Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Cozy Mystery Edition

Welcome to a cozy-themed version of Waiting on Wednesday! Since I discovered cozy mysteries a few months ago, I have been devouring them non stop. Seriously every time I go to the library I end up checking out at least 10 at a time. I honestly think I have about 50 sitting on a pile in the floor. They are right now my vice and every time I read one, I discover a new author! And new books! So here are some of the ones I am looking forward to reading

The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee
Releases: August 3, 2010

When Marcy Singer opens an embroidery specialty shop in quaint Tallulah Falls, Oregon, she throws a soiree and a Stitch-In. Soon, Marcy's sign- up sheet for embroidery classes fills up and everyone in town seems willing to raise a glass-or a needle-to support the newly-opened Seven Year Stitch.

Then Marcy finds the shop's previous tenant dead in the store-room, a message scratched with a tapestry needle on the wall beside him. Now Marcy's shop has become a crime scene, and she's the prime suspect. She'll have to find the killer before someone puts a final stitch in her.

A Brisket, A Casket by Delia Rosen
Releases: October 5, 2010

Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncle's Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami Swami—the only one of its kind in Nashville, Tennessee—was "to die for." But she didn't realize that meant literally...

When Gwen learns she's inherited Murray's, the native New Yorker leaves her chaotic career and messy divorce behind to start over in Nashville. But the venture seems doomed from the start. Murray's taken his recipes and secret list of food suppliers to the grave with him, and ruthless real estate developer Royce Sinclair will stop at nothing to try and sandwich Murray's into his already overstuffed portfolio. Then, on Kosher Karaoke Night, longtime customer Buster Sergeant bites into his brisket...and bites the dust. The coroner says food poisoning, but Gwen's not convinced. Now, with the help of hunky police detective B"Nashville Katz"—as Gwen is quickly nicknamed—will find herself adding private investigator to her resume and a new love to her life.

The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Releases: July 6, 2010

Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it's more commonly known by the residents of small-town Providence, Ohio-the Cheese Shop. Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful sampling of bold Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, delicious tortes of Stilton and Mascarpone, and a taste of Sauvignon Blanc-but someone else has decided to make a little crime of passion the piece de resistance. Right outside the shop Charlotte finds a body, the victim stabbed to death with one of her prized olive-wood handled knives.

Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams
Releases: July 6, 2010

Rebecca Adrian came to Memphis to suss out the best local BBQ for a prominent Cooking Channel Show. Trouble is, a mystery ingredient has killed her-and now all fingers are pointing to Aunt Pat's restaurant. Horrified that her family is being accused of murder, Lulu fires up her investigative skills to solve the crime before someone else gets skewered.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine


  1. Cozy mysteries aren't a vice - they're fun and comfortable! All of those you picked look good to me!

  2. I've read more than a few cozies, but I've never heard of any of these! :p

  3. You need to read Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton. It's my favorite cozy series!

  4. I'm with Bermudaonion - it's not a vice. lol!
    These do sound fun..I'm going to have to add them to my wish list.


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