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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments I'm cutting back to level 2 this year. I'm hoping I will far surpass it, but I just don't know what the year will bring for me at the moment.

I'll start adding to this list as I finish cozies.


message 2: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Mark wrote: "I'm cutting back to level 2 this year. I'm hoping I will far surpass it, but I just don't know what the year will bring for me at the moment.

I'll start adding to this list as I finish cozies."


Good luck Mark look forward to seeing your books 📚


message 3: by Cat (new)

Cat Tutt (cattutt) | 16 comments I'm doing the same, Mark. I'm hoping to far surpass level 2, but I'm being conservative. Here's hoping we both blow past our goals with many a wonderful cozy! :-)


message 4: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments My first cozy of 2018 was Dial M for Mousse (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery #3) by Laura Bradford Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

For those doing categories, this one would qualify as a culinary cozy.


message 5: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Over the last couple of weeks, I enjoyed:

The Linking Rings (An Eli Marks Mystery #4) by John Gaspard The Linking Rings by John Gaspard http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

Class Reunions Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #1) by Libby Klein Class Reunions are Murder by Libby Klein http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 6: by Mark (last edited Feb 04, 2018 06:02PM) (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments This last week, I enjoyed:

4. Curses, Boiled Again! (A Lobster Shack Mystery #1) by Shari Randall Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

5. The Phantom of Oz (An Ivy Meadows Mystery Book 5) by Cindy Brown The Phantom of Oz by Cindy Brown http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 7: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Back with two more:

6. Too Big to Die by Sue Ann Jaffarian Too Big to Die by Sue Ann Jaffarian http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

7. Biscuits and Slashed Browns (Country Store Mysteries #4) by Maddie Day Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 8: by Jean (last edited Feb 09, 2018 06:04AM) (new)

Jean Mark, I just ordered Too Big to Miss. This looks like a series that I will enjoy. One more series to add to my stack. Thanks!


message 9: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy.


message 10: by Betsy (new)

Betsy I agree with Jean. I think that Too Big to Miss looks interesting too. Thanks for the share.


message 11: by Tonya (new)

Tonya De Lige | 122 comments Jean wrote: "Mark, I just ordered Too Big to Miss. This looks like a series that I will enjoy. One more series to add to my stack. Thanks!"

This is one of my FAVORITE series!!! It never, ever disappoints!!!


message 12: by Jean (new)

Jean Tonya wrote: "Jean wrote: "Mark, I just ordered Too Big to Miss. This looks like a series that I will enjoy. One more series to add to my stack. Thanks!"

This is one of my FAVORITE series!!! It never, ever disa..."


That is really good to hear. I might start it today.


message 13: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments I'm sure you'll both like them. How could Tonya and I both be wrong. ;)


message 14: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Just one cozy this week:

8. The Corpse with the Silver Tongue (Cait Morgan #1) by Cathy Ace The Corpse with the Silver Tongue by Cathy Ace http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

This would work for a travel cozy.


message 15: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
I always like reading your reviews. They are very informative.


message 16: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Thank you very much. I appreciate that.


message 17: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments This week, I read:

9. Pressing the Issue (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #6) by Daryl Wood Gerber Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

10. Hummus and Homicide (Kebab Kitchen Mystery #1) by Tina Kashian Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 18: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments My cozies for the week:

11. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis Color Me Murder by Krista Davis http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

12. I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #5) by Sherry Harris I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 19: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Great reviews. Guess you did not do any coloring though. :)


message 20: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments No, I didn't. Not sure if I would have if I had the physical book since I don't have any pens or pencils to color with.


message 21: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments This week, I read:

13. Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks, #9) by Miranda James Claws for Concern by Miranda James http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

14. Cry Fowl (Valley of the Sun) by Sandy Dengler Cry Fowl by Sandy Dengler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 22: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments I got three books this week, one of which was an audio book.

15. Death al Fresco (A Sally Solari Mystery #3) by Leslie Karst Death al Fresco by Leslie Karst http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

16. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9) by Alan Bradley The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

17. The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 23: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Mark wrote: "I got three books this week, one of which was an audio book.

15. Death al Fresco (A Sally Solari Mystery #3) by Leslie Karst Death al Fresco by Leslie Karst http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co......"


Death al Fresco sounds good.


message 24: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments I've enjoyed the series.


message 25: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Two more cozies this week:

18. Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

19. Cardiac Arrest (The Ladies Smythe & Westin) by Lisa Q. Mathews Cardiac Arrest by Lisa Q. Mathews http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 26: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments I read a new and old book this week:

20. The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1) by Debra Sennefelder The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

21. Murder on Washington Square (Gaslight Mystery, #4) by Victoria Thompson Murder on Washington Square by Victoria Thompson http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) | 561 comments Mark wrote: "I read a new and old book this week:

20. The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1) by Debra Sennefelder The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co......"


