Contemporary Cozy Mysteries


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J.L. Winters writes cozy mysteries with an edge. Sometimes you’ll find a bookish heroine or a little magic thrown in – but always with smart women, good friends, wine, and a dash of romance. 

With a love of mystery and writing, Ms. Winters found the perfect blend as an author of contemporary cozies, giving her the best of both worlds: light and dark. She is a native of Minnesota, but has also lived in Hawaii and Southern California. When she’s not working on her next novel, she loves to read, cook, travel, play golf, and drink wine or enjoy Sunday brunch with her girlfriends. She loves having intellectual conversations and exploring diverse perspectives because of both the knowledge and the insights they bring. Currently she lives with her son and their two rescue kitties in Minnesota.