Here are some of the upcoming Cozy Mystery covers that I’ve found recently!
|Lorna Barrett (aka L. L. Bartlett & Lorraine Bartlett) Poisoned Pages (This will be the 12th in the Booktown Mystery Series.)|
|Laurien Berenson: Ruff Justice (This will be the 22nd in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series.)|
|Kaitlyn Dunnett aka Kathy Lynn Emerson): Crime & Punctuation (This will be the 1st in the NEW Deadly Edits Mystery Series.)|
|Kaitlyn Dunnett aka Kathy Lynn Emerson): Overkilt (This will be the 12th in the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series.)|
|Eva Gates (aka Vicki Delany): The Spook in the Stacks (This will be the 4th in the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series.)|
|Mary Feliz: Disorderly Conduct (This will be the 4th in the Maggie McDonald Mystery Series.)|
|Daryl Wood Gerber (aka Avery Aames): A Soufflé of Suspicion (This will be the 2nd in the French Bistro Mystery Series.)|
|Susan McBride: Walk a Crooked Line (This will be the 2nd in the Jo Larsen Mystery Series.)|
|Clare O’Donohue: Beyond the Pale (This will be the 1st in the NEW World of Spies Mystery Series.)|
I am so looking forward to seeing “Early Man” – a claymation movie which is being advertised all over. So, with that in mind, forgive me for going (again!) off the Cozy Mystery topic. I enjoy these movies so much that I have decided to tell you all about some of these movies that I definitely recommend for those of you who may enjoy the “inner child” type of movies.
OK, I admit it. I love the Wallace & Gromit movies. Yes, I know they’re made for children… but they’re also made for adults like me. They are all made with “claymation”. I believe this is achieved through modeling the clay figures & then filming, stopping to model figures again, stopping, etc. I don’t insist on knowing how they are made, I just know I like the results!
Nick Park is the man to thank for all of these delightful movies/television shows. Park is both the creator and animator of these projects:
Wallace & Gromit: If you don’t already know them, let me introduce you to them. Wallace is an “ideas man” and a gadgets-inventor as well as a cheese lover of major proportions. He invents wildly complicated contraptions to solve some very uncomplicated and easy tasks. Wallace’s companion is Gromit, his incredibly loyal, devoted, and very smart dog. If Gromit wasn’t around, it is unlikely that Wallace would be either! Gromit is continuously getting Wallace out of trouble.
Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures is a series of three half hour episodes. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 48 minute movie.
Chicken Run: Hmm… How can I describe this terrific, full-length movie? I guess, just saying “it’s fun” may not be enough… A quick synopsis: Mrs. Tweedy is the mean owner of a chicken farm. The egg-producing chickens decide Mrs. Tweedy is simply too mean – so they stage a prison (or rather a coop!) escape. (A warning for parents of little children – a claymation chicken is killed in the production of this film.)
Creature Comforts: I love the British version of these shows. It’s a show that gives me a kick. (My husband, however, thinks the show was fun at the beginning, but that it got a little repetitive.) It’s all done in the style of a documentary, with animals giving their opinions. Apparently they interviewed people and then made the cutest claymation animal figures to go along with the sound-track. Even animals you wouldn’t think of as cute are transformed to delightfully colorful interviewees. (These are award-winning shows.) I should add however, that since we own the discs, I am able to watch a little at a time, and not feel like I have to watch all the mini-episodes at one time.
Nick Park also created Shaun, the Sheep, which is yet another very fun romp to watch! My husband and I are (slowly) making our way through this fun series.
For more movie and television show recommendations, visit the page on my site: TV and Movies.
Here’s another list of Cheap (inexpensive) Kindles. Some of these might be temporary sales, so make sure you check prices before buying!
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HAUNTED HOME RENOVATION MYSTERY Series:
If Walls Could Talk (book #1)
ART LOVER’S MYSTERY Series:
Feint of Art (book #1)
BRITT MONTERO Mysteries:
Contents Under Pressure (book #1)
Miami, It’s Murder (book #2)
Suitable for Framing (book #3)
Act of Betrayal (book #4)
Margin of Error (book #5)
The Ice Maiden (book #8)
UNDERCOVER DISH MYSTERY Series:
The Big Chili (book #1)
DOG LOVER’S MYSTERY Series:
A New Leash on Death (book #1)
A Bite of Death (book #3)
Paws Before Dying (book #4)
Evil Breeding (book #12)
Sire and Damn (book #20)
Two Vintage Holly Winter Stories (short stories)
Sherry Lewis (aka Jacklyn Brady & Sammi Carter)
SENIOR SLEUTH FRED VICKERY MYSTERY Series:
No Place for Secrets (book #1)
No Place like Home (book #2)
No Place for Death (book #3)
No Place for Tears (book #4)
No Place for Sin (book #5)
No Place for Memories (book #6)
WIDOW AND THE ROGUE MYSTERY Series:
Scandals, Secrets and Murder (book #1)
KATE DOYLE Series:
Dying to Sell (book #1)
PECAN BAYOU MYSTERY Series:
A Dash of Murder (book #1)
Overdue for Murder (book #2)
Doggone Dead (book #3)
Buzzkill (book #4)
Burnout (book #5)
Murder for a Rainy Day (book #6)
Till Dirt Do Us Part (book #7)
HENRY PARK MYSTERY Series:
Color Me Dead (book #1)
PINEY WOODS MYSTERY Series:
Murder of a Good Man (book #1)
(all the following anthologies include stories by multiple authors, with at least one from Teresa Trent)
Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries
Happy Homicides 2: Crimes of the Heart
Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime
Happy Homicides 4: Fall into Crime
Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime
Happy Homicides 6: Cookin’ Up Crim
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Just a reminder >>> be sure to check prices to make sure that these sales are still in effect!