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I hate to be tiresome about this, but
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December 1, 2013
I just posted the
January 2014 Mystery Book New Releases.
November 30, 2013
If you're looking for a mystery movie, then you should
take a look at what mystery movies are showing in January:
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for December 2013
November 27, 2013
We are currently working on our November 2013 Cozy
Mystery Books Recommendations. Hope you'll stop by and tell us about some of
the favorite mystery books you read this past month.
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - Nov. 2013
November 21, 2013
Here is a list of some
really good Thanksgiving mystery books. This list is a compilation of
several Cozy Mystery readers. (If you would like to add a Cozy Mystery that
you think should be on the list, please post a comment on the entry.)
Thanksgiving Mystery Book List Recommendations
Nvember 18, 2013
A Cozy Mystery reader just told me about this Janet
Evanovich sale they are having on her Stephanie Plum mysteries in Kindle and
Nook format. I hadn't planned on doing another one of these entries so soon
after the last one, but I don't know how long the sale will last. So, here
Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books AND Free
& Cheap Nook Mystery Books – November 18, 2013
November 17, 2013
I am in a rush to get these four mystery authors added
to the Cozy Mystery site. They are all mystery authors who some of you wrote
and suggested I add to the site. (It seems that as soon as I post your
recommended authors, I receive more authors' names to post. Sorry it takes
me so long to get the authors added to the site.)
Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series
Budewitz, a lawyer, writes the Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series which is
set in Montana. Erin Murphy is the manager of the general store in a lake
Magical Cures Mystery Series,
Divorced Diva Mystery Series,
Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery Series, &
Beyond the Grave Series
Kappes writes both paranormal and non-paranormal mystery series.
Sharpe & Donovan Mystery Series, the
FBI Series, Black Falls Series,
the U.S. Marshall Series,
Texas Rangers Series, & Swift
River Valley Series
Neggers is a New York Times Best Selling author who has several (see above)
mystery series as well as romance series and Stand Alones.
Barbara Ross: Maine
Clambake Mystery Series
Ross at one time managed an inn on Maine's harbor. She uses this past
experience as the basis of her Maine Clambake Mystery Series. She also edits
a crime/mystery anthology every November which includes stories by some of
New England's authors.
November 15, 2013
I have just posted
Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books AND Free
& Cheap Nook Mystery Books – November 15, 2013. All of
the mystery books on this list cost $5.00 or less.
November 13, 2013
I have just added the
McBride Television Series to the
TV & Movies page.
November 9, 2013
As I mentioned that I would do, here are the five
newest additions of Cozy Mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery site:
Portland Bookmobile Mystery Series
B.B. Cantwell is a husband and wife writing duo (Brian and Barbara
Cantwell). Their sleuth is Hester McGarrigle, a bookmobile librarian in
Portland. (Incidentally, Barbara was at one time a bookmobile librarian in
Portland. Her husband is a newspaper journalist.)
Jessie Crockett: Sugar Grove Mystery
Granite State Mystery Series
Crocket's Sugar Grove Mystery Series has, as its
sleuth, Dani Greene. Dani returns home to work on her family's maple sugar
farm in New Hampshire. Crocket's other series, the Granite State Mystery
Series also takes place in New Hampshire.
Constance and Gwenyth Little:
Stand Alone Mysteries
Both Constance and Gwenyth Little were born in
Australia, but later on they moved to New Jersey. These sisters collaborated
on all of their mystery books. There is speculation that they would be
famous had they written their mysteries in a series format. (All of the
titles of their books include the word "black" - except for the first book,
which has the word "grey" in it.)
Tyora Moody: Eugeena
Patterson Mystery Series
Eugeena is a recently widowed grandmother who used to
be a Social Studies teacher in South Carolina. Unfortunately, Eugeena has
developed Diabetes, which plays into the mysteries. (Patterson is a
November 1, 2013
Here are the
December 2013 Mystery Book New Releases.
October 30, 2013
We are still working on our October 2013 Mystery Book
Recommendations, but I wanted to be sure to mention that I just put up the
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for November 2013.
(click on the link to access the list of mystery movies) There are quite a
few movies on the list, but if you know of a mystery movie that will be
airing during November 2013 that I don't have on the list, please feel free
to post a comment and I will add it to the list. Thank you!
October 27, 2013
We are currently working on coming up with a list of
October 2013 Mystery Book Recommendations.
October 17, 2013
Here is the newest theme to the Cozy Mystery site:
Mystery Books with a Cards Theme: Poker, Bridge, Gambling, & Card Games
October 15, 2013
We have gotten together and made up a list of our:
Favorite Halloween Mystery Books.
October 13, 2013
I have finally posted the authors who feature Nevada
as their settings.
Mystery Books that Take Place in Nevada
October 11, 2013
A Cozy Mystery reader reminded me that I have several
more states to get posted, and asked that I start with Wisconsin. (She's a
fan of Hannah Reed's Queen Bee Mystery Series.)
Mystery Books that Take Place in Wisconsin
October 8, 2013
You might be very interested in this particular
entry's comments by Cozy Mystery readers. I asked everyone to name the two
authors they would want to take with them to a deserted island. (Well, not
the actual authors, but their books/series.) I was quite surprised by some
of the answers.
One Deserted Island, Two Authors, Lots of Series, Lots of Pseudonyms...
October 1, 2013
Here are the Cozy Mystery books that are scheduled to
be published during November 2013:
September 29, 2013
If you enjoy mystery movies, you might be interested
in taking a peak to see what October's television schedule has in store for
you. I just posted:
If you know of any mystery movies that I haven't listed,
please post a comment on the entry.
September 26, 2013
We are starting to work on our monthly
Cozy Mysteries recommendations.
If you haven't done so already, please stop by and tell us about the
Cozy Mystery books you read during September 2013 that were terrific reads
Cozy Mysteries Recommendations – September 2013
September 6, 2013
Five recently added mystery authors to the site are:
Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series
Minni Hamilton is a librarian in Michigan who, along with her rescue cat
(Eddie) drives a bookmobile for her patrons.
Fudge Shop Mystery Series
DeSmet is a a faculty associate at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. Her
sleuth is Ava Oosterling, a Wisconsin fudge maker who has her shop in her
grandfather's bait shop.
Italian Kitchen Mystery Series
Genova, an English and Journalism teacher, writes this series which features
a sleuth who ordinarily is a mystery author. Her slueth, Victoria Rienzi,
has returned home to be a chef in her family's Italian restuarant.
Carol Ann Martin:
Weaving Mystery Series
Della Wright owns a weaving shop in North Carolina where she teaches weaving
classes, as well as solves mysteries.
Stand Alone Mysteries
Miller has taught English at both the college and high school levels. She
writes Stand Alone mysteries.
September 4, 2013
I have finally gotten a Free and Cheap Kindle (& Nook)
Mystery Books list together:
Free & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books and Free & Cheap Nook Mystery Books -
September 4, 2013.
September 1, 2013
As I said last month, I'm going to try to get these
monthly mystery book new releases posted on the first of the previous month.
Also, I am now posting the authors' new releases on their own pages as I
find them, and am not waiting until I put this list out. That way, if you
have a very favorite author and you absolutely want to know if he/she is
publishing a new mystery, I should have the mysteries listed way before
October 2013 Mystery Book New Releases
August 29, 2013
Here is the
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for September 2013.
August 26, 2013
We are currently working on getting our monthly
mystery book recommendations together:
August 2013 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations
August 23, 2013
I finally got the Holiday Mystery Book theme page
changed to my liking. Before this undertaking I had mixed the Valentine's
Day mysteries in with the St. Patrick's Day mysteries. And, I think I had
the Easter mysteries lumped in with the Fourth of July mysteries, as well as
the Mother's Day mysteries and the Father's Day mysteries. It was sort of a
mess. I have changed the themes to include just one particular holiday,
which should make it a lot easier for all of you.
Mystery Book Lists
August 21, 2013
We are currently making up a list of mystery authors
who we think would fill the bill for you if you have a hankering for M. C.
Beaton (aka Marion Chesney) but are all up-to-date with her mysteries.
Authors Similar to M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney
Please drop by the blog
area and post a comment if you think you know of a mystery author who
definitely should be on this list. Thanks!
August 17, 2013
I have finally added some more mystery authors to the
Cozy Mystery site. This time I added six new authors:
C.A. Belmond writes
the Penny Nichols Mystery Series.
Penny is an American heiress in Europe who travels through England with her
(distant) cousin, Jeremy, a British barrister. I will be adding these
mysteries to both the
Rich Sleuths theme list and the British theme, even though Penny is an
American >>> her "tour guide" is British.
Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J.
Parra) As Nancy Coco she writes the Candy-Coated
Mystery Series. This series features Allie McMurphy
and is set on Mackinaw Island, Michigan. Allie works in her family's
historic hotel which has a popular fudge shop.
Shelley Costa pens
the Miracolo Mystery Series,
which features Eve Angelotta as its sleuth. Eve is the chef in her family's
Italian restaurant. (Costa has her PhD in English and teaches creative
writing at the college level.)
Kathie Deviny writes
the Grace Church Mystery Series.
This series features an Episcopalian priest, Father Robert Vickers in
Seattle, Washington. (Deviny has both her bachelor's and master's in social
work and is the wife of an Episcopalian priest.)
Abigail Keam writes
Reynolds, Beekeeper Mystery Series.
These mysteries feature a retired history professor who not only solves
mysteries but she is also a beekeeper who sells her honey at the farmer's
Liz Mugavero is the
author of the Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food
Mystery Series. These mysteries feature Stan Connor
and her Main Coon Cat, Nutty. Stan is an ex-corporate public relations
executive who now lives in a small town in Connecticut where she makes
delicious gourmet pet food. (Mugavero has her master's
degree in writing.)
Nancy J. Parra (aka
Nancy Coco) Parra has her MA in writing. As Nancy J. Parra she writes the
Baker's Treat Mystery Series
which has, as its sleuth, a baker who specializes in gluten free baking.
Toni Ryder is the name of this gluten-free baker/sleuth.
August 1, 2013
I have had several people write and ask me if I would
post these entries a little earlier than I do. So, I'm going to try to move
the mystery book new releases up to the first of the month before the
releases come out.
July 30, 2013
I decided to get this posted a day or two early -
depending on when you read the entry. This way, you will have time to set up
your recorders. My Sage goes out two weeks in advance, so I already have
many of these shows lined up to record.
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for August 2013
July 26, 2013
It's that time again! We are currently working on
getting our July 2013 Cozy Mystery Recommendations together:
Cozy Mysteries Recommendations – July 2013
(Here is the page that
has all of the Cozy
Mysteries recommendations since we started doing them.)
July 25, 2013
Sheila told us about:
Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler is FREE on Kindle & Nook
If You are interested in seeing some other
Free and Cheap Kindle
Mysteries, you can click on this link to take you to the appropriate
page. (I have included some of the Nook links as well.)
July 23, 2013
Several Cozy Mystery readers suggested that I get the
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries television show, which I finally did. My
husband and I have been making our way through this Australian TV series,
and we have been enjoying it immensely. The show is based on Kerry
Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Mysteries. Here is the entry I wrote about it:
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Television Show
July 21, 2013
We are attempting to make up a list of Romantic Cozy
Mysteries. This isn't as easy as one would think! It's just so doggone
Romantic Cozy Mysteries
July 17, 2013
The newest Kindle Great Deals Entry is about Shirley
Rousseau Murphy's Joe Grey Mysteries:
Shirley Rousseau Murphy – Joe Grey Cat Mysteries … Wonderful Kindle Sale
(and Nook Sale)
July 16, 2013
I just posted:
Fantastic Kindle Deals for 3 of Charles Todd's Bess Crawford (Historical)
July 14, 2013
I finally did it! I have gotten more than just a few
requests from Cozy Mystery readers asking that I put up a theme that
includes mystery books that have recipes in them. so, here it is:
Mysteries with Recipes AND Recipe Books by Mystery Authors
(Yes, I sort of
piggy-backed the recipe books onto this theme, thinking that they have quite
a bit in common.)
(There are more themes on the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.
July 9, 2013
The newest theme on the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page
Plus Sized Sleuths / Full-Figured Sleuths
July 8, 2013
I just posted an entry about
Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone Mystery Series
Kindle books being on sale right now.
July 5, 2013
Here are the
August 2013 Mystery Book New Releases.
July 2, 2013
I just posted the
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for July 2013.
June 28, 2013
We are currently working on our
June 2013 Mystery Book Recommendations. If you'd
like to tell us about an author who you read this past month >>> you know
>>> an author (or book) that you thought is absolutely terrific. The rest of
us would like to know about him/her (it). Thanks!
June 26, 2013
Yow! I'm on a roll!
Here are five additional
mystery authors who I have just added to the Cozy Mystery site. These five
authors come recommended by some of this site's Cozy Mystery readers.
Bishop has her MBA, and writes the
Appalachian Adventure Mystery Series.
This series features Jemma Chase, the daughter of the owners of a guest
ranch in North Carolina.
Hime was nominated for the Edgar Award Best First
Novel in 2004. He writes the
Jeremiah Spur Mystery Series,
which is set in a small town in Texas. Jeremiah is a retired Texas Ranger.
Amy Metz Metz, a former school teacher, writes
Goose Pimple Junction Mystery Series, which
features Tess Tremaine. Tess moves to this quaint, southern town.
Stone pens the
Tiara Investigations Mystery Series.
This series features three (middle aged) ex-beauty queens who now devote
their time to solving mysteries.
Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series
is set in New Jersey. Anastasia is a widow with two sons, as well as the
craft editor for a crafting magazine. Winston is an award-winning needlework
and craft designer.
June 24, 2013
I have just added five new mystery authors who you all
have told me about. The five newest mystery author additions to the Cozy
Mystery site are:
Chan writes a mystery series which is set in England and has
two best friends as the sleuths. Chan's
Phillip Bethancourt & Jack Gibbons Mystery Series
centers around a detective at Scotland Yard and his ultra rich friend from
his college days.
Gellis writes the Magdaline la
Batarde Mystery Series. The person who recommended
this series said it is very similar to Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael Mystery
Susan Elia MacNeal
MacNeal's Maggie Hope Mystery
Series has been recommended by several people. This
series features an American typist in London during the 1940s.
Pajer writes the Professor
Bradshaw Mystery Series. This series takes place in
the state of Washington during the early 1900s. Professor Bradshaw not only
teaches electrical engineering, but he is also an inventor.
Viguié is the author of the
Psalms 23 Mystery Series. This series features two
sleuths from different religious backgrounds. One is a church secretary and
the other is a Reformed Rabbi. (Viguié sets her mysteries during different
June 21, 2013
I just posted an entry with the
2013 PBS Masterpiece Mystery Schedule. Not only
are we going to be treated with Inspector Lewis, but Detective Chief
Superintendent Christopher Foyle (and his assistant Sam) will be back.
June 17, 2013
2013 Nero Award Nominees have just been named.
(Click on this link if you would like to see other
mystery book awards.)
June 14, 2013
I have just added a new state to the
Cozy Mysteries by Theme page:
Mystery Books that Take Place in Tennessee
June 12, 2013
The newest author to the site is
Conrad is now writing the Mr. Monk
Mystery Series, as well as the
Abel Adventures Mystery Series. Conrad was one of the
writers (as well as co-executive producer) for the Monk television show. He
was also a writer and consulting producer for the White Collar television
June 10, 2013
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – June 10, 2013
has just been posted.
June 5, 2013
I just posted the
July 2013 Mystery Book New Releases entry.
June 1, 2013
Here are the mystery movies that will air this month:
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for June 2013
May 26, 2013
We are currently working on the
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for May 2013. These are books that
we, Cozy Mystery aficionados, have read this past month - that we think
other Cozy Mystery book lovers should know about.
(If you're interested in seeing
LOTS of Cozy Mystery
recommendations, submitted by LOTS of Cozy Mystery readers, here's the
May 24, 2013
I (finally!) added this year's Anthony Award Nominees:
Bouchercon XLIV, More Commonly Known as Bouchercon 2013, Or Even Anthony
Congratulations to all of
these mystery authors!
May 22, 2013
A Touch of Frost, yet another really good British
television mystery series, has just been added to my
TV and Movies page.
May 17, 2013
I usually add four new-to-the-site authors at a time,
however since I am so behind in posting authors I decided to add six
(although two of them write their series together using both of their names)
new-to-the-site mystery authors this time. Remember, these are authors who I
haven't read yet, but who come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers.
Sparkle Abbey Abbey is
actually two authors who collaborate on the Pampered Pets Mystery Series.
(The two authors are Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter.) The Pampered Pets
series takes place in California and features two sleuths: Mel Langston,
owner of Bow Wow Boutique and Caro Lamont, an ex-psychologist turned pet
Burgess, along with Blanche Day Manos, writes the Darcy / Flora Mystery
Series. This series is set in a friendly, small town in Oklahoma. The series
features two sleuths: Darcy Cambell and her mother, Flora Tucker.
Carlson writes the Garden Society Mystery Series which is set in Virginia.
Camelia Harris is a P.R. promoter for the exclusive Roanoke Garden Society.
Kelly is an ex lawyer and tax accountant, so it makes sense that she writes
the Tara Holloway Death and Taxes Mystery Series. Tara works for the IRS as
a criminal investigator in Dallas, Texas.
Blanche Day Manos
Manos, along with Barbara Burgess, writes the Darcy / Flora Mystery Series.
This series is set in a friendly, small town in Oklahoma. The series
features two sleuths: Darcy Cambell and her mother, Flora Tucker.
Earl H. Smith
Smith was both a professor and a dean of a college in Maine before he
decided to write fiction. His stand alone humorous mystery (The Dam
Committee) takes place in a small town in Maine.
May 15, 2013
I finally got this most recent list together:
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – May 15, 2013
May 12, 2013
While this isn't a real in-depth review of this
television show, I did write a little something about the
Hazel show, which aired in the 1960s.
May 5, 2013
Here are the
June 2013 Mystery Book New
Releases. I hope at least one of your favorite
authors is publishing in June!
May 1, 2013
I just added a list of mystery movies that will be showing on the Turner
Classic Movies channel during May 2013. (I have also added two movies to
that list which feature one of my favorite comic actresses: Judy Holliday.)
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for May 2013
April 28, 2013
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for April 2013 are being posted right
now. I hope to see your favorite Cozy Mystery authors on the list!
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - April 2013
For even more months'
Cozy Mystery Books
Recommendations, click on this link.
April 24, 2013
The newest mystery related television show I have added to the site is:
(Yes, this is the same Julian Fellowes from Downton Abbey and Gosford Park.)
April 22, 2013
We just got a list together for all of you new-bies to Cozy Mystery Culinary
books. This list is actually good for people who already read Cozy Culinary
April 10, 2013
I just added a list of television movies that are coming up during April,
which, since they are mystery movies, I thought a lot of you would enjoy.
Upcoming Television Mystery Movies for April 2013
April 6, 2013
I have just posted the
May 2013 Mystery Book New
April 2, 2013
I have just added four mystery authors to the site - who some of you have
told me belong on the site. The four newest additions are:
Allen B. Boyer:
Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery Series:
The main character in this series is a retired police officer who now finds
herself living in a retirement home. Bess finds that her skills come in
handy, and is able to solve all sorts of mysteries that arise at the home.
Diane Fallon Forensic Investigations Mystery Series
AND Lindsay Chamberlain Archaeology Mystery Series:
Connor is an archaeologist who has worked in both South Carolina and
Georgia. Both of these forensic field series take place in Georgia.
Morag Joss: Sara
Selkirk Mystery Series: Morag has
her MA in English and also has advanced training in singing. The main
character in this series is a world renown cellist who lives in Bath,
England. Joss has won A Dilys Award and a Crime Writers' Association Silver
Dagger Award, as as an an Edgar Allan Poe Award.
