Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Look at Two Cozy Mystery Authors

By Nancy Jill Thames

Authors have unique styles or voices they use in telling their tales. Some readers like a dramatic voice, others prefer some humor as they read. These authors definitely have both plus a cozy feel to their mysteries.

Deborah Malone
Deborah Malone writes mysteries taking place in her home state of Georgia. The characters are fun and memorable, two qualities readers look for in books.

Here's my review on Deborah's first book, "Death in Dohlonega."

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great First Book for Deborah Malone!, August 15, 2012

This review is from: Death in Dahlonega (A Trixie Montgomery Cozy Mystery) (Kindle Edition)
"Dahlonega" sounds like "bologna" should sound like, but this book is no baloney! The story has all the elements readers like me look for in a cozy mystery - good characters, interesting setting and tight plot. Trixie, Dee Dee and Nana were fun characters to watch as the story unfolded from Trixie's beginning a simple job assignment as a reporter, to her battling for Dee Dee's life as an accused murderer.

C.L. Ragsdale
The other author I'd like to introduce for your reading pleasure is the extremely funny C.L. Ragsdale. Cindy writes the Reboot Files Series and has published her first superhero cozy mystery recently.
I've read all the Reboot Files and "Chasing Lady Midnight." Since I can't decide on which one I enjoyed most I'll give you my review on "The Wrong Ghost," Book 4 in the Reboot Files.

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 4.0 out of 5 stars Clever Title - Clever Plot, June 29, 2012

This review is from: The Wrong Ghost (The Reboot Files, #4 - A Cozy Christian Mystery) (Kindle Edition)
What a fun read for only $.99!(Which it was at the time.) C.L. Ragsdale is a wonderful story teller pulling you in immediately with the lore of Lake Morona's resident ghost. The tension is well developed between Irene and Troy, infused with witty dialogue. I also liked the story itself and the way it unfolded - giving clues to the mystery here and there to keep my interest through the whole book. When it ended, it left me wanting more adventures of the Reboot Team. I immediately ordered book 1 on my Kindle. Cute series!

Have a great week, dear readers. I hope you enjoy these authors as much as I do.

~Nancy Jill

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