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Cozy Prizes Friday: A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder Review-Agatha Award Nominee

I’m reviewing another Agatha nominee today, this time in the first novel category. If you enjoy light historical cozies, you might want to check this one out. I’ve given my review below, and if you haven’t already, be sure to enter my giveaway for some cozy cash on those Agatha’s.

My Review:

What a wonderful combination of regency romance and cozy mystery! Our amateur sleuth, Frances,  is a recently widowed woman who after escaping the grip of her husband’s greedy family, goes to London to sponsor her sister in the London season. London’s upper crust is being plagued by burglaries and she puts her sleuthing skills to work to catch the robber. Her efforts are hampered when the police suspect her of killing her husband. I enjoyed the unfolding of the mystery, the handsome neighbor, the supporting characters and the historical setting.

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The Mystery Writer Puzzle Is Up- Featuring Agatha Award Nominees

This month’s puzzle features the writers who have been nominated for Agatha Awards in three categories. Best Contemporary Mystery, Best Historical Mystery, and Best First Mystery Novel. Don’t worry if you haven’t read them all, like all good mysteries, there are a couple of ways you can figure out the answers.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a $20 gift card to be awarded after Malice Domestic in May.

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Cozy Prizes Friday: Check Out the Agatha Award Nominees!

Last month, Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the Agatha Awards! I thought it might be fun to read and review a few of these books and to offer a $20 Amazon gift card giveaway to help finance you buying all these books!  
Here is a list of writers and the fiction that will be voted on at Malice Domestic in May.

Don’t forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway! This is book money, people! 
Best Contemporary Novel
Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
Beyond the Truth by Bruce Robert Coffin (Witness Impulse)
Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy (Henery Press)
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best Historical Novel
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
The Gold Pawn by LA Chandlar (Kensington)
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell (Midnight Ink)
Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)

Best First Novel
A Ladies Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington)
Little Comfort by Edwin Hill (Kensington)
What Doesn’t Kill You by Aimee Hix (Midnight Ink)
Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell (Level Best Books)
Curses Boiled Again by Shari Randall (St. Martin’s)

 

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Stay Tuned: My first book up on this list is Edith Maxwell’s, Turning the Tide.