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Subject: 2017 Cozy Mystery Challenge (List Only)
Date Posted: 11/21/2016 6:59 AM ET
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2017 Cozy Mystery Challenge

The purpose of this cozy mystery challenge is for you to have fun, and find out about some new to you books and authors. You can read as many or as few categories you want. You may read one or one hundred books in a category. Enjoy and share with us what you are reading.  I did not include historical cozies this year as I have a whole challenge just for historical mysteries. Please join that one too!!

2017 Historical Mystery challenge (List Only)

2017 Historical Mystery Challenge Discussion topic

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)



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Alice's List

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
    1. A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs done 5/3
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
    1. Ghost of a Chance by Morgana Best done 2/27
    2. Untimely Death by Elizabeth Duncan 4/22
    3. Chalk Lines and Lipstick by Ophelia London done 5/10
    4. Scared Witchless by Amy Boyles done 7/16
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
    1. Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer done 2/26
    2. A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes done 8/8
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
    1. Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly done  3/11
    2. Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle done 4/18
    3. Forturne Hunter by Jana DeLeon done 6/25
    4. Death in Dark Blue by Julia Buckley done 8/13
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
    1. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith done 3/16
    2. Give teh Devil His Due by Steve Hockensmith  done 4/28
    3. Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith done 7/31
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
    1. Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon done 1/15
    2. A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckly done 1/31
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
    1. Cheddar off Dead by  Julia Buckley done 1/5
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
    1. Iced Under by Barbara Ross done 1/7
    2. Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott doen 3/21
    3. Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron done 4/1
    4. Scene of the Grind by Tonya Kappes done 6/24
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
    1. Two Birds with One Stone by Sigrid Vansandt done 4/2
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
    1. Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinley done 2/10
    2. Dead Girl Blues by Joyce and Jim LaVine done 3/4
    3. Margarittas, Marzipans and Murder by Harper Linn done 3/22
    4. Lattes, Ladyfingers and Lies by Harper Lin done 7/3
  11. Make up your own category (Books published by small independant publishers.)
    1. Tea Tiramisu and Tought Guys by Harper Lin done 1/18
    2. Broken Hearted Ghoul by Joyce and Jim Lavene done 2/18
    3. Lipstick, Lies and Dead guys by Jennifer Fischetto done 4/30
    4. Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier by Deanna Chase done 5/29

 

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

 



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Mary's List:

First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.

  • A Pie to Die For by Stacey Alabaster.....1/1/17
  • No Farm No Foul by Peg Cochran.......1/20/17
  • Who Killed Blanche DuBois by Carole Bugge.....2/6/17
  • Murder Offstage by L.B. Hathaway......2/17/17
  • Bed, Breakfast and Bones by Carolyn L. Dean....3/4/17
  • The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel....4/20/17
  • Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor......5/6/17
  • An Untimely Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan.......5/8/17
  • Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury......5/9/17
  • Murder on the SS Rosa by Lee Strauss......7/4/17
  • Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford......7/24/17
  • Ghost of a Chance by Cate Dean......8/14/17

Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).

  • Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys by Harper Lin.....1/31/17
  • Murder in Tropical Breeze by Mary Bowers......2/8/17
  • Show Time by Suzanne M. Trauth........3/3/17
  • Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan.....4/19/17
  • She Stopped for Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzeli....4/22/17
  • Murder at the Courthouse by A.H. Gabhart......4/27/17
  • A Reference to Murder by Kym Roberts......6/16/17
  • Yankee Swat by Myrica Blue......8/16/17

Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.

  • Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester.....2/16/17
  • Murder on Bonfire Night by Margaret Addison......3/12/17
  • Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox......3/13/17
  • The Tempting Taste of Danger by CeeCee James......5/26/17
  • No Charm Intended by Mollie Cox Bryan.....5/30/17
  • Marriage is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin......6/7/17
  • Hospitality and Homicide by Lynn Cahoon......6/24/17
  • Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge.....7/`6/17
  • Mind Your Own Beeswax by Deb Baker.......8/1/17

Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017...

  • Iced Tea for Two by Donna McLean......1/7/17
  • Death on the Patagonian Express by Hy Conrad......1/21/17
  • Later Gator by Jana Deleon.......2/8/17
  • Crack of Death by Jeff Shelby........2/19.17
  • Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon.......3/29/17
  • The Curse of Arundel Hall by J. New......4/8/17
  • Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson.....5/6/17
  • Death in Dark Blue by Julia Buckley......6/9/17
  • The Antique House Murders by Leslie Nagel.....6/24/17
  • One Bad Egg by Jeff Shelby.......8/18/17

Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.

  • A Bodkin for a Bride by Patricia Greenwood.......1/16/17
  • The Bitter Taste of Betrayal by CeeCee James....1/22/17
  • A Body at the Book Club by Elizabeth Spann Craig......3/18/17
  • Evil Under the Moon by Helen Haught Fanick......4/9/17
  • A Debt is Finally Paid by Sigrid Vansandt.....4/25/17
  • A Darling of Death by Gin Jones.....5/19/17
  • Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell......5/28/17
  • Dead in a Flash by Brynn Bonner.....7/3/17

Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.

  • Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering.......1/14/17
  • Bring Home the Murder by Theresa Jarvela....1/24/17
  • Murder at Lowry House by Leighann Dobbs....3/24/17
  • Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table by Janet Finsilver.....4/16/17
  • Murder at Dareswick Hall by Margaret Addison......4/17/17

Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.

