There's something about a cozy- they are fun, neatly tied up at the end, and the main character is usually a one-off. I especially like a series, where the protagonists become old friends. Full of quirks and idiosyncrasies, they beg to be revisited and we joyously rush to pick up the next mystery.
I'm sure to some writers the series experience is a little different. Instead of hours or days with the characters, they live with them year after year. I'm certain there must be times when Sue Grafton, working on another Kinsey Milhone mystery, clutches handfuls of her hair and shouts, "Why, oh why, did I choose the alphabet?"
Julie Cosgrove has many great stories to her credit, including the Hush In the Storm collection that touches on a dark topic of people-trafficking.
She has now turned her talents to a cozy series involving the Bunco Biddies, a group of retirement home ladies that meet regularly to play Bunco.
I've read the first in the series, Dumpster Dicing and I'm hooked. This is the blurb.
" As Janie and Betsy Ann go for their morning jog, the city sanitation vehicle follows its normal five-mile Tuesday morning route through their retirement community of Sunset Acres. The two Bunco-playing biddies spot a leg dangling out of the dumpster when the truck lifts the trash container high in the air. Someone diced up one of their newest residents—a grouchy loner named Edwin Newman. Did he unpack too much of his dicey past when he moved in last weekend?"
How could you not want to dive into this story? I can't wait till the next in the series. To read more, please click on this link to go to Ms. Cosgrove's Amazon page.
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