Do you love to curl up with a cosy mystery and a good cup of tea or coffee? Join us on a monthly basis at Starbucks in Newmarket, Ontario to discuss our latest selection. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and finish by 8:30 pm. Members take turns to select a cosy mystery for the following month. Click the Selected Books tab to see what we're currently reading.
Not sure what a cosy mystery is? Cosy mysteries are a sub-genre of murder mystery. There usually is a tongue in cheek sense of humour throughout with little graphic violence or explicit sexual content. Often these mysteries are set in a small, somewhat intimate setting such as a country village. Readers of the cosy mystery are often intelligent woman seeking a light hearted, entertaining read that challenges them to figure out whodunnit as the story progresses. Typically they choose books where the main character, an amateur sleuth, is someone they can relate to: intelligent, curious and adventurous even if readers are only armchair adventurers when it comes to solving real life murder mysteries. Quirkiness is a popular trait and fits nicely with the humourous tone.