I have added six new authors to the Cozy Mystery site. These authors have all been recommended by some of you who think they would make good additions to the site.
Meredith Cole: Lydia McKenzie Mystery Series
Cole’s first book in the Lydia McKenzie Mystery Series was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award. Lydia (main sleuth) is a New York photographer who replicates crime scenes so well in her photographs that it makes it look like she could somehow by involved in the crimes.
April Henry: Claire Montrose Mystery Series, Triple Threat Club Mystery Series, and Young Adult Stand Alone Mysteries
Henry’s first Claire Montrose mystery was nominated for the esteemed Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She currently is co-authoring the Triple Threat Club Mystery Series with Lis Wiehl.
Lee Hollis: Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series
Lee Hollis is a pseudonym for brother (Rick Cop) and sister (Holly Simason). Rick wrote for several smash hit sitcoms (among them, Golden Girls and Wings) and Holly writes a cooking column in a newspaper. Together they write the Hailey Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series, which features a sleuth who is a newspaper “manager” and cooking column writer.
Barbara Neely: Blanche White Mystery Series
Neely’s first Blanche White mystery won the honored Agatha Award and Anthony Award for Best First Novel. The sleuth, Blanche, is an African American woman who works as a housekeeper.
Nicola Upson: Josephine Tey Mystery Series
As many of you know, Josephine Tey was the Scottish author of the Scotland Yard Inspector Grant Mysteries. Upson writes this mystery series, focusing on Tey as the 1930s London sleuth. (Upson “read English” at the University of Cambridge.)
Lis Wiehl: Triple Threat Club Mystery Series and East Salem Trilogy
Wiehl, a Harvard-educated lawyer (with her M.A. in Literature) writes the Triple Threat Club Mystery Series (with April Henry) and she also co-authors the East Salem Trilogy with Pete Nelson. the Triple Threat Club series features three women (a reporter, a prosecutor, and an FBI Agent) who pool all of their resources to solve crimes.