If you read a Cozy mystery this month and want to recommend it to the rest of us, be sure to post it here! I have two series to recommend this month. First is one of the greatest classic Cozy series of all time, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot Mystery Series. The other is one that I’d almost not call Cozy at all but rather police procedural, except is has many Cozy elements, a strong following among site readers, and is of such a high quality that I think it’s worth recommending again, Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Series.
If you’re interested in reading why I’m recommending these series, you can go to the Most Popular & Recommended Cozy Mystery Series page on my Cozy-Mystery site for my full write-ups on each of these great Cozy series.
So, what have you been reading that you can recommend in January? Please be sure to tell us why you liked these Cozies so much. I know we’re all always on the lookout for more particularly good Cozy Mystery authors! (If you have a lot of Cozies you think are great, please post the ones you like the most at the top of the list.)
As always, please do not tell us about the Cozy Mysteries you did not like.
What really good Cozy Mystery did you read during January 2017 that you want the rest of us to know about, and why did you enjoy it?
Here are the current recommended authors who some of you have read and recommended this past month:
Cathy Ace: WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery Series
Ellery Adams (aka J. B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley, & 1/2 of Lucy Arlington): Secret, Book & Scone Mystery Series
Conrad Allen (aka Edward Marston and Keith Miles): Dillman Mystery Series
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mystery Series
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Mystery Series
Donald Bain w/ “Jessica Fletcher”: Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series
Sandra Balzo: Maggy Thorsen Mystery Series
Emily Barnes: Katherine Sullivan Mystery Series (first entry The Fine Art of Murder)
Lorna Barrett (aka L. L. Bartlett & Lorraine Bartlett): Booktown Mystery Series
Alan Bradley: Flavia de Luce Mystery Series
Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series
Bailey Cates (aka Bailey Cattrell & Cricket McRae): Magical Bakery Mystery Series
Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot Mystery Series
Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): County Cork Mystery Series
Ellen Crosby: Wine Country Mystery Series
Kate Dyer-Seeley (aka Ellie Alexander): Pacific Northwest Mystery Series
Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum Mystery Series
Christy Fifield (aka Christy Evans): Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery Series
Victoria Gilbert: Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series (first entry A Murder for the Books)
Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series
Nancy Herriman: Mystery of Old San Francisco Mystery Series
Cheryl Hollon: Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery Series
Julianne Holmes: Clock Shop Mystery Series
Miranda James (aka Dean James, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Honor Hartman): Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series AND Southern Ladies Mystery Series
Sofie Kelly (aka Sofie Ryan & Darlene Ryan for Young Adult): Magical Cats Mystery Series
Libby Klein: Poppy McAllinster Mystery Series (first entry Class Reunions Are Murder)
Gayle Leeson (aka Gayle Trent & Amanda Lee): Down South Cafe Mystery Series
Catherine Lloyd: Kurland St. Mary Mystery Series
Sujata Massey: Perveen Mistry Mystery Series
Gail Oust: Spice Shop Mystery Series
Louise Penny: Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Series
Rose Pressey: Haunted Vintage Mystery Series
Sofie Ryan: Second Chance Cat Mystery Series
Paige Shelton: Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series AND Farmers’ Market Mystery Series AND Dangerous Type Mystery Series
Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series
Karen Rose Smith: Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery Series
Fran Stewart: Scotshop Mystery Series
Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mystery Series
Diane Vallere: Mad for Mod Mystery Series
Kate White: Bailey Weggins Mystery Series (first entry If Looks Could Kill)
I will list the authors and series that have been recommended, but I urge you to read the comments below so you can see the reasons other Cozy Mystery readers thought these were their best reads of the month.
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P.S. I usually don’t comment on your recommendations since they speak for themselves.