Whenever I tell people the title of my book—A Season for Killing Blondes—they all smile. Even the blondes.
And when I mention that it’s a cozy, they look puzzled and often ask, “What’s a cozy?”
A cozy is a mystery which includes a bloodless crime and contains little violence, sex, or coarse language. The sleuth is usually female and not a medical examiner, detective or police officer. She could be a librarian, florist, teacher, homemaker, caterer…Whatever her occupation, the reader becomes emotionally involved and connected to the sleuth and all the other characters in the book.
It’s a “fun read” that engages the reader. By the end of the story, the criminal is punished and order is restored to the community.
Miss Marple and Jessica Fletcher are examples of cozy mystery sleuths.