My To-Be Read List #26: poll

Posted October 1, 2016 by Lola in My To-Be Read List, Mystery / 34 Comments


My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and on the last saturday of the month I’ll post my review of the book.

It seems that I am slowly moving back to a cozy mystery mood, so for this month I have 3 cozy mystery books for you to choose from. All three books are new releases, cozy mysteries and review copies from netgalley.

The Candidates

It's Your Party, Die If You Want ToIt’s Your Party, Die If You Want To (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #2)
by Vickie Fee

Between a riverboat gambler-theme engagement party and a murder mystery dinner for charity, Dixie, Tennessee, party planner Liv McKay is far too frenzied to feel festive. Add to the mix her duties at the annual businesswomen’s retreat and the antics of a celebrity ghost-hunting diva, and Liv’s schedule is turning out to be the scariest thing about this Halloween—especially when the ladies stumble across a dead body in a cemetery…

Morgan Robison was a party girl with a penchant for married men and stirring up a cauldron of drama. Any number of scorned wives or frightened philanderers could be behind her death. As Liv and her best friend, Di, set out to dig up the truth, they’ll face the unexpected and find their efforts hampered by a killer with one seriously haunting vendetta…

Death Among the DoiliesDeath Among the Doilies (Cora Crafts Mystery #1)
by Mollie Cox Bryan

For thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women’s shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents—and most of her savings—into a craft retreat business, with help from close pal and resident potter Jane Starr. Between transforming her Victorian estate into a crafter’s paradise and babysitting Jane’s daughter, the new entrepreneur has no time for distractions. Especially rumors about the murder of a local school librarian . . .

But when Jane’s fingerprints match those found at the grisly crime scene, Cora not only worries about her friend, but her own reputation. With angry townsfolk eager for justice and both Jane’s innocence and the retreat at risk, she must rely on her creative chops to unlace the truth behind the beloved librarian’s disturbing demise. Because if the killer’s patterns aren’t pinned, Cora’s handiwork could end up in stitches . . .

Cat Got Your DiamondsCat Got Your Diamonds (Kitty Couture Mystery #1)
by Julie Chase

Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker’s dream come true–until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon. And Lacy becomes public enemy #1.

Now Detective Jack Oliver is hounding Lacy, and her Furry Godmother investor wants out before his name is tarnished by association. To make matters worse, a string of jewel heists with suspicious ties to the murder case has New Orleans residents on edge. To save her dream, Lacy must take a stand, put her keen eyes to work, and unravel what really happened at her shop that night. But can Lacy sniff out the killer cat burglar in time to get her tail-raising designs on the catwalk?

Witty and whimsical, Cat Got Your Diamonds, the first in a new cozy series by Julie Chase, will be the cat’s meow for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Miranda James.

Now it’s time to vote!


34 responses to “My To-Be Read List #26: poll

    • The party planner part was one of the things I liked about the first book. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue the series, but then I saw this one and I just couldn’t resist requesting it. I am curious about the Halloween setting in this one 🙂
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    • That title is so long I like your idea of shortening it to just Your Party! Having read the first book I have to admit I only skimmed the blurb of this book, but that cover convinced me to continue the series.

    • I agree these cozies covers really are awesome. And I thought it was awesome this one seemed to have a bit of a Halloween/ fall theme.

  1. I voted for Cat Got Your Diamonds because I am all about my two cats so that appealed to me the most. The cover is pretty great as well!

    • I love books that feature pets or animals of some kind, so that part did catch my attention as well. And the cover is great indeed!

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