  • Custom Baked Murder by Liz Mugavero.....1/19/17
  • Fudge & Jury by Ellie Alexander......2/2/17
  • All Butter Shortdead by H.Y. Hanna......2/3/17
  • Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford......4/4/17
  • Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay.....5/3/17
  • For Whom the Bread Rolls by Sarah Fox.......5/11/17
  • Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton......7/8/17

No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.

  • Dangerous Pursuits by Alanna Knight.....1/26/17
  • Death at First Sight by Lena Gregory......4/6/17
  • The Sweet Taste of Murder by CeeCee James.....5/13/17
  • A Most Curious Murder by Elizabeth Kane Busselli.......6/18/17
  • Kneaded to Death by Winnie Archer.......6/19/17
  • The Perfectly Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss......7/1/17

The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

  • A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell..................1/3/17
  • The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie.......2/12/17
  • Plaid and Plagiarism by Mollie MacRae......2/25/17
  • A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmondson.....3/7/17
  • The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer by Kathy Ace.....3/17/17
  • Murder at Ashgrove House by Margaret Addison.....4/5/17
  • Deadly Scandal by Kate Parker......4/19/17
  • Four Puddings and a Funeral by H.Y Hanna.....5/15/17
  • Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton.....5/23/17
  • Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong by Emily Brightwell.......6/20/17

Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.

  • Symptoms of Death by Paula Paul....1/23/17
  • Newlywed Dead by Nancy J. Parra.....1/27/17
  • Alibis and Amethysts by Sharon Pape.....3/25/17
  • Though This be Madness by Penny Richards.......7/21/17
  • French Fried by Kylie Logan........7/26/17

Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year) -( Amateur sleuth who is married)

  • It's Your Party, Die if You Want To by Vicki Fee.......2/20/17
  • Troubled Treats by Jessica Beck......2/24/17.......(now married)
  • Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson.....6/12/17
  • Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz.....7/22/17
  • Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney.......

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

  • Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger......1/4/17
  • Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio.....1/13/17
  • The Charm Bracelet Murder by Loretta Harper Dividen....3/3/17
  • At Wicks End by Tim Myers.....3/5/17
  • Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton.......3/6/17
  • Iced Under by Barbara Ross.....3/8/17
  • Tomb of the Honey Bee by L.B. Hathaway......3/21/17
  • Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott......3/26/17
  • The Ghosts of Misty Hollow by Sue Ann Jaffarian......3/27/17
  • As the Crow Dies by Anna Drake.......4/7/17
  • 'Tis the Witching Time by Monica Knightley....4/15/17
  • Ill-Met by Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan.....4/21/17
  • Occult and Battery by Lena Gregory......4/29/17
  • Every Trick in the Rook by Marty Wingate......5/1/17
  • A Winter's Tail by Kathi Daley......5/4/17
  • Deadly Proof by M. Louisa Locke......5/5/17
  • A Shattering Crime by Jennifer McAndrews....5/16/17
  • A Darling of Death by Gin Jones......5/17/17
  • Tangled up in Brew by Joyce Tremel......5/18/17
  • A Wee Homicide in the Hotel by Fran Stewart....6/4/17
  • The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice by J. R. Ripley......6/6/17
  • Planting Evidence by Jeff Shelfy......6/11/17
  • Happy Birthday, Marge by Shari Hearn......7/2/17
  • Spooky Sweet by Connie Shelton......7/20/17
  • Gone with the Twins by Kylie Logan.......7/27/17
  • Death by Vanilla Latte by Alex Erickson.....8/8/17
  • Aunty Dimity and the Widow's Curse by Nancy Atherton.....8/13/17
  • Death of a Lobster Lover by Lee Hollis.....
  • The Missing Calico by Sylvia A. Nash........8/15/17
  • Frosty the Dead Man by Christine Humson.....8/17/17


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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.

    Hidden Agenda / Leighann Dobbs
    Pillow Stalk / Diane Vallere
    Pall Bearers and Pepperoni / Patti Benning
    A Dark and Stormy Murder / Julia Buckley
    Uncommon Grounds / Sandra Balzo
     
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author

    Nearly Dead in Iowa / Wendy Bryne
    The Murder Pit / Jeff Shelby
    Brown Bag Murder / Evalynne Shaw
    Tempest in Tea Leaves / Kari Lee Townsend
    Until Death Us do Tart / Holly Plum
     
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.

    Flowers, Food and Felonies @ New Year’s Jubilee / Annie Adams
    Tea Cups and Carnage / Lynn Cahoon
    Cook’s Big Day / Joanne Pence
    The Substitute / Denise Grover Swanson
    Low Country Boneyard / Susan M Boyer
     
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.

    Truth Stained Lies / Terri Blackstock 2013
    A Shattering Crime / Jennifer McAndrews 2016
    Later Gator / Jana DeLeon   2016
    The Road to Christmas Present / Kathi Daley 2013
    Third Time’s a Crime / Diana Orgain  2017
     
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.

    Til Dirt Us Do Part / Edith Maxwell
    Maids of Misfortune / M Louisa Locke
    A Dose of Death / Gin Jones
    A Will to Murder / Kathryn De Winter & K J Emrick
    Death & the Gravedigger’s Angel / Loretta Ross
     
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.

