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.)

- 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)

- 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


1 comment:

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