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Subject: 2014 Cozy Mystery Challenge List
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 7:42 AM ET
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This challenge is to see how many cozies you read June -December in the different categories. It is just challenging yourself. Our main Mystery challenge in this forum has many other categories for historical mysteries, police procedurals etc. This challenge is for those fun cozy mysteries. Here is a PBS list of Cozy mysteries. So create you own topic below so you can record you cozy list.

Read 1-3 in each category 1 = bronze medal, 2 = silver medal, 3 = gold medal.

 

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

 

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc



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Alice's Cozy page

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis done 6/25

Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan done 8/3

To Fudge or Not to Fudge done 9/30

2. Cooking cozy

Chili con Carnage by Kylie Logan done 6/6

If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion by Paige Shelton done 8/9

Wedding Soup Murder by Rosie Genova done 9/12

 

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

Murder, Simply Stitched (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 2) :: Isabella Alan done July 18th  quilting

4.Paranormal cozy

Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman done 7/16

Playing with Fire by JJ Cook done 8/22

Vision in Velvet by Juliet Blackwell done 8/27

5. Historical cozy

Murder at Westminister Abbey by Amanda Carmack

Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause by Mignon F. Ballard done 8/1

The Vanishing Thief by Kate Parker done 11/2

 

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay  UK

Off Kilter by Hannah Reed UK

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith Botswana

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates done 8/12

Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer done 10/20

Die Picking by Sheila Connolly don 10/28

9.New author cozy

Death on Eat Street by J.J Cook done 7/5

Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene done 12/13

10. New cozy series

High End Finish by Kate Carlisle done 11/23

If you've got it Flaunt it by Rose Pressey done  12/25

 

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can

Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara done 6/29, California

Hot Fudge Frame-Up by Christine DeSmit done 8/2 (Wisconsin)

Murder Gone a Rye by Nancy Parra done 8/20 (Kansas)

Maple Mayhem by Jessie Crockett done 11/30 New Hampshire

Be Careful What you Witch For by Dawn Eastman done 12/3 Michigan

Crime Rib by Leslie Budewtiz done 12/20



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Mary's List:

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

Tailing a Tabby [Bookmobile Cat, Bk 2] by Laurie Cass .....7/7/14

Last Licks (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery) by Claire Donally ...6/25/14

Murder Simply Stitched [Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 2] by Isabella Alan ...7/6/14

 

2. Cooking cozy

Death on Eat Street (Biscuit Bowl Food Truck, Bk 1) by J.J. Cook....6/17/14

A Second Helping of Murder (Comfort Food, Bk 2) by Christine Wenger ...6/26/14

A Killer Cake (Classic Diner, Bk 3) by Jessica Beck ...6/29.14

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

Quilt Trip (Southern Quilting, Bk 3) by Elizabeth Craig...6/8/14

spacer.gifThread End (Embroidery, Bk 7) by Amanda Lee ...7/5/16
Decoupage Can Be Deadly [An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery - Volume 4]  by Lois Winston ...6/23/14

 

4.Paranormal cozy

 A Potion to Die For [Magic Potion, Bk 1] by Heather Blake ...6/3/14
 Ghostly Paws [Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series - Volume 1]  by Leighann Dobbs...6/13/14

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells by Rose Pressey ...7/9/14

5. Historical cozy

Murder at the Breakers [Gilded Newport, Bk 1] by Alyssa Maxwell...6/18/14

The Anatomy of Death (Dody McCleland, Bk 1) by Felicity Young ...6/17/14

From the Charred Remains [Lucy Campion, Bk 2]  by Susanna Calkins ...7/3/14

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

The Fugitive King (Professor Simon Shaw, Bk 3) by Sarah R. Shaber...6/4/15

Always a Cold Deck (Harry Reese Mysteries) (Volume 1) by Robert Bruce Stewart...6/10/14

Murder of the Bride (Rex Graves, Bk 5) by C. S. Challinor (England) ....6/19/14

 

7. Cozy not set in the USA

Scandal in Skibbereen (County Cork, Bk 2) by Sheila Connolly...6/2/14] (Ireland)

A Cotswold Killing (Thea Osborne, Bk 1) by Rebecca Tope...6/15/14 (Cotswolds, England)

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, Bk 9) (aka Murder in the Calais Coach) by Agatha Christie...6/12/14 (Syria/Yugoslavia) ..6/12/14

 

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

Buying Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis...6/11/14

The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry [An Ivy Beasley Mystery] by Ann Purser ...6/22/14

Death in an IVory Tower (Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery #5) by Maria Hudgins...6/9/14

9.New author cozy

The Final Arrangement (Flower Shop, Bk 1) by Annie Adams...6/5/14

Tempest in a Teapot (Teapot Collector, Bk 1) by Amanda Cooper...6/28/14

Guidebook to Murder [Tourist Trap, Bk 1] by Lynn Cahoon ...6/6/14

10. New cozy series

The Whole Cat and Caboodle (Second Chance Cat, Bk 1) by Sofie Ryan ...6/16/14

Yarn to Go (Yarn Retreat, Bk 1) by Betty Hechtman ....6/20/14

The Christmas Carol Murders  by Christopher Lord.........7/4/14

 

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can.

