The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten New to Me Favorite Authors. I love discovering a new author that I really love and this year has been a great one for that. I am leaving a few off because several of them will be on my Best Books of 2015 list next week.
Susan M. Boyer - I read Susan M. Boyer's Lowcountry Boneyard for a blog tour and fell in love with her matter of fact detective, Liz Talbot, her partner Nate, and the rest of her world. If I had had any doubts the 2nd book I read - Lowcountry Bordello - finished those off. Now I'm just waiting for the next one!
Julie Mulhern - I passed on the first book last year because the idea of a cozy mystery set in the 70s didn't grab me but after seeing great reviews of it I couldn't resist Guaranteed to Bleed. I'm so glad I didn't! It was such fun to read and I loved the main characters. She's definitely on my auto-buy/request list.
Loretta Ross - When I saw Death and The Red Headed Woman on NetGalley I jumped at it. I love a good cozy and this one featured an old house, an estate auction AND there was a reference to Dorothy Sayers. I really really enjoyed it and Ross is definitely an author I'll be on the lookout for. I've already got her 2nd book in this series that comes out in February and can't wait to read it!
These next authors aren't necessarily favorites but they are all new to me authors that I read this year that I enjoyed. While they're not on my auto-buy list I am looking forward to reading more from them.
Shelley Freydont - I may have mentioned that I love a cozy mystery and the Celebration Bay series by Shelley Freydont had been tempting me for awhile. The whole series is set around holiday celebrations which makes for fun holiday reading. I read Trick or Deceit right around Halloween and had a good time with it. She also has another series set in the Gilded Age that I really enjoyed.
Sophie Hannah - I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I'd never heard of Sophie Hannah until she wrote The Monogram Murders using Agatha Christie's Poirot character. I enjoyed the read and like the mystery though I had some issues with her version of Poirot. I'm really curious to see what she can do with her own style and her own characters.
Jill Mansell - Mansell is another author I'd been wanting to try and was pleased when I got my hands on The Unpredictable Consequences of Love. It took me awhile to warm up to all the characters but I ended up absolutely loving it. I have another book by her that I'm really looking forward to reading but for whatever reason haven't made time for it. It seems like a good after Christmas read though so maybe in January?
So what New to You Authors did you discover in 2015?