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Interview with Sue Ann Jaffarian | Sharon’s Cozy Corner
Sharon's Cozy corner / January 15, 2010

Sharon’s Cozy CornerAll about the cozy mysteries: interviews, reviews, books I’ve always been a curvy-kind of girl, and proud of it! God blessed this Irish gal with an abundant figure, and I learned long ago to accept them for better or worse! So I was delighted to learn about Sue Ann Jaffarian’s mystery series which featured a big, beautiful amateur sleuth, Odelia Grey! Odelia is a paralegal from California, and seems to have a knack for stumbling into murder after murder. Confident, sassy and smart, Odelia is a charming lady that readers are sure to love and admire. Sue Ann has written four delightful mysteries involving Odelia (TOO BIG TO MISS, THE CURSE OF THE HOLY PAIL, THUGS AND KISSES and BOOBY TRAP,) with the fifth in the series, CORPSE ON THE COB, due out in February. She also has another series, The Ghost of Granny Apples, with the first book, GHOST ALA MODE debuting in September 2009, and another one on the way. And if Sue Ann wasn’t busy enough, she is working on a third series, with an adorable vampire couple as the main characters! This is one productive gal! So I was happy that she could spare…

Sharon’s Cozy Corner | Celebrate the holidays with a Christmas-themed cozy mystery!
Sharon's Cozy corner / December 1, 2009

Sharon’s Cozy CornerAll about the cozy mysteries: interviews, reviews, books The holiday spirits are warm, but the winter weather is as chilling as the mysteries on tap as we venture into December. With Christmas upon us, I thought we’d take a look at the lineup of cozy mysteries with a holiday theme to them. Nether snow, ice, or murder weapons of choice will keep the following authors from dishing up an exciting batch of cozy mysteries sure to entertain us this festive season. I mentioned Cleo Coyle’s HOLIDAY GRIND: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Berkley Prime Crime, Nov. 3rd) last month, and I include it here again because it is just a delightful holiday offering. The mouthwatering recipes alone makes this novel worth reading, but Coyle also delivers a delicious thriller with a side order of romance that will warm reader’s hearts while it tickles their minds and appetites. The holidays are coming and that means more than just eggnog lattes and gingerbread biscotti to Clare Cosi, owner of the Village Blend coffeehouse. But when she finds her friend Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa, brutally gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince Clare…