Author: Peter Kobrak
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science
Cozy politics, Peter Kobrak contends, is shredding the already fragile fabric of political rapport between citizens and their government. Exploring the insidious system that encourages elected officials to cooperate with their supposed opponents - rather than with their own constituents - he reveals the enormous power that wealthy donors and interest-group supporters wield over politicians, congressional decisionmakers, and agency agendas.
Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow – a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet... who was once suspected of murdering her husband. Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset – least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead? Death of a Cozy Writer was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008, nominated for a Left Coast Crime award (the Hawaii Five-O for best police procedural), short-listed for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery, nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the David G. Sasher, Sr. Award for Best Mystery Novel. G.M. Malliet's Death of a Cozy Writer won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel and a silver medal for the IPPY awards in the category of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller.
Author: Tess Lake
Publisher: Tess Lake
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Love and Shakespeare have come to town! Harlow Torrent, Slip Witch, is just trying to make a buck as assistant to Hans Holtz, tyrant director of The Taming of the Shrew. When he’s poisoned by an unknown assailant and the play comes under attack, Harlow is pulled into a dangerous mystery decades in the making. Between venomous wildlife, magical lizards, mad protesters, weddings, a proposal and an Aunt Cass last seen in a hardhat and tool belt heading into the stormwater drains, Harlow must contend with a magical force driving the town mad with love. All is fair in love and war… but Harlow is going to need help if she is to survive this one… Book #7 of the Torrent Witches Cozy Mysteries series.
Murder has tainted the cozy town of Not-So-Normal. Between oddities, chaos, and confusion, Katy Wallace can't help looking for answers. Too bad her magic is rusty. Without the help of witchcraft, she'll have a spell of a time finding answers. Magic is only good when you know how to use it, and in her forties, Katy's been out of school for way too long. In a trio of fun stories, Katy teams up with her best friend, her crazy cat, and a cookie-jar spirit to unravel the truth. Her husband isn't thrilled with her digging into things, but Katy can't seem to help herself. Cozy Witch Mysteries is perfect for fun, light reading. It's family-friendly with no gore or foul language. Note: previously titled The Soup and Sand-Witch Cozy Mystery Series
Author: Sarah Biglow
Publisher: Sarah Biglow
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Debts must be paid in the third installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery novella series. Kalina longs for a stress-free Thanksgiving, but the family holiday turns treacherous as her sister's college roommate, Savannah, appears on their doorstep, desperate to find her missing husband. Savannah is like family and Kalina vows to track down the missing man. But Savannah's husband was keeping secrets. Debts are owed and must be collected, even if means paying with one's life. Will Kalina risk her own safety in the name of giving her friend closure? Scroll up and 'Buy' for your copy today!
Season Of Cheer For the first time in years, Christmas brings hope to Bygones, Kansas. But for Josh Barton, Main Street's coffee shop owner, it brings back sad memories he'd rather forget. He's a new man, with a new life and faith now. Still, he hides a huge part of himself from his neighbors—and from one very inquisitive reporter. Whitney Leigh seems determined to uncover the mystery of the town's recent windfall, and Josh could help her. But that would mean opening up his guarded heart. Can a man who thought family and Christmas were only for others find a forever home where he least expects? The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step—and heart—at a time.
Cozy Clozy - From Fibers To Fabrics is a short story that shows the following. Why are fibers made into things? How are clothes made and colored? What things are made out of fibers? Who uses fabrics? The brief, fun flowing words complimented with colorful and clear pictures share a story children love to hear. After reading the book, children take an active interest in cloth. They notice different fibers and fabrics in their world. Adults also find themselves looking at labels and understanding textiles more.
A feeling of warmth, of security and of nostalgia-that's what Jill Larson Sundberg and Michael Larson provide us in their newest book, Cozy Cozy. Their memories detailed on these pages apply to people of all ages. All of us can remember with fondness our most precious "Cozy Cozy" times. In this work, the authors recall and catalog a variety of "Cozy Cozy" moments as children-as well as the "Cozy Cozy" moments they have continued to enjoy in their adult years. Their recollections certainly will help you, whatever your age, remember "Cozy Cozy" moments of your own. In Cozy Cozy, you will find wit and wisdom, hope and aspiration, and thoughts that will help lift you during the difficult times we all confront in our lives. Remembering and relishing our "Cozy Cozy" moments can help all of us live our lives to the fullest. The reminiscences here about the things that made us feel so wonderful and that enriched our lives will leave you feeling nostalgia for a time when being "Cozy Cozy" provided the best possible reward. We wish all of you a "Cozy Cozy" life.
