This is quite a recent development. The idea is, on the face of it, ludicrous. One cannot laugh at murder. However, even Shakespeare’s tragedies have their comic relief. (more…)
Any hint of a love interest in the genre used to be pretty basic.
In the cozy whodunit type of book it served to define people, or provide a motive for the crime, or it was a red herring diverting our attention from the clues. (more…)
Well, why write a book? Lots of work for days, months or even years for some, frustration when it doesn’t work, times of absolute boredom as your brilliant ideas convert to dross on the page. Why do it? (more…)