Thursday, December 1, 2022

Cruisin Cozies in 23


 I am definitely going to participate in this challenge again this year.  Hosted by Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews.  I enjoyed trying to find cozies that fit into different categories this year.  It added an extra bit of interest to my already busy cozy reading schedule.   Cozies are definitely my go-to read when I am looking to escape into a book without having to focus too hard. 

The levels of the challenge are as follows:

Level one (Snoop) -
A) Read 10 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read one book in each of the above cozy sub-genres (total of 10 books)

Level two (Investigator) -  
A) Read 20 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read all the books in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 20)

Level three (Super Sleuth) - 
A) Read 30 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B) Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 10 cozy books of your choice (total of 30 books)

Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) -  Going for this in B
A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)

So pick up a cozy and get reading.

- One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.)
  1.  The Key Lime Crime (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #10) by Lucy Burdette
  2. Treble at the Jam Fest (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery, #4) by Leslie Budewitz

- One from animal related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.)
  1.  Claws for Alarm (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #2) by T.C. LoTiempo
  2. Beagles Love Steak Secrets by C A Phipps

- One from craft related (any kind of hobbies - knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.)
  1.   Invitation to Murder (A Card Making Mystery, #1) by Elizabeth Bright
  2.  A Sprinkling of Murder (Fairy Garden Mystery #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber
- One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.)
  1.   Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch Mysteries, #2) by Lynn Cahoon
  2. Murder 101 (Kitchen Witch #1.5) by Lynn Cahoon

- One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British))
  1.   The Bloodthirsty Bee: a Provence Cozy Mystery by Ana T Drew
  2. Aged For Murder Tuscan Vineyard #1 by Fiona Grace
- One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.)
  1.  Read and Buried (Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery #2) by Erika Chase 
  2. Winter Takes All (Seattle Wilderness #1) by ML Erdahl

- One holiday based (set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.)
  1.   A Christmas Candy Killing (Killer Chocolate, #1) by Christine Romeril
  2. Calypso, Corpses and Cooking ( A Caribbean Kitchen  #2) by Raquel Reyes

- One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.)
  1.    A Scone of Contention (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #11) by Lucy Burdette
  2.  A Palette for Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #7) by Jessica Fletcher

- One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)
  1. Larceny in Liverpool by Kal Smagh 
- One is your choice! (freebie!)
  1.    Murder at the PTA (Maya and Sandra Mystery, #1) by Lee Hollis 
  2. Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
  3. The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher (Murder She Wrote #44) by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain 
  4.  Through the Liquor Glass (Literary Pub #5)  by Sarah Fox
  5.  Three Shots to the Wind (Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon #3) by Sherry Harris
  6.  A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, #1) by Victoria Gilbert
  7. Murder in an Irish Village  Irish Village #1 by Carlene O'Connor
  8. A Pizza to Die For  Pizza Lovers #3 by Chris Cavender

  9.   Just Shoot Me Dead (A Lucy Fong Mystery #1) by Anne R Tan
  10. Dead Before Dinner by Kat Bellemore
  11. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budewitz
  12. A Killing by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
  13. Seniors Sleuth (Winston Wong #1) by JJ Chow
  14. Bread Over Troubled Water (Bread Shop # 8) by Winnie Archer
  15. Death Over Easy (Country Store #5 ) by Maddie Day
  16. The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop #1) by Paige Shelton
  17. A Friend in Knead by Judith Jackson
  18. Strawberry Sin (Mission Inn Possible #2) by Rosie A Point
  19. Cocoa Conviction (Mission Inn Possible #3) by Rosie A Point
  20. Criminally Cocoa (Amish Candy Shop #3.5) by Amanda Flower
  21. Manor of Dying (Hamptons Home & Garden #4) by Kathleen Bridge
  22. Reading Up A Storm (Lighthouse Library #3) by Eva Gates
  23. Murder at the Lobstah Shack (Cozy Capers Book Group #3) by Maddie Day
  24. Put Out to Pasture (Farm to Table #2) by Amanda Flower
  25.  by Laura Bradford
  26. The Crepes of Wrath (Pancake House Mystery, #1) by Sarah Fox
  27. Christmas Candy Corpse (Courtney Archer, #3) by Rosemarie Ross
  28. Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery, #1) by Nora Page
  29. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery #1) by Sarah Graves
  30. Death in Bloom (Flower House #1)by Jess Dylan
  31. Masking for Trouble (Costume Shop #2) by Diane Vallere
  32. A Murder Like No Author (Main Street Book Club #3) by Amy Lillard
  33. Mai Tai One On (Tiki Goddess #1) by Jill Marie Landis
  34. Death on Cozumel Island  by Cindy Quayle
  35. Murder Takes a Bow (Olivia Morgan Cruise Ship Mysteries #1) by Wendy Neugent
  36. A Souffle of Suspicion (French Bistro #2)  by Daryl Wood Gerber
  37. Moon Spinners by Sally Goldenbaum
  38. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns
  39. Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder  (Cats and Dogs #1) by Fiona Grace
  40. Hook, Line and Sinker (Ozark Lakes #3) by Marc Jedel
  41. Murder, Simply Stitched (Amish Quilt Shop #2) by Isabella Alan
  42. The Plot and the Pendulum by Jenn McKinlay
  43. Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss
  44. Misfortune Cookie by Vivienne Chien
  45. Shelved Under Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #2)  by Victoria Gilbert
  46. Murder Ink (Victoria Square #6) by Lorraine Bartlett  
  47. How the Murder Crumbles (Cookie Shop #1) by  Debra Sennefelder
  48. Bookclubbed to Death (Mystery Bookshop #8) by V.M. Burns
  49. While My Pretty One Knits (Black Sheep Knitting #1) by Anne Canadeo
  50. Double Trouble in Iowa (Izzy Lewis #2) by Wendy Byrne
  51.  Meddling and Murder (Singapore Mystery #4) Ovidia Yu
  52.  Fatal Fudge Swirl (Ice Cream Shop #3)  by Meri Allen
  53. Pink Lemonade Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #29) by Joanne Fluke 
  54. Death of a Country Fried Redneck by Lee Hollis


1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the challenge! I hope you read many great cozies! Enjoy!