Today the Wickeds are talking about the toughest theme a cozy tackled that stuck with us, and which authors do it best.
It’s Wicked Wednesday, when we all weigh in on a topic. Keeping with our theme of “themes in cozies,” today we’re talking about the toughest theme a cozy tackled that stuck with us, and which authors do it best. So Wickeds, your thoughts?
Barb: I love Susan Santangelo’s Baby Boomer Mysteries– Retirement Can Be Murder, Moving Can Be Murder, Marriage Can Be Murderand Class Reunions Can Be Murder. Santangelo combines a hugely likeable protagonist with a fabulous supporting cast, as well as great voice and writing. She also tackles serious themes about the changes our outsized generation marches through as we age–with a very light touch. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and every book delivers more than it promises.
Jessie: I really like the way Alexander McCall Smith explores cultural changes and what’s at stake when outside values begin to impact communities…
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