Tag Archives: Cozy Mystery

Review: The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett

While tearing down walls for a building rehab, workers find the body of a young woman who went missing more than two decades earlier. But the loss is still fresh for victim Heather Winston’s Aunt Rose, who is a vendor … Continue reading

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Review: Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton (2012)

A new woman arrives in the Cotswold village of Finch and is causing quite a stir. Four single women known a bit cynically as “the handmaidens” are not pleased. It seems that the village’s most eligible bachelor, our heroine Lori … Continue reading

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Review: Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington

This makes two book-related mysteries I’ve read this month – and I’m reading yet another. What gives? Maybe I need a break from reading non-fiction. (I have two of them going, too). Buried in a Book is the first in … Continue reading

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Review: Chapter & Hearse by Lorna Barrett

Stoneham, a New Hampshire village known as Booktown – its downtown is home to an array of specialty bookstores – finds itself with another murder on its hands. And Tricia Miles, owner of Haven’t Got a Clue, the town’s mystery … Continue reading

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Review: Death Comes Silently by Carolyn Hart

I’ve been a forever fan of Carolyn Hart. At least since 1987, when the first book in her Death on Demand series was published; her latest is #22.  She’s won every award in the mystery field and what’s most amazing … Continue reading

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Review: The Forgotten Affairs of Youth by Alexander McCall Smith

Isabel Dalhousie looks at the world through the eyes of a philosopher. The publisher, editor and owner of the Review of Applied Ethics, she is continually weighing this and that, determining the proper, ethical behavior in a variety of situations. … Continue reading

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Review: The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert

It’s October 1930 and the Darling Dahlias gardening club has lots of work to do; but that doesn’t stop them from checking out two newcomers to their town of Darling, Alabama. The new arrivals have arrived to help an elderly … Continue reading

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Review: The Tale of Castle Cottage by Susan Wittig Albert

The people, human and animal, in Near Sawrey are contending with some thorny issues. Miss Beatrix Potter is in the midst of a building construction project at Castle Cottage and it appears her building contractor may be cheating her. Plus … Continue reading

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Review: The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert

Miss Beatrix Potter is back at Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, away from her parents in London and all the contentiousness there. No sooner does she arrive than she is asked by a widowed friend, Grace Lythecoe , to … Continue reading

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Review: A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley

I realize that the term “most unique” is redundant. Yet, oddly, it applies very much to the heroine of Alan Bradley’s gentle mysteries. Her name is Flavia deLuce and she’s now eleven years old, a very precocious eleven years old. … Continue reading

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