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.
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.
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!
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 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 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 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!
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 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 Twins. They are sure to be five stars!
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.
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 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 Dog. Just what this reader needed.