Excellent blog on including recipies in czy mysteries!
Cozy sleuths (and sometimes their friends and family members) like to cook. Cozies are, well, cozy, and what’s cozier than the smell of freshly baked bread, cookies redolent with cinnamon and cloves, or a hearty stew, infused with bay leaves, simmering on the stove. There’s a sense of community when people gather together for meals, whether it be for a holiday, family dinner, or to share grief and memory after the death of a loved one. For many reasons Cozy authors intuit this.
When I decided to write Murder in the Museum: An Edmund DeCleryk Mystery, there was no question that it would be a Cozy, it’s a perfect genre for me. And I determined to include recipes for the dishes that my sleuth Edmund enjoyed, courtesy of his wife, Annie.
Cooking is not one of Ed’s strengths, but Annie, an amateur sleuth herself, has some of her…
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