Cozy Mystery Spotlights and Interviews
There are a few things that are an absolute must in the world of cozy mysteries,
but first and foremost are the animals. A quirky, troublesome pet defines the
genre—at least for me it does. I look for the image on the cover, a hint of a
fur baby in the title or the series, and absolutely eat up the pages where the
characters spend time with their ever loyal pet(s). Whether it Read More...
Fall is almost here, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! The summer heat has
dug in its heels and driven me to a cozy air-conditioned corner with a
cold brew, a little spice and a honeymoon to boot—all of them, of course,
fictional. I enjoyed all three of this week’s feature mysteries that took me on
a tour from Monticello, to Seattle, to Pittsburgh, PA. And all three Read More...
I must be dreaming; otherwise Mary Kennedy wouldn’t be sitting in the Cozy
Corner answering all my questions. Yet a pinch of my arms proves I’m not in lala
land, but rather sitting at my computer absolutely thrilled to meet my long time
Facebook buddy, bestselling author of A PREMONITION OF MURDER,
About Read More...
It doesn’t matter where you are, what century you live in, or what culture you
embrace, you will always find a woman on a mission—to better her life, help
loved ones accomplish goals, or improve her community; she is driven to make a
difference. This week I have three women ready to put evil in it’s place. After
all, crime cannot be solved by man alone—but maybe, a woman hell-bent Read More...
Since I’m a secret readaholic who loves cloak and dagger mysteries, my choices
this week shouldn’t put you at death’s door or make you scream bloody murder.
They should make you want to step into the garden where time stands still for
your very own suspenseful reading gala. If you haven’t caught on yet, you will
when you see my top three choices of cozy reads this week.
Come on! The Read More...
Summer vacation doesn’t get any better than a little time off at the beach. But
I must have a couple cozy mysteries with me or I’ll get a little antsy—even if
there are no pests around. This month there are some awesome new releases you
are sure to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a paperback, or an eBook for your
Kindle or Nook, I’ve got four great suggestions.
Available Read More...
A mystery is not an easy endeavor to take on as a writer, and writing one great
mystery after another, is even harder. Yet for a few exceptional writers, it’s a
feat that is conquered several times a year. Lorraine Bartlett is a
talented bestselling author who defines the category and graciously accept my
invitation to share a little insight to her writing process Read More...
There’s nothing better than sitting on the porch reading a mystery with a summer
breeze and a tall glass of iced tea. Unless of course, I’m lying on a beach with
a cozy in my hands. This week I’m featuring four great novels you won’t want to
miss as you enjoy the great weather, even if mother nature has you cooped up
inside with a thunderstorm rolling through.
And it came true!
Kylie Logan is just one of the many pseudonyms used by National Bestselling
Author, Casey Daniels. To the enjoyment of many, she released a brand new
series in May that will wet your whistle and change your palate. I was delighted
when she accepted my invitation for an interview at the Cozy Corner. Please
Kym: Hi Casey! Welcome to the Cozy Corner!
The various story-lines of cozy mysteries never get old for me. Carving,
cooking, knitting, sewing, surfing, travel, witches. What’s not to like? But my
favorite theme has always been a story within the story. The mysteries wrapped
around an author’s words and bound together in one beautiful package. The month
of June promises to fulfill my late night reading binges with new who-dun-its
from some of the best in the Read More...
WOMAN, A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Darcie Wilde, the
title caught my attention immediately—I had to swallow the affront that stuck
in my throat. The audacity to say a woman is ‘useful.” The cover image of a
historical era ballroom, however, explains the Read More...
What’s in a name?
Everything when it comes to a cozy mystery. It must be witty, eye-catching,
combine a hint about the series and the individual crime all in a couple quirky
words. The author must turn a phrase, or twist it or just toss it out there and
see if the readers catch the pun.
Of course we do—we always do. That’s why we read cozies. They Read More...
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