The Moonglow Cafe a Paige Mackenzie Mystery by Deborah Garner ...6/13/14...Montana

 A Dollhouse to Die For [Deadly Notions, Bk 2] by Cate Price....... 7/3/4 ...Pennsylvania

Grace Against the Clock [Manor House, Bk 5]  by Julie Hyzy.......7/9/14....Marshfield, ??

Ill-gotten Panes [Stained Glass, Bk 1] by Jennifer McAndrews ...7/12/14....New York

Silence of the Lamb's Wool [Yarn Retreat, Bk 2] by Betty Hechtman....7/16/14...California

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman...7/18/14...New Jersey


 

 

 

 

 



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Theresa's List:

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.  New author cozy

10. New cozy series

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can



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Kim's list:

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book Skating Over the Line by Joelle Charbonneau

2. Cooking cozy All Fudged Up by Nancy Coco

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc) Dyeing Wishes by Molly MacRae

4. Paranormal cozy The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly

5. Historical cozy The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one) Murder at Fenway Park by Troy Soos

7. Cozy not set in the USA Capable of Murder by Brian Kavanagh (Bath, England)

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading. Roux Of Revenge by Connie Archer

9. New author cozy First Degree Fudge by Christine DeSmet

10. New cozy series: A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery) by Heather Blake

 

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can:

Board Stiff (FL)                                                The Sawyers Swindle (NY)

Murder at Gettyesburg (PA)                            A Cookbook conspiracy (CA)

Murder at Plimoth Plantation (MA)                  A Roux of Revenge (VT)

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (RI)    Clammed Up (ME)

Skating Around the Law (IL)


 


 

 


 



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Okay, I'm game to give it a whirl.

Read 1-3 in each category 1 = bronze medal, 2 = silver medal, 3 = gold medal.

 

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

     Tailing a Tabby (Bookmobile Cat, Bk 2)  Author: Laurie Cass   7-4-14

2. Cooking cozy
Death on Eat Street (Biscuit Bowl Food Truck, Bk 1) :: J. J. Cook   6-2-14
The Pickled Piper (Pickled and Preserved, Bk 1)   Mary Ellen Hughes  6-25-14

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)
Murder, Simply Stitched (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 2)  Author: Isabella Alan  6-23-14

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.
     Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, Bk 4)  Author: Josie Belle   9-17-14
     The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton, Bk 2)  Author: Leigh Perry   9-8-14
     The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim (Cats in Trouble, Bk 6)  Author: Leann Sweeney  9-1-14
     Tailing a Tabby (Bookmobile Cat, Bk 2) Author: Laurie Cass  7-6-14

9.   New author cozy

10. New cozy series
       The Whole Cat and Caboodle (Second Chance Cat, Bk 1)  Author: Sofie Ryan  4-26-14

 

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can

Death on Eat Street (Biscuit Bowl Food Truck, Bk 1) :: J. J. Cook   6-2-14   Alabama
Tailing a Tabby (Bookmobile Cat, Bk 2)  Author: Laurie Cass   7-4-14     Michigan
The Pickled Piper (Pickled and Preserved, Bk 1)   Mary Ellen Hughes  6-25-14    New York
Murder, Simply Stitched (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 2)  Author: Isabella Alan  6-23-14     Ohio

 



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1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

 

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can

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 1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

  • The Big Kitty (Sunny & Shadow, Bk 1) Claire Donally
  • Orange as Marmalade (Biscuit McKee, Bk 1) Fran Stewart
  • How to Wash a Cat (Cats & Curios, Bk 1) Rebecca M. Hale

2. Cooking cozy

  •  Topped Chef (Key West Food Critics, Bk 3) Lucy Burdette
  • The Cereal Murders (Goldy Schultz, Bk 3) Diane Mott Davidson
  • Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder (Eleanor Swift, Bk 2) Chris Cavender

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

  • Quilt or Innocence (Southern Quilting, Bk 1) Elizabeth Craig
  • Knot What It Seams (Southern Quilting, Bk 2) Elizabeth Craig
  • Quilt Trip (Southern Quilting, Bk 3) Elizabeth Craig

4. Paranormal cozy

  • Last Wool and Testament (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Bk 1)
  • Some Enchanted Eclair (Magical Bakery, Bk 4) Bailey Cates
  • Home for the Haunting (Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 4) Juliet Blackwell

