The Best Female Sleuth - January 2021

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Keeley Bates

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VERDICT: Bates excels at the principles of a beloved cozy mystery, such as nosy neighbors, even a nagging mother, and a swoon-worthy love attention, while still maintaining the story modern through the use of social networking and shared technologies.
- Teva Hutchinson, Atlanta Univ.. Center Robert W. Woodruff Lib.

*Honorable Mention Library Journal's 2016 Indie Ebook Awards*

Keeley Bates is the author of the Saints & Strangers cozy mystery series and contemporary women's fiction -- The Mother Load and Hostel Takeover. She finds humor in just about everything, except folks tripping and falling over. Bravo and HGTV are her white sound.

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C.G. Burke

C.G. Burke was created in a little cabin in the hills of Mendocino County, California. Since then she has grown much older and taller. Where height and age has been a bonus, she's taught school, specifically 8th quality and hasn't run screaming in the building nonetheless. Aside from writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband, and researching the Pacific Northwest, her residence.

Following a recurrence of breast cancer, '' Burke has chosen to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a poor, hungry artist with phrases since her medium. She read someplace that you're supposed to write what you understand, and because she knows a whole lot about middle school, having once herself suffered through it, as well as having guided countless students through their final year as a "tween", she has started her writing debut with a novel directly from her teaching encounters. The Daphne Mortimore series is centered today on the problems that plague school students but composed in a way that any adult appreciate and can relate to. Having a healthy dose of mystery and a dash of humor, Daphne will find out what it takes to be prepared for high school and beyond.

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Raven Snow

Raven Snow Resides from the Pacific Northwest & enjoys writing Witch Cozy Mysteries.

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Pamela Burford

Pamela Burford comes out of a family that is funny. You might take that any way you desire. She was raised in a family that valued laughter over all, so of course was a sense of comedy. Is it no wonder that that their kids are in stand-up comedy and improv? Oh, and here's another enjoyable household reality: Pamela's identical twin sister, Patricia Ryan, aka P.B. Ryan, is also a published novelist. Patricia is the Good Twin, and Pamela knows exactly what that makes her. But hey, Evil Twins have fun!

It should come as no surprise that what Pamela writes is infused with her unique brand of comedy, from her feel-good modern romance and romantic suspense books to her popular Jane Delaney mystery series, including snarky “Death Diva” Jane, her puppy sidekick Sexy Beast, and a fun love-triangle subplot. Murray, Pamela's own poodle, needs you to understand that any similarities between himself and high-strung Sexy Beast are purely coincidental.

Pamela is the proud founder and former president of Long Island Romance Writers, Inc., a chapter of Romance Writers of America. That which excites her most is hearing from readers, although her books sold millions of copies and have won awards. Swing by and say hi at And as you are there, don't forget to subscribe to your own newsletter. Not only are you going to learn more about freebies, new releases, and other interesting stuff, but you'll get a free ebook!

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Kelly McClymer

Kelly McClymer fell in love with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as a kid. Her most prized possession is her copy of the entire Tales of the Brothers Grimm. These are the tales which frees our ancestors as they huddled round the fire during the night, which instructed countless children to persevere through adversity and succeed against the odds. Her favorite fairytale stays "The Six Swans" -- at which a young sister must not speak a word for six years to be able to rescue her brothers out of their stepmother's evil spell.

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Nic Saint

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Nic Saint is your pen name for composing couple Nick and Nicole Saint. They’Id composed 60+ books in the cozy puzzle, cat sleuth, middle grade, humor, humor and romance genres. Nicole has a background in accounting and Nick in political science and prior to being struck with the writing bug the Saints worked odd jobs around the globe (such as massage therapist in Mexico, gardener in Italy, restaurant supervisor at India, along with Berlitz instructor at Belgium).

When they’re not composing they enjoy Christmas-themed Hallmark movies (whether it’s Christmas or maybe not), all manner of pastry, comic novels, a daily dose of yoga (to limber up those limbs), and raping their enormous crimson tomcat Tommy (about whom their publication The Whiskered Spy is currently established).

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Jeff Shelby

Jeff Shelby is the national bestselling author of Those Noah Braddock Novels (Killer Swell, Wicked Split, Liquid Smoke and Drift Away), the Joe Tyler series (String of Hope, Thread of Suspicion, Thread of Betrayal and Thread of Innocence) and the Funny cozy Moose River mystery series (The Murder Pit and Last Resort.)

He also penned the Deuce Winters puzzles (Stay At Home Dead, Popped Away and Father Knows Death, written under the pseudonym Jeffrey Allen. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, he now divides his time between Texas and Minnesota.

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Anne Hagan

Anne Hagan is an East Central Ohio established government worker writer and by day through the night. Her wife live in a tiny town that is even more compact than the Morelville of her fiction novels and they would not have it any other way. The spouse of Anne has considered it and grew up there. Although it's an ultra-conservative rural community, they are surrounded there by family, longtime friends and several other amazing people with open minds and hearts. They enjoy spending time with Anne's kid along with his wife, with their nieces and nephews and doing a number of the things you've read about in her books or that will be 'fictitiously' integrated into future Morelville Mysteries and Cozies series books. If you have learned about a hobby or a sport in show, they probably enjoy doing it themselves or somebody quite near them does.

Anne and her wife would be the co-owners of a haunted home: Hagan's House of Horrors. Much as her dream has always been to write fiction, her partner's dream has been to create it via the medium of horror. They even took their haunt operation commercial in 2015. See them as they mature!

All of Anne's books could be viewed as stand alone works but, since the characters in the two different series and in her single romance book (so far) intertwine, if you'd love to follow along with their stories chronologically, you need to read the novels in the following sequence:

1. Relic: The Morelville Mysteries - Book 1
2. Busy Bees: The Morelville Mysteries - Book 2
3. Dana's Dilemma: The Morelville Mysteries - Book 3
4. Hitched and Tied: The Morelville Mysteries - Book 4
5. Viva Mama Rossi! : The Morelville Mysteries - Book 5
6. The Passed Prop: The Morelville Cozies - Publication 1
7. A Crane Christmas: The Morelville Mysteries - Novel 6
8. Mad for Mel: The Morelville Mysteries - Novel 7
9. Hannah's Hope: The Morelville Mysteries - Book 8
10. Broken Women (Le

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Marcia Savage

I’m also an writer of mysteries and detective thrillers, including the Jackie White series. My books are set in Kentucky , both Louisville and Frankfort. I've spent time with a friend. She assists me my own puzzles.

I first discovered my love of writing in high school when real lessons came next to seeing TV Detective displays and writing my own puzzles. I spent hours in the library looking through the newspaper in the offense department. I’d researched attempt to fix them and unsolved crimes.

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Kate Benitez

Hello. I grew up in England, and worked a lot of my early life in the business world of banking and local authorities. I love the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich and now I always knew I’d instead be composing a living than cruising into London every day. I never dreamed it would occur, but after spending some time in Florida I returned to the UK and now I just love writing light-hearted, tender romantic stories using a dose of comedy.
You can usually find me at my house looking out over the beautiful countryside, drinking tea (and the occasional glass of wine) While my hubby and I dream the next story!
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