Wikipedia explains a cozy as this
"Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as "cozies," are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. The term was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction."
What Cozy's are for me....
I discovered cozy mysteries a few years back, in a chance carousel spin on a trip with my boys to the library, not sure what I was looking for but knowing I liked Mysteries I spun and decided that where it stopped I would CHOOSE BOOKS by their covers.....Best reading decision I ever made.
About the same time I discovered cozy's I discovered Tea...yes how I went my entire life with out drinking tea until my very late 30's is beyond me, perhaps you find what you need when you are ready...
So back to the picking books by their covers, I did this time and time again and found that I really loved these mysteries, strong female characters, small towns and great friendships...Sometimes I would be three chapters in and realize I had to read the entire series, so I would order them from The Book Depository.com where the shipping is always free!
I began pre ordering the books, following the Authors blogs and website and writing to let them know when I really enjoyed their work.
I was recently invited to admin this wonderful Facebook group, where I share my photos daily. Click here to join me on Facebook on The Story Sister's Page....
So with each cozy I always have a cup of tea, its part obsession, part habit, part sanity break. I love loose leaf tea and drink loose tea from Steeped Tea and Davids. Earl Grey de la Creme, Fuzzy Peaches and After Eight some of my current favorites from Steeped.Long Life Oolong, I love tea #7 and Coffee Cake are my current favorites from Davids tea.
I just finished Beewitched by Hannah Reed and I loved it, I will post my review shortly but I should make this blog live, then share it on Facebook and get some dishes done. I invite you to join me for tea and a cozy mystery.
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