Here are four mystery author additions to the Cozy Mystery site. It has taken me a while to finally get myself in gear, and hopefully I can get some more authors posted soon. (These are authors who you all have recommended for me to include on the site.)
Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart) writes the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series. Brandon has a degree in Journalism and is also the author (as Stuckart) of the Leonardo da Vinci (Historical) Mystery Series. The Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series takes place in Brooklyn, and features not only the Texan transplant sleuth, but also her cat, Hamlet.
Waverly Curtis (aka Waverly Fitzgerald and Curtis Colbert) writes the Barking Detective Mystery Series, which takes place in Seattle. Geri Sullivan is an investigator who owns Pepe, “Chihuahua extraordinaire”. (Waverly Fitzgerald is the author of four Victorian historical romances and a teacher of adult writing classes. Colbert is the author of the Jake Rossiter & Miss Jenkins Mystery Series.)
Molly MacRae pens the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series. The series is set in Tennessee, and features the new owner of a wool shop. Kath Rutledge has inherited her grandmother’s shop along with an unhappy ghost.
Andrea Penrose received both her masters and bachelors degrees in the arts from Yale. She writes the Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Series which is set in London during the early 1800s.
I just got an email about this release. I thought some other readers who like Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone would be interested.
Coming on January 8, 2013!
KINSEY AND ME: STORIES
In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Sue’s past.
Kinsey and Me has two parts: The nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), each a gem of detection; and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton’s mother died. Together, they show just how much of Kinsey is a distillation of her creator’s past even as they reveal a child who, free of parental interventions, read everything and roamed everywhere. But the dark side of such freedom was that very parental distance.
The same unique voice and witty insights readers fell in love with in A Is for Alibi permeate the Kinsey stories. Those in the And Me section trace a remarkable voyage, from anger to understanding, from pain to forgiveness. They take us into a troubled family, dysfunctional as most families are, each in their own way, but Grafton’s telling is sensitive, delicate, and ultimately, loving. Enriching the way we see Kinsey and know Sue, these stories are deeply affecting.
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Thank you, Sheila, I just added Sue Grafton’s Kinsey and Me: Stories to my January 2013 Mystery Book Release list.
linda c says
Sheila, Thanks for this information on Sue Grafton. I have loved this series from the start. I love reading accounts of how and why certain writers develop such interesting characters. I certainly hope there will be more books of this series in the future. Kinsey is one of those characters that I sometimes have a hard time getting through my thick head that Kinsey is just a made up character in a made up story. Love the story. This is another author that can’t write fast enough. She is an artist!!
Glad there is another Kinsey fan out there. I’m going to start re-reading the books soon. Sue Grafton’s next book “W” should be out in the fall of 2013.
Maria (BearMountainBooks) says
Very interesting. I’ve actually always wished the author gave more of Kinsey’s past instead of hinting at it. I read many of the books thinking ‘check out her background!’ and it hasn’t happened!
This sounds like a very good read–inside the mind of the creator!
linda c says
Danna, I just read a book by Lucy Arlington titled ” Buried in a Book” this past Friday that I thought was really good. I would say this was a true Cozy.
If how the author is describing how a writers’ agency conducts it’s business of handling new, older established authors, or want-to-be writers is true to life, then this might be a book for those of us who want to know the how and why some people get published and why others don’t.
This story takes place as our main sleuth has just been let go from a newspaper office because of downsizing. She immediately finds a job at this agency. There, of course, is a murder that she decides that she has to solve.
This is a very good book. I certainly hope there will be more in this series. The storyline was very good. I liked our sleuth. I also liked her supporting cast of characters. For a debut, this one is a “bute.”