Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies – 2017 Challenge – COMPLETED!!!

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While the “Craving for Cozies” challenge is all about how many different cozy mysteries you can read or re-read, “Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies” has you reading cozies in specific genres/theme areas. The following ten genres/themes are as follows:

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food:  restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
– One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
– One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
– One from British cozy mysteries (example:  Belinda Lawrence series)
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
– One is your choice!  (freebie!)

Since I’m already doing one cozy mystery challenge and many of these challenges encourage you to use the books for more than one challenge, I decided to really go for it and do Level 4 (Sleuth Extraordinaire) on this challenge. This means I will read two cozies in each of the 10 genres/themes and 20 additional cozy mysteries for a total of 40 (I think I’m going to try and do 4 cozies from each of the 10 genres/themes).

Click on the link at the bottom if you’re interested in joining the challenge yourself!

Culinary Related

  1. Scorched Eggs – Laura Childs – Cackleberry Club (Cafe)
  2. Egg Drop Dead – Laura Childs – Cackleberry Club (Cafe)
  3. Kneaded to Death – Winnie Archer – Bakery Mystery
  4. Kale to the Queen – Nell Hampton – Kensington Palace Chef

Animal Related

  1. Towhee, Get Your Gun – J.R. Ripley – birds & birdwatching
  2. Death by Chocolate Lab – Bethany Blake – dogs, cats, pet-sitting
  3. Twelve Angry Librarians – Miranda James – Diesel the cat
  4. Cat Got Your Diamonds – Julie Chase – Pet clothing store & organic bakery

Craft Related

  1. The Drawing Game – Deirdre Verne – Sketching/Drawing/Painting
  2. Color Me Dead – Teresa Trent – Book Illustrator
  3. No Charm Intended – Mollie Cox Bryan – Craft Retreats
  4. A Knit Before Dying – Sadie Hartwell – Knitting

Paranormal Mysteries

  1. Spells & Scones – Bailey Cates – Witch/Magical Bakery
  2. Crime & Poetry – Amanda Flower – Witch/Magical Bookstore
  3. Magick & Mayhem – Sharon Pape – Witch
  4. All Signs Point to Murder – Connie Di Marco – Astrologer

British Cozy Mysteries

  1. Lord Edgware Dies – Agatha Christie
  2. Death in the Clouds – Agatha Christie
  3. The Convenient Cadaver – Matt Ferraz
  4. Appointment with Death – Agatha Christie

Career-Based Mysteries

  1. Assault & Beret – Jenn McKinlay – Millinery (Hat-making)
  2. Smugglers and Scones – Morgan Talbot – B&B Owner
  3. Pekoe Most Poison – Laura Childs – Tea Shop owner
  4. Written in Stone – Debbie De Louise – Main character is a librarian

Holiday based Mysteries

  1. A Christmas Tartan – Paige Shelton – Christmas
  2. Town in a Pumpkin Bash – B.B. Haywood – Halloween
  3. A Christmas Peril – J.A. Hennrikus – Christmas
  4. Death Overdue – Allison Brook – Halloween

Travel Mysteries

  1. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie – Trains
  2. Masked to Death – Christina Freeburn – Cruise setting
  3. If Books Could Kill – Kate Carlisle – Edinburgh, Scotland
  4. Mermaid Fins, Wands, and Rolling Pins – Erin Johnson – Traveled to the Mermaid Kingdom

Historical Mysteries

  1. Peril at End House by Agatha Christie – Set in the 1920s/1930s
  2. Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie – Set in the 1920s/1930s
  3. Mr. Mottley and the Dying Fall – Ellen Seltz
  4. Mr. Mottley Gets His Man – Ellen Seltz

Miscellaneous/My Choice

  1. Drawing Conclusions – Deirdre Verne
  2. Elementary, She Read – Vicki Delany
  3. Caramel Crush – Jenn McKinlay
  4. Once Upon a Spine – Kate Carlisle



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