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Meet the Wicked Cozy Authors

Members of the Wicked Cozy Authors:

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Jessie Crockett

Lives in New Hampshire, writes the “Sugar Grove” mysteries

Most recent title: “Whispers Beyond the Veil,” under Jessica Estevao

Choice murder setting: Poisoning, as the victim keels over on a stack of pancakes

Preferred method of murder: Bludgeoning

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Sherry Harris

Lived in Bedford and now Virginia, writes the “Sarah Winston Garage Sale” series

Most recent book: “All Murders Final!”

Choice murder setting: Thrift shop

Preferred method of murder: A whack with an object bought at a yard sale

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J.A. Hennrikus

Lives in Somerville, writes the “Clock Shop” mystery series, under Julianne Holmes

Most recent book: “Clock and Dagger” (on sale in August)


Choice murder setting: Locked rooms

Preferred method of murder: Binary poisons

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Edith Maxwell

Lives in Amesbury, writes the “Local Foods” mysteries; the “Quaker Midwife” mysteries; and the “Country Store” mysteries (as Maddie Day)

Most recent book: “Delivering the Truth”

Choice murder setting: During fireworks on Independence Day

Preferred method of murder: Liquid nicotine

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Liz Mugavero

Lives in Connecticut, writes the “Pawsitively Organic” series and the “Cat About Town” series, under Cate Conte

Most recent book: “Custom Baked Murder” (on sale in December)

Choice murder setting: A familiar place close to home

Preferred method of murder: Poisoning

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Barbara Ross

Lives in Somerville and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, writes the “Maine Clambake” series

Most recent book: “Fogged Inn”

Favorite murder setting: Island off the Maine coast with no cell service

Preferred method of murder: Drowning

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