I have been meaning to add these four Cozy Mystery authors for a while, and finally, I have got their pages up!
Karen Anne Golden grew up in a small town in Indiana, and spends much of her free time hard at work restoring her dream-house – a Victorian era house built at the end of the 19th century. She also adopts stray cats – all experiences that are reflected in her Cozy Mystery works. Her Cozy series is The Cats That… Mystery Series, starring Katherine “Katz” Kendall, a former computer professional who suddenly inherits a pink Victorian mansion (and fortune) in Erie, Indiana.
Liesa Malik A current resident of Colorado, Liesa Malik has lived in a number of other interesting places as diverse as Texas, England, Florida, and Michigan. She has worked for a variety of newspapers throughout her career, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Florida as well as an Art degree. Her Cozy Mystery series (titled the Daisy Arthur Mystery Series) stars a retired special education teacher now beginning a second career as a romance novel author.
Marta Perry Perry grew up in Pennsylvania, where she was first exposed to the culture that she would later come to write about, the Amish communities of Pennsylvania. She has an interesting spin on her series, in that many of them are set more around communities, with each individual book having a different character who serves as a protagonist. Her Dark series revolves around the town of Deer Run, while her Watcher in the Dark Series is set in Laurel Run. Her Three Sisters Inn series takes a slightly different approach, revolving instead around three sisters, with each book written about each. (Perry also writes Amish series that are not mysteries.)
Mary Stewart was a British novelist and one of the most popular authors of the “romantic mystery” genre of her time. She graduated with honors from Durham University with a degree in English, but her education was derailed by World War II before she would eventually go on to earn her master’s degree. Most of her novels in the mystery genre are stand-alone novels. Some of the most successful works were The Moon-Spinners, which was adapted into a Disney movie, and Madam, Will You Talk?, her first work.