Cozy Mystery/Crime Book Help

For September 2020 we'll be reading Cozy Mystery/Crime books.
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Cozy Mystery/Crime Book Help

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For this month, we will read Cozy Mystery/Crime Book Books.

Crime: It's a genre that presents crimes, the investigation to the crimes, criminals, and their motives in a fictional way. Most times, suspense and mystery are woven into the book's plot.

Crime book suggestions:
  • Millennium series by Stieg Larsson
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11. ... tery_Books

Cozy mystery: This is a subgenre of crime, where sex and violence are toned down or presented in a light/humorous manner. The crime at hand is usually taken place in a small intimate community. These books are considered to be "fun reads" and usually feature an amateur sleuth.

Cozy Mystery book suggestions:
  • Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
  • Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley
  • Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
  • Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/381 ... ery_Series

What will you read this month?
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I have read Alan Bradley and Agatha Christie's books and loved them. I also read and loved the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Right now I am re-reading Sherlock Holmes' stories and enjoy them.
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I agree

Agatha Christie is usually a good bet starting at The Mysterious Affair at Styles, book 1.

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I have read Gone Girl and the Sookie Stackhouse series. Both were great!

I plan on going the cozy route for this month’s discussion and ordered the first book in the Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James, Murder Past Due.

I enjoy cozy mysteries with animal tie-ins. 😸

I just received an email saying it’s back ordered and will take a couple more days to ship, so hopefully it arrives soon!

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gali wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 07:32
I have read Alan Bradley and Agatha Christie's books and loved them. I also read and loved the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Right now I am re-reading Sherlock Holmes' stories and enjoy them.
I have not read any of Sherlock Holmes’ stories, which seems crazy when I think about it, because I love crime solving mysteries so much. I need to make a conscious effort to delve into some of those stories! Where would you suggest starting?

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Kreads1 wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 11:32
gali wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 07:32
I have read Alan Bradley and Agatha Christie's books and loved them. I also read and loved the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Right now I am re-reading Sherlock Holmes' stories and enjoy them.
I have not read any of Sherlock Holmes’ stories, which seems crazy when I think about it, because I love crime solving mysteries so much. I need to make a conscious effort to delve into some of those stories! Where would you suggest starting?
I suggest starting from A Study in Scarlet, the first book, as it introduces the two protagonists. The stories are great!
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gali wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 07:32

I suggest starting from A Study in Scarlet, the first book, as it introduces the two protagonists. The stories are great!
Great! Thank you, I’ve added it to my list.

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I like James Patterson's books but when I was a kid I loved the Hardy Boys books I recommend them for anyone with kids.

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I've read Gone Girl too, and that novel is something else. Very elaborate revenge plot. Too bad the movie sucked. I've also read Gillian Flynn's Dark Places and that one is even more darker than Gone Girl and the plot twist is just, wow.

For Agatha Christie, I read And Then There Were None, which kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the book.

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