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Subject: Cozies that had you LOL
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 7:20 AM ET
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I would love to hear what cozies had you LOL... I am always looking for new funny cozies.. I thinkmI've read them all. 

my fave's are :  The Maggody series  by joan hess          Spying in highheels  'can't think of the author'


Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:11 AM ET
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M.C. Beaton's "Agatha Raisin" and "Hamish MacBeth" series' are both really funny. I probably prefer Hamish but I read all of them. If you've not read them, you should give them a try. :)
Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:19 AM ET
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I love all kinds of cozies,but I especially like the ones that make me laugh.  Anne George's Southern Sisters Mysteries are "laugh out loud" funny.  I also like Maddy Hunter's Passport to Peril series , Joan Hess Claire Malloy series, and anything by Elaine Viets!

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:45 AM ET
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Sofie Metropolis series by Tori Carrington!!!

(I see her as the "Greek Stephanie Plum!)

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Victoria Laurie's 2 series have had me laughing. I loved those!

Date Posted: 3/23/2008 9:14 PM ET
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The "Mr. Monk" series by Lee Goldberg always makes me smile!

Date Posted: 3/24/2008 2:01 PM ET
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Mrs. Pollifax mysteries by Dorothy Gilman are my favorites. Mrs. Pollifax reminds me of my grandma (miss her so much) and is a laugh a minute. :)

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 10:35 AM ET
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I agree with Anne George and Maddy Hunter, great lol books.  I also like Laura Levine.  Her last one wasn't as funny but the rest were great and she has a new one coming out in May.

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Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:22 PM ET
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Maddy Hunter's Passport to Peril series and Nancy Bartholomew's Strip series (about an exotic dancer in Panama City, FL)

Subject: laugh out loud cozies
Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:52 PM ET
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You know I am glad I read this post.

I have read Ann George a long time ago and remember how  comical they are.

I'm glad you brought her up.

Will try to find her again.


Helen L.

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 3:01 PM ET
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The Gladdy Gold series by Rita Lakin are very funny. These take place in a retirement community in Florida.  A group of "senior citizens", led by Gladdy, start a detective agency after they have solved their first crime.

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 3:40 PM ET
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Thank you, Thank you to Ladyhawke for mentioning Rita Lakin. I had seen these titles in Waldenbooks last week and I thought I'd be able to remember them. However, I have been searching ever since and all I could remember was they had old in the title. I thought I was going nuts :)


Thanks again

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Date Posted: 3/26/2008 2:41 AM ET
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The Ellen Byerrum "Crimes of Fashion" series is pretty good, it has a lot of funny moments... thoguh the humor is more witty than slapstick. Nancy Martin's Blackbird Sisters series is also pretty funny. I had recently read Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen, which was literally PACKED with jokes of all kinds and references from comedic films (the hero in the book owns a comedy movie theater.)

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 8:26 AM ET
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I really like the Crimes of Fashion series too. I love her newspaper columns throughout the books.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 8:30 AM ET
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Stephanie - I was just about to mention the Blackbird Sisters!  I'm reading one now, and was ROFL last night!  I've been eye-balling that Jeffrey Cohen book at B&N, but haven't picked it up yet.  I guess I have to move that to the top of my "to get" pile ...

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 12:59 PM ET
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Two older cozy series that had me laughing out loud are the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters and the Sarah Kelling series by Charlotte MacLeod.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 1:06 PM ET
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Has anyone read Emilie Richards -Let There Be Suspects or Beware False Profits ? 

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 1:39 PM ET
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I just finished Let There Be Suspects and now I'm about 1/2 way through Beware False Profits. I like them tho I will admit they are not what I expected. Beware False Profits is probably my least favorite so far. I think Let There Be Suspects was the best of the 3. I am finding myself skimming parts of Profits just because I don't see what some of these conversations and "scenes" have to do with the actual story.


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Date Posted: 3/27/2008 10:34 PM ET
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Sparkle Hayter's books are great.

So are the Pet Detective, of which I can't remember anything but that right now.  The first four or so at least.  It's one of the fluffy series I actually like, of which there aren't that many--most are kinda boring for me.

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Date Posted: 3/29/2008 12:31 AM ET
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I always get a good chuckle out of Tamar Myers's Penn Dutch mysteries - between Magdalena, Frennie, Suzanna, and Gabe the Babe's mom - I don't know who makes me laugh harder sometimes!!

Date Posted: 3/29/2008 3:51 PM ET
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I have to agree with the Penn Dutch series and Anne George is always funny, love Elaine Veits, too!

Another series I love and find funny  is Deb Baker's Dolls to Die For series. But then I love dolls, too!


Subject: Dixie Cash
Date Posted: 3/31/2008 7:32 AM ET
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Read Dixie Cash--------Since you are Leaving anyway take out the trash

It was sooooo funny   that I had to read the last two chapters in the bathroom as I was laughing so hard I was wetting my drawers-------She has written several others  (title escapes me but look her up as she is a rare treat


Subject: Anne George
Date Posted: 3/31/2008 7:40 AM ET
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I also read all of Anne George and loved them-------I remember I was just crushed when I found out that she had died several years ago  and there would be no  more adventures of the sisters--------I believe she had heart problems.


Date Posted: 4/1/2008 12:18 PM ET
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I love the early M.C. Beaton series books of both the Agatha Raisin & the Hamish Macbeth series. The later books were too formulated for me, but the early ones are terrifically funny.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 12:47 AM ET
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Patricia Sprinkle, Charlaine Harris' older series, Rett McPherson....all 'cozies' with a slew of witty and intelligent women.  While they don't all make you crack up laughing every single chapter, they will keep a smile on your face from their observations and conversational manner.  :)