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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Introducing National Library Week

Today starts a week-long celebration here at The Cozy Mystery Journal for National Library Week. We will be celebrating all week long with features on cozy mystery series that are centred around libraries, and lots of fun giveaways.

Libraries are great friends to cozy mystery readers! The publishers release more books than my book spending budget allows, and I love browsing the stacks at my local library, Regina Public Library, for books to add to my reading pile. They are also a great source for older series, that are harder to find in the bookstore.

My local library is the Regina Public Library and they have an impressive collection of cozy mysteries, both at their Central branch and the various branches around the city. We also have access to the other branches around our province to request titles.

Without my local library I wouldn't be the reader I am today. Growing up in Australia my town had a bookmobile library service and I looked forwarded to stepping into the air-conditioned heaven on wheels every Saturday! Those early experiences with the library made me into the reader I am today.

I love libraries and I'm looking forward to celebrating National Library Week with all our fantastic readers!

This week we will be featuring the following series:
April 10 - Library Lover's Mysteries with Jenn McKinlay
April 11 - Aurora Teagarden Mysteries with Charlaine Harris
April 12 - Cats in the Stacks Mysteries with Miranda James
April 13 - Bookmobile Cats Mysteries with Laurie Cass
April 14 - Ophelia & Abby Mysteries with Shirley Damsgaard

Each day we will feature a series that is set in a library, and we will also be giving away at least one book in each series! A little something from us to readers, to introduce them to a new series.

We also have a fabulous MAJOR prize! This giveaway will be open week-long, and one lucky winner will win:
- A tote bag signed by Charlaine Harris!
- The bag contains FIVE paperbacks from our collection. All fantastic books that we know you will enjoy, as much we have.
- A hardback of The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie.
- Our signature mug "Drink Tea and Read Cozy Mysteries".
- Lots of fun cozy mystery author swag.

To enter:
1. Giveaway is for the prize listed above.
2. Complete the ENTRY FORM.
3. Giveaway is open to residents of International and closes on Saturday April 16, 2016.
4. Winners will be contacted by email.


  1. What a great giveaway. I love cozy mysteries and like you I can't buy every book so I love going to the library.

  2. How fun! Looking forward to the posts this week!

  3. I am a retired school librarian always trying to share the newest and classic cosy mysteries among my friends who love to read.

  4. What a great give away, you can never have enough cozys or totes to carry them. Thank you!