Jana Lynn Shellman:
Poppy Hannah Mystery Series:
Shellman is a paralegal who writes a series which has a paralegal as its
main sleuth. The difference is that Poppy is a psychic paralegal!
March 26, 2013
We are currently working on our Cozy Mystery Books
Recommendations for March 2013. These are recommendations from people who
enjoy reading Cozy Mystery books.
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - March 2013
For even more months'
Cozy Mystery Books
Recommendations, click on this link.
March 22, 2013
This show is the sequel to Yes, Minister -
which I just posted two days ago.
Yes, Prime Minister starts pretty much where
Yes, Minister leaves us. If you are interested in seeing more entries
about other shows and movies, you can find them on my
TV and Movies page.
March 20, 2013
I have just posted an entry about a show my family has
enjoyed a lot:
Yes, Minister. While it is not a mystery show, it
is a really good British comedy series.
March 8, 2013
The Cozy Mystery List
April 2013 Mystery Book New Releases entry has
March 5, 2013
As you all know, I make pages for authors who you have
recommended to me. These are authors who you think belong on the Cozy
Mystery site. Here are the four newest additions to the site. Thank you for
writes the Nantucket Culinary Mystery Series, which features a
caterer/sleuth named India Street. Gallant-Simpson's other series is the
Deady Mystery Series. This series takes place in Cape Cod, and features Liz
Ogilvie-Smythen, a British expatriate who has inherited the Cranberry Inn.
Stuart M. Kaminsky pens the Toby
Peters Mystery Series. This series features a private detective who works
for the big Hollywood studios during the 1940s. As such, you will find
Hollywood stars like Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, and Judy
Garland in these Toby Peters mysteries.
K.D. McCrite, a
psychologist, writes the Eastgate Mystery Series. This series is set in
Arkansas and features Carrie Jean Lockwood, an assistant pastor. McCrite is
also the author of several Annie's Attic Mystery Series books.
an ex professor, writes two mystery series. Rockwell's Essie Cobb, Senior
Sleuth Mystery Series features sleuths Essie, Opal, Marjorie, & Fay, a group
of senior ladies at an assisted living facility. Rockwell's Pamela Barnes,
Acoustic Mystery Series features a psychology professor who is also an
February 28, 2013
We are currently working on
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for February 2013.
(Remember that these recommendations come from other Cozy Mystery readers.)
And, if you'd like to take a look at other months' Cozy Mystery Books
Recommendations, you can find them on
February 22, 2013
The newest item on the Cozy Mystery site is the page
with the rest of the great Kindle deals that BB has told us about. No sooner
do I get these posted, than BB has told us about even more great Kindle
deals. I'll be posting those in the near future.
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle
Mystery Books - Feb. 22, 2013
February 20, 2013
Mystery Books that Take Place in Mississippi is
the latest theme I have added to the site. Remember, the
Cozy Mystery by Theme page has a
whole lot of other themes you might enjoy looking at.
February 18, 2013
Mystery Books that Take Place in Montana is the
newest theme on the Cozy Mysteries
by theme page.
February 15, 2013
I just added the
Free Kindle Mystery Books and Cheap
Kindle Mystery Books - Feb. 15, 2013 list. I am
currently working on the second half of the list, which hopefully will be up
February 12, 2013
Here is yet another state which several authors set
their mystery books in:
Mystery Books that Take Place in Missouri
February 8, 2013
The March 2013 Mystery Book New Releases has just been
posted on the Cozy Mysteries New
March 2013 Mystery Book New Releases
February 6, 2013
Janean asked if I had a list of mystery authors who
use cruise ships as their settings. The latest theme on the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page
Mystery Books that Take Place on Cruise Ships
February 4, 2013
I have been meaning to add some more state themes to
the Cozy Mysteries by Themes
page. Here is the first addition in a while:
Mystery Books that Take Place in Kansas
January 26, 2013
Here is the first Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations
for the brand new year:
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - January 2013
January 19, 2013
The newest TV and Movie addition to the site is:
As Time Goes By
My husband and I really like this show. It's
not a mystery show, but it is very Cozy!
January 17, 2013
Here are the four newest author additions to the Cozy
Mystery site. These are all authors who some of you have recommended as
belonging on the site.
writes the Grace Oliver Mystery Series.
This series features an ex-probation officer who now owns an antique lamp
shop in Cape Cod. (Patricia Driscoll is also an ex-probations officer.)
writes three different series: the
Murdoch Mystery Series (set during the
1890s), the Detective Inspector Tom Tyler Mystery
Series (set during WW II), and the
Christine Morris Mystery Series, about
a Canadian forensic profiler living in Scotland. (Many of you may be
familiar with her
Sharon Rose pens the
Parson's Cove Cozy Mystery Series.
This series features Mabel Wickles & Flori Flanders, two senior citizen
Lauren Willig is the
Harvard Law graduate who devotes her time to writing the New York Times
bestselling series, the Pink Carnation Mystery Series.
This series features Eloise Kelly, a Cambridge, Massachusetts Ph.D.
candidate working on her dissertation in Napoleonic era spies.
January 8, 2013
That seems so odd to type! 2013! (You might find a few
2012 typos during the next few months.)
I just added the
February 2013 Mystery Book New Releases
list to the site.
January 2, 2013
Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is a great year for ALL of
I just added:
Free Kindle Mystery
Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – Jan. 2, 2013
We are currently working on our monthly
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - December 2012
December 21, 2012
I just posted a new page of Cheap Kindle Deals.
Free Kindle Mystery
Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books – Dec. 21, 2012
December 19, 2012
The four newest (to the Cozy Mystery site) authors who
you all have recommended for me to add to the site are:
Jeffrey Allen: Stay
at Home Dad Mystery Series
Deuce Winters is the stay at home dad/sleuth in this series. When he's not
solving mysteries he's holding the fort down at home, or coaching his
daughter's soccer team.
Mary Lou Kirwin:
Librarian Mystery Series
Karen Nash is a librarian in a Minnesota small town. Not only does she solve
the mystery of where to shelf the books, but she also solves "real"
Hattie Davish "Have Typewriter Will Travel Msytery
Hattie lives in the USA during the late 19th century. She goes to different
locales as a skilled typist and traveling secretary (and sleuth!)
Blossom Valley Mystery Series
Dana Lewis is a junk food fanatic who moves back home to help take care of
her recently widowed mother. Dana gets a job at an organic farm and spa, and
December 7, 2012
It seems odd to be already thinking of 2013. As
difficult as it seems, it's already that time of year. Time to start
rather than 2012.
Here's my first
2013. I just added the
January 2013 Mystery Book New Releases
November 30, 2012
Getting ready for our Holiday Reading. I asked Cozy
Mystery readers to recommend their very favorite Christmas or Hanukkah
Mystery Book and here is the list we all came up with:
Best Christmas Cozy Mystery Book
November 27, 2012
We are again making a list of all the Cozy Mystery
authors (and some not so Cozy!) who we read during this past month. If you'd
like to add your favorite authors to the list, please do!
Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations for November 2012
November 25, 2012
Here is a new list of
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle
Mystery Books - Nov. 25, 2012.
November 20, 2012
The newest mystery book theme is:
Mystery Book Series with Music / Musician Theme
(Remember there are more
Cozy Mysteries by Theme on this
November 14, 2012
I'm not sure whether or not people are tired of my
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books. I get letters from
people who enjoy them, but (luckily for me!) I don't get letters from people
who are weary of them. I know that a lot of you don't have Kindles, so I
have decided to do this a little differently from now on. Instead of listing
them in the blog area of the Cozy Mystery site, I'm going to make pages on
the main site, and just post a very short blog entry each time I update the
list, so that you know there is a new list
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle
Mystery Books - Nov. 14, 2012
November 13, 2012
I have just added the four newest mystery authors to
the Cozy Mystery. Remember, these authors have been recommended to me as
authors who Cozy Mystery site readers think belong on the site.
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.
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.
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
I just updated Lorraine Bartlett's page. I had
actually missed her Victoria Square Cookbook (Recipes to Die For). I
also had missed some of L. L. Bartlett's Jeff Resnick mysteries, so I
cleaned up that page. And while I was at it, I added
Lorna Barrett's next (2013) mystery book
release. While I was working on updating "their" pages, I found some great
Kindle (and Nook) Freebies and Cheapies deals I thought I would pass along
to you all.. I put these in the latest
FREE Kindle Mystery Books and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books for November 12
November 7, 2012
I have just posted the
December 2012 Mystery Book New Releases on the
Cozy Mystery site. I was surprised to see a few Christmas theme mystery
books. I thought that most of them came out in October.
Can you believe we are
already at the end of the year?
October 30, 2012
We are still working on the October 2012 Cozy Mystery
Books Recommendations, but, BB has again told us about a whole bunch of
FREE Kindle Mystery Books and Cheap Kindle Mystery Books for
(I thought I had better post this entry while the prices are so low... and
Thank you so much, BB!
October 29, 2012
We are currently working on listing all of the Cozy
Mystery authors who we have read during the month of October 2012. These are
authors who we think other Cozy Mystery readers would enjoy reading. If you
have a few mystery authors who you think we definitely need to know about,
please post a comment!
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations – October 2012
October 19, 2012
Here are a few more
Free Kindle Mystery Books & Cheap Kindle Mystery Books.
In this case, all of the books on this list are FREE.
October 15, 2012
I just posted an entry about an absolutely delightful
British mystery show:
Murder in Suburbia. My husband and I enjoyed it so
much, we watched it a second time with our grown daughter.
October 16, 2012
Finally! Here are the four latest author additions to the Cozy Mystery site.
They come recommended by some of you Cozy Mystery readers. Thanks!
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 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.
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.
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
We have all just started working on getting our
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations – October 2012. These are the
authors whose books we have enjoyed during this month, who we want to be
sure others are acquainted with.
October 9, 2012
November 2012 Mystery Book New Releases has just
been posted. I'm happy to report there are several Christmas theme
mysteries, as well as some long-awaited Cozy Mystery series favorites.
October 6, 2012
What?!? A mystery book with no murder? How can that
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
Here is the entry that
Mystery Books with No Murders.
September 30, 2012
I almost forgot to mention this new page that I
created on the Cozy Mystery site. I have just added the
Cheap Kindle Mystery Books page, and will be
posting the latest entries I write about these deals on it. Also,
occasionally I will be adding authors and their books to the most recent
post I have written about these freebies and cheapies, since some of them
are time sensitive and I don't want to wait until the next entry I write.
Please remember that these great prices sometimes change, so make sure to
September 27, 2012
September 2012 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations
are currently being submitted. These are recommendations from people (like
you) who enjoy reading good Cozy Mystery books. I have found several
new-to-me authors from these very helpful lists, and hope that you are able
to find a few authors to enjoy.
September 8, 2012
I just posted the
October 2012 Mystery Book New Releases. (Just to
remind you, these are mystery books by the authors who can be found on the
Cozy Mystery site.)
September 4, 2012
I just posted my latest list of
FREE Kindle Mystery Books (& Very Cheap Kindle Mystery Books).
August 29, 2012
We are currently working on the
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations for August 2012.
August 29, 2012
I just added the newest author (addition) to the Cozy
Mystery site. Tarquin Hall
writes the Vish Puri Mystery
Series, which was recommended last month in the
Recommendations. I bought the Kindle copy to read and was about 33% into
it, when I decided that this series is simply too wonderful for me to
keep to myself. I then got a copy of it from audible.com so that my
husband and I can listen to it at the same time when we drive the (+/-) two
hour trip up to see our daughter. My husband is now hooked on Tarquin Hall's
Vish Puri Mystery Series, also. But, since the car trip is only two hours
long, and because we both like the series so much, we have decided to go
ahead and finish it separately - neither of us wants to wait until our next
car trip to continue reading it. I am loving The Case of the Missing
August 28, 2012
I have to admit that it felt like I would never finish
this particular state. Mission accomplished! I just posted
Mystery Books that Take Place in New York.
When you see how many mystery series are in the list, you will see what I
mean about finally finishing. (I'm sorry it took me so long, and apologize
to all of you who wrote and asked me to post New York. I think it was the
most requested state, which would make sense - since there are so many
authors and series.)
August 23, 2012
I took all of the recommendations from the August 10 hypothetical question
about only being able to pick three Cozy Mystery authors to read, and made a
Three Cozy Mystery Authors, and No More – Part 2
August 22, 2012
Three days after I posted the 1990's Crime Writers' Association list, I
posted the 1995's
Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
August 19, 2012
A Cozy Mystery reader brought the 1990 Crime Writers' Association (British)
list of the Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time to my attention. Needless to
say, I absolutely had to take a look at this list from 1990:
Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time
August 10, 2012
I just asked this question of you ALL: What if you
could only pick three Cozy Mystery authors to read, and only these three
authors. Who would you pick? I could only come up with two authors, which
was easy, because I knew I could pick one more. That's where the difficult
part came... how to pick the third, since I had so many other authors who
would fit the bill?
Three Cozy Mystery Authors, and No More...
August 10, 2012
September 2012 Mystery Book New Releases has just
August 8, 2012
I am trying to get more theme pages up. The latest
theme to be added is
Mystery Books that Take Place in Indiana have just
been added to the Cozy Mysteries by
August 6, 2012
Mystery Books that Take Place in Alaska, has just
been added to the Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.
July 31, 2012
Can you believe it's the end of July? I can't! This
summer has been going way too fast for me. Just a few days ago, I realized
it was almost the end of the month, time to post the
Cozy Mystery Recommendations for July 2012 entry
so that you all could recommend some of the mystery authors you enjoyed this
past month. So, if you have a few minutes, and are interested in what other
Cozy Mystery readers read this month, and why they enjoyed the authors they
recommended, you might want to take a look at the entry which I have linked
July 18, 2012
I just posted a list of
Kindle mystery books that are either FREE or being sold for
very little. I don't know, however, how long this sale will last,
so you need to be sure to look to see if the sale is over, or not.
July 16, 2012
Here are the newest Cozy Mystery authors who I have
added to the site:
Connie Archer: Soup
Lover's Mystery Series
Lucky Jamieson inherits her parent's soup shop in Snowflake, Vermont, a
small skiing town. When she's not serving up hot soup, she's solving
mysteries. (Recipes are included.)
Frances Brody: Kate
Shackleton Mystery Series
Kate is lives in a British milling village in the 1920s. Her husband is
missing in action from WWI.
Duffy Brown (aka Dianne
Castell): Consignment Shop Mystery Series
Reagan Summerside is the divorced owner of the Prissy Fox Consignment Shop
in Savannah, Georgia. Brown is a best selling author of romance novels,
written as Dianne Castell.
Peg Cochran (aka Meg
London): Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series
Gigi Fitzgerald has moved back to Connecticut - from New York. She is now a
gourmet caterer to a very select clientele who are watching their calories,
as well as being a sleuth. (Low calorie
recipes are included.)
Meg London (aka Peg
Cochran): Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie Mystery Series
Emma Taylor is a stylist in Paris. Not Paris, France, but Paris, Tennessee.
Emma has returned home after being a stylist in New York City.
July 13, 2012
I have finally added the
Cozy Mystery Books with Men as Sleuth list. Many
people have written me since I started this website years ago, asking for
this theme. It's about time!
July 8, 2012
I have just posted the
August 2012 Mystery Book New Releases. They are
part of the Cozy Mysteries New Releases page, and I hope you enjoy them!
June 28, 2012
Cozy Mystery Recommendations for June 2012 are
currently being posted. Thank you, all, who tell us about outstanding
June 11, 2012
I just posted the finalist of the
2012 Nero Award.
Congratulations to all of the nominees!
June 8, 2012
July 2012 Mystery Book New Releases has just been
posted this morning. I hope you all are able to find one or two of your
favorite authors' on the list!
May 30, 2012
We are starting to get our Cozy Mystery Book
Recommendations for the month of May 2012 together. If you would like to
tell us the author (or authors) you read this month - who you think other
Cozy Mystery readers would enjoy, please join us on the blog area of the
Cozy Mystery site. Here is a link to
Cozy Mystery Recommendations for May 2012. Also,
if you are interested in other Cozy Mystery readers recommendations for the
past few months, here is the
Cozy Mystery Book
Recommendations page on the site. (I'm sorry I didn't start this section
before January 2012! I have received several letters and comments from
people who say they have found new Cozy Mystery authors to add to their
"favorite authors" lists.)
May 24, 2012
I am adding these four newest author additions to the
Cozy Mystery site a little out-of-sequence from my list of authors to post
on the site. The reason for this is that I have heard from several of you
who think they absolutely need to be on the site soon. The four newest
authors to the site are:
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
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.
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.
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
an entry that shows us the behind-the-scene events
that take place when making a Cozy Mystery book's cover.
May 7, 2012
Here is the list of
June 2012 Mystery Book New Releases.
May 1, 2012
We are working on getting a list comprised that will
Authors Similar to Simon Brett.
April 28, 2012
We (the Cozy Mystery readers who participate on the
blog area) are getting together a list of our favorite
Cozy Mystery Book Recommendations for the month of April, 2012.
These are books that we have enjoyed reading and would recommend to others
who enjoy Cozy Mystery books.
April 26, 2012
Here are six more new-to-the-site authors. They were
all recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers:
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
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
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.
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
April 22, 2012
I have just added six new-to-the-site authors. All six
of the authors have been recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers as
belonging on the site. They are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 19, 2012
The most current "Authors Similar to..." author (I
just posted the entry) is Katherine Hall Page. The great thing about
Katherine Hall Page is that she is still publishing mysteries, unlike some
of the authors who you all have requested "Authors Similar to" pages. So, we
can still read current Faith Fairchild mysteries, but in case you are caught
up and are searching for an author who might "quench your thirst" until the
next Faith Fairchild mystery comes out, hopefully one of the authors on this
list will "get you through" the wait.
Authors Similar to Katherine Hall Page
April 9, 2012
I just posted the
May 2012 Mystery Book New Releases list as my blog entry today.
March 24, 2012
Nearing the end of the month, I thought it would be a
good time to start to ask you all what Cozy Mystery books you all have read
(and enjoyed!) this month.
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations - March 2012 is
the latest entry on the
Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations page.
March 18, 2012
Authors Similar to Donna Huston Murray is the
latest theme I have added to the Cozy Mystery site.
March 12, 2012
Nominees for the Agatha Awards have finally been
posted on the Cozy Mystery site. Congratulations to all!
March 8, 2012
April 2012 Mystery Book New Releases list has been
March 6, 2012
It's that time again, when I add new authors to the Cozy Mystery site. These
are authors who you all have recommended to me as belonging on the site.
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
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.
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
Happy Leap Year!
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
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 23, 2012
Following the entries from Feb. 16 and Feb 14, the last author we commented
about is Sheila Connolly/Sarah
Atwell. If you haven't tried her yet, here's what we came up with:
February 16, 2012
Today we came up with the mystery series we thought a "newbie" to
Susan Wittig Albert should begin
February 14, 2012
We discussed (and voted) for the Laura Childs'
Mystery Series we thought a "newbie" (to Laura Childs) should begin reading
February 8, 2012
I posted the
March 2012 Mystery Book New Releases this morning.
I hope some of your favorite authors surprise you with some new mystery
January 30, 2012
Paranormal VS Non Paranormal Mystery Books was my
entry topic today. I recently read a paranormal Cozy Mystery, and was sort
of left wondering if I might want to continue exploring this very popular
Cozy Mystery subgenre. There were quite a lot of comments on this particular
topic. People seem to either really like Paranormal mystery books OR they
really dislike them... sort of an all or nothing when it comes to our
Paranormal VS Non Paranormal reading likes!
