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Subject: Christian Cozys?
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 7:04 PM ET
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Can anyone recommend some Christian Fiction that would fit the cozy genre?



Date Posted: 8/14/2008 7:10 PM ET
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peggy darty has a 3 book series - When the Sandpiper Calls, When Bobbie Sang the Blues, When Zeffie Got a Clue

Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone mysteries (hysterical with a grandmother lead) and Andi McConnell mysteries

there are also some Love Inspired suspesne that are labled cozies too

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:43 PM ET
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The "Bargain Hunter Mysteries" (2 books so far, 3rd book coming out soon) and "Ruby Taylor Mysteries" (3 books) by Sharon Dunn are cozy Christian mysteries.

Ron and Janet Benrey's "Dead As a Scone", "The Final Crumpet" and their Glory Series (3 books) are also good.

Virginia Smith's "Murder By Mushroom" is also a Christian cozy.

Hope this helps.


Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:40 PM ET
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Thanks very much for your help! 

Any other suggestions??

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 10:09 PM ET
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heartsong also has a mystery line now, i think most are cozies

heartsong mysteries

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 10:13 PM ET
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Dying to Decorate and Crime & Clutter by Cyndy Salzmann

Rene Gutteridge Boo Series and Occupational Hazards Series

Gilbert Morris Cat Series What The Cat Dragged In, The Cat's Pajama's & When The Cat's Away

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 11:22 AM ET
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I'm not sure these are truly cozies, but the Smart Chicks Mysteries (The Trouble With Tulip, etc) are great Christian mysteries and they are not graphic if I recall correctly.

I also like the Peggy Darty ones, especially the newest, When Zeffie Got a Clue.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 12:46 PM ET
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Lori Copeland has a cozy series that's fun - The Morning Shade Mysteries. The first one is available in the system right now - A Case of Bad Taste.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 12:51 PM ET
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And how could I forget the Ginny Aiken series - The Deadly Decor Mysteries??? (My sig hasn't been updated and the first one is there!)

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 11:54 AM ET
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I read the Ginny Aiken series and actually posted it here and it went quickly!  I didn't know it was a cozy.  Guess I'm still figuring out the definition  :O)  I did get a couple at the UBS yesterday and will keep watching for the others ya'll recommend.  Thanks so much for taking the time to respond!!

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 10:04 PM ET
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Emilie Richards has three so far in her Ministry is Murder Series




AN EYE FOR AN EYE (coming soon)

Has anyone read these? I have the first one on my TBR pile. Just haven't got to it yet.

Subject: Ministry is Murder
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 9:42 PM ET
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I have read the first one and I was really surprised.  It was really funny.  I enjoyed reading it and will definately read the rest.  I've read most of her books and enjoy all of them.


Date Posted: 9/24/2008 4:42 PM ET
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I'm not sure what qualifies as a cozy, but I loved the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson. - Val

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 12:34 AM ET
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I've read the Ministry is Murder series and loved it.   It's funny and not stuffy at all!       Poor ministers wife is always finding bodies!  LOL

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 6:11 PM ET
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Guideposts has a couple of series as well - the Church Choir Mysteries and the Mysteries of Sparrow Island series.

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 4:51 PM ET
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Patricia Sprinkle's Thoroughly Southern mysteries are great.

The first in the series is "When did we lose Harriet?"   There are 6 or 7 in the series.  Each one will keep you absorbed to the end.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 3:56 PM ET
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Tamar Myers has A series about a woman who is a Menonite.    I didnt care for it much.   So never read another one.  Although I have plenty of her books on my shelf.  Has anyone else read them and was not impressed?

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 12:25 AM ET
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I got Blessed is the Busybody and was surprised that it is a Unitarian church.  I haven't finished reading it yet. 

I don't know much about Unitarian, is it considered a Christian denomination?

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 5:56 PM ET
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Lori Copeland has a 3 book series that I would consider cozy:

A Case of Bad Taste

A Case of Crooked Letters

A Case of Nosey Neighbors

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 10:11 AM ET
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Fudge-Laced Felonies by Cynthia Hickey.  I just finished this book and thought it was hilarious.  I started it around 7:00 one night and finished it around 10:30 the same night. 

This book is from the new Heartsong Mysteries line which are almost all "cozies".  I have read 5 or 6 books from this new line and have liked them all.


Date Posted: 2/24/2009 3:01 PM ET
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I recently read and enjoyed the Heartsong Mystery 3-in-1 collections Alibis in Arkansas by Christine Lynxwiler, etc. and Cozy in Kansas by Nancy Mehl. Don't know if anyone has them posted here (someone is borrowing mine) but they are inexpensive to buy new, around $6-$8. Haven't read Fudge-Laced Felonies but thanks for the recommendation. Sounds great!