Here are some Fun Washington, DC Facts:
The District of Columbia (Washington, DC) got its name from both George Washington and Christopher Columbus.
Official Flower: American Beauty Rose
Official Bird: Wood Thrush
Official Tree: Scarlet Oak (not Cherry Blossom!)
Official Motto: Justice for All (Justia Omnibus)
Authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site and who feature Washington, DC locations in their books:
Donna Andrews: Turing Hopper Mystery Series
David Baldacci: Maxwell & King Series AND Camel Club Series
Ellen Byerrum: Crime of Fashion Mystery Series
Krista Davis: Pen & Ink Mystery Series
Gale Deitch: Trudie Fine Mystery Series
R.B. Dominic (aka Emma Lathen): Ben Safford Mystery Series
Laura Durham: Annabelle Archer Mystery Series
Julie Hyzy: White House Chef Mystery Series
Julie Moffett: Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series
James Patterson: Alex Cross Mystery Series
Richard North Patterson: Christopher Paget Series AND Kerry Kilcannon Series
Phyllis Richman: Chas Wheatley Mystery Series
Elliott Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt Mystery Series AND Blackjack Endicott Series
Maggie Sefton: Molly Malone Mystery Series
Maggie Sefton: the Widow and the Rogue Mystery Series
Dorothy St. James: White House Gardener Mystery Series
Margaret Truman: Smith & Reed Mystery Series AND Capital Crimes Mystery Series
Denise Tucker: Madame President 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
I really enjoyed Julie Hyzy’s book–I was glad to see it on this list!!!
Heather Horrocks says
Hi. I love the website, which I was just introduced to, but I’m wondering why you don’t have some of my favorite authors/states … Alabama (Anne George: Southern Sisters mysteries), California (Laura Levine: Jaine Austen mysteries and Ayelet Waldman: Mommy Track mysteries), and Pennsylvania (Nancy Martin: Blackbird Sisters mysteries, not the Roxie mystery).
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Welcome to the site! And, thank you for the kind words.
As you have seen, I only have a few of the states done. I just haven’t gotten the other states finished. I’ll work on them soon, though. North Carolina, Arkansas, and Vermont are on my desktop… just waiting to be written up…
I just added your California, Pennsylvania, and Alabama to my desktop.
While you’re adding NC, I hope you include Ellery Adams’s new by the bay series starting with Killer Plot.
Anyone know of any books set in DE?
Danna - cozy mystery list says
I’m way ahead of you! Ellery Adams is already on the Mystery Books that Take Place in North Carolina list.
As for Delaware… Hopefully someone can come up with a few Delaware locations in mystery books….
Linda Sutherland says
Laura Lippman, Life Sentences
Kinnard Royale says
The Victoria Justice Series by Andrea Johnson is set in Delaware.
Katy McCoy says
Thank you – I was having a really hard time finding mysteries in Delaware that I haven’t already read!