January 16, 2012
I posted an entry (Joan
Hess: Maggody Mystery Series & Claire Malloy Mystery Series)
talking about the two mystery series that Joan Hess writes.
Hess is the author of both the Claire Malloy Mystery Series and the Maggody
Mystery Series. In my post, I told about how I discovered
Joan Hess, and why I enjoy her books so much.
The entry received many comments, with a lot of Cozy Mystery readers
explaining why they preferred one of the series over the other.
January 12, 2012
I just added a new page to the site:
Mystery Books Recommendations. Each month, I will
be asking for you all to write in comments about the Cozy Mystery books you
are reading. These comments will (hopefully) have
Cozy Mystery book,
you are enjoying it. I
think that with a monthly list like this, all of us might find more authors
to try reading. I woulnd't mind adding another author (or two! - or three!)
to my favorite authors list.
January 5, 2011
I have just added four authors to the site, and it is
about time! I am (again!) going to try to get myself in gear, and post some
more of the authors you all have recommended.
(Remember, since these authors are recommended for me to
post, I haven't yet read them.)
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
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
(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
It has been a very busy time at my house!
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.
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
February 2012 Mystery Book New Releases
December 30, 2011
The newest addition to the
Cozy Mystery TV and
Movies page is:
Father Brown Mysteries
December 29, 2011
Here is a list of Kindle books that are either free,
or available for a very small amount. I am not sure how long these prices
will remain so low, or if these are the books' regular prices. These Kindle
books are either free, or cost less than $3.00. (A few of them require that
you are an Amazon Prime member.)
Free or Near Free Kindle Books
December 8, 2011
I just added the
January 2012 Mystery Book New Releases entry.
December 5, 2011
Since we focused on the Classic Holiday movies two
days ago, I thought the more recent holiday movies that we all love should
have equal time.
Favorite Holiday Movies - More Recent, In Color
December 3, 2011
A Cozy Mystery reader suggested that we list some of
our favorite holiday movies, so we did just that! These movies are not
mysteries, but you may be interested in taking a look at some of them.
Favorite Classic Holiday Movies: Old, Black & White... and a Few In Color
November 15, 2011
I have just added four new authors to the site, who
all come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers - as belonging on the
(aka Lila Dare & Ella Barrick) Yes, that's right! For those of you who are
fans of Lila Dare's Southern Beauty Shop Mystery Series or fans of Ella
Barrick's Ballroom Dance Mystery Series, you have more mystery series to
follow! DiSilverio writes the Charlie Swift Mystery Series (private
investigator in Colorado) and the Mall Cop Mystery Series (security officer
Here's something for those of you who enjoy senior sleuths. Kelly writes the
Silver Sleuths Mystery Series which takes place in Texas, and features three
friends who solve mysteries. These senior citizens are: always-dieting
Trish, bossy Millie, and sweetie-pop Edna.
Cindy Sample Sample
writes the Laurel McKay Mystery Series which features a woman with a lot on
her hands! This recently divorced, single soccer mom works in a bank, while
Santangelo writes a mystery series that baby boomer
(and non-baby boomers) might find a lot of fun. Santangelo's Baby Boomer
Mystery Series features a recently retired baby boomer couple in
November 11, 2011
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency television
series has just been added to the
TV and Movies page.
My husband and I have enjoyed this HBO television series, and are sorry that
they didn't continue making the series. Well, at least we have this many
November 3, 2011
I just put up the
December 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the
New Mystery Book Releases page.
I am trying something new: I am putting the titles of the new mystery books
font. I am also highlighting the authors' names. I had a comment from a Cozy
Mystery site reader who said she thought it would be easier if the authors'
names were highlighted, that way you all could click on the author to see
the other titles in his/her mystery series.
October 28, 2011
The Murdoch Mysteries is the latest
television mystery show that I have added to the
TV and Movies page.
October 12, 2011
I just added
The Thin Man Mystery Movies to the
TV and Movies page.
These are mysteries based on mystery author- Dashiell Hammett's work.
October 10, 2011
Every once in a while I write an entry about movies
that are not mysteries. Today's entry is about a trio of non-mystery movies
that I have enjoyed:
Doris Day & Rock Hudson Comedies.
October 6, 2011
I just posted the
November 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the
Cozy Mysteries: New Releases page.
October 4, 2011
I am adding six new authors to the Cozy Mystery site
this time. These are all NEW mystery authors, although one of them isn't:
Kate Kingsbury is not only Rebecca Kent, she is starting a new Cozy Mystery
series as Allison Kingsley.
Ella Barrick writes
the Ballroom Dance Mystery Series. This series features Stacy Graysin as its
sleuth, and is set in Alexandria, Virginia. Stacy is part-owner of a
ballroom dance studio.
(aka Misa Ramirez) writes the Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series. This
series features Harlow Cassidy, a boutique owner in Texas who is also a
fashion designer, as well as a sleuth who gets help solving her mysteries
from beyond the grave. (As Misa Ramirez she writes the Lola Cruz Mystery
(aka Kate Kingsbury & Rebecca Kent) is beginning the new Raven's Nest
Bookstore Mystery Series which takes place in Maine, and features cousins
who own a bookstore. Clara and Stephanie Quinn are the cousins, but only one
of them is psychic.
Liz Lipperman (aka
Liz Roth) pens the Clueless Cook Mystery Series which has, as its setting,
Texas. Jordan McAllister is clueless in the kitchen, but she is a newspaper
food critic as well as a sleuth.
Mary Moody writes the
Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery Series. Lucy is an antiques shop owner in
Kari Lee Townsend
writes the Fortune Teller Mystery Series, which is set in New York. Sunshine
Meadows is a fortune teller, which comes in handy when solving crimes.
(Townsend also writes the Samantha Granger Experiment series for middle
September 27, 2011
Authors Similar to Jonnie Jacobs
is the newest post on the
Cozy Mysteries by Theme page.
September 18, 2011
Ellery Queen Mysteries television show review has
just been added to the Cozy Mystery
TV and Movies
September 16, 2011
I have just added five mystery authors to the site who
some of you have recommended as belonging on the site:
Linda French is a professor of history who lives
in Washington state. She writes the Professor Teodora Morelli Mystery
Series, which features an nontenured history professor in
Ron Goulart writes the
Groucho Marx Mystery Series which, of course, is based on the real life
actor, comedian of the 1930s, Groucho Marx. It is set in Hollywood,
Susan Hill writes the
Simon Serrailler Mystery Series, which is a British police procedural.
Serrailler is a Chief Inspector, and later a Detective Chief Superintendent.
Betty Webb writes Gunn
Zoo Mystery Series, which features Teddy Bentley, a zookeeper in California.
Webb also writes the Lena Jones Mystery Series, which takes place in Arizona
and features an ex-policewoman who becomes a private investigator.
Don Yarber writes the
Kip Yardley Mystery Series. This series features an ex-highway patrol
officer who currently works as a private detective.
September 9, 2011
I just posted the
October 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the
Cozy Mysteries New Releases
September 5, 2011
If you enjoy mystery books by Jill Churchill, but
you're all "caught up" with the antics of Jane Jeffry or Churchill's Grace
and Favor Mystery Series, then you might want to take a look at this new
theme I just added to the Cozy Mystery site:
Authors Who Are Similar to Jill Churchill
(Also, if you would like
to browse through the many other themes on the site, you might want to take
a look at the Cozy Mysteries by
Themes page on the site.)
September 3, 2011
I just posted an entry about the new
2011 PBS Masterpiece Mystery! schedule for the Inspector Lewis
mysteries. (Make sure to mark your calendars!
August 21, 2011
I have been trying to start my updating of
Mystery Book Lists. As I look through the
internet, I keep coming up with books by a new (to me) author who writes
"Seasonal" Cozies: Melanie Jackson.
I have yet to read her Chloe Boston Mystery Series, but just about every
book in the series is being added to a different (Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter) page of the Cozy Mystery site
holiday-themed pages. So, I just added
page to the site.
August 17, 2011
Authors Who Are Similar To Valerie Wolzien
has been added to the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.
August 15, 2011
The latest theme to be added to the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page
Mystery books that take place in Oregon.
August 14, 2011
I have just added four new authors to the site who you
all recommended as belonging on the site:
Carol Culver aka
Grace Carroll: Culver
writes the Pie Shop Mystery Series, which is set in California. The
sleuth in this series has returned home to take over her grandmother's pie
shop. As Carroll, she writes the Accessories Mystery Series which is also
set in California. Her sleuth in this series works in a very up-scale
boutique in San Francisco.
Debra H. Goldstein:
Goldstein is a judge who writes the Denney Silber
Mystery Series. Denney is a student at the University of Michigan who not
only studies for her classes, but also studies clues in order to solve
Catriona McPherson: McPherson writes the historic
Dandy Gilver Mystery Series. Dandy (Dandelion Dahlia Leston) is an
aristocrat in 1920s Scotland.
Hank Phillippi Ryan: Ryan pens the Charlotte
McNally Mystery Series which is set in Boston. Ryan, a Boston investigative
reporter, has won several major mystery book awards, including the
prestigious Agatha and Anthony Awards. Her mystery series has, as its
sleuth, a Boston television investigative reporter.
August 8, 2011
September 2011 Mystery Book New Releases has just
been posted. Remember that I only include authors on the list who are posted
on the Cozy Mystery site...
August 4, 2011
I just added a new entry that has some great ideas for
Mystery Books for Pre Teens.
July 30, 2011
I just posted four new authors to the Cozy Mystery
site. Remember that the authors I post come recommended as belonging on the
site by site readers...
PTA MYSTERY Series: The
sleuth, Beth Kennedy, is a single parent in Wisconsin who owns a children's
bookstore. The first book in this series was nominated for an Agatha Award
for Best First Novel.
FEVER DEVILIN MYSTERY Series
AND FLAP TUCKER MYSTERY Series:
Fever Devilin is an Appalachian Folklorist and Flap Tucker is a private
detective. Both series are set in Georgia.
Sean Keefer: Keefer is
an attorney in South Carolina who has written a Stand Alone
mystery book which features an attorney in South Carolina.
Nancy Jill Thames:
JILLIAN BRADLEY MYSTERY Series:
The sleuth in this series is a gardening columnist who solves her mysteries
at beautiful resorts...with the help of Teddy, her little Yorkshire
July 28, 2011
Authors Similar to Lee Harris theme has just been
added to the site.
July 26, 2011
The four newest mystery authors to the Cozy Mystery
Mike Befeler: Paul Jacobson
Geezer-Lit Mystery Series - This
series features an octogenarian as its sleuth.
Janet Bolin: Threadville Mystery
Series - This series is set in
Pennsylvania, in an "arts and crafts village" - with the main sleuth owning
an embroidery shop.
Joyce Oroz: Josephine Stuart
Mystery Series - The protagonist
in this mystery series is a middle aged woman who paints.
Dorothy St. James: White House
Gardener Mystery Series - The
sleuth in this series is an assistant White House Gardener who was
hand-picked by the first lady.
July 24, 2011
Authors Similar to Jacqueline Winspear. There are
several other "Authors Similar to" entries on the Cozy Mysteries by Themes
July, 23, 2011
I just found out that Miranda Bliss/Casey Daniels
will be starting her third mystery series in September of this year. It will
take place in Chicago, Illinois, and will feature the owner of a button
shop. (I believe this is the first of this particular theme.) The Button Box
Mystery Series will be written under the pseudonym
July 15, 2011
I just added the
Annie's Attic Mystery Series.
The series comes recommended by a Cozy Mystery site reader who doesn't like
profanity in her mysteries. Each of these mail-order mysteries are written
by a different author, but follow the same sleuth. The main sleuth is in the
process of going through her grandmother's attic (after her grandmother has
passed on.) She finds several puzzling items, which are the starting points
of the mysteries she and her friends solve.
July 6, 2011
I have posted the
August 2011 Mystery Book New Releases on the
Cozy Mysteries New Releases page.
July 3, 2011
New Tricks is the most recent addition to the TV &
Movies theme page. I really enjoy this British mystery police procedural
July 1, 2011
I have added four new
authors to the site who come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers as
belonging on the site.
Robin Allen: Poppy Markham:
Culinary Cop Mystery Series: This
series features a health inspector in Austin, Texas. Allen has her
Bachelor's degree in English, and her website calls the series "clean,
Sofie Kelly: Magical
Cats Mystery Series: This series
is set in Minnesota, and features a librarian who never intended having
cats. However, she adopts Owen and Hercules, two stray cats with magical
Leslie Kohler writes Stand Alone
mysteries. Her first deals with the problem of illegal immigration in
Scottsdale, Arizona, and features a suburbs' mom as its sleuth...
Roz Siegel: Emily's
Place Mystery Series: After
spending years as a senior editor at major book companies, Siegel now writes
this series. The series is set in Manhattan and features the owner of a high
end shoe shop...
June 16, 2011
Mystery Books that Take Place in New Mexico is the
latest theme I have added to the Cozy Mystery site. (Remember, there are
more Mysteries by Themes on that
June 10, 2011
I have just added a new theme to the Mysteries by
Theme page. However, there is an overlap with another theme. I have
annotated the overlap at the bottom of each of these themes. The new theme
Mothers as Sleuths
Of course, these can be
both moms who work outside of the home, as well as stay-at-home moms who
work inside of the home.
June 8, 2011
I just posted the
July 2011 Mystery Book New Releases entry.
June 4, 2011
Authors Similar to Leslie Meier may be just what
you are looking for. (It feels like it was just yesterday when I discovered
the sleuthing world of Lucy Stone!)
There are a whole lot
more themes on the Cozy Mysteries by
May 28, 2011
If you are really sad that you have caught up with all
of Daisy Dalrymple's sleuthing, and want to do some more mystery reading
along those lines before Daisy's author, Carola Dunn, publishes Daisy's next
exploits, this list might be for you:
Authors Similar to Carola Dunn
May 26, 2011
I have just added these four authors to the Cozy
Sharon Pape: Portrait of a Crime
Mystery Series... This mystery series has a very original main sleuth. Rory
McBain is a police sketch artist who inherits her favorite uncle's Victorian
house. Also inhabiting her new house is an 1870s Federal Marshall... ghost.
Stand Alone Mysteries. One of the mysteries involves two brothers who are
left a journal (with family secrets) when their father dies. Another of
Steever's mysteries is set at a highschool reunion that becomes deadly.
Sara Woods / Mary Challis /
Margaret Leek / Anne Burton
All four of the above are one person, who wrote Mystery Series that featured
British barristers, except for the Richard Trenton series which had, as its
sleuth, a British banker.
Edna Davies Mystery Series... Edna is an herbalist (amateur) who lives in a
town on the Rhode Island coast.
For those of you who do
not know, I add authors to the site who other Cozy Mystery site readers have
recommended as belonging on the site...
May 24, 2011
The television miniseries called
Elizabeth R, which stars Glenda Jackson is the
latest addition to the
TV and Movies
page on the site. If you haven't seen this six part (non mystery)
miniseries, I recommend that you do!
May 19, 2011
I just posted
an entry about the departure of John Nettles from
the widely popular Midsomer Murders television series. Not to worry,
though... Midsomer Murders will be alive and well (except for those
unfortunate victims of the "Midsomer Murders") - with Tom's cousin (John)
arriving in town...
May 11, 2011
I just posted a new entry on the
TV & Movies page
of the site. It is about one of the very best police procedural shows I have
May 8, 2011
June 2011 Mystery Book News Releases is up on the
New Releases page.
May 3, 2011
I have just added the four newest additions to the Cozy Mystery Site. Please
remember that these are mystery authors who have been recommended for me to
add to the site.
P. J. Alderman: Port
Chatham Mystery Series - features an honor of a haunted house in the Pacific
Jackie Chance: Poker Mystery Series
- has, as its sleuth, an amateur poker champ...
J. Michael Orenduff: Pot Thief
Mystery Series - the main sleuth is a treasure hunter in Albuquerque who
owns the Spirits in Clay shop...
S. S. Van Dine: Philo Vance Mystery
Series - features a New York collector of art as its sleuth...
April 28, 2011
I just added an entry about one of my favorite British
police procedural shows:
Dalziel & Pascoe. (It is not for
those who only enjoy traditional Cozies.) And, of course, there are many
other shows that I think are worth mentioning on the
TV & Movies page...
April 20, 2011
The four newest authors who some of you Cozy Mystery
site readers have recommended are:
Terri Blackstock: Blackstock is an
award-winning (including the New York Times) Christian author who writes
mystery and thriller series, along with general fiction series. Some of her
series include: Restoration Series, Cape Refuge Mystery Series, Newpointe
911 Series, Sun Coast Chronicles Series, Seasons Series, and Second Chances
Marion Moore Hill: Hill has worked as a
reporter, as well as a Journalism and English college teacher. She writes
two mystery series: the Scrappy Librarian Mystery Series (which features a
librarian in Oklahoma and her dog, Rip) and also the Deadly Past Mystery
Series (which features a young, single mom who solves mysteries at different
historical sites.) Hill is also one of the mystery authors who contributed
to the anthology-style recipe book:
A Second Helping of Murder
J. J. Murphy: Murphy has based her Algonquin
Round Table Mystery Series on a group of writers, actors, critics, and
"wits" who got together for lunch on a regular basis during the 1920s at the
Algonquin Hotel. Many of their observations and discussions would find
themselves in the popular newspapers of the times. Murphy's series features
Dorothy Parker as its primary sleuth. Parker was a poet and author in the
Sue Owens Wright: Wright pens the Beanie
& Cruiser Mystery Series which takes place in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The series
features Cruiser (a Basset Hound) and his person, Beanie - Elsie MacBean.
Wright has also written several non fiction dog books, which include
Dog's IQ? and
Activities for Bored Dogs.
April 13, 2011
Mystery Books Featuring Lawyers / Attorneys as
their main sleuths is the newest theme on the
Mysteries by Themes page.
April 10, 2011
I just posted
Mystery Books that feature Dancers as a new theme
on the Mysteries by Themes page.
April 3, 2011
I am adding the
May 2011 Mystery Book New Releases list early this
month. I am heading back to Colorado in a few days, and wanted to make sure
to get this up before I leave.
March 28, 2011
Here's a new addition to the
Mysteries by Themes page. I have
yet to finish all of the states, so I'm really pleased to add:
Mystery Books that Take Place in South Carolina
March 25, 2011
The latest theme that I have added to the
Mysteries by Themes page is the
theme that includes
Mystery Books which have Actors and Actresses as
their main sleuths.
March 18, 2011
The four newest mystery author additions to the Cozy
Mystery site are:
March 12, 2011
I just posted the
April 2011 Mystery Book New Releases.
Feb. 11, 2011
March 2011 Mystery Book New Releases has just been
Feb. 10, 2011
The newest addition to the Cozy Mystery site
theme page is the profession of
Feb. 8 2011,
You all have sent me some new (to me!) mystery authors who I have just added
to the site:
Suzette A. Hill, an
English graduate and ex-teacher of English Lit., writes the Francis
Oughterard Mystery Series. Reverend Francis Oughterard, his cat (Maurice)
and his dog (Bouncer) live in a British village called Molehill.
writes the Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series. The series follows the owner
of the Gingerbread House Cookie Shop (Olivia Greyson), who solves mysteries
when not baking.
(aka Camille Minichino & Margaret Grace) writes the Sophie Knowles Mystery
Series which features a college professor/beader/sleuth in Massachusetts. As
Minichino, she writes the Periodic Table Mystery Series which is also set in
Massachusetts. As Grace, she writes the Miniature Mystery Series which is
set in California.
pens the Andy Carpenter Mystery Series, which is supposed to be quite
humorous. Rosenfelt has been nominated for four major mystery book awards -
the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, & Barry.
