Friday, March 12, 2010

Cozy Mystery Challenge 2010

Didn't I swear, vow and positively state that I would not be joining any more challenges? I'm pretty sure I did BUT Kris at Not enough books is once again hosting the Cozy Mystery Challenge for 2010 and of course I was lured in. How could I possibly resist? You might not have gathered from this blog but I do love me a good cozy. In fact, I really adore a cozy mystery. So, if you are of like mind and would like to join, here are the "rules". You know there's always gotta be rules!
1. The challenge runs April 1st, 2010 through September 30, 2010.
2. The goal is to read at least 6 cozy mysteries, one for each month. You can choose to read more, but you must read 6 in order to complete this challenge. You don't have to read 1 each month, you can read them whenever you like, you just have to read at least six.
3. While you can overlap with other challenges, please try to have at least 2 of the books only count towards this challenge.
4. Prizes you ask? Everyone loves a prize! Everyone who completes this challenge will get a bookmark made by yours truly (even if I don't mail them in a timely manner - I will mail them.)
5. Sign-up using the dedicated form. The form can be found in another post or here's a direct link. While it would be great if you signed up before April 1st, last year I had several people who wanted to join but didn't learn about the challenge until after it had started. Therefore you can sign up anytime between now and September 1st.
Here's a tentative list; I am just shooting for the required 6 books. Piece o' cake!
  1. Photo, Snap, Shot by Joanna Campbell Slan
  2. High Marks for Murder by Rebecca Kent
  3. The Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts
  4. Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy
  5. Killer Plot by Ellery Adams
  6. Lemon Tart by Josie S. Kilpack
  7. Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum
  8. Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum
  9. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood
  10. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
  11. The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee
  12. Dead and Berried by Karen MacInerney
  13. Murder on the Rocks by Karen MacInerney
  14. Homicide in Hard Cover by Kate Carlisle
  15. Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter
  16. Murder Most Maine by Karen MacInerney
  17. The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb
  18. Cooked Goose by G.A. McKevett
  19. Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine
  20. Divine Circle of Ladies Playing with Fire by Dolores S. Riccio
  21. Divine Circle of Ladies Rocking the Boat by Dolores S. Riccio
  22. Dirty Rotten Tendrils by Kate Collins
  23. Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden
  24. Chocolate Dipped Death by Sammi Carter
  25. Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris
  26. Dead Head by Rosemary Harris
  27. The Big Dirt Nap by Rosemary Harris


  1. I wasn't going to join anymore challenges either, but I love my cozies and this was a fun challenge last year. So, I joined :)

  2. LOL, yes, you DID swear off more challenges. But it's a genre you love and you're reading them anyway - so why not?!! Have fun : )

  3. Hey, what's one more challenge among friends? Have fun with it!

  4. Um...yeah I do remember you saying that but this challenge is screaming your name!!! Heck, I'm going to do it too!!!! You are such an enabler!

  5. Geesh - I think it screamed at me too:-)

  6. Great minds think alike! I've been meaning to sign up for this one as well, 'cause you know - I never read any cozies. *g*

  7. I will never do a challenge...or so I say now.

  8. I'm definitely doing this one. I think I signed up but haven't posted yet!

  9. Oh, I failed miserably at this challenge last year, so I won't even try this year. However, once I retire....this is the challenge for me!!

    Have fun and I look forward to reading your cozy reviews.


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