Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: A MysteryYou know I love cozy mysteries, the kind that keep you thinking, but also make you laugh. Here are a couple of books I am looking forward to reading this summer from authors who I know you will LOVE!

So here’s a cozy mystery for you

One book that immediately stood out to me in their list is Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: A Mystery. The book is by award-winning author Elle Cosimano. The description of the story is below, but I’m already looking for a copy of it. It sounds like it is exactly the type of book I could get lost in over a long weekend.

Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

Another cozy mystery / romantic comedy

It Had to Be YouIt Had To Be You by Georgia Clark.

For the past twenty years, Liv and Eliot Goldenhorn have run In Love in New York, Brooklyn’s beloved wedding-planning business. When Eliot dies unexpectedly during a trip to see his younger girlfriend, Savannah Shipley, his widowed wife Liv is blindsided to discover that Eliot left half of the couple’s business, “In Love in New York,” to Savannahforcing the two women to now rebuild the struggling business together and come to terms with each other’s existence. Liv and Savannah are not a match made in heaven, to say the least. But what starts as a personal and professional nightmare transforms into something even savvy, cynical Liv Goldenhorn couldn’t begin to imagine.

Are there any books you’re planning on reading over the summer?

Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll check them out!