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Subject: What are cozies?
Date Posted: 10/25/2007 12:48 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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There are a lot of people on here that say they like to read cozie books.  What are they?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Date Posted: 10/25/2007 1:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2007
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Generally a series of mystery books with the same central characters and location, and not a lot of gore.  The central character is not law enforcement, but solves crimes.  There's usually no overt violence.

Example:

Story 1: A owns a tea shop in a small town.  When A's friend's husband is killed, A's friend falls under suspicion, so A tries to help her out by investigating on her own. Story 2: A finds a body outside her shop, and decides to ask some questions, but runs into trouble.

Date Posted: 10/25/2007 3:29 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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If you head on over to the mystery forum you may find some threads of interest to you.  And if you locate a book title you like here on PBS and it has a tag that says cozy or something, try clicking on it.  I've recently started reading them and have enjoyed them so far.

Date Posted: 10/25/2007 3:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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Thanks for your help Julie and Sharon.  I appreciate it!