My Review of Nancy J. Cohen’s “Writing the Cozy Mystery”
Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on March 5, 2014
Thanks to DL Fernandez for his great review of my instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery.
Originally posted on By DLFernandez:
Writing the Cozy Mystery by Nancy J Cohen
In the market for a new, great How-To book on writing? Well, look no further. I keep my eye out for these because they tend to be a wealth of knowledge and experience, packed with interesting ideas and exercises. And I’ve found one that I recommend highly. It’s a quick, efficient read that’ll definitely get your story-brain working.
I’ve been a fan of mysteries for a very long time, from the classics concocted by Conan Doyle, Chandler, and Christie, to modern doozies from the likes of Lehane. Well into my thirties at this point, one of my favorite novels is still a middle-grade cozy puzzle mystery I read in elementary school, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Even as a middle school literature teacher these days, I read that novel with my 6th graders as part of a larger unit…
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