Get Cozy with a Great Mystery!
Having just finished the fifth installment of the endlessing entertaining Flavia De Luce series by Alan Bradley, I thought this would be a good time to promote an oftentimes underappreciated genre, the Cozy Mystery. "Cozies" are a subgenre of crime fiction, usually set in small communities and feature amateur sleuths who have great senses of humor. What's not to love, right?
Below is a list of some notable Cozies. Even if you are not a mystery reader, these books are a great light read. The plots are fast moving but the real focus is on the wonderfully witty characters who you will quickly fall in love with.
- Emma Graham mysteries by Martha Grimes
- No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- Isabel Dalhousie mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith
- Agatha Raisin mysteries by M.C. Beaton
- Aunt Dimity mysteries by Nancy Atheron
- Flavia De Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley