Category Archives: cozy

Darned If You Do

Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris 2015/ 308 pages read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m rating A / crime (traditional/cozy) (Needlecraft series #18) As readers here know I have a deep fondness for a couple of rather light-weight crime series.  One … Continue reading

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Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder

Murder She Wrote: A Question of Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain 2006/292 pages Read by Cynthia Darlow 6h 47m Rating:  B-  / crime / cozy This was on my wish list for awhile because I loved the Murder … Continue reading

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The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café

The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2014 / 257 pages read by Lisette Lecat / 9h 55m rating A++ (for enjoyment) / contemp fiction / Botswana Aaaaahhhh!   A fix from the war-filled, depressing books I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series #14) 2013/256 pages read by Lisette Lecat  9h 43m Rating:  A / VERY cozy crime (guilty pleasure) I’ve followed this series from the time when book #1 came out … Continue reading

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The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling (Det. Gamache #5) by Louise Penny 2009 / 386 pages read by Ralph Cosham 13h 12m rating – A Louise Penny writes such lush cozy mysteries – they have death but no gore.  Her Detective Armand Gamache is smart enough … Continue reading

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Retirement Homes Are Murder

Retirement Homes Are Murder by Mike Befeler 2007/291 pages read by Jerry Sciarrio 7h 37m rating  B+ /  light crime Paul Jacobson who is in his 80s has no idea where he is because his short term memory erases itself when he … Continue reading

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Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Australia) 1989 / 175 pages read by Stephanie Daniel / 5h 50m rating: C- Well I’ve been wanting to try a Phryne Fisher book and at the moment I found I could use a book … Continue reading

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Threadbare

Threadbare by Monica Ferris 15th in Needlework Series 2011/ 7h. 4m. read by Susan Boyce Rating B+ Best of the lot so far – (I think – it’s a close call with some).   Ferris continues to journey further into … Continue reading

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Blackwork

Blackwork by Monica Ferris 2009/256 pages read by Susan Boyce 6h 28m Rating B This Halloween, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, is haunted by murder. After one too many pints, a local blames … Continue reading

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Hanging By a Thread

Hanging By a Thread by Monica Ferris  (6th in the Needlecraft series) 2003 / 272 pages read by Susan Boyce / 6h 19m A- (if you like cozies) Oddly enough this came up for me at Halloween and there is … Continue reading

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A Murderous Yarn

A Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris 2002 / 256 pages Read by Susan Boyce – 6h 52m Rating – B This is number 5 in the Needlecraft series –  I do NOT know why I like them – they’re kind … Continue reading

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Unraveled Sleeve

Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris 2001 / 256 pgs read by Susan Boyce:  8 hrs rating – B I’m a sucker for a good cozy mystery and once in awhile I need a good one,  when I’ve been reading “hard” … Continue reading

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