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Traditional & Cozy

Traditionally, a cozy was not just a lighter mystery without blood, gore, or sex with an amateur sleuth. In traditional cozies the rules of fair play are observed. That is, the reader is given all the clues needed to solve a mystery before the end of the book. Readers today are more likely looking for a nice, entertaining, clean story rather than an intellectual exercise, so the rules of "fair play" are considerably relaxed. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Jesica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote are examples are cozy sleuths.

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The Final Reveille
The Final Reveille

A Living History Museum Mystery #1
By: Amanda Flower
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738744735
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As the director of Barton Farm, a living history museum, Kelsey Cambridge is underpaid and underappreciated, but she loves every minute of it. Determined to keep the struggling museum open, she plans... [read more]


The Accidental Alchemist
The Accidental Alchemist

An Accidental Alchemist Mystery #1
By: Gigi Pandian
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738741840
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From USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian comes a modern tale of ancient intrigue Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust... [read more]


Of Merlot & Murder
Of Merlot & Murder

A Tangled Vines Mystery #2
By: Joni Folger
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738740768
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Foul play at the festival When her family's winery becomes one of the sponsors at the Lost Pines Food and Wine Festival, Elise Beckett's spirits soar at the chance to help with their booth. But as... [read more]


Murder at Midnight
Murder at Midnight

A Rex Graves Mystery #6
By: C.S. Challinor
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738739762
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When barrister Rex Graves and his fiancée Helen d’Arcy host a New Year’s Eve party at Gleneagle Lodge, friends and colleagues alike enjoy the evening with drinks flowing freely.... [read more]


Grapes of Death
Grapes of Death

A Tangled Vines Mystery #1
By: Joni Folger
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738737522
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When Elise Beckett’s long-distance beau, Stuart, offers her a dream job in organic horticulture research, she’s torn between the opportunity of a lifetime and her responsibilities at her... [read more]


The Money Bird
The Money Bird

An Animals in Focus Mystery #2
By: Sheila Webster Boneham
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738734873
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Murder Takes Flight For Janet MacPhail, photographing retrievers in training is the perfect way to spend an evening. But a photo session at Twisted Lake takes a peculiar turn as Drake, her friend... [read more]


Eternally 21
Eternally 21

A Mrs. Frugalicious Shopping Mystery #1
By: Linda Joffe Hull
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738734897
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Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for After Mr. Frank “Finance” Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does... [read more]


Brush with Death
Brush with Death

The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries #5
By: Karen MacInerney
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738734590
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For Natalie Barnes, the flurry of trendy artists setting up shop on Cranberry Island promises to be the perfect recipe for relaxing and enjoying the holiday season. But Natalie’s good luck is... [read more]


Picture Perfect Corpse
Picture Perfect Corpse

A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery #6
By: Joanna Campbell Slan
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738735382
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Police detective Chad Detweiler is overjoyed to learn he’s having a baby with Kiki Lowenstein. But when his estranged wife, Brenda, is found shot to death with bullets from his revolver, the... [read more]


Bonnie of Evidence
Bonnie of Evidence

A Passport to Peril Mystery #8
By: Maddy Hunter
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738727059
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Emily Andrew-Miceli, travel escort extraordinaire, and her husband, Etienne, are leading a merry band of globetrotting seniors on a tour of Scotland’s highlands and islands. In addition to the... [read more]


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When I was doing research for my new book, Ghosts of Lincoln, I found a particularly delightful tale in several collections. The story goes that when Winston Churchill was staying at the White House, it was said that Churchill was staying in one of Lincoln's old rooms and emerged from the bathtub, dripping wet and completely naked, to find the... read this article
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A Memory of Muskets A Memory of Muskets
By: Kathleen Ernst
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Unlucky Charms Unlucky Charms
By: Linda O. Johnston
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Salem's Cipher Salem's Cipher
By: Jess Lourey
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The Question of the Felonious Friend The Question of the Felonious Friend
By: E. J. Copperman, Jeff Cohen
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Close Call Close Call
By: Laura DiSilverio
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