As summer reading comes to a close (the last day to pick up prizes is August 12), I had to take this last chance to utilize one of my favorite facets of the cozy mystery: the punny title! So this month, we are highlighting cozy mysteries that feature geologists, opens a new window and archaeologists, opens a new window. As these amateur sleuths begin digging around, they discover a lot more than they bargained for.
This includes some incredibly funny cozies and some mysteries that start to blur the lines a bit. I've listed here the first book in each of the series that we have here at the St. Tammany Parish Library.
Sarah Andrews is herself a geologist, and this series features geologist and amateur sleuth Em Hansen.
Though published second, Bright Hair about the Bone was intended to be the first in the Laetitia Talbot Mystery Series, which is set in France after World War I.
The Gideon Oliver mysteries feature an anthropology professor turned amateur sleuth.
Also, if you aren't sure what a cozy mystery is, I highly recommend "What Exactly Is a Cozy Mystery", opens a new window by Agatha Award-winning author Amanda Flower, opens a new window.
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