Nicola Slade writes
two mystery series: the Harriet Quigley Mystery Series which follows Harriet
and her cousin (Canon Sam Hathaway) who is a clergyman at historic
Winchester Cathedral and she also writes the historical Charlotte Richmond
Investigates Mystery Series.
Feb. 4, 2011
Boy, is it cold! In honor of the freezing weather,
here is the latest theme to be added to the
Cozy Mystery theme page:
Mystery Books with a Snowed-In / Snow-Bound Theme
Feb. 2, 2011
The newest theme on the
Cozy Mystery theme page is for
Mystery Books that Take Place in Kentucky.
Jan. 26, 2011
Most of you probably already know about this totally
delightful British series:
Doc Martin. In case you can't tell, I have just
written an entry about Doc Martin, which is one of my favorite television
series. (Leave it to the British to bring us yet another wonderful show!)
Jan. 19, 2011
You all have recommended authors who you believe
belong on the Cozy Mystery site, and I am going to try to get some of them
posted this month.
Here are the four newest
additions to the site:
Pamela DuMond: Annie Graceland
Mystery Series... Annie is the owner of a boutique bakery in Los Angeles
with a psychic ability...
Charles Finch: Charles Lenox Mystery
Series... Lenox is a private detective in the 1860s London...
Cynthia Robinson: Max Bravo
Mystery Series... Max is an opera singer whose life isn't going as great as
he had planned...
Diane A. S. Stuckart:
Leonardo da Vinci Historical Mystery Series... Dino is the apprentice to
Leonardo in late 1400s Italy...
Jan. 10, 2011
February 2011 Mystery Book New Releases entry is
finally finished and posted...
(All of the
monthly Mystery Book New Releases
can be found on this page.)
Jan. 6, 2011
Here are the four newest authors added to the Cozy
Mystery site. Remember, these are mystery authors who fellow Cozy Mystery
readers believe belong on the site:
writes the Dixie Divas Mystery Series. The series features a dozen
middle-aged women who sleuth it up in Mississippi.
pens the Rebecca Robbins Mystery Series which takes place in Illinois. The
series has, as its sleuth, a woman who returns to her hometown in order to
sell her inherited roller skating rink.
writes the British Libby Sarjeant Mystery Series. Libby is an
Southern Beauty Shop Mystery Series takes place in Georgia. Grace Ann
Terhune owns a beauty shop and sleuths with the help of her daughter
Violetta and three other beauticians.
Jan. 3, 2011
There are two authors on the Cozy Mystery site who are adding
pseudonyms to their already-established fan base.
Here is the first author:
Lorna Barrett: Booktown Mystery Series
L. L. Bartlett: Jeff Resnick
Lorraine Bartlett: the NEW
Victoria Square Mystery Series
Now, this next author is going to be a
little more confusing (at least to me!) since there are five names by which
the author goes. Remember, all five authors refer to the same, one and only
Elizabeth Bright: Card-Making Mystery Series
Chris Cavender: Pizza Mystery Series
Melissa Glazer: Clay & Crime Mystery Series
Tim Myers: Soapmaking Mystery Series
Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series
Candlemaking Mystery Series
Casey Mayes: the NEW Math Puzzle Mystery Series
Jan. 1, 2011
Happy New Year!
Dec. 18, 2010
Here's yet another new theme for the
Mystery Books that Take Place in Georgia
Dec. 16, 2010
Newest them on the Theme Page is:
Mystery Books that Take Place in Louisiana
Dec. 14, 2010
I just added the latest theme to the Theme Page:
Mystery Books that Take Place in New Hampshire
Dec. 8, 2010
Here are the
January 2011 Mystery Book New Releases.
A Cozy Mystery site reader asked that I post authors
who have written British mysteries who have been published in the past
British Mystery Series that Have Been Published in the Last 20 Years
Nov. 28, 2010
Here are the four newest mystery book authors on the
site. Remember, I have not read these authors yet. >>> They come recommended
by other Cozy Mystery site readers as authors they think belong on the site:
Alan Gordon: Gordon writes the Fools'
Guild Mystery Series, which is set in the 13th century. Fools' Guild
features court jesters who are secret agents. The first mystery in the
series (Thirteenth Night) is a continuation of Shakespeare's The Twelfth
Diane Morlan: Morlan writes the Jennifer Penny
Mystery Series and remember not to call her "Jenny Penny"! Jennifer is a
coffee brewer/roaster/sleuth in Minnesota.
Rickman wirtes the Merrily Watkins Mystery Series which features a Church
parish priest who is also a single mother.
She is a type of "exorcist." (Not Cozy)
Wigglesworth writes the Claire Gulliver Mystery Series. Claire is a
librarian who inherits her uncle's traveling bookshop, who then decides to
quit her librarian's life and moves from place to place with her traveling
bookshop. Each mystery takes place in a different location.
Nov 24, 2010
Here are some mystery books that have a
Backpacking / Camping Theme...
Nov. 21, 2010
I am amazed at what I sometimes don't find out about
until months later. But, for all of you Faith Fairchild mystery fans, there
is now a cookbook that features recipes from
Katherine Hall Page's
bestselling Faith Fairchild Mystery Series, which, as most of you know, is a
culinary theme series...
Nov. 14, 2010
December 2010 Mystery Book New Releases
has just been posted.
Nov. 12, 2010
The theme page for
Authors Similar to Charlaine Harris (Paranormal
and Non Paranormal) has just been posted.
Nov. 1, 2010
Mystery Books with Sleuths in Their 20s is the
newest theme to the site.
Oct. 29, 2010
The latest theme that has been added to the Cozy
Mysteries by Theme page is
Mystery Books that Take Place in Maine.
Oct. 25, 2010
I have just posted the
Bouchercon's 2010 Anthony Awards. There are a lot
of really interesting nominees and winners this year (as always!)
And, if you are interested in seeing
other Mystery Book Awards, I have a page called
Mystery Book Awards that you can
access right now.
Oct. 23, 2010
The four newest mystery authors to be added to the
site have just been posted. Remember that I get these authors from the
recommendations of Cozy Mystery site readers.
Hannah Alexander is a pseudonym
for Cheryl & Mel Hodde... a husband and wife Christy award-winning writing
team. Alexander was recommended as writing Christian mysteries - with a
little medical suspense and romance mixed together.
Kate Jacobs is a New York Times
bestselling author who writes a very popular series. Her series, the Friday
Night Knitting Club, is not a mystery series, but comes highly recommended
for the site.
Delia Rosen writes a mystery series
that takes place in Nashville. Her series, the Deadly Deli Mystery Series
features a new-to-Nashville sleuth who inherits her uncle's deli.
Ann Summerville currently lives in Texas, and
writes stand-alone Cozy Mysteries. Since Summerville was born in England,
she features British sleuths in her mysteries. One of the mysteries is set
in a Cornish village, and another mystery brings her British sleuth all the
way to Texas.
Oct. 22, 2010
I received a comment asking for suggested authors who are similar to Nancy
Atherton. I asked help from Cozy Mystery Site readers, and this is what we
came up with.
Mystery Authors Similar to Nancy Atherton
Oct. 18, 2010
Good grief, there are a lot of mystery books that take
place in California! I just posted the
theme on the theme page...
Oct. 8, 2010
I just posted the
November 2010 Mystery Book New Releases.
Oct. 4, 2010
The five newest mystery author additions to the cozy
Mystery site are:
V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
writes the Cambridge Crime Mystery Series. This series features Dr. R. V.
Davie, a retired professor at Cambridge...
Vicki Doudera's Darby Farr Mystery Series is set
on an island off the coast of Maine, and features a real estate agent...
Mary Anna Evans, an engineer who
also has a degree in physics, writes the Faye Longchamp Mystery
Series. This series features an archaeologist on the Florida Gulf Coast...
Al Roker is the weatherman on a national morning show who
sometimes does the cooking segments. Roker now writes (with Dick Lochte) the
Billy Blessing Mystery Series which features a professional chef who does
the cooking segments on a national morning show...
Nancy Means Wright writes two
series: the Ruth Willmarth Mystery Series features a dairy farmer/single mom
in Vermont AND the Mary Wollstonecraft Series which features an English
governess in 18th Century Ireland. (Wollstonecraft was a "real" person.)
Remember that these
authors have been recommended as "belonging on the site" by site readers...
Sept. 30, 2010
A NEW Cozy Mystery reader asked for help in
identifying a few authors who would make good "starting" authors for people
who are just discovering Cozy Mystery reading. First of all, for those of
you just entering this VERY enjoyable AND entertaining world, you are in for
a great time!
I asked for help from site readers, and
here is a list we compiled. Welcome to the NEW Cozy Mystery Readers out
there! You should be able to find a few authors who match what you are
Recommendations of Cozy Mystery Authors for NEW Cozy Mystery Readers
Sept 24, 2010
The four new authors on the Cozy Mystery site (who you
all have recommended as belonging here!) are:
Elizabeth J. Duncan:
Penny Brannigan Mystery Series: Penny is a Canadian manicurist who moves to
North Wales and sleuths with her business partner/best friend. Duncan's
first mystery was nominated for an Agatha Award Best First Novel...
Amazing Gracie Mystery Series: Gracie is a retired farmer who lives in Iowa
during the early 1900s. Although she lives in a retirement home, she is not
at all retiring...
Mobile Library Mystery Series: Israel Armstrong is a vegetarian librarian
(mobile library, that is) in Northern Ireland who sleuths. (The series is
supposed to be very funny.)
Vanessa Duncan Cambridge Mystery Series: Vanessa is a sleuth who is also a
teacher during the late 1800s in Cambridge...
The latest addition to the Cozy Mystery site
Theme page is:
Mystery Books that Take Place in New Jersey
Sept. 18, 2010
I just added four new (to me!) mystery book authors to
the site. These authors have come recommended by Cozy Mystery site
Gary Corby writes the
historical Ancient Greece Mystery which, of course, takes place in Ancient
Greece... It is set in the fifth century B. C.
is the author of the historical Abigail Adams Mystery Series, which features
Abigail (wife of John Adams) as the sleuth in colonial Boston.
Maria Hudgins writes
the Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery Series which has taken Dotsy (a retired
history professor) sleuthing her way through Italy, Scotland, and the Greek
Liz Osborne's Robyn
Kelly Mystery Series features a patient representative at a hospital as its
Sept. 16, 2010
A new (rather terrific) British miniseries has been
added to the Cozy
Mystery TV and Movies page:
The Duchess of Duke Street (not a mystery)
Sept. 14, 2010
Mystery Books that Take Place in Alabama
on the Cozy Mystery site Theme page.
I am adding the states in a rather haphazard way... I have had quite a few
requests from Cozy Mystery site readers for different states, which is how I
am determining their order... Thanks for being so patient!
Sept. 10, 2010
October 2010 New Mystery Book Releases
list has just been posted!
Sept. 6, 2010
I just posted the latest addition to the Cozy Mystery
site Theme page:
Mystery Books that Take Place in
Sept. 3, 2010
I am anxiously awaiting autumn. We really don't have
much in the way of seasons down here... It's either very hot and humid or
it's just plain humid, with no changing of the leaves or the smell of
fireplaces being used on a regular basis. I rely on my seasonal mysteries to
remind me of what it's like to live "up north."
I just updated the
Halloween Mystery Book List
and hope that I have posted (at least!) most of them. If you see any that I
have missed, please let me know...
Aug. 16, 2010
I have just added four new authors to the Cozy Mystery
site. Remember that these are authors who have been recommended to me for
inclusion on the site... The four newest author additions to the Cozy
Mystery site are:
Sarah Addison Allen
is a New York Times bestselling author. She holds a degree in Literature and
writes stand alone novels that include magical happenings. I understand that
while she doesn't write mysteries, her novels include some "degree of
writes the DCI Channon Mystery Series which features a Cornish seaside
village's detective chief inspector and his sergeant...
is a Professor Emeritus with his Ph.D. in American Civilization. He writes
the Ryan /Lehrer Mystery Series which is set in the world of academia...
writes the Gran and Bass Olson Mystery Series which is set in
Arkansas, and features a grandmother and her adult grandson who become
private investigators so that they can ... investigate...
Aug, 14, 2010
I just added
an addendum to my Definition of
Cozy Mystery Books.
Aug. 8, 2010
September 2010 Mystery Book Releases have just been posted.
Aug. 5, 2010
Yesterday I added the
Hometown Mystery Series
to the entry I
have compiled entitled:
No Profanity and/or Faith-Based Mystery Books. (That list is getting
Aug. 4, 2010
New to the
Theme Page of the Cozy Mystery site is:
Authors Similar to Rex Stout
Aug. 2, 2010
I have posted four new authors to the site, all of
whom site readers have recommended as authors who definitely belong on the
John L. Betcher:
James Becker Mystery Series (aka James Becker Nuclear Thriller Series)...
This series features a retired military intelligence operative and his CIA
Lucille Kallen: C.
B. Greenfield Mystery Series... C. B. is a cello-playing owner of a
newspaper who sleuths with a piano-playing reporter.
M. Louisa Locke:
Locke's Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series features the owner of a
boardinghouse who also happens to be a clairvoyant.
Pentermann is a new author who has written a paranormal mystery set in
July 27, 2010
I just posted the
Authors Similar to Carolyn (G.) Hart on the Theme
Page of the Cozy Mystery site.
July 22, 2010
The newest "state arrival" on the Theme Page is
North Carolina. So, if you're looking for mystery
book series that take place in the "Tar Heel State"... Welcome!
July 20, 2010
The latest theme that I have added to the Cozy Mystery
site Theme Page is:
Authors Similar to Dorothy Gilman
July 17, 2010
First of all, thank you for the recommendations. I
just added four new authors who you all have recommended for the site:
Barry S. Brown is
a clinical psychologist, who writes the Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street Mystery
Series. Mrs. Hudson of 221-B Baker Street not only keeps house for Sherlock
Homes. She solves a few mysteries of her own...
has her B. A. in journalism and has had a passion for Asian culture ever
since attending high school in Japan. Her two series are set in California:
the Feng Shui Mystery Series features a practitioner of feng shui, and her
Queenie Davilov Mystery Series features a screenwriter/sleuth.
Allison Cesario Paton
is an ex-elementary music teacher with her master's in counseling. She writes
the Mrs. Bundle Mystery Series which is set in Vermont. Mrs. Bundle, a "senior
citizen," starts up her own private detective business...
Sheila Radley writes the
British Inspector Quantrill Mystery Series. Inspector Quantrill is a country
policeman who is not totally up to date with modern police techniques. However,
his sergeant (Hilary Lloyd) is quite adept at current day procedures.
July 13, 2010
August 2010 Mystery Book New
Releases has been posted.
July 5, 2010
The newest theme on the
Mystery Theme page is:
Mysteries that take place in Arkansas
July 2, 2010
I just posted an
Authors Similar to... theme.
This time it is about
Anne George, one phenomenally Cozy Mystery author!
June 30, 2010
I know that it's about time! I have had more than a
few requests for the chronological list of the
Mysteries of Sparrow Island
Mystery Series. I finally got it finished, and just posted it. It is another
June 26, 2010
The next author to be added to the
Authors Similar to... theme is
Janet Evanovich (author of the Stephanie Plum
I am making up the lists for the given
authors by using my personal knowledge, comments I have gotten from other
Cozy Mystery site readers, and information I have gotten through research.
June 24, 2010
Now that I have the Authors
Similar to... theme, I have added a list of authors
who just might fill the void for fans
Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who...
June 22, 2010
I just added a new theme to the
Cozy Mystery theme page:
Authors Similar to...
June 18, 2010
I just posted a new theme on the
Cozy Mystery Theme Page:
Mysteries that take place in
June 9, 2010
Mystery Book New Releases for July 2010 have just
June 7, 2010
Theme on the Theme page is
Sleuths. Yes, yes, I know that this theme runs contrary to the "amateur
sleuth" characteristic of a Cozy Mystery...
June 5, 2010
I just posted the
2010 Nero Award Nominees!
Congratulations to all three of them! We will have to
wait until the Black Orchid Banquet in December to find out who the final
Also, I have
added even more authors to the website, thanks to your recommendations:
Amanda Lee (aka Gayle
Trent): the NEW Embroidery Mystery Series... owner of an embroidery shop in
pastor for ten years, writes the Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives Mystery
Series, the Lady Trent Mystery Series (set in 19th century London), and the
Danielle Ross Mystery Series (aka Dani Ross Mystery Series)...
the Liturgical Mystery Series...a small town police chief who also is the
choir director and organist at his Episcopalian church...
the Bonnie Pinkwater Mystery Series... a high school math teacher/sleuth...
May 24, 2010
Here are four new authors to the site:
E. J. Copperman:
Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series... a paranormal with ghosts, set in a
guesthouse on the Jersey shore...
(aka A. A. Fair):
Perry Mason Mystery Series, amongst others...
Kathryn Miller Haines:
Rosie Winter Mystery Series... takes place during WW II in New York
Garden Gate Mystery Series... features a landscaper in Oregon...
May 22, 2010
The four newest authors to the site are:
S. H. Baker
Baker is a civil engineer who writes the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series. The
series takes place in Louisiana during the roaring 20s.
Dunlap, a college English teacher, writes the Birder Murder Mystery Series.
The series takes place in Minnesota and features a high school counselor who
also happens to be a birder/sleuth...
Judith K. Ivie
Ivie writes the Kate Lawrence Mystery Series which features a 40 (+) year
old who starts out in a Hartford law firm, and ends up as realtor/sleuths...
Macdonald, previously a professor in both Canada and England, writes the
Dido Hoare Mystery Series which features a single mother, antiquarian
Remember that I get the new additions to the site from
Cozy Mystery site readers.
May 14, 2010
Aha! Now it's time for the
Award Winners. And, congratulations to all
Nominees and Winners!
May 12, 2010
Here are the nominees and winners of the very recent
Malice Domestic Agatha Awards. Congratulations to
ALL!!! These awards are truly the closest mystery book awards to our beloved
Cozy Mystery category...
May 6, 2010
June 2010 Mystery Book New Releases is now posted!
May 4, 2010
You all keep telling me about mystery book authors who
should be on the Cozy Mystery site, so I keep adding more! Here are the four
newest mystery authors to the site:
Cheese Shop Mystery Series features the co-owner of a cheese
shop in Ohio and her precious Ragdoll cat, Rags...
Elizabeth Spann Craig:
As Adams - Memphis Barbeque Mystery Series which features
Lulu Taylor, the owner of a barbeque restaurant. As Craig- Myrtle Clover
Mystery Series which features an octogenarian, retired teacher/sleuth...
P. L. Gaus:
Ohio Amish Mystery Series features a college
E. L. Larkin:
Demary Jones Mystery Series is set in Seattle,
Washington and features a genealogist/historical researcher/sleuth...
May 2, 2010
If you enjoy the Masterpiece Mystery! shows, then make
sure to check out the summer of
2010 PBS Mystery! line-up!
April 27, 2010
The four newest mystery book authors who you all
recommended for me to include on the site are:
Bond writes the Body Movers Mystery Series - set in Atlanta,
Georgia AND the Voodoo Mystery Series - set in Louisiana.
French: French writes the Natasha Chamberlain
Mystery Series which features a bodyguard in Tennessee.
Maracotta writes the Lucy Freers Msytery Series which
features a Hollywood filmmaker/sleuth.
Orgain writes the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series which
takes place in California, and features a new mom/sleuth.
