Here are some Fun Maryland Facts:
Maryland got its name from Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I.
The largest city is Baltimore, and the state capital is Annapolis.
State motto is “Manly Deeds, Womanly Words.”
State bird is the Baltimore Oriole.
State flower is the Black-eyed Susan.
Authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site and who feature Maryland locations in their books:
Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series
Ron & Janet Benrey: Pippa Hunnechurch Mystery Series
Helen Chappell: Sam & Hollis Mystery Series
Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): Victorian Village Mystery Series
Janet Evanovich: Barney Barnaby Mystery Series
A.L. Herbert: Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery Series
Sasscer Hill: Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery Series
Mary Ellen Hughes: Craft Corner Mystery Series
Mary Ellen Hughes: Maggie Olenski Mystery Series
Mary Ellen Hughes: Keepsake Cove Mystery Series
Laura Lippman: Tess Monaghan Mystery Series
Marcia Talley: Hannah Ives Mystery Series
Maggie Toussaint: Cleopatra Jones Mystery Series
Please feel free to contact me if you see an author from the Cozy Mystery Site who belongs on this list, or if you have any comments.
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Maria BearMountainBooks says
Anyone read Janet Evanovich’s Barney series? I’ve read her One for the Money one and tried one of the other series, but the other series just didn’t do it for me. Haven’t tried the Barney one. Recommendations?
Tim Cockey Series: Hitchcock Sewell Mysteries
Need to add Tim Cockey!
Great cozy mystery writer Rita Mae Brown has a non-mystery series, apparently somewhat biographical in inspiration, about the Hunsenmier Sisters who live in a town straddling the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. Always interesting, and sometimes hilarious: The WWII enemy aircraft warning adventure with the ever-quarrelling sibs patriotically joining vigil atop the town water tower may be more “ROFTLMAO” -inducing than even some of the best of the late, glorious Joan Hess’s Magoddy antics, and that’s saying an enormous lot. Those willing to dip a toe outside the mystery genre to try it won’t be wasting their time.
Another OT, but super cozy: Look up, on YouTube or the Cheezburger ‘verse, Tracy Thorne’s “THE KITTEN SONG: I IS FIERCE”. Absolutely adorable; a sure pick-me-up!
Julie Moffett writes the Lexi Carmichael mystery series. The first one is called No one lives twice. Lexi is a computer geek/hacker who works for the NSA, at their headquarters in Maryland. She spends her free time avoiding her mother’s matchmaking attempts and eating cereal for dinner. This series is very funny with the scrapes she manages to get herself into, and, it’s very similar to the Stephanie Plum series. Complete with 2 men wanting her affections.