We here at Criminal Element love cozies. They provide laughter and mirth—sleuths drawn with such heart and conviction that you feel like they're your friends, and plot twists that take your brain in a different direction with each read.
So we're excited to see the first edition of Cozy Case Files, a free sampler of cozies from Minotaur/St. Martin's. They're issuing the sampler three times a year, and it will include a few chapters from every cozy they publish within a four month period.
It's a great way to discover new authors. Like the homey Scottish bookshop in Paige Shelton's novels? You might also make the bakeshop in Ellie Alexander's mysteries home. Do you relish immersing yourself in Frances Brody's early 20th-century Britain? You may also love the elegant Lady Montfort and her formidable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson in the Tessa Arlen novels.
The sampler can be obtained for free via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play. Learn more below: