Cozy Mystery/Crime Book Discussion

For September 2020 we'll be reading Cozy Mystery/Crime books.
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Cozy Mystery/Crime Book Discussion

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For this month, we will read Cozy Mystery/Crime Book Books.
  • Crime: It's a genre that presents crimes, the investigation to the crimes, criminals, and their motives in a fictional way. Most times, suspense and mystery are woven into the book's plot.

  • Cozy mystery: This is a subgenre of crime, where sex and violence are toned down or presented in a light/humorous manner. The crime at hand is usually taken place in a small intimate community. These books are considered to be "fun reads" and usually features an amateur sleuth.
Here are some guiding questions:
  • What are you reading/have read for this month?
  • Were there any other genres featured in that book?
  • What are some characteristics that you see in the book that seem unique to the genre?
  • What rating would you give this read?
  • Would you recommend the book you read? Why or why not?
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This sounds like a perfect excuse to re-read some of the Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers books I loved as a child. I don't think there's any need to recommend Agatha Christie as she's so well-known already, but for anyone that hasn't heard of Dorothy L Sayers and her Lord Peter Wimsey books, I'd heartily recommend them for this month's theme, as they're classic cozy mystery books.

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coepi wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 08:11
This sounds like a perfect excuse to re-read some of the Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers books I loved as a child. I don't think there's any need to recommend Agatha Christie as she's so well-known already, but for anyone that hasn't heard of Dorothy L Sayers and her Lord Peter Wimsey books, I'd heartily recommend them for this month's theme, as they're classic cozy mystery books.
I love Agatha Christie and read all her books.

I have read a couple of Dorothy L Sayers' books and plan to read more of her books.
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coepi wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 08:11
This sounds like a perfect excuse to re-read some of the Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers books I loved as a child. I don't think there's any need to recommend Agatha Christie as she's so well-known already, but for anyone that hasn't heard of Dorothy L Sayers and her Lord Peter Wimsey books, I'd heartily recommend them for this month's theme, as they're classic cozy mystery books.
I have read some of Agatha Christie's books but I had not heard of Dorothy L Sayers until you mentioned her. I'll have to check her out, thank you for the recommendation!

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My introduction to crime novels was through a series called the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries. They took place in a small town and the main character was a well known cook who also owned the Inn. Most of the crimes were ones such as a stolen prize winning recipe or similar subjects. It was the perfect introduction to the intrigue of crime novels with the safety of nothing too implicit.

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