Hmmm…. The title of this blog asks what the four following authors have in common >>> Well, the easiest answer for me to post is that all four of them have been recommended by several Cozy Mystery Site Readers for me to add to the site. Other than that… let’s see… They are all authors! But, they are not all mystery authors.
Bill Crider 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. He co-authored the Stanley Waters Mystery Series with Willard Scott, the weatherman from the Today Show. And, Crider even authored a Wishbone book… a favorite for children.
Gail Fraser has her MBA and worked in corporate America before writing her Lumby Series. If you like Jan Karon’s Mitford Series, you might enjoy Fraser’s Lumby Series… which is not a mystery series.
Josi S. Kilpack just started her Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series, which includes recipes. (She writes inspirational books.)
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 Suzanne Robinson.) Because of her studies and field work, her historical novels (both her mysteries and her romances) are said to be very accurate portrayals of their given eras.