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Mystery - Cozy

Real Estate Cozy Mysteries

Nancy Lynn Jarvis was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor for twenty-five years but was having so much fun writing that she let her license lapse in May of 2013.

After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz. Nancy's work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years.

In the course of writing seven books in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries series, Nancy took some detours. She wrote "Mags and the AARP Gang," a novel Nancy thinks was channeled through her by an eighty-three-year-old woman with a story to tell, and a little insider's book "The Truth About Hosting Airbnb." She also edited "Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes," and most recently, "Santa Cruz Weird," a short story anthology with contributions from seventeen Santa Cruz writers.

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Get Four Mysteries Free

Geraldine Evans is a multi-published British novelist who believes in writing to entertain her readers.

After eighteen books published with traditional publishers (Macmillan and St Martin's Press, among them), in 2010 she made the decision to become independent (assisted in this decision it has to be said, by her publishers booting her off their list when she refused to sign their latest contract assigning to them the rights in all her eBook editions! Writing can be a cruel profession. :( )

As an intrepid Indie, she's since gone on to publish all of her back-list, as well as new novels in both the Rafferty series (Game of Bones #18, The Spanish Connection #17, Asking for It #16, and Kith & Kill #15), and other fiction and non-fiction.

Her very first attempt at a mystery novel, Dead Before Morning (Rafferty & Llewellyn series), much to her amazement, was plucked from Macmillan's slush pile and published in the UK (1993), and the US (1994).

Her favourite crime author is Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, whom she loves for her witty Bill Slider series. And her favourite historical author is Sharon Kay Penman, who never fails to tug at the heartstrings, so vivid are her character portrayals.

Geraldine Evans's working life has been so varied that she was bound to become a writer in the end. It included stints as an office worker in a psychiatric hospital, as an assistant in a public library, running their own vehicle repair workshop with her mechanic husband, an au pair, behind bars, in factories, for the legal world, the energy world, and the insurance world as an office temp. She's helped out in the Constituency Office of her local Member of Parliament and looked after other people's dogs while their owners took a holiday. She's worked with some great people (and some not so great, admittedly, but they were a gift to a writer!)

She spent most of her life in London (UK), where she was born and brought up, the youngest of four children, but moved to a market town in Norfolk (UK) in 2000, with George, her late husband.

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San Francisco Cozy Mysteries

Susan McCormick is an award-winning author and doctor who lives in Seattle. In addition to The Fog Ladies cozy murder mystery series with its spunky senior sleuths, she also wrote Granny Can’t Remember Me, a children’s picture book about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

She graduated from Smith College and George Washington University Medical School, with additional medical training in San Francisco and Washington, DC. She served as a doctor for nine years in the US Army before moving to the Pacific Northwest. She is married and has two boys and a giant Newfoundland dog, Albert.

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New Magical Cozy Mystery Series

Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of nineteen mystery books, including the brand new collaborative Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time.

Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. She hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and is slowly but surely discovering all the great restaurants in the Carolinas. Since four of her five amazing kids are living their lives, scattered throughout the country, her dogs, Bean, the pug, and Dobby, the chug keep her company while she writes.

Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and their youngest son. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.

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"This tightly woven mystery spins a web of intrigue where magic simmers, waiting for the perfect time to surface. I can't wait to read more about Pippin and what awaits her in the next Book Magic adventure." ~Dru's Book Musings

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Travel Mysteries

Jennifer S. Alderson’s novels are the perfect combination of travel and mystery – no passport required!

She was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. After traveling extensively around Asia, Oceania, and Central America, Jennifer moved to Darwin, Australia, before settling in the Netherlands. When not writing, she can be found in a museum, biking around Amsterdam, or enjoying a coffee along the canal while planning her next research trip.

Her love of art, travel, and culture inspires her award-winning Zelda Richardson Mystery series, her Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries, and her standalone thrillers.

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