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The Cozy Corner with Alexia Gordon

The Cozy Corner with Alexia Gordon

By Alexia Gordon
Lefty Award-winning, Agatha Award-nominated, and Silver Falchion Award-nominated author, Alexia Gordon, interviews authors who write along the crime fiction spectrum from traditional to cozy to the edge of cozy. Mystery without explicit violence, sex, or gore. Mystery full of intricate plots, engaging characters, and brilliant writing.

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Laura Jensen Walker
Laura Jensen Walker joins me in the Corner to chat about her debut cozy mystery, Murder Most Sweet. Tune in to find out why she switched from chick lit to cozy mysteries. Learn who developed the recipes for her foodie cozy. Get a sneak peek at her upcoming Episcopal priest cozy, Faith, Hope, and a Corpse. And find out where to get the best. Kringle. Ever. (Spoiler alert: O&H Danish Bakery, https://www.ohdanishbakery.com/) Find out more about Laura at https://www.laurajensenwalker.com/ Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon and thank you for your support. Find me, your podcast host, at: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
51:42
September 23, 2020
Lynn Chandler Willis
Listen in as Lynn and I chat about Appalachia (including how to pronounce it), small-town newspapers, and Tell Me You Love Me, book 3 in the Ava Logan Mysteries Find Lynn at http://lynnchandlerwillis.com/ where you can subscribe to her newsletter. Like her on Facebook. And read her short story in the Piedmont Authors Network anthology--sales benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordonand thank you for your support. Find me at: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
27:22
September 9, 2020
Andrea J Johnson
Andrea J Johnson joins me to chat about her debut cozy thriller (it's a thing!), Poetic Justice. Find out what real-life case inspired the story. Hear about Andrea's experiences as a court reporter. Learn where the word "Delmarva" comes from. Imagine you're on the Eastern Shore. Poetic Justice publishes Sept 29, 2020 and is available for pre-order now. Find out more about Andrea at: https://ajthenovelist.com/ Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordonand thank you for your support. Find me at: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
16:27
August 26, 2020
Linda Lovely
Author Linda Lovely joins me to chat about Bones to Pick, a Brie Hooker Mystery. Find out how a vegan chef ends up on a carnivore's farm, hear whether vegan meatloaf is worthy of the name, and find out what the heck goat yoga is. Learn more about Linda and her books at lindalovely.com and follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/linda.lovely.94 Congratulations, Linda, on having Brie Hooker #3 selected as a Silver Falchion Award finalist in the Cozy Mystery category! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordonand thank you for your support. Find me at: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
22:27
August 12, 2020
Molly MacRae
Author Molly MacRae joins me in the Corner to chat about Thistles and Thieves, the third Highland Bookshop Mystery. We talk about writing a series with a group of sleuths, what being a librarian brings to writing crime fiction, and whether haggis is a worthy prize. Find more about Molly at http://www.mollymacrae.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/molly.macrae.9 You can find her at Killer Characters on the 23rd of each month. https://www.killercharacters.com/ Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordonand thank you for your support. Find me at: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
21:19
July 29, 2020
Catriona McPherson
Bonus episode! Always charming, always hilarious Catriona McPherson returns to the Cozy Corner to chat about her charming, hilarious new mystery, Scot on the Rocks, available from August 3 as an ebook. Hear how holidays differ in the US and Scotland, learn how to insult someone in Scottish English, and find out how Catriona juggles a contemporary humorous mystery series, a historical mystery series, and suspenseful standalones. Follow Catriona on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catriona-McPherson and online: http://catrionamcpherson.com/ Follow the podcast: Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Follow me, your host: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon and thank you for your support.
42:59
July 22, 2020
Maggie Toussaint
Author Maggie Toussaint joins me in the Corner to chat about Seas the Day, the first in her new Seafood Caper mystery series. Listen to our talk about island life, the catering business, and changing from writing dark paranormal to bright cozy mysteries. Follow Maggie: on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MaggieToussaintAuthor/ on Twitter https://twitter.com/MaggieToussaint on the web https://maggietoussaint.com/ Follow the podcast: Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon and thank you for your support.
