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Subject: What's your favorite cozy series?
Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:37 AM ET
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The rule is:  You can only name ONE series! 

So what's your very favorite?  And don't worry about repeating what someone has already said, because then we really know it's good!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:45 AM ET
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I consider this a cozy series but some cozy pureist dont. Anyway its the Mrs Polifax series by Dorothy Gilman. Mrs. P is a secret agent in her 60's who lives in NJ and has a garden club but also takes martial arts clases. I read my first one when I was 16 Mrs. Polifax and the Lion Killer. I was hooked after that. All the books have Mrs. Polifax in the title so they are easy to look up.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:44 AM ET
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I'm relatively new to the cozy world, but I've read a handful of different authors.  So far, my favorite is Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone Mysteries series.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:09 PM ET
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Ann Purser's Lois Meade series (Murder on Monday, etc) is always enjoyable.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 3:10 PM ET
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Sue Grafton's  Kinsey Milhone series

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Fairacre books by Miss Read.  So cozy, there isn't even a murder!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 4:41 PM ET
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Only one?  The bed and breakfast mysteries by Mary Daheim.  Well written and funny.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:24 PM ET
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The Mrs. Jefferies series by Emily Brightwell.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 6:56 PM ET
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I love the PA Dutch Magdalena Yoder series by Tamar Myers, can't put them down!


Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:19 PM ET
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Victoria Laurie's series with Abby Cooper, I think.

It's hard to just pick one!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 8:36 PM ET
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My favorite cozies are the culinary books by Diane Mott Davidson.

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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:30 PM ET
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My favorite cozy series is the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton.    Love 'em!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 9:54 PM ET
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I loved the Ann George Southern Sisters series. They were so funny!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:19 PM ET
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I adore the Agatha Raisin series by M. C. Beaton.  So hilarious!  Agatha Raisin is  British, in her 50's, and described as having a stout build.  She's gruff and always speaks her mind.  She's in love with the neighbor--obsessed more like it, since he's not interested.  She's so nosy and can't help getting into trouble.  She's just great.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 11:20 PM ET
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Maisie Dobbs!  Set in the 1930's, she's a smart young woman in business for herself - part psychologist, part detective.  It's an interesting glimpse into the time between the world wars.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 6:13 AM ET
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Elaine Viets "Dead End Jobs" series is one of my faves.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 2:32 PM ET
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The JANE STUART AND WINKY MYSTERIES by Evan Marshall are adorable PG-13 cozies!  The stories take place in Shady Hills, New Jersey.  Jane Stuart is a literary agent, sometime sleuth with a cat and several other hangers-on.  A fun series!

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:42 PM ET
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Wine lovers rejoice. Here's an author that celebrates the grape and gives you a twisted mystery along the way.

I just finished The Chardonnay Charade by Ellen Crosby. It was fun. It wasn't overly technical about vineyards, political campaigns or pesticides but this writer drew them all into a novel that kept me reading all day.

She has another novel, something bout Merlot Murder which centers on the same family in an earlier time period. I'm going hunting for it tommorrow.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 10:00 PM ET
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Mine is Deborah Crombie's series with Duncan Kincaid and Jemma James.
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Date Posted: 8/17/2007 3:38 AM ET
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MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.

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Date Posted: 8/19/2007 6:32 AM ET
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Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton!

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 7:54 PM ET
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i don't know if this counts as a cozy series, but my favorite series is the myron bolitar series by harlan coben.  love him!

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 11:22 AM ET
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Hi Everyone-

I'm a newbie here. Can y'all tell me just exactly what defines a "cozy series" ?

I saw one answer of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone series...I love that one!

What about the Nora Roberts / JD Robb  "In Death" series with Eve Dallas ?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 11:29 AM ET
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Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen.  The first book in the series is Murphy's Law.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 4:04 PM ET
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For me, it's the Christine Bennett series by Lee Harris.