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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:20 PM

10 COZY DETECTIVE SERIES YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

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10 COZY DETECTIVE SERIES YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE
It's Time to Make Room for Some New Amateur Sleuths!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 BY SOFIE KELLY
VIA BERKLEY

If I were to sum up what makes a cozy mystery in just one word, the word I would choose is connection. Yes, cozies have other characteristics, including no graphic violence, no profanity, and no overt sexual behavior, but at their core these stories are about how we connect with one another. It’s these connections and the loyalties that come with them that motivate the protagonist to try to solve the crime. It’s these same bonds—or lack of them—that motivate others to help or hinder these efforts. And one of the reasons cozy mysteries are so popular with readers is because they feel a connection to the characters as well.

Traditionally, cozy mysteries are set in a small town—St. Mary’s Mead in Agatha Christie’s classic Miss Marple novels and Cabot Cove, Maine, in the popular TV show, Murder She Wrote. My own Magical Cats series takes place in Mayville Heights, Minnesota, which in some ways is like the small town where I grew up. But there are also cozies that take place in big cities. Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse series is set in New York, Greenwich Village to be specific. Leslie Budewitz’s Spice Shop mysteries are based in Seattle, while Los Angeles is the setting for Jennifer Chow’s Sassy Cat books.

More at link. Enjoy.

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Reply 10 COZY DETECTIVE SERIES YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE (Original post)
SheltieLover Thursday OP
MLAA Thursday #1
SheltieLover Thursday #3
tanyev Thursday #2
SheltieLover Thursday #6
tanyev Friday #9
SheltieLover Friday #22
Joinfortmill Thursday #4
SheltieLover Thursday #7
central scrutinizer Thursday #5
SheltieLover Thursday #8
niyad Friday #12
niyad Friday #11
SheltieLover Friday #21
XanaDUer2 Friday #24
central scrutinizer Friday #15
SheltieLover Friday #20
niyad Friday #10
SheltieLover Friday #18
SheltieLover Friday #19
chillfactor Friday #13
SheltieLover Friday #16
nwliberalkiwi Friday #14
SheltieLover Friday #17
XanaDUer2 Friday #23

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:36 PM

1. One of the comments mentioned books by Hazel Holt that sounded good.

Just ordered a couple. Also learned Rhys Bowen has a series with a detective Evan Evans so trying those also. Thanks!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:42 PM

3. I've read Jennifer Chow's series & found it absutely delightful.

Glad you found some new reads! Let us know how you like them pls?

And I've inhaled Sofie Kelly's series. Again fun reads.

Enjoy!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:41 PM

2. I just finished reading all the Kat Holloway Below Stairs Mysteries by Jennifer Ashley

and I really enjoyed them. A nice change of pace to have the focus on a cook and all of the people she interacts with. Plus, I found all the side info about shopping, cooking and serving meals in Victorian times very interesting.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:51 PM

6. Sounds intriguing!

I'm currently reading Ellery Adams' "Pies & Prejudice." Protagonist is opening a pie restaurant...

I love this author's works.

Enjoy!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:05 AM

9. And now that you say that I realize that there are a lot of contemporary cozies that revolve around

chefs, bakers, etc. But it seems to me like most of the things I read set in Victorian or Edwardian times revolve around the upper class, so the Kat Holloway series was a nice change from that.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:11 AM

22. Sounds like a pleasant change

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:47 PM

4. 👍

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:52 PM

7. ...

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:51 PM

5. Also MC Beaton, the Hamish Macbeth series

Lots of fun

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:53 PM

8. I'll give it a look.

Thx!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:09 AM

12. See post 11.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:09 AM

11. Also her Agatha Raisin series (several of which have been turned into a tv

series).

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:08 AM

21. I tried one of these & didn't care for it, but they're so popular

I think I'll try again.

Thx for the nudge!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:53 PM

24. The shows a delight

Its on Acorn

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 07:38 AM

15. And Roderic Jeffries, Inspector Alvarez series

Set on Mallorca

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:06 AM

20. Just checked out "A Question of Motive"

Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:08 AM

10. I just discovered the Gethsemane Brown series. Love the ghost, and the

very laid-back and accepting parish priest. G is a delight.

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Response to niyad (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:02 AM

18. Sounds great!

I'll give them a try, if library has ebooks.

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Response to niyad (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:04 AM

19. Just checked out "Murder in G Major"

Looks like a delightful series! Thx!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:48 AM

13. I read cozy mysteries all of the time

but living on social security I can't afford to buy books. I pay a small Kindle Unlimited monthly fee and read tons of cozy mysteries for free.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 09:57 AM

16. I read 1/day

So buying them would prob cost more than my mortgage.

I get my ebooks from library.

Thx for the tip.

Keep reading & enjoy!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:34 AM

14. Stuart Kaminsky

Wonderful books. Several different dectective lines---enjoyed the Toby Peters stories!!!

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Response to nwliberalkiwi (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 10:01 AM

17. Thx for heads up!

Just checked out "Think Fast, Mr. Peters."

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:52 PM

23. Thanks!

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