I have always loved mysteries. Cozy mysteries are my favorite. A cozy mystery is one that is a fun read, that is entertaining yet engages your mind. The heroine/sleuth is usually a woman with a college degree, and usually very likable. Usually she is not a police officer, coroner, or medical examiner…but she usually knows someone who is. Plus most often she has someone in the police who thinks that she should not be taken seriously. No graphic violence, no profanity, and no explicit sex…most of the time the murder is quick, and takes place out of the scene. Usually cozy mysteries come in series, which I love.
I read to relax. I really don’t want to have to think too hard, and I don’t want to be depressed, or grossed out, or scared. To be even more specific, I like female sleuths who are usually funny, and I like my mysteries to be set in America. And I don’t want to read books from the viewpoint of someone’s cat.
So this week I am reading the Debutante Dropout Mystery series, which features Andrea “Andy” Kendricks, a 30-something webmaster who fled her own debutante season for art school in Chicago, and who has returned to Dallas, Texas.
Here are the books in the series:
- Blue Blood ’04
- The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder ’05
- The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club ’06
- The Night of the Living Deb ’07
- Too Pretty to Die ’08
- Say Yes to the Death ’15
I highly recommend them!