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Cozy Mystery

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:
  • HOLIDAYS:
  • HOBBIES:
  • PROFESSIONS, CAREERS, JOBS, or OCCUPATIONS:
  • SENIOR SLEUTHS:
  • RELIGIOUS:
  • MYSTERIES SET IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES:
  • MYSTERIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS: 
  • MYSTERIES THAT ARE SET IN SPECIFIC STATES:

Each Wednesday I will be sharing my latest read and review. And an update on my 2021 Cozy Mystery Challenges ….. Lisa