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First up is one of my NetGalley choices, a cozy that I just finished today. Review will be up sometime this week.
A Story to Kill; Lynn Cahoon
Kensington - 2016
When Thomas Wolfe said you can't go home again, Cat Latimer wondered if he knew he was full of crap. She stood at the turret window looking out on her backyard in Aspen Hills, Colorado. During her marriage, she'd made this circular room into her office. The wall to ceiling built-in bookshelves were now bare, waiting to be filled with the rare and not-so-rare books she'd collected during her two years as an English professor over at Covington College. She brushed her fingers over the cool window glass, not quite believing she was back.
Next up is another NetGalley cozy. I've gotten a couple chapters in, but I'm not quite feeling it yet. Hopefully it'll pick up soon.
A Catered Tea Party; Isis Crawford
Kensington - 2016
One hour before the play
Ludvoc Zalinsky looked at his creation and saw that it was good. It had taken him seven months to create The Blue House instead of seven days, but then God hadn't had to contend with the Longeley Planning Commission or the unions. Zalinsky smiled as he rearranged his top hat on his head. The thing was heavier than he thought it would be, but the costumer he'd bought it from had assured him that this hat was the one that had been used in the 2008 off-off-Broadway production of Alice in Wonderland.Such a creep.
And in an effort to not only read and review cozies, my next pick is a suspenseful thriller.
Salem's Cipher; Jess Lourey
Midnight Ink - 2016
PROLOGUELinden Hills, Minneapolis
Grace Odegaard inserted her key into the top dead bolt and rotated it. The lock slid free with a satisfying slick. She repeated the action with the three locks below, humming to herself, a satisfied smile anchoring her face. The date had gone well. Not great -- she could have done without the corny jokes -- but good enough. He was a high school soccer coach. The conversation had flowed easily. At the end of the night, he'd kissed her. Not too sloppy, exactly the right length of time. He'd even held her face when his lips brushed hers, just like in the movies.
Her smile widened.
"Out late, aren't you?"_________________________________________________________________________________
So which of these seem the most interesting? Any that you think I should drop from my list?