National Cozy Mystery Day

September 15 is National Cozy Mystery Day!

What is a cozy mystery, and why September 15?

Cozy Mysteries

What exactly is a cozy mystery?

”Cozy mysteries”, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies thus stand in contrast to hardboiled fiction, which features violence and sexuality more explicitly and centrally to the plot. The term “cozy” was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.


September 15

One of the most famous examples of cozy mysteries is Agatha Christie. September 15 was Agatha Christie’s birthday was chosen as the date to celebrate cozy mysteries.

Cozies for you!

I have a number of promotions going on right now with my cozy series.

What the Cat Knew (first book in my paranormal cozy series Reg Rawlins Psychic Detective) is on sale for $0.99 on Kindle.

Gluten-Free Murder, the first book in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series is participating in a group sale on Apple Books. Pick up all of these cozies for just $0.99 each. (Only available on your Apple devices in USA.)

You can get the first three books in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series right now on each platform for $0.99.

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You can get Gluten-Free Murder and 72 other cozy mystery books for free at this Bookfunnel giveaway.

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