Sunday, January 1, 2017

Reading Challenge: Cruisin' Through the Cozies and Craving for Cozies Challenges 2017

It's a no brainer for me to sign up for cozy reading challenges, although I did give some thought to the Cruisin' Through the Cozies challenge this year.  It's added categories instead of just reading however many cozies you can.  Ultimately, I decided to go for it.  Craving for Cozies remains the same, just read them!

I am going for the Sleuth Extraordinaire level for Cruisin' Through the Cozies this year, which requires me to read two in each category plus 20 of my choosing for a total of forty books.  I will list the books in the categories as I read them, but I will number them for their overall place so I can keep track of those numbers as well.

For Craving for Cozies, I am going to go for the Ravenous level, which is 61-80.

I'll start by listing the categories for Cruisin' for Cozies, and then I'll list my free choice books down below.  All these books will count for Craving for Cozies.

(Yes, it is more complicated this year.)

2. Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott
12. A Measure of Murder by Leslie Karst

Animal Related
7. Kitty Kitty Bang Bang by Sparkle Abbey
15. Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James

Craft Related
9. A Palette for Murder by Sybil Johnson
81. Blackberry Burial by Sharon Farrow (Yes, it really does fit here)

70. Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao
77. The Skeleton Paints a Picture by Leigh Perry

British Cozy
31. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
80. Murder in an English Village by Jessica Ellicott

Career Based
6. Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge
13. Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford

Holiday Based
67. A Christmas Peril by J. A. Hennrikus
69. Deadly Brew by Karen MacInerney

3. Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay
16. Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown

23. Design for Dying by Renee Patrick
28. Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell

Free Choice

1. Third Time's a Crime by Diana Orgain
4. Nun Too Soon by Alice Loweecey
5. Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely
8. Silenced in the Surf by Kate Dyer-Seeley
10. Cat Killer by Sandy Dengler
11. War and Peach by Susan Furlong
14. A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle
17. A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley
18. Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson
19. Gone with the Twins by Kylie Logan
20. The Silence of the Flans by Laura Bradford
21. Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan
22. The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn
24. When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day
25. Mouse Trapped by Sandy Dengler
26. Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay
27. Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper
29. Blown Away by Clover Tate
30. Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney
32. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
33. Murder on St. Mark's Place by Victoria Thompson
34. Death in Dark Blue by Julia Buckley
35. Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann
36. The Final Vow by Amanda Flower
37. Ivy Get Your Gun by Cindy Brown
38. Yip/Tuck by Sparkle Abbey
39. Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
40. The Miser's Dream by John Gaspard
41. Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
42. Mulch Ado About Murder by Edith Maxwell
43. French Fried by Kylie Logan
44. The Last Dinosaur by Sandy Dengler
45. Designer Dirty Laundry by Diane Vallere
46. Killer Cocktail by Tracy Kiely
47. First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seeley
48. A Killer Kebab by Susannah Hardy
49. Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames
50. Death Crashes the Party by Vickie Fee
51. Murder at the Male Revue by Elizabeth Perona
52. 30 Second Death by Laura Bradord
53. Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy
54. A Puzzle to be Named Later by Parnell Hall
55. Dangerous to Know by Renee Patrick
56. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
57. Chime and Punishment by Julianne Holmes
58. Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere
59. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen
60. Cat About Town by Cate Conte
61. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
62. Sleeping Beauty, Borrowed Time by Maia Chance
63. Gila Monster by Sandy Dengler
64. Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
65. Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan
66. Beyond a Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
68. Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James
71. Murder on Gramercy Park by Victoria Thompson
72. Death of a Bachelorette by Laura Levine
73. A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel
74. Fixing to Die by Miranda James
75. A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron
76. Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early
78. Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
79. Pillow Stalk by Diane Vallere
82. A Deadly Eclair by Daryl Wood Gerber
83. Assault and Buttery by Kristi Abbott
84. City of Lies by Victoria Thompson
85. Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson
86. A Perfect Manhattan Murder by Tracy Kiely
87. Hark the Herald Angels Slay by Vicki Delany
88. Live and Let Fly by Clover Tate
89. And Death Goes To... by Laura Bradford
90. Purring Around the Christmas Tree by Liz Mugavero
91. The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen
92. How the Finch Stole Christmas! by Donna Andrews
93. Mistletoe Murder by Karen MacInerney
94. Stowed Away by Barbara Ross


  1. Yes, the genres are making Cruisin' Through the Cozies more complicated this year, but it's looking good for me also. Oddly enough the one category which is filling in last for me seems to be Travel, followed by Paranormal.

  2. I do participate in Craving For Cozies but the other one sounds like a lot of fun. Wishing you luck in all of them!