December 31, 2014
December 27, 2014
You may get some great ideas for some great Cozy Mystery reading!
If you would like to see even more recommendations from other Cozy Mystery readers, take a look at the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page on this site.
December 22, 2014
December 19, 2014
December 17, 2014
Congratulations to ALL nominees and winners!
December 15, 2014
December 12, 2014
Elizabeth Lee (aka Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli) Elizabeth Lee writes the Nut House Mystery Series. This series takes place in Texas, on a family-owed pecan farm. Lindy Blanchard is the plant bioengineer who strives to produce the best pecans her family can harvest. She also works in her family’s shop where they sell all sorts of yummy pecan goodies.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (aka Elizabeth Lee) Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli writes the Emily Kincaid Mystery Series. Emily is a reporter who works closely with Dolly Wakowski, a deputy. This mystery series takes place in Michigan.
Leighann Dobbs Leighann Dobbs is a USA Today best selling author who writes several series. Her Lexy Baker Mystery Series features Lexy as a baker/sleuth who gets help from Nans (her grandmom) and Nan’s friends when she is solving mysteries. Dobbs also writes the Blackmoore Sisters Romantic Cozy Mystery Series, which takes place in Maine, and features sellers of crystals and herbal remedies >>> who happen to have contact with their dead grandmother. Dobbs also writes the Mystery Notch Cozy Mystery Series, a paranormal series which takes place in New Hampshire and features Willa, a crime journalist who sees ghosts. Dobbs also writes the Mooseamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series, the Kate Diamond Adventure Series, and Fancytales.
Kathleen Ernst Kathleen Ernst writes the Chloe Ellefson Mystery Series. Ernst spent twelve years of her life working at a living history museum. She now writes the Chloe Ellefson series, which features a sleuth who works as a curator of a living history museum. Ernst’s real-life museum was located in Wisconsin, as is her series’ museum. This series takes place during the 1980s. Ernst also writes American Girl History Mystery books, American Girl mysteries, and she helped to create Caroline Abbott, one of the American Girls. She has been nominated several times for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult mysteries, and she was also nominated for the best Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile mystery.
Mary McHugh Mary McHugh writes the Happy Hoofers Mystery Series. This series features five friends who are tap dancers. The Happy Hoofers (Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, Gini, and Tina) all happen to be in their fifties, and they have decided to share their love of tap dancing with the world. The Happy Hoofers tour all over (so far Russia and Spain) and, as they tour, they solve mysteries. McHugh has written articles for the New York Times “Sophisticated Traveler” section.)
December 10, 2014
(If you would like to check out some of the more recent Free, Cheap, and On Sale Kindles, be sure to visit the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page on this site.)
December 8, 2014
(I have added this entry to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page on this site. If you would like to see many, many Cozy Mystery themes, be sure to take a look at this page. I’m pretty sure you’ll find several themes which will interest you!)
December 3, 2014
December 1, 2014
If you would like to see the December 2014 Mystery Book New Releases, click on this link. Also, if you would like to see a whole lot more mystery releases, make sure to visit my Soon to be Released Mysteries page.
November 28, 2014
November 25, 2014
November 23, 2014
November 19, 2014
November 17, 2014
(If you’d like to see a whole lot of themes, click on this link to take you to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page on the site.)
November 13, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 8, 2014
If you would like to find out about more NEW Cozy Mystery series some of our Cozy Mystery authors will be starting, be sure to take a look at the New Mystery Series page on the Cozy Mystery site. (Just click on the link, and it will take you there.)
November 5, 2014
November 3, 2014
November 1, 2014
As you can see, there are quite a few good Cozy Mysteries on the list!
(If you would like to see the November 2014 Mystery Book New Releases click on this link.)
October 30, 2014
October 27, 2014
Click on the link, and it will take you to that entry. However, if you would like to see a whole lot more Cozy Mystery recommendations from past months, click on this link: Cozy Mystery Recommendations.
October 22, 2014
(If you’re interested in seeing more TV and Movies that I think most Cozy Mystery readers enjoy, make sure to visit my TV and Movies page on the site. Click on this link to go there: TV and Movies page.
