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Friday, April 13, 2012

A recent new discovery!

I have discovered a whole genre of books I never knew existed! I had heard the term "cozy mysteries" before, but never paid much attention because I have always read non-fiction (mainly)...but one day I came upon one of these books. The first one was called Scrapbook of Secrets...a book that involves a mystery and revolves around a scrapbooking theme!They concentrate on the mystery rather than gore or suspense, and are often light-hearted or funny.

My next book was Monica Ferris' book called Crewel Yule! This was fun as it revolved around stitchers! The book also includes a crewel pattern.



She has multiple stitchers themed books...and I can't wait to read them all. They are so much fun!!!















I just found this book at a local used book store called Weeding out Trouble, a gardening cozy mystery. She also has multiple titles involving this subject.




































Below are cozy mystery writers organized by theme.

ACTOR SLEUTH
Stefanie Matteson: Charlotte Graham Mysteries.

ALASKA
Sue Henry: Maxie McNabb Mysteries.

ANCIENT ROME
Lindsey Davis.

ANGELS
Mignon Franklin Ballard: Augusta Goodnight Mysteries (yup, she's an angel.).

ANIMALS OTHER THAN EXCLUSIVELY CATS OR DOGS
Lydia Adamson: Dierdre Quinn Nightingale Mysteries (vet).
Donna Andrews: Meg Langslow Mysteries (birds).
Deb Baker: Beekeeper Mysteries.
Cynthia Baxter: Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries.
Christine Goff: Birdwatcher's Mysteries.
Jessica Speart: Rachel Porter Mysteries.
Karen Ann Wilson: Samantha Holt Mysteries (vet).

ANTIQUES
Ann Campbell: Annie O'Hara & Claudius Mysteries.
Tamar Myers: Den of Antiquity Mysteries.
Lea Wait: Antique Print Mysteries.

ARCHAEOLOGY
Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody Mysteries.

ART
Heron Carvic & Hamilton Crane: Miss Seeton Mysteries (retired art teacher).
Aaron Elkins: Chris Norgren Mysteries. Find books!
Elizabeth Peters: Vicky Bliss Mysteries (art historian).

B & B's
Jill Churchill: Grace & Favor Mysteries.
Mary Daheim: Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries.
Jean Hager: Iris House B&B Mysteries.
Tamar Myers: Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries.
Tim Myers: Lighthouse Inn Mysteries.

BEADING
Barbara Burnett Smith: Kitzi Camden Mysteries.

BEAUTY
Sarah Strohmeyer: Bubbles Yablonsky Mysteries (although she's actually a reporter).

BOOKS (SEE ALSO: LITERATURE)
Lorna Barrett: Booktown Mysteries.
Carolyn Hart: Annie Laurance & Max Darling Mysteries (bookstore owners).
Joan Hess: Claire Malloy Mysteries (bookstore owner).
Kathryn Lasky Knight: Calista Jacobs Mysteries (children's book illustrator).
Frances & Richard Lockridge: Mr. & Mrs. North Mysteries (publisher).
Elizabeth Peters: Jacqueline Kirby Mysteries (librarian & romance author)

BOUNTY HUNTER
Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum Mysteries.

BURGLAR DETECTIVE
Lawrence Block: The Burglar Who Mysteries.

CANDLEMAKING
Tim Myers: Candlemaking Mysteries.

CATS
Lydia Adamson: Alice Nestleton Mysteries.
Marian Babson: Perkins & Tate Mysteries.
Cynthia Baxter: Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries.
Lilian Jackson Braun: Cat Who Mysteries.
Carole Nelson Douglas: Midnight Louie Mysteries.
Leann Sweeney: Cats in Trouble Mysteries.

CHEMISTRY
Camille Minichino: Periodic Table/Gloria Lamerino Mysteries.

COMPUTERS
Donna Andrews: Turing Hopper Mysteries.
Sally Chapman: Silicon Valley Mysteries.

COOKING/FOOD
Avery Aames: Cheese Shop Mysteries.
Riley Adams: Memphis Barbecue Mysteries.
Susan Wittig Albert: China Bayles Mysteries (Herbs).
Claudia Bishop: Hemlock Falls Mysteries.
Joanna Carl: Chocoholic Mystery Series & Hannah Swensen Mysteries.
Laura Childs: Tea Shop Mysteries.
Cleo Coyle: Coffeehouse Mysteries.
Diane Mott Davidson: The Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries.
Krista Davis: Domestic Diva Mysteries.
Jerrilyn Farmer: Madeline Bean Catering Mysteries.
Julie Hyzy: White House Chef Mysteries.
Cathie John: Journals of Kate Cavanaugh.
Tamar Myers: Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries.
Joanne Pence: Angie Amalfi Mysteries.
Nancy Pickard: Eugenia Potter Mysteries.
Phyllis Richman: Chas Wheatley Mysteries.
Lou Jane Temple: Heaven Lee Culinary Mysteries.
Livia J. Washburn: Fresh Baked Mysteries.
Wendy Watson: Ice Cream Mysteries.
Melinda Wells: Della Cooks Mysteries.

