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2016 - Level 3 (Super Sleuth) > Casey's 2016 Cozy Challenge

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Casey | 49 comments Going for Level 3 - can't wait!!


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Yvonne (yvonne473) | 792 comments Mod
Good luck and enjoy!


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "Going for Level 3 - can't wait!!"

I know, it's always exciting. Good luck! I have one more to finish this year to reach my goal. I'll probably read at least two more by year's end.


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Casey | 49 comments Level 3 - 13-20 books

#1 A Killer Retreat (A Downward Dog Mystery, #2) by Tracy Weber


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Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
Casey wrote: "Level 3 - 13-20 books

#1 A Killer Retreat (A Downward Dog Mystery, #2) by Tracy Weber"


How was it? I have it on my TBR


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Yvonne (yvonne473) | 792 comments Mod
I have this one in my TBR, too.


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Casey | 49 comments Wasn't bad, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one. Kate was pretty annoying for most of the book.


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Casey | 49 comments #2 A Biscuit, a Casket (Pawsitively Organic Mystery #2) by Liz Mugavero

Cute!


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Casey | 49 comments #3 Marked Fur Murder (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery, #3) by Dixie Lyle


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Casey | 49 comments #4. Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates


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Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
Casey wrote: "#3 Marked Fur Murder (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery, #3) by Dixie Lyle"

How is this series?


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Casey | 49 comments Britney wrote: "Casey wrote: "#3 Marked Fur Murder (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery, #3) by Dixie Lyle"

How is this series?"


I absolutely love it! It's one of my favorites. It's really different from any of the others I've read - all sorts of "spirits" and mythical creatures. Plus the supporting characters are a lot of fun!


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Casey | 49 comments #5. Magic and Macaroons (Magical Bakery Mystery, #5) by Bailey Cates


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Casey | 49 comments #6 Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell

This one took me a while to get into...it's very "preachy" in the beginning, and the characters aren't very likeable. Oscar the familiar was easily the most interesting part - reminded me of Dobby from Harry Potter.


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "#6 Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell

This one took me a while to get into...it's very "preachy" in the beginning, and the characters aren't very likeable. Oscar the familiar was easily the mo..."


I often find the first book of a series a bit slow to get going.


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Casey | 49 comments Dagny wrote: "Casey wrote: "#6 Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell

This one took me a while to get into...it's very "preachy" in the beginning, and the characters aren't very likeable. Oscar the familiar was..."

It wasn't awful, but I'm not immediately reaching for the second. There are so many good ones out there to choose from!


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "It wasn't awful, but I'm not immediately reaching for the second. There are so many good ones out there to choose from! "

I hear that, Casey! Too many for me to even begin to keep up.


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Casey | 49 comments #7 Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Ladies, #1) by Miranda James


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Casey | 49 comments #8 Truly, Madly (Lucy Valentine, #1) by Heather Webber


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Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
I like the Lucy Valentine series.


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Casey | 49 comments Britney wrote: "I like the Lucy Valentine series."

It was super cute! I'm a huge fan of her other series (written as Heather Blake) as well.


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Casey | 49 comments #9 On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "#9 On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle"

I haven't read any of these yet, Casey. Just checked my local library and they have eight of them.


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Casey | 49 comments Dagny wrote: "Casey wrote: "#9 On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle"

I haven't read any of these yet, Casey. Just checked my local library and they have eight of them."

I wasn't sure about it in the beginning, but it got better. Lots of coffee information though, which makes me feel like I've been making coffee all wrong!!


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Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
I haven't read this series either, but I heard that it had too much coffee reference and not enough mystery.


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Casey | 49 comments Britney wrote: "I haven't read this series either, but I heard that it had too much coffee reference and not enough mystery."

I can definitely see that.


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Casey | 49 comments #10 Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake

Love love love this series!


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "#10 Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake

Love love love this series!"


About how old is Darcy? Sounds good, but she looks so young on the cover. I'm guessing (hoping) she's not still in school though.


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Casey | 49 comments Dagny wrote: "Casey wrote: "#10 Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake

Love love love this series!"

About how old is Darcy? Sounds good, but she looks so young on the cover. I'm guessing (hoping) she's not s..."


Haha nope, she's 30 or 31. There is a 13-year old character, but she doesn't do much with the mystery, usually.


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "Haha nope, she's 30 or 31. There is a 13-year old character, but she doesn't do much with the mystery, usually.
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Oh good. Thanks, Casey. Putting the first one on my list. My library has the first four.


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Casey | 49 comments Dagny wrote: Oh good. Thanks, Casey. Putting the first one on my list. My librar..."

I hope you like it! This is easily one of my favorite series - maybe even my number 1.


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Casey | 49 comments #11 Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2) by Laurie Cass

Sigh. This series makes me want to be a librarian.


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Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "#11 Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2) by Laurie Cass

Sigh. This series makes me want to be a librarian."


How interesting, Casey! I'll have to put it on my list to watch for. Ian Sansom also writes a series about a book mobile, but I haven't read any yet.


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Casey | 49 comments #12 Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan
I love the Call of the Wilde mysteries. It's such a neat idea, a main character who can communicate with animals telepathically! I did enjoy this, but the story wasn't quite as strong as the other three have been. I also wish there'd been more of Grace's dog Moss. But Belinda was a fantastic character addition, and I really hope we get to see her again!!

#13 Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2) by Heather Webber
I almost think these shouldn't really be in the mystery category, because the mysteries are so light and don't feel critical to the overall stories if that makes any sense.


message 35: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "I almost think these shouldn't really be in the mystery category, because the mysteries are so light and don't feel critical to the overall stories if that makes any sense."

I know what you mean, Casey. These genre classifications are often a mystery to me - and that's not even thinking about the ones that cross genres.


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Casey | 49 comments #14 The Icing on the Corpse (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #3) by Liz Mugavero
I like this series, but I had a really hard time getting into and staying interested in this one. Not sure why.


message 37: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "#14 The Icing on the Corpse (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #3) by Liz Mugavero
I like this series, but I had a really hard time getting into and staying interested in this one. Not sure why."


That happens to me sometimes too, Casey. A particular book just doesn't click with me.


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Casey | 49 comments #15 Murder Most Howl (Paws and Claws Mystery, #3) by Krista Davis

#16 A Deadly Tail (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery #4) by Dixie Lyle

Another great book in both these series!


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Casey | 49 comments #17 Bloom and Doom (Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery #1) by Beverly Allen

A new-to-me series that I really enjoyed, though I wish there'd been more of the flower meanings! It was nice to finally have a character feel guilty about taking so much time away from work to sleuth...that's always driven me crazy :)

#18 Spells and Scones (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #6) by Bailey Cates

Another good one from Bailey Cates.


message 40: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Casey wrote: "It was nice to finally have a character feel guilty about taking so much time away from work to sleuth...that's always driven me crazy :) "

LOL!


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