April 17, 2010
May 2010 Mystery Book New Releases has been
April 9, 2010
Here are the newest authors (who come recommended by
you all) to the Cozy Mystery site:
writes the Bolitho writes the Cornish countryside Rose
Trevelyan Mystery Series, about a sleuth who is an artist. Bolitho
also writes the Ian Roper Mystery Series which follows Ian Roper, a chief
Flower and her sleuth in the India Hayes Mystery Series are both college
Maria E. Schneider
Schneider has written three mystery novels, and is currently working on her
fourth. (Yes, some of you may recognize Maria from her great comments on the
Cozy Mystery blog!)
Shelton (a journalism major in college) writes the Farmer's Market Mystery
Series, which features a sleuth who happens to be the owner of a farm...
March 27, 2010
The latest theme on the (Mystery
Book Theme page) to be included on the site is the
theme of mystery books which include
Teachers as the Primary Character/Sleuths...
March 23, 2010
Several Cozy Mystery site readers have asked me to
include two other series to the site. These series (the
Home to Heather Creek
Series AND the
Hope Haven Series)
are NOT mystery series. They are both published by Guideposts, which is a
Christian publishing company. I am not familiar with either of the series,
and as such, am missing some of the authors. Anyway, I finally got the
series posted today. (If you know the authors who I am missing, I would love
to hear from you.)
March 21, 2010
I finally posted mystery book series that take place
March 19, 2010
I just posted the
Miss Read page. I have
had several Cozy Mystery site readers who have asked me to post the Miss
Read novels, and since Barbara likened them to Patricia Wentworth's Miss
Silver series today, I thought that this is probably a good time to post
Dora Saint's Miss Read series. They are not mysteries, but they do take
place in very quaint, Cozy, British villages...
March 15, 2010
Mystery Book New Releases for April is posted now.
March 13, 2010
I'm on a roll! Here is the next mystery book theme I
have posted to the site. It is a rather long theme: Mystery Books that have
main characters in the following professions:
Home Repair, Interior Design, & Professional Organization.
(I'm not too sure if I got the last one right... I mean to say that the main
sleuth is a professional organizer.) If you want to take a look at more
mystery book themes, here is the link to the
Cozy Mysteries by Theme
March 11, 2010
Here's a shout-out to
Illinois... and all of the mystery
books (on this site) that take place in that great state. Latest theme on
the Theme Page.
March 9, 2010
The latest mystery book theme I have added to the site
Genealogy Theme Mysteries.
March 5, 2010
I am posting these four new authors to the site who
come recommended by Cozy Mystery Site readers:
J. F. Englert:
Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery Series... Randolph (the narrator of this series)
is a Black Labrador Retriever who helps his often-confused owner Harry to
Rebecca M. Hale:
Cats and Curios Mystery Series... Hale (a patent lawyer) writes this series
which features a main character/sleuth who is an accountant in San
Francisco, who also owns an antique shop...
Spencer Quinn (aka
Peter Abrahams): Chet and Bernie Mystery Series... Chet is Bernie's dog, and
he also happens to be the narrator of this mystery series. I know that I
have said this before, I absolutely love it when established mystery authors
write books for children and/or young adults... which Peter Abrahams does!
Beth Solheim: Sadie
Witt Mystery Series... Sadie is the owner of a resort. She happens to be
able to see the dead, and her dog joins her in these paranormal visions...
March 2, 2010
A Cozy Mystery Site Reader asked if we could come up
with some authors who she could read. She has finished all of the mystery
books in the series of the following authors who she really enjoys: Hannah
Swenson (Joanne Fluke), Lucy Stone (Leslie Meier) and Chocoholic mysteries (JoAnna
Carl). I posted
this entry, and with the help of several site
readers, we came up with some really good suggestions of authors for her to
Feb. 28, 2010
I know that this is a mystery site, but I have had
more than just a few requests for a chronological list of Guideposts'
Tales from Chapel Inn Series.
They are not mystery books, and are written by several
Christian authors... and all of the books in the series follow three sisters
as they run a (Victorian house) Bed and Breakfast which they inherited from
Feb. 25, 2010
A Cozy Mystery Site reader asked that I include a
theme which has
Anthropologists & Archaeologist as
the sleuths. I just posted this entry.
Feb. 24, 2010
I just posted the
2009 Agatha Awards nominees. This is yet another
example of better late than never...
Feb. 17, 2010
I just got the
March 2010 Mystery Book New Releases page up.
Feb. 11, 2010
The most recent mystery authors who I am adding to the
Kaye C Hill comes
highly recommended by Maria, who some of you probably recognize as a
frequent poster of comments on the site's blog. Hill writes a British
mystery series which features a woman who is mistaken as a private
Stacy Juba was the
2005 recipient of the Malice Domestic Grant for new mystery writers. Juba is
also an award-winning journalist and the author of the stand alone mystery
novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today.
Carolyn J. Rose
writes mysteries both with her husband Mike Nettleton, and alone. Her
mystery series take place in both Oregon and New Mexico.
Judith Van Gieson
writes two mystery series, both of which are set in New Mexico. One of the
series features an archivist/librarian/sleuth.
Remember that all of the new additions are authors who
Cozy Mystery Site Readers have recommended for the site's inclusion.
Feb. 9, 2010
The newest four authors who I have added to the site
(all of whom were recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers) are:
Linda Hall was
awarded the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year Award in
2008, as well as the The Word Guild Award for best Christian mystery in
Gail Oust writes the
Bunco Babes Mystery Series which features a retirement community Bunco group
of (senior) sleuths. (Bunco is a type of dice game...)
Denise Tucker (an
Associate Professor who both writes mysteries and makes (beautiful!)
jewelry) writes the Madame President Mystery Series which is unique in that
each book of the series features a famous house, castle, or villa.
Eugenia Lovett West
writes the Emma Streat Mystery Series which features a former opera
diva/sleuth. The series is set in Boston...
Feb. 5, 2010
I cannot believe what I just found! I am always
excited when I find a best selling author who specializes in mystery books
for adults who also has "taken the time" to write mystery books for
children. Again, I can't believe I didn't know this until today! I simply
came across one of the Christie & Company
books by (Best Selling Mystery Author)
Katherine Hall Page>>>
I mean, I simply "accidentally" found it! I am sure... as in definitely...
that my daughter would have devoured these books - had I known about them -
when she was younger! (They may be difficult to find, but they sure look
like they would be worth the effort!)
Jan. 30, 2010
You all have recommended quite a few mystery authors
for me to post on the site. Here are the newest additions:
Jessica Beck: Donut Shop Mystery Series...
North Carolina, Sleuth is owner of Donut Hearts Coffee Shop... (Doughnut
recipes are included.)
Lisa Bork: Broken Vows Mystery Series... New
York, Sleuth is owner of a sports car boutique...
Kate Ellis: (Not Cozy) Wesley Peterson Mystery
Series, Joe Plantagenet Mystery Series, & Lady Katheryn Bulkeley Mystery
Series. Ellis mixes history, archaeology, and mystery...
Christy Evans: Georgiana Neverall Mystery
Series... Oregon, Sleuth is ex-executive who returns home to become a
Jan. 20, 2010
The latest TV and Movie entry I have added is for a
British series called
Pie in the Sky.
Jan. 18, 2010
I just posted these four mystery book authors to the
site, since some of you thought that they would make great additions to the
Carole Buggé writes both the Claire
Rawlings Mystery Series (featuring an editor/sleuth) and the Sherlock Holmes
Mystery Series (featuring the fictional Holmes character.)
Jana DeLeon pens the Ghost-In-Law Mystery
Series which features a botanist, her best friend, and the botanist's former
mother-in-law (as in dead M-I-L!)
B. B. Haywood's Candy Holliday mystery
series features a woman who returns to her home in Maine and co-manages a
blueberry farm with her father. (Blueberry-based recipes are included.)
Mary Kennedy writes the Talk Radio
Mystery Series which features a former psychologist who moves to Florida and
becomes the hostess of a radio talk show. (Kennedy, a practicing
psychologist has also worked as a radio copywriter.)
Jan. 15, 2010
Here is the
February 2010 Mystery Book New Releases list.
Jan. 7, 2010
It is going to take a while to get used to the 2010
change on the date!
Here are the four most recent authors who you all have recommended for me
to include on the site. Now, I know that one of them is a psychological
thriller author, but her books look intriguing to me!
Luisa Buehler: Grace
Marsden Mystery Series... features an obsessive/compulsive cold case
Sarah Rayne: Rayne
writes Stand Alone psychological thrillers...
Tope's latest British mystery series is called the Cotswold Mystery Series.
An interesting note is that Tope ghostwrote the mysteries on which the
Rosemary and Thyme shows were based.
With all of her degrees from California universities (Bachelor's degree in
both English and history from Stanford a Master's in English from UC/Berkeley)
do you wonder why Wheeler decided to write the Living History Mystery
Thanks for the recommendations!
I hope you ALL
had great holiday seasons... and are ready for a GREAT
Dec. 19, 2009
The latest four authors who were recommended for me to
add to the site are:
She Rides, He Doesn't Mystery Series
Sharon Duncan: Scotia
MacKinnon Mystery Series
Cyril Hare: Inspector
Mallet Mystery Series & Francis Pettigrew Mystery Series [Hare's An
English Murder is one of my favorite British Cozy mystery Christmas
books, along with Patrick Ruell's (aka
Reginald Hill) Red Christmas.]
Iris Johansen: Eve
Duncan Mystery Series (Thriller)
Dec. 17, 2009
I just posted the
January 2010 New Mystery Book Releases. Can you believe that it's almost
Dec. 8, 2009
I just posted the four most recent mystery book
authors to the site. These are all authors who I have been told belong on
Joani Ascher: Wally
Morris Mystery Series
Peri Minneopa Mystery Series
Country Inn, Dead & Breakfast Mystery Series
R. Michael Phillips:
East London Adventurers Club Mystery Series
Nov. 30, 2009
Short Mystery Fiction Society 2009 Derringer Awards
have just been posted on the site. Congratulations to all of the Award
nominees and winners!
Nov. 28, 2009
I don't know why it is taking me so long to get the
mystery awards posted. The good news is that I just finished posting the
2009 Nero Wolfe Award Finalists! (There are even
more mystery book awards posted on
Nov. 23, 2009
I finally posted the winners of the
2009 Anthony Awards which were announced last
month at the Bouchercon Convention. The list of nominees and winners
includes quite a few authors who already have pages on this site... (If you
are interested in seeing a few other
mystery book awards, here is the page with some more...)
November 15, 2009
I just added the
December 2009 new mystery book release list on the
New Releases page...
November 10, 2009
Denise, a site reader, asked me to include a new theme
to the Cozy Mystery site. So, I just added a new mystery book theme to the
Rich Sleuths in Mystery Book Series
November 8, 2009
Although this isn't a mystery related movie, I simply
felt like I "had" to write this entry about my very favorite rendition of
Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol:
The Muppet Christmas Carol
I hope that people (as in adults) are not put-off by the
fact that it stars Jim Henson's Muppets. (All of the "real people" in the
film are also terrific.) This is not a "children's only" movie! And, the
great news is that my local (and maybe yours!) Blockbuster store carries it.
October 31, 2009
What better day than to write about two authors who
write mystery book series with Cozy holiday themes? Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone
Mystery Series) and Kate Borden (Peggy Jean Turner Mystery Series) were the
subjects of this particular
Halloween mystery book entry. I also added Jill
Churchill to "the mix" because these three authors remind me a lot of each
other. Jill Churchill's Jane Jeffries Mystery Series doesn't "specialize" in
holiday theme Cozy mysteries, however she has a few Christmas theme
mysteries in her Jane Jeffries Mystery Series.
October 20, 2009
I just posted the
November 2009 Mystery Book Releases. (Remember, I
only post the books that were written by authors who can be found on the
Cozy Mystery site...)
October 14, 2009
The latest five new authors to the site are actually
four new authors. All of them come recommended by readers of the Cozy
(aka Jenn McKinlay): Decoupage Mystery Series
(aka Lucy Lawrence): Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series
Dog Walker Mystery Series
Wendy Lyn Watson:
Mystery à la Mode Mystery Series
Southern Cousins Mystery Series
October 10, 2009
Here are the latest four authors who I have added to
the site. Again, they come recommended by readers of the site...
Morning Shade Mystery Series…
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick Mystery Series
Ellie Quicke Mystery Series AND Abbot Agency Mystery Series
Deryn Lake (aka Dinah
Lampitt): John Rawlings Mystery Series
September 24, 2009
I just added five authors to the site who were all
recommended by you all, the Cozy site readers:
Bouncing Grandma Mystery Series
Ezra Melamed Mystery Series
first mystery novel published in 2008
Finny Aletter Mystery Series
(aka Laurali R. Wright)... Karl Alberg Mystery Series AND the
Eddie (Edwina) Henderson Mystery Series
September 15, 2009
October 2009 Mystery Book Releases has just been
September 3, 2009
Here are the latest author additions to the site, who
come recommended by the Cozy Mystery Site Readers:
Evelyn David is a
pseudonym used by two authors who write the
Sullivan Investigations Mystery Series, which features a divorcée
mortician who sleuths with an ex-policeman and his Irish Wolfhound, Whiskey.
Louise Ure writes
psychological thrillers which take place in Arizona...
writes the inspirational Dorsetville
Series, which is not a mystery series...
Penny Warner writes
the Connor Westphal Mystery Series
which features a California newspaper publisher. Warner also wrote The
Official Nancy Drew Handbook.
August 30, 2009
Two new mystery book authors have been added to the
site. They come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers, but neither of the
two authors are Cozy. They are, however, both authors who most of you are
already aware of: Dick
Andrew M. Greeley.
August 28, 2009
A new theme has just been added:
Classic Mystery Books
August 21, 2009
Here is the latest addition to the Cozy mystery book
site. I have received requests for more books that are similar to the
Heartsong Presents Mystery book series. With that in mind, here are the
Mystery book listings...
August 17, 2009
I just added the
mystery book new releases for September 2009
July 30, 2009
Here are the four latest authors who I have added to
the site. They are all authors who wrote their mystery novels more than a
few years ago, and they come recommended by Cozy Mystery site readers:
Beagle Sisters Mystery Series... two Manhattan spinsters inherit a detective
Septimus Finch Mystery Series... features a Scotland Yard
Phoebe Atwood Taylor
(aka Freeman Dana & Alice Tilton): popular Leonidas Witherall and Asey Mayo
Mystery Series, both set in the Boston/Cape Cod area...
Josephine Tey: Alan
Grant Mystery Series... features an Inspector for the Scotland Yard...
July 24, 2009
I just added the latest four authors to the site who
you all have recommended as belonging on the Cozy Mystery Site...
Chloe Hobbs' Paranormal Mystery Series… Half sorceress and
half human, Chloe is the proud owner of Vermont's Sticks and Strings
Anne Canadeo (aka
Katherine Spencer): Black Sheep
Knitting Mystery Series… This series also has a knitting theme. Maggie
Messina is the owner of a knitting shop and does her sleuthing in
Massachusetts. As Katherine Spencer she co-authors the Cape Light Series
(non-mystery) with Thomas Kinkade.
Casey (aka Laura Bradford): Southern Sewing Circle
Mystery Series… The sleuth in this series is a librarian who is also a
member of this particular sewing circle in South Carolina.
Daring Finds Mystery Series… The sleuth in this series owns a
furniture refinishing business. As a bonus, furniture refinishing tips are
included in the mysteries.
July 20, 2009
Mystery Book Releases for August 2009 have just
been posted. (Remember, I only post those books that belong to authors on
the Cozy Mystery Site...)
July 18, 2009
Mysteries that take place in Ohio have just been
July 14, 2009
The newest theme on the Theme page is:
Mysteries that take place in Virginia.
July 12, 2009
Today's four new mystery authors who have been added
(alphabetically) to the site are:
M. M. Gornell:
Gornell has two Stand-Alone mysteries...
Nancy Lynn Jarvis:
The Regan McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series takes
place in Santa Cruz...
The Elizabeth Parker Mystery Series combines Kiely's love for
British Cozies with Jane Austen...
The Jane Whitefield Mystery Series features a Seneca Wolf Clan member who
hides people who need to disappear...
Thanks for the recommendations!
July 2, 6, & 8 of 2009
I am starting a new theme that consist of:
Mysteries with Journalist Sleuths: A - G
Mysteries with Journalist Sleuths: H - M
Mysteries with Journalist Sleuths: N - Z
June 30, 2009
The four newest author additions to the site who you
(the Cozy Mystery Site readers) have recommended are:
Pepper Martin Mystery Series features a cemetery tour guide who gets help
from a deceased mob boss...
Ursula Marlowe Mystery Series takes place in the early 1900s, in London, and
features a suffragette...
Gail Lukasik: Lee
Girard Mystery Series has a sleuth who is a breast cancer survivor who is a
Archer Mayor: Joe
Gunther Mystery Series features a police detective in Vermont. (Not Cozy...)
June 28, 2009
Mysteries that Take Place in Maryland is the
newest theme addition to the
June 26, 2009
I am slowly making my way through the different states
that host mystery series. Today I added
Iowa, the state in which my very
dear grandmother lived, the state that meant "home" to an Air Force
dependent, and the state I chose to get my Bachelor's degree in - so I could
visit my grandmother on a regular basis.
June 20, 2009
July 2009 Mystery Book New Releases is finally
June 12, 14, & 16 of 2009
Several people have asked about mystery authors who
write mysteries that have sleuths who are authors. Since the list is so
long, I have broken it into three sections. Here is the first part:
Mysteries with Authors as Sleuths A - D. Remember,
these are only the authors who can be found on this site.
Here is the second part:
Mysteries with Authors as Sleuths E - L.
Mysteries with Authors as Sleuths M - Z
June 10, 2009
There is a winner for the
Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino) contest. I
just discovered Minichino/Grace a little while ago, and I am loving both of
her cozy series. I'm glad that I have a few of her cozies left to read
before I catch up with her!
June 6, 2009
The newest theme to the site is books that are set in
June 4, 2009
Be sure to check out
Katherine Hall Page's contest. I have written
about it on this entry, and you can enter by clicking on the site I
June 2, 2009
These are the four (or is it seven?) new authors to
the Cozy Mystery Site... They have all been recommended to me by site
readers. I hope you (and I!) find a new author... or four new authors... or
seven new authors who interest us:
& Lynn Abercrombie
are all the same person, but different series and different genres.
Birmingham writes the Sunny Childs Mystery Series, Lynn Abercrombie has the
Cold Case Thriller Series, and Walter Sorrells writes stand-alone thrillers,
along with the Hunted Series and the Chass Pureheart Series for young
adults. (As I have said before, I LOVE it when adults who write for adults
also write for young adults and children!)
(and 1/2 of Russell Andrews with Peter Gethers): Handler writes two mystery
series by himself: the Berger & Mitry Mystery Series, which features a film
critic and a policewoman and, for all of you dog lovers out there, the
Stewart Hoag & Lulu Mystery Series, which features a loyal Basset Hound and
her ghostwriter owner.
Hughes writes the Kate Holly Mystery Series which features a clinical
psychologist. And, Janet Evanovich fans will recognize Hughes as the
collaborating author of the Max Holt Full Series (with Janet Evanovich.)
Marne Davis Kellogg:
Kellogg writes two series: the Kick Keswick Mystery Series which features a
retired jewel thief and auctioneer, and the Lilly Bennett Mystery Series
which features a Wyoming private detective.
May 31, 2009
Here are four new authors to the site who came
recommended by readers of the site:
has written the fourth mystery in the popular Queen Bees Quilt Mystery
Karen E. Olson
writes a cozy mystery series which is set in a unique location. It is the
Tattoo Shop Mystery Series...
