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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #150 on: May 26, 2017, 06:21:04 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.

     

Picked these up from KU based on the covers.  I wouldn't purchase them; they are too short for me.  And the characters are kind of thin compared to her other series.  But they were entertaining enough for me to read both of them.

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #151 on: May 26, 2017, 09:58:26 AM »
Picked these up from KU based on the covers.  I wouldn't purchase them; they are too short for me.  And the characters are kind of thin compared to her other series.  But they were entertaining enough for me to read both of them.


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A book, I think, is very like a little golden door.
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And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #152 on: May 28, 2017, 11:24:00 AM »

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Perfect time to pick this one up with the summer holidays coming up:)

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #153 on: May 28, 2017, 02:11:50 PM »
I had several cozies from my wishlist go to .99-1.99 today, they'll probably be in the June monthly deal.

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #154 on: July 02, 2017, 11:44:46 AM »
I'm pretty sure I found this first book somewhere in this thread, but just got around to reading it Friday and have been zipping through the series one after another this weekend.  Fairly quick reads even though they are not super short, chocolate recipes included (always a plus :) ), quirky but smart cast of friends, obnoxious husband who won't sign the final divorce papers, the ubiquitous good-looking detective/love interest who won't move to boyfriend status until the divorce is ever finalized, stray 'guard' cat moves in, the MC is a chocolatier with her own shop and is addicted to Coca-Cola and chocolate.

In other words, plenty of cozy tropes, but quite enjoyable reading.  A few times I rolled my eyes at what the MC gets away with when police are standing right there, but not too annoying.  Good series, recommend.  *SEE EDIT AT BOTTOM OF POST



Books 1-3 have been bundled



Crummy covers all, IMO, but all well-reviewed and reasonably priced.

*ETA - Having now read all six books currently available in the series, I feel I need to add a caveat to my recommendation.  While all the cozy tropes are hit in this series, the books are somewhat "darker" than usual cozy fare.  Spousal abuse is present throughout the series, and while the bad guys and gals are always caught and pay for their crimes, some of it is pretty intense and might not be everyone's cup of tea.

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It leads me into fairyland or countries strange and far.
And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #155 on: July 19, 2017, 03:04:33 PM »
Latest in the Tourist Trap series by Lynn Cahoon was released yesterday.

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That takes me into places where I've never been before.
It leads me into fairyland or countries strange and far.
And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #156 on: July 19, 2017, 05:10:13 PM »
Fun series, I forgot all about the release of that book. Thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #157 on: July 25, 2017, 03:28:24 PM »
Newest Mary Marks "Knot" book was released today.  I'm a fan of this cozy series.

A book, I think, is very like a little golden door.
That takes me into places where I've never been before.
It leads me into fairyland or countries strange and far.
And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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Re: Cozy Mysteries
« Reply #158 on: July 25, 2017, 05:28:46 PM »
I love that series.