Nov 5, 2016

Sunday Salon: Bookish Cozy Mysteries

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It's been a while since I've featured cozies. Here a few with bookish themes.

Twice Told Tail: A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery by Ali Brandon, November 1, 2016.
At Pettistone's Fine Books,  an anonymous bidder is offering a suspiciously high price for an antique book—and Darla the owner doesn’t need her cat Hamlet’s special senses to know that something isn’t quite right. (publisher)
A Likely Story: A Library Lover's Mystery by Jenn McKinlay,  November 3, 2016.
Library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. (publisher)
I finished The Blue Bath by Mary Waters-Sayer, May 3, 2016, St. Martin's Press and was torn between giving it a 4 or a 5. I wasn't very sympathetic to the protagonist toward the end but could understand the conflicts she had, having to choose between her young son's future and her sentimental and demanding former artist lover. 

My next read is a detective novel, 
Diana's Altar by Barbara Cleverly, an Inspector Joe Sandilands, Scotland Yard, mystery, well written with interesting plots. I hope I'll like this one as well as many of her former ones. 
The book: Doctor Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the final moments of a dying stranger. The situation becomes very complex, as Scotland Yard is soon to find out. 


  1. Two elderly brothers? Now why does that seem exciting?

  2. Antiques? Can't afford. Love to look at and...

  3. Seems like a good time of year for cozies. Enjoy your new books!

  4. Cozies are my go-to when I want something fun. I have lists of series that I am working on. I have only read a handful of them with a bookish theme.
    Diana's Alter sounds like a good one. I love Scotland Yard stuff. Happy Sunday.

  5. I love that Jenn McKinlay series and this newest one sounds especially interesting. The Ali Brandon series looks really good too. I have the first 2 but have yet to read either. Have a great week!

  6. Your cozies look tempting...and The Blue Bath is one I have, waiting to be read. Soon, I think.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are

  7. I've been wanting to try a Jenn McKinlay cozy as they always look good. Twice Told Tail looks good and I always like the cats with special abilities thing. :) And Blue Bath has a nice cover, must be the view. :)

  8. Harvee, you have some tempting cozies and other goodies here!

  9. I have been reading cozies lately along with a bunch of other mysteries. I really enjoy that genre. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. I've got The Blue Bath on the stacks and am glad it was a good read for you. Have a great week.


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