Posts Tagged: cozy mystery

Twisted Threads by Lea Wait

Twisted Threads by Lea Wait

February 16, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Twisted Threads by Lea Wait Series: Mainely Needlepoint #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Setting: Harbor Haven, Maine Published by Kensington, 2015 E-book, purchased 320 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine—a place she once called home—Angie Curtis finds her memories aren’t all quite pleasant ones… After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother’s disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder. The bright spot in Angie’s homecoming is reuniting with Charlotte, who… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–New to my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday–New to my TBR

January 19, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 8

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about books I’ve recently added to my TBR list. Since I’m often adding books I’ve chosen the ten books I’ve added that I’m most excited about. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop Netgalley book–comes out March 8. 4th book in this fantasy series and I’ve loved all of them. One of my most anticipated 2016 reads. …………………… Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer The first book in a… Read more »

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Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd

December 10, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd Series: Kurland St. Mary Mystery #1 Genre: Historical Mystery (cozy) Setting: Rural England, 1816 Published by Kensington, 2013 E-book, Kindle Unlimited 282 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A wounded soldier and a rector’s daughter discover strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Kurland St. Mary in Catherine Lloyd’s charming Regency-set mystery debut. Major Robert Kurland has returned to the quiet vistas of his village home to recuperate from the horrors of Waterloo. However injured his body may be, his mind is as active as ever. Too active, perhaps. When he glimpses a shadowy figure from his bedroom window struggling with a heavy load, the… Read more »

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November books on my list

November books on my list

November 5, 2015 2015, books on my list . . . 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

October 31, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton Narrated by Penelope Keith Series: Agatha Raisin #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (Cozy) Setting: The Cotswolds in England Published by Blackstone Audio, 2012 (originally published 1992) Audiobook, purchased 272 pages 6 hours, 26 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis:  Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her… Read more »

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Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier

Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier

October 21, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier Series: Lucy Stone #3 Genre: Mystery (Cozy) Setting: Tinker’s Cover, Maine Published by Kensington, 1996 E-book, purchased 276 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Haunted-house parties and ghostly galas…grinning pumpkins, mayhem and murder. It’s going to be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker’s Cove… It’s October in Maine, and everyone in Tinker’s Cove is preparing for the annual Halloween festival. While Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes, recycling tutus for her daughters’ Halloween costumes, helping her son with his pre-teen rebellion, and breast-feeding her brand-new baby, an arsonist is loose in Tinker’s Cove. When the latest fire claims the life of… Read more »

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Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern

October 13, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #2 Genre: Historical Mystery (cozy) Setting: Kansas City, 1974 Published by Henery Press, 2015 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: October 13, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 268 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.” Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the… Read more »

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TBR Review: Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

TBR Review: Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

April 15, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown Series: The Cycle Path Mysteries #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Berkley, 2014 E-book, purchased 288 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again… Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn… Read more »

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Review: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

Review: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

December 11, 2014 2014, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle Narrated by Rebecca Gibel Series: Coffeehouse Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Berkley, 2003 (AudioGo, 2011) Audiobook, purchased 275 pages 7 hours, 59 minutes Grade: B Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse… Clare arrives at work to discover the assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Two detectives investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Still, Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, Clare can’t help wondering…If this was an act of… Read more »

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