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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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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]


Deadly Row to Hoe
Deadly Row to Hoe

A Home Crafting Mystery #6
By: Cricket McRae
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738733081
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Harvest time in Cadyville, Washington, finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm—and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr, her police detective husband. But... [read more]


To Hell in a Handbasket
To Hell in a Handbasket

A Claire Hanover Mystery #2
By: Beth Groundwater
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738727028
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It’s snow accident when a young woman’s icy demise sends Claire’s vacation to hell in a handbasket Skiing with her family in Breckenridge, Colorado, gift basket designer Claire... [read more]


Drop Dead on Recall
Drop Dead on Recall

An Animals in Focus Mystery #1
By: Sheila Webster Boneham
Type: Trade Paperback | English | 9780738733067
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The passions aroused by canine competition can inspire violent fantasies. But when a talented handler falls flat on her face during the obedience trials, Australian Shepherd lover Janet MacPhail can... [read more]


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]


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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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Cover Me in Darkness Cover Me in Darkness
A Mystery

By: Eileen Rendahl
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Don't Tell Anyone Don't Tell Anyone
A Mystery

By: Eleanor Gray
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Judgment of Murder Judgment of Murder
By: C.S. Challinor
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Rhythm & Clues Rhythm & Clues
By: Sue Ann Jaffarian
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Close Call Close Call
By: Laura DiSilverio
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