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Old 04-21-2024, 10:39 PM   #2626
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While explaining the concept of cozy mysteries to a German friend who'd never heard the term, they went "How is a MURDER a COZY mystery???"

That's... honestly a very good question.
A Cozy Mystery has a Non-Professional doing the detective work (snooping )

Mystery is any who did it (a crime) Murder sure tops the list in my book.
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Old 04-22-2024, 04:36 AM   #2627
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Also it's not gritty...
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Old 04-22-2024, 08:51 AM   #2628
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What comes with mind is Miss Marple, Midsummer Murders, and Death in Paradise.
Miss Marple qualifies. So does 'Murder, she wrote', for instance. Midsomer Murders and Death in Paradise don't, because the sleuths there aren't amateurs (although they do fit the other qualifications).
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Also it's not gritty...
Like the exact opposite of "noir".
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Old 04-22-2024, 10:31 AM   #2630
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Like the exact opposite of "noir".
Gritty and Noir are sort of distant cousins and can be quite different. Certainly Noir can be a big distance from Cosy, but it's a more a style than indication of content.

It's weird all these cosy (murder) mysteries with contemporary fantasy witches and such.
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