It’s hard to believe that our first year of the Southeastern Reader’s Advisory Roundtable (SE-RART) is already coming to a close with our June 8th meeting at the Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole St., Norwood. We’ll meet from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss cozy mysteries and also to vote on whether to delve into the romance genre next year. SE-RART meetings will resume in October.
Please register for the meeting in advance, so you’ll receive the automatic email reminder and the print readings for the meeting.
Online readings to prepare for the meeting will be:
1. Not Your Usual Suspects: Genre Spotlight: Mystery
This April 23rd Library Journal article touches on several subgenres of mystery, including cozies, and is written by our very own Kristi Chadwick!
2. Murder Least Foul: The Cozy, Soft-Boiled Mystery
This New York Times article is from 1992, so we can talk about how things have changed or stayed the same since then.
We will also read part of Chapter 4 (pages 52-55) from The Mystery Readers’ Advisory by John Charles, Candace Clark, and Joanna Morrison.
For ideas for your second title in addition to the benchmark title, Real Murders by Charlaine Harris, you might want to check out any or all of the following:
- Authors of Cozy (Traditional) Mysteries from Stop, You’re Killing Me
- Cozy Mystery List, a Web site and blog devoted to cozy mysteries.
- Wicked Cozy Authors: Mysteries with a New England Accent
- MetroWest Reader’s Advisory Roundtable: Cozy Mysteries