In This Episode
The Book Evangelists discuss reading and writing cozy mysteries.
- Why aren’t we discussing “The Splendid and the Vile” yet?
- What are our hot caffeinated beverages of choice?
- Lissa’s Reading Slump is OVER! So MUCH READING! She recently finished
- The Roommate by Rosie Danan
- Beach Read by Emily Henry
- Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
- Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
- Miss Buncle’s Book by D.L. Stevenson
Cozy Mysteries and Writing Craft books
- The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly
- Fundraising the Dead by Sheila Connolly
- The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley
- The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
- Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
- The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn
- Murder on the Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn (past the murder, not to the solving bit yet)
- Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams (just the opening setup, stopped before a murder)
- “How to Outline a Cozy Mystery” workbook by Sara Rosett
- Tvtropes.com article on Cozy mysteries
What we discussed:
- Could you, would you, write a mystery?
- Does the “cozy” aspect make murder more palatable?
- Did you notice that cozies predominantly feature female protagonists?
- How does one plan and plot and outline a more complicated story when one usually is not a planner?
Free Cat Content
This episode ends with some free cat content, coinciding with our very first SURPRISE PODCAST GUEST. If you like purring, you’ll like this last bit quite a lot!
Next episode: Marian and Lissa read and discuss Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.
Pssst! Want to See Something Cool?
Marian’s first book is launching in February 2021 and the preorder link for the ebook is available here.
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Music Credit: The music used during transitions in our podcast is adapted from: Jazzy Sax, Guitar, and Organ at the club by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/58382 Ft: geoffpeters