5. Historical cozy

  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree (Darling Dahlias, Bk 1) Susan Wittig Albert
  • Victory Dance Murder (Homefront Mystery, Bk 1) M. T. Jefferson
  • In the Mood for Murder  (Homefront Mystery, Bk 2) M. T. Jefferson

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

  • Retirement Homes are for Murder (Paul Jacobsen, Bk 1) Mike Befeler
  • Living with Your Kids is Murder (Paul Jacobsen, Bk 2)   Mike Befeler
  • Senior Moments are Murder (Paul Jacobsen, Bk 3) Mike Befeler

7. Cozy not set in the USA

  • Scandal in Skibbereen (Cork County, Bk 2) Sheila Connoly   (Ireland)
  • Slay Bells (Pennyfoot Hotel, Bk 14) Kate Kingsbury    (England)
  • Death of a Mad Hatter (Hat Shop, Bk 2) Jen McKinlay

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

  • Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder (Elle Avery, Bk 8) Sara Rosett  
  • Cookies and Scream (Cookie Cutter Shop, Bk 5) Virginia Lowell
  • Decorated for Murder (Home front Mystery, Bk 3) M. T. Jefferson

9. New author cozy

  • All Fudged Up (Candy Coated Mysteries with Recipes Bk 1) Nancy CoCo     (MI)
  • Clammed Up (Maine Clambake, Bk 1) Barbara Ross
  • A Deadly Grind (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, Bk 1) Victoria Hamilton (MI)

10. New cozy series

  • Iced Chiffon (Consignment Shop, Bk 1) Duffy Brown
  • Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1) Diane Mott Davidson
  • A Slice of Life (Eleanor Swift, Bk 1) Chris Cavender

Bonus:  Read a book in as many different states as you can

  1. Alabama  The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies (Darling Dahlias, Bk 1) Susan Wittig Albert
  2. Alaska  Cruising in Your Eighties is Murder (Paul Jacobsen, Bk 4) Mike Befeler
  3. Arkansas Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard, Bk 1) Charlaine Harris
  4. Arizona
  5. California The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23 Mysteries Bk 1) Debbie Viguie
  6. Colorado  Dying for Chocolate (Goldy Schulz, Bk 2) Diane Mott Davidson
  7. Connecticut   Read It and Weep (Library Lovers, Bk 4) Jenn McKinlay
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida   Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, Bk 8) Ann B Ross
  10. Georgia   Killer Crinolines (Consignment Shop Mystery, Bk 2) Duffy Brown
  11. Hawaii   Beside Still Waters (Psalm 23, Bk 4) Debbie Viguie
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois  Grime and Punishment (Jane Jeffrey, Bk 1) Jill Churchill
  14. Indiana   Seed No Evil (Flower Shop Mystery, Bk 14) Kate Collins
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky Death of a Winter Shaker (Sister Rose Callahan, Bk 1) Deborah Woodworth
  18. Louisiana   Keepsake Crimes (Scrapbooking Mystery Bk 1)  Laura Childs
  19. Maine     A Sinister Sense (Raven's Nest Bookstore, Bk 2) Allison Kingsley
  20. Maryland One Dead Cookie (Cookie Cutter Shop, Bk 4) Virginia Lowell
  21. Massachusetts    Angora Alibi (Seaside Knitters, Bk 7) Sally Goldenbaum
  22. Michigan   Bowled Over (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, Bk 2) Victoria Hamilton
  23. Minnesota   Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 16)  Joanne Fluke
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri   Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux's Dime Store, Bk 1) Denise Swanson
  26. Montana  Death al Dente (Food Lover's Village, Bk 1) Leslie Ann Budewitz
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire  Drizzled with Death (Sugar Grove, Bk 1) Jessie Crockett
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York   Do or Diner (Comfort Food, Bk 1) Christine Wenger
  33. North Carolina Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia, Bk 9) Ann B Ross
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio   The Long Quiche Goodbye (Cheese Shop, Bk 1) Avery Aames
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania   Assaulted Pretzel (Amish Mystery, Bk 2) Laura Bradford
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina  Remnants of Murder (Southern Sewing Mysteries, Bk 8 ) Elizabeth Lynn Casey
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee Dyeing Wishes (Haunted Yarn Shop, Bk 2) Molly MacRae
  43. Texas   The Fatal Funnel Cake (Fresh Baked, Bk 8) Livia J. Washburn
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont Casting Spells (Sugar Maple Chronicles, Bk 1) Barbara Bretton
  46. Virgina
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin    First-Degree Fudge (A Fudge Shop Mystery, Bk 1) Christine DeSmet
  50. Wyoming
  51. Washington, DC


 

 

 