18:57
July 15, 2020
Christina Freeburn
Christmas, crafts, and crime, oh, my. Guest Christina Freeburn joins me in the Corner to chat about Dash Away All, her third Merry and Bright Handcrafted Mystery. Find out how an author's phase of life affects what she writes about, what Christmas crafters do in the off-season, and whether what goes on behind the scenes of those heartwarming Christmas movies is as warm and fuzzy as what ends up on screen. Find out more about Christina and her crafty mysteries at https://www.christinafreeburn.com/ and on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5315723.Christina_Freeburn Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon and thank you for your support. Find me at: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
18:12
July 1, 2020
Esme Addison
Esme Addison joins me in the Corner to chat about A Spell for Trouble, the first in the Bellamy Bay Mystery series. Listen and find out how Esme became interested in natural medicine, how her Polish in-laws influenced her book (and introduced her to vodka), and what mermaids have to do with small towns and murder. Follow Esme: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esmeaddison/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EsmeAddisonAuthor/ Web: https://esmeaddison.com/ And follow the podcast: Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Support the podcast on Patreon! Gain access to patron-only posts, thank you gifts, and giveaways! A donation of as little as $3/month gets you a shout-out on The Cozy Corner. Sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon and thank you for your support.
21:44
June 17, 2020
Cindy Brown
Author Cindy Brown joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about the theater, ghosts, her cozy mystery, The Phantom of Oz, and how a bit of silliness brightens the gloom. Find Cindy at: cindybrownwriter.com   plentynice.com  or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cindy.brown.188478 Sign up for Cindy's The Slightly Silly Newsletter  at https://www.cindybrownwriter.com/the-slightly-silly-newsletter  Follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @podcast_cozy and on Facebook @thecozycornerpodcast On the web at https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ I'm now on Patreon! As little as $3 a month gets you a shout out on the podcast. Pledge your support https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon
27:23
June 3, 2020
Nancy Cole Silverman
Nancy Cole Silverman joins me in the corner to chat about her Misty Dawn Mysteries. Her newest, The House that Vanity Built, launched May 12. Listen as we chat about shades, psychics, Hollywood glamour, and the early days of radio journalism. Plus, a promo for the Crime Writers of Color podcast. For listeners looking to diversify their bookshelves. Tune in on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/show/7diGcNaV50t1UzdeRe97P5?si=ijqb-mrFS6OIrw7eftjSOw Find more about Nancy at https://www.nancycolesilverman.com/ Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.silverman.90 Follow the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy
39:02
May 20, 2020
Alice Loweecey
Alice Loweecey, author of the Driscoll Investigation Mysteries, joins me in the corner to chat about what bad guys say when they get shot, how you tweak a series when it moves from one publishing house to another, and nuns. Yes, nuns. Find Alice at https://www.aliceloweecey.net/  You'll also learn about her (not-so) secret identity as Kate Morgan, the pen name she uses when she writes her dark horror novels. How dark? Burned eyeballs dark. But don't worry, aside from being funny, her Giulia Driscoll novels are nothing like her horror fiction. They're a light read that won't have you triple checking to make sure you locked the doors. Find Alice on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GiuliaDriscoll/ Find the podcast: on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast,  on Twitter at https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ on Pinterest at: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ on the Web at: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ And find me, your host: Web https://alexiagordon.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
20:05
May 6, 2020
Listen to the Crime Writers of Color Podcast, hosted by Robert Justice
The Crime Writers of Color. The podcast for readers looking to add some spice to their reading life and diversity to their bookshelves. Hosted by Robert Justice. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play. https://www.crimewritersofcolor.com/podcast
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May 1, 2020
April 25, 2020
00:52
April 25, 2020
The Cozy Trailer