    Murder in the East Room / Elliott Roosevelt
    Murder Takes the Cake / Evelyn David
    A Haunted Murder / J A Whiting
    The Murder Game / Julie Apple
    A Distant Murder / Donna McLean
     
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.

    The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole / Rebecca Adler
    Truffles and Troubles / Valley Sams
    Chicken Caccia-Killer / Liz Lipperman
    Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse / Sherri Bryan
    Carmel Crème Killer / Summer Prescott
     
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.

    Ghostly Paws / LeeAnn Dobbs
    Cliffhanger / Amy Saunders
    Fudge and Jury / Ellie Alexander
    The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop / J A Whiting
    Home is Where Your Boots Are / Kalen Chapman Lloyd
     
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

    Under an English Heaven / Alice Boatwright
    Off Kilter / Hannah Reed
    Rules of Murder / Julianna Deering
    A Scone to Die For / H Y Hanna
    A Murder of Magpies / Judith Flanders
     
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.

    The Burglar Who Counted Spoons / Lawrence Block
    Caramel Crème Killer / Summer Prescott
    Peaches & Creme Crème Killer / Summer Prescott
    Divorced Desperate and Dead / Christie Craig
    A Ghost of a Chance / Cherie Claire
     
  11. Make up your own category (Senior  MC male or female over 50)

    Court Trouble / Mike Befeler
    The Ghost & Mrs Fletcher / Donald Bain
    Up in Smoke / Shannon VanBergen
    Bitter Sweet / Connie Shelton
    Name Game / Peter Abresch


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Connie's List:

1. First in Series -- Read the first book in a Cozy Series
    Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch --- 5/29/17

2. Nice to Meet You -- Read a cozy by a new to you author
    Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks --- 4/19/17

3. Flower Power -- Read a cozy with a flower on the cover
    Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams --- 5/2/17

4. Those Teen Years -- Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017
    Cancelled by Murder by Jean Flowers (2016) -- 1/16/17

5. Pets Not Allowed -- Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover
    Blown Away by Clover Tate --3/11/17

6. Murder !!! -- Read  a cozy with Murder in the title
    Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund by Selma Eichler -- 1/2/17

7. Master Chef -- Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking
    No Farm, No Foul by Peg Cochran --- 3/17/17

8. No Place Like Home -- Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young Remote Consequences by Kerri Nelson --- 7/31/17

9. The British Isles -- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland
   
Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton (London) --- 4/6/17

10. Pink or Purple -- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover
The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan --- 3/31/17

11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

      Read a cozy that has a 5 star review rating on Amazon/B&N under the book title

      War and Peach by Susan Furlong --- 2/22/17

Bonus Category:

So...How many cozy mystery authors are there? Read a book by as many different cozy mystery authors as you can find.

 



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LecClier's List

  1. First in SeriesRead the first book in a cozy series.
  • Death of a Crabby Cook, by Penny Pike  finished 1/8/2017
  • Cappucinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse, by Harper Lin, finished 1/?/2017
  • All Fudged Up, by Nancy Coco, finished 3/13/17 
  • Address to Die For, by Mary Feliz, finished 8/18/17

2.     Nice to Meet You- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).

  • Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case,  by Kristen Painter , finished 1/16/17
  • The White Magic Five and Dime, by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco, finished 5/3/2017
  • One Foot in the Grove, by Kelly Lane, finished 6/30/2017
  • A Fatal Twist of Lemon, by Patrice Greenwood, finished 73 /9/17

3.     Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover

  •  
  • A Familiar Tail, by Delia James, finished 5/11/2017
  • Ghostal Living, by Kathleen Bridge, finished 6/3/17
  •  
  1. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.     
    •   Read It and Weep,, by Jenn McKinley, published 2013  finished 1/2/2017
    • A Tale of Two Biddies, by Kylie Logan, published 2014... finished 4/11/2017
    • Death in Dark Blue, by Julia Buckley, published 2017,  finished 8/8/2017
    •  
  2. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover
    •     Fatality by Firelight, by Lynn Cahoon   finished 3/4/2107
    • Scene of the Climb, by Kate Dyer-Seeley, finished 4/24/2017
    • Drizzled with Death, by Jessie Crockett, finished 6/12/17
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  3. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
    • Murder at the Courthouse,  by A. H. Gabhart  finished 2/6/2017
    • Murder, Plain and Simple, by Isabella Alan  ... finished 6/9/2017
    •  
  4. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking
  • Auntie Lee's Delights, by Ovidia Yu, finished 6/6/17
  • Kneaded to Death, by Winnie Archer, finished 8/2/17

8.       No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young. 

  • Suede to Rest, by Diane Vallere, finished 1/12/2017
  • Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys, by Harper Lin, finished 3/4/2017
  • Scene of the Grind, by Tonya Kappes, finished 5/29/17
  • Peaches and Scream, by Susan Furlong, finished 4/26/17.

9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

  • Off Kilter, by Hannah Reed, finished 1/31/2017
  • Death in the English Countryside, by Sara Rosett, finished 3/21/2017
  • Death in an English Cottage, by Sara Rosett, finished 8/5/2017

10.  Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.

