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.