About

We are six authors who write wicked cozy mysteries set in New England. This blog aims to foster a conversation between readers and writers about all kinds of topics connected to our writing, our setting, and our fans. We hope you’ll leave lots of comments and stop by regularly to see what’s new.

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  • Jessie Crockett writes the Sugar Grove Mystery series. As Jessica Estevao she writes the Change of Fortune historical mysteries.
  • Sherry Harris writes the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series.
  • Julie Hennrikus writes the Clock Shop Mystery series as Julianne Holmes.
  • Edith Maxwell writes the Local Food Mystery series and the Quaker Midwife Mysteries. The Country Story Mysteries are published under her pen name Maddie Day and as Tace Baker, she writes the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries.
  • Liz Mugavero writes the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries. As Cate Conte, she writes the Cat About Town Mysteries.
  • Barb Ross writes the Maine Clambake Mystery series.
The Wickeds with our agent John Talbot

The Wickeds with our agent John Talbot

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Very excited to subscribe to your newsletter. I am working on my 2nd cozy while my agent tries selling my first (very slow process!). I live in CT so love that all of you write about New England, although my cozies take place in upstate NY!

  2. Hi Girls, You all look so happy! And why shouldn’t writers be happy? I also work with a group of writers – one man,five women – and we treasure our group, the support, the positive critique, the laughs, the jokes – FRIENDSHIP. Writers deserve friendship. You’ve cheered my day. I’ll be back, Elenor

    • That was a happy day, Elenor, and we do have a good time together, (which is something to remind ourselves when we are individually slogging through draft after draft).

      So grateful you’ve dropped by.

  3. Dear Cozy Writers:
    I’m alarmed! Why would literary writers look down on mystery writers. My next novel is going to be a “who done it”. Yep, that would be classed as a mystery. Or were you just being neurotic?

  4. Just signed a contract with Kensington for three more cozies in my Witch City Mystery series! Salem born, on Halloween eve, I live in Florida now but still have my accent intact. Third book in the series, Look Both Ways will be out November 1.

  5. I love reading books and writing what I think about them on my blog. I am owned by three lovely kids, a precious dog…Cibbl (pronounced Kibble) and have a wonderful husband who supports my reading habit. I can’t wait to get your newsletter and get to know you all.

  6. Hi Ladies – I’m delighted to find your website (thanks to the Boston Globe April, 2016 article). I love the “new” cozy mystery genre, so many, many thanks for your contributions to the field. As a long-time mystery reader – thanks to Nancy Drew at about age 10 – mystery stories have gotten me through the ups and downs of life. Now retired I finally have the time to really indulge. Last fall I taught a class at the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) at Rivier University in Nashua, NH entitled “The History of the Mystery,” that was very well received. During the winter/spring 2017 semester I’m thinking of teaching one called “Cuddle Up With a Cozy.” So your books will fit right in. Can’t wait to learn more about all of you! Thank you.
    Nancy

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