What is a cozy mystery?
Peggy #questionnaire #mystery
I always just picture a softer mystery without all the graphic details? And for some reason, in a small town in the English countryside.
Miss Marple books by Agatha Christie springs to mind.
not harshest crime, no gory details, etc.
@Brenda Miss Marple the elderly sleuth who solves murders and understands the Human Nature in the village of St. Mary Mead ♥️♥️
Brenda Swift Treadaway what is the first book in the Marple series? I’d like to try it. Thanks
The Murder at the Vicarage.
@Marleny Sorry, I just now saw this post. Thanks, @Ines. <3
Crime novels ?
seems like there is food involved a lot lol.
That is very true too in the more recent ones especially.
A cozy mystery is a mystery solved by someone other than the police, ala Murder, She Wrote.
Good wholesome murder ? ?
Thank you, I thought it was a mystery that you would sit and read with a nice warm blanket , a cup of warm something and a kitty in your lap. I am fairly new to murder mysteries so we will see how this turn out for me.
Why not?! https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/76834-the-enduring-appeal-of-the-cozy-mystery.html
A cozy mystery is generally one that is less about violent crime and more about humorous misadventure (people are murdered & whatnot but not in graphic detail). The cozy will usually take place in a smaller, more isolated social setting… A country club, a business convention, a bed and breakfast, a rural town or farm. The sleuth is almost always an amateur, and more likely than not a single lady (one notable exception is The Cat Who ________ mysteries which focus on an elderly gentleman and his two cats).
Basically the cozy is a mystery that is rated G or possibly a slight PG with a focus on wit and often whimsy.
MC Beaton (Agatha Raisin) and Simon Brett (The Fethering Mysteries and Charles Paris) spring to mind. I enjoyed all of these.
I love cozy mysteries!❤
No graphic content, an amateur sleuth, and often some sort of theme (food, pets, crafts, etc.) To read lots of cozy reviews, and/or request free review copies: @Cozy
The hardy boys
Any of the Hercule Poirot detective series books created by Agatha Christie. The beauty of her mysteries is that she could write them in a way that was entertaining and held your attention without tons of violence and never-ending insane action scenes that todays authors bombard us with.
Agatha Christie’s books were intricately plotted with lots of red herrings and clues throughout. She never cheated the reader.
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