Wendy Roberts pens
the Ghost Dusters Mystery Series which is set in a death scene cleaning
Beth Sherman writes
a series which features a ghostwriter in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series...
May 29, 2009
Here is a list of some
Cozy Mystery Site Readers' Favorite and/or Currently-Read Cozy Mystery
May 26, 2009
Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming
Agatha Christie shows on PBS. I have a list of the
shows on this blog's entry...
May 22, 2009
I just posted a new Cozy Mystery Theme... Cozies that
Coffeehouses and Tea Shops as their settings...
May 21, 2009
Well, it took me forever to finally get the
June 2009 Mystery Book Releases finished and
posted, but I finally did! I hope that you are able to find a few of your
favorite authors on the list... (Don't forget that I have a page with the
monthly mystery book new releases.)
May 10, 2009
Finally! I posted the
Awards. If you're interested it peeking at some
other awards, I have some other
Mystery Book Awards
posted on this page...
May 8, 2009
Camille Minichino (aka Margaret Grace) has generously
offered us a
miniature reading/crime scene drawing to us. Don't
forget to enter! AND Good Luck!
May 4, 2009
I just posted the winners for the
2008 Agatha Awards
that were given out this weekend at the 2008 Malice Domestic convention.
(Remember, the 2008 Agathas are given in 2009 for books from 2008...) Again,
all of the nominees are winners, but since they have to choose only one in
each category, here they are...
April 22, 2009
Texas Theme is up and ready! (For
those of you who are new to the Cozy Mystery Site, there are a lot of other
themes on the Theme page.)
April 16, 2009
I just posted the
May 2009 New Mystery Book Releases on the
New Releases page.
April 14, 2009
Four new authors have been added to the Cozy Mystery
Site, thanks to your recommendations.
is a best-selling author who wrote his PhD dissertation about the hardboiled
detective novel. He recently retired from being an English professor so that
he could spend more of his time writing novels. He has several mystery
series, including the Dan Rhodes Mystery Series.
has her MBA and worked in corporate America before writing her Lumby Series,
which is not a mystery series. If you like Jan Karon's Mitford Series, you
might enjoy Fraser's Lumby Series.
Josi S. Kilpack
just started her Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. She writes
Lynda S. Robinson
(aka Suzanne Robinson) has her PhD in Anthropology and writes the Lord Meren
Series, which is set during ancient Egypt's reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Lord Meren is the main investigator in the kingdom. (She also writes ancient
Egyptian, Elizabethan, Victorian, and Civil War historical romance novels as
April 9, 2009
The four latest authors to join the Cozy Mystery Site are:
Leigh Koslow Mystery Series... books' titles begin with the word "Never" and
are about an advertising copywriter/sleuth in Pennsylvania…
Taylor Madison Mystery Series... features a Texas author/sleuth…
Brandy Alexander Mystery Series... features Philadelphia journalist/sleuth…
Brenda & Effie Mystery Series... involves two best friends who investigate
Remember that since these authors have been recommended to me by
readers of the site, I am not familiar with their work... yet!
April 7, 2009
I just added four new authors to the site who some of
writes the Do It Yourself Mystery Series which features Avery Marie Baker, a
New York professional house renovations expert.
is a professor of English in Canada who writes the Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Series which has, as its sleuth, a Canadian professor
Mindy Starns Clark
writes two inspirational mystery series: the Million Dollar Mystery Series
and the Smart Chick Mystery Series.
Ruth Dudley Edwards
became a civil servant in London and a freelance writer after finishing
graduate school at Cambridge. Edwards writes the Robert Amiss Mystery Series
which features a retired civil servant in England.
April 3, 2009
For those of you who want to see some beautiful
sights, hear some wonderful facts, and enjoy learning about our world... I
just posted a review about the
Sir David Attenborough Nature Shows... They are
If you would like to see more
TV & Movie
suggestions, click here.
April 1, 2009
I finally got the
2008 Agatha Award Nominations
posted. It looks (to me) like a great bunch of authors and books have been
nominated this year. The winners will be announced at this year's Malice
Domestic which will take place during the first weekend in May... So, we
will have to wait until then to find out who of these nominees will be the
winners. [But, as I have said before, (to me) being nominated is equal to
being a winner.]
March 22, 2009
I just added
Washington (the state) to the list
of Cozy Mystery books' locations, which can be found on the
Theme page. (This list only
includes authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery Site.)
This includes the specifically-named states (and
Washington, DC) that the person requesting this theme asked for, other than
the "Eastern Seaboard" states. So, I am now going to work my way randomly
through other states, sprinkling in "Eastern Seaboard" states as I go.
Next up: Texas!
March 20, 2009
Four new authors have been added to the site, after
being recommended by some of the Cozy Mystery Site readers:
James P. Dandy Elderhostel Mystery Series... Jim Dandy used to be a physical
therapist and is now retired, taking a class at an elderhostel...
(aka Annie Griffin): Silicon Valley Mystery Series... Californian Julie
Blake investigates computer fraud...
(aka Sally Chapman): Hannah & Kiki Mystery Series... These two "over 60"
year old sisters have taken to investigating...
Mrs. Millet and Mrs. Hark Mystery Series... These two senior citizens enjoy
March 18, 2009
My second interview is with another very popular Cozy Mystery author:
Albert. Most of you know that she is the
author of the China Bayles Herbal Mystery Series, the Cottage Tales of
Beatrix Potter Series, and you all probably also know that she and Bill
Albert (her husband) write the Kate Ardleigh Sheridan & Sir Charles Sheridan
Victorian Mystery Series using the pseudonym Robin Paige.
These interviews are fun!
March 16, 2009
I know that
Washington, DC is not a state, but
one of the people who asked that I make a list of authors from each state
specifically requested it. So, it is now included on the
March 14, 2009
I just added
Heartsong Presents Mysteries
to the "H" page. I received several requests to add the Heartsong Presents
Mysteries, but it took me a little while to figure out the list of
authors... I think that I have, but if you notice any major blunders, please
send me a note so that I can correct them.
March 10, 2009
I have just added a new page on the Cozy Mystery Site:
I don't know why I hadn't thought about this feature before, and I hope that
you all check it out.
I had the pleasure of interviewing
yesterday, and she had a lot of interesting things to say. I am sure that
current (and future!) fans of her popular Flower Shop
Mystery Series will enjoy the interview.
I am looking forward to bringing more interviews to you all, from authors
who you enjoy reading.
March 8, 2009
April 2009 Mystery Book New Releases has been
Feb. 28, 2009
A Cozy Mystery Site Blog reader wrote saying that she had read all of the
books by her favorite authors, and asked for some suggestions of authors who
might be "similar"... so that she could read some of their books. Here is
a list of "similar" authors for Janet Evanovich, Anne George,
Dorothy Gilman, Carolyn Hart, & Rex Stout. Of course, I realize
that if you are a fan of these authors, it will be difficult to "replace"
them... but if you have caught up to all of their books, and are looking for
someone similar, then this list might be helpful.
Feb. 18, 2009
Finally posted are the
March 2009 Mystery Book New Releases.
Feb. 13, 2009
I have added the last of the authors who I have ready
to post... Thanks to the many readers who recommended them to be added to
the Cozy Mystery Site!
Murder 101 Mystery Series... An English professor at a New York City
college is the sleuth in this series.
Superintendent Hannasyde Mystery Series and several Stand Alones from which
M. M. Kaye (aka
Mollie Kaye) Death in ***** Mystery Series as well as two
bestselling historical novels: The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon, and
Dr. Patrick Grant Mystery Series, along with many Stand Alones...
Feb. 9, 2009
There is a new theme on the
Theme page. I thought that it
was high time that we include the:
House Keepers, Cleaners, Maid Services, Laundromats
Feb. 7, 2009
Four more recommended authors! I haven't read them yet, but they sure
do look interesting:
J. G. Goodhind: Honey
Driver Mystery Series… Honey manages a hotel in Bath and is also the police
liaison with the police force…
Nadia Gordon: Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley
Mystery Series… Sunny is a chef in Napa Valley who is good at solving
Clare O'Donohue: Someday Quilts Mystery
Series… This is a new quilting mystery series that takes place in a small
town in New York…
Cyndy Salzmann: Friday Afternoon Club
Mystery Series… This series features a group of stay-at-home moms who are
good friends, as well as good sleuths…
Jan. 30, 2009
The latest author additions (who some of you
recommended) to the site are:
& Fry Mystery Series.
series takes place in beautiful
Derbyshire, England and features two
Country Mystery Series... Lucie
Montgomery is a winery owner in
Virginia, who sleuths on the side....
Opera Mystery Series... Who
says that being a beautiful soap opera
star means you limit yourself to acting?
Both Davidson and her sleuth are Soap
Opera actresses who do much more....
Superintendent Vachell Mystery Series...
Superintendent Vachell has moved from
Canada and is now living in Kenya...
Jan. 28, 2009
Inspector Morse mystery
shows are the latest addition to the
TV & Movie
page. This series is based on the Colin Dexter books, which are great police
Jan. 24, 2009
(I still can't get over that year! 2009 already!)
A new addition to the TV & Movies page:
Agatha Christie's Poirot... I have probably seen
each of the shows four times, and we are making our way through them again!
Jan. 21, 2009
I have just added three new authors who have been
recommended for the site:
Annette Blair, a
best selling author has just added the Vintage Magic Mystery Series to her
repertoire. She writes both the Accidental Witch and the Triplet Witches
series, which have been described as contemporary romance novels.
Kate Carlisle pens
the Bibliophile Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, a rare book expert.
used to be a teacher, (Master's in Counselilng and Doctorate
in Education) but is now writing her Hummingbird Falls Mystery Series
Jan. 15, 2009
I just posted the
February 2009 Mystery Book Releases. From time to
time, I get notes asking why I don't include more authors to these monthly
mystery book release lists.... I only post the authors who are already on
the Cozy Mystery Site, but as I add new authors to the site, I'll be adding
them to the
Jan 10, 2009
Here are three new authors who have been recommended
for me to add to the Cozy Mystery Site from readers of the site:
Linda Berry writes the Trudy
Roundtree Mystery Series which features the only woman in an all male police
department in a small town in Georgia.
Patricia Guiver writes the Pet
Detective Mystery Series which features a detective and her faithful
Doberman Pinscher who helps her in her sleuthing.
Kasey Michaels is New York Times and
USA Today bestselling author who writes the Maggie Kelly Mystery Series.
Jan. 6, 2009
I am starting the New year by posting three authors
from the past. All three of the authors have been recommended for me to add
to the site several times, and it has taken me this long to get to them!
Leslie Charteris writes The Saint Mystery Series. Some of you may
remember The Saint television series from many years ago. The Saint (aka
Simon Templar) is a rather dashing/debonair millionaire, who not only is a
sleuth, but also a thief!
John Creasy has many pseudonyms and even more mystery (and spy) series.
The pseudonyms that I am posting on the site include: J. J. Marric, M. E.
Cooke, Robert Caine Frazer, Anthony Morton, Gordon Ashe, Rodney Mattheson, Patrick
Gill, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Anthony Morton, Charles Hogarth, Richard
Martin, Kyle Hunt, & Abel Mann.
Ellery Queen is a pseudonym for two cousins who write the books and
stories together. Ellery Queen is both the name of the author and the name
of the character of the series. And then there is the magazine by that same
Jan. 4, 2009
Can you believe we are already in 2009!?!
What better way to start the "What's New to the Cozy
Mystery Site" area than by writing an entry about something that has
absolutely nothing to do with the site... but rather with an actress whose
movies I highly recommend:
Dec. 23, 2008
Thanks, again, for recommending authors who you
believe belong on the Cozy Mystery Site. The three newest author additions
While attending law school, Herkert became aware of a case of a woman
who left her fortune to her cat. This case is the basis of Herkert's
first Animal Instinct Mystery Series novel...
G. M. Malliet
Malliet writes the St. Just Mystery Series. She is a copywriter and
journalist, as well as a Malice Domestic Grant Winner.
Martin writes the Death of a ***** Mystery Series which features the owner
of a Texan trading post and her husband, a veterinarian.
Dec. 21, 2008
Here is another TV and Movies Theme-d series which my
Firefly (not a mystery)
Dec. 17, 2008
Heat of the Sun is the latest entry to the TV and
Movies Theme. It is a mystery miniseries that takes place in colonial
Dec. 15, 2008
Can you believe that it's almost time to adjust our
mind-sets to 2009?!? It seems like just when I get used to writing the
current year, it up and changes! Anyway... I have just posted the
Mystery Book Releases for January 2009.
Dec. 13, 2008
Most of you are already aware of
Midsomer Murders, the wonderful British Cozy
series, but for those of you who weren't lucky enough to see it when it was
televised in the USA, you're in for a nice (cozy) surprise! (I just posted a
Dec. 11, 2008
Minnesota has been added to the State Themes...
Dec. 9, 2008
Here are three new authors you all recommended for me
Christopher Lane writes the Inupiat
Eskimo Mystery Series which features Ray Attla (a police officer) who is
brought up in Anchorage and who then goes to live in a more rugged/desolate
Barbara Paul writes the
Opera Mystery Series (an early 1900s Italian tenor living in New York) and
the Marian Larch Mystery Series (a New York police sergeant)...
Steve Sherman pens the New England Cozy
Mystery Series, which takes place in New Hampshire and features a private
investigator. Sherman also authors country roads guides, as well.
December 7, 2008
which is a British miniseries that has a wonderful cast as well as very good
December 3, 2008
For those of you who are interested in Edwardian
Period living conditions... I just posted the
House miniseries, which my husband and I enjoyed
December 1, 2008
I have just added four new authors who you (the Cozy
Mystery Site Readers) have recommended to me:
Sheryl J. Anderson writes the
Molly Forrester Mystery Series
which features an advice columnist (¿Dear Abby-type?) who also solves
Margaret Dumas writes the
Charlie & Jack Fairfax Mystery Series
which the very Cozy Mystery Author Donna Andrews has compared to the Nick &
Nora Charles plots.
Elizabeth Eagan-Cox has just
started the Shannon Delaney Mystery Series
which features a writer in San Diego with ghostly encounters.
Diane Setterfield wrote the
bestselling Thirteenth Tale, which has been compared to the
works of Charlotte Brontë and Daphne du Maurier... classic/Gothic mystery...
November 26, 2008
After receiving several e-mails in the past, I have
added a theme which includes
November 25, 2008
There are five new
Christmas Mysteries Listed... Also, one Christmas
Mystery that I didn't know about when I put that post together:
Mary Higgins Clark and
Carol Higgins Clark have collaborated
on a new Christmas Mystery: Dashing through the Snow (2008).
November 20, 2008
has been added to the State Themes...
November 19, 2008
A reader of the Cozy Mystery Site asked that I include
the Mystery and the
Minister's Wife Mystery Series to the site. This is an inspirational
mystery series, and has several different authors who write the different
books in the series>>> Diane Noble, Traci DePree, Beth Pattillo, Eve Fisher,
and Carol Cox.
November 18, 2008
I have just posted the new
December Mystery Book Releases. Can you believe we
are already looking at the end of 2008?!?
Nov. 12, 2008
Connecticut to the State Themes...
Nov. 6, 2008
I just added four new
authors to the site who you all have recommended:
Jackie Griffey: The Maryvale Mystery
Series features a sheriff in Tennessee...
Margaret Miles: The Bracebridge
Mystery Series is set in a little village in Colonial
Cynthia Peale: The Beacon Hill Mystery
Series features a brother and sister in Victorian Boston...
Marcia Talley: The Hannah Ives
Mystery Series features a cancer survivor in Annapolis...
Nov. 3, 2008
is the second state that I have posted for the different locations theme.
Oct. 30, 2008
A site reader asked me if I would go through the Cozy
Mystery site and make a list of mysteries that come from different states.
Today I started posting this particular theme, and began with the state of
Oct. 26, 2008
I have written my definition of what a Cozy Mystery
is... which is posted on the "What Is a Cozy?" page of this site. Today I
added a little more on the "Importance
of a Village/Small Town Setting" to the site.
Oct. 20, 2008
Here are four new authors with historical themes that
you all have recommended to be included to the Cozy Mystery Site:
Caroline Roe (aka
Medora Sale): The Chronicles of Isaac of
Girona Mystery Series (set in the mid 1300s with a blind Spanish doctor as
the sleuth) AND the John Sanders Mystery Series (written as Sale) features a
P.B. Ryan: The Gilded Age Mystery Series has
an Irish governess who lives in Boston (after the Civil War) as its sleuth…
Kate Sedley: The Roger the Chapman Mystery
Series takes place in medieval England (a chapman is a peddler)…
Sarah Stewart Taylor: The Sweeney
St. George Mystery Series features a history professor in Vermont, with a
particularly "morbid interest"... funerary art…
Oct. 16, 2008
I am slowly making my way through the authors who Cozy
Mystery Site Readers have been recommending for the site... Four new authors
(who all have a historical theme in common) have just been added:
: Civil War Mystery
Paula Paul (aka Paula Carter): Dr.
Alexandra Gladstone Mystery Series AND
Paula Carter: Murder by Design
Sharon Kay Penman: Medieval Mystery
Series and two trilogies which aren't
mysteries: Welsh Trilogy and Henry &
Candace Robb: Owen Archer Mystery
Series AND the Margaret Kerr
Oct. 12, 2008
Is anyone interested in the Cozy Mystery Site book's
November (new book) releases?
Well if you are, they have just been posted...
Oct. 10, 2008
The Mystery Book
Award pages have been updated...
Oct. 8, 2008
I just posted two new Culinary
Theme and two new Accounting
Theme authors to the site, who were all recommended for the site by fellow
Cozy Mystery readers:
Krista Davis: the Domestic Diva Mystery
Julie Hyzy: the White House Chef Mystery
Elizabeth Chamberlin: the Jane
Mayhew Mystery Series...
Maggie Toussaint: the Cleopatra Jones
Oct. 6, 2008
The newest theme on the Cozy Mystery Site
Theme Page is the theme that
involves sleuths who are crossword puzzle fans: the
Crossword Puzzle Theme...
Oct. 4, 2008
A few days ago I got a letter from a site reader
asking that I make a list of Religious-Themed Mystery Series. I just posted
Religious Theme (which includes priests, nuns, rabbis,
pastors, wives of pastors, wives of rabbis, Shakers, people who work for any
of the previously-named, etc.) this morning on the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.
Oct. 2, 2008
There are four new authors on the Cozy Mystery Site...
recommended by some of you!
Joan Coggin: Lady Lupin Mystery
Series... Lady Lupin (known as "Loops") is the wife of a Church of England
minister. They are supposed to be very funny.
Connie Feddersen: Amanda Hazard
Mystery Series... Amanda is a CPA who lives in Oklahoma. Amanda finds out
what (and who!) "X" stands for... when "X" is the missing murderer.
Betty Hechtman: Crochet Mystery
Series... Molly Pink is an events planner for a bookstore who is also a
member of a crochet group... a crochet pattern is included in each of
Rhonda Pollero (aka Kelsey
Roberts): F. A. T. Mystery Series... The F.A.T. (Finley Anderson Tannery) is
a shopaholic sleuthing paralegal!
Sept. 28, 2008
I just added a new show to the
TV and Movies
page... It is a show that my family has found very entertaining... a funny
mystery series made by the BBC:
Jonathan Creek is the name of the show.
Sept. 25, 2008
Just up: the third (and final) part of the Super
Supernatural Mysteries Theme... the
Vampire, Werewolf, and Witch.
Sept. 23, 2008
I just posted the second part of the Super
Supernatural Mysteries theme. I focused on the books on the site that
feature characters with
psychic and/or 6th sense abilities.
