With cold weather approaching it seems a good time to review and share some of my favourite series of cozy mystery books. I spend more time reading than outside during winter months. How about you?
The first series I’m sharing is by Donna Andrews who writes the series about Meg Langslow, set in Caerphilly, Virginia. The first in a long series, is Murder with Peacocks.
This book introduces Meg who is a a blacksmith and an ameteur sleuth, and her family. The extended family is huge and a bit eccentric and they are always getting into all sorts of adventures.
You can of course read books in any order, but I prefer to start at the beginning of the series as you get acquainted with the characters, the locations and the plot.
The book titles all have an animal in them, from owls, swans, buzzards, nightingales, gulls, toucans, geese to macaws and more. They all have a humorous touch to them but are also mysteries.
Meg and her family are involved in all sorts of situations. She is now married to Michael and they have twin boys, Josh and Jamie.
I’m currently reading the 26th book in the series, Owl Be Home for Christmas. An unexpected snow storm confines the participants in an owl conference plus many members of the town in a 5 star inn where the conference is held.
A sudden and most likely suspicious death occurs, of a not very popular person at the conference, and the sleuthing begins. Who will be implicated? who will be found guilty? And it is only a few days till Christmas. Will it be solved by then? Will the storm be over? Will folks be able to get home for Christmas?
Will Meg come to the rescue?
This is a series I recommend and it fits right in the cozy mystery genre that I love to read. Have you read a fun mystery series lately? Here are some more of my book reviews.
Some of the rocks I love to paint are reading ones and I leave them in various Little Free libraries around our community.