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Sherry's Cozy List

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

       The Fatal Funnel Cake a Fresh-baked Mystery by Livia J. Washburn 6/8/14

        Sugar and Iced by Jenn Mckinlay 7/12/14

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

       Murders on Elderberry Road a Queen Bees Quilt Mystery by Sally Godenbaum 7/18/14

4.Paranormal cozy

        Home for the Haunting [Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 4] by Juliet Blackwell 7/28/14

        Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian 8/2/14

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

       Death Comes to the VIllage [Kurland St. Mary, Bk 1] by Catherine Llyod 6/13/14

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading

    Buried in Bargain [Good Buy Girls, Bk 3]by Josie Belle 6/7/14

    Billionaire Blend [A Coffeehouse Mystery] by Cleo Coyle 8/7/14

9.New author cozy

     Staged to Death [Caprice De Luca, Bk 1] by Karen Rose Smith 6/17/14

10. New cozy series

      Murder on the Rocks [Mack's Bar, Bk 1} by Allyson Abbott6/5/14

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can

       Killer Listing [Darby Farr, Bk 2] by Vicki Doudera 7/30/14 Florida



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1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

  1. Groomed For Murder: A Pet Boutique Mystery: Annie Knox MN
  2. Paw Enforcement  TX   (protag is a police officer -- so might not qualify)
  3. To Die FurAuthor: Dixie Lyle
  4. The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice by Waverly Curtis WA
  5. Literally Murder (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #4) by Ali Brandon  FL
  6. A Midwinter's Tail: A Magical Cats Mystery  by Sofie Kelly

2. Cooking cozy

  1. Muffin But Murder   NY
  2. Rebel Without a Cake [Piece of Cake, Bk 5]    LA
  3. A Second Helping of Murder (A Comfort Food Mystery, #2)  NY
  4. To Fudge or Not to Fudge (Candy-Coated, Bk 2): Nancy Coco
  5. Stirring the Plot (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #3) by Daryl Wood Gerber
  6. Death of a Christmas Caterer (A Hayley Powell Mystery)by Lee Hollis ME
  7. Basil Instinct (Miracolo Mysteries) by Shelley Costa
  8. Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

  1. Night of the Living Thread (Threadville, Bk 4) by: Janet Bolin  PA
  2. Thread End (Embroidery, Bk 7) by: Amanda Lee  OR
  3. Weave of Absence  by Carol Ann Martin  NC

4.Paranormal cozy

  1. Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2)  Michigan
  2. A Vision in Velvet (Witchcraft, Bk 6) by Juliet Blackwell California
  3. From Fear to Eternity (Immortality Bites Mystery, #3; Immortality Bites, #8)    California
  4. Caught Dead Handed  by Carol J. Perry  MA

5. Historical cozy

  1. The Spirit is Willing  by Max McCoy
  2. Murder at Westminster Abbey an Elizabethan Mystery
  3. Death in Saratoga Springs by Charles O'Brien  NY

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

  1. Cursed in the Act (Bram Stoker, Bk 1): Raymond Buckland (also has male lead)
  2. Carbs and Cadavers [Supper Club, Bk 1]  JB Stanley (Ellery Adams)
  3. Senior Moments Are Murder (Hardcover)by Mike Befeler

7. Cozy not set in the USA

  1. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 14)
  2. Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, Bk 1) Author: Kerry Greenwood
  3. Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood
  4. The Counterfeit Lady (The Victorian Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Kate Parker
  5. Murder at the Brightwell: A MysteryAuthor: Ashley Weaver
  6. Off Kilter (Paperback)by Hannah Reed
  7. Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh
  8. Snow White Red-Handed (Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #1) by Maia Chance

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

  1. Deadly Decor Author: Karen Rose Smith  PA
  2. The Diva Wraps It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #8)  VA
  3. Mission to Murder  CA
  4. Booty Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines  (this one is set in Alabama)
  5. Whiskey, You're The Devil (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #4) by Liliana Hart
  6. Swamp Team 3 (Miss Fortune Mystery, #4) by Jana Deleon
  7. The Legend of Sleepy Harlow by Kylie Logan
  8. If the Shoe Kills (A Tourist Trap Mystery #3) by Lynn Cahoon
  9. Gator Bait (Miss Fortune Mystery, #5) Deleon, Jana
  10. Undeniably Yours: A Lucy Valentine Novel by Heather Webber
  11. The Wolfe Widow (Book Collector Mystery #3) by Victoria Abbott
  12. Plagued By Quilt (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, #4) by Molly MacRae  TN

9.New author cozy

  1. Ill-Gotten Panes by Jennifer McAndrews NY
  2. Tempest in a Teapot  NY
  3. Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons  MD
  4. Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death (ebook) by Mark Reutlinger

