Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2017 wrap-up

coziesCruisin’ Thru the Cozies 2017

This is the seventh annual Cruisin’ thru the Cozies hosted by Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews and 2017 is my 5th year to participate. Usually the levels are to read a certain number of books but this year Yvonne changed it up by making us move out of our comfort zone and read several genres. I did the highest level: Level 4 – Sleuth Extraordinaire, which required us to read two books from each sub-genre plus an additional 20 cozy books of my choice, for a total of 40 books. I planned out my category books at the beginning of the year and ended up reading 4 of the 20 I had planned. But I still moved many off my shelves, so it’s all good. I’ve also been listening to the M.C. Beaton audiobooks from the library, so I went through lots of those.


What I read:

Two from culinary: Devonshire Scream (A Tea Shop Mystery #17), Laura Childs & The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1), by Krista Davis
Two from animal-related: Swan for the Money & Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews)
Two from craft-related: The Lover’s Knot (Someday Quilts Mystery, #1), Clare O’Donohue & Indigo Dying (China Bayles, #11), Susan Wittig Albert
Two from paranormal: Witch Hunt, Shirley Damsgaard & Aunt Dimity Digs In (Aunt Dimity #4), Nancy Atherton
Two from British cozy mysteries: Death of a Greedy Woman (Hamish Macbeth #8), M.C. Beaton & Watchers of Time (Inspector Ian Rutledge #5), Charles Todd
Two career-based: A Dilly of a Death (China Bayles #12), Susan Wittig Albert & A Casualty of War (Bess Crawford #9), Charles Todd
Two holiday-based: A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth #15.5), M.C. Beaton & Kissing Christmas Goodbye (Agatha Raisin #18), M.C. Beaton
Two travel mystery: The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery #1), Lyn Hamilton & The Maltese Goddess (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery #2), Lyn Hamilton
Two historical mystery: Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12), Jacqueline Winspear & In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs, #13), Jacqueline Winspear
Two are your choice! Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam, M.C. Beaton & Agatha Raisin and The Love from Hell (Agatha Raisin #11), M.C. Beaton
– Plus 20 cozies of my choice
1. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (Agatha Raisin #12), M.C. Beaton
2. Death of a Travelling Man, M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth #9)
3. The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies (Dahlias #2), Susan Wittig Albert
4. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate (Agatha Raisin #13), M.C. Beaton
5. Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth #10), M.C. Beaton
6. Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth, #11), M.C. Beaton
7. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (Agatha Raisin #14), M.C. Beaton
8. Death of a Macho Man (Hamish Macbeth, #12), M.C. Beaton
9. Miss Julia Weathers the Storm (Miss Julia #19), Ann B. Ross
10. Death of a Dentist (Hamish Macbeth #13), M.C. Beaton
11. Death of a Scriptwriter (Hamish Macbeth, #14), M.C. Beaton
12.The Deadly Dance (Agatha Raisin #15), M.C. Beaton
13. The Moor (Mary Russell, #4), Laurie R. King
14. Death of an Addict (Hamish Macbeth #15), M.C. Beaton
15. Trouble at the Red Pueblo (Spider Latham Mystery #4), Liz Adair
16. The Darling Dahlias & the Confederate Rose (Dahlias #3), Susan Wittig Albert
17. A Fearsome Doubt (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #6), Charles Todd
18. Death of a Dustman (Hamish Macbeth #16), M.C. Beaton
19. The Perfect Paragon (Agatha Raisin, #16), M.C. Beaton
20. Death of a Celebrity (Hamish Macbeth #17), M.C. Beaton

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