We are currently working on our monthly recommendations.
December 21, 2012
December 19, 2012
Jeffrey Allen: Stay at Home Dad Mystery Series
Mary Lou Kirwin: Librarian Mystery Series
Anna Loan-Wilsey: Hattie Davish “Have Typewriter Will Travel Msytery Series
Staci McLaughlin: Blossom Valley Mystery Series
December 7, 2012
Here’s my first 2013. I just added the January 2013 Mystery Book New Releases
November 30, 2012
November 27, 2012
November 25, 2012
November 20, 2012
(Remember there are more Cozy Mysteries by Theme on this page.)
November 14, 2012
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Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Cumberland Creek Mystery Series. This series has, as its sleuth, an ex-investigative journalist who is now a stay-at-home mom. She lives in Virginia, and also happens to be a scrapbooker.
Mary Jane Clark pens the Piper Donovan Wedding Cake Mystery Series. The series’ sleuth is Piper Donovan, an actress. Although Piper would rather be acting, she has become a professional cake decorator in her family’s bakery business.
Claire Donally writes the Sunny & Shadow Mystery Series. Sunny is a newspaper reporter who has returned to her home town in Maine to take care of her ailing father. Sunny’s sidekick is Shadow, her newly acquired stray tomcat.
Donna McLean writes the Sparrow Falls Mystery Series. Sparrow Falls is a quaint, little town in North Carolina. The sleuths in the series are Addie McRae, who has come to Sparrow Falls to find out more about her Scottish heritage, and Tilda MacArdan, a “spunky Southern lady.”
November 12, 2012
November 7, 2012
Can you believe we are already at the end of the year?
October 30, 2012
Thank you so much, BB!
October 29, 2012
October 19, 2012
October 15, 2012
October 16, 2012
Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart) As Brandon, she writes the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series. With a series name like that, there is probably little doubt that this series is a paranormal mystery series. As Stuckart, she writes the Leonardo da Vinci Historical Mystery Series. The series features Dino, da Vinci’s apprentice, and is set in the late
Waverly Curtis Waverly Curtis is the combined efforts of both Waverly Fitzgerald and Curtis Colbert. Waverly teaches adult writing classes and Curtis is the author of the Jake Rossiter & Miss Jenkins Mystery Series. Together they write the Barking Detective Mystery Series.
Molly MacRae MacRae writes the paranormal Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series, which takes place in Tennessee. This series features a woman who inherits a wool shop, and a reluctant “former” tenant.
Andrea Penrose Penrose has been able to use her vast knowledge of art (and history) writing the Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Series which takes place in London.
October 29, 2012
October 9, 2012
October 6, 2012
I have gotten several letters and comments asking for just those types of books. We are currently working on trying to list all of the authors who typically write mystery books without corpses. Also on the list that we are comprising are authors who wrote one or two books that don’t center on morticians being gainfully employed.
Here is the entry that features Mystery Books with No Murders.
September 30, 2012
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Connie Archer: Soup Lover’s Mystery Series
Frances Brody: Kate Shackleton Mystery Series
Duffy Brown (aka Dianne Castell): Consignment Shop Mystery Series
Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series
Meg London (aka Peg Cochran): Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie Mystery Series
July 13, 2012
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Erika Chase Chase writes the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series. This series features Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist in Alabama as the main sleuth. She is part of a mystery book reading club that consists of six friends.
Chrystle Fiedler Fiedler writes the Natural Remedies Mystery Series, which features a naturopathic doctor (Willow McQuade) as its sleuth. The mysteries in this series also include natural remedies like herb and flower uses, as well as yoga and meditation. Fiedler also writes non fiction books which emphasize natural remedies and healthy nutrition.
Victoria Hamilton Hamilton pens the Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, which is set in Michigan. This series features Jaymie Leighton, a collector of vintage cookbooks and cookware. Jaymie sleuths and lives with her little three-legged Yorkie Poo.
Marie Moore Moore’s mystery series is called the Sydney March Mystery Series. Sydney is a New York travel agent who takes travel groups on tours, while she solves mysteries.
May 22, 2012
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April 26, 2012
Pip Granger Granger writes the Rosie Featherby Mystery Series. the first book in the series was nominated for both the Barry Award and the Agatha Award for Best New Mystery. The series features Rosie, a girl who is being raised by her uncle and aunt in post WW II London.
Terris McMahan Grimes Grimes writes the Theresa Galloway Mystery Series. This series is set in California, and features a working mother sleuth. The first mystery in this series was nominated for the Agatha Award and won the Anthony Award, both awards were in the Best First Novel category.
Erin Hart Hart writes the Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire Mystery Series. The series features an American Forensic Anthropologis and an Irish Archaeologist. The first mystery in the seires was nominated for both the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.