10. New cozy series

  1. Engaged in Murder (Perfect Proposals #1)  Nancy Parra   WI
  2. Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries #1)  by Ellery Adams  VA
  3. Death of a Crabby Cook: A Food Festival Mystery by Penny Pike   (penny Warren)
  4. Zero-Degree Murder by M.L. Rowland
  5. Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere CA

Bonus

Read a book in as many different states as you can

Book Fair and Foul (2014)  AL

AK Sue Henry's dog sled books

The White Magic Five & Dime (A Tarot Mystery)AZ

Strangled Prose (Claire Malloy, #1)   by Joan Hess AR  

Dusted (A Maid in LA Mystery 2) CA

Black Thursday   Linda Joffe Hull   CO

On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay  CT

DE

Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran FL

Some Enchanted eclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery): Bailey Cates GA

Nightmares Can Be Murder (A Dream CLlub Mystery) :y Mary Kennedy GA

Retirement Homes are Murder (Paul Jacobson, Bk 1)Author: Mike Befeler HI

ID

Obsidian Curse (A Stacy Justice Mystery Book Five)  IL

Slay It with Flowers (A Flower Shop Mystery, #2)by Kate Collins  IN

Antiques Roadkill (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, #1) by Barbara Allan  IA

Murder Gone A-Rye (A Baker's Treat Mystery, #2)    Ks

A Ghostly Undertaking by Tonya Kappes KY

Chaos in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Mystery/Romance Series Book 6) by Jana Deleon LA

Extra Sensory Deception: Allison KingsleyME

Cookies and Scream (2014)  MD

'til Dirt Do Us Part [Local Foods, Bk 2] Edith Maxwell  MA

Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #2)  MI MI

Fat Cat At Large (A Fat Cat Mystery) by Janet Cantrell  MN

Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Sisters, #1) by Miranda James  MS

If Catfish Had Nine Lives (Country Cooking School, Bk 4) Paige SheltonMO

Crime Rib (Paperback)by Leslie Budewitz MT

NE

Death by Devil's Breath (Chili Cook-Off, Bk 2) Kylie LoganNV

Maple Mayhem (Paperback)by Jessie Crockett NH

The Wedding Soup Murder: An Italian Kitchen Mystery by Rosie Genova  NJ

Deadly Gamble (A Charlie Parker Mystery #1) by Connie Shelton  NM

 Lethal Letters (A Books by the Bay Mystery #6)  by Ellery Adams Mysteries) NC

Independence Slay (Celebration Bay, #3) NY

ND

The Root of all Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery Book 7) by Heather Webber  OH

Scene of the Climb   Kate Dyer-Seeley  OR  OR

Caroline Hart  Ghost Wanted OK

Razing the Dead (Museum, #5) PA

Murder at the Breakers (Gilded Newport, Bk 1): Alyssa MaxwellRI

Mother Hubbard Has a Corpse in the Cupboard by Fran Rizer  SC

SD    Deadwood books by Ann Charles   

From Herring to Eternity -- Delia Rosen TN

Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs (Tara Holloway, #7) by Diane Kelly TX

The Final Arrangement  (The Flower Shop Mystery Series 1) Annie Adams  UT

A Roux of Revenge [Soup Lover's, Bk 3]VT

 Keeping Mum (A Garden Society Mystery, #3) VA

Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, #4) by Josie Belle VA

Doghouse (A Gin & Tonic Mystery)    L. A. Kornetsky  (laura Ann GIlman)WA

WV

Murder with a Twist (Mack's Bar Mystery #2) by Allyson K. Abbott WI

WY



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Connie's Cozy Mystery List: 

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

    To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco (Completed 9/22)

2. Cooking cozy

    State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy  (Completed 6/22)

    Death of a Crabby Cook by Penny Pike (Completed 8/31)

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

    Cut to the Corpse by Lucy Lawrence (Completed 9/13)

4.Paranormal cozy

   Independence Slay by Shelley Freydont (Completed 7/12)

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

     Retirement Homes are Murder by Mike Befeler ( Completed 7/21)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

      A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell ( Completed 8/5 )

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc



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Read 1-3 in each category 1 = bronze medal, 2 = silver medal, 3 = gold medal.

