Cozy mystery

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

I want red herrings in cozies as I attempt to figure out whodunnit, BUT once it's revealed who I need to be able to think back & realize clues were pointing me there. Not satisfying as a reader to have it be someone we never met/barely interacted/never would have suspected. #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

Strong cozy hook examples with sleuth's job tied to hook --> she runs the pet hotel in Krista Davis’s Paws & Claws series, the library cat bookmobile in Laurie Cass’s Bookmobile series, and the cranberry farm/store in Peg Cochran’s Cranberry Cove series. #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

In cozies I'm looking for strong series hook (look at Ellery Adams, Julia Buckley, Laura Bradford, etc.) The protagonist-turned-sleuth has to be tied to the hook with their unique and fun job #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

I love cozy pun titles + grabs my attention immediately & clues me into the series hook (if you don't have fun title it's not a deal breaker- can be brainstormed later). Ex: Berry the Hatchet by Peg Cochran, Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams, Murder Most Howl by Krista Davis #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

In cozy mysteries, I want to see recent crimes not cold cases. I also want a protagonist-turned sleuth who is active vs. passive. Should be eager to find clues, solve the case, rather than just reacting to things around them. #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

While I'm a cat lady & love to see cozy mysteries with sleuths w/ cats, or even better a cat-centered series hook (unique pet-themed businesses like a pet treat bakery, etc) I'm not anti-dog. Cats just win gold, dogs silver. Send me your cute furry friend-themed cozies #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

I would love to see cozy mysteries set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Like a fictionalized version of Port Townsend, Friday Harbor, etc. #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Apr 14

Incoming thread about my #MSWL when it comes to cozy mysteries, and what I see working when I read published cozies. My @bookendslit query form--> QueryMe.Online/RachelBrooks

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 13

.@bookendslit has always been a leader in the cozy mystery market, but the one thing we are missing is more diversity in cozies. #Ownvoices authors, please bring us cozies (and mysteries of all kinds). #MSWL @RachMBrooks

Rhonda Merwarth @RhondaMerwarth · Apr 10

Cozy mysteries! Series potential. Diverse stories welcome! I esp. love a heroine protagonist (bonus if romantic subplot developing over the series). Small or coastal town is fun too. Nothing dark, please--light tone with intriguing mystery. #MSWL @HallmarkPublish

Blue Ridge Agency @BRL_Agency · Apr 7

#MSWL Cozy Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Historical Romance, Psychological Suspense, Historical Mystery, Women's Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Amish Romance, Mystery, and Middle Reader Mystery. blueridgeagency.com blueridgeagency.com

Dawn Dowdle @blueridgeagency · Apr 7

#MSWL Cozy Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Historical Romance, Psychological Suspense, Historical Mystery, Women's Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Amish Romance, Mystery, and Middle Reader Mystery. blueridgeagency.com

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Apr 6

Querying authors! I'm looking for more mystery and suspense in my query box. Cozies, historicals, domestic and psych suspense. Find me here to submit a query: QueryMe.Online/AmandaJain. #mswl

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Apr 6

I feel like reading a cozy mystery with voice. Anyone? Send first five pages and query in the body of the email to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · Mar 19

March #MSWLMadness continues today at BookEnds! My #MSWL post is live (check out the other agent posts too while you're there 😉) bookendsliterary.com/2018/03/19/rac…

Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque · Mar 7

Still looking for that perfect cozy mystery with an amateur female sleuth, age 30 - 40. Strong series potential, please! #MSWL #amwriting