Tag Archives: Cozy mystery

The Tell-Tale Tarte – Maya Corrigan

This wasn’t awful. It wasn’t great, either, but it was entertaining, and a basically easy read. It’s the fourth in a cozy series, and it does a good job at it: I pretty much got the gist of what I … Continue reading

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Murder Is for Keeps – Elizabeth J. Duncan

This is, unfortunately, in in the “against” column for cozy mysteries. It wasn’t horrible. But for a three-hundred-page cozy, it was one heck of a slog, and seemed to take me forever. One of the most important things in a … Continue reading

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Death on Windmill Way – Carrie Doyle

Signs I will hate the [insert book genre here:] fantasy historical novel cozy mystery you have written: (1) The point of view you have used is that of your main character, and your main character is: a. Not terribly bright. … Continue reading

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Death of a Toy Soldier – Barbara Early

Having just finished The Moving Toyshop, it seemed only right to move on to another cozy mystery involving a toyshop. I always begin a cozy mystery with a little caution, because there have been so many bad ones in my … Continue reading

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Death & the Gravedigger’s Angel – Loretta Ross

Pardon me while I hop up on a soapbox. Ladies and gentlemen, readers and especially writers of cozy mysteries, this – (allow me to wave a copy of Death and the Gravedigger’s Angel in the air) this is how it’s … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Man – Charlotte MacLeod

“>It’s been a long time since I’ve read Charlotte MacLeod. I know I have a shelf full of her proto-cozy mysteries, the slightly goofy series or three about unusual people who happen to be capable detectives… I don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Reining in Murder – Leigh Hearon

I guess the “girls in love with horses” thing is a cliché, but clichés are clichés because they’re true. I was obsessed when I was a child, and still suffer from a nostalgic longing to go take riding lessons again. … Continue reading

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Die Like an Eagle – Donna Andrews

I read the first book in this series a while back, and since I remembered enjoying it quite a bit I figured I couldn’t go too far wrong skipping ahead in the series (to the twentieth book! Wow) for Die … Continue reading

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An Aria of Omens – Patrice Greenwood

Either this series started growing on me by book three, or the writing and characters matured to a point where I began to enjoy them more despite the things that annoyed me. The main character’s tendency toward unpleasant stereotype was … Continue reading

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Play Dead – Leslie O’Kane

The “cozy” in this cozy mystery comes in with the main character’s calling of dog trainer. She has two dogs of her own, and is called in to help with a collie named Sage. And it’s there that my disbelief … Continue reading

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