Sept. 21, 2008
A reader of the Cozy Mystery Site asked if I would
start a theme that includes "paranormal" themes... Today I posted the first
of my "Super Supernatural Mysteries" theme beginning with the
Sept. 19, 2008
I just posted the
October 2008 New Book Releases list.
Carolyn Hart (aka Carolyn G. Hart) has a new series that will be making
its debut in October, and Joyce &
Jim Lavene are also starting a new series. I don't know how I missed
these two new series, but Barbara Cleverly
and Carole Nelson Douglas have new
series out now, also.
Sept. 17, 2008
I just added five new authors to the site who have
been recommended by Cozy Mystery Site readers:
Dorothy Howell: Howell's mystery series
features a part-time sales person who happens to love designer labels in her
Lorena McCourtney: McCourtney is
listed under "Christian Mysteries" on her site... She writes several mystery
series, some of which feature senior citizen sleuths...
Lawrence Sanders: (Not Cozy) He has
many best selling novels... He writes several mystery series (including the
Archy McNally Series) and also many stand alones...
Deborah Sharp: Sharp writes a funny
mystery series which features a single daughter and her ever-loving Mama...
Gayle Trent: Trent has just put out her
first mystery series which features a cake decorator...
Sept. 13, 2008
I cannot believe that I didn't include
Catered Halloween (the 5th in the Mystery with Recipes Series by Isis
Crawford... aka Barbara Block) in my September
Releases entry! As much as I love a good Cozy Mystery with a seasonal
Sept. 6, 2008
So, now that I am back from my niece's wedding...
What's New? I just added four new authors to the site who you all have let
me know about:
C. S. Challinor: Those of you who
love seasonal mysteries will enjoy knowing that the first novel in
Challinor's Rex Graves Mystery Series is set in an English hotel during the
Patricia Harrington: Harrington is
an ex-teacher who now writes two mystery series...
Ellen Elizabeth Hunter: Hunter
writes a mystery series featuring house preservation... something she knows
a lot about, as she herself preserves historic houses.
Radine Trees Nehring: Nehring
writes a mystery series which is set in the Arkansas Ozarks, which features
a "senior sleuth" who enjoys sleuthing with a retired police detective...
August 26, 2008
Authors Beginning with S - W are posted on the Vacation Mysteries Theme
August 18, 2008
Authors Beginning with K - R are posted on the Vacation Mysteries Theme
August 15, 2008
Authors Beginning with F - H are posted on the Vacation Mysteries
August 11, 2008
The Vacation Mysteries or Mysteries That Take Place
in Exotic Locations Theme is moving right along...
Authors Beginning with C - D are now included.
August 8, 2008
Mystery Theme page is adding a new theme: Vacation Mysteries or
Mysteries That Take Place in Exotic Locations. A while ago a site reader
asked that I post a theme which included vacation-types of mysteries. I have
just started the new theme and since there are so many mysteries that are in
this category, I am posting them by alphabetical order (authors' last
names)... So far, I have finished with the
Authors Beginning with A - B.
August 3, 2008
I just added five new authors to the site, and it was
a most unusual coincidence that all five of them write series that are
historic in nature.
Maureen Ash: Ash writes the Templar
Knight Mystery Series that takes place during the time of the Crusades.
Simon Beaufort: Beaufort is a
husband/wife writing team (Beau Riffengburgh and Susanna Gregory) who write
the Geoffrey Mappestone Mystery Series which is set during the 1100s
in Great Britain.
Kate Bryan: Bryan writes the Maggie
Maguire Mystery Series that tkae place during the 1870s.
Alys Clare: Clare writes the Hawkenlye
Mystery Series which takes place during England, during the late
Susanna Gregory: Gregory is half of
the above Beaufort team. She writes two series which take place in Great
Britain: the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Mystery Series takes
place in the 1300s and the Thomas Chaloner Mystery Series takes place
in the 1600s.
Also, if you would like to access more mystery book themes, make sure you
visit the Cozy Mystery Theme page...
July 29, 2008
Five New Authors have just been posted on the Cozy Mystery Site!
July 27, 2008
Four new authors have been added to the site... One of them is actually
an author who a lot of Cozy Mystery Readers already know!
July 21, 2008
August Mystery Book Releases has just been posted. I hope that you are
able to find that a favorite author has been busy writing a new novel!
July 10, 2008
Just added four new pages of authors to the site:
James D. Doss,
Donna Leon, Aimée & David Thurlo
and Janice A Thompson. I have written
short little blips about them on
this particular page.
July 8, 2008
I am trying to get a lot of my Cozy Mystery authors
posted... They are the authors who I have gotten from you all... Yesterday I
ran by one author's website that was more confusing that trying to drive
downtown while in the middle of rush hour! I decided that I would put that
particular author off.... until I have a lot of time to decipher her cute
pop-ups... Again>>> why don't authors just post their books by chronological
order!? I guess that if they did, I wouldn't have this site!
Anyway, I have just posted
four new authors to the site: one has a British quilting-theme, another
has an Italian Commissario, a third has a movie theater owner, and the
fourth features a Fish & Wildlife agent....
July 6, 2008
What better time to read a mystery with the
Travel Theme than right now?! Here are just a few examples of just
that... Summer sure has a way of enticing us to have fun exploring new
July 4, 2008
Again, this is not a mystery (mini)series, but we just
finished watching it and it really got us in the Fourth of July mood... the
HBO's miniseries called
Adams. We thought it was excellent.
July 2, 2008
I know that this is not a mystery series, but I enjoy
it so much that I included it on the
TV & Mystery Theme Page... Do you remember
with Marlo Thomas? It could be very funny without having to be risqué...
June 28, 2008
I have just added
four new authors to the site who you, the site readers, have told me
June 26, 2008
I just added a new
Mystery Theme to that page... the
Cozy Mystery Wedding Theme (which also includes the Wedding Planners
Theme)>>> perfect for the summer!
June 23, 2008
Good news cozy mystery reading knitters!!! "My
librarian" Janet told me that Sally
Goldenbaum is starting a new knitting series: The Seaside Knitters
Series. And, even better news... You don't have to be a knitter to
enjoy a new cozy mystery series!
June 20, 2008
So, what is new to the Cozy Mystery Site?
I am (again!) trying to make my way through a whole lot of authors of whom
you all have told me. It seems, though, that as soon as I add three more to
the list, I am told about four more! So, if you have recommended an author
to me who I have not yet posted... please be patient... I will (hopefully
soon!) get to him/her...
I just added:
Sally Gunning (the Peter Bartholomew Mystery Series),
Sue Ann Jaffarian (the Odelia Grey Mystery Series), and
Susan S. James (the Solace Glen Mystery Series)...
June 18, 2008
I just added the latest theme to the
Cozy Mystery Theme Page...
Mystery Series set in Bed & Breakfasts (Boarding Houses and Hotels are
included in this particular theme.)
June 14, 2008
Before I forget: I just added the
July 2008 Mystery Book Releases. Some of the July additions include:
J. A. Jance has a new Joanna Brady mystery...
Rhys Bowen's Lady Georgiana will be making a
Mary Daheim's Hillside Manor Bed & Breakfast
will be open for business...
As for Mr. Monk>>> Looks like he's off to
June 13, 2008
I have just added three new authors to the site, who I
heard about through you all:
Nancy Bush (aka Nancy Kelly & Natalie
Bishop) writes the Jane Kelly Mystery Series which not only features Jane,
but her Pug, The Binkster (aka Binks & Binkster... as with all loved pets,
they deserve nicknames, too!)...
Dixie Cash is a writing team of two sisters
who write a mystery series which is set in Salt Lick, Texas and features
Debbie Sue Overstreet (owner of a beauty shop) and her best friend
Edwina Perkins-Martin... both of whom happen to sleuth...
It is said that Agatha Christie was actually a fan of
Elizabeth Daly's novels... It doesn't get much better than that!
June 9, 2008
I just posted an update on
Archaeological Mystery Series...
June 6, 2008
What better time than the summer to try out a
Golf Mystery Themed book? I have just added a post about just those
series! (Whoops! I got way ahead of myself on the date!)
June 5, 2008
I cannot believe I have finally finished "assigning" graphics
to every one of the authors who are on the Cozy Mystery Site! It has taken
me quite a while to do it, and I am so glad it is finally done. (Other than
to add new graphics when the authors put out new books.) Now I can finally
concentrate on adding all of the new authors you all, the site readers, have
recommended for me to add. Yahoo!!!
June 4, 2008
I have posted a new theme:
Gardening Cozy Mysteries. I was quite surprised when I found so many
gardening series on the Cozy Mystery site.
June 2, 2008
I just posted an entry about
Tim Myers, Melissa Glazer, and Elizabeth Bright...
May 19, 2008
The Edgar Awards were announced at the beginning of
May, and I have finally gotten them posted! Check them out on the individual
Edgar Pages... You will undoubtedly
see some familiar authors' names... (For the links to the individual pages
scroll down on the Mystery Book Awards page.)
May 17, 2008
I have just posted the
June 2008 Mystery Book Releases. (This list only includes the authors
who are currently on the Cozy Mystery Site...) You can see all of the "New
Releases" lists that I have compiled on this page.
May 3, 2008
I have added six new authors to the site:
Lee Charles Kelley,
Sheila Lowe, Sara Rosett, and
Chris Well. I always like hearing about new
authors so that I can add them too the site...
April 29, 2008
I have just added the
Malice Domestic 2008 recipients of the Agatha Awards... which I have
annotated as the 2007 awards, since they are given for mysteries that were
written and published in 2007. The blog gives the details of what, when, and
where... the WHO (as in authors!) is on the individual
Mystery Award pages.
April 17, 2008
The newest theme to the
Cozy Mystery Theme page is:
Housewife Mysteries and/or Stay-at-Home Mom Mysteries.
April 15, 2007
What's new? Well, these are the
New Mystery Book Releases due out in May (or in at least one case, the
very, very end of April) of 2008. There's a lot of enjoyable reading in
store for all of us!
April 13, 2008
This is the fifth (and final) part of this mystery
theme (which can be found surrounded by other mystery themes on the
Mystery Theme page of this
site), and includes the
authors whose last names begin with R - W, and who write historical
mysteries. (I have only included the authors who are found on this Cozy
April 11, 2008
Here is the fourth part of the five-part mystery theme
which covers the historical mystery series that are included on this cozy
mystery site. This section includes the
authors whose last names begin with M - P. If you are new to the site,
there are many mystery themes on the
Mystery Theme page.
April 9, 2008
I just posted the
authors whose last names begin with G - L who write Period Mysteries
(Historical Mysteries) on the
Mystery Theme page.
April 7, 2008
The second part of the
Period Mysteries by authors whose last names begin with C - F have been
posted on the Cozy Mystery Theme
April 5, 2008
Today I am starting a new
Cozy Mystery Theme: Mystery
Series That Take Place In Different Periods Of Time... "Period Mysteries" or
"Historical Mysteries"... Since I found that there are so many authors on
the Cozy Mystery Site, I have divided the list into five parts. Today's list
Period Mysteries will include the authors whose last names begin with A & B.
April 3, 2008
I wrote my blog today about two authors and the new
series that they will both be writing. Kate
Kingsbury is going to be using a new pseudonym (Rebecca
Kent) when she pens her new Bellehaven House Mystery Series. The first
book in the series is due out in June (High
Marks for Murder).
Laura Childs will be writing the new
Cackleberry Club Mystery Series. The first book in this series (Eggs in
Purgatory) is due to be out this December.
March 30, 2008
I just added a new
Cozy Mystery Site Theme::::
March 28, 2008
The latest Cozy Mystery Theme that I have added to the
Real People as Characters in Mystery Books.
March 27, 2008
I just added a new theme to the cozy mystery site:
Mysteries with (Previously) Famous Fictional Characters If you can think
of any other authors who I should add to the list, please let me know.
March 24, 2008
I am still working on adding new authors to the site
who have been recommended by site readers. It's always nice when I find a
new author of interest to me, and I hope that you all are enjoying these new
recommended authors also. Today's new authors are:
Jimmie Ruth Evans and
Honor Hartman (who happen to be the
very same person) who, between "them" write the Bridge Club Mystery Series
(which offers bridge tips) and the Trailer Park Mystery Series (which offers
Kountry Kitchen recipes.)
Kathleen Bacus writes the Calamity
Jayne Mystery Series which looks like a lot of fun, and the last author
isn't a mystery author at all: Debbie
Macomber writes the Blossom Street Knitting Series and the Angelic
Intervention Series which features three angels (Shirley, Mercy, and
March 22, 2008
Evan Marshall's Jane
Stuart & Winky Mystery Series are the most recent to get a page on the site.
Marshall was recommended by a site reader for the
cat theme as well as for the site in general.
March 21, 2008
I am trying to get back into adding some of the
authors who site readers have recommended. I had been working on
putting pictures of the covers of authors' books on their individual pages,
but found that it was simply taking too much time to make much progress on
that project. (I just finished the "C" authors!)
Today I am adding an author who does not write mysteries, but who several
site readers recommended as someone who might fit in well with the cozy
theme of the site: Jennifer Chiaverini
writes the Elm Creek Quilts Series.
Nina Wright writes the Whiskey Mattimoe
Mystery Series. Whiskey is a realtor in a resort area in Michigan, and Abra
is her trusty Afghan Hound sleuthing partner.
The third recommended author I added to the site today is
Claire M. Johnson. Johnson writes the
Mary Ryan, Pastry Chef Mystery Series... which I will soon be adding to the
culinary mystery theme.
March 19, 2008
Did you know that the BBC made a delightful series of
shows based on Margery Allingham's
Campion? We just finished watching the last episode a few weeks ago, and
I just posted a blog about it on the
TV and Movie page.
March 18, 2008
April 2008 Mystery Book Releases have been posted. One of the books is
actually coming out at the very end of March... I don't know how I missed
March 16, 2008
Now, don't get me wrong... I know that the newest TV
and Movie addition is not a mystery... but, since my family really enjoys
this 1993 show, then I thought that I would write it up:
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. It happens to be a show that we
watched back in the early 90s and have recently started watching it again.
We really enjoy it!
March 6, 2008
Finally>>> I just finished the entry for the
Q through W Senior Sleuths. (The authors last names begin with those
letters, not the sleuths...)
March 4, 2008
On to the second part of the Senior Detectives
Theme. This time, authors whose last names begin with
G through P, who write Mystery Books with Senior Detectives... as in
age, not hierarchy in their firm!
March 3, 2008
I am beginning a new theme: Senior Sleuths.
There turn out to be so many of them that I am going to divide the theme
alphabetically. The first part of the Senior Sleuths theme is: authors whose
last names begin with
A through F, who write Senior Sleuth Mystery Books.
March 2, 2008
I just added a new item on the
Mystery Book Awards page... the
Nero Awards. If you have time, you may want
to take a look at all of the authors who have won the Nero Award... You will
probably find a few who pique your interest, and a few you already have on
your Favorite Mystery Authors List.
Feb. 28, 2008
Since I have had several people write and ask me for
suggested authors to try once they have read all of their Agatha Christie
Mysteries and are ready to move on to other cozy mystery authors, I have
I've Run Out of Agatha Christie Mysteries,
What Do I Do Now? on the
Cozy Mysteries by Themes page.
Feb. 24, 2008
I just comprised the
March 2008 Mystery Book Releases of authors who are on the Cozy Mystery
Feb 22, 2008
I always enjoy getting recommendations for the site from site
readers. Here are eight new authors (to the site!)... I sure hope that their
books will provide countless hours of mystery reading!
Julie Wray Herman writes the Three
Dirty Women Landscaping, Inc series...
Elizabeth Ironside (aka Lady Catherine
Manning, married to British Ambassador) has written five stand-alone mystery
novels which I have annotated...
Annette Meyers (aka Maan Meyers when
writing the Dutchman Historical Mystery Series with her husband, Martin)
writes the Smith & Wetzon Mystery Series and the Olivia Brown Mystery
Marlys Millhiser writes the
Charlie Greene Mystery Series about a literary agent in California...
Fiona Mountain writes the Natasha Blake
Ancestor Detective Mystery Series (as in genealogist)...
Kris Neri, when not tending to the bookstore
she co-owns, writes the Tracy Eaton Mystery Series...
Clea Simon's series involves a music
writer/sleuth who loves her cat, Musetta...
Fran Stewart writes the Biscuit McKee and
Marmalade Mystery Series...
Feb. 21, 2008
I just added a new miniseries to the
TV and Movies
page... I finished re-watching the 1970 version of
The Six Wives of Henry VIII and loved it.
Feb. 17, 2008
I have added two authors from yester-year:
G. K. Chesterton, who wrote the Father
Brown series of stories and Michael Innes,
who wrote the Inspector Sir John Appleby Mystery Series...
Feb. 14, 2008
I'm at it again! Here are the authors who I just added
to the site today... Beth Groundwater
writes a mystery series that takes place in beautiful Colorado Springs,
where the sleuth owns a gift basket shop. Terri
Thayer writes two mystery series, one of which features a computer
techie who inherits a quilt shop and a future series which features a rubber
stamping sleuth. Mary Saums writes two mystery
series, one features two 60 something widows and the other revolves around a
private investigator/backup singer in Nashville.
Arlene Sachitano has just started the
quilting mystery series called Loose Threads.
I want to take this time to thank site readers for their
Feb. 12, 2008
Here are some new authors who I have just added to the
site: Sarah Atwell writes the Glassblowing
Mystery Series with Em Dowell as her sleuth,
Hannah Dennison is starting the new Vicky
Hill Mystery Series which revolves around a journalist in a small town in
England, and Melinda Wells is just starting
the Della Cooks Mystery Series... about a cooking sleuth. I have also just
added two established authors: Sarah
Andrews is a professional geologist who writes the Em Hansen and the
Valena Walker Mystery Series, of which both have geologist sleuths and
Meg Cabot writes the Heather Wells Mystery
Series which features a former teenage idol who has changed professions and
is now a private investigator.
Feb. 8, 2008
I have added four new authors to the site:
Vicki Lane, and
Bookstore Mysteries are the latest additions to my
Mysteries by Theme page...
Feb. 7, 2008
I have added a list of Cozy Mystery Authors who
Libraries in their novels... librarians, library settings, or even
library cats! These, of course, can be found on the
Mysteries by Theme page of the site... My next themed cozy will probably
be a list of cozy mysteries that feature book sellers, book traders, or
Feb. 6, 2007
I finally finished upgrading all of my book graphics
on the main pages of the site. That was quite a job! I didn't like the way
my husband had me doing it when I first started the site, so I was very
pleased that he was able to show me an easier way of doing the same thing.
Sometimes, he just takes it for granted that all of us can do things on the
computer that match his abilities.
Also, I just added Joan Hickson's
Miss Marple shows to the
TV and Movies
page. Unfortunately, there were only twelve episodes... but one of them was
Feb. 3, 2008
I just finished my
Valentine's Day Mystery
Book List page... and not a minute too soon! I can't believe that we are
already in the month of February!!! What happened to my resolutions for the
Jan. 28, 2008
I am working on updating my book graphics on each of
the pages. It looks like it will take me a while to do, but I hope that it
will add some color to each of the pages. As the tortoise would say:
"slowly, but surely..."
Jan 24, 2008
I am in the process of adding some new (cozy) mystery
authors. Today's authors are: D. B. Borton,
Denise Dietz, and Veronica Stallwood.
Jan. 23, 2008
I have just added a new page to the site that might
just make it easier for some of you who keep lists of your favorite cozy
mystery authors. I now have the "New
Releases" page which has the books (of authors featured on this site)
that will be coming out in the very near future. I hope that this feature
helps. And, if you see any mistakes or books that I have overlooked...
