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4 years ago  ::  Mar 25, 2014 - 10:57PM #1
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This afternoon I was doing a google search for an author I love but couldn't remember her name:  Kathy Logan Trocheck.  How I found her was that I remembered that her heroine's cleaning business was named "House Mouse," so I typed that into the search box along with Atlanta mystery series.  Bam!  Got what I needed, and much, much more.  One of the links that popped up was about cozy mysteries whose female detectives cleaned houses/castles, whatever, for a living.  Oh, man, a motherlode of new authors!!  I was ecstatic.  So, I thought I would list them here in case anyone else besides me enjoys the female mysteries.

First one, of course, is Kathy Logan Trocheck, who also goes by the name of Mary Kay Andrews...or vice versa.  Whatever.

Christy Barritt...runs a crime scene cleaning service
C.C. out of Buckingham Palace
Emily Brightwell...set in Victorian England
Barry S. Brown...Sherlocke Holmes's housekeeper
Susanna Calkins...17th century England
Dorothy Cannell...character's name is Florence Norris
Barbara Colley...set in New Orleans
Jeanne M. Dams
Susan S. James...set in Maryland
Dolores Johnson...Denver, Colorado
Kate Kingsbury...Manor House mysteries, England
Barbara Neely...North Carolina
Suzanne Price...character's name is Sky Taylor
Ann Purser...set in an English village
Cyndy Salzman...hmm, didn't get any info for her books...must have forgotten
Sharon Short...character is Josie Toadfern, owns and runs a laundramat.  

And my personal favorite, M.C. Beaton, who writes the Hammish MacBeth series, who is in Scotland, and the Agatha Raisin series, who is in the Cotswold, England.  Beaton's books are wonderful...funny and interesting.  She also writes as Marion(Marian?)Chesney.

So there ya have 'em.  Enjoy them or just scroll on by, lol!! 
Today is the day that the Lord hath made; we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

---Psalm 118:24
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4 years ago  ::  Mar 27, 2014 - 7:39PM #2
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Thanks for the list, JB.  I recognize Beaton, but all the others....never heard of them.  I'll look them up next time I'm at the library.

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