 

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

 

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

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Leslie's Cozy Mystery Challenge List:

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts by Lilian Jackson Braun finished 6/9/2014

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

Arkansas Traveler by Earlene Fowler finished 6/8/2014

4. Paranormal cozy

A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair finished 6/18/2014

5. Historical cozy

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell finished 8/3/2014

The Widow's Tale by Margaret Frazer finished 9/2/2014

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

Shell Game by Sarah R. Shaber finished 6/15/2014

7. Cozy not set in the USA

BOTSWANA - The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith finished 6/12/2014

ENGLAND - Wicked Uncle by Patricia Wentworth finished 6/17/2014

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9. New author cozy

Old Bones by Aaron Elkins finished 6/11/2014

10. New cozy series

Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott finished 6/25/2014

 

Bonus

Read as many different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

SOUTH CAROLINA - Death on Demand by Carolyn G. Hart finished 8/2/2014

TEXAS - Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert finished 6/10/2014

WASHINGTON - The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins finished 7/12/2014

 



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1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

  • Lending A Paw by Laurie Cass

2. Cooking cozy

  •  Death on Eat Street J.J. Cook

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

 

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

  • Due or Die by Jen McKinlay-Connecticut


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1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

  • Last Licks / Claire Donnally
  • Tailing a Tabby / Laurie Cass
  • The Cat Sitter's Pajamas / Blaze Clement
  • Three Odd Balls / Cindy Blackburn

2. Cooking cozy

  • Crime Rib / Leslie Budewitz
  • Maple Mayhem / Jessie Crockett
  • Basil Instinct / Shelley Costa
  • If Catfish Had Nine Lives / Paige Shelton  

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

  • Taken In / Elizabeth Lynn Casey
  • Murder Plain and Simple / Isabella Alan
  • Ill-Gotten Panes / Jennifer McAndrews
  • Granny Hooks A Crook  / Julie Seedorf

4. Paranormal cozy

  • Ghostly Paws / Leighann Dobbs 
  • Better Homes and Hauntings  / Molly Harper
  • Sweet Holidays / Connie Shelton
  • Remembrance of Murders Pat / Noreen Wald

5. Historical cozy

  • Jack of Spies  / David Downing
  • Paper Woman / Suzanne Adair
  • Louise's War / Sarah Shaber
  • Death on a Southern Breeze / Mark deCastrique

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

  • Uneasy Relations/ Aaron Elkins
  • Care Homes are Murder / Mike Befeler
  • The Silence in the Library / Miranda James
  • The Shell Game / Sarah Shaber

7. Cozy not set in the USA

  • Fluer-de-Lies / Maddy Hunter  (France)
  • August Gamble / Linda Hall (Canada)
  • Death on Tour / Janice Hamrick (Egypt)
  • Mad Cow Nightmare / Nancy Means Wright (Canada)

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

  • Razing the Dead / Sheila Connolly/
  • The Wold Widow / Victoria Abbott
  • Double Shot / Cindy Blackburn
  • The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim / Leeann Sweeney

9. New author cozy

  • Doing It at the Dixie Dew / Ruth Moose
  • Well Read, Then Dead / Terrie Farley Moran  
  • The Package / Tony Aued
  • Engaged in Murder / Nancy J Parra

10. New cozy series

  • Morgue Momma / C R Corwin
  • Dead Wrong / Leighann Dobbs
  • Murder in the Mystery Suites / Ellery Adams
  • Tempest in a Teapot / Amanda Cooper 

   
Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

  1. Alabama:  Remote Consequences / Kerri Nelson
  2. Alaska:  Alaska Gray / Susan Froetschel 
  3. Arkansas:  Murder as  Second Language / Joan Hess
  4. Arizona
  5. California:  Guidebook to Murder / Lynn Cahoon
  6. Colorado  The Whole Enchilada /  Diane Mott Davidson
  7. Connecticut   On Borrowed Time / Jenn McKinley
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida:  Literally Murder / Ali Brandon  
  10. Georgia:  Nightmares Can be Murder / Mary Kennedy  
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois:  Hunting Sweetie Rose / Jack Fredrickson 
  14. Indiana  
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas:  Murder in Merino / Sally Goldbaum
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana:  Swamp Sniper / Jane DeLeon
  19. Maine:  Last Licks / Claire Donally    
  20. Maryland:  One Dead Cookie / Virginia Lowell
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan:  Murder in Greektown / Tony Aued  
  23. Minnesota:  Fat Cat /  Janet Cantrell  
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri  
  26. Montana 
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada:  Pumpkins in Paradise / Kathi Daley
  29. New Hampshire:  Riddled to Death / Joanne Clarey 
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York:  The Betrayed / Heather Graham
  33. North Carolina:  A Conspiracy of Genes /Mark deCastrique
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio:  Dig / C R Corwin  
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon:  Cold Case / Kate Wilheim
  38. Pennsylvania  
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina:  When the Smoke Clears / Lynnette Eason 
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee School for Psychics / Carolyn Jourdan
  43. Texas:  Getting Momma Out of Hell / Laurie Moore   
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virgina:  Crazy, VA / Shannon Hill
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin:  Hot Fudge Frame-up / Cristine DeSmet
  50. Wyoming


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Read 1-3 in each category 1 = bronze medal, 2 = silver medal, 3 = gold medal.