Nice reviews, and this is the first time I've seen your "Book Series in Order" page on your blog. That's a great resource, and you've read so many mysteries!


message 28: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Some of those mysteries on that list date back to 2001, so I've read a lot, but I've had a lot of years to do it.

I'm glad you find that page useful. I like reading a series in order, so I'm hoping it is a resource for readers like me..


message 29: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Two new releases for me this week:

22. Cinco De Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery, #3) by Rebecca Adler Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

23. Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10) by Jenn McKinlay Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 30: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Mark wrote: "Two new releases for me this week:

22. Cinco De Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery, #3) by Rebecca Adler Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co......"


Looking forward to Wedding Cake Crumble. Glad to hear it is a good one. ;)


message 31: by Tonya (new)

Tonya De Lige | 122 comments Mark, just found that series page....I love it! Probably the best compilation of series I have seen. Thanks for taking the time to create it. I buy several books at a time, more than I can keep up with, so nice to have that resource.


message 32: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Tonya, You're very welcome. I just add the series I read to it, so there are plenty of other series out there I am missing. And I use it myself when I am attempting to get caught up on a series and need to remember what comes next.


message 33: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments This week, I read:

24. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

25. It's Your Party, Die If You Want To (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #2) by Vickie Fee It's Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 34: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Only one cozy this week.

26. The Silver Gun (Art Deco Mystery #1) by L.A. Chandlar The Silver Gun by L. A. Chandlar http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 35: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
Mark wrote: "Only one cozy this week.

26. The Silver Gun (Art Deco Mystery #1) by L.A. Chandlar The Silver Gun by L. A. Chandlar http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co..."


I hage come to like historical mysteries. This sounds promising.


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) | 561 comments Mark wrote: "Only one cozy this week.

26. The Silver Gun (Art Deco Mystery #1) by L.A. Chandlar The Silver Gun by L. A. Chandlar http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co..."


This sounds like an interesting new series--another one for my TBR stack!


message 37: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Way too many books out there, aren't there?


message 38: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
Absolutely


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) | 561 comments Mark wrote: "Way too many books out there, aren't there?"
So true--it's hard to keep all these series straight in my head, and yet I seem to keep looking for new ones! It makes life interesting!


message 40: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Here's what I read this week:

27. Chesapeake Crimes Fur, Feathers, and Felonies by Donna Andrews Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (a short story collection) http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

28. The Purloined Puzzle (Puzzle Lady, #19) by Parnell Hall The Purloined Puzzle by Parnell Hall http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 41: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments This week's cozies were:

29. A Date with Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #47) by Jessica Fletcher A Date with Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, and Jon Land http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

30. The Art of Vanishing (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #2) by Cynthia Kuhn The Art of Vanishing by Cynthia Kuhn http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 42: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Being unemployeed, while hard on the pocketbook, is great for the reading time. Here's what I got in this week.

31. Pairing a Deception (A Sommelier Mystery #3) by Nadine Nettmann Pairing a Deception by Nadine Nettmann http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

32. Hair of the Dog (Cypress Cove Mystery Series Book 3) by Carlene O'Neil Hair of the Dog by Carlene O'Neil http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

33. Fatal Fishes (Valley of the Sun Book 6) by Sandy Dengler Fatal Fishes by Sandy Dengler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 43: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Mark wrote: "I'm sure you'll both like them. How could Tonya and I both be wrong. ;)"

I read first one in series. LOVED IT! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Tonya and you were both right. :)


message 44: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments So glad to hear it! :)


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) | 561 comments Mark wrote: "Being unemployeed, while hard on the pocketbook, is great for the reading time. Here's what I got in this week.

31. Pairing a Deception (A Sommelier Mystery #3) by Nadine Nettmann Pairing a Deception by Nadine Nettmann ..."


Sorry you are currently unemployed, Mark, and hope you find something soon--sending good thoughts!


message 46: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Thank you very much.


message 47: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments One cozy this week:

34. Without A Doubt (The Carol Childs Mysteries, #3) by Nancy Cole Silverman Without a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 48: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments My cozies this week:

35. Murder on Moon Trek 1 by Diane Vallere Murder on Moon Trek 1 by Diane Vallere http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

36. I Scream, You Scream (A Mystery A-la-mode Book 1) by Wendy Lyn Watson I Scream, You Scream by Wendy Lyn Watson http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 49: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 313 comments Mark wrote: "My cozies this week:

35. Murder on Moon Trek 1 by Diane Vallere Murder on Moon Trek 1 by Diane Vallere http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...
..."

Murder On Moon Trek certainly sounds like a good mystery, different. Great review. Adding it my TBR list.


message 50: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 529 comments Thank you very much. Hope you enjoy.


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