Join me on your favorite podcast listening app for chats with authors who write traditional or cozy mysteries. You won't find explicit sex or graphic violence in these authors' books. You will find intricate plots, compelling characters, and quality writing. It's crime fiction on the less-gritty end of the spectrum. New episodes premiere every other Wednesday. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app so you don't miss an episode. If you enjoy the show, please leave a 5-star rating or review. Follow the show: Web: https://cozycornerwithalexia.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alexia_gordon/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon-podcast/ Find your host at Web https://alexiagordon.net/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaGordon.writer Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiagordon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlex1995/ Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
00:52
April 25, 2020
Grace Topping
Grace Topping joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about her latest Laura Bishop Mystery, Staging Wars. Hear about a sleuth forced to clear her childhood nemesis of murder charges. Learn the difference between an interior designer and a home stager. Find out why you should stage your home to help it sell. Keep up with Grace Topping at https://www.gracetopping.com. Get book news and home staging tips! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GraceToppingAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/gtoppingauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gtopping703/ Follow the podcast: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy
13:23
April 22, 2020
Sybil Johnson
Sybil Johnson joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about Ghosts of Painting Past, her latest Aurora Anderson Mystery. The only thing cold in this California Christmas cozy is the case that lands the sleuth's father on Santa's naughty list. Listen in as Sybil and I talk about what Christmas is like at the beach, the history of tole painting, and what inspired her to have human remains turn up at a construction site. Find Sybil at https://www.authorsybiljohnson.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sybiljohnsonauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sybiljohnson19 Follow the podcast: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcast_cozy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcast_cozy
17:49
April 8, 2020
Jennifer J. Chow
Author Jennifer J. Chow joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about the first book in her new, Sassy Cat Mystery series, Mimi Lee Gets a Clue. Tune in to find out what Jennifer would want her pet to say, if she had one and it was telepathic. Hear about match-making aunties and learn why amateur sleuths should date lawyers. Mimi Lee is in over her head. There's her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run, her matchmaking mother to thwart, her talking cat Marshmallow to tend to—oh, and the murder of a local breeder to solve...now if only Mimi hadn't landed herself on top of the suspect list. Connect with Jennifer at www.jenniferjchow.com. Connect on Instagram and Twitter: @jenjchow
13:07
March 25, 2020
C.M. (Colleen) Gleason
A murderer won't let a little thing like the Civil War stop them. C.M. (Colleen) Gleason joins me to chat about her new Lincoln's White House Mystery, Murder at the Capitol, from Kensington Books. We chat about history, getting inside characters' head, and the challenges of turning President Lincoln into a fictional character. (Content warning: This novel is set during the Civil War. Slavery was legal and racists behaved--and spoke--like racists.) Find out more about Colleen and her books at https://www.colleengleason.com/ Like Colleen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Colleen.Gleason.Author/ The podcast is on social media now. Follow @podcast_cozy on Instagram and Twitter. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast/ Sign up for my monthly author newsletter, POC to POV. Get news about my books, my podcast, and spotlight authors and organizations. Plus chances to win free stuff. Sign up here: https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
21:05
March 11, 2020
Julie Mulhern
Julie Mulhern, author of The Country Club Murders and The Poppy Fields Adventures, joins me to talk about her latest Country Club Murder, Stayin' Alive. We discuss the love-em-or-hate-em 70s, progress (or regress) on social issues over the past almost-50 years, and what not to put in your Jello.  We also chat about the thrilling adventures of Poppy Fields, it-girl-turned-secret-agent. Find out more about Julie--and snag a free e-copy of Poppy's first adventure--on her website, https://www.juliemulhernauthor.com/ Follow Julie on Facebook for some scary hilarious 1970's advertisements--see the foods, fads, and fashions and wonder "what were they thinking?" (Or, "gee, I wonder if I still have my knitted vest and bell bottoms?") Buy Julie's novels at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. The Country Club Murders are also available on Audible. Buy my Gethsemane Brown novels at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Also available on Audible.
18:46
February 26, 2020
Annette Dashofy
Former first responder, Annette Dashofy, joins me to chat about Under the Radar, her 9th Zoe Chambers mystery. We talk about creating an amateur sleuth with a professional not typical for most cozies, the challenges of being a first responder in a small town, how to pronounce Monongahela, and Steelers vs Eagles. Find Annette at https://www.annettedashofy.com/ Follow her on Facebook.