 

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

  • Last Licks (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)    Claire Donally
  • Nine Lives to Die (A Mrs. Murphy Mystery)  Rita Mae Brown
  • A Tail of Two Murders (dog lover's mysteries)  Melissa Cleary

 

2. Cooking cozy

  • Steeped in Evil (A tea shop mystery)   Laura Childs
  • Muffin but Murder  (Merry Muffin)   Victoria Hamilton
  • First Degree Fudge  Christine De Smet

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

  • Murder in Merino  (Seaside Knitters)  Sally Goldenbaum 
  • Scrapbook of Secrets (Scrapbooking)  Mollie Cox Bryan
  • The Lover's Knot  (Someday Quilts)  Clare O'Donahue

4.Paranormal cozy

  • Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well  Nancy Atherton
  • That Old Flame of Mine  -  JJ Cook
  • A Midwinter's Tale  (Magical Cats Mystery)  Sofie Kelly

5. Historical cozy

  • A Marked Man  -  Barbara Hamilton
  • Collander Square (Thomas & Charlotte Pitt)  Anne Perry

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

  • The Late Scholar  (Lord Peter Wimsey)  Jill Paton Walsh
  • A Stranger in Mayfair  (Charles Lenox)  Charles Finch
  • The House of Silk, A Sherlock Holmes mystery  -  Anthony Horowitz

7. Cozy not set in the USA

  • The Body on the Beach  -  Simon Brett
  • Reunion with Death  -  Sheila Connolly
  • Fleur de Lies  -  Maddy Hunter
  • French Pastry Murder  -  Leslie Meiers

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

  • Thread End  -  Amanda Lee
  • A Broth of Betrayal  -  Connie Archer
  • Blackberry Crumble  -  Josi S. Kilpack

9.New author cozy

  • Forget Me Knot  -  Mary Marks

 

10. New cozy series

  • The Christie Curse - Victoria Abbott
  • Death on Eat Street  -  JJ Cook 
  • Feint of Art  -  Hailey Lind

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. ook one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

  • Mr. Monk is Open for Business  -  Hy Conrad   -   California
  • When Archie Met Nero Wolfe  -  Robert Goldsborough       -  New York
  • The Button Box  -  Kylie Logan   -   Illinois
  • The Chocolate Book Bandit  -  Joanna Carl  -  Michigan
  • Home of the Braised  -  Julie Hyzy   -  Washington, DC
  • The Fatal Funnel Cake  -  Livia Washburn  -  Texas
  • Not the Killing Type  -  Lorna Barnett  -  New Hampshire
  • Sugar & Iced  -  Jenn McKinley  -  Arizona
  • Assaulted Pretzel  -  Laura Bradford  -  Pennsylvania
  • Quotient of Murder  -  Ada Madison  -  Massachusetts
  • The Diva Wraps It Up  -  Krista Davis  -  Virginia
  • Read It and Weep  -  Jenn McKinley  -  Conneticut
  • Thread End  -  Amanda Lee   -  Oregon
  • Death at the Door  -  Carolyn Hart  -  South Carolina
  • Rebel Without a Cake  -  Jaclyn Brady  -  Louisiana
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Silver  Dollar Bush  -  Susan Wittig Albert  -  Alabama
  • Last Licks  -  Claire Donally   -  Maine


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"Cozies with a pet as a character in the book"..........how big a part does the pet need to play in the book?  I think I have some that will work but not sure.

 

I found some centered around the pet that I can use.......now to look for some historical and male sleuth titles.......

 


 



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Lynn, it's been determined that Aaron Elkins MC Gideon Oliver would count for the male MC.  I've discovered Mike Belefer's Geezer series.  The MCis a retired auto parts store owner that seems to stumble on dead bodies wherever he goes. 

Also found this great site  http://www.cozy-mystery.com/Cozy-Mysteries-by-Themes.html

On the left is a column with cozy mysteries by theme and down near the bottom is male characters.

 

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I'm slow but I'm here!

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

Throw in the Trowel by Kate Collins

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

 

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

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Thanks, Geri!

I'd told myself not to look for books but just go with what I have......but I've already requested three books......Oops

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1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

  • Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly (Magical Cats #5)
  • Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass (Bookmobile Cat #2)
  • Murder She Barked by Krista Davis (Paws and Claws #1)

2. Cooking cozy

  • Muffin but Murder by Victoria Hamilton (Merry Muffin)
  •  Powdered Peril by Jessica Beck (Donut Shop)
  • Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent (Daphne Martin Cake Mystery)

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

  • Knot What It Seams by Elizabeth Craig (Southern Quilting Mystery)
  • Quilt Trip by Elizabeth Craig (Southern Quilting Mystery)
  • Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan (Cumberland Creek Mystery)

