I’m still neck deep in deadlines, but thanks to a broken water main practically outside my office window, which has brought out a fleet of jackhammers and beeping backhoes, I can’t do any writing/editing.
So I’ve finally got time to share something I bookmarked a while ago.
I don’t generally read Maureen Corrigan’s book reviews in the Washington Post, because, while I admire her, I also know we have very different reading tastes, so I’m not likely to find any recommendations there of books for me to read. I may have to check them out more often now, though, since I see she’s a fan of Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series (and so am I — can’t wait for the new one coming in October, All the Little Liars).
Plus, Ms. Corrigan explained something recently about cozy mysteries that I think I knew subconsciously but had never put into words:
One thing I know about mysteries — even the coziest of cozy mysteries — is that whether or not they’re easier reading, the detectives who star in them never take it easy. Like all mysteries, cozies are, deep down, novels that celebrate hard work.
You can read the whole thing at the Washington Post