CRAFTS, OTHER
Elizabeth Bright: Card-Making Mysteries.

CROSSWORDS
Nero Blanc: Crossword Mysteries.

DEAF SLEUTH
Penny Warner: Connor Westphal Mysteries.

DECORATING
Dorothy Cannell: Ellie Haskell Mysteries.
Paula Carter: Mysteries by Design.
Jill Churchill: Jane Jeffry Mysteries.
Denise Osborne: Feng Shui Mysteries.

DOGS
Cynthia Baxter: Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries.
Laurien Berenson: Melanie Travis Mysteries.
Ann Campbell: Annie O'Hare & Claudius Mysteries.
Melissa Cleary: Jackie Walsh Mysteries.
Susan Conant: Rowdy and Kimi Mysteries.
Sue Henry: Maxie and Stretch Mysteries.
Leslie O'Kane: Allie Babcock Mysteries.

FASHION
Laura Bradley: Hair-Raising Mysteries.
Ellen Byerrum: Crime of Fashion Mysteries.
Nancy J. Cohen: Bad Hair Day Mysteries.

FISHING
Victoria Houston: Loon Lake Fishing Mysteries.
David Leitz: Max Addams Fly-Fishing Mysteries.

GARDENING
Mary Freeman: Gardening Mysteries.
Janis Harrison: Bretta Solomon Mysteries.
Ann Ripley: Gardening Mysteries.

GENEALOGY
Rett MacPherson: Torie O'Shea Mysteries.

GOLF
Charlotte & Aaron Elkins: Lee Ofsted Mysteries.
Roberta Isleib: Golf Lover's Mysteries.
Lee Tyler: Golf Mysteries.

GUNS
Gerald Hammond: Keith Calder Mysteries (gunsmith).

HISTORICAL NOT OTHERWISE CATALOGUED
Sandra Scoppettone: Faye Quick Mysteris: (1940s NYC).
Victoria Thompson: Sarah Brandt Mysteries (1890s NYC: midwife).
Jacquelin Winspear: Maisie Dobbs (1920s London: psychologist).

HOME REPAIR
Jill Churchill: Jane Jeffry Mysteries.
Sarah Graves: Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries.

JOURNALISM
Hannah Dennison: Vicky Hill Mysteries (obituary writer).
Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries.
Sarah Strohmeyer: Bubbles Yablonsky Mysteries.
Roberta Isleib: Advice Column Mysteries.
Karen E. Olson: Annie Seymour Mysteries.

KARMA
Claire Daniels: Karma Crime Mysteries.

KNITTING & CROCHET
Betty Hechtman: Crochet Mysteries.
Maggie Sefton: Knitting Mysteries.

LICENSE PLATES
April Henry: Claire Montrose Mysteries. (Northwest)

LITERARY CHARACTERS
Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen Mysteries.
Carrie Bebris: Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries.

LITERATURE
Carolyn Hart: Death on Demand Mysteries (bookstore owners).
Evan Marshall: Marshall, Evan, Jane Stuart and Winky Mysteries.
Marlys Millhiser: Charlie Green, Literary Agent Mysteries.
Noreen Wald: Ghostwriter Mysteries.

LITTLE OLD LADIES
Hernon Carvic: Miss Seeton Mysteries.
Agatha Christie: Miss Marple Mysteries.

MAID SLEUTH
Jeanne M. Dams: Hilda Johansson Mysteries.
Charlaine Harris: Lily Bard Mysteries.
Susan S. James: Flip Paxton Mysteries.

MECHANIC
Barbara Seranella: Munch Mancini Mysteries.

MEDIEVAL
Alys Clare: Hawkenlye Medieval Mysteries.
Sara Conway: Lord Godwin Medieval Mysteries.
P. C. Doherty: Hugh Corbett Medieval Mysteries.
Margaret Frazer: Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries.
Michael Jecks.
Viviane Moore: Chevalier Galeran Medieval Mysteries.
Ian Morson: William Falconer Medieval Mysteries.
Sharan Newman: Catherine LeVendeur Mysteries.
Sharon Kay Penman.
Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael Mysteries.
Candace Robb.
Kate Sedley.
Joan Wolf: Medieval Mysteries.

MOTHERS
Leslie Meier: Lucy Stone Mysteries.
Ayelet Waldman: Mommy-Track Mysteries.
James Yaffe: Mom Mysteries. [One of my old college professors, believe it or not!]

MUSEUMS
Earlene Fowler: Benni Harper Mysteries.

MUSIC
Sara Hoskinson Frommer: Joan Spencer Mysteries.

NEEDLEWORK
Monica Ferris: Needlecraft Mysteries.

ORGANIZER, PROFESSIONAL
Mary Jane Maffini: Charlotte Adams Mysteries.

PARANORMAL
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Mysteries (ghost detective).
Lorraine Bartlett: Paranormal Mysteries.
E. J. Copperman: Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries.
Charlaine Harris: Southern Vampire Mysteries.