  • Brownies and Broomsticks, by Bailey Cates, finished 5/24/17
  • Dead Men Don't Crochet, by Betty Hechtman,  finished 7/22/17

11.  Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year) Ghosts  the story has a ghost as a character

  • A Spirited Tail (Mystic Notch, Book 2), by LeighAnn Dobbs, finished 4/4/17
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Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

  • Isabella Alan  (Amanda Flowers)
  • Winnie Archer (Melissa Bourbon)
  • Bethany Blake
  • Kathleen Bridge
  • Julia Buckley
  • Bailey Cates
  • Lynn Cahoon
  • Nancy Coco
  • Leigh Ann Dobbs
  • Patrice Greenwood
  • Betty Hechtman
  • Delia James
  • Kelly Lane
  • Harper Lin
  • Jenn McKinlay
  • Penny Pike
  • Hannah Reed
  • Sara Rosett
  • Diane Vallere


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Una's List:

First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.                                                                                                                               

  • A Story to Kill (Cat Latimer #1) by Lynn Cahoon
  • Peaches and Scream (Georgia Peach #1) by Susan Furlong
  • Nine Lives (Lily Dale #1) by Wendy Corsi Staub
  • The Calamity Cafe (Down South Cafe #1) by Gayle Leeson
  • Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland #1) by Terri L. Austin 

Nice to Meet You-- Read a cozy by a new to you author

  • Criminal Confessions (Chocolate Whisperer #1) by Colette London
  • Mai Tai One On (Tiki Goddess #1) by Jill Marie Landis
  • Louisiana Saves the Library by Emily Beck Cogburn
  • The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss
  • Macdeath (Ivy Meadows #1) by Cindy Brown

Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.                                                                                                                         

  • Haunted Is Always In Fashion (Haunted Vintage #4) by Rose Pressey
  • Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot #3) by Susan M. Boyer
  • Lowcountry Bordello (Liz Talbot #4) by Susan M. Boyer
  • The Cat, The Collector and the Killer (Cats In Trouble #8) by Leann Sweeney

Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.                                                                                    

  •   Much Ado About Felines (Whales and Tails #4) by Kathi Daley
  •   A Spirited Tail (Mystic Notch #2) by Leighann Dobbs
  •  The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter #2) by Angie Fox 
  •  A Mew to a Kill (Mystic Notch #3) by Leighann Dobbs 
  • Geared For The Grave (Cycle Path #1) by Duffy Brown                                                                                                        

Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.                                                                                        

  •  Snow Way Out (Snow Globe #1) by Christine Husom
  • Death In Advertising (Tobi Tobias #1) by Laura Bradford
  • Midsummer Night's Mischief (Wiccan Wheel #1) by Jennifer David Hesse
  • Caramel Crush (Cupcake Bakery #9) by Jenn McKinlay
  • Ghostly Interests (Harper Harlow #1) by Lily Harper Hart

Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.                                                                                                                                                        

  • Guidebook To Murder (Tourist Trap #1) by Lynn Cahoon
  • Murder Go Round (Witch City #4) by Carol J. Perry
  • Mission to Murder (Tourist Trap #2) by Lynn Cahoon

Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking                                                                                                                

  • Fatal Frost (Dewberry Farm #2) by Karen MacInerney
  • The Cakes of Monte Cristo (A Piece of Cake #6) by Jacklyn Brady
  • Christmas Caramel Murder (Hannah Swenson #20) by Joanne Fluke
  • Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery #8) by Jenn McKinley
  • Pop Goes the Murder (Popcorn Shop #2) by Kristi Abbott

No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young

  •  Killer Caramel Cookies (Killer Cookie #1) by Patti Benning
  • Mission Impawsible (Paws & Claws #4) by Krista Davis
  • Death of a Crafty Knitter (Stormy Day #2) by Angela Pepper
  • A Fatal Twist of Lemon (Wisteria Tearoom #1) by Patrice Greenwood

The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.                                                                                                               

  • Death in an English Cottage (Murder on Location #2) by Sara Rosett                                                                                    
  • Murder at Lowry House (Hazel Martin #1) by Leighann Dobbs

Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.                                                                                           

  • The Witch and the Dead (Wishcraft #7) by Heather Blake
  • Two to Mango (Tiki Goddess #2) by Jill Marie Landis
  • Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake #5) by Jacklyn Brady
  • Putting On The Witch (Retired Witches #3) by Joyce and Jim Lavene
  • Death & the Red Headed Woman (Auction Block #1) by Loretta Ross

Make up your own category (A book where a senior is a substantial character).                                                                                      

  •  Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat #4) by Sofie Ryan
  • The Black Cat Knocks On Wood (Bad Luck Cat #2) by Kay Finch
  • Dead and Breakfast (Merry Ghost Inn #1) by Kate Kingsbury
  • Silence of the Flans (Emergency Dessert Squad #2) by Laura Bradford
  • Nearly Departed In Deadwood (Deadwood #1) by Ann Charles

 

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

  • Kristi Abbott
  • Terri L. Austin
  • Patti Benning
  • Heather Blake
  • Susan M. Boyer
  • Laura Bradford
  • Jacklyn Brady
  • Cindy Brown
  • Duffy Brown
  • Leslie Budewitz
  • Lynn Cahoon
  • Vannetta Chapman
  • Ann Charles
  • Emily Beck Cogburn
  • Kathi Daley
  • Krista Davis
  • Leighann Dobbs
  • Kay Finch
  • Joanne Fluke
  • Angie Fox
  • Susan Furlong
  • Patrice Greenwood
  • Lily Harper Hart
  • Jennifer David Hesse
  • Christine Husom
  • Kate Kingsbury
  • Jill Marie Landis
  • Joyce and Jim Lavene
  • Gayle Leeson
  • Colette London
  • Karen Mac Inerney
  • Jenn McKinley
  • Angela Pepper
  • Carol J. Perry
  • Rose Pressey
  • Sara Rosett
  • Loretta Ross
  • Sofie Ryan
  • Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Leann Sweeney
  • Kirsten Weiss


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Evelyn Louise's List:

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)



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Jodi's List:

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)
  12.  

