Tag Archives: cozy mysteries

Reality, Part II

In my last post I predicted that someone would find something to question in A Fatal Fiction and that it would be something it would never have occurred to me to do differently. I hate it when I’m right! There’s … Continue reading

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Setting as a Character in A FATAL FICTION

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, today writing about setting. In most cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth and his or her friends live in a small town. Creating that environment in a believable way is essential. By the time there are several books … Continue reading

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The Cozy Timeline vs. Real World Events (and a giveaway)

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today pondering, not for the first time, the difference between book time and real time. Cozy mysteries and contemporary romances, two of my favorite types of reading, have this is common: they are set in … Continue reading

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“Not My Idea of a Cozy Book”

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today tackling the subject of reader expectations. No, this isn’t going to be a discussion of what defines a cozy mystery, although that definition plays into the topic. What I want to talk about is … Continue reading

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Does Your Cozy Sleuth Have Superpowers?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, pondering this question, which was inspired by a recent email from a reader. He wrote that he has read and enjoyed all of my Liss MacCrimmon mysteries and plans to buy the new ones as … Continue reading

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Help! In Need of a New Cozy Title

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Last week, in a guest post at Wicked Cozy Authors, fellow Kensington author Maya Corrigan (https://wickedcozyauthors.com/2017/07/28/the-tell-tale-title-guest-maya-corrigan/#comments) talked about using crowd-sourcing to find good pun-laced titles for her food-oriented cozy mysteries. I am blatantly stealing this … Continue reading

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Back to the Old Home Town: Why is this plot device used so often?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today blogging about a topic that came up in the Q&A session after a panel I was part of not too long ago. The gist of the question was: why do so many cozy series … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Advice for Those Who Write Cozy Mysteries

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, stating up front that I love mysteries at the cozy end of the traditional mystery spectrum. Just lately, however, I keep encountering cozies that contain one or more of my personal pet peeves. These are … Continue reading

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One Scene at a Time

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, blogging today about what, for lack of a better word, I’ll call the milestone I aim for when I sit down to begin my day’s work. I gather I’m a bit of an oddball. Most … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Julianne Holmes

Today we host a newly minted author, Julie Hennrikus, writing as Julianne Holmes KF: Julie Hennrikus, we’re delighted to have you visit us at Maine Crime Writers today. You’re launching your first book today. It has a great title: Just Killing … Continue reading

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