Tag Archives: Cozy mystery

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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A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic – Julie Anne Lindsey

First of all, the cover and title confuse me. The font looks more Greek than geek, and … what is that pile of blue? And … Arsenic? I don’t think the poison is ever even mentioned in the book, much … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom – Jerusha Jones

Six books of this series were available on Netgalley, pre-approved. I downloaded the first one only, not wanting to take them all on if #1 turned out to be a dud. It didn’t take long, though, before I was back … Continue reading

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Ho ho, bang bang

I actually read this a little while ago, delighted to find an unknown-to-me Golden Age mystery writer. Now, having read and moderately enjoyed it a second time thanks to Netgalley, I don’t know whether it’s my fault or the book’s … Continue reading

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The Sound of Murder – Cindy Brown (Netgalley)

There’s a line from Shakespeare that occasionally runs through my head at appropriate intervals: “I am amazed, and know not what to say.” (Midsummer, Act 3, scene 2) This book was one of those about which, six seconds after I … Continue reading

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Dangerous and Unseemly – K.B. Owen – Becket Royce

I am required to say: This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com. So I’m really, really happy to be able to also say that the narration … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder – Joanne Fluke

This was a stupid purchase – and a stupid thing to read, for that matter, but I did want something brainless in the middle of my Big Giant Fantasy Series. I got it. It is the first in the Hannah … Continue reading

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Bellfield Hall – Anna Dean

This was on my paperbackswap wishlist (I don’t remember why); it became available, and I pounced. While still in a sort of “I don’t care, there’s too much crap going on for me to not just read what I want … Continue reading

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