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Flower Shop Mystery Series

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

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1bjohnson09
Jun 5, 2012, 6:11pm Top

Has anyone read these before ? I been thinking about reading them but don't know about them. I don't want to waste money to get them if they arent good.

2LauraKCurtis
Jun 5, 2012, 7:03pm Top

I enjoy them. They're lightweight, not serious. They're kind of "chick lit" mysteries.

3AnnieMod
Jun 5, 2012, 7:15pm Top

cosy is the term I believe.

They are readable in small doses - like all of the wine/food/coffee/whatever mysteries :)

Pick up one - if you like it and want to read more of that - get the rest.

4LauraKCurtis
Jun 5, 2012, 8:12pm Top

They are definitely cozies, Annie, but they even have a more "chick lit" sensibility, in my opinion. That is, while I know some guys who read, say, Donna Andrews' cozies, they wouldn't read the Flower Shop mysteries. It verges slightly into the romance field and there's sort of a madcapness to them, too.

I totally agree. Try one.

5AnnieMod
Jun 5, 2012, 8:19pm Top

Oh, I know - the cozy field got too crowded lately - and that brought variety.

These are the "popcorn" of the genre. I find them relaxing -- all different kind of them. What is funny is that I cannot read chick lit usually - I've tried... it's boring. But these work somehow.

If a series name is about food/wine/coffee/bookstore/whatever - it is usually on the lighter side
Series named after the protagonist are usually more diverse and more on the serious side

At least in most cases :)

6tardis
Jun 5, 2012, 8:19pm Top

This is why I love my public library - costs nothing to try one out :) and if you like it they usually have more.

7LauraKCurtis
Jun 6, 2012, 4:13pm Top

Annie -

Thing that drives me craziest is the puns in the titles. Oy!

8bjohnson09
Jun 12, 2012, 2:28pm Top

Thanks for all the info I will have to check out my local library and see if they have any. They sound like there right up my alley.

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