4.Paranormal cozy

  •  The Good, The Bad, and the Witchy by Heather Blake (Wishcraft Mystery)
  • Some Enchanted Eclair by Bailey Cates (Magical Bakery Mystery #4)
  • In a Witch's Wardrobe by Juliet Blackwell (Witchcraft Mystery)

5. Historical cozy

  • The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Wittig Albert (Darling Dahlias #5)
  • Miss Dimple Disappears by Mignon Ballard
  • Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell (Guilded Newport Mystery)

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

  • The Silence of the Library by Miranda James (Cat in the Stacks Mystery)
  • Retirement Homes Are Murder by Mike Befeler (Paul Jacobson Mystery)
  • Death of a Witch by M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth Mystery)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

  • Scandal in Skibbereen by Sheila Connolly (County Cork Mystery)
  • Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay (Hat Shop Mystery)
  • Off Kilter by Hannah Reed (Scottish Highlands Mystery)

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

  • Grace Takes Off by Julie Hyzy (Manor House #4)
  • Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown (Mrs Murphy Mystery)
  • The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim by LeAnn Sweeney (Cats in Trouble #6)

9.New author cozy

  •  The Pickled Piper by Mary Ellen Hughes (Pickled and Preserved #1)
  • Looming Murder by Carol Ann Martin (Weaving Mystery #1)
  • All Fudged Up by Nancy Coco (Candy-Coated Mystery #1)

10. New cozy series

  •  Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown (Consignment Shop #1)
  •  Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass (Bookmobile Cat #1)
  • Do or Diner by Christine Wenger (Comfort Food #1)

 

Bonus

Read different  books set in  different states as you can. Book one set in Kansas, book two set in Ohio etc

  • Alabama - A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake (Magic Potion Mystery)
  • California - Tarnished and Torn by Juliet Blackwell (Witchcraft Mystery)
  • Connecticut - Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero (Pawsitively Organic Mystery)
  • Florida - Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan (Call of the Wilde Mystery)
  • Georgia - Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown (Consignment Shop Mystery)
  • Kansas - Gluten for Punishment by Nancy Parra (Baker's Treat Mystery)
  • Louisiana - Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon (Miss Fortune Mystery)
  • Maine - Clammed Up by Barbara Ross (Maine Clambake Mystery)
  • Maryland - Death is Like a Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons (Chocolate Covered Mystery #1)
  • Massachusetts - Golden Malicious by Sheila Connolly (An Orchard Mystery)
  • Michigan - To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco (Candy-Coated Mystery #2)
  • Minnesota - Fat Cat at Large by Janet Cantrell (Fat Cat Mystery #1)
  • Montana - Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz (Food Lovers Village #1)
  • New Hampshire - Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett (Booktown Mystery)
  • New Jersey - Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum)
  • New York - Bran New Death by Victoria Hamilton (Merry Muffin Mystery)
  • North Carolina - Illegally Iced by Jessica Beck (Donut Shop Mystery)
  • Ohio - A Hoe Lot of Trouble by Heather Webber (Nina Quinn Mystery)
  • Oregon - Thread on Arrival by Amanda Lee (Embroidery Mystery #5)
  • Pennsylvania - Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford (Amish Mystery)
  • South Carolina - Merry Market Murder by Paige Shelton (Farmers' Market Mystery)
  • Tennessee - That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery)
  • Texas - A Parfait Murder by Wendy Lyn Watson (A La Mode Mystery)
  • Vermont - A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer (Soup Lover's Mystery)
  • Virginia - Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams (Book Retreat #1)
  • Wisconsin - Murder with a Twist by Allyson K. Abbott (Mack's Bar #2)


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I'm reading Moving Day / Jonathan Stone.  On the Cozy Mystery List the person who does all that work has this listed as a cozy.  On Amazon it's listed as a thriller.  A couple have all their possessions stolen.  The husband figures out a way to find them and get them back.  Okay, cozy so far.  Then the main crook figures that the old man did it.  He in turn kidnaps him and the ransom is all the stuff.  It jut doesn't have a cozy "feel" to me.  I've had it on my list, taken it off, put it back and it's off again.  Who knows when I finish it I may refute all this and say oh yeah, this was a cozy.  devil 

Nope, not a cozy as far as I'm concerned.  The beginning is on the cozy side but once the household is stolen the tone of the book changed and became a bit stronger with kidnapping, memories of WWII in Poland and a gruesome at the end. 

Ah well, Paw Enforcement was listed as a cozy and I didn't think it was.  It involved a police womand and her K9 partner.



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I want to play

 

1. Cozies with a pet as a character in the book

2. Cooking cozy

3. Crafty cozy (knitting, weaving, embroidery etc)

4.Paranormal cozy

5. Historical cozy

6. Cozy where the main character is male (this is tougher one)

7. Cozy not set in the USA

8. Read the latest book in a cozy series that you have been reading.

9.New author cozy

10. New cozy series

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