October 20, 2014
Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series
Janet Cantrell (aka Kaye George): Fat Cat Mystery Series
Kaye George (aka Janet Cantrell)
Shirley Tallman (aka Erin Ross)
October 17, 2017
October 13, 2014
If you would like to see who else in our Cozy Mystery world is putting out a new Cozy Mystery series, please click on this link to take you to the right page on my site:
October 11, 2014
Here are some new Christmas theme mystery books that will be published very soon:
October 9, 2014
Be sure to take a look at the more recent posts I have on the Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page. Some of those prices are no doubt in effect.
October 6, 2014
To see all five of my interviews, be sure to visit the Author Interviews page by clicking on this link.
October 1, 2014
(If you want to take a look at the covers of the books, make sure to click on this link to take you to the Soon to be Released Mysteries page.)
September 30, 2014
(For other ideas about Cozy Mystery television and movie viewing, make sure to click on this link to take you to the TV and Movies page.)
September 27, 2014
September 25, 2014
September 22, 2014
September 16, 2014
September 14, 2014
Tessa Harris: Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery Series. This series is a historical series featuring an American anatomist who has moved to London. Thomas Silkstone is from Philadelphia, and it takes place during the 1780s.
L.B. Hathaway: Posie Parker Mystery Series. Posie Parker (sometimes referred to as “Nosey” Parker) is a struggling private detective during the 1920s. The series takes place in London. The author (L.B. Hathaway) is lawyer, and she was educated at Cambridge. She also writes the Blood and Stars Trilogy, which is set during Henry VII’s reign.
Carol J. Perry: Witch City Mystery Series. Finally there is a pararmal Cozy Mystery series that takes place in the city most associated with witches: Salem, Massachusetts! Lee Barrett, a reporter, has only been able to land a job as the host of the horror movies on a local TV station >>> WICH-TV.
LynDee Walker: Headlines in Heels Mystery Series. LynDee Walker is an ex-crime reporter whose series features a reporter (Nichelle Clarke) in Virginia. Walker was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
September 11, 2014
September 9, 2014
If you want to see the who (as in the authors) and the what (as in the new series) take a look at the above entry or click on the New Cozy Mystery Book Series page on this site to see the terrific-looking book covers.
September 7, 2014
September 5, 2014
(There are actually so many Christmas theme Cozy Mysteries that will be released during October 2014 that I cut the list in half!)
September 4, 2014
September 2, 2014
Since it is the first of the month, I have just posted my entry with all of next month’s Cozy Mystery releases. Here is my entry:
August 30, 2014
As usual, I have also included a few non-mystery movies that I think are particularly good. If you would like to see a list of some great ideas for TV and Movies (mostly mysteries), be sure to visit the following page on the Cozy Mystery site – by clicking this link:
August 27, 2014
(If you’d like to take a look at more Cozy Mystery recommendations of lots of Cozy Mystery readers, make sure to visit the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page on this site.)
August 24, 2014
(Here is Ruth Rendell’s page on the Cozy Mystery site.)
August 22, 2014
After you read the entry I wrote, make sure to read all of the comments other Cozy Mystery readers made!
August 18, 2014
Celina Grace: Asharton Manor Mystery Series – Grace has decided to release novella length mysteries in this series. All of the novellas take place at Asharton Manor in England, at different times in history.
Jennifer McAndrews: Stained-Glass Mystery Series – The sleuth, Georgia Kelly, has returned to a small town in New York and, along with pursuing the “bad guys”, she’s pursuing her passion for stained-glass. (McAndrews also writes mysteries for the Young Adults audience.)
Terrie Farley Moran: Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery Series – Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield own the Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore which is also a café in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Moran has also contributed to (as well as edited) several New York Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime mystery anthologies.
Diane Vallere: Material Witness Mystery Series – Polyester “Poly” Monroe owns a clothing shop and is also a dress designer in California.
August 16, 2014
August 12, 2014
August 10, 2014
August 7, 2014
If you are looking for more Valentine’s Day mystery theme books, then make sure to click on this link to go to the Valentine’s Day mystery books theme page on the site.
