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« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2016, 03:57:37 AM »


is currently on sale for $1.99.

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« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2016, 02:22:06 PM »
I've been considering this series for a while and Book 1 is on sale for .99 (normally $2.99 and also in KU).  I picked it up at the sale price this morning. Has anyone started this series who is willing to tell me/us what they think of it?

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« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2016, 03:03:20 PM »
I never even heard of cozy mysteries until about a year ago.  A woman I became friendly with writes them.  So hers are the only ones I've read but I have enjoyed them.

She writes a couple different series but the one I have read is the Myrtle Clover series (Elizabeth Spann Craig is the author).  Had no idea this was such a huge book niche.  I'm up to #6 in the series...A Body at Book Club.

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« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2016, 05:03:09 AM »
on sale for $1.99, first in series


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« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2016, 06:14:09 PM »
Firsts in the series:





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« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2016, 10:28:36 AM »
Hello,

I'd like to try a Cozy Cat Mystery but being new to the genre I'm not sure where to start. Can anyone recommend a good one for a newbie?

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« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2016, 05:21:36 AM »
Hello,

I'd like to try a Cozy Cat Mystery but being new to the genre I'm not sure where to start. Can anyone recommend a good one for a newbie?

Thanks!

I think this popped up on my recommendations because of the other cozy, and it seems to be well reviewed--not sure if anyone here has read this series?

Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series

Here's the first one in the series:


Ghostly Paws (Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

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« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2016, 08:14:05 AM »
Hello,

I'd like to try a Cozy Cat Mystery but being new to the genre I'm not sure where to start. Can anyone recommend a good one for a newbie?

Thanks!

Can you tell us a little more about what kind of cat mystery you are looking for?  One where the cats are directly responsible for helping their human solve the mystery, cats are a character in the story but not necessarily clue givers?  Are you looking specifically for self-published authors, traditional, either?

In my opinion, two traditional authors who started the cat/cozy craze are Lillian Jackson Braun and Rita Mae Brown.  Lillian Jackson Braun with the "Cat Who..." books where Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum provide clues for their owner and Mrs. Murphy the cat in the Rita Mae Brown books.  Oh also the Midnight Louie series by Carole Nelson Douglas.  Here are the first in series for each of these:



Those might give you some starting points, at least on the trad-pubbed side.
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« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2016, 12:52:03 PM »
Betsy and CRebel - thank you! I looked at the synopses of the books you listed and of all of them, "Wish You Were Here" really piqued my interest - so I've gone ahead and added it to my Goodreads TBR list. Since it's trad-pubbed I'll probably grab a copy from the library.

Thanks again! Hoping to curl up with my kitty this summer and get into this genre! Here's a lapcam view from the sofa:

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« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2016, 12:56:24 PM »
Betsy and CRebel - thank you! I looked at the synopses of the books you listed and of all of them, "Wish You Were Here" really piqued my interest - so I've gone ahead and added it to my Goodreads TBR list. Since it's trad-pubbed I'll probably grab a copy from the library.

Thanks again! Hoping to curl up with my kitty this summer and get into this genre! Here's a lapcam view from the sofa:

https://twitter.com/AwkwardCeleb/status/738835571964059648

Rita Mae Brown-- a classic in the Cozy Cat Mystery world.  Good choice!

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« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2016, 04:38:45 AM »
Cozies with Cats... I think most have been mentioned in this thread already, so I will just name them instead of linking -

Fat Cat At Large, Fat Cat Spreads Out, Fat Cat Takes the Cake by Janet Cantrell. I LOVE this series.

Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James.

Joe Gray series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

Now for some deals..

- first in series

- first 2 of the series in 1 book

both $1.99

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« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2016, 06:42:44 AM »
Cozies with Cats... I think most have been mentioned in this thread already, so I will just name them instead of linking -

Fat Cat At Large, Fat Cat Spreads Out, Fat Cat Takes the Cake by Janet Cantrell. I LOVE this series.

Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James.

Joe Gray series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

Now for some deals..

- first in series

- first 2 of the series in 1 book

both $1.99

Thanks Michelle! I must say I'm partial to fat cats, myself. They're the best kind! Will check these out...

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« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2016, 10:04:50 AM »
I have had this first-in-series cozy on a watch list for a while hoping for a sale.



