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Subject: Can you recommend a cozy series that has some aspects of the
Date Posted: 2/12/2010 1:42 PM ET
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paranormal?  I mainly seem to like stuff that has ghosts, psychics or witches.  I've read all the Victoria Laurie, Madelyn Alt, Yasmine Galnorn, Mary Stanton, Caroline Haines, Wendy Roberts.  Any other authors that you like that are similar to these?

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Date Posted: 2/12/2010 2:09 PM ET
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I looked on www.cozy-mysteries.com and found these additions to your list:


Juliet Blackwell

Shirley Damsgaard

Barbara Bretton

MaryJanice Davidson

Nancy Atherton

oh heck, there were a ton.  Go to that website and look under the themes, there were a bunch.


I'm glad you brought up this topic, you've helped me find plenty of new stuff to read! (like I really needed it...lol)

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 2:20 PM ET
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I've read all of those except for Nancy Atherton.  I don't know if I ever heard of her before.  I loved Juliet Blackwells first secondhand spirits book.  Try Haunting Jordan by P.J Alderman.  I loved that one too.  Thanks for the website.

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 4:49 PM ET
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A new one series is by Heather Webber - Truly, Madly is the first one - I LOVED it!  The main character can find lost things, and her father can see people's auras (and the family owns a matchmaking company).

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 6:00 PM ET
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I won an ARC of Truly, Madly a couple of months ago.  I really liked it.  It was cute and funny too.

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 7:45 PM ET
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Wow, you guys have really got me enthused about the book Truly, Madly! So, now I have changed my original book for the 4th part of the Mystery Challenge, AH, THAT NEW BOOK SMELL to Truly, Madly. It sounds like a great cozy book to read. I will start it after I finish Chocolate Snowman Murders for the CHHH... challenge. Truly, Madly was on my wishlist for months and I received it last week. Yay!

On another note, hope you guys can check out the thread, Cozy books to wishlist. It shows the 2nd book in the Lucy Valentine series, Deeply,Desperately. You're definitely going to want that book on your wishlist!

Date Posted: 2/12/2010 8:48 PM ET
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Carolyn Hart has started a new series that has some paranormal to it.  The first book in the series is "Ghost at Work" , the second title "Merry, Merry Ghost.  The third book in the series is being published 10/1/10 and is called "Ghost in Trouble."

Date Posted: 2/13/2010 5:28 PM ET
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Nancy Atherton's books are wonderful. Start with the first one though. I'm a stickler for that anyway. But so much stuff is set up that you need the backstory.


Date Posted: 2/13/2010 10:31 PM ET
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I loved The Ghost and Mrs McClure by Alice Kimberley.  i have the others but I ahven't read them yet.  (bookstore owner solves murders with the help of a PI who was murdered in the 1940's and haunting her bookstore. )

I just received Abbey Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie but I haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 9:03 AM ET
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There's a fairly new series called the Ghost of Granny Apples series.  First in the series came out last September: Ghost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian.    I thought it was pretty good.

Date Posted: 3/4/2010 4:11 PM ET
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Trouble in Mudbug and Mischief in Mudbug by Jana Deleon-- I enjoyed trouble in mudbug and just received Mischief.

I just finished a wonderful paranormal/romance/mystery series by Terri Garey. It's the Nicki Styxx series and alhough I don't read a lot of paranormal, I whipped thru this series, hated to see it end! The first one of the series is Dead Girls are Easy.

Judi McCoy's Dog Walker mysteries are fun and have a cute paraormal twist since her and her dog can talk to each other.

Wendy Robert's Ghost Dusters mysteries are good. Her most recent one dead and kicking was the best one so far.

Just received Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart.

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 8:30 PM ET
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Casey Daniels has a series involving ghosts. The first is DON OF THE DEAD. I really liked it.

Hope this helps! : )

Date Posted: 3/7/2010 4:46 PM ET
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Deborah Grabien's haunted ballad series is excellent.   

Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachian books aren't cozy, but are good.  Also, P. C. Doherty's Canterbury Tales series is historical & paranormal, with demons, vampires, and other paranormal beings.  They're quick reads.



Date Posted: 3/8/2010 8:59 AM ET
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Did anyone suggest Mary Stanton's Beaufort & co series? Starts with Avenging Angels

ISBN-13: 9780425224984