August 6, 2014
If you would like to see more Christmas theme mysteries, click on this link to go to the Christmas mystery books theme page on the site.
August 5, 2014
If you want to see more Thanksgiving theme mysteries, click on the link to go to the Thanksgiving mystery books theme page on the site.
August 4, 2014
August 3, 2014
August 1, 2014
If you would like to see all of the mystery books that I am aware of that will be publishing soon, click on this link to take you to the Soon to be Released Mysteries page on the site.
July 30, 2014
July 27, 2014
If you are interested in seeing a whole bunch of Cozy Mystery recommendation lists that we have comprised, make sure to check out the Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations on this site.
July 23, 2014
Click on this link to see more TV and Movies ideas.
July 19, 2014
If you’re interested in seeing more mystery book award nominees and winners, click on this link to go to the Mystery Book Awards page.
July 17, 2014
July 10, 2014
It stars David Jason, who played Inspector Jack Frost for many years in the British A Touch of Frost television series. For a look at more TV & Movies, click on this link:
July 7, 2014
(If you’re new to the Cozy-Mystery site and would like to read the interviews I have done in the past, here is the Cozy Mystery Author Interview page.)
July 4, 2014
Happy Fourth of July!
July 3, 2014
July 1, 2014
(If you missed them, here are the July 2014 Mystery Book New Releases)
June 26, 2014
If you would like to see more recommendations from other Cozy Mystery readers, make sure to take a look at the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page.
June 23, 2014
June 17, 2014
June 10, 2014
June 6, 2014
June 5, 2014
Cathy Ace: Cait Morgan Mystery Series
Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlongton & Susan Furlong-Bollinger): Pippi O’Brien Mystery Series, Georgia Peach Mystery Series, and she will be taking over the Novel Idea Mystery Series
Mary Marks: Martha Rose Quilting Mystery Series
Karen Rose Smith: Caprice De Luca Mystery Series
June 1, 2014
If you’re interested in watching some of what I consider the best television shows or movies, take a look at my TV and Movies page.
May 30, 2014
If you know of any really good mystery movies that are going to air during June 2014, please drop by and post a comment. Thank you!
May 27, 2014
If you would like to see lists of Cozy Mystery books that we have recommended in the past go to the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page on this site.
May 24, 2014
If you are interested in seeing more Agatha Awards lists, Anthony Awards, Derringer Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, or the Nero
May 21, 2014
If you want to take a look at the old Free/Cheap entries, click on the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page.
May 20, 2014
May 18, 2014
Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series
Lynne E. Chandler: Mrs. Baul Investigates: Bishop Kidnapped in Egypt
Alyssa Maxwell: Gilded Newport Mystery Series
Larissa Reinhart: Cherry Tucker Mystery Series
May 16, 2014
Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block): A Catered Fourth of July (Mysteries with Recipes Mystery Series – Fourth of July)
Krista Davis: The Diva Wraps it Up (Domestic Diva Mystery Series – Christmas)
Shelley Freydont: Independence Slay (Celebration Bay Mystery Series – Fourth of July)
Deanna Raybourn: Twelfth Night (Lady Julia Mystery Series – Christmas novella)
Click here to see my entry with more the details about these four holiday mystery books: Four New Holiday Mystery Books Coming in June 2014.
If you’re interested in seeing more holiday theme mystery books, click here on the Holiday Mystery Book List page. There are lots of them!
May 14, 2014
Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton): Teapot Collector Mystery Series
Diane Kelly: Megan Luz Mystery Series
Nancy J. Parra (aka Nancy Coco): Perfect Proposals Mystery Series
Click here to see more details in the Three New Cozy Mystery Series Coming in June entry.
May 13, 2014
May 9, 2014
If you are interested in more mystery book awards, visit the click here on the Mystery Book Award page.
May 7, 2014
If you’re interested in seeing more holiday theme mystery books, click here on the Holiday Mystery Book List page. There are lots of them!
May 5, 2014
As I mentioned yesterday, Ms. Childs has graciously offered to give away four of her Cozy Mystery books: two copies of Steeped in Evil, and two copies of Eggs in a Casket. (All four of these mystery books will be autographed!) So, don’t forget about the
May 4, 2014
May 1, 2014
I just posted a list of the mystery books that will be releasing during June 2014. These are mysteries that are written by some of the authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery site.
