Do you need a good read? A fun ‘cozy mystery’ to keep you busy on the bus, or the train? I have just the thing! This Thursday I report on some of the fun books I have been reading on my hand-me-down Kindle from Dash Kitten Dad Paul.
I need to fill my new (to me) Kindle!
Thanks to my #readpawty friends and Mudpie’s recommendations I have been able to try out plenty of the ‘cozy mysteries’ available. Oh, and in case you were wondering, I have to use American spelling ‘cozy’ because Amazon will not find many of the best books if I use the English spelling ‘cosy’.
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I am a quick reader so decided early on in my Kindle reading that longer books provided a much more satisfying read. Shorter books tend to have the heroine ‘suddenly’ realise whodunnit which seems lame and robs the reader of a longer book and more adventure.
Some of the $0.00 books are really short but it is great to be able to find out if you like a series before you commit real money.
Authors like Sofie Ryan’s ‘Second Chance’ and Leighann Dobbs ‘Mystic Notch’ create wonderful worlds you just step into and feel right at home.
My Favourite Cozy Mysteries Series
- Lil and Boris Mysteries – Shannon Hill A Sheriff and her cat Boris solve mysteries and murders. Boris is A fun cat character.
- The Second Chance Cat Mysteries – Sofie Ryan. A Vintage/Second-hand shop in Maine with an opinionated black cat and ‘vintage’ P.I.’s. helping to solve crimes.
- The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries – Kay Finch. A Black cat loved by his owner and feared by superstitious townsfolk, helps solve mysteries.
- The Citrus Beach Series – Victoria LK Williams. A high-end house sitter with dogs who cares for homes of the rich and gets involved in a lot of trouble.
- Jayne Frost Mysteries – Kristen Painter. Jayne Frost, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus niece and private investigator.
Each author conjures up a world where mystery, murder and mayhem need sorting out by a brave, resourceful and courageous heroine often accompanied by a cat.
My Cozy Mysteries Top Read Right Now
Mr Bigelow Smells a Rat – Leigh and Sylvia Selfman.
When Penelope inherits the estate of her Great-Aunt Agnes, she thinks her life is going to be a piece of cake. Little does she realize that Agnes’s cat, Mr. Bigelow, comes as part of the deal. When Penelope meets a handsome guy at the pet store, she’s smitten, but Mr. Bigelow senses danger.Amazon
Mr Bigelow Smells a Rat is a bit different from most cosy mysteries because everything is in the present tense like ” I swoop him up into my arms and hug him, but Mr Bigelow doesn’t seem happy” but you get used to it quickly.
The story is told from both Penelope and Mr Bigelow’s point of view, and I am really enjoying it. It is not a long book (99 pages) but it is, at the time of writing free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.
Thank you for following me off the beaten track this week, away from photography and video posts.
Do you have any cat-themed recommendations to help fill my Kindle?