Cozy Corner with Kym Roberts | Murder During the Holidays

It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Yet look at our literary history, we’ve always embraced the ghouls of Christmas past. Our fairy tales are as ...

Cozy Corner with Kym Roberts | Mystery Trip (Part 2)

Last week, you learned about the first half the authors I met at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This week, I have the second group ...

Cozy Corner | Getting Cozy with Every Wicked Man

I hope you've enjoyed our wonderful summer of guest bloggers at the Cozy Corner! I can't thank my fellow mystery authors enough for stopping by ...

Karen Rose Smith | Tea and a New Cozy Mystery Series

I've been drinking tea all my life. My mom served me tea with lemon in winter after I played in the snow. She added orange juice when I caught a ...

Mysteries in the Garden

By Rebecca Adler Try not to judge…but I'm having an affair with my air conditioner. In spite of my desire to cling like a limpet to this ...

Confessions of a Die-hard Mystery Lover

I have something to confess. I. Love. Mysteries. Not only do I write them, but I read them. Um, a lot of them. Not only do I nibble at their ...

Dog Days of Summer

I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the festive Fourth with a bit of fun, relaxation, and a good book. Now that the fireworks are behind us, ...

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Declare Your Independence

Guest writer: Rebecca Adler First, a big howdy to y'all from Texas. Second, a big thanks to the lovely Kym Roberts for this opportunity to ...

The Golden Years

Whoever said these were our golden years, was either living on martinis on the beach or hadn't reached the gilded age when every bone and joint ...

School’s Out Mysteries

The last homework assignment has been completed. The last drive line has been driven. And the last school bell has rung…until August. Mom's ...

Magick in the Barn

by Sharon Pape and Kym Roberts It always amazes me when I approached an author I don't know with a hairbrained idea, and she actually says, ...

Spring for a Cozy Mystery!

Everyone is more than ready for the trees to bloom and the flowers to sprout. The temperatures are finally rising and hopefully *fingers ...

The Joy of Spring Mysteries

It's springtime! Although many of us are not feeling the effects yet, we can benefit from all of the hard work mystery authors did while ...

Recipes for Cinco de Murder with Rebecca Adler

One of the great thing about cozy mysteries are the recipes! Everyone loves to delve into the scrumptious foods authors describe in their books, ...

Teen Drama at its Best—and Deadliest

A Review of S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett, is a fast-paced mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to ...

Sweet Teasers for New Mysteries

This week I'm featuring four new mysteries you can't pass up. These four authors have supplied a variety of different types of mysteries to ...

Lost and Found

A Review by Kym and Gidget Today's blog was a special treat for me. I read the book along with a young reader, and then we sat down and wrote ...

Baby it’s Cozy Inside

The first week of February is always cold. Even in Texas, we're in the thirties and I have to say, the temperature is the one number I want to ...

Cozy Corner | It’s a Cozy New Year!

The new year is always filled with fresh prospects, new beginnings and hope for a better tomorrow. Yet sometimes, you just want to hang onto ...

Getting Cozy with the Best of 2017

It's hard to pick the best mysteries of the past year, especially when I'm limited on space. I don't feature a book I don't love, so if you've ...

Tis the Season to Get Cozy

The rat race has begun! For many, the menorah is lit. Or the tree is decorated. The lights are hung. The list is complete. (Until they add to it ...

Thanksgiving Escape

You know it's going to happen. You're going to need to escape. Because on Thursday afternoon, Uncle Bill will be deep in the eggnog—except he ...

Fall Back and Get Cozy

The week of Readers & ritas is always a busy one in North Texas. Games to prepare, baskets to put together, and the dreaded hunts through ...

Fall into a Cozy

The cozy temps of fall are just starting to reach Texas, bringing with them one of my guilty pleasures—snuggling up with a fuzzy blanket and a ...

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It’s Raining Cats & Sofie Kelly

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of A Magical Cat Mystery series, Sofie Kelly. Her latest mystery, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, ...

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A Puniful Name

This week I’m featuring three cozies that caught my attention with their titles. I love a good, quirky title. To be specific, one that can ...

An Instrumental Interview with Alexia Gordon

It’s time to travel across the pond with author Alexia Gordon to the land of shamrocks and leprechauns. Actually, we won’t be visiting any ...

Getting Cozy in the Heat

The best way to deal with the heat of summer is to find a place in the shade, or the air conditioning;), and read an incredible mystery. ...

Women’s History in Mystery

For Women’s History Month, I felt it was only fitting to pay homage to the female authors of the past who continue to captivate mystery ...

Getting Cozy in the Shade

Is it hotter than Hades everywhere? Sweltering heat that makes the pools feel like bathwater, and the lakes a petrie dish for bacteria? We’ve ...

Summer Mysteries

Whether you like to sit on the porch with a hardback book in your hands, or with your Kindle or Nook on your lap, this week I’ve chosen four ...

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Cozy Corner | Summer Treats

The summer months are full of new treats from fresh fruit at the local market to new flavors of ice cream, all of them mouth-wateringly ...

