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 Post subject: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina—which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:33 pm 
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...well, that's certainly a literary sub-sub-genre I had never imagined.

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I feel like I've been seeing a bunch of those lately -- take some mundane thing, and build a series of murder mysteries around it. There's a sudoku on, and several different knitting/crocheting ones, and I think I've seen a bakery one, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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I like little cozy mysteries sometimes. Haven't heard of these.

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honestly i think this is a whole sub genre. when i worked in a bookstore i remember very well cheesily titled mysteries like these. some were food themed some where garden themed some were sewing themed......

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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Wow.

This really puts my failures in life into perspective.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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...well, that's certainly a literary sub-sub-genre I had never imagined.


No, the sub-genre is stuff like The Princess and the Hero and The Old Bump and Grinder.

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Cozy mysteries are a very well-defined subgenre. They need a puzzle, a narrow setting or focus, usually an amateur detective a la Miss Marple, and not really much violence. Many are very good. In general, mystery readers don't have a lot of tolerance for cheesy plots that aren't clever, so any of the series that gain any sort of following are usually good.

Diane Mott Davidson, Aaron Elkins, Charlotte MacLeod, Jill Churchill used to be some of my favorites. I'm drawing a blank on others. Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody books mostly fit here too. There are a lot of archaeology, museum, art history type settings. Diane Mott Davidson made food themes popular. Also, cat mysteries (Lilian Jackson Braun).

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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Let's think of other potential book titles for this series. Let's see.

"How to Make a Killing in the Pizza Business"
"Slice of life"
"Six Foot Deep Dish"

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I read one from a series that was based around dog shows, my mother in law picked it up for me at the library on a lark. I had to laugh at it but felt it was pretty cheesy and the ending was too obvious.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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See, cause sub is short for "submarine," which is a kind of sandwich.

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FootFace wrote:
See, cause sub is short for "submarine," which is a kind of sandwich.


Oooooooooooooooooh. Yeah!

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I gotta say I kind of love this concept?

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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FootFace wrote:
See, cause sub is short for "submarine," which is a kind of sandwich.


You KNOW it's a good joke once it's been thoroughly explained.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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Exactly!

Also The Club Club and The Homewrecker's Hoagie.

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 Post subject: Re: Reading is Fundamental—let's all read! #34
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Base it in Massachusetts and uh actually be clever enough to come up with a good name involving the word "grinder." (That's what they call them there. Go figure.)

("Meat Grinder" sounds like an actual order.)

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It's highly possible I want to read these...

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