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Sofie Kelly

A pseudonym used by Darlene Ryan

Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of young adult writer and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores. And she admits to having a small crush on Matt Lauer.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Sofie Kelly recommends
Death Al Dente (2013)
(Food Lovers' Village, book 1)
Leslie Budewitz
"The first book in a delicious new series. Leslie Budewitz has created a believable, down-to-earth heroine in Erin Murphy, who uses her sleuthing skills and the Spreadsheet of Suspicion to catch a killer. The supporting cast of characters, from Erin's mother, Fresca to her cat, Sandburg, are charming. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Jewel Bay."
Murder, She Barked (2013)
(Paws and Claws Mystery, book 1)
Krista Davis
"Davis has created another charming series."
Tailing a Tabby (2014)
(Bookmobile Cat Mystery, book 2)
Laurie Cass
"Librarian Minnie Hamilton is kindhearted, loyal, and resourceful."
By Book Or By Crook (2015)
(Lighthouse Library Mystery, book 1)
Eva Gates
"By Book or By Crook is a smart whodunit. Assistant librarian Lucy, is a likeable heroine among an engaging cast of supporting characters."
Berried Secrets (2015)
(Cranberry Cove Mystery, book 1)
Peg Cochran
"A fun whodunnit with quirky characters and a satisfying mystery. This newseries is as sweet and sharp as the heroine’s cranberry salsa."
Crushed Velvet (2015)
(Material Witness Mystery, book 2)
Diane Vallere
"An engaging new series."
The Bodies in the Library (2019)
(First Edition Library Mystery, book 1)
Marty Wingate
"The Bodies in the Library has all the best elements of a classic cozy; a charming British setting, a beautiful Georgian house, a collection of aspiring writers with a love of Agatha Christie's novels, a dead body in the library and a reluctant--but resourceful--amateur sleuth in Haley Burke. Engaging characters, a clever plot and yes, there's even a cat! What more could a mystery-lover ask for? Marty Wingate's new series is off to an entertaining start. I'll be watching for the next book!"
Mimi Lee Gets a Clue (2020)
(Sassy Cat Mystery, book 1)
Jennifer J Chow
"Mimi Lee is feisty, determined, and lots of fun."
A Deadly Inside Scoop (2020)
(Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, book 1)
Abby Collette
"What do you get when you put together a tight-knit, slightly quirky family, a delectable collection of ice cream flavors, and an original mystery? A tasty start to a new cozy series. A Deadly Inside Scoop is a cleverly crafted mystery with a relatable main character in Bronwyn Crewse."
To Fetch a Felon (2020)
(Chatty Corgi Mystery, book 1)
Jennifer Hawkins
"Two paws up! First in a wonderful new series....Take one smart—albeit somewhat reluctant—amateur sleuth, Emma Reed, add an idyllic English village setting, colorful characters, a puzzling mystery, and a talking corgi...and you get the perfect mix of all things cozy."
Killer Content (2021)
(Brooklyn Murder Mystery, book 1)
Olivia Blacke
"Killer Content puts together all of my favorite things: an intriguing plot, a great cast of supporting characters, and a vivid setting. Huckleberry the dog even won over this cat-lover! Odessa has an unconventional, appealing voice and she’s no shrinking violet. I laughed out loud in places. Killer Content is a killer read!"
In the Company of Witches (2021)
(Evenfall Witches B&B Mystery, book 1)
Auralee Wallace
"This is the perfect blend of mystery, magic, and mayhem."

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