Masterclass defines a cozy mystery as a story that "embodies the key components of classic mystery novels—suspense, misdirection, intrigue, and some degree of criminality—while eschewing the graphic violence and profanity that is often embedded in pulpier mysteries." It has become a popular sub-genre of many crime novels, and if you're looking to write a more family-friendly mystery it's the perfect way to go.
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Stephen King is regarded as one of the best (possibly the best) horror writers of the current time. He's written over 60 novels and 200 short stories, spanning over multiple genres—horror, mystery, fantasy, crime, science fiction, non-fiction, etc. If you're a horror or mystery writer, here are 5 Stephen King books/short stories that you should read.
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com 1. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King This novel is a detective-thriller, and also a trilogy. It follows former police detective Bill Hodges as he tries to piece clues together to find Mr. Mercedes, a man who drove a car into a crowd waiting for a job fair. Some readers may … Continue reading 5 Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations