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Subject: Cozy Series for Teens?
Date Posted: 10/15/2009 11:51 AM ET
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My 15 year old daughter has decided that she would like to read cozies.  She enjoyed Death by Latte and she has asked me to get her some of the Chocoholic Series books by JoAnna Carl.

What other cozy series would you recommend for her?  I don't usually read cozies so I have no clue! LOL

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 12:19 PM ET
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A good series would be "The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter."  Written by Susan Wittig Albert.  Also the "Mrs. Jeffries" series by Elizabeth Brightwell. The "Aunt Dimity" series by Nancy Atherton is good.  Monica Ferris "Needlework" series are good.  All these are gentle cozies which she may like.  Oh, my favorite series is by Robin Paige about Lord & Lady Sheridan.  This is set in the late Victorian, early Edwardian England and each book addresses an historical event included in the mystery, such as the beginning of using cars, etc.  The first book is "Death at Bishops Green." Another good one along the lines of the Chocoholic series is the Hannah Swenson's that are written by Joanne Fluke.  Also, "The Cat Who..." books by Lillian Jackson Braun.

Hope these suggestions help!

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Date Posted: 10/15/2009 1:13 PM ET
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I agree that the Chocoholic series by JoAnna Carl is a good choice.  It's one of my favorite series.   Another good one would be the Flower Shop series by Kate Collins.   Like Janet Evanovich's wildly popular Stephanie Plum series, it got a lot of humor and a chick-littly feel to it, but without the sex and violence.

And if she likes cats, I agree with that The Cat Who series would be another good one to try.   There's also another cat cozy mystery series that is actually told from the cat's point of view. I've heard it's pretty good also but haven't read it and at the moment cannot for the life of me remember the series or author name. 

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 4:17 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I will have her look and see if she is interested in any of these. 

Date Posted: 10/15/2009 7:26 PM ET
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The Callie Parrish books by Fran Rizer.