The Cozy Sleuth

The Cozy Sleuth

By LeAnna Shields
A place where I will be reviewing books and eventually interviewing the authors. I also plan to discuss the greats in classic detective fiction.
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A review of Murder Man
Today I'm reviewing the 1935 movie Murder Man Staring Spencer Tracey as ace homicide reporter Steve Grey. As a fan of the classic movie, this is one of my top picks. 
01:04
February 22, 2020
Author Chat with Abby Vandiver
Author Abby Vandiver joins us to talk about her new book A Deadly Inside Scoop. Found wherever books are sold.
14:16
February 19, 2020
A new segment idea.
Snoops and Sleuths. Today I've decided to try out a new segment idea called reading time. On Fridays instead of my random thoughts on the cozy genre and old movies, I thought I'd read from one of my own cozies. I welcome your comments good bad or indifferent.  Also, I have a new twitter handle @TheCozySleuth so come on down to the Twitterverse and follow me.  
02:19
February 17, 2020
Author Chat with Heather Weidner
I had such a blast interviewing Heather Weidner about her books and writing. 
08:48
February 12, 2020
A review of The Golden Owl by Lana Axe
Today I review Clockwork Calico: The Golden Owl Book 1 in Lana Axe's Clockwork Calico Series.
01:29
February 10, 2020
The Cringe-worthy TSTL Moment
Today I'm talking about the Too Stupid to Live moments in out favorite mystery movies and books. 
01:23
February 7, 2020
Author Chat with Scarlett Braden
I'm chatting with Scarlett Braden Author of the House sitter's Cozy Mystery Series.
14:43
February 5, 2020
A review of the Pocket Mystery phone app
I'm giving a review on the Pocket Mystery App produced by Babangida LLC. Sadly this is one of my least liked games. 
01:24
February 3, 2020
Author Chat with Kelly Brakenhoff
Hello, Snoops and Sleuths today I have a special second Author Chat.  Today's guest is Kelly Brakenhoff Author of the Cassandra Sato Mystery Series.
11:29
January 31, 2020
Author Chat: Barbara Silkstone
Join me as we chat with Author Barbara Silkstone about her book Lavender Toes and her other projects. Lavender Toes is the 5th book in her Cold Cream Murders series.
15:51
January 29, 2020
A review if Alexander McCall Smith's The House of Unexpected Sisters.
Do you love Audiobooks? Then enjoy my review of the Audiobook edition of Alexander McCall Smith's The House of Unexpected Sisters.
01:32
January 27, 2020
Cozy Companions
A few words on the furry companions of our favorite cozy sleuths.
01:10
January 24, 2020
Author Chat Nicole Asselin
I'm so excited to chat with Nicole Asselin about her debut cozy mystery Murder at First Base. It's a baseball theme cozy that I'm sure will hit it out of the park. 
12:05
January 22, 2020
A Special MLK Episode
Today Snoops and Sleuths, instead of my usual review I'm giving a list of cozy mysteries that have made it onto my To Be Read list each featuring an African American Sleuth. 
03:04
January 20, 2020
A Review of Criminal Case: Mysteries of the Past
Today I'm reviewing a hidden object game that might appeal to the mystery lover in you, Snoops and Sleuths. Do you play any games on your phones or board games? 
01:38
January 13, 2020
The Bad Girl Gone Good: A look at four classic Hollywood movies
Today I look at Remember the Night, The Last of Mrs. Chaney, Two Smart People, and The Lady Eve. What made these four bad girls turn their lives around? 
02:39
January 10, 2020
Author Chat: Vicki Delany
I'm talking with Vicki Delany, author of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries. We're talking about the fifth book in her series There's a Murder Afoot. 
09:51
January 8, 2020
Welcome to Season 3: A Review of The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Can you believe it's season 3 so soon Soops and Sleuths? Let's kick this off right away with a review of Alexander McCall Smith's The Woman who Walked in Sunshine. 
01:26
January 6, 2020
Author Chat :Kristine Raymond
I've been promising it since I started this show, and now I'm happy to announce the start of Author Chat! Here, I'll be interviewing cozy authors about their books.  My first guest is Kristine Raymond, Author of Finn-agled.
12:47
November 20, 2019
A review of Finn-agled
I had the pleasure of reading Finn-agled.  A unique character with a unique way of telling her story that I hope you'll love as much as I did. And please join me on Wednesday as I interview the Author of Finn-agled Kristine Raymond.  
01:06
November 18, 2019
Narrators and Audio books
Episode Seven talks about my thoughts on audiobook narration. Do you have a favorite cozy audiobook?  
01:21
November 8, 2019
A review of Girl's Best Friend: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery
Maggie is a twelve-year-old dog walker, who has to help her frenemy get her dog back from dognappers.  
01:11
October 28, 2019
A Double Review of Murder in the Alps and Small Town Murders
I missed Monday's review due to a migraine so today I'm going to review two mystery apps. One is called Murder in the Alps by Nordcurrent and the other is Small Town Murders by Rovio. Both were very entertaining but both could use some improvements.
02:07
October 18, 2019
Why do We Love our Detecting Duos
Do you have a favorite Detecting Duo? Join the conversation either on twitter at https://twitter.com/inkwielder or on The Cozy Sleuth Podcast fans and guest group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/311571653112056
01:15
October 11, