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Old 01-20-2011, 06:59 PM   #31
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I don't know how I missed your post on the LAST page, since I posted on this one... How bizarre! Anyway, Mystery lovers' Kitchen is a great link, thanks! Also, what's the "back story" you were talking about for the Fundraising series?
I'll pop in here for shel. Before I read the Fundraising book, I read "Priceless" by Robert Wittman (and got to meet him!). He was an FBI agent in the Art Crimes unit, and talked about a case where he was called to a Philadelphia museum where it turned out an employee had been stealing priceless artifacts. Then a few months later I picked up Fundraising the Dead (museum + cozy= so there!) and I read in the front that the author actually worked at the Philadelphia museum at the time and that was her inspiration for the book. I thought it was super cool
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Funny you should mention Priceless -- I just read it. Not a bad book, although he came across as a bit self-impressed I thought.
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I'll pop in here for shel. Before I read the Fundraising book, I read "Priceless" by Robert Wittman (and got to meet him!). He was an FBI agent in the Art Crimes unit, and talked about a case where he was called to a Philadelphia museum where it turned out an employee had been stealing priceless artifacts. Then a few months later I picked up Fundraising the Dead (museum + cozy= so there!) and I read in the front that the author actually worked at the Philadelphia museum at the time and that was her inspiration for the book. I thought it was super cool
Aha, it was you!! LOL, thanks for the clarification. I've slept both since you told me, and since I read Fundraising the Dead.
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I'll pop in here for shel. Before I read the Fundraising book, I read "Priceless" by Robert Wittman (and got to meet him!). He was an FBI agent in the Art Crimes unit, and talked about a case where he was called to a Philadelphia museum where it turned out an employee had been stealing priceless artifacts. Then a few months later I picked up Fundraising the Dead (museum + cozy= so there!) and I read in the front that the author actually worked at the Philadelphia museum at the time and that was her inspiration for the book. I thought it was super cool
Thanks! That is really neat. Y'all are getting me interested in this book.

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Umm.. last question first. Try Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series for cozies with romance. They're usually categorized romance, but I find them more cozy (though without murders) and I do enjoy them, though I don't enjoy most straight romance books.
I'll check that out, thanks. I don't usually get straight romance books, but sometimes I like a little bit of love? Haha. I'm not really sure how to explain it. It's kind of like a TV show always gets a LITTLE more interesting when two of the characters have sparks.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #35
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Teadonkey, also for sparks, I like Jennie Bentley's DIY series. The relationship between Avery and Derek is cool, and keeps developing with each book.
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I've been reading the DIY series. ;D I haven't bought the most recent one, yet, though! It's on my buy-super-soon list. I'm working my way through some Sherlock Holmes first, and then maybe another free book before I let myself spend the money. And I quite like Derek and Avery - they remind me of my boyfriend and I in some ways.
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I bought the first in new series: Murder Past Due - anyone read it yet?
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I bought the first in new series: Murder Past Due - anyone read it yet?
Yep! Enjoyed it tremendously, have fun!
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #39
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LOL, Donna;
The best definition I ever found is here: http://cozy-mystery.com/Definition-o...y-Mystery.html
Thanks phenom! I reckon the closest I have come is a bunch of "The Cat Who..." books by Lilian Jackson Braun that I read in the 90's. Although her mystery solver was a male.

Enjoyed them quite a bit.
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Thanks phenom! I reckon the closest I have come is a bunch of "The Cat Who..." books by Lilian Jackson Braun that I read in the 90's. Although her mystery solver was a male.

Enjoyed them quite a bit.
Yes, those are definitely cozies, and it's been brought to my attention that "Donna" is not a suitable nickname for you . My apologies.
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My first ever cozy mystery -

Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder by Sara Rosssett

It's purchased, deDRM'ed, in my Calibre library, and on my Kindle ready for action. I plan to start reading it tonight or tomorrow.

My Kindle now has a 'Cozy Mystery' collection.
That's dangerous, darling! I began in that way and, now, I've to split it because it's very long
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I bought the first in new series: Murder Past Due - anyone read it yet?
Yes, I liked it a lot. I'm looking forward the next one.
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Perhaps, if you want to try cozy, you can use this thread
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I'm listening to Bookplate Special, the second Lorna Barrett "Booktown" mystery, on audio at present. I had mixed feelings about the first one, and so far that continues. Wendy-the-Sheriff has to be (one of) the most horrible law enforcement characters I've run across - including Melvin Yoder in Tamar Myers' "Pennsylvania Dutch" series!

I've all-but-given-up-on Mary Daheim's "Bed & Breakfast" series, which I used to like a lot; they're set in my neighborhood!

Some other series that still hold my interest:

Alice Kimberly's "Haunted Bookshop" (R. I. shop owner and ghost of P.I. with romantic angle)

Emilie Richards' "Ministry is Murder" (wife of Unitarian minister in Ohio as sleuth)

Blaize Clement's "Pet Sitter" (former cop, now pet sitter, near Sarasota, Florida)

Aimee Thurlo's "Sister Agatha" (nun in New Mexico convent)
Thanks for the excellent suggestions. I'm reading Larna Barrett's "Bookmarked to Death" Really enjoying it so far Chapter and Hearse was pretty good too.
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I am having so much trouble finding the second Hammish MacBeth book. Where do you find yours?

Also - I like Jennie Bentley's Do-It-Yourself series. The fourth book just came out, can't wait to read it.
Re Hamish Macbeth I just ran a google search till I found it so sorry biut I can't remember the site I got it from. Just ask mr Google.
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