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Subject: Cozy Mysteries: Witchy themed
Date Posted: 9/17/2009 10:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/17/2009 11:41 PM ET
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Wow - what an education! I didn't even know that there were cozies about witches. I will have to check into this!!!

Date Posted: 9/18/2009 10:53 AM ET
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Adriane, there is another witchy themed cozy mystery series by Barbara Bretton. It is the 'Chloe Hobbs Paranormal Mystery Series'. There are two books in the series so far. They are 'Casting Spells' and 'Laced With Magic'.

Jeanne, it is surprising, isn't it?  But according to cozy-mystery.com, more of the established cozy writers are going into the paranormal genre because of the great interest now out there. Did you know that there are even vampire (besides Charlaine Harris) and werewolf themed cozies?

Date Posted: 9/18/2009 1:26 PM ET
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Have you tried Annette Blair?  Her books are sort of light mysteries with witchcraft and some romance tossed in.  She has two series = the Accidental Witch and the Triplet Witch.  They sort of go together too.

Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye mysteries are pretty good.  It's not witchcraft, but they do have a parnormal theme to them.

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Date Posted: 9/19/2009 12:45 AM ET
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Dolores Riccio has a series of 4 mystery books about witches.  The first is Circle of Five.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 11:55 PM ET
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I have read the first few of each of the Madelyn Alt books and the Ophelia & Abby and the Psychic Eye series. I "went off" each of them, some sooner than others. All of them had promise, but to me were just too....I dunno. The main characters grated on my nerves eventually for one reason or another. It also gets a bit tricky, because I'm a Pagan (i.e., a witch) so I tend to be picky about my witchy fiction. LOL

Of those mentioned above, I liked the Dolores Stewart Riccio "Circle" series the best, as I felt it portrayed more how real Pagans live--it treated the whole witchy thing not so much as a paranormal, but as "real life" which to me they are. I really liked those books and have continued to hope that there are more of them, but the last was published  a few years ago, so probably not. Another cozy series that I actually enjoyed was the Chintz n China series by Yasmine Galenorn, which features a tea shop owner who also reads Tarot in her store. There's only five books in that series.

I haven't sampled the Barbara Bretton books, as she is primarily a romance author and most of the folks who write romance and cross over often have a strong romancey element to their so-called mysteries which usually ruins it for me. Secondhand Spirits I am slowly moving up the WL for, it looks interesting. As always, we shall see!

Cheryl