Time for a Mystery Vacation

By Kym Roberts You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off and relax from all the hubbub that has had ...

A Purely Public Interview with Darcie Wilde

One of my favorite authors is sitting down in the Cozy Corner this week. Darcie Wilde’s tales of regency England enthrall readers with layers ...

Interview with Winnie Archer

Kym: Welcome to The Cozy Corner, Winnie! Kym: Many readers may not know that Winnie Archer is a pen name for your new series, and that ...

A Chance Interview with Susan Wittig Albert

Every now and then I go for broke—take a chance that the biggest names in the industry will answer my requests for an interview. I’ve never ...

Cozy Corner | Spring is HERE!

It’s almost here! Can you feel it? Can you smell it in the air? Well, you can definitely see it in all the fresh new cozies popping up ...

Something Sweet with Sandra Bretting

Missy Dubois is the definition of southern charm in the small town of Bleu Bayou, Louisiana. She’s got sass and spunk, with a style everyone ...

My Mission: Peachy Cozies to Blow You Away

As a reader, book covers catch my eye. As a writer, titles draw me in. My three features this week were complete head-turners that had me hooked ...

Cozies for the Dead of Winter

January is one of those months I find myself snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book instead of doing my grocery shopping. A good ...

The Best of 2016

It’s almost time to sing Auld Lang Syne and as I reflect over the blogs I’ve posted for 2016, I realize what an amazing year I’ve had on ...

Getting Cozy with Charli Rae

Kym: “Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with Charli Rae Warren in her hometown of Hazel Rock, Texas for an interview. Charli is a ...

Small Press Cozies for Cyber Monday

What better way to celebrate Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, than by featuring a few of my favorite e-book authors and publishers! I ...

Getting Cozy and Giving Thanks

Getting Cozy and Giving Thanks November is an important month for our country. It’s a month of freedom and expression. It’s a month of ...

A Royal Interview with Rhys Bowen

I’m very excited to have one of the leading historical cozy mystery writers here at the Cozy Corner. She’s polite and funny, hard-working ...

Pick Your Treat

Halloween doesn’t have to mean adding inches to your waistline, although that certainly is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday;) Our cozy ...

Mysteries Pets Make Fall Thrillers

There are a few things that are an absolute must in the world of cozy mysteries, but first and foremost are the animals. A quirky, troublesome ...

A Spicy Honeymoon with a Brew

Fall is almost here, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! The summer heat has dug in its heels and driven me to a cozy air-conditioned ...

A Dream Interview with Mary Kennedy

I must be dreaming; otherwise Mary Kennedy wouldn’t be sitting in the Cozy Corner answering all my questions. Yet a pinch of my arms proves ...

Woman on a Mission

It doesn’t matter where you are, what century you live in, or what culture you embrace, you will always find a woman on a mission—to better ...

Time for a Gala in the Garden

Since I’m a secret readaholic who loves cloak and dagger mysteries, my choices this week shouldn’t put you at death’s door or make you ...

Meet Lorraine Bartlett (aka LL Bartlett, Lorna Barnett)

A mystery is not an easy endeavor to take on as a writer, and writing one great mystery after another, is even harder. Yet for a few exceptional ...

Cozy Corner: Summertime Crime Spree

There’s nothing better than sitting on the porch reading a mystery with a summer breeze and a tall glass of iced tea. Unless of course, I’m ...

Irish’d for a New Cozy from Kylie Logan

And it came true! Kylie Logan is just one of the many pseudonyms used by National Bestselling Author, Casey Daniels. To the enjoyment of ...

Cozy Corner: I Checked Out A Fatal Chapter, Ripped From the Pages

The various story-lines of cozy mysteries never get old for me. Carving, cooking, knitting, sewing, surfing, travel, witches. What’s not to ...

Jane Austen Lives! Thanks to Darcie Wilde

A USEFUL WOMAN, A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Darcie Wilde, the title caught my attention immediately—I had to swallow the affront that stuck ...

Kym Roberts | Bite into a Cozy

What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to a cozy mystery. It must be witty, eye-catching, combine a hint about the series and the ...

A Strawberry Topped Interview with CC Dragon

I am of the mindset that there’s nothing better than having a ripe, juicy strawberry on top of my dessert, and I’m beginning to believe the ...

A Race for the White House…Kitchen

It’s that time of year! Well, technically it started eight months ago when all the politicians started clogging up the news channels, social ...

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Cozy Corner | Moments of Mystery from 2015

The best part of writing for the Cozy Corner is finding new mysteries and meeting new authors. Some of the series I’ve followed from book one, ...

Cozy Corner | The Gift of Mystery

It’s that time of year! That’s right, you have to come up with an idea for all those people you don’t really know—at all! What do you ...

Cozy Corner: Melissa Bourbon, a Magical Mystery

I met Melissa Bourbon (Misa Ramirez) for the first time in 2009 at Barnes & Noble on the Texas Christian University Campus. I was new to the ...