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Subject: If I enjoy Joanne Fluke and Maggie Sefton . . .
Date Posted: 11/8/2008 6:22 PM ET
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I'm reading and loving the Cookie Shop series by Joanne Fluke and the Knitting Shop series by Maggie Sefton.  What other cozy authors would you recommend who are similar? 

Date Posted: 11/8/2008 7:02 PM ET
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http://www.literature-map.com/

You might try this site. I don't know how accurate it is, but it sure is fun.

Pam

 

Date Posted: 11/8/2008 7:48 PM ET
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Susan, this page on www.cozy-mystery.com, listed cozies by theme. Check out the Culinary and Hobbies lists.

http://www.cozy-mystery.com/Cozy-Mysteries-by-Themes.html

 

 

Date Posted: 11/8/2008 9:33 PM ET
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The Needlework series by Monica Ferris is pretty good   and  The Tea Shoppe series by Laura Childs is also good.

I just love Joanne Fluke.   Her next book   "The Cream Puff Murder"  will be out at the end of February.

Date Posted: 11/9/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Have you tried any of the Savannah Reid series by G.A. McKevett?  That's another fun cozy series!

Right now I'm reading "An Antique Lover's Mystery" series by Deborah Morgan...and they are also very good :)

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 10:17 AM ET
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I really enjoy the Nancy Fairbanks culinary mysteries.  The last one I have is Turkey Flambe, which came out in November of last year, so there is probably another one coming soon!

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 11:01 AM ET
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What is it about those two series that you enjoy? Is it the culinary aspect? The gilfriend group? The crafting?

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Date Posted: 12/12/2008 2:28 PM ET
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Have you tried the Deborah Donnelly wedding planner series?

I think the first was Death Takes a Honeymoon and the one I just finished was You May Now Kill the Bride.

Other titles May the Best Man Die, Died to Match and Veiled Threats.  They all sound gruesome don't they?  I think they're funn stories.  Quite a bit of the wedding planner things are from readers to Deborah Donnelly.  She invites readers to contribute stories of weddings that might be used as bits in her boojs.  Some of the things that happen are really funny.  

Naturally there's a death in the books but one of the wedding planner's friends is a policeman another a journalist.  She's not on the case alone. 

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 4:39 PM ET
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also check out Stop You're Killing Me - great resource for authors and they have search features by hobby/career/state/town/etc

Date Posted: 12/20/2008 10:25 AM ET
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Date Posted: 12/20/2008 11:03 AM ET
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I  have enjoyed Joanne Pence's Angie Amalfi series. http://www.joannepence.com/

Sammi Carter's Candy Shop mysteries are also good.  http://sammicarter.homestead.com/index.html

 

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 8:16 PM ET
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I enjoy Diane Mott Davidson's series. Each book is better than the one before, great characters and recipes too! Deb

Date Posted: 1/20/2009 11:52 AM ET
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Joanna Flukes new book "Cream Puff Murder" is being released in Feb.  I think the 9th.

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 5:28 PM ET
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Deb beat me to suggesting Diane Mott Davidson.  Love her books!

Cleo Coyle's coffeehouse series is good.

I also enjoy Tamar Myers and Jill Churchill.

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 8:06 PM ET
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Laura Childs has started a new series called "The Cackleberry Club".  The first book is "Eggs in Purgatory" and has come out fairly recently.  I really liked this one, and there are some good recipes.

I would also recommend Donna Andrews series with Meg Lanslow as the main character. 

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 8:06 PM ET
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Laura Childs has started a new series called "The Cackleberry Club".  The first book is "Eggs in Purgatory" and has come out fairly recently.  I really liked this one, and there are some good recipes.

I would also recommend Donna Andrews series with Meg Lanslow as the main character. 

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 9:57 PM ET
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the cat who mysteries are a nice light read