Here are some fun Pennsylvania facts:
The capital is Harrisburg.
The largest city is Philadelphia, which was once the capital of the USA.
State motto is “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence”
State nickname is Keystone State.
State flower is the Mountain Laurel.
State bird is the Ruffed Grouse.
State animal is the White-tailed Deer.
Pennsylvania has the USA CHOCOLATE capital: Hershey.
Mystery authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site who feature Pennsylvania locations/settings in their books:
Cordelia Frances Biddle (aka 1/2 of Nero Blanc): Martha Beale Mystery Series
Stephanie Blackmoore: Wedding Planner Mystery Series
Bethany Blake: Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series
Janet Bolin: Threadville Mystery Series
Jennifer Chiaverini: The Elm Creek Quilts Series (not mysteries)
Edie Claire: Leigh Koslow Mystery Series
Judy Clemens: Stella Crown Mystery Series
Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): Museum Mystery Series
Shelley Costa: Miracolo Mystery Series
Shelly Fredman: Brandy Alexander Mystery Series
Jane Haddam: Gregor Demarkian Mystery Series
Robin Hathaway: Dr. Andrew Fenimore Mystery Series
Valerie S. Malmont: Tori Miracle Mystery Series
Nancy Martin: Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series AND Roxy Abruzzo Mystery Series
Emma Miller: Amish Mystery Series
Donna Huston Murray: Ginger Barnes Main Line Mystery Series
Tamar Myers: Pennsylvania Dutch Inn Mystery Series
Marta Perry: Multiple Mystery Series set in Pennsylvania
Cate Price: Deadly Notions Mystery Series
Gillian Roberts: Amanda Pepper Mystery Series
Lisa Scottoline: Rosato & Associates Mystery Series
Karen Rose Smith: Caprice De Luca Mystery Series
Karen Rose Smith: Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery Series
Sarah Strohmeyer: Hairdresser (Bubbles) Mystery Series
Joyce Tremel: Brewing Trouble Mystery Series
Diane Vallere: Style & Error 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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