There’s nothing I like better than to curl up with a good, curious mystery book. Whether it’s during my lunch break, on the couch in the evening, just before bed, on an airplane, on the beach, in a waiting room…doesn’t matter where. I love a good murder mystery!
The literary establishment calls them “cozy mysteries”. I call them entertaining. A brief step out of reality. Not only do I get to work on honing my detective skills while reading, I often learn a new recipe or tip for brewing a good cup of tea. My husband thinks the titles are funny—like Scones and Bones, Hail to the Chef or Scrub-a-Dub Dead.
Two websites that are especially good for finding cozy mysteries are:
Both places will help you find authors to read, find the books in chronological order (a must-have if you’re reading an authors series), and alert you to upcoming titles and new authors. Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library belongs to Evergreen, which means if you can’t locate a title in our collection, you can most likely find one at another Evergreen library and have it sent here for you!
Some of my favorite cozy mystery authors are:
- Susan Wittig Albert
- Maggie Barbieri
- M. C. Beaton
- Laura Childs
- Barbara Colley
- Cleo Coyle
- Mary Daheim
- Diane Mott Davidson
- Joanne Fluke
- Earlene Fowler
- Julie Hyzy
- Leslie Meier
- Ann Purser
- Cynthia Riggs
(And yes, I know…they’re all female writers!)
If you’re in the mood for something light, fun, and entertaining—why not try a cozy mystery? If you need a suggestion, I’ll be glad to help!