If you are as impatient to find out what new mystery books will be published during the rest of 2014, be sure to take a look at the Soon to be Released Mysteries page on the site. I am continuously adding new mystery books and mystery authors to this list, as I find out about them.
April 30, 2014
Also, if you are looking for mystery movies and television shows, or just Cozy TV and movies, be sure to stop by the Cozy Mystery site’s TV and Movies page.
April 26, 2014
April 18, 2014
April 16, 2014
April 13, 2014
(When I make these lists I try not to include the authors from the last three Free and Cheap lists I have told you about. But I have noticed that some of the books from those lists are still “active” for their low prices, so you might want to take a look at them. They can be found on the Free and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page, and I include the Nooks also.)
April 12, 2014
Beverly Allen (aka Barbara Early), an ex-Electrical Engineer, writes the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery Series. Audrey Bloom is the co-owner of a flower shop in Virginia. She arranges flowers as she arranges clues.
Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton & Donna Lea Simpson): I son’t think I “officially” introduced you all to Amanda Cooper. I added her page because she is our very own Victoria Hamilton. I didn’t feel right about slipping her in under the radar, and just want to make sure you all know who she is. Victoria Hamilton’s fans might already know she is now also Amanda Cooper. As Cooper she writes the Teapot Collector Mystery Series. (She also writes an historical/romance mystery series as Donna Lea Simpson.)
Lois Lavrisa writes the Chubby Chicks Club Mystery Series.Cat and Annie Mae are best friend sleuths in Savannah, Georgia. An interesting thing I don’t think I have encountered before is the fact that Lavrisa has a spin-off of this series for young adults who like mysteries. So far she has written three Young Adult Thomson Twins Tales stories.
Dixie Lyle pens the paranormal Whiskey, Tango, and Foxtrot Mystery Series. Foxtrot is the sleuth. She works as an ultra-rich woman’s administrative assistant, and as such, she is in charge of both the mansion and the grounds. She discovers that, Tango, her childhood cat is now a telepathic cat, and she also is aided by Tiny, a shape-shifting ghost dog.
Laura Morrigan writes the Call of the Wilde Mystery Series. Grace Wilde is a sleuth with telepathic abilities. She is able to communicate with animals, which is very useful to her when she is solving mysteries involving animals who are in-the-know regarding clues. The series is set in Florida.
April 10, 2014
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April 9, 2014
April 3, 2014
Dorothy Cannell: Florence Norris Mystery Series
Hannah Dennison: Kat Standford Mystery Series
Mary Ellen Hughes: Pickled and Preserved Mystery Series
If you want to see more Cozy Mystery series that are starting this year, check out the new New Cozy Mystery Book Series page.
April 1, 2014
(Remember that if you want to find out about new releases by authors on the Cozy Mystery site, even earlier than a month before their release dates, you can check out the Soon to be Released Mysteries page.)
March 31, 2014
I hope you are able to find a few mystery movies this coming month that you will be very happy you watched! (Also, if you’re a John Wayne fan like my younger brother, you might want to see what is in store this month on the Turner Classic Movies channel.).
March 27, 2014
Please come and join us on the blog and tell us about your very favorite Cozy Mystery books that you read this month.
(To find many previous lists of Cozy Mystery reads, please visit the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendation page.)
March 22, 2014
March 17, 2014
March 13, 2014
Anyway, the new page on the site is:
March 12, 2014
March 10, 2014
Annie’s Quilted Mystery Series This series is published by the Annie’s Crafts Company and is another series which is written by various mystery authors, all featuring the same group of women. The women in Annie’s Quilted Mystery Series are members of the Nimble Thimbles Quilting Group. The series is set in Mystic Harbor, Massachusetts. I believe there will be twelve books in the series. (The company also publishes the Annie’s Attic Mystery Series and the Creative Woman Mystery Series.)
Dawn Eastman writes the Family Fortune Mystery Series. The series features Clyde Fortune, an ex-policewoman who returns to her home in Michigan. Her mother is a tarot card reader and her Aunt Vi is a pet psychic. The Fortune family owns the Crystal Haven (an ideal place for those seeking psychic help) in Michigan.
