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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Aug 01, 2018 11:09PM) (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Focus



List the Cozy Mysteries Series you would like to Focus on here!


message 2: by Jenny (last edited Mar 11, 2019 02:25AM) (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Focus on Cozy Series

September

Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1) by Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Series: Her Royal Spyness Series

October

Gin & Daggers (Murder, She Wrote, #1) by Jessica Fletcher
Gin & Daggers by Jessica Fletcher
Series: Murder, She Wrote

November

A Mystery With Recipes by Isis Crawford

December

Father Christmas Mystery (3 Book Series) by C. C. Benison
Father Christmas Mystery by C.C. Benison

2019

January

Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1) by Diane Mott Davidson
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson
Series: A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery Series

February

Assault and Pepper (A Spice Shop Mystery, #1) by Leslie Budewitz
Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz
Series: A Spice Shop Mystery Series

March

Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay

April

Murder at Ashgrove House (Rose Simpson Mysteries, #1) by Margaret Addison
Murder at Ashgrove House by Margaret Addison
Series: Rose Simpson Mysteries

May

The Molly Murphy Series, Books 1-3 Murphy's Law; Death of Riley; For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen
The Molly Murphy Series, Books 1-3: Murphy's Law; Death of Riley; For the Love of Mikeby Rhys Bowen

June

Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Laura Childs
Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
Series: A Tea Shop Mysteries

July

A Farmers' Market Mystery (6 Book Series) by Paige Shelton
A Farmers' Market Mystery by Paige Shelton

August

Taken By The Highlander (Scottish Highlands Series Book 1) by Regina Evans
Taken By The Highlander by Regina Evans
Series: Scottish Highlands Series

September

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Series: Mrs Pollifax Series

October

Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth, #1) by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton
Series: Hamish Macbeth

November

Plain Murder (An Amish Mystery #1) by Emma Miller
Plain Murder by Emma Miller
Series: An Amish Mystery Series

December

Outfoxed ("Sister" Jane, #1) by Rita Mae Brown
Outfoxed by Rita Mae Brown
Series: "Sister" Jane Series


message 3: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Aug 01, 2018 03:58PM) (new)

Gem  Paullin | 1290 comments Mod
Murder, She Wrote Series by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. I know my library doesn't have all the books, but it would be fun to read as many as I can. I think everyone knows Jessica Fletcher.

I've read a couple of Isis Crawford's A Mystery with Recipes Series and they were fun. This series is about two sisters who run a bakery and catering service and of course, stumble over murders.

I was looking through the cozy lists and came across Mrs Pollifax Series by Dorothy Gilman. I've not ready any of her books but they all are rated 3.90 or higher with some 4.5 stars. This series is about a widowed woman with grown children who goes to work for the CIA.


message 4: by Jenny (last edited Aug 01, 2018 10:52PM) (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Dlyn wrote: "Jenn McKinlay 's Cupcake Bakery Mystery series :)"

Dlyn - thank you! Cupcake Bakery Mystery has been added to the list.


message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) ⊱✿Gem✿⊰ wrote: "Murder, She Wrote Series by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. I know my library doesn't have all the books, but it would be fun to read as many as I can. I think every..."

Gem - thank you! Your suggestions have been added to the list.


message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane Mcclure (dmccluredvm) | 135 comments Diane Mott Davidson series with caterer Goldie.
I also enjoyed the Spice Shop Mysteries by Leslie Budewitz.


message 7: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Diane wrote: "Diane Mott Davidson series with caterer Goldie.
I also enjoyed the Spice Shop Mysteries by Leslie Budewitz."


Thank you, Diane! Your suggestions have been added to the list!


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael (micky74007) Would M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series count as a cozy? They are about a Scottish Highlands village policeman.


message 9: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Michael wrote: "Would M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth series count as a cozy? They are about a Scottish Highlands village policeman."

Yes, Michael, it is a cozy mystery! I have added it to the list


message 10: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 108 comments Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
Series: A Year-Around Christmas Mystery

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
Seriee: Kinsey Millhone


message 11: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Britney wrote: "Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
Series: A Year-Around Christmas Mystery

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton ..."


Thanks, Britney. Your suggestions have been added to the list.


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message 13: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) ⊱✿Gem✿⊰ wrote: "I'd like to suggest a few more series:


A Tea Shop Mystery Series

Farmers' Market Series

Scottish Highlands Series

An Amish Mystery Series"


Gem, your suggestions have been added to the list.


message 14: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Can I have some feedback on how members would like the "Focus on Cozy Mystery Series" to work?


message 15: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Aug 09, 2018 03:11PM) (new)

Gem  Paullin | 1290 comments Mod
Understanding that not all cozies at all libraries (there would be nothing but cozies, lol) I think it should be kept simple. Let's vote on a series, the winning series is read. Since we are already reading two cozies a month, I think one from the series each month would be a good pace.

You could norrow down the list to five or six and create a poll. Or since you've given each nomination a number you could also use a random number generator.


message 16: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  Paullin | 1290 comments Mod
One of our members, Chris, nominated Rhys Bowen in our Focus on the Author suggestion discussion for her Her Royal Spyness and Molly Murphy series. Since they are cozies I'd like to add them to the list.


message 17: by Jenny (last edited Aug 09, 2018 07:19PM) (new)


message 18: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Carden | 121 comments I highly recommend the Sneaky Pie and Sister cozies by Rita Mae Brown. Both are centered around rural Virginia and the second series are set in the world of foxhunting.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 19: by Camisa (new)

Camisa | 97 comments I have followed this series for a long time and I do love the way the animals are actually solving the cases and leading their human to the correct answers. They are easy to read and the characters are all wonderful. It gives one a look into the horse world and how jumping and foxhunting are in a world unto themselves.


message 20: by ConnieD (new)

ConnieD (bookwithcat) | 560 comments I suggest the Leigh Koslow series by Edie Claire. I believe the first one is a free ebook at Nook.


message 21: by Lynn (last edited Aug 12, 2019 02:00PM) (new)

Lynn | 15 comments Can I suggest the Museum series by Sheila Connolly? I have several of the books in the series & would love to discuss them.


message 22: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 15 comments How about the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series by Alex Erickson??


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