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Subject: was it a cozie?
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 12:22 PM ET
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I read the bloodhound series by Virginia Lanier, and LOVED IT!


I am new to this and don't know if that kind of book is what I see referred to as a cozie?

Also while looking for more books like it, I ran across a book about a person who wakes up and finds that they have been turned into a cat/or dog. Then they had to solve a "mystery" as the cat/dog. It looked interesting and funny. of course now for the life of me can't find it again.

It’s a long shot, but if you recognize it, I would love to know the title.



Last Edited on: 9/3/08 12:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 5:46 PM ET
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Lisa, according to this website, Lanier's books are indeed "cozies."    http://www.cozy-mystery.com/Virginia-Lanier.html

Sorry that I cannot help you with your second request.


Date Posted: 9/3/2008 7:14 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/3/2008 8:13 PM ET
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Probably not what you're thinking about, but it sounds a bit like The Shaggy Dog movie.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 10:47 AM ET
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No, in fact its one of those books I generally don’t give a second look to. You know hot pink cover with a cartoon drawn lady on it. (Reminds me of the opening to that old show Bewitched)

Still, it looked humorous and sparked my fancy. Now I want to read it.

I’ll keep searching thanks for trying to help.

Odd though that my tastes are changing *it was easier before I started reading a bit of everything

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 12:17 AM ET
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Lisa, here is a web site that can help you find the book you are looking for http://forums.abebooks.com/abesleuthcom

I read all of the Bloodhound books and I wouldn't have called them cozies but I guess they must be right on the edge of cozies. I loved all of her books and even got the one with only a short 44 page story by her. Sure hope she writes another one soon.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 8:02 AM ET
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I would not have called them cozies, but what's in a name?  I enjoyed them very much, until the last one.  I was so very disappointed in it and thought it very rushed, without substance.  However, it was rushed as Lanier was ill and died not long after it was finished.  I may not be recalling this correctly, but I seem to remember that she did not begin writing these until she was 70.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 9:23 AM ET
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thanks soo much very helpful. I didn't know she died, thats terrible.

I wasn't sure what exactly a cozie was.

I had avoided looking at books tagged cozy, because i didn't think i would enjoy them.

I just knew i loved those books, and want to read more of the type.

thanks again for the help!