I read many books in a year, but I still can’t claim an encyclopedic reading of the cozies that were published in 2021. These delicious morsels of storytelling are reason for joy, as the storytellers, even though they include murders, are in general optimistic. You like the characters in these books, and would love to be friends with them. These are my favorites this year. For a really deep dive, check out Dru Ann Love’s blog, Dru’s Book Musings, which tackles everything in the cozy universe. All of these titles are available on our website.
I’m delighted to reveal the cover of Jennifer Hawkins’ Murder Always Barks Twice, the second installment in her chatty corgi series, coming out August 3rd. Jennifer lives and writes in Michigan, and as Delia James, writes the Magical Cat mysteries. Find her on twitter @JenHawkinsAuth1. She has a newsletter for events, updates, releases and all kind of book recommendations from very cool people here.
Jennifer says: Thanks to Aunt Agatha’s for helping me share my new cover! I love this one so much – it’s got everything. The house in the background is exactly how I pictured Truscott Grange where the mystery takes place, and we’ve got an adorable rendition of Oliver the Chatty Corgi himself. Plus, all the cake!