What Readers Do And Don't Like To See In Cozy #Mysteries by Karen Rose Smith





I asked readers what they do and don't like to see in cozy mysteries. 

Here is the list!


READERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE:

Humor
A touch of sweet romance
Relationships between characters
A puzzle to be solved
A villain who is difficult to spot
A picturesque town
Unusual characters
Pets

READERS DON'T WANT TO SEE:

Lots of gore
Erotic sex
A mystery solved too easily
Surface characters without any description or depth
The murder of a favorite or "nice" character


If you have any ideas about points to add to either list, feel free to leave a comment!  I like hearing from my readers and I take your ideas into consideration.







©2014 Karen Rose Smith


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2 comments:

Nancy M. said...

Would like to see: food, cats, an eccentric character, bookstore, clever title...

James Haviland on August 7, 2014 at 6:17 AM said...

What I don't want to see is an ongoing, multi-book conflict between two competing lovers. It gets tiresome. Choose one and have the other make a dignified exit from the storyline.