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2015 Level 4(Sleuth Extra) > Mark's Search for Cozy Clues

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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments Hi all!

I'm back again. And while I haven't started a post yet this year, I have been reading. So far, here's what I've read.

1. Feta Attraction by Susannah Hardy http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

2. For Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Beverly Allen http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

3. Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

4. Ghost in the Guacamole by Sue Ann Jaffarian http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 2: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Doing good, Mark! I just love those first two titles.


message 3: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments I love a good pun, so the titles are one of many things I love about cozies. Those first two sure are winners, aren't they?


message 4: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Mark wrote: "I love a good pun, so the titles are one of many things I love about cozies. Those first two sure are winners, aren't they?"

Yes, they sure are.


message 5: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments Got several more finished.

5. Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

6. Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant by Hy Conrad http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

7. License to Dill by Mary Ellen Hughes http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

8. Great Smokies by Sandy Dengler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 6: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 9. A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

10. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 7: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 11. Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

12. Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

13. Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 8: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Looking good, Mark. You need a Level higher than four at this rate.


message 9: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments I do. I thought I'd be slowing down my reading this year, but so far it hasn't happened.


message 10: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments I appears the link on the blog is down, but here are this week's new cozies.

14. The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

15. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 11: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) I love the Molly Murphy series!


message 12: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments Me, too. It's been a favorite for a long time.


message 13: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 16. Death is Like a Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

17. Puzzled Indemnity by Parnell Hall http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 14: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Mark wrote: "17. Puzzled Indemnity by Parnell Hall http://carstairscon..."

I've never read any of this series. I'll have to check into it because I enjoyed the Stanley Hastings books I read.


message 15: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments It seems like people love one or the other. I didn't care much for Stanley, but I enjoy this series. Another friend loves Stanley and can stand the Puzzle Lady series.

I'll be interested to see which side you fall on.


message 16: by Kristine (last edited Mar 15, 2015 08:40AM) (new)

Kristine  (goodreadscomkristines_booknook) | 65 comments Mark wrote: "16. Death is Like a Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

17. Puzzled Indemnity by Parnell Hall http://carstairscon..."


I didn't realize there was more to the Puzzle Lady series, I thought it ended for some reason. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do! You've given more to add to my TBR pile, this is exciting, I loved the series. Thank you, Mark! :O) I'll have to check out the Stanley series as well, have been meaning to do that.


message 17: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Kristine wrote: " didn't realize there was more to the Puzzle Lady series, I thought it ended for some reason. "

Kristine, I was just like you about the Stanley series. I thought Hall had stopped writing it and was really surprised to see how many there were.


message 18: by Kristine (new)

Kristine  (goodreadscomkristines_booknook) | 65 comments Dagny wrote: "Kristine wrote: " didn't realize there was more to the Puzzle Lady series, I thought it ended for some reason. "

Kristine, I was just like you about the Stanley series. I thought Hall had stopped ..."


Somehow, I have a feeling this may be the case with other series I like. It will be a nice surprise to learn there will be more read.


message 19: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments You are very welcome Kristine. He changed publishers and I don't think the most recent are coming out in paperback, so maybe that is why you missed that the series had continued. Just one thought.


message 20: by Kristine (new)

Kristine  (goodreadscomkristines_booknook) | 65 comments Mark wrote: "You are very welcome Kristine. He changed publishers and I don't think the most recent are coming out in paperback, so maybe that is why you missed that the series had continued. Just one thought."

I think you're right!


message 21: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 18. Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 22: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 19. Wouldn't It Be Deadly by D. E. Ireland http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

20. At the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 23: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 21. The Icing on the Corpse by Liz Mugavero http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

22. Grave on Grand Avenue by Naomi Hirahara http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

23. The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 24: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 24. A Sticky Situation by Jessie Crockett http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

25. Grand Canyon by Sandy Dengler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 25: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
You are doing great. I see you have read quite a few on my TBR.


message 26: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments Hi Britney,

I've seen lots of books on my TBR pile on other lists around here, too. Thanks for the encouragement.


message 27: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 26. Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

27. Musseled Out by Barbara Ross http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 28: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 28. One Foot in the Grape by Carlene O'Neil http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

29. The Final Reveille by Amanda Flower http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

30. Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

31. As Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 29: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 32. Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

33. Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

34. Death of a Chocolate Cheater by Penny Pike http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

35. Truffled to Death by Kathy Aarons http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

36. Farmed and Dangerous by Edith Maxwell http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 30: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 37. Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 31: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 38. Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

39. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 32: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 40. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

41. Independence Slay by Shelley Freydont http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

42. Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

43. Fatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

44. Murder on the Bucket List by Elizabeth Perona http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

45. Mrs. Pollifax Pursued by Dorothy Gilman http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 33: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 46. A First Date with Death by Diana Orgain http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

47. The Chocolate Clown Corpse by JoAnna Carl http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

48. KIller Jam by Karen MacInerney http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

49. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 34: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 50. Fudging the Books by Daryl Wood Gerber http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

51. Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

52. Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

53. Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

54. Death by Tiara by Laura Levine http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

55. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 35: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 56. Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

57. Cinderella Six Feet Under by Maia Chance http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

58. Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 36: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 59. Red Velvet Revenge by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 37: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Mark wrote: "59. Red Velvet Revenge by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co..."

Even the title makes me hungry!


message 38: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments It's not easy to read the series without craving cupcakes.


message 39: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 60. Stone Cold Case by Catherine Dilts http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

61. Move Your Blooming Corpse by D. E. Ireland http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

62. Snow Way Out by Christine Husom http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

63. Dead with the Wind by Miranda James http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 40: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
What have been your favorites so far?


message 41: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments Both books by Beverly Allen (just finished the third in her Bridal Bouquet Shop series) and Murder on the Bucket List stand out as favorites.


message 42: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 64. Just Killing Time by Julianne Holmes http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

65. Floral Depravity by Beverly Allen http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 43: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 66. Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 44: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 67. A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

68. Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

69. Olive and Let Die by Susannah Hardy http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

70. The Chocolate Falcon Fraud by JoAnna Carl http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 45: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments 71. A Body to Spare by Sue Ann Jaffarian http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 46: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments I was doing so well updating every week or two, and then I let a month go by. Time to catch up.

72. Going, Going Ganache by Jenn McKinlay http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

73. Fillet of Murder by Linda Reilly http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

74. Suspendered Sentence by Laura Bradford http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

75. Fry Another Day by J. J. Cook http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 47: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments Hit Post before I meant to.

76. The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary by Sue Ann Jaffarian http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

77. The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

78. To Brew or Not to Brew by Joyce Tremel http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

79. Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...

80. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alad Bradley http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.co...


message 48: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Mark wrote: "I was doing so well updating every week or two, and then I let a month go by. Time to catch up."


I was wondering if you'd hit 100 this year, Mark.


message 49: by Mark (new)

Mark Baker (carstairs38) | 502 comments No, I'm not going to hit 100 cozies this year. Only a couple more to get in for this year.


message 50: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) Way ahead of me, Mark. I am currently at 20 with one more in progress and probably one more after that.


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