Catching Up with the Cozies

My summer reading picks for one of my favorite genres to read and write—mysteries, especially cozy mysteries. Here are a few from the general market.

A River in the Sky (featuring the unconquerable Amelia Peabody) by Elizabeth Peters—historical mystery series
As the Pig Turns (featuring the indomitable Agatha Raisin) by M.C. Beaton—contemporary Great Britain
Mourning Gloria and Cat’s Claw (China Bayles herb mystery series) by Susan Wittig Albert—set in the Texas Hill Country
Scones and Bones, Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs—Charleston Tea Shop series
Three-Day Town, The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron—North Carolina setting

The Crocodile’s Last Embrace by Suzanne Arruda—1920’s Africa

Spider Web by Earleen Fowler—quilt mystery series

If these series are new to you, the teacher in me says start with number one and read forward. You’ll be glad you did.

Definition of a reader’s bad day? When you catch up to your favorite author’s latest novel and have to wait for the next one to come out.

But until then, happy reading.

What about you? Any mystery series you’d like to recommend?

Later this week, my picks for historical fiction.