Please drop me a line!
Jan. 22, 2008
I have a new list of books...Here are the new Cozy
(and Not So Cozy) Mysteries that will be coming out during February 2008, or
perhaps better described as the
February 2008 Mystery Releases...
Jan. 21, 2008
I have finished going through the site and making
lists of the authors who write books set in Great Britain. Today's final
list is the
T & W British Mysteries.
Jan. 20, 2008
Authors whose last names begin with P, R, & S have
been my latest project. They are all authors who write mysteries (some of
them cozies!) which are set in Great Britain.
P, R, & S British Mysteries.
Jan. 19, 2008
These are the
J, K, L, M, and N British Mysteries. I am only including the authors who
have a page on the site. I realize that there are many other authors who
write British mysteries.
Jan. 18, 2008
Here are some more mysteries that are set in Great
E, F, G, & H British Mysteries. I realize that not all of the authors
are actually British...
Jan. 17, 2008
Here are the
C & D British Mystery Authors.
Jan. 16, 2008
I am just beginning to post the mysteries from Great
Britain that I have featured on this site. So far I have the
A & B British Mystery Authors listed... (And, of course, you can see
other theme-based lists on the
Mysteries by Theme page.)
Jan. 10, 2008
I just added the miniseries
To Serve Them All My Days to my
TV and Movies page. If you haven't checked that page out, please do! I
have added quite a few items since I first started posting.
Jan. 6, 2008
I just added two more new cozy authors to the site...
Kathryn Lilley (writes the Fat City
Mystery Series) and Joanna Campbell Slan
(will be writing a new scrapbooking mystery series)...
Jan. 3, 2008
I have been working on adding authors who readers of
the site have recommended to me. I am hoping that I can add all of the
authors shortly. So far, today I am adding:
Melissa Glazer (who writes a the Clay & Crime Series),
Kathryn R. Wall (who writes the Bay
Tanner Mystery Series which is set in the beautiful Hilton Head Island
area), and Cricket McRae (who writes the
Homecrafting Mystery Series.)
Happy New Year to all of you! I truly hope that ALL of
us have great new years!
I just added a new page for Isaac Asimov's
mystery books on the site.
Dec. 27, 2007
Every month, I update my personal list of authors so
that I can have the most current books that my favorite authors have
out...Here are the authors (with their respective books) that correspond to
authors on this site.The following books are the January 2008 Cozy (and
not so Cozy!) Mystery Book Releases:
Dec. 14, 2007
I just thought about a television who that I really
enjoyed back when it was on (during the early 1980s) and then again, a few
Cagney & Lacey.
Dec. 13, 2007
For all of you Quilters, Dancers, Cruisers, and Trash
n' Treasure Lovers: I have just added four new authors who you might find
very interesting! Barbara Allan,
Sally Goldenbaum, and
Natalie M. Roberts.
Dec. 3, 2007
D. B. Barton, the
author of the Singing Sleuth mysteries just contacted me to let me know
about her cozy series. The books look like they are "must haves" if you are
lucky enough to be planning a cruise!
Nov. 24, 2007
Daniels Squire wrote the Peaches Dann Mystery Series. She is the last
author I (just) added to the site.
Nov. 21, 2007
C. C. Benison is the
latest author I have made a page for... Benison writes the "Her Majesty
Investigates" that features the Queen and one of her housemaids at
Buckingham Palace as the sleuths.
Nov. 20, 2007
I just added a few new authors to the site:
Ellen Edwards Kennedy, and
Nov. 16, 2007
I just posted some more
Christmas Mysteries... I'll try to blog later with some of the titles...
Right now, my dog is absolutely insisting that I feed her!
Nov. 14, 2007
Out this month!!!
Nancy J. Cohen.....
Killer Knots (Bad Hair Day Series...)
The Edge (Superintendent Mike Yeadings Series...)
All Shots (Dog Lovers Series...)
Rumpole Misbehaves (Rumpole of the Bailey Series...)
Double Cross (Alex Cross Series.....)
Not in the Flesh (Inspector Wexford Series...)
J. D. Robb.....
Creation in Death (Eve Dallas Series...)
A Prayer for the Damned (Sister Fidelma Series...)
Nov. 13, 2007
I must have been asleep! I missed adding a few new
books to my authors' individual pages:
The Case of the Tough Talking Turkey (from the Casebooks of Dr. McKenzie
Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos:
The Navigator (from the NUMA Files Series...)
The Sleeping Doll (from his Lincoln Rhyme Series...)
Hitman (Not from his Cora Felton/Crossword Puzzle Series, but his
Stanley Hastings Series...)
The Best American Mystery Stories (Editor)
Crime Scene (A Psychic Eye Mystery Series...)
Shirley Rousseau Murphy.....
Cat Deck the Halls (A Christmas/Joe Grey Cat Mystery...)
A Christmas Beginning
S. J. Rozan.....
Bronx Noir (An Anthology)
Nov. 12, 2007
Yahoo!!! I just finished the last of the
crafting/hobbies cozy mystery series. That should do it... until I
compile more authors and books!
Nov. 11, 2007
Scrap Booking and Card Making Cozy Mysteries are yet two more popular
crafting themes in cozy mysteries.
Are you interested in cozy mysteries with a
quilting theme? If so, I just added a list of authors you might be
interested in.... Of course, there are other cozy mystery theme on this
page...Cozies by Themes
Nov. 4, 2007
I am almost done with the culinary theme blogs.
Culinary Mysteries #4 is up. I am trying to include not only the authors
on my site, but a few others that I am tracking down.
Nov. 1, 2007
In case you haven't noticed, I just made a new page:
Cozies by Themes. I just
added Miranda Bliss and
Cathie John, both of whom write culinary
mysteries.... which is why I rushed to add them. I will be listing both of
them in my fourth part of the culinary authors.
Oct. 24, 2007
Check out my new "Cozy
Mysteries by Themes" page (aka Cozies by Themes.) I hope to get a few
more items on the page before too long!
Oct. 18, 2007
John J. Lamb and
Betty Rowlands are the two most recent
authors who I have added to my site. For all of you teddy bear collectors...
Lamb writes the Bear Collector cozy mystery series. For all of you Cotswold
cozy mystery fans, Rowlands writes the Melissa Craig cozy mystery series.
Between the two of these authors, there is probably something for all cozy
Oct. 17, 2007
I just added a new British series to my
Movie Page.... The Last Detective. I have loved everyone of the episodes
I have seen. I consider them right up there with Foyle's War, Inspector
Morse, and Inspector Frost.
Oct. 10, 2007
I see that both Donald Bain
and Jessica Fletcher have a new book out
Also, I already had the following books listed, but they
have finally come out:
Who’s Kitten Who?
M. C. Beaton...
Kissing Christmas Goodbye
Rita Mae Brown...
The Tell-tale Horse
Oct. 3, 2007
I have added R. T. Raichev and Christine Matthews to
the lists of alphabetical authors. R. T.
Raichev writes a series that features a recently divorced British
grandmother and a widower who take up sleuthing.
Christine Matthews collaborates with
the very well-known Robert J. Randisi on her (their) series featuring
bookstore owner Gil Hunt and his local celebrity wife Claire Hunt.
Oct. 1, 2007
I just posted the nominees and winners of the
Bouchercon Anthony Awards. The winner in the
Best Novel category is
Laura Lippman for her novel No Good Deeds.
Louise Penny won the Best
First Novel Anthony Award for her novel Still Life. The
Original Novel category was won by Dana
Cameron for Ashes and Bones. My Father's Secret by Simon Wood was
the winner in the Short Story
category and Jim Huang & Austin Lugar edited Mystery Muses in the
Best Critical and
Non Fiction category.
Sept. 29, 2007
Can you believe it is almost October?!? I am ready for
the fall months!
I just added two new authors to my lists. I found them while researching for
Blog about Antiquing Sleuths..... Emyl
J. B. Stanley. They both look like great
additions to the cozy list of authors.
Sept. 24, 2007
I've learned from some of the site's readers that I
should add Suzanne Arruda and
Jess Lourey to my list of cozy mystery
authors. Lourey writes the Murder by Month series, and Arruda writes the
Jade del Cameron series which is set in Africa.
Sept. 20, 2007
I just finished going through each individual author
to check and make sure I had all of their current books on their page. I had
only missed a few, which was nice.
Also, I just posted the very last of the Edgar Awards winners and nominees
TV Feature or Miniseries category. It was (again) fun to reminisce as I
found them. You might enjoy it, too!
Sept. 8, 2007
Yesterday I posted some new
Christmas Mysteries and one Halloween Mystery that either just came out
or are coming out shortly. And, if you have an author you follow on pages
B, or C....
I just (re)checked each of the authors on those pages and added a book here
or there.... If you follow Laura Childs,
Nancy J. Cohen, or
Kate Collins, you will be pleased to see
some new books coming out.
Sept. 3, 2007
I (finally!) just added Bramwell to my
TV and Movies
... a British series that aired several years ago on Masterpiece Theatre.
Sept. 2, 2007
A few days ago, I blogged about some new authors who I
had added to my site. Here are some new authors for whom I just made pages:
S. J. Rozan,
Beverle Graves Myers,
N. J. Lindquist,
Harley Jane Kozak,
Judy Clemens, and
Deb Baker. I decided to list them in "opposite to alphabetical"
August 28, 2007
I just heard from two authors who happen to be
sisters, who are writing a series called the Silver Sisters Mystery
series... featuring... sisters! Morgan St.
James and Phyllice Bradner are my
two newest entries to the sites' ever-growing list of authors...
August 27, 2007
I just updated my holiday mystery pages, and will
continue to try to find more books that might be of interest to us. I found
several books that I added to my
Thanksgiving Mystery page, one to the
Easter Mystery page, and a few
Christmas Mystery page.
August 25, 2007
I just posted two new books for you
M. C. Beaton fans. You might have to wait
for them... but you can always add them to your TBR wish list!
August 22, 2007
I just added a new author to my lists...
Carole Berry. I haven't yet read anything by
her, but she was recommended by a site viewer, and her Amazon reviews make
her look like someone we, the cozy mystery readers, might enjoy...
August 21, 2007
Take a look at
Alexander McCall Smith's page... he has new books in the horizon...
Also, I just added Shirley Damsgaard's
page... I have gotten several suggestions to include her books, so I have!
August 12, 2007
Donna Andrews has a
new Meg Langslow book out. J. A. Jance has a
new J. P. Beaumont novel, and Ralph McInerny
has a new Father Dowling book. Also, they just re-released one of
Lawrence Block's Evan Tanner Mystery
series books... Two for Tanner is out as The Scoreless Thai.
July 25, 2007
I just added Dana
Stabenow to the list of authors. She writes two series that are set in
Alaska. The first book in the Kate Shugak series won an
Donna Ball is the latest addition to the site. She writes a series about
an ex-tracker and her beloved Golden Retriever.
July 22, 2007
Finally! I have added
Mapp and Lucia to the
TV and Movies
July 21, 2007
I have just added
Emilie Richards to my list of authors. Richards was recommended to me by
a site's viewer. When I went to Richards' site, I was pleasantly surprised
to see that she not only writes a mystery series (Ministry is Murder) that
looks very cozy, but she also writes a series of non-mystery fiction books
for quilters. What really surprised me was that not only does she have the
four quilting books in the series, but she also has published quilting books
(for Leisure Arts, no less!) that actually accompany each book in the
quilting series. Now, I know that this is a cozy mystery site... but I find
this such a wonderful idea that I just had to write about it!
July 19, 2007
I found out rather recently that
James Patterson is now writing a series
for "Young Adults." I truly think it's great when "established authors"
write books for younger readers. I think of years ago, when my children were
younger... I think that they had to go from children's books right into
adult books, since there really didn't seem to be a lot of "in between"
books available to them.
Also, a visitor to the site suggested that I add
Karen MacInerney, which I just did!
July 17, 2007
I just added a
Agatha Christie's Marple to the
TV and Movie
page. Also, I just posted the Edgar awards for the
best episodes of
television series. Some of the winners might surprise you!
July 14, 2007
I just found two new authors who you might enjoy
checking out: Lorna Barrett and
L. L. Bartlett (same person, different pen
names) and Suzanne Adair. As usual, I have
a little "blip" on each of them on their corresponding "A"
and "B" pages...
July 11, 2007
So, who is Jesse Stone? If you are asking this
question, then you will want to
read the blog I posted yesterday! Author
Robert B. Parker doesn't just write the popular Spenser (for Hire)
Also, I just added a new author to my list...
Chris Forman just wrote me a comment on one of my blog entries. It was
so nice to hear from you again, Chris. (His site's information can be found
on my "Cozy Mystery Links" page.)
July 9, 2007
It's always nice when I get a comment from a website
viewer that leads me to "discover" a new author... new, to me, that is. I
just got a recommendation to take a look at
Barbara Parker. I don't really know how I missed her, but after finding
her website and reading through it, I have decided to add her to both my
website and my list of authors to check out. Thanks, again, for telling us
all about her!
July 8, 2007
I have just completed the
Edgar list for the Juvenile books,
and I just kept being surprised by all of the authors from my website's
pages who wrote juvenile mysteries at one time or another....
Katherine Hall Page,
Phyllis A. Whitney,
Charlotte MacLeod, and
July 7, 2007
The Pallisers is the latest entry on my
TV and Movies page. I thoroughly enjoyed this BBC series, and wasn't a
bit surprised to see that it actually aired on Masterpiece Theatre... years
I also just added another author to the alphabetical list... Leslie Thomas.
I have yet to read any of the four Dangerous
Davies novels, but, I can say that I am totally enjoying the British
television series. (I will write a blog on it soon...)
Also, I just added Robert B. Parker....
the author of the Spenser: for Hire and the Jesse Stone mystery series.
There are four
Jesse Stone made-for-television movies, and I have written a blog about
July 6, 2007
I just found out that
Alexander McCall Smith will be
putting out a new book in the 44 Scotland Street series:
The World According to Bertie. I can't wait to see
just what Bertie thinks of the world!!! I love that little fellow!
July 4, 2007
For those of you who are
Carolyn Haines fans, she has a new Sarah Booth Delaney book out. Also,
Anne Purser has a new day-of-the-week book
that I just posted.
June 30, 2007
I just finished the last of the
Edgar Award Short Stories
category. I was interested to see the diversity amongst the authors who
either won or were nominated for their short shories. Among them were the
likes of P. D. James,
Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver,
Reginald Hill, and Simon Brett. You have
to admit that the above authors are quite different in their plots and
June 26, 2007
I just added four new names to my authors' lists... yet only two new
authors.... Jane K. Cleland
and Clare Curzon, aka
Marie Buchanan and
June 24, 2007
I am almost finished with all of the Edgar awards... have yet to post
all of them. I am really enjoying seeing the names crop up... it's like a
Who's Who of mystery authors! I just added the complete lists of the
Best First Novel and
Best Paperback Original.
You might be surprised to find some of your very favorite authors amongst
all of the winning and nominated authors.
(So, if you're keeping a tally....... I have all of the Agathas,
Anthonys, Derringers, and almost all of the Edgars. You will probably be
very pleased to see a whole lot of possible books from which you can pick
your next novel!)
June 19, 2007
I just finished the list of the
Best Novels for the Edgar Awards
for as long as they have been giving them out. (Or at least as long as I
know of....) That's a whole lot of authors! If you take a few minutes to
peruse the list, you will probably find at least one of your favorite
mystery authors. It sure was nice for me to find several of my favorites as
either nominated or winners.
June 16, 2007
Have you seen The Maigret Collection? I just wrote a
little blip about it in my
TV and Movies
page. The collection is based on Georges
Simenon's Chief Inspector Jules Maigret novels. I also just added the
2000 Winners and Nominations for the
June 14, 2007
I just added one of my favorite British comedies to my
TV and Movies page...
Waiting for God.
June 12, 2007
I just added
I, Claudius to
TV and Movie page.
June 11, 2007
I keep forgetting to add What's New on the site!
Today I added Mary Jane
Maffini. I have not read any of her books yet.... just discovered her.
She looks really interesting..... and is a member of a six-author group who
call themselves the Ladies' Killing Circle. They have put out several
anthologies, and of course, they all have their own series. I am going to
try to (eventually) add all six of them to the site.... They all look very
June 7, 2007
I completed the 2001
Edgar Allan Poe Awards. I'm not sure how many more of the years I am
going to include all of the nominations, along with the winners. Probably
only until (as in "including") 2000.
June 3, 2007
I just added the wonderful
of Cards Trilogy, which consists of three series: (#1)
The House of Cards, (#2)
To Play the King, and (#3)
The Final Cut to my list of
TV and Movies that might interest you.
June 2, 2007
I just finished adding two authors to my alphabetical lists of cozy mystery
authors... Although only two people, there are three names:
Margaret Grace, and
Mary Kruger. Kruger is the author of a very
cozy knitting mystery series. Minichino and Grace (yes, one person, two
names) write (or is that "writeS"?!!) a periodic table mystery series, and
in 2008, the first of the Dollhouse Mystery series is set to come out.
June 1, 2007
I had forgotten that I was going to update what I have been doing on the
site! Let's see if I can remember....
I have been slowly adding the Edgar Award winners and nominees. I have
worked my way back to 2002. The categories are:
Best Fist Novel,
Best Paperback Novel,
Best Short Story,
Best Fact Crime,
Best Young Adult,
Best Episode of a TV
Best TV Feature or
Best Motion Picture,
Best Play, the
Ellery Queen Award,
the Robert L. Fish
Memorial Award, The
the Mary Higgins Clark
Award, some very
Special Edgar Awards,
and a list of some very prestigious people who served as
Grand Masters of the yearly
May 18, 2007
I just posted the winners of the
Derringer Awards. Congratulations to
all of the nominees and winners!
May 7, 2007:
Yay! They are finally here! The
2007 Agatha Awards have been chosen.
Don't forget, even though they were given at the 2007 Malice Domestic
convention this past weekend, they are for works that were published in
2006. Also, don't forget to look at ALL of the past winning and nominated
May 5, 2007:
I finally got the last of the Agatha Award Best Novels list finished. I am
so excited to see "new" authors I can start reading!
L. C. Hayden,
Teri Holbrook, Kate Ross,
Walter Satterthwait, and
Pari Noskin Taichert can now be
found on pages of their own...
May 3, 2007:
I just added four new authors, who I haven't read yet, and cannot believe I
have missed! All four of them have several books (& short stories) between
them that are on the Agatha Award lists. I am definitely going to read these
authors.... You may wonder... Why doesn't she just tell us who they are?!
Sharan Newman, and
Julia Spencer-Fleming! Most of you
probably already read them. Again, I don't know how I missed them!
April 27, 2007:
I just posted the the
Derringer Awards, and they are as follows:
Story (up to 500 words)
Short-short Story (501-2000 words)
Story (2001-6000 words)
Longer Short Story (6001-15,000 words)
April 26, 2007:
I want to point out that Ann Rule has two
new books that I added to her page: No Regrets and Other True Cases (
True Crime Files # 11) and Too Late to Say Goodbye.
And, since I am adding new content, I wanted to tell you that I just
posted a page for Robin Hathaway and
April 25, 2007:
I actually added the Anthony Awards at
least a week ago, but forgot that I had this new "What's New" page to let
you know what I have recently posted. The different pages for the
Anthony Awards are as follows:
Best First Novel
Best Short Story
Best Fan Publication
April 15, 2007:
I am currently working on listing "the big mystery book awards," and have
just finished the section on the Agatha Awards.
The different pages (categories) are as follows:
Best First Novel
Best Short Story
Malice Domestic Award for
Lifetime Achievement & Malice Domestic Poirot Award