Cozy Mystery is a subgenre of mystery, usually set in a small town or village. Cozies are characterized by their lack of explicit sex and violence. The protagonist is usually a likable female amateur sleuth, who is often viewed as an annoyance by the local police. Well-known cozy writers include Kate Collins and Denise Swanson.
A popular subset of cozies are hobby mysteries, in which the protagonist is deeply involved in a hobby of some sort (knitting, cooking, scrapbooking, etc.), and the books often include bonus materials, such as recipes. Laura Childs' Scrapbook mysteries are a noteworthy example.
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