For the Love of the Cozy Mystery

 

Ever since I started playing “Criminal Case” on my iPad, I have been intrigued by solving mysteries. Many top mystery books though involve a lot of gore and violence which doesn’t really appeal to me. My mom was the one to suggest reading what is referred to as “cozy mysteries” to me. Cozy mysteries are mystery novels that are not as intense in tone as regular mystery novels and have very little violence and gory scenes.

I started reading cozy mysteries last month and ever since I have been hooked on them. Some authors I would recommend for starting out are Lois Lavrisa, Joanne Fluke, and Gina LaManna. These are all authors whose books I have read and really enjoyed. The characters are very relatable and they are fast-paced books with unique settings and often a lighthearted tone to them.

What has allowed me to open up to cozy mysteries is the fact that lately I have been in a bit of a reading rut. It has been difficult to find books that I can really get swept away in and until last month I wasn’t reading books as frequently as I used to. Now that I have a new found love for cozy mysteries I am reading more and enjoy discussing these books with my mom.

Why would I recommend cozy mysteries over more mainstream mystery novels? There is simply too much drama in the world today and a cozy mystery allows you to get away from all the tension and intensity and soak up a book that doesn’t have too much of that. Now don’t get me wrong—mainstream mysteries are still good books but I just can’t seem to attach myself to them as easily as I do to cozy mysteries.

The next time you visit your local bookstore or library I would suggest venturing over to the mystery section and consider checking out a cozy mystery. I guarantee that you won’t regret it.

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