Top 12 Cozy Authors to Watch in 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017 is bringing with it cozy novels from some of my favorite authors to read and review. Welcoming their books to my shopping cart has been a delight and now the countdown begins on when the lovelies will appear. Many authors have releases this year, and obviously I adore more than just these fine authors, but they have something magical to their work and the new year can use that! I hope you will enjoy them as much as I will.

A book worth reading is worth buying.

-John Ruskin

Julie Moffett

Julie Moffett

Julie is a diamond in the cozy world. Her geeky character Lexi, is one that absolutely makes a mystery worthwhile to read. Julie has a way of creating a technology focused mystery seem fun and there is some VERY attractive men. Julie is one to watch for her latest in the Lexi series, No Living Soul. Coming in January it is a quick release but one that fans have been waiting for.

Lena Gregory

Lena Gregory

I loved Death at First Sight, and was excited to see that the second book Occult and Battery was releasing this year. Lena is fantastic. You will see that the first book is a page turner, leaving you to finish it fast. I couldn’t put it down. I have high hopes for the second book coming this year, and if you love a different take on Psychic mysteries, Lena’s books are for you!

Bethany Blake

Bethany Blake

Bethany is new to cozies and I am so excited to read her work.She is an animal lover and horse gal (my new favorite author). Bethany has two releases this year and I am very excited for both, Death by Chocolate Lab & Dial Meow for Murder.

Lynn Cahoon

Lynn Cahoon

Lynn’s work is just plain fun to read. I always love curling up with her latest and enjoying the pages turn by. Thankfully this year we get three new releases from Lynn and that should tide me over for a few days. I hope you will check out, I can tell you they will be worth the five stars!

Julie Chase

Julie Chase

Julie is a new author to the cozy world. Her first book Cat Got Your Diamonds released last year (2016) and she has the second Cat Got Your Cash releasing this year. I adored the first book in this series and can’t wait to read the second. She has a way of bringing you to the deep south and giving you a stylish mystery.

Laura Bradford

Laura Bradford

Laura was the first cozy mystery author I had ever read. And she continues to delight me and other readers with her work. She just has a way with her characters. She is releasing a new series this year (hint:it is AWESOME) and continuing her sweet new series that started in 2016. Death in Advertising & The Silence of the Flans both these books will be a delightful addition to this readers bookshelf.

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda delighted readers this past year, and I certainly was one of them.She has beautiful series out, and though nothing that is pre-order ready for 2017, I am sure we will be hearing something soon on her next work!

Nell Hampton Pen Name for Nancy J Parra

Nell Hampton

Have you been waiting for a charming book with the name Kale in it? Well, I know I have! And this is the book to feel that need. Plus, it is a British set cozy so that is a total plus. Look forward to reading Kale to the Queen.

Kylie Logan

Kylie Logan

Kylie is delighting readers with her newest series An Ethnic Eats Mystery and of course my personal favorite the series League of Literary Ladies. Both series will delight a reader looking for a charming cozy. Kylie is giving her fans a new release for each this year. French Fried and Gone with the TwinsThey are sure to be five stars!

Denise Swanson

Denise Swanson

Denise is an author that spans genres. She writes some of my favorite cozies, and then she also has a knack for romance. Her work is perfect for any day,but always seems to be what I read to brighten up a rainy day. Denise is releasing Lions,Tigers and Murder, Oh My this year and it will be the perfect read to be the heat this summer.

Paige Shelton

Paige Shelton

Jump for Joy! Paige has some fabulous books coming this year! I am still mourning her series that was finished and am healing with her newest works. If you haven’t read her work, you need to! I promise it is worth the space and time. Paige has Bookman Dead Style, in her Dangerous Type Series coming and I hope soon another Scottish Bookshop.

Jenn McKinlay

Jenn McKinlay

Jenn is another author, that I have loved from the start of my cozy journey. She has like the rest of these authors, has given readers delightful series to read, and enjoy. I am so excited for Assault and Beret (Francophile anyone?) and she has another sweet delight in Caramel Crush. I bet we will all be craving another story after reading these two! But if you are a fan of the romance department guess what! Jenn is producing a romance novel, About a DogJust what this reader needed.

Professional Reader Affiliates

NetGalley Professional Reader 50 Book Reviews 2016 NetGalley Challenge Reviews Published Great Escape Tour Host BethanyHouse Blogger Reviewer

Peruse My Other Reviews

  • Death By Pumpkin Spice
  • Carrie Fancett Pagels
  • Self Serve Murder
  • Murder at the Puppy Fest
  • Maggie Dove's Detective Agency
  • Lesley A. Diehl
  • Mission Impawsible
  • Love at First Laugh: Eight Romantic Novellas Filled with Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After
  • Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron (The Matchbaker Mysteries Book 1)
  • New Year's Revolutions
  • Buying Love
  • the Writing Desk
  • Dying on the Vine: A Mystery (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries)
  • Drawn by the Frost Moon
  • My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir
  • Better Off Thread
  • Linda Rawlins - Rocky Meadow Mysteries series
  • First Line Friday with Bibliophile Reviews
  • Overshadowed
  • The Thorn Healer
  • The Good the Bad and the Guacamole
  • Dressed to Confess (A Costume Shop Mystery)
  • Love at First Laugh: Eight Romantic Novellas Filled with Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After
  • A Plain Simple Christmas
  • Shadow of the Storm
  • Murder is no Accident
  • Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands
  • Wrapped in God's Grace
  • A Fatal Twist
  • The Good the Bad and the Guacamole
  • A Plain Widow (The Bishop's Daughters Book 2)
  • On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • Murder is the Main Course (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery) (Volume 4)

Affiliate Disclosure

I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links supplements the costs of keeping my website up and running, and is very much appreciated!

5 Comments

  1. Rhy

    I was surprised not to see Donna Andrews on the list. She writes a great story and is so so funny. My number one. Thank you for the list of people I should check out.

    Reply
    • Bree Herron

      Donna is wonderful! And of course these are just some of my favorites that have anticipated releases! Hope you found a couple new ones to enjoy!

      Reply
  2. Jeanie Jackson

    This is a great group based on the ones I know but there are a couple I need to check out!

    Reply
  3. Paige Shelton

    I’m thrilled and honored to be included. Thanks, Bree!

    Reply
    • Bree Herron

      Looking forward to the new year!

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Get My Latest Book Reviews

Join my mailing list to receive the latest and greatest delivered right to your inbox.

You have successfully subscribed! Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Share This