22:02
February 12, 2020
Darcie Wilde
Darcie Wilde joins me in the Cozy Corner to discuss her new Regency-era mystery, And Dangerous to Know. We chat about useful women, inconvenient places to find dead bodies, and Jane Austen's snarkiness. Find out more about Darcie Wilde and her books by signing up for her newsletter at: http://www.darciewilderomance.com/ Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Darcie_Wilde                           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darciewilderomance                           Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darciewildeauthor/ Follow the podcast on Twitter: @podcast_cozy                                            Instagram: podcast_cozy                                            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast
21:27
January 29, 2020
John Gaspard
Sleight of hand, illusion, and murder. John Gaspard, author of the Eli Marks Mysteries, joins me to chat about card tricks, the world of the working magician, and the newest book in the Eli Marks series, The Zombie Ball. As a special treat for podcast listeners, John's giving away a copy of an Eli Marks short story, "The Invisible Assistant." Here’s the link to the eBook version:  https://dl.bookfunnel.com/jj1r1yaavj If you prefer an audiobook version of the story, here’s the link:  https://dl.bookfunnel.com/ddaauus80l Find out more about Eli and his creator at http://www.elimarksmysteries.com  Read John's other series, The Como Lake Players Mysteries, written under the pen name Bobbie Raymond. The first book in the series is Acting Can Be Murder.  You can find the book here:  https://www.albertsbridgebooks.com Like John on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JohnGaspardAuthorPage/ If you're in the Minneapolis, MN area, go see a magic show https://www.facebook.com/sundaynightmagic/  Feel like you're inside an Eli Marks mystery. Minus the dead body. Probably. The podcast is on social media now. Follow @podcast_cozy on Instagram and Twitter. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecozycornerpodcast/ And sign up for my author newsletter, POC to POV, for news about my books, the podcast, spotlight authors and organizations, and for chances to win stuff https://mailchi.mp/alexiagordon/poc2pov
18:26
January 15, 2020
Shawn Reilly Simmons
Shawn Reilly Simmons, author, editor, and member of the Malice Domestic Board of Directors, joins me to talk about the 7th book in her Red Carpet Catering Mysteries, Murder on the Chopping Block. Learn what inspired her to create her culinary cozy series. We also chat about the differences between writing novels, writing short stories, and editing anthologies and how a chance visit to a Malice Domestic conference led to more than a decade on the Board. Discover how her name is pronounced in Mexico, what her favorite culinary competition show is, and what our favorite true crime podcasts are. (Spoiler: mine's Small Town Murder.) Find out more about Shawn: https://www.henerypress.com/author-simmons-shawn-reilly Learn more about Malice Domestic, the annual fan convention celebrating the traditional mystery and register: http://malicedomestic.org/about.html Learn about the Agatha Awards, presented at Malice Domestic to honor the best in traditional mystery: http://malicedomestic.org/agathas.html (Spot the teapots in Knives Out).