It is still listed at $7.99 as is book 2, but book 3 is available as a pre-order due July 6 for only $1.99!



So if I go ahead a buy the first two and pre-order the third, I average it out to only $5.99 each - good as a sale, right?!  Pretty sure I am going to totally enable myself on this series. :D

Anybody read at least the first one?

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« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2016, 12:39:38 PM »
I haven't read this series, but I think this author also writes a series about a bee-keeper.  I read the first one of those and it was OK.

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« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2016, 11:07:05 PM »
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I don't love the cover but I love the main character is an RN.

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« Reply #65 on: June 11, 2016, 06:17:48 AM »
Freebie:



I don't love the cover but I love the main character is an RN.

With the ubiquitous cat/dog/pet on the cover.  Same thing with the cozy I was gifted yesterday.    The category has become overrun to the point I have thought of using it as a reason to ignore books, but I think it would leave me too few cozies to consider.
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« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2016, 01:28:34 PM »
I think there is a certain stereotype when it comes to cozy covers, they are definitely homogeneous. Its is like people are too afraid to push the envelope or they won't be considered cozy anymore. I totally see why you think the genre is "overrun". I think its great that there are so many options (gluten free, mathematicians that bead etc) but I have a hard time when you search kindle cozy and there are tons that aren't even 100 pages long.

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« Reply #67 on: June 12, 2016, 01:52:30 PM »
I think there is a certain stereotype when it comes to cozy covers, they are definitely homogeneous. Its is like people are too afraid to push the envelope or they won't be considered cozy anymore. I totally see why you think the genre is "overrun". I think its great that there are so many options (gluten free, mathematicians that bead etc) but I have a hard time when you search kindle cozy and there are tons that aren't even 100 pages long.

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I don't mind the "stereotype" or "homogenous" look for cozy covers, they serve their purpose to tell me immediately it is a cozy mystery.  I love almost all the niche books in cozies - crafting, cooking, library-related, book club-related, etc.  I'm just really tired of every niche also including a pet on the cover even if the pet is not really part of the mystery or mystery-solving.

eta:  I completely agree with you about the tons of cozies under 100 pages.  Not interested.
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It leads me into fairyland or countries strange and far.
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« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2016, 04:18:34 AM »
I have had this first-in-series cozy on a watch list for a while hoping for a sale.



It is still listed at $7.99 as is book 2, but book 3 is available as a pre-order due July 6 for only $1.99!



So if I go ahead a buy the first two and pre-order the third, I average it out to only $5.99 each - good as a sale, right?!  Pretty sure I am going to totally enable myself on this series. :D

Anybody read at least the first one?




The first book is now on sale for $1.99

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« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2016, 06:30:00 AM »

The first book is now on sale for $1.99

Sweet!  Thanks, Michelle, snapped it right up.  Now I can try the first one, , buy the second at $7.99 if I like the first, and still have time to pre-order book 3 at $1.99 making the entire series a bargain at $11.97 or $3.99/book.
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And, best of all, the golden door always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

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« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2016, 08:35:53 AM »
Sweet!  Thanks, Michelle, snapped it right up.  Now I can try the first one, , buy the second at $7.99 if I like the first, and still have time to pre-order book 3 at $1.99 making the entire series a bargain at $11.97 or $3.99/book.

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« Reply #71 on: June 13, 2016, 10:10:19 AM »
You're welcome :) I picked up the 1st and 3rd, will watch the second one for a sale, or for me to get around to starting the series. Whichever comes first.

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« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2016, 07:02:17 AM »
another $1.99 first in series deal.


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« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2016, 07:30:29 AM »
If anyone is not familiar with the Joan Hess "Maggody" cozy series, they have finally been kindleized!  When I get home from vacation, I'll check to see where my paperback books quit and I stopped reading them because they weren't available for Kindle.

These books are full of quirky "redneck" characters and set in the fictional town of Maggody, Arkansas.  They are laugh-out-loud funny.  The first (of 16) is



I am disappointed they are all listed at $6.99-$7.99 for books originally released almost 30 years ago.
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« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2016, 04:52:05 AM »
Latest release in the Mary Marks cozy series several of us have been reading is out today!

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