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Date Posted: 11/19/2021 5:17 PM ET
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Thank you Alice!

You rock!

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Date Posted: 11/20/2021 9:04 AM ET
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Here is our 2022 challenge you can sign up now. This is just for fun and see how many cozies you can read and other's can get ideas too

2022 Cozy Mystery  Reading challenge and Discuss topic

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Date Posted: 11/28/2021 5:11 PM ET
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I am reading Thread the Halls by Lea Wait. Love this whole series set in Maine. Great story and characters. Ms. Wait captured Maine very well. Unfortunately she died a couple of years ago. 

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Date Posted: 11/28/2021 5:25 PM ET
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Thank you Alice for another year of reading challenges! I get so many leads for new series to check out.

I read Thread The Halls a week ago and really liked it. Good series! I'm sorry to hear of Ms. Wait's passing.

Have you read Mary Mark's quilting mystery series? I read them all and am bummed that there will be no more.

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Date Posted: 12/3/2021 9:46 AM ET
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Thank you Alice for devoting your time to this challenge each year.  I'm signed up for 2022 but still reading for 2021.

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I just finished Rising Water the start of a new Tai Chi mystery series by Joanna Campbell Slan. It features a 59-year old woman whose husband accepted a job in Washington, DC without consulting her. To relieve the stress of the move, she joins a tai chi class and her and a newly made friend in class discover a body in the bathroom.  

I liked the realism of the situations portrayed and it took a while to figure out the culprit. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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Date Posted: 12/11/2021 7:41 AM ET
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I am reading 

I am reading Murder at Hartigan House by Lee Strauss and quite enjoying it.  I read Murder on S.S. Rosa and like that one too. I really like the butler Higgins. Kind gentle man.  

I see she has written several other series. Has anyone read them.

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Date Posted: 12/21/2021 7:08 AM ET
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I am reading a very good cozy right now, Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook. It is very well written, strong characters, good new characters introduced in this book. Book 4 in series. I might need to buy book 5.

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I've read all the Ginger Gold mysteries through Kindle Unlimited and like the way the stories progress.  I've also read the Higgins & Hawke series. It takes place in the 1930s. The main character is Assistant Medical Examiner in Boston and works with a female investigative reporter to solve murders.  Both are strong, independent women and the stories are well written. I have the latest one on my Kindle and will be reading it shortly.

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Date Posted: 12/30/2021 11:38 PM ET
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It's been a pleasure reading along side of you all this year!

I would periodically come in and scan your lists finding some cozies that sounded good and now I'm enjoying the writings of many new-to-me authors. Thank you for unknowingly recommending them to me!

I've signed on for the 2022 challenge. Hope to see everyone in the new year.

Read cozy!

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Date Posted: 12/31/2021 6:44 AM ET
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Sandy glad you enjoyed the challenge this year

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