45:12
January 1, 2020
The Cozy Corner Season 2--Coming Jan 1
Shawn Reilly Simmons   Jan 1 John Gaspard                    Jan 15 Darcie Wilde                      Jan 29 Annette Dashofy              Feb 12 Julie Mulhern                    Feb 26
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December 30, 2019
The Cozy Corner with Alexia Gordon, Season 2 promo
Season 2 of the podcast begins January 1 with guest, Shawn Reilly Simmons, author of the Red Carpet Catering Mysteries
00:39
December 24, 2019
Connie Di Marco
Connie Di Marco, author of the Zodiac Mysteries, joins me in the Corner to chat about The Madness of Mercury, the first book in the series. Find out why Connie chose astrology as her amateur sleuth's profession, how real-life professional astrologers respond to her books, and what Mercury Retrograde really means. Buy Connie's books wherever fine books are sold. Find out more about Connie: Twitter: @askzodia https://www.facebook.com/zodiacmysteries/ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/connie-di-marco http://www.conniedimarco.com/ https://www.amazon.com/di-Marco-Connie/e/B01BMZ3ZUS/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
26:43
December 18, 2019
Debra H. Goldstein
Debra H. Goldstein, Agatha and Anthony Nominee, joins me to chat about the second book in her new cozy mystery series, Two Bites Too Many. We discuss following your passion, how to handle "heavy" topics in a "light" mystery, and how to make Jell-O (TM) in a can. Books in the Sarah Blair Mysteries, from Kensington: One Taste Too Many Two Bites Too Many Find Debra at: https://www.DebraHGoldstein.com https://www.facebook.com/DebraHollyGoldstein
26:25
December 4, 2019
Connie Berry
Connie Berry, one of my Missdemeanors blog mates and the author of the Kate Hamilton Mysteries, joins me in the Cozy Corner. We chat about the second Kate Hamilton book, A Legacy of Murder. We discuss English history, antiques, and Connie's refreshing take on the cozy amateur sleuth. Find Connie at: Website: www.connieberry.com Facebook: Connie Berry, Author Twitter @conniecberry Pinterest: Connie Campbell Berry Blog: www.missdemeanors.com
19:17
November 27, 2019
Michelle Cox
Michelle Cox joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about A Veil Removed, book 4 in the award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series. A blend of history, romance, and mystery, the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series has been described as "Downtown Abbey meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" with a dash of Jane Austen. Michelle also writes “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. Find Michelle at www.michellecoxauthor.com Twitter: @michellecox33 Facebook: @michellecoxwrites Instagram: michellecoxwrites Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/michelle-cox Newsletter: http://michellecoxauthor.com/newsletter-sign-up/
19:22
November 20, 2019
Ellen Byron
Ellen Byron, who also writes as Maria DiRico, joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about Fatal Cajun Festival, the fifth book in her Cajun Country mystery series and Here Comes the Body, the first book in her new Catering Hall mystery series. The Cajun Country Mysteries, which have won Agatha and Lefty Awards and hit the USA Today bestseller list, immerse readers in small town Louisiana. The Catering Hall Mysteries will take readers to New York City. Both contain recipes. Fatal Cajun Festival is available now and Here Comes the Body debuts February 25, 2020 under the pen name Maria DiRico. Find out more about Ellen at https://www.ellenbyron.com Find out more about Ellen as Maria DiRico at https://www.amazon.com/Maria-DiRico Ellen/Maria is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CateringHallMysteries/ and https://www.facebook.com/ellen.byron
37:12
November 13, 2019
Catriona McPherson
All treat, no tricks. Just in time for Halloween, Catriona McPherson, author of the Dandy Gilver and Lexy Campbell mysteries, as well as almost a dozen stand-alones, joins me in the Cozy Corner to chat about A Step So Grave (Dandy Gilver Book 13) and Strangers at the Gate (a stand-alone suspense). The Dandy Gilver series channels Golden Age detective fiction as it transports readers to the 1930s. Strangers at the Gate is set in an eerie contemporary Scotland, a perfect read for the spooky season. Catriona is a Scottish-born California resident who says "book" in the most charming way. She's a multi-award-winning full-time author and a doctor (PhD) of linguistics. She's a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, The Crimewriters' Association, and The Society of Authors. She'll be the Toastmaster at Bouchercon 2020, the SleuthFest 2020 Guest of Honor, and a Left Coast Crime 2021 Guest of Honor. Find out more about Strangers at the Gate and A Step So Grave on Catriona's website, http://catrionamcpherson.com/ She's also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catriona.mcpherson.54