PSYCHICS
Victoria Laurie: Psychic Eye Mysteries.

PUZZLES
Parnell Hall: Puzzle Lady Mysteries.

RECOVERY/ADDICTION
Elizabeth Zelvin: Bruce Kohler Mysteries (recovering alcoholic).

RELIGION
Terence Faherty: Owen Keane Mysteries.
Margaret Frazer: Sister Frevisse Mysteries.
Ralph McInery: Father Dowling Mysteries.
Sister Carol Anne O'Marie: Sister Mary Helen Mysteries.
Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael Mysteries.
Peter Tremayne: Sister Fidelma Mysteries.

QUILTING
Earlene Fowler: Benni Harper Mysteries.

REGENCY
Ashley Gardner: Mysteries of Regency England.
Dawn Aldridge Poore: Miss Sydney Regency Mysteries.
Joan Smith: Regency Romantic Mysteries.

SCRAPBOOKING
Laura Childs: Scrapbooking Mysteries.
Terri Thayer: Stamping Sisters Mysteries.
Mollie Cox Bryan: Scrapbook Mystery

SENIORS
Although old sleuths are not a new thing, these series deal with the theme of aging (usually humorously).
Sherry Lewis: Featuring Senior Sleuth Fred Vickery.

SKATING
Alina Adams: Figure Skating Mysteries.

THE SOUTH
Anne George: Southern Sisters Mysteries.
Patricia Sprinkle: Thoroughly Southern Mysteries.

TATTOO
Karen E. Olson. Tattoo Shop Mysteries.

TEACHING
Linda French: Professor Teodora Morelli Mysteries.

TELEVISION
Louise Shaffer: Daytime Crime Mysteries.

TRAVEL
Gar Anthony Haywood: Joe and Dottie Loudermilk Mysteries (retired & travelling).
Maddy Hunter: Passport to Murder Mysteries (tour guide).

VICTORIAN
Emily Brightwell: Victorian Mysteries.
Robin Paige: Victorian Mysteries.
Sally Spencer & Alan Rustage: Victorian Mysteries.

WEDDINGS
Deborah Donnelly.

This list was found at Browsers Bookstore, where you can also purchase them. I would like to give a big thank you to this company for having this list. I have no affiliation with them what so ever. I will use it to add as I find more. Other places to find them are at your library, used and new bookstores, and of course, e-books.

13 comments:

Bobbie Lynn said...

That is an interesting list of books, thanks. I love books and I enjoy going to book stores with a cup of coffee and just take my time. Happy reading.

Alina Adams said...

Thanks for mentioning my figure skating mysteries! I've recently turned the series into enhanced ebooks, with professional video footage included alongside the story. An excerpt, "Skate Crime: Multimedia" is available for free to Amazon Prime members, and only $.99 cents for everyone else. Check it out at: http://www.amazon.com/Skate-Crime-Multimedia-Skating-ebook/dp/B004HZXVPK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1294410823&sr=1-5 and thanks again!

Julie said...

Alina- thanks for letting us know about your enhanced e-book....I am excited to check it out!!!!!

Teri Casper said...

Wow, that is quite a list! I have to bookmark this, you know what a reader I am. However, I am going tomhave to live to 500 to read all the books I have on my list. Lol

Dandelion and Daisy said...

My favorite series of books, that I think fall in this catagory is The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Some may consider them a bit slow but the author always weaves a complex story. Some on your list look like fun reads, too! I love the titles.

Lidia said...

Hola

me paso a saludar y a desear un buen fin de semana

besos

Lidia said...

HOla

me paso a saludar y a desearte feliz fin de semana

besos

Lidia said...

HOla

me paso a saludar y a desearte feliz fin de semana

besos

soulbrush said...

What a fabulous list of books, thanks for doing all this work to show us, I will trawl through this at my leisure.

Mandy said...

You're in trouble now, Julie! The cozies are terribly addicting...I've got two if not three shelves of them. Fun, Fun!!

553943c8-3927-11e0-acaf-000bcdcb2996 said...

Great list!
Not sure what it'd fall under but I enjoy listening to Margaret Coel's Wind River Reservation mystery series with Father John O'Malley and lawyer Vickie Holden.

I also liked Dee Henderson's series of books on the O'Malley siblings. Not sure what the official title was.

I want to go thru the Loon Lake books by Victoria Houston, they sound neat.

There's another dog series by Carol Lea Benjamin that is pretty good.
carla

marianne said...

Jee I nver heard of this before!
Seema like nice books to me. I don't read a lot but lately I do when traveling. I downloaded some books on my tablet and I found it very easy. Not having to carry books around (I don't touch half the time) and ready to read whenever I can't sleep .
I will try to find a few on this list too.
I read a few of the Lilian Jackson Brown books years ago. They are on this list too.
Thanks for this nice tip. You always come up with such nice things Julie!
Have a wonderful week dear♥

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I've never heard of this but I am instantly intrigued!!!