Cruisin' thru Cosies Reading Challenge
I'm now aiming for Super Sleuth at 13+
Definition: most cozies take place in a small town or village, generally considered "gentle" books, and the sleuth is usually an amateur.
I have concluded a couple of things
- While I enjoy Agatha Christie, I don't much like any other "vintage" cozies.
- It takes a really good, and possibly unusual, cozy story to get over 4.5 from me
- More modern, 21st century, cozy writers do stretch the boundaries of the definition and often contain elements that make you wonder whether you should list it as a cozy. For example, they often have partnerships between an amateur sleuth and a policeman or detective.
- My reading has made me question whether I really understand how to define a cozy. (you might like to leave a comment about modern cozies or writers to look for)
Titles read so far
- 3.5, STIFF UPPER LIP, JEEVES, P.G. Wodehouse
- 4.3, A GRAVE IN THE COTSWOLDS, Rebecca Tope
- 4.4, THE SALTON KILLINGS, Sally Spencer
- 4.2, THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN, Helen Grant
- 4.6, THE JANUS STONE, Elly Griffiths
- 4.0, LATE, LATE IN THE EVENING, Gladys Mitchell
- 4.3, MURDER IN PARADISE, Ann Cleeves
- 4.2, DARK WATER, Georgia Blain
- 4.0, MRS POLLIFAX, INNOCENT TOURIST, Dorothy Gilman
- 3.8, MONSIEUR PAMPLEMOUSSE TAKES THE CURE, Michael Bond
- 4.8, THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE, Alan Bradley
- THE PERICLES COMMISSION, Gary Corby
- 4.4, IN THE TEETH OF THE EVIDENCE, Dorothy L. Sayers