Here are some Fun Virginia Facts:
The largest city is Virginia Beach, and the capital is Richmond.
State motto is “Thus always to tyrants.”
State bird is the Cardinal.
State flower is the American Dogwood.
Virginia got its name in honor of Queen Elizabeth I.
Authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site and who feature Virginia locations in their books:
Beverly Allen (aka Barbara Early): Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery Series
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mystery Series
David Baldacci: Maxwell & King Mystery Series
Josie Belle (aka Jenn McKinlay & Lucy Lawrence): Good Buy Girls Mystery Series
Miranda Bliss: Cooking Class Mystery Series
Rita Mae Brown: Mrs. Murphy Mystery Series AND Foxhunting Mystery Series
Mollie Cox Bryan: Cumberland Creek Mystery Series
Taffy Cannon (aka Emily Toll): Roxanne Prescott Mystery Series
Alyse Carlson: Garden Society Mystery Series
Patricia Cornwell: Kay Scarpetta Mystery Series AND Judy Hammer Mystery Series
Ellen Crosby: Wine Country Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Paws and Claws Mystery Series
Laura DiSilverio (aka Ella Barrick & Lila Dare): Mall Cop Mystery Series
Honora Finkelstein & Susan Smily: Ariel Quigley Mystery Series
Victoria Gilbert: Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series – Amy Webber is a former university librarian who now manages a public library in Virginia.
John J. Lamb: Bear Collector’s Mystery Series
Graham Landrum: Club Mystery Series
Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Pumpkin Patch Mystery Series
Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Purple Door Detective Agency Mystery Series
Gayle Leeson (aka Amanda Lee & Gayle Trent): Ghostly Fashionista Mystery Series – features the owner of a design shop and the ghost who has lived in the shop since the 1930s.
Ann McMillan: Civil War Mystery Series
Ann Ripley: Gardening Mystery Series
Susan Smily & Honora Finkelstein: Ariel Quigley Mystery Series
J.B. Stanley (aka Jennifer Stanley & Ellery Adams): Supper Club Mystery Series
Jennifer Stanley (aka J. B. Stanley & Ellery Adams): Hope Street Church Mystery Series
Gayle Trent (aka Amanda Lee): Daphne Martin (Cake Decorating) Mystery Series
LynDee Walker: Headlines in Heels 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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