Cozy Mystery Spotlights and Interviews
The new year is always filled with fresh prospects, new beginnings and hope for
a better tomorrow. Yet sometimes, you just want to hang onto what made you
comfortable last year. The time-tested and proven.
As a mystery reader, its no different. Your favorite sleuths hold a special
place in your heart you aren't about to give up. And why should you? Yet you
still can't resist the shiny and new cozy Read More...
It's hard to pick the best mysteries of the past year, especially when I'm
limited on space. I don't feature a book I don't love, so if you've seen it on
the Cozy Corner, you
know I adored it. Yet each year I torture myself by trying to list the best
mysteries, and considering I never come close to reading Read More...
The rat race has begun! For many, the menorah is lit. Or the tree is decorated.
The lights are hung. The list is complete. (Until they add to it again.) The
shopping has started—on and off-line. The weather is cooperating. Sorta. And the
parties are out of control!
But all you want to do is relax. So here’s a few cozies to help you do just
You know it's going to happen. You're going to need to escape. Because on
Thursday afternoon, Uncle Bill will be deep in the eggnog—except he won't be
drinking the same eggnog everyone else will be enjoying. Uncle Bill's special
blend will come from the flask in his pocket, and the more he drinks, the louder
his political jokes will get.
If he was the only one you had to worry Read More...
The week of Readers & ritas is always a busy one in North Texas. Games to
prepare, baskets to put together, and the dreaded hunts through closets for
clothes that still fit. To top that off, I have edits to complete—Yikes!
Needless to say, my thoughts are racing at night and going to sleep can be a chore.
To relax and get my mind off my to-do list, I’ve decided to turn Read More...
The cozy temps of fall are just starting to reach Texas, bringing with them one
of my guilty pleasures—snuggling up with a fuzzy blanket and a good mystery in
front of the fire pit in my back yard. The thought of sitting in my comfy lounge
chair with the fresh scent of a fire wafting through the air has allured me away
from my desk the last couple nights. Once the fire was lit Read More...
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of A Magical Cat
Mystery series, Sofie Kelly. Her latest mystery, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES,
scratched my funny bone on the very first page and I had to get the scoop on her
adorable felines. I know Read More...
This week I’m featuring three cozies that caught my attention with their titles.
I love a good, quirky title. To be specific, one that can make me smile or
release an inner snicker at the puniful twist the author used. Not only does it
give a good sense of what the book is about, but it also gives the reader a
taste of the author’s sense of humor. I dare you not to Read More...
It’s time to travel across the pond with author Alexia Gordon to the land of
shamrocks and leprechauns. Actually, we won’t be visiting any leprechauns, but
ghosts and symphonies are another story. Alexia’s fictional world may not be
magical, but her research and writing will happily engage cozy mystery readers
from beginning to end in her Gethsemane Brown Mystery
The best way to deal with the heat of summer is to find a place in the shade, or
the air conditioning;), and read an incredible mystery. Mysteries full of spunky
characters who act as spies, and everyday Janes who aren’t about to let the
wrong person be accused of murder. Read about a woman who loves her fiancee
beyond any claim to the thrown, and a woman who will do what it takes Read More...
Is it hotter than Hades everywhere? Sweltering heat that makes the pools feel
like bathwater, and the lakes a petrie dish for bacteria? We’ve had blistering
heat that won’t relent, so this week I decided to step into the shade and enjoy
what the shadows bring. I wanted to test the darkest corners and see
what little monsters I could find—embrace every deadly kiss
the Read More...
Whether you like to sit on the porch with a hardback book in your hands, or with
your Kindle or Nook on your lap, this week I’ve chosen four mystery must-reads
to enjoy during your summer nights. Pour a glass of iced tea and join these
great heroines and their quirky sidekicks in a cozy corner—each one is a treat
not to be missed!
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