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

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First in series--Read the first book in a cozy series

Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat, Bk 1) Ellery Adams

Death of a Kitchen Diva (Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails, Bk 1) Lee Hollis

Eclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad, Bk 1) Laura Bradford

Poetry and Crime (Magical Bookstore, Bk 1) Amanda Flower

Nice to meet you--Read a cozy by a author new to you (May be a different name for the same author)

Bundle of Trouble (Maternal Instincts, Bk 1) Diana Orgain

Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery Bk 1) Edie Claire

Better Homes and Corpses (Hamptons Home & Garden, Bk 1) Kathleen Bridge

Irish Creme Killer (The Incredibily Sweet Series, Bk 1) Summer Prescott

Flower Power--Read a cozy with a flower on the cover

Moss Hysteria (Flower Shop Bk 18) Kate Collins

Those Teen years--Read a cozy published between 2013 and 2017

Tapestry of Lies (Weaving, Bk 2) Carol Ann Martin

Father Knows Death (Stay at Home Dad, Bk 3) Jeffrey Allen

Baked Alaska (Culinary Mysteries, Bk 9) Josie S. Kilpack

Fortune Cookie (Culinary Mysteries, Bk 11) Josie S. Kilpack

Plaqued by Guilt (Haunted Yarn Shop, Bk 4) Molly MacRae

Pets Not Allowed--Read a cozy with no animal on the cover

Pumpkin Roll (Culinary Mystery, Bk 6) Josie S. Kilpack

Two to Mango (Tiki Goddess, Bk 2) Jill Marie Landis

Rocky Road (Culinary, Bk 10) Josie S. Kilpack

Wedding Cake (Culinary, Bk 11) Josie S. Kilpack

Chai Cupcake Killer (Inncredibly Sweet, Bk 4) Summer Prescott

Murder!--Read a cozy with murder in the title

Murder, Plainly Read (Amish Quilt Shop, Bk 4) Isabella Alan

Formula for Murder (Maternal Instincts, Bk 3) Diana Orgain

Master Chef--Read a cozy about cooking or baking

Death by Devil's Breath (Chili Cookoff, Bk 2) Kylie Logan

Tres Leches Cupcakes (Culinary Mysteries, Bk 8) Josie S. Kilpack

Christmas Caramel Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 20) Joanne Fluke

Black and Blueberry Die (Fresh Baked Mystery) Livia J. Washburn

No Place Like Home--Read a cozy in which the main character returns to their homeplace or vacationed in when they were young

Gone with the Wool (Yarn Retreat, Bk 4) Betty Hechtman

The British Isles--Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland, or Ireland

Copy Cat Murder (Hat Shop, Bk 4) Jenn McKinlay

Pink or Purple--Read a cozy with the color pink or purple on the cover 

Blackberry Crumble (Culinary Mystery, Bk 5) Josie S. Kilpack

One Potion in the Grave (Magic Potion, Bk 2) Heather Blake

Ghost of a Potion (Magic Potion, Bk 3) Heather Blake

Caramel Creme Killer (Inncredibly Sweet, Bk 3) Summer Prescott

A Baked Ham (Classic Diner, Bk 4) Jessica Beck

Make Up Your Own Category--Read a cozy about angels or with the word angel(s) in the title

Angel at Troublesome Creek (Augusta Goodnight, Bk 1) Mignon F Ballard

BONUS CATEGORY

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find.

  1. Aarons, Kathy
  2. Alan, Jeffrey
  3. Alexander, Ellie
  4. Ann, Charles
  5. Beck, Jessica
  6. Benning, Patti
  7. Blake, Heather
  8. Bradford, Laura
  9. Burdette, Lucy
  10. Carl, JoAnna
  11. Claire, Edie
  12. Cochran, Peg
  13. Collins, Kate
  14. Corrigan, Maya
  15. Coyle, Cleo
  16. Flower, Amanda
  17. Fluke, Joanna
  18. Gerber, Daryl Wood
  19. Gillard, Susan
  20. Hechtman, Betty
  21. Hollis, Lee
  22. Husom, Christine
  23. Jaffarian, Sue Ann
  24. Kilpack, Josie S
  25. Kimberly, Alice
  26. Landis, Jill Marie
  27. Moreau, Karen
  28. Orgain, Diana
  29. Parra, Nancy J
  30. Prescott, Summer
  31. Ross, Loretta
  32. Washburn, Livia J.

ALL OTHER COZIES (Cozies I've read that don't fit in any of the challenge or bonus categories)

 

 



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Michele's List:

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.