Edith Maxwell has her Ph.D. in Linguistics and used to be an organic farmer. She writes the Local Food Mystery Series which features Cam Flaherty as its sleuth. Cam is an organic farmer in Massachusetts. As Tace Baker she writes the Speaking of Mystery Mystery Series which features a Quaker Linguistics professor.
Cate Price writes the Deadly Notions Mystery Series. In this series, ex-teacher Daisy Buchanan currently manages the Great Notions Sewing and Antiques Shop in a quaint Pennsylvanian town.
Christine Wenger has a master’s in both Sociology and Probation and Parole Studies. She writes the Comfort Food Mystery Series which features, Trixie Matkowski, a divorcée who manges a diner in upstate New York. (As a bonus, recipes are included in the series’ mystery books.)
March 8, 2014
I usually try to space my books, but every once in a while I break that rule…
March 5, 2014
Also, if you have a few minutes, we are working on the following topic:
We would love to hear which series you would pick over the others of some of your favorite Cozy Mystery authors.
March 4, 2014
March 1, 2014
February 28, 2014
February 25, 2014
(There is a backlog of other months’ mystery book recommendations on the Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page.)
February 23, 2014
I just discovered that one of my favorite mystery authors is currently releasing her books under “another name”>>>
I’m pretty excited to see that Kathy Hogan Trocheck (or should I say Mary Kay Andrews) has written three Callahan Garrity stories. I sure hope she is working on a Callhan book-length mystery!
February 16, 2014
February 14, 2014
February 12, 2014
(To see more mysteries by theme, go to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.)
February 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
February 1, 2014
January 31, 2014
Also, if you see any mystery movies that will be airing on television during February 2014, please feel free to drop by the blog area and tell us about them.
January 29, 2014
In the mean time, I just added a new Free & Cheap Kindle Mysteries AND Free & Cheap Nook Mysteries – January 29, 2014. Remember that in order for the mysteries to qualify as being cheap, they have to cost $4.99 or less.
January 26, 2014
(I have the past months recommendations on the Cozy Mystery Recommendations page.)
January 23, 2014
Anyway, here are four newest additions of authors to the Cozy Mystery site:
January 21, 2014
January 19, 2014
January 17, 2014
The four newest mystery author additions to the site are
Sandi Ault: Ault writes the Wild Mystery Series. This series is set in Taos, New Mexico and features Jamaica Wild as its sleuth. Jamaica is an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The first mystery in this series won the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Kathi Daley: Several of you told us about the holiday mysteries you enjoyed reading this past holiday season that were written by Kathi Daley. (I will be adding her to the Cozy Mystery Authors Who Write Primarily Holiday-Themed Books list.) Daley writes both the Zoe Donovan Mystery Series, which features an animal rehab and location officer and her dog, Charlie, and the TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery Series, which features a high school teacher as its sleuth.
Gale Deitch: Deitch writes the Trudie Fine Mystery Series, which features Trudie Fine, the co-owner of a catering company. This series is set in Washington, D.C. and will be on the Culinary theme list as well as the Mysteries with Recipes theme list.
Jill Marie Landis: Landis used to teach Kindergarten but now focuses her time writing the Tiki Goddess Mystery Series. Em Johnson is a newly divorced woman who takes a job as the manager of the Tiki Goddess Bar because she is broke. She is helped in her sleuthing by a dance troupe of senior ladies who go by the name of the Hula Maidens. This series (which is set in Hawaii) was described to me as a “clean and funny” mystery series. Landis also writes a contemporary romantic suspense series called the Twilight Cove Mystery Series.
January 15, 2014
January 14, 2014
January 12, 2014
January 10, 2014
I just posted a new mystery book theme on the site’s theme page:
January 4, 2014
Please drop by the Cozy Mystery Blog area to add your very favorite Cozy Mystery Book that you read during 2013. And then be sure to take a look at what mysteries the rest of us are recommending.
January 1, 2014
I have just posted the Cozy Mystery New Releases for February 2014.