Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ellery's Cozy Mystery Contest

Hosted By Ellery Adams

Happy New Year from the Cozy Chicks (including our newest Chicks, MJ Maffini and Mary Kennedy)

It's the first of the month! From now on, the 1st means cozies and contests (and a chance to win an e-gift card for $10 to the bookstore of your choice).

This is how it works: I post a few lines from a cozy mystery. You post the title and author in the comment section. If you can't figure out the title, I'll count your answer as being correct if you can pinpoint the author. Then, I'll draw a random name from the winning guesses and post that person's name on Facebook on the 7th of each month.

And remember, we still have Dru's Cozy Report on the 15th of each month. Boy, 2014 is going to rock!

Okay, here we go! Here are the lines from your first mystery cozy:

"Instead, I was tucked into my cozy kitchen on Cranberry Island, Maine, with my ginger cat, Biscuit, napping on the wood stove and a scene from Currier and Ives framed by my frosted window. Life as an innkeeper wasn't all coffeecakes and walks on the beach…"

Ellery's helpful hint - There's an artist's easel on the cover. Good Luck!