           * That Old Flame of Mine by J. J. Cook  (1/15)

           * A Catered Murder by Isis Crawford (5/27)

 

  1. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).

          * Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott (3/22)

          * 50% Off Murder by Josie Belle (5/30)

 

  1. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.

          * Sweet Pepper Hero by J. J. Cook  (2/8)

 

  1. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.

            * In Hot Water by JJ Cook  (2/19)

 

  1. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.

            *Shots in the Dark by Allyson K. Abbott  (5/9)

 

  1. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.

            *Murder with a Twist by Allyson K. Abbott (3/29)

 

  1. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.

           *A Catered Christmas  by Isis Crawford (6/16)

           * A Catered Birthday Party by Isis Crawford (8/11)

 

  1. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.

          *A Catered Wedding by Isis Crawford  (6/4)

 

  1. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

 

  1. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.

           *Playing with Fire by J.J. Cook (2/1)

           *In the Drink by Allyson K. Abbott (4/22)

 

  1. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year) (HOLIDAY)

          * A Catered Valentine's Day by Isis Crawford (7/6)

          * A Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford (7/23)

 

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

 

           1. J.J Cook

           2. Allyson K. Abbott

           3. Isis Crawford

           4. Josie Belle



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Not sure why I am doing this as I always forget to update my list but here goes:

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

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Amber's List

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)
  12. Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

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2017 Historical Mystery Challenge Discussion topic

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
    1. Dearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)



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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's, Bk 1)Author: Jenn McKinlay
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.Murder By Owl Light (Benbow and Wingate, Bk 3)
  4. Author: Corinne Holt Sawyer
  5. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.A Likely Story: A Library Lover'sMysteryAuthor: Jenn McKinlay
  6. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  7. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title. Murder, She Wrote: Design For Murder
    Author: Jessica FletcherDonald BainRenée Paley-Bain
  8. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, Bk 3)Author: Joanne Fluke
  9. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  10. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.Death of a Liar (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery)Author: M. C. Beaton
  11. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover  First Degree Mudder (Pacific Northwest, Bk 4)
    Author: Kate Dyer-Seeley
  12. Make up your own category (Religious Sleuths)  Let Us PreyAuthor: Monica Quil  
  13. Sine Qua NunAuthor: Monica Quill

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

Peanut Butter MurdersAuthor: Corinne Holt Sawyer



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Subject: Melanie's Cozy Mysteries
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First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  1. A Cuththroat Business: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 1 by Jenna Bennett
Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  1. Loose Screw: Dusty Deals Mystery Series, Bk 1 by Rae Davies/Lori Devoti  
Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
Those Teen Years- Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  1. Cut Loose: Dusty Deals Mystery Series, Bk 2 by Rae Davies/Lori Devoti  
  2. A Done Deal: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 5 by Jenna Bennett
  3. Change of Heart: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 6 by Jenna Bennett
Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  1. Contract Pending: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 3 by Jenna Bennett
  2. Close to Home: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 4 by Jenna Bennett
Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  1. Hot Property: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 2 by Jenna Bennett
  2. Kickout Clause: Savannah Martin Mysteries, Bk 7 by Jenna Bennett
Unique cozy mystery sleuths (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)
  1. Hazardous Duty: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Bk 1 by Christy Barritt - The sleuth is a crime scene cleaner
 
Bonus Category
So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)


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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.  The Question of the Missing Head (Asperger's, Bk 1) by E. J. Copperman
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.  Bookman Dead Style (Dangerous Type, Bk 2) by Paige Shelton
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.  Blue Period: A Miss Henry Mystery (Miss Henry Mysteries, Bk 5) by Melanie Jackson
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland. The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop, Bk 1) by Paige Shelton
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.  Dying For Danish (Lexy Baker Bakery, Bk 2) by Leighann Dobbs
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)



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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet You- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

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First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.

  1. Cherry Pie & Murder: A Sweet Home Savannah Cozy Mystery-Book 1  by Karen Moreau (got from Cozy Box and it is SHORT - looks normal, 222 pages, but there aren't very many words per page!) (Started book in January, finished 2/1)  (also new author, also teen, also no pets on cover, also Murder in title, also baking)
  2. Good, Clean, Murder.: A Plain Jane Mystery (The Plain Jane Mysteries) (Volume 1) :: Traci Tyne Hilton (Also new author, also teen years (2013) also pink on cover,  also no pet, also Murder in title)
  3. Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) :: Rhys Bowen  (Also no pet)
  4.  

Nice to Meet You- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).

  1. Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, Bk 1) :: Diane Kelly  (also 1st in series, also pink, also no animal on cover)
  2. With Baited Breath (Lotus Bay, Bk 1) :: Lorraine Bartlett  (also 1st in series, also has a flower on the cover, also "teen", also no pet on cover, also "no place like home")
  3. Hazardous Duty (Squeaky Clean Mysteries) :: Christy Barritt (also 1st in series)

Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.

  1. Wedding Cake: A Culinary Mystery :: Josi S. Kilpack  (also teen, no pet on cover, some cooking)
  2. Anything Goes (Grace and Favor, Bk 1) :: Jill Churchill (also no pet on cover, some cooking, also first in series)
  3. Bell, Book, and Scandal (Jane Jeffry, Bk 14) :: Jill Churchill
  4. Caramel Crush (Cupcake Bakery, Bk 9) :: Jenn McKinlay (also teen, no pet on cover, some cooking)

Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.

