According to https://cozy-mystery.com/definition-of-a-cozy-mystery.html: Cozy mysteries have become a booming business. Many cozy mystery readers are intelligent women looking for a “fun read” that engages the mind, as well as provides entertainment… something to “look forward to getting back to.”They are typically in series with characters that engage the reader to have some emotional involvement. Another characteristic of these popular novels is Cozy mysteries are considered “gentle” books… no graphic violence, no profanity, and no explicit sex. Most often, the crime takes place “off stage” and death is usually very quick. They have the excitement of solving a puzzle but not all the gratuitous ick factor that is disturbing and the opposite of relaxing.
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The first full-length cozy mystery appeared in the 1930s, featuring Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. … Lilian Jackson Braun’s The Cat Who… books are an enjoyable series of a dozen mysteries, which other than having a notable male protagonist, are a perfect example of the genre.
Cozy mysteries have enduring appeal. Whether they are traditional, edgy, televised, or featuring a new generation, cozies will continue to entertain readers who enjoy a good mystery in a safe, comfortable setting with smart, lovable characters.https://crimereads.com/cozy-mysteries-arent-going-anywhere-in-fact-theyre-as-popular-as-ever/