What is a "cozy"? Well, the crimes take place off scene, there is usually a cat, a cup of tea and hot, buttered toast. And they are often set in an English village. There is another definition here and a list of great cozy authors from A to Z.
I was asked about my cozy collection so here some of it is:
Lilian Jackson Braun - the Cat Who series. Qwilleran is in his 50s and inherits a fortune. He has a pair of siamese cats and he solves mysteries. They are my favorites I have read them several times and I now listen to them.
Sara Paretski - the Private Investigator, V.I. Warshawski series set in the US.
Katherine Hall Page - the Body in the.... series. She is married to a minister, has 2 children, is a caterer and solves mysteries.
Jonathan Gash - the Lovejoy series. Set in East Anglia, an antiques series with mysteries.
Jill Churchill - the Jane Jeffries series. She is a mother who is an author, and has a friend she solves mysteries with.
Earlene Fowler - a mystery sort of quilting series. She doesn't talk about the quilts much actually. The character is Benni Harper.
Colin Dexter - the Inspector Morse series.
Carolyn Hart - the Death on Demand bookstore mystery series.
Marcia Mueller - Private Investigator Sharon McCone series set in San Francisco.
Patricia Wentworth - the Miss Silver series, like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.
Mary Stewart - the mystery books.
Dorothy Gilman - the Mrs Polifax, Spy series.
M.C. Beaton - the Agatha Raisin Private Investigator series set in the Cotswolds.
M.C. Beaton - the Hamish Macbeth mystery series set in Scotland.
Diane Mott Davidson - the Goldy Schulz catering mystery series set in the US.
Rhys Bowen, the Evan policeman series set in Wales.
Joanne Fluke - the Hannah Swensen cookie catering series set in the US.
John Grisham - a lawyer series set in the US and Italy. More action than cozy actually.
Nevada Barr - Anna Pigeon is a Park Ranger in the US who solves mysteries.
Nancy Pickard - mysteries set in the US. The Jenny Cain and Eugenia Potter series.
Amanda Cross - the Kate Fansler university series set in the US.
Patricia Moyes - the Inspector Henry Tibbett policeman series.
Sue Grafton - Kinsey Milhone series set in the US, titles go from A to Z.
Karen Kijewski - the Kat Colorado mystery series.
Nancy Atherton - the wonderful Aunt Dimity series set in England.
Gerald Hammond - two series set in England - the Keith Calder books and the Three Oaks dog series.
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