Cozies without cats or dogs?

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Cozies without cats or dogs?

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1BeckyJG
Apr 5, 2015, 4:36pm

Hello--

I'm a bookseller and a long time LT member. I don't know cozies as well as I'd like, but would very much like to get more in the store. A customer recently asked me for cozies specifically without cats or dogs.

Suggestions?

Please and thank you.

Becky

2gmathis
Edited: Apr 6, 2015, 8:27am

I'd start with Berkeley Prime Crime titles (little handprint logo): they have scores of series with cozy sleuths that own inns, make scrapbooks, run tea shops, etc. Tamar Myers writes multiple cozy series; probably best known for the Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries--all goofy with a little slapstick.

It's pretty common for the amateur detectives in cozies to own pets. I wonder if your customer was referring specifically to authors that use an animal/pet as a pseudo-narrator (Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown; Carole Nelson Douglas' Midnight Louie series).

3BeckyJG
Apr 5, 2015, 5:33pm

Thank you! I didn't deal with her directly, but I'm pretty sure she meant Sneaky Pie and Midnight Louie type things.

You'd think a seasoned bookseller would be better at sussing stuff out, but every once in a while I have to ask for help. Berkeley Prime Crime is fantastic!

4gmathis
Apr 6, 2015, 8:29am

Seasoned booksellers probably have so much going on trying to keep track of genres, series, bestsellers, and general shopkeeping stuff, there's not much time left to "suss!" :)

5GailL
Apr 9, 2016, 6:27pm

I'm new to this group, so not sure whether these fit exactly. Hot Chill Club by Nancy Thayer (4 in series) may be odd cat/dog in them Great for Middle/Senior women