Cozy Noir? A Guest Post by Vinnie Hansen

MD-BookCoverI credit author Andrew MacRae for birthing the term Cozy-Noir. He coined the phrase to describe his first mystery, Murder Misdirected. At Left Coast Crime 2014, he moderated a panel on Cozy-Noir, which in turn engendered a hashtag. Now there is to be an anthology devoted to this newly invented mystery sub-genre.

So, what happens when we throw the disparate cozy and noir together in a blender? First let’s look at the two ingredients:

The on-line Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines noir as “crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy… Continue reading