Is a "Roman Shade" the same thing as a "VEnetian Blind"? and if so, why the hell did somebody change a perefectly well understood commodity?
confused in Pa.
I believe the term is cozy mystery subgenre:
Cozy mysteries are a very popular subgenre of detective fiction. Numerous themes such as culinary, herbal, cats, B&B's and more have garnered loyal fans for authors who often write a series of stories in their particular topic.
By the 1970’s and 80’s, more authors began writing cozies, which now included themes such as culinary, animal as companion or sleuth, gardening, religion, Victorian, and Medieval. Now there are almost as many themes as there are letters in the alphabet. The style has loosened as to location and method of the crime. No longer known as a British mystery, authors the world over have provided readers many hours of pleasure.
Originally known mostly as a woman’s genre, a number of men have penned cozies including Lawrence Block (The Burglar Who mysteries), Tim Myers (Candle making and Lighthouse Inn mysteries), and David Leitz (Max Addams Fly-Fishing mysteries) among others.
So thanks for the unintended inspiration as I've got a Sinister Interior Design
Series brewing in my imagination now.
Roman Shady Character
will be the first book. While Venetian Blindsided
will be the second. The series will revolve around a 1980's era interior design student born in say Sicily but living and growing up in New York City. I'll call her Isabella
(an homage to Isabella Rossellini
) ... um... Isabella Valentino
... why not?
Through her journey in becoming a professional interior designer, she finds herself amidst murder and mayhem. With her design savvy skills, she solves the murder cases and while still manages to pass her classes at ... Pace University ... nah... her classes at the School for the Visual Arts