T for Tea #A to Z Challenge

courtesy of Timeless Photography and freedigitalphotos.net
courtesy of Timeless Photography and freedigitalphotos.net

T was intended to stand for time and timeline as cozy mysteries are often set in the period when they started to become popular–the twenties and thirties.

And timelines are indispensable when planning the events and clues that lead to solving the mystery.

But today’s cozies often verge on the cute, with tea shops, restaurants and cafes being a favorite career move for the amateur detective cum heroine.

And tea time always seems to feature large in cozies from whatever period. The tea may vary from Earl Grey or Darjeeling nowadays with modern cozy characters preferring herbal teas like chamomile.

And the lead photo was an irresistible match for the most popular cozies around at the minute–the ones that appeal to animal-lovers. The tiny tyke here is redressing the balance after my giving the kitty cats their own blog entry.

4 thoughts on “T for Tea #A to Z Challenge”

  1. Not sure what a “cozy” mystery is but I will find out! Never heard the term before. Intriguing post and love the picture of the sweet puppy. Now I need to make myself a cuppa…

  2. Hi Rhonda,
    So excited that you are writing cozy mysteries, too. Really enjoy your blog and expect to enjoy your cozies, too. Keep forging ahead. #A to Z Challenge has been good to start me off writing regularly again. Your post has suggested my U entry. Until it came.I was floundering. 🙂

  3. My first (unpublished so far) cozy mystery takes place in a high school, with a teacher as the protagonist and co-sleuth. I’m now working on has a 50-something aspiring writer as the sleuth. I look forward to reading the rest of your posts about cozy mysteries.
    @RhondaGilmour from
    Late Blooming Rose

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