Re: RARA-AVIS: George and cozies

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 02 Sep 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joy Matkowski" <>
> I get hand-me-downs of that series, which BTW is a police procedural and
> thus very suitable for discussion this month. The only interesting
> is Barbara Havers (SP?), and the others--male and female--are nincompoops
> IMHO. Anyway, you shouldn't judge a book by its movie.
> But the more interesting part of your comments is that cozies rule.
> DorothyL has been awash for months with news of the cancellation of
> cozy series, and the rationale offered is that only thrillers are
> best-sellers and there isn't a market for cozies.
> Joy, who notes that cozies don't have semi-disrobed young men holding
> of poison on the cover

To my horror, many cozies appear to feature scantily clad cats (usually garishly collared) on the cover. Indeed, on one occasion I observed the poor exploited animal to be quite naked.


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