Well, I am off of the “catch-up-with-all-my-favorite-Cozy-mystery-authors” bandwagon, and it’s only April! Some of you may remember that I set a goal at the beginning of the year to read through all of my favorite authors so that I could enjoy their new mystery books as they published them. That goal has flown with the wind!
Instead of enjoying my favorite Cozy mystery authors, I am finding myself enjoying NEW Cozy mystery authors. The latest addition to my new list is J. B. Stanley (aka Jennifer Stanley).
I just started her (new to me) Supper Club Mystery Series, and I am finding myself really looking forward to those quiet times during the day when I can get some reading done. I have tried a few other new (to me) authors recently, and found myself struggling to get to page 100 of their books, which is the (absolute!) most I “make” myself read a book that I am not enjoying. Now that it is taking me longer and longer to read books these days, I simply do not want to waste my time reading books I don’t enjoy…
Anyway, Carbs & Cadavers is the first in J. B. Stanley‘s Supper Club mystery series, and I am absolutely loving it. It has a lot of Cozy characteristics: small town where everyone seems to know each other, non-police main character, no gruesome details or explicit adult situations, author’s command of the language (making it unnecessary to need to use profanity to get across strong emotions), and main characters with whom I would enjoy spending time. It also has something which very much appeals to me: the main characters don’t all have long, unruly, beautiful, auburn tresses, and they aren’t (unbeknownst to them only!!!) beautiful people with perfect bodies.