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October 30, 2019
Susanna Calkins
Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act (the National Prohibition Act, (H.R. 6810)), which went into effect on October 28, 1919 when the 66th Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto (https://history.house.gov/Historical-Highlights/1901-1950/The-Volstead-Act/), Susanna Calkins joins me at the historic Deer Path Inn (https://www.thedeerpathinn.com/our-story) to chat about her new Speakeasy Murders mystery, Murder Knocks Twice. Susanna Calkins is the author of the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Murders (Minotaur Books/St. Martin's) Learn more about MURDER KNOCKS TWICE (2019) Book 2 in the series, The Fate of a Flapper, is out in July 2020 Check out her Agatha-nominated short story “A Postcard for the Dead” Susanna is also: Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter Instructor, StoryStudio Chicago www.susannacalkins.com Twitter: @scalkins3 s.calkins.nu@gmail.com Instagram: scalkinsauthor Murder Knocks Twice is listed in CRIME NOVELS IN THE AGE OF PROHIBITION, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 BY ASHLEY WEAVER, https://crimereads.com/crime-novels-in-the-age-of-prohibition/
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October 16, 2019
Edith Maxwell
Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Maxwell, with twenty novels in print and four more completed, has been nominated for an Agatha Award six times. She lives north of Boston with her beau and an elderly cat, and gardens and cooks when she isn’t killing people on the page or wasting time on Facebook. Please find her at edithmaxwell.com, on Instagram, at the Wicked Authors blog, and at Killer Characters.  Meet Edith when the Wickeds go on tour, October 4-6:  https://wickedauthors.com/2019/09/20/the-wickeds-on-tour/ Other appearances: Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport, MA Oct 6, 7 pm Country Bookseller, Wolfeboro, NH Oct 7, 4-6 pm White Birch Books, Conway, NH Oct 8 2 pm Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA Oct 19 11 am New England Crime Bake, Woburn, MA Nov 8-10 Judge Thee Not: No stranger to judgmental attitudes in her small town, 1880s Quaker midwife, Rose Carroll, is nonetheless stunned when society matron Mayme Settle publicly snubs Rose’s good friend, Bertie, for her nontraditional ways. When Mrs. Settle is later found murdered—and a supposed witness insists Bertie was spotted near the scene of the crime—the police blame her. Rose is certain her friend is innocent, and she enlists the help of a blind pregnant client—who’s endured her own share of prejudice—to help her sift through the clues. As the two uncover a slew of suspects tied to financial intrigues, illicit love, and an age-old grudge over perceived wrongs, circumstantial evidence looms large in small minds, and Rose fears her friend will soon become the victim of a grave injustice—or worse. 
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October 2, 2019
Kathleen Valenti
Kathleen Valenti, author of the Maggie O'Malley Mysteries, joins me to talk about As Directed, the third book in the series from Henery Press. We discuss poison, the pharmaceutical industry, research, and invent a new genre, the cozy thriller. Find Kathleen at: https://www.facebook.com/kathleenvalentiauthor/ https://www.instagram.com/kathleen_valenti/ https://twitter.com/KathyValenti1 https://www.kathleenvalenti.com/ Find her books at: https://www.henerypress.com/author-valenti-kathleen  and wherever fine books are sold.
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September 18, 2019
L.A. Chandlar Live at Killer Nashville
Infused with historical fact, figures, and culture, L.A. Chandlar's third Art Deco Mystery, The Pearl Dagger, brings the 1930s to life as Lane Sanders helps her boss, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, fight organized crime on both sides of the Atlantic. Find out more about Agatha- and Silver Falchion-nominated, bestselling author, L.A. Chandlar at www.lachandlar.com. And check out her red shoe collection at www.instagram.com/lachandlar/ www.facebook.com/lachandlar/ www.pinterest.com/lachandlar/ Follow her on Twitter at @LAChandlar
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September 4, 2019
Alison von Rosenvinge/D.A. Bartley