Knitting is all the rage, but did you know crocheters outnumber knitters 3 to 1? Cozy Crochet does for the hook what Knitting Pretty did for needles, with 26 step-by-step projects that will appeal to the sophisticated tastes of the new generation of crocheters. Ranging from simple projects for new converts to more advanced patterns for seasoned crafters, the creations in Cozy Crochet are fresh and contemporary: stylish striped throw pillows, an embellished clutch purse, a delicate wrap for a night on the town. A comprehensive learn-to-crochet section teaches the basics in plain language with 65 helpful diagrams, and each project is accompanied by a beautiful full-color photograph. Appealing, accessible, and utterly original, the designs in Cozy Crochet will have readers hooked.
[BookStrand Contemporary Romance, HEA] Artist Cookie Lucus is compelled to rethink her flirtatious, carefree life when a carnival psychic predicts a future love interest with a mysterious hot stranger. Armed with a string of unusual promises, she's determined to decipher the old woman's cryptic message. Slade Hunter is searching for lost treasure off the coast of Florida. Using the theme of Treasure Island, he plans to build a resort on the outskirts of town and no one is going to stand in his way, until curvy artist Cookie Lucas stimulates his unsettled lust. Divided between the project and the woman who haunts his sexual thoughts, Slade slowly grows accustomed to Cookie in his life. When Slade is almost lost at sea, Cookie learns she's pregnant and decides to keep it a secret. Soon, Slade discovers the treasure. This is happiest day of his life with the woman he loves by his side, but it's short lived when he learns that she's pregnant and has another secret. Can Cookie and Slade find true love, or will sudden danger and hidden secrets tear them apart? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
Work is never easy. Each day, you work with many different types of people-your colleagues, boss, subordinates, clients, and vendors. Some of these are easier to work with than others. It is common for people who have poor relationships in a workplace to fight meaninglessly with each other, never really resolving their differences. As a superior, you will face problems if your staff members are not performing well; it is important to manage them carefully to ensure that tasks and projects are completed on a timely basis. In Cozy Office, author Sonice Chau shares her knowledge of Chinese metaphysics and explores ways in which various techniques can be put into practice in the work environment. Chinese metaphysics contains profound knowledge that can be very useful in everyday life and situations, if you know how to apply it properly. Cozy Office offers insight into BaZi, Face Reading, and FengShui-techniques that provide simple yet practical methods for enhancing your working relationships and achieving success at work. Start your journey toward a better working life today.
Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
Release Date: 2014
Murdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. In the first book of this exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part-time consulting work in Cozy Pines, Oregon. When Riley is asked by an old flame, Brent London, a bestselling mystery writer, to help him spruce up his man cave as a newly single man, she readily accepts the assignment. But when she discovers him bludgeoned to death with a pool cue in his man cave, she finds herself thrust into the investigation to track down the killer. The suspects are many, including three of Brent’s four ex-wives, two girlfriends, his niece, a former research assistant, a financial advisor, and his housekeeper. When two people are arrested for Brent’s murder, Riley is less than convinced that the true culprits are in custody, and makes it her mission to prove otherwise. An alleged suicide and confession seems a bit too pat for Riley, who risks her own life to get at the truth. Fans of cozy mysteries will find Murdered in the Man Cave the perfect start to an entertaining and all-consuming cozy series.
Are you into complicated police procedures or detailed forensic evidence? If so, my book’s NOT for you! However, if you enjoy solving simple, short and cozy-type mysteries, my book might be your cup of tea! Speaking of tea, read “Clues in a Teacup.” Three of the thirty-five mysteries in this book happened to people in my family. I share which ones at the end of the book, plus the solution to each mystery. Romance is clearly in the air in “Goosebumps & A Gift Basket,” “Mystery Lane,” “Sleepwalking Intern,” and “Memories in a Guestroom.” Do you enjoy easy recipes? Check out “Undercover at Innisfree.” In “Pink or Blue Secrets” a mother-to-be plans on reading the results of her ultrasound test at her baby shower. In “Till Theft Do Us Part” a bride learns wedding boutiques will stop at nothing! Would you enjoy having your hair done at the new salon “Curl Up and Dye?” What happens when a lawyer visits the library and sees a ghost? You’ll find the answer in “Ghost in the Library.” A fun read for a cozy afternoon! How many can you solve?