Tag Archives: cozy mysteries

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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Murder Without the Gore: Part III

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, finishing up my take on traditional (including cozy) mysteries. You can read part one here and part two here. This segment offers my (often highly opinionated) answers to some frequently asked questions. Why are traditional … Continue reading

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Murder without the Gore: Part II

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, continuing my discussion of traditional mysteries, particularly those labeled cozies. To read part one, click here I’ve seen a lot of discussion about likeable and unlikeable characters. The sleuth, it’s said, should be likeable, as … Continue reading

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