescued over 4,000 dogs!)
Nicola Slade writes the Harriet Quigley Mystery Series. This series has, as its sleuth, a retired headmistress. She is helped by her cousin, Canon Sam Hathaway – a clergyman at Winchester Cathedral. Slade also writes a British, historical series: the Charlotte Richmond Investigates Mystery Series which is set during Victorian times.