My favorite type of mystery is the kind where I have to read the whole book in order to figure out the ending. My second favorite type of mystery are the kind where I learn something new and interesting. I am a serious Louis L’amour fan (he is a cowboy/western book author and hardboiled detective author) and I loved his books because they stayed out of the bedroom and provided a tremendous amount of information with regards to the subject of the book.
Most of my favorite authors come from books that I checked out from the library. I used to get into trouble reading books during my academic classes. Later on, I released how much it cost when I didn’t return books, (almost as much as the book itself). About that time I started to review books, which was okay. I wasn’t able to get that great of books, but they were okay.
Then a Linked connection sent an email requesting that people review her book from Netgalley. I became addicted and really need to keep up with the books I request. Now, I discovered that I really needed to know my genre, all of the them. I review books from several different genres, but we are here to discuss Cozy Mysteries
My favorite and go to site is:
A Guide to Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books and DVDs
Welcome to the Cozy Mystery site!
However, there are several cozy mystery sites that provide countless types of information on upcoming book releases, authors and a variety of series or stand alone books.
I like most cozy mysteries. I like the format. I like most of the main characters. I like most of the settings. I like the various careers and businesses that the characters in the book hold while they solve mysteries.
This fact came to pass the last time I read a cozy mystery. I realized that I like the fact that most of the main characters are women and most of these women have relocated to another part of the country. Most of them have gone back home or close to home and restart their lives. Some are divorced, some are widowed, some are married and some are single. They all are starting over after leaving a fairly successful career from which they were laid off, needed at home (death, divorce, money) fired or the job has ended. The jobs I like best are the ones that are the most plausible and compatible with sleuthing. Some I have to just laugh at because they have to juggle and still make a living.
Recently I was reading “Haunted is Always in Fashion” and this woman owns and operates a vintage clothing shop, has a ghost or two who are always around and she blogs. I like this because this is what I would like to be doing. I would like to have a successful blog and career that I can maintain at the house or while we are traveling. I know it will happen, I believe to be eventually something that will happen because it is God’s plan. Right now I have to get straighten out. Anyway, I really enjoyed the book and like her style.
In addition, I learn a lot. As stated in the above paragraph the main character provides information about vintage clothing, another tells me a lot about herbs, another emends me how much I like crocheting and knitting, then there is cozy mystery that deal with embroidery and another concerning quilting. I tell you there are so many crafts that an individual can do at home and make a living.
While I enjoy certain aspects of my job, I would like to be writing about it, and not just teaching. I am applying for work as a curriculum writer and instructional designer. I am very excited that I am not getting interviews and publishers are requesting samples of my work.
Some day I may be writing about a curriculum writer who blogs, while the main character sleuths in her free time.