It’s getting to be the time of year to cozy up with a good book, and I especially love to cuddle up with a cozy mystery novel. Cozy mysteries are defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence; and usually feature an amateur detective, a confined setting, and characters who know one another. Not your cup of tea? Maybe you prefer psychological suspense, thrillers, or vampire detectives to leave you quivering under the covers? Or are romantic suspense or funny amateur detective stories more your thing?
If you love to read mysteries, check out the Stop You’re Killing Me website. If you don’t like any of the mystery sub-genres, I mentioned you can use the Genre Index to find books more to your taste. Like a particular mystery or suspense author? Find ‘read-alike’ books that have the same appeal factors as the mystery books you like. There is also a Job Index (to find books by the character’s occupation), a Diversity Index (to find books by the character’s ethnicity) and an Historical Period Index (to find books by the time period in which the character resides). And, you can keep up with all the new mysteries coming out in hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and large print formats.
So if you are stuck for something to read and you are dying for a good mystery novel, try visiting www.stopyourekillingme.com.
– Diane Christensen, Branch Manager, Harrisonville Branch