Alison von Rosenvinge, author (as D.A. Bartley) of the Abish Taylor Mysteries from Crooked Lane, joins me in the Cozy Corner. We discuss how an empty house leads to a compelling murder mystery that examines the consequences of a community's refusal to disavow violent doctrine, whether it's harder to come up with a blog post or a way to murder someone, and what Kellye Garrett, Richie Narvaez, and Lee Child have in common. Tune in and find out what fields (yes, plural) Alison holds doctoral degrees in and what the D in her pen name stands for. Don't miss Alison at the first meeting of the NYC/Tristate Chapter of Sisters in Crime: Bold Voices Expanding Horizons in Crime Fiction with Cate Holahan, Richie Narvaez, Laura Joh Rowland, and Catherine Maiorisi on Thursday, September 19th (moderated by Alison von Rosenvinge, President of NYC Chapter of SinC). The meet-and-greet starts at 6:00 pm Eastern, and the panel starts promptly at 6:30 pm at the Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue.    https://dabartley.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dabartleyauthor Twitter: @DA_Bartley https://www.instagram.com/alisonvonr/ https://www.missdemeanors.com/
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August 21, 2019
Abby Vandiver
Abby Vandiver, author of the Romaine Wilder Mysteries (Henery Press), joins me in the Cozy Corner to talk about funeral homes, folk magic, heritage, and ice cream--and a murder or two. P.S. Today (August 7) is Abby's birthday. Tune in and wish her a happy one!  https://www.henerypress.com/author-vandiver-abby-l   https://www.abbyvandiver.com/index.html   https://twitter.com/abbyvandiver?lang=en 
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August 7, 2019
Paula Munier
Literary agent and bestselling author, Paula Munier, joins me at ThrillerFest XIV for a mini-sode to discuss her award-nominated debut novel, A Borrowing of Bones. And dogs. Of course, we discuss dogs.  Find Paula at:  https://twitter.com/PaulaSMunier   https://www.facebook.com/paula.munier.9  https://paulamunier.com/   https://www.amazon.com/Paula-Munier/e/B003EC64L0   https://careerauthors.com/ 
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July 24, 2019
Patricia Sargeant/Olivia Matthews
Patricia Sargeant, writing as Olivia Matthews, joins me in the Cozy Corner to talk about the Sister Lou Mysteries. Tune in to learn the difference between a nun and a sister, how she sold her editor on a main character who's in her sixties, and the story behind her pen names (there's more than one). And find out what's up with the cat and the bunny. Olivia Matthew's third Sister Lou Mystery, Alibis & Angels (Kensington), is available now. Find Olivia (Patricia) at: Website: PatriciaSargeant.com Enewsletter: Patricia's News BookBub: @BooksByPatricia1 Facebook: @AuthorPatriciaSargeant GoodReads: AuthorPatriciaSargeant Twitter: @BooksbyPatricia
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July 10, 2019
Gigi Pandian
Gigi Pandian, author of The Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mysteries and the Accidental Alchemist Mysteries, winner of multiple awards, and locked-room mystery aficionado, joins me in conversation. We chat about organizations that support writers, where she gets her ideas, and the joys of a locked room.  Find Gigi's books on Amazon, through indiebound.org, and wherever fine books are sold. https://gigipandian.com/books/  JAYA JONES TREASURE HUNT MYSTERIES: Artifact   ’12 Pirate Vishnu   ’14 Quicksand   ’14 Michelangelo’s Ghost   ’16 The Ninja’s Illusion   ’17 The Cambodian Curse & Other Stories ACCIDENTAL ALCHEMIST MYSTERIES: The Accidental Alchemist   ’15 The Masquerading Magician   ’16 The Elusive Elixir    ’17 The Alchemist’s Illusion   ’19 SHORT STORIES/ANTHOLOGIES: Other People’s Baggage   ’12 (w/ Kendel Lynn & Diane Vallere) Murder Most Conventional   ’16  (anthology edited by Katherine Hall Page) “The Hindi Houdini” “The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn” 
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June 26, 2019
V.M. Burns
Join V.M. (Valerie) Burns--author of the Mystery Bookshop Mysteries, the Dog Club Mysteries, and the R.J. Franklin Mysteries, and me as we chat about how she writes three different series, the role place plays in her fiction, and her experience at Malice Domestic, the mystery fan conference where cozies take center stage. Check out Valerie's books, available on Amazon, through indiebound.org, and wherever fine books are sold: MYSTERY BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES: The Plot Is Murder   ’17 Read Herring Hunt   ’18 The Novel Art of Murder     ’18 Wed, Read & Dead    ’19 DOG CLUB MYSTERIES: In the Dog House   ’18 The Puppy Who Knew Too Much   ’19 RJ FRANKLIN MYSTERIES: Travellin’ Shoes   ’18
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June 12, 2019