Cozy News: February

Cozy News: February

Our next meeting is February 26th at 2:00 p.m. Pacific, and we’re reading Consigned to Death by J. K. Cleland. This is the first in her Josie Prescott, antiques dealer, series and quite a good read. We’re also hearing readings from our contest winners. Lynda and Rosemarie each won the first chapter contest using the winning first paragraph as their start for the chapters. I’m hoping that we’ll collectively encourage our winners to continue on and complete a novel of their own.

We now have 425 members for our club. Our club is growing. I want to encourage each of you to sign up for the newsletter here at We have more news and club products on the website as well as easy connections to purchase the books we review.

Speaking of how many club members we have – not all of you have taken the opportunity to visit one of our monthly meetings. We have a very good time at them and generally have a meeting contest or special event. If you haven’t already attended, I want to encourage you to try it out. We’re on Zoom.

Some of us have joined the Cocktails and Agatha Christie group out of New York. It’s also a fun group, but on Teams instead of Zoom. This month we’re reading the Parker Pyne short stories by Agatha Christie. The club meets on the last Friday of the month at 7:00p.m. Eastern. We gab about everything Agatha Christie including old movies and the more current movie iterations of her books. Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice is a stylized vision of the book we, The Cozy Mystery Book Club, read for October, Halloween Party. It’s supposed to come out in September of this year. I’m looking forward to it, even if it’s going to be a wildly different environment for the action. Branagh’s films are usually so well costumed that I envision myself using some of the same material to sew. I never do. Who really wears a floral print silk caftan outfit for gardening?

I’m including a list of the books The Cozy Mystery Book Club is planning to read for the upcoming months. On occasion the book choices change, but if a book selection changes we’ll give you plenty of plan ahead time. This way you can reserve your books at the library or make a plan to purchase or borrow the books from a friend.

February: Consigned to Death by J. K. Cleland

March: Vinyl Resting Place by Olivia Blacke

April: Misty Simon (aka Gabby Allan) visits – members choose any of her books

May: A Cotswold Killing by Rebecca Tope

June: Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

Visit our Calendar section for more items happening this month.

Meanwhile, Happy, happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you get plenty of chocolate candy and flowers and enjoy every delicious moment of them! See you on the 26th!

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