Here are some fun Maine facts:
The capital is Augusta.
The largest city is Portland.
State motto is “Dirigo” (“I direct”)
State nickname is “Pine Tree State”
State flower is the White Pine Cone and Tassel
State bird is the Black-capped Chickadee
Maine shares its borders with only one state, and has the USA’s most eastern city – Eastport.
Maine supplies almost all of USA’s blueberries (99%).
Mystery authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site who feature Maine locations/settings in their books:
Donald Bain & “Jessica Fletcher”: Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series
Jennie Bentley: Do It Yourself Mystery Series
J. S. Borthwick: Deane & McKenzie Mystery Series
Kerry J. Charles: Dulcie Chambers Mystery Series
Vivian Conroy: Country Gift Shop Mystery Series
Leighann Dobbs: Blackmoore Sisters Romantic Cozy Mystery Series AND Mooseamuck Island Cozy Mystery Series
Claire Donally: Sunny & Shadow Mystery Series
Kaitlyn Dunnet (Kathy Lynn Emerson): Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Jessica Estevao (aka Jessie Crockett): Change of Fortune Mystery Series
“Jessica Fletcher” & Donald Bain: Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series
Cynthia Gallant-Simpson: Coastal Maine Mystery Series
Sarah Graves: Home Repair is Homicide Mystery Series
Sarah Graves: Death by Chocolate Mystery Series
Linda Hall: Whisper Lake Mystery Series AND Fog Point Mystery Series AND Teri Blake-Addison Mystery Series AND Coast of Maine Mystery Series
B. B. Haywood: Candy Holliday Mystery Series
Lee Hollis: Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mystery Series
Margaret Lawrence: Hannah Trevor Mystery Series
Karen MacInerney: Gray Whale Inn Mystery Series
Leslie Meier: Lucy Stone (Holiday) Mystery Series
Meira Penterman: a Stand Alone
Virginia Rich: Eugenia Potter Mystery Series
Barbara Ross: Maine Clambake Mystery Series
Sofie Ryan (aka Sofie Kelly): Second Chance Cat Mystery Series
Lea Wait: Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series AND Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series
Please feel free to comment if you see an author from the Cozy Mystery Site who belongs on this list, or if you have any corrections.
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