  1. A Bad Egg (Classic Diner, Bk 5) :: Jessica Beck (pub 2013, some  cooking, no pet on cover)
  2. Baked Alaska (Culinary Mystery, Bk 9) :: Josi S. Kilpack (pub 2013, some pink on cover, some recipes, though not much cooking, no pet on cover)
  3. Rocky Road (Culinary, Bk 10) Author: Josi S. Kilpack (pub 2013, some pink on cover, some recipes, though not much cooking, no pet on cover)
  4. Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria (Tara Holloway, Bk 4) :: Diane Kelly (pub 2013, no pet on cover)
  5. The Longest Yard Sale (Sarah Winston, Bk 2) :: Sherry Harris (pub 2013, some pink on cover, maybe a flower?)

Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.

  1. Banana Split (Culinary Mystery, Bk 7) :: Josi S. Kilpack   (also has a small amount of pink on the cover, has some cooking, though not that much compared to others in this series.)
  2. Tres Leches Cupcakes (Culinary Mystery, Bk 8) :: Josi S. Kilpack   (also has some cooking, though not that much compared to others in this series.)
  3. Fortune Cookie (Culinary Mystery, Bk 11) :: Josi S. Kilpack (alo pub 2014, some recipes, though not much cooking, no pet on cover)

Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.

  1. Dirty Little Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery (The Plain Jane Mysteries) (Volume 2) :: Traci Tyne Hilton   (also teen years - 2014, also no pets)
  2. Bright New Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery (The Plain Jane Mysteries) (Volume 3) :: Traci Tyne Hilton (also teen years - 2014, also no pets)
  3. Health, Wealth, and Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery (The Plain Jane Mysteries) (Volume 4) :: Traci Tyne Hilton (also teen years - 2014, also no pets, also pink cover)

Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.

  1. Troubled Treats (Donut Shop, Bk 19) :: Jessica Beck  (also no pet on cover, also teen)
  2. Criminal Crumbs (Donut Shop, Bk 21) :: Jessica Beck (also no pet on cover, also teen, not that much cooking, but some!)
  3. Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery, Bk 8) :: Jenn McKinlay  (also no pet on cover, also teen, also a bit of pink on cover)

No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.

  1. Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe, Bk 1) Author: Harper Lin (also new author, teen years-2017, no pet, 1st in series)
  2. Nothing but Trouble (PJ Sugar, Bk 1) :: Susan May Warren  (Also first in series, also no pet)
  3. BlueBuried Muffins (Black Cat Cafe, Bk 1) :: Lyndsey Cole (Also first in series, also teen, also new author, also some cooking, also murder in title)

The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

  1. Artifact (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt, Bk 1) :: Gigi Pandian (also new author, teen years, no pet, 1st in series)

Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.

  1. A Baked Ham (Classic Diner, Bk 4) :: Jessica Beck That pig is definitely pink. (Also 2013, and some cooking, also no pet on cover)
  2. Sugar Coated Sins (Donut, Bk 20) :: Jessica Beck Very pink! (Also teen, baking, no pet on cover)
  3. Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte (Tara Holloway, Bk 2) :: Diane Kelly (purple cup on cover, also no pet on cover)
  4. Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray (Tara Holloway, Bk 3) :: Diane Kelly  (whole cover is pink and purple!, also no pet on cover)

Make up your own category CRAFTS (Read a cozy with a crafting theme, or where the mc is a crafter)

Bonus Category

So How Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day) (Repeating from above)

Leftovers - doesn't fit above

  • Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch by Diane Kelly. Doesn't fit partly because it is only available as an eBook. I read it on Overdrive, checked out from Library. It is not a full-length book either, but it is part of the series and I didn't want to skip over it!
  • A Holiday Donut Steal by Jessica Beck.  Doesn't fit partly because it is only available as an eBook. I read it on Overdrive, checked out from Library. It is not a full-length book either, but it is part of the series and I didn't want to skip over it!
  • The Amersham Rubies by Rhys Bowen.  Doesn't fit partly because it is only available as an eBook. I read it on Kindle, checked out from Library. It is not a full-length book either, but it is part of the series and I didn't want to skip over it!


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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
    Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author.
    Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case by Kristen Painter
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
    Blown Away by Clover Tate
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
    2016 - Miss Frost Ices The Imp by Kristen Painter
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
    Basket Case by Nancy Haddock
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
    A Taste for Murder by Dixie Lyle
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
    Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
    Ghostly Paws by Leighann Dobbs
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
    Scotland - The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
    Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  11. Make up your own category - Read a cozy with a Male Lead
    The Question of the Missing Head by E. J. Copperman

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find.

