Welcome to Cozy Mystery Wednesday !
What is a Cozy Mystery?
Cozy mystery (or cosy mystery, in British English) is the gentlest subset of the broad genre of crime writing. As its name suggests, it’s a comfort read that leaves you satisfied and at one with the world, rather than scared to sleep alone with the lights out.
What Makes a Mystery “Cozy”?
The tone of a cozy should be upbeat, optimistic and light-hearted. The setting should be the kind of place that the reader might long to live in or to choose for their vacation:
- a pretty rural village where everyone knows each other (village gossips and net-curtain-twitching snoopers help move the plot along!)
- a traditional seaside town with scenic views and diverting entertainments
- a closed, self-contained community such as an island or self-contained hotel resort.
Places that are all alluring enough until the dead bodies begin to turn up…
Cozy Mysteries by Themes
- BRITISH -ENGLISH COZY MYSTERIES
- HISTORICAL MYSTERIES / PERIOD MYSTERIES
- ANIMAL THEMES:
- CULINARY – COOKING THEMES:
- SUPER PARANORMAL MYSTERIES:
- VACATION MYSTERIES or MYSTERIES THAT TAKE PLACE IN EXOTIC LOCATIONS:
- PROFESSIONS, CAREERS, JOBS, or OCCUPATIONS:
- SENIOR SLEUTHS:
- MYSTERIES SET IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:
- MYSTERIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS:
- MYSTERIES THAT ARE SET IN SPECIFIC STATES: