A few weeks ago, I received a note from a reader who loves my book (thank you!) and was in search of the next in my series. Since life events have pushed back my publication date for Dangerous Deeds I shared a few of my own favorite writers with her. I also turned to social media to solicit more recommendations from readers and authors alike.
Long-time readers of this site will recognize some of these authors from earlier posts. Most (but not all) of the following suggestions fall in the “cozy” side of mystery fiction. I’ve included links so you can check these out for yourself!
Laurien Berenson Melanie Travis Canine Mysteries
Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries
Susan Conant Dog Lover’s Mysteries
Judith Cranswick Fiona Mason Mysteries
Diane Mott Davidson Goldy Shulz Mysteries
Leighann Dobbs Mystic Notch Mysteries and other series
Carola Dunn Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries
Doranna Durgin Dale Kinsall Mysteries and other series
Frances Evesham Exham on Sea Mysteries
Charlaine Harris Aurora Teagarden Mysteries and other series
Miranda James Cat in the Stacks Mysteries
Susan J. Kroupa Doodlebugged Mysteries
Patti Larsen Fiona Fleming Mysteries and other series
Jerry Last Roger and Suzanne Mystery Series
Graeme Simsion Don Tillman Books (romantic comedies)
If your reading preferences stretch beyond the books mentioned here, be sure to visit Susan Toy’s blog Reading Recommendations. Susan’s own work, by the way, has also been featured here on my site.
You can ask your local bookseller to order any of these authors for you. Find a list of independent local bookstores here.
You’re welcome to leave a comment and add your own suggestions. If you’re an author, please recommend the work of another writer in addition to your own books.