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August 08, 2016


Marcia Talley

I agree completely, Charlaine! Coincidently, I'm giving a talk at St Hilda's Crime and Mystery conference in Oxford UK approximately 2 weeks from now and my topic is the cozy mystery. I love the TDTL reference!

Randi Robinson

TDTL is the best description I've heard for that heroine that walks into the empty house with an open door at 3am only to find her killer. As an avid reader and fan of many genres of literature, I love and admire my mystery writers: such as yourselves. I came upon this blog on the Charlaine Harris FB page.I'm an instant addict and will religiously follow the reading selections and the comments of all the femmes. What made me respond was the TDTL comment. I almost have to put down a book when I'm smarter than the main character. I don't go in blindly to anything. Thank you for the cozies, the light mystery and the wild thrillers with love,sex, creatures, and just plain wierdoes. You brighten my life.

Charlaine Harris

Marcia, I know you will have a great time at St. Hilda's. I've never been, but I hear it's wonderful.

I read a short story yesterday where the protagonist, despite signs, barrier tape, and massive inconvenience, persisted in going into an area marked FORBIDDEN. As far as I'm concerned, she deserves whatever she gets.

Randi, yours is the kind of post writers dream of getting. Thanks so much.

Elaine Viets

So glad Aurora is coming back, Charlaine. One my favorites is "A Fool and His Honey." Hope this is the first of many more Aurora stories.

Charlaine Harris

Elaine, it will at least be the first of two! I am working on the untitled second one right now.

Denise Swanson

Awesome explanation. Lots of writers push the cozy envelope, just as good writers in other genres pushes their genre's envelope. Thanks!


Love the TDTL, it certainly applies to more than cozies. Too often I have to put down a Regency or other historical fiction book, as no one can or should be as dumb as rocks, even in "olden times."


And they are fun! What more could you want?


I completely agree with you. I love reading this genre. Also, loved the TDTL reference.

Charlaine Harris

Denise, it's always great to hear from you. You're a super cozy writer, in the best possible way.

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