April Reading Roundup

Last month I gave a reading roundup post a first try. I’m going to give it another go this month. Last month my focus seemed to be on books related to French cuisine in the middle of the 20th century. This month most of the books fall into the category of cozy mysteries.

Cozy gourmets and murder.

This book marks the beginning of a really good cozy mystery series.

A Cozy Mystery April:

I started back into reading detective fiction a few months ago.¬†As a result, I discovered this whole sub-genre of detective fiction known as cozy mysteries. The cozy mystery is very much like other mystery, but the violence and the sex is downplayed. In many ways the food related mysteries I’ve been reading could be called a sub-genre of the cozy mystery sub-genre. As I go through these books, I’ll talk a little bit about some of the common elements in these as they relate to various series.

There are some similarities between the books. The one I find the oddest is that so many of the protagonists are redheads. Continue reading