  1. Ellie Alexander
  2. Lorraine Bartlett
  3. Juliet Blackwell
  4. Bethany Blake
  5. Laurie Cass
  6. E. J. Copperman
  7. Krista Davis
  8. Vicki Delany
  9. Laura DiSilverio
  10. Leighann Dobbs
  11. Elizabeth J. Duncan
  12. Amanda Flower
  13. Nancy Haddock
  14. Amanda M. Lee
  15. Gayle Leeson
  16. Kylie Logan
  17. T. C. LoTempio
  18. Dixie Lyle
  19. Meg Macy
  20. Jenn McKinlay
  21. Kristen Painter
  22. Loretta Ross
  23. Paige Shelton
  24. Fran Stewart
  25. Clover Tate
  26. Kirsten Weiss


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  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.Spell Booked (Retired Witches, Bk 1): Joyce and Jim Lavene 3/18/17 &  Fixin' To Die (Kenni Lowry, Bk 1): Tonya Kappes 6/26/17  (could use both for pink or purple) &  Readng - Hearse and Buggy (Amish Mystery, Bk 1): Laura Bradford 8/2//17
  2. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those). The Fine Art of Murder (Katherine Sullivan, Bk 1): Emily Barnes 4/3/17 & Lowcountry Boil (Liz Talbot, Bk 1) by Susan M. Boyer 8/24/17
  3. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.A Ghostly Grave (Ghostly Southern, Bk 2): Tonya Kappes 3/15/17 (could use for pink or Purple). & A Ghostly Reunion (Ghostly Southern, Bk 5): Tonya Kappes 7/15/17
  4. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.Long Upon the Land (A Deborah Knott Mystery): Margaret Maron 2/17/17 & Scene of the Grind (A Killer Coffee Mystery) (Volume 1): Tonya Kappes 7/6/17
  5. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.Spies and Spells (Volume 1): Tonya  2/11/17 (could use for pink or Purple)& Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini (Ghost of Granny Apples, Bk 2: Sue Ann Jaffarian 7/27/17
  6. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title. Pumpkin Picking with Murder (An Otter Lake Mystery): Auralee Wallace 2/16/17 & A Most Curious Murder (Little Library Mystery, Bk 1): Elizabeth Kane Buzzell 8/14/17
  7. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking. A Story to Kill (Cat Latimer, Bk 1): Lynn Cahoon 4/25/17
  8. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.Murder at the Courthouse (Hidden Springs, Bk 1) :: A. H. Gabhart 2/9/17 & - Snowed In with Murder (Otter Lake, Bk 3): Auralee Wallace 6/5/17
  9. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland. Murder of the Bride (Rex Graves, Bk 5): C. S. Challinor 2/23/17
  10. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover. Betting Off Dead [Spies and Spells - Volume 2] by Tonya Kappes 3/23/17 & A Ghostly Demise (Ghostly Southern, Bk 3): Tonya Kappes 7/4/17
  11. Make up your own category (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year) Crafty Cozy Quilt as Desired (Harriet Truman, Bk 1): Arlene Sachitano 4/17/17

Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)Death and the Redheaded Woman (Auction Block, Bk 1): Loretta Ross 5/3/17 & The Cantaloupe Thief (A Branigan Powers Mystery): Deb Richardson-Moore 5/9/17 & Yarned and Dangerous (Tangled Web, Bk 1: Sadie Hartwell 5/14/17 &  Get Witch or Die Trying (Spies and Spells, Bk 3): Tonya Kappes 6/9/17 & A Zen for Murder (Mooseamuck Island, Bk 1): Leighann Dobbs 6/17/17 &  Miss Frost Ices The Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost) (Volume 2): Kristen Painter 7/19/17 & Oh Say Can You Fudge (Candy-Coated, Bk 3): Nancy Coco 8/10/17 



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Debbie B.'s list:

1.  First in SeriesRead the first book in a cozy series.

2.  Nice to Meet You - Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).

3.  Flower Power - Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.

4.  Those Teen Years - Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017

5.  Pets Not Allowed - Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.

6.  Murder!!! - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.

7.  Master Chef - Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.

8.  No Place Like Home - Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.

9.  The British Isles - Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

10. Pink or Purple - Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.

11. Make up your own category - (Maybe we will find some new ones for next year)  DESSERT/BAKERY/SWEETS

 

Bonus Category

* So Many Cozy Authors Are There? - Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

  1. Dakota Cassidy
  2. Agatha Christie
  3. J. J. Cook
  4. Alyssa Day
  5. Kate George
  6. Joan Hess
  7. Tonya Kappes
  8. Kate Kingsbury
  9. Karen Moreau
  10. Leigh Perry
  11. Linda Reilly
  12. Joyce Tremel


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I'm going to give this a try.  I'm new to the forums so feel free to let me know if I'm doing something wrong.  

  1. First in Series—Read the first book in a cozy series.
  1. Nice to Meet Your- Read a cozy by a new to you author (many cozy authors write under several names and that is okay to use one of those).
  2. Flower Power- Read a Cozy with a Flower on the cover.
  3. Those Teen Years. Read a cozy that was published between 2013 and 2017.
  4. Pets Not Allowed—Read a cozy that does not have an animal on the cover.
  1. Murder!!!  - Read a cozy with Murder in the title.
  2. Master Chef – Read a cozy that involves cooking or baking.
  1. No Place Like Home—Read a cozy in which the main character goes back to the area they grew up in or vacationed in when they were young.
  1. The British Isles- Read a cozy set in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland.
  2. Pink or Purple- Read a cozy with Pink or Purple (any shade) on the cover.
  3. Books ?
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Bonus Category

So Many Cozy Authors Are There?- Read a book by as many different Cozy authors as you can find. (You can go back to Agatha Christie all the way to present day)

Marlene Chase

DeAnn Julie Dodson

Cathy Elliott no

Lisa Haddock

Sue Grafton

Sharon Dunn no



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