Category Archives: Cozy Mystery Week

2014 Cozy Mystery Week Wrap-Up

It’s a bittersweet moment: another Cozy Mystery Week has come to an end. I’ve quiet enjoyed discovering new cozy mystery series (and reuniting with old favorites). Here’s a quick wrap-up of the week: Home of the Braised (White House Chef Mystery) by Julie Hyzy The Silence of the Llamas (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries) by Anne […]

Review: The Silence of the Llamas (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries) by Anne Canadeo

Series: Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Gallery Books ISBN: 978145164479 Source: Publisher Ellie and Ben Krueger moved to Plum Harbor to fulfill their dream of raising llamas.  As hosts of a grand opening fiber festival, they are thrilled at the exposure the crowds bring. Their enthusiasm turns terror quickly, however, when someone attacks their prized llamas. This […]

Review: By Cook or by Crook (Five-Ingredient Mysteries) by Maya Corrigan

Series: A Five-Ingredient Mystery Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Kensington (November 4, 2014) ISBN: 9781617731389 Source: Personal copy   RECIPE FOR A DELICIOUS FIVE-INGREDIENT MYSTERY Take a burned-out cookbook publicist. Stir in a crusty codger. Toss with a large helping of murder. Add a dash of romance. Serve with a twist of humor. When Val Deniston, […]

Review: Paging the Dead (Family History Mystery) by Brynn Bonner

Series: A Family History Mystery Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (March 12, 2013) ISBN: 9781451661866 Source: Publisher Sophreena McClure and her business partner,  Esme Sabatier, make it their business to research the family history and genealogy of  their clients. Esme is a gifted medium and often uses her “talent” to get answers to […]

2014 Cozy Mystery Week: The Kick Off

I’m excited to be kicking off the third annual cozy mystery week!  I started this themed week in 2012 as an excuse/reason to curl up with some cozy mysteries. I look forward to it, fondly, each year! While the reviews/posts won’t start until tomorrow, I wanted to set up a kick-off post for all those […]

Introducing 2014 Cozy Mystery Week!

The fall/winter months are times of year best spent curled up with a blanket and a nice book. Even better, a cozy mystery! Cozies are certainly one of my favorite types of books that, unfortunately, I don’t have the opportunity to read as much a I’d like. So, what better reason to read about them […]

TSS: Wrapping up Cozy Mystery Week!

Well, this has certainly been a hectic and crazy week. My grandfather passed away last Friday so we traveled to West Virginia for his services. It was a beautiful trip, listening to other people talk about how my grandfather changed their life. Grandpa was always my Superman – there was really nothing he couldn’t do […]

Cozy Mystery Week: The Thrill of the Haunt (Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries) by E. J. Copperman

Series: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery (Book 5) Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Berkley (November 5, 2013) ISBN-10: 0425252396 Source: Author Alison Kerby is used to a house full of spirits.  The guest house she recently purchased is home to a handful of spirits, one being her own father. Tourists have been flocking to her guest house in hopes of […]

Cozy Mystery Week: Witch Way To Murder by Shirley Damsgaard

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Avon; English Language edition (August 30, 2005) ISBN-10: 0060793481 Source: Library Ophelia Jensen is a small-town librarian who refuses to acknowledge her psychic powers.  She moved to this small town after an incident from her past left her with severe post-traumatic stress syndrome.  Her grandmother, Abby, sees know reason to deny or hide […]

Cozy Mystery Week:How to Murder a Millionaire: A Blackbird Sisters Mystery by Nancy Martin

Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Signet (October 1, 2002) ISBN-10: 0451207246 Source: Personal copy When Nora Blackbird’s parents flee the country, evading tax-collectors, they leave Nora and her sisters with mounds of debt. Their property is divided among the three Blackbird sisters: Emma is gifted the art collection, Libby the furniture collection and Nora, the family land and […]