Sasscer Hill Hill writes the Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery Series. This equine mystery series in set in Maryland and features a young horse jockey as its sleuth. The first mystery in the series won both the Agahta Award and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel.
C. J. Sansom Sansom, a lawyer with both his BA and PhD in History, writes the historical Matthew Shardlake Mystery Series. The series is set in 16th century England.
Cynthia Smith Smith writes the Emma Rhodes Mystery Series, which is set in England. Emma is a private investigator who prefers the term “private resolver”. She charges $20,000. to solve a case, and guarantees results to her wealthy clients.
April 22, 2012
Meredith Cole Cole is the author of the Lydia McKenzie Mystery Series, which is set in New York. Cole was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery novel for her first Lydia McKenzie mystery. Lydia is a New York photographer who is able to recreate crime scenes so well in her photographs, that the police think she could be involved in the murders.
April Henry Henry writes two mystery series. Her first series is the Claire Montrose Mystery Series. Claire lives in Oregon and works for the state’s “Vanity” license plate department. The first Claire Montrose mystery was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Henry also co writes the New York Times best selling Triple Threat Club Mystery Series with Lis Wiehl. Henry also writes Stand Alone Young Adult mysteries.
Lee Hollis Hollis is a pseudonym for a brother and sister writing team. The brother part of the equation (Rick Copp) has written for very successful television shows (The Golden Girls and Wings) as well as for movies. Holly Simason (the sister “part”) writes a food column for a newspaper. Both of them write the Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series, which is set in Maine, and features a newspaper cooking column writer.
Barbara Neely Neely won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, as well as the Anthony Award for Best First Novel – for her first Blanche White Mystery. Blanche is an African American maid working in North Carolina.
Nicola Upson Upson writes the Josephine Tey Mystery Series, based on the “real life” Josephine Tey, author of the 1930s Scotland Yard Inspector Grant Mystery Series. (Tey also wrote historical books, as Gordon Daviot.)
Lis Wiehl Wiehl is a New York Times best selling author. She is also a Harvard Law grad. Wiehl writes the Triple Threat Club Mystery Series, which features a reporter, prosecutor, and FBI agents. (This series is co written with April Henry.) Wiehl’s second series (which she co writes with Pete Nelson) is the East Salem Trilogy. This series features a forensic psychiatrist and private investigator team.
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Tasha Alexander writes the Lady Emily Mystery Series which is an historical mystery series set in Victorian England. This series puts Alexander’s Notre Dame B.A. to great use: Englsih/Medieval Studies.
Joan Blacher is a psychotherapist and an ex-university professor and counselor. What better sleuth could she have than an ex-forensic psychologist who is a counselor at a university? Blacher’s Ardis Jensen Mystery Series fits the bill.
Christy Fifield writes the Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery Series, which features the owner of a Florida souvenir shop as its sleuth. Fifield also writes the Georgiana Neverall Mystery Series (as Christy Evans) which features an apprentice plumber in Oregon.
Janice Hamrick has put her Bachelor’s degree in English to good use by writing the Jocelyn Shore Mystery Series. Jocelyn is a high school teacher in Austin, Texas.
February 29, 2012
I thought it would be very fitting (today) for me to add the Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations that you all have posted for the month of February 2012. Remember, this is a new monthly entry where you all are able to tell the rest of us who you have read during the month. These are the authors who caught your attention, and who you enjoyed so much that you want to make sure the rest of us try them.
February 16, 2012
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Sharon Love Cook writes the Rose McNichols Mystery Series. Rose is a newspaper reporter in a coastal village in New Hampshire. Incidentally, Sharon Love Cook is a newspaper columnist, illustrator, and cartoonist.
Lesley A. Diehl pens the Microbrewers Mystery Series, which features a master brewer as its sleuth. She also writes the Big Lake Mystery Series, which has as its sleuth, Emily Rhodes, a New Yorker who winters in Florida. Diehl has her Ph. D. in psychology, and has been both a professor and university administrator.
William Doonan is a professor and archaeologist, as well as the author of the Henry Grave Mystery Series. Henry is an octogenarian who serves as a senior cruise ship investigator.
Annelise Ryan (aka Beth Amos) is an emergency nurse who writes the Mattie Winston Mystery Series. Ryan’s series features an ex-nurse who works as a deputy coroner. As Amos she has written Stand Alone mysteries.
January 2, 2012
Today is my daughter’s birthday, and we have been lucky to have her home for the past two weeks. She is heading back east tomorrow. I’m sad already!
I am thinking that I might have to go to Colorado to see my mother for a few weeks, but am not sure if/when I will be making that trip.
I have decided to put the February 2012 Mystery Book New Releases up today… a little earlier than my target date of the tenth of the month, but I thought I would try to get it up before I leave for Colorado (IF I leave for Colorado.) February 2012 Mystery Book New Releases