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« Reply #125 on: November 04, 2016, 06:33:31 PM »
I like Cozy mysteries..and I have come across a lot that I haven't read yet..

some I do like though -
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Agatha Raisin by MC Beaton
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I discovered M.C. Beaton when I was looking for a new mystery author to begin reading, some years ago.  (I think I had just finished the last of John Mortimer's Rumpole stories.)

So I went to my local B&N and began browsing the shelves.  I was SO disappointed by the quality of the writing that I encountered.  I'd read a page or two, find verb tense and transition errors, or get to the bottom of page 2 and have no clue as to what was going on.  I swore the that first intelligible novel I came across I would buy.  That happened to be one of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth novels. I read it that night, and the next day I cleaned out Beaton's spot on the shelf there in the store--bought about a dozen of the Hamishes.  I got into Agatha Raisin a bit later.  She is, frankly, not that likeable a character and thus an acquired taste.  However, "the Raisin woman" is still a stretch better than most of what's sitting on the shelves.

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« Reply #126 on: December 04, 2016, 04:00:56 AM »
I found this free book while browsing through cozy mysteries on Amazon this morning.



It has some really negative reviews during the first few months of its release in late 2012.  It was apparently re-edited, re-titled, and this second edition released in 2014.  Reviews after the new edition are quite favorable and the author has gone on to write 8 more books in the series, all well reviewed.  Book #8 released in March of this year is also currently free and everything between are priced at $3.99. 

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« Reply #127 on: December 04, 2016, 04:54:38 AM »
I was going to say "Good Find!" . . . but it looks like I already own it. :D It says I got it in 2013 -- since it's linking to the same place, I hope that means that any updates have come to my copy as well. Will have to check. :)


eta: apparently I got it on a free promo at that time. Moving it up in the TBR queue. :)
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« Reply #128 on: December 23, 2016, 07:34:18 AM »
A first-in-series that is on a countdown sale today for $1.99.  I've had it on a list for a while now and it certainly seems to be an appropriate title for the weekend!  I'm not completely sure, but I think the authors may be KB members.



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« Reply #129 on: December 23, 2016, 08:01:50 AM »
I was looking at that one earlier, crebel. I haven't decided on it yet.

Here is another one for $1.99. Also haven't decided on it lol


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« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2017, 05:20:24 AM »
Eek, this thread has fallen almost to the bottom of the first Book Corner page!

I found this new first-in-series cozy on sale today for .99 - from Penguin Random House and sounds like a fun read.  I added it to the pile.



ETA:  I also found this first-in-series cozy that is currently free.  It's a little short for my tastes, but sounds pretty good for anyone looking for quick reads.  Four more books in the series, all $2.99 or less, all on the short side.

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« Reply #131 on: January 29, 2017, 05:49:09 PM »
Book 4 of the quilting mysteries 1.99


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« Reply #132 on: February 12, 2017, 08:09:59 AM »
Some cozies from Penguin dropped in price to $2.99





There were lots more, I just got tired of linking lol.

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« Reply #133 on: February 12, 2017, 08:16:26 AM »
Some cozies from Penguin dropped in price to $2.99





There were lots more, I just got tired of linking lol.

Thanks, Michelle. My gift card balance will be in serious trouble this morning! ;D  I didn't get far enough to see all of these, was just coming to link this one. Back to cozy shopping...

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« Reply #134 on: February 12, 2017, 08:20:29 AM »
You're welcome. I'm still trying to decide which ones to get. Because my PNR/UF wishlist also had a lot of price drops, and I'm trying not to kill my entire gift card balance.

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« Reply #135 on: February 12, 2017, 08:38:57 AM »
You're welcome. I'm still trying to decide which ones to get. Because my PNR/UF wishlist also had a lot of price drops, and I'm trying not to kill my entire gift card balance.

I was a pretty good girl.  only picked up 3 from your list (The Readaholics, Vanishing Thief, and Going Through the Notions) because I'm a sucker for mysteries that involve book stores, libraries, reading clubs and also the one I linked because I had it on a watch list.

I also discovered I purchased the decoupage mystery, Stuck on Murder, in September 2009!  I honestly don't remember reading it so have to go back through my lists and check.  It's possible it's a book that didn't get carried over from my original K1 to a newer version.
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And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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« Reply #136 on: February 13, 2017, 11:11:16 AM »
I love cozies too. This is one that I found and really enjoyed. https://www.amazon.com/D-I-C-K-s-Murder-Smyrna-Beach-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01IIQNZ0Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487012699&sr=8-2&keywords=victoria+roder  Sorry, new to KBoards and don't know how to insert pretty picture links yet.

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« Reply #137 on: February 13, 2017, 01:29:18 PM »
I have a few that ereaderiq sent to me as well:)




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« Reply #138 on: February 13, 2017, 01:31:51 PM »
Some cozies from Penguin dropped in price to $2.99





There were lots more, I just got tired of linking lol.

Thanks Michelle! I have read snow way out and peaches and scream, both solid reads:)

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« Reply #139 on: February 26, 2017, 09:17:30 AM »
Currently $.99. The Crepes of Wrath


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« Reply #140 on: February 27, 2017, 06:28:02 AM »
This morning I got notified of a price drop to free on this cozy. Obviously I haven't read it yet, a little short at approximately 200 pages, but sounds promising.



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« Reply #141 on: February 27, 2017, 04:53:45 PM »
FYI...Agatha Christie's Body in the Library is on sale for $1.99.


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« Reply #142 on: March 27, 2017, 06:35:50 AM »
I know several are enjoying cozies set in Scotland or Scottish related. A first-in-series cozy that is set in USA but is about a Scottish emporium is on sale today for $1.99.  I picked it up to give it a try. It looks like there are 9 more in the series, most reasonably priced from $2.99 - $5.99 (last release is, unfortunately, $9.99).  Published by Penguin and all are well reviewed.

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« Reply #143 on: March 27, 2017, 06:58:37 AM »
I'm reading the Maggie Newberry mysteries. I picked up Books 1-3 in a 99c boxed set, but it's $6.99 now.



Reading back through this thread, I see that Crebel and Ann already posted this series.

I've already read the first book and am now reading the second. The first kind of goes off-track a bit here and there. Things that don't make sense, but nothing that really throws me out of the story.
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« Reply #144 on: April 14, 2017, 10:51:23 AM »
Book #5 in the Maggie Pill Sleuth Sisters cozies was released this morning (all are also still in KU).

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« Reply #145 on: May 10, 2017, 08:59:38 AM »
Yikes!  Our cozy thread has dropped to page 2.  Since I know everyone is always looking for the start of yet another series (sigh ...), I found this Irish cozy on sale today for $1.99. Sounds very promising.



I did read a library borrow of the first in a Scottish cozy series last week.  It took me parts of 4 days to get through it, convoluted and mostly boring.  I'm not sure why I finished instead of just returning it.  Will not being continuing the series and would not recommend.

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« Reply #146 on: May 10, 2017, 09:23:43 AM »
So I guess I have to try the Irish one: As the author is named O'Connor, she could be a relative! . . . though my family is mostly from Galway and County Mayo . . . .

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« Reply #147 on: May 16, 2017, 06:31:26 AM »
The latest in the Tourist Trap cozies by Lynn Cahoon several of us are keeping up with was released this morning.  No "sale" price on this one and the shortest offering yet at 188 pages for $5.99.  Book 9 available for pre-order at the same price and due out in July.

     
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« Reply #148 on: May 24, 2017, 05:34:36 AM »
I'm not much into "witchy" cozies, but have enjoyed Hanna's tea shop series.  These covers, however, may be too tempting to pass up! ;D Anyone read them? They are also available in KU.

     
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« Reply #149 on: May 24, 2017, 11:40:49 AM »
Can anyone recommend cozy mysteries with romance, please?

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