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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2016, 07:16:35 PM »
I am glad you enjoyed it crebel. I started the second one but haven't gotten very far yet.

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This is the second in the series but they are almost standalone. I have a read a few of the others and enjoyed them.

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2016, 03:52:43 PM »
I've been enjoying the "Her Royal Spyness" series.


I suppose they qualify as cozies, and they're very funny at times also. I'd say the Christmas installment definitely qualifies as a British country house mystery.

The heroine is 34th in line to the British throne in the '30s and solves mysteries as she tries to carry out requests from the queen. The detection really stars later in the books, but clues are dropping from the beginning of each.


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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2016, 04:01:17 PM »
I've been enjoying the "Her Royal Spyness" series.


I suppose they qualify as cozies, and they're very funny at times also. I'd say the Christmas installment definitely qualifies as a British country house mystery.

The heroine is 34th in line to the British throne in the '30s and solves mysteries as she tries to carry out requests from the queen. The detection really stars later in the books, but clues are dropping from the beginning of each.

I love Lady Georgie! They are very cozy and funny, although I think because of the time frame they often get listed as historical mysteries.  I've not read any of the other Rhys Bowen series (the ones set in Ireland with a heroine named Molly, I think?).  Have you read any of those and how do they compare? 
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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2016, 03:30:38 AM »
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I've not read any of the other Rhys Bowen series (the ones set in Ireland with a heroine named Molly, I think?).  Have you read any of those and how do they compare?

True, historical is probably accurate with maybe a /cozy. :)

I think it's the Molly Murphy series. I haven't read those, but I want to sample them and her her older series about an Irish (I think) constable. Guess those would make great St. Patrick's reading.

I bought the first "Spyness" book for my wife a while back then got The Twelve Clues of Christmas on sale for Kindle and read it during the holidays. That made me backtrack and start reading at the beginning, even the prequel that ret-cons a bit, I believe.

Here's the Christmas one, which has a nice little puzzle at its heart:




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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2016, 08:59:54 AM »
Has anyone read this first in a self-published cozy series who can tell me what you thought of it?



Book 2 is currently available free.

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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2016, 06:52:05 AM »
This past week one of the books I read was the first in this cozy series featuring a New Orleans pastry chef which I had looked at because of my love of titles which are plays on words.  I immediately purchased Book 2.  Book one certainly qualifies as a cozy with the food tie-in, amateur sleuth, possible love interest introduced, etc., but it leaned toward what I would call "traditional" mystery in its feel with the progression of clues and not a TSTL female constantly trying to make end runs around the police.



Earlier this month I was gifted Book 1 of A Tourist Trap series by Lynn Cahoon, Guidebook to Murder.  Today Book 2 is one of the Amazon Deals of the Day for $1.99 and thus my TBR list grows longer. :D

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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2016, 07:36:53 AM »
I have most of the Tourist Trap series on my massive TBR list.

There was a cozy on the daily deals yesterday too, I had bought it a few months ago.

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« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2016, 04:49:42 PM »
My latest cozy finish:



I will preface this by saying I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning. I am not sure if it was the audio voice I was using (built in, not a real person) or just because it was the first book in a series getting started. That being said the further in the book I went the more I liked it. It definitely had me craving peaches during the book. There are of course recipes at the end. The murder was not completely a surprise (IMHO)but I do like the twist that the motive was:) Definitely check your library for it. (I can't justify 7.99 for a cozy)

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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2016, 04:51:37 PM »
A Freebie:



It has pretty good reviews and almost 300 pages.

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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2016, 05:00:20 AM »
A Freebie:



It has pretty good reviews and almost 300 pages.

Good find, Tricia.  Thanks, I grabbed it!
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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2016, 07:49:51 PM »
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It's first in the series (of 3 so far), 302 pages and 4.5 stars.

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« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2016, 04:46:30 AM »
Some $.99-1.99 sales this morning, not sure how long they'll last.

       

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« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2016, 06:14:25 AM »
Thanks, Michelle!  Nice to see a sale from Penguin.  I added 'Well Read, Then Dead' to my TBR pile.

I can recommend the Krista Davis "Diva" series.  I bought and read 'The Diva Runs Out of Thyme' in October 2008 and have continued to buy her once-a-year releases since then.
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« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2016, 04:22:37 PM »
I enjoy the Diva series as well:)

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« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2016, 11:27:07 AM »
I picked that one up a few months ago but haven't read it yet.

another $1.99 deal..


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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2016, 02:38:47 PM »


.99 First in the series.

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« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2016, 05:50:19 PM »


First in the series with good reviews. It is on sale for.99 until 04/30

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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2016, 06:08:16 PM »
Started reading this new series the other day and went right on to book 2, both 4-stars from me!  Book 3 comes out tomorrow.  I didn't pre-order, but will buy it first thing in the morning.  Great prices for a Random House author.

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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2016, 03:08:05 AM »
Started reading this new series the other day and went right on to book 2, both 4-stars from me!  Book 3 comes out tomorrow.  I didn't pre-order, but will buy it first thing in the morning.  Great prices for a Random House author.



There are a bunch of movies on the Hallmark "Movies and Mysteries" channel -- separate from the regular Hallmark channel -- that are, I think, based on this series. They're not bad.

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« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2016, 04:54:04 AM »
I have the first 2 in that series. I may get around to reading them in a few years lol.

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« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2016, 03:18:16 PM »
Another first-in-series cozy I had on my watch list as a possible Prime borrow (available in KU) that is currently free!

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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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« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2016, 03:33:57 PM »
Another first-in-series cozy I had on my watch list as a possible Prime borrow (available in KU) that is currently free!



Sounds like a female "Monk". :D

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« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2016, 05:02:27 AM »
another 1st in series deal.

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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2016, 04:39:52 AM »
I don't normally read cozies, but I thought I'd jump in here to mention the Trailer Park Princess series.  I stumbled on them when I met the author in passing at a NaNoWriMo event, and her books are just charming.  She has a great sense of humor!

Her first book is The Middle Finger of Fate, but I believe she has several books in the series.

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« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2016, 05:40:40 AM »
Some more cozy bargains. I didn't see them in the monthly deals so I have no clue how long the prices will last.
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