Cosy Mysteries

As it's so cold and miserable outside and the festivities are almost over, I've decided it's time to enjoy reading some cosy mysteries. They are just the thing for this time of year - the perfect blend of cosy and comforting - and they don't take take too much concentration. In food terms they are just like tucking into a large bowl of creamy mash potato or whatever your favourite comfort food is!

My list of cosies includes Ngaio Marsh's Death and the Dancing Footman, Lesley Cookman's Murder at the Manor, Hazel Holt's Lilies That Fester and, of course, Dorothy L Sayers' The Nine Taylors and Gaudy Night. I love all of these writers and have read and re-read Sayers' novels many times. For me Ian Carmichael was the definitive Lord Peter Wimsey.

I'm also a great fan of Veronica Stallwood's Oxford novels and wish that she would write some more!  I might find time to slip in a couple of M C Beaton's Hamish Macbeth's novels if I have time.