Every once in a while I simply have to talk about the Cozy Mystery books I am reading/listening to AND find out what books you all are reading. Call me nosy…
I am listening to one of Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Maud Silvers Cozy Mystery Series and, let me tell you, there is no question that this is a Cozy Mystery! No graphic language, violence, or “adult” situations. The sleuth, Miss Silvers, is an older, retired school teacher/governess who has taken up private investigating in her later years. Her services are found by word of mouth. People who have used her to solve a mystery in their own lives tell people who sound like they need a competent investigator. In turn, those people tell more people, etc. Yes, she is that good!
Patricia Wentworth is an author who I found out about after several Cozy Mystery site readers recommended her to be included on the site. She definitely qualifies as Cozy… and she even knits!
The “real book” (as the other is the audiobook in my car) is the first in the Orchard Mystery Series by Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell). I just passed the fiftieth page, so, as some of you know about my “decide by page 50 rule” >>> I must be enjoying her One Bad Apple. I have recently been reading comments and/or letters about the Orchard Mystery Series, so decided it was time to try it. So far, so good.
I have to admit that I was interested in pursuing the Orchard Mystery Series because, for some reason I had a craving for a Kate Borden (aka Kate Grilley) mystery. But, unfortunately there are only three Cozy Mysteries in her Peggy Jean Turner Mystery Series, and I have read each of them already. I was in the mood for a New England setting, and also wanted to add a new author to my reading repertoire.
Now that I have told you about the two books I am listening to/reading, would you mind telling us what you are currently enjoying?