Category Archives: 2010 Challenge

>Cozies & Competition

>2010 Cozy Mystery Challenge One of my goals for June was to finish my cosy mystery challenge. Done! 1. Donna Moore, Old Dogs (2010) – cosy caper – read in April2. M.C. Beaton, Death of an Outsider( 1988) – read … Continue reading

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>Ngaio Marsh, Artists in Crime (1938)

>Ngaio Marsh (1895 – 1982) may still be the most famous crime fiction writer from New Zealand. This novel is the sixth in the Alleyn series, and the story where he meets Agatha Troy, the brilliant painter, whom he marries … Continue reading

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>Repecca Tope, Death in the Cotswolds (2006)

>This British novel is the third in the Thea Osborne series but the first I have read. The murder weapon was a novelty to me, and the idyllic setting is a small Cotswold village: “I had wasted much of the … Continue reading

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>Jackie Fullerton, Revenge Served Cold (2010)

>This is the American writer´s second crime novel (Jacqueline Fullerton according to Fantasticfiction.co.uk) The novel is not marketed as cozy mystery, but I think there are several reasons why this light and entertaining story should be: 1. There is more … Continue reading

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>Louise Doughty, Honey-Dew aka An English Murder (1998)

>This British novel is the writer´s third. The genre is called satirical cozy, or cozy noir. The peaceful environment in dusty Nether Bowston may point toward cozy mystery, but the story of Gemma Cowper who fails her O-levels and whose … Continue reading

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>M.C. Beaton, Death of an Outsider (1988)

>This is the fourth Hamish Macbeth story. “Hamish hated change almost as much as he hated work. He had the tenancy of some croft land next to the police station at Lochdubh, where he kept a small herd of sheep, … Continue reading

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>Donna Moore, Old Dogs (2010)

>This ´cozy crime caper´ is Scottish writer Donna Moore´s second novel. See my review of her debut, Go to Helena Handbasket “The contessa came back into the living room and glided to the window. She looked down at the imposing … Continue reading

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