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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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Monkey Wrench
Monkey Wrench

A Quilting Mystery #4
By: Terri Thayer
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738731261
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Dewey Pellicano’s quilt shop has earned a spot in the annual Quilter’s Crawl, and twenty-something employee Vangie has organized a trendy Twitter promotion to boost sales at the... [read more]


Ready, Scrap, Shoot
Ready, Scrap, Shoot

A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery #5
By: Joanna Campbell Slan
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738727479
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With bills piling up and a brassy new partner at her scrapbooking shop, the last thing Kiki Lowenstein needs is a surprise visit from her browbeating mother. But when shots fired into the crowd... [read more]


Murder of the Bride
Murder of the Bride

A Rex Graves Mystery #5
By: C.S. Challinor
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738723358
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Scottish Barrister Rex Graves and his fiancée Helen have traveled to Aston-on-Trent in Derbyshire, England to attend the wedding ceremony of one of Helen’s former students. The dreary... [read more]


Dutch Me Deadly
Dutch Me Deadly

A Passport to Peril Mystery #7
By: Maddy Hunter
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738727042
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Book 7 in the critically acclaimed, bestselling Passport to Peril Mystery series! As a travel escort for seniors, Emily Andrew-Miceli has led her feisty Iowa clan all over the world. This time,... [read more]


Well-Offed in Vermont
Well-Offed in Vermont

A Pret' Near Perfect Mystery #1
By: Amy Patricia Meade
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738725901
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A New Series from Acclaimed Mystery Author Amy Patricia Meade In bucolic small-town Vermont, tapestries expert Stella Thornton Buckley feels out of her element—and not just because she’s... [read more]


Mama Sees Stars
Mama Sees Stars

A Mace Bauer Mystery #4
By: Deborah Sharp
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738726984
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My stars and garters—Hollywood has descended on little ol' Himmarshee, Florida. As animal wrangler for a cowboy film, Mace is on the set when she discovers the arrogant executive producer shot... [read more]


Wined and Died
Wined and Died

A Home Crafting Mystery #5
By: Cricket McRae
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738723341
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Something is brewing in Cadyville, and it's not only dandelion wine. Sophie Mae is intrigued by a recently discovered cassette recording in which a therapist fearfully contemplates her client's... [read more]


Make, Take, Murder
Make, Take, Murder

A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery #4
By: Joanna Campbell Slan
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738720661
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Dumpster diving for her lost paycheck is definitely the low point of Kiki Lowenstein's day—that is, until she finds a severed leg thrown in with the trash. Who'd toss a body part in the garbage... [read more]


Murder on the Moor
Murder on the Moor

A Rex Graves Mystery #4
By: C.S. Challinor
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738719818
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When barrister Rex Graves invites a group of friends to Gleneagle Lodge, he doesn’t anticipate the arrival of an old flame—much less a dead body or serial killer. Rex’s houseguest... [read more]


Berried to the Hilt
Berried to the Hilt

The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries #4
By: Karen MacInerney
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738719665
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When a lobsterman discovers a sunken ship, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is the wreck the remains of the Myra Barton, the missing ship of island sea captain Jonah Selfridge? Or 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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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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The English Boys The English Boys
A Mystery

By: Julia Thomas
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Whispers in the Mist Whispers in the Mist
By: Lisa Alber
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