Friday, September 26, 2008

Amateur Sleuth Challenge (6/14/08 - 12/31/08)

Finished Challenge: 9/8/08

This was a really fun challenge. I enjoy cozy mysteries so much, so anytime one is going on, you can count on me to sign up!

I found a new author that i LOVE - M.C. Beaton. The Agatha Raisin series is awesome and I have been reading right along through the series. Have read the first 5 in the series at this point and am planning on continuing through the rest. May even try her other series as well.

I also tried a re-read of an old childhood favorite, Trixie Belden. This one did not live up to all that I remembered, though. It took me a long time to finish, and I will not be pursuing the series any further.

Read the latest in Laura Levine's series. Another great one from her. Looking forward to the next.

Started a new-to-me series by Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant. Really enjoyed it and am sad to hear the authors will not be continuing the series.

Another new-to-me series was Aunt Dimity's Death. I really enjoyed this one, but have had trouble starting the 2nd book in the series. Hope to be able to get into it and continue with the series.

Also finished the next in line from Maddy Hunter. Didn't enjoy this one quite as much as some of the others in her series, but will be continuing with the next.

1. Top O' the Mournin' - Maddy Hunter (International Tour Escort)
2. Killing Bridezilla - Laura Levine (Writer-for-Hire)
3. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death - M.C. Beaton (Retired)
4. Trixie Belden: The Secret of the Mansion - Julie Campbell (Schoolgirl)
5. Simmer Down - Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant (Secretary for a Sexual Harrassment Organization)
6. Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton (Temp Agency)