Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Cozy Mystery Challenge

Could I possibly pass up another cozy mystery challenge?  I think not.  Kris is hosting this one and I'm definitely sign up.  Here are the details...

It's that time of year again, time to sign up for the annual Cozy Mystery Challenge and start thinking about the books you'll want to read for the next 6 months.

Last year we had a great turn out and I hope we do just as well, if not better, in 2012.

For those who might wonder what a cozy mystery is, here's a great website that explains it and is a great resource for series: I also have the 2010 and 2011 list of read books still available on this blog, so feel free to browse through the list to see what members read last year.

Here are the rules:
1. The challenge runs April 1st, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

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.

There are three participation levels for this challenge:
Only the required amount - 6
I think I can do better - 7-10
Feeling very ambitious - 11+

3. While you can overlap with other challenges, please try to have at least 2 of the books only count towards this challenge. However, if you are doing a challenge where you are working towards a page count or book count, it's ok to count these books towards that challenge.

If you'd like to sign up, go here.

I'm going with the "only the required amount" level...

1. Whisker of Evil by Rita Mae Brown (Click for review.)
2. Shear Murder by Nancy J. Cohen (Click for review.)
3. Quilt or Innocence by Elizabeth Craig (Click for review.)
4. For Whom the Funeral Bell Tolls by Livia J. Washburn (Click for review.)
5. Corpse in the Crystal Ball by Kari Lee Townsend (Click for review.)
6. Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams (Click for review.)


  1. This reading challenge fits you perfectly--enjoy!

  2. I better not go with any more than the minimum either...I read too many other genres!!!

  3. This challenge is very 'you'. Enjoy it :)

  4. just had to dangle another mystery-related one in front of me, didn't you? Must resist. Probably won't.


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