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By Elizabeth Craig

Who says that an addiction has to be a bad thing?  Let’s face it: cozy mysteries definitely have the ability to hook us and pull us in. There’s nothing better at the end of a long day than to wind down with a good book. Or during a lunch break.  Or while having a mid-morning snack.

Here are six reasons to be addicted to cozy mysteries:

  1. Two words: quirky characters. Whether it’s the sidekick or one of the suspects, it’s fun to spend time with someone who walks to the beat of a different drummer.
  2. Discovering another amazing recipe to add to our collection. Is it just me, or does your stomach growl when you read cozy mysteries?  I’ve read about picnics, barbeques, and potlucks where the food was so vividly described that I could practically taste it.
  3. Wondering whether there will be a second victim and hoping it will be that really irritating character. You know the one. And if the really irritating character isn’t the victim, you hope she’ll end up being the killer.  Because there’s got to be some sort of justice.
  4. That interactive feeling we get when we feel like we’re investigating alongside the sleuth. I get so immersed in the story that I feel like I need to clock in and clock out because I’m a real investigator.
  5. Feeling smug when we’ve figured out whodunit. Isn’t that the best feeling? We’ve thought of some clue back on page 27 that now has special significance. We’ve connected the clue to a suspect and we know the perp!
  6. That baffled delight when we realize we got the killer completely wrong. And then having all the clues, the motive, and the puzzling bits fall right into place.

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About the author: Elizabeth writes the Southern Quilting mysteries.  She lives in Matthews, North Carolina, with her husband and two teenage children.  To receive a free ebook, book updates, and recipes, sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/kCy5j , or by visiting her website.

 Tying the Knot 

By Elizabeth Craig,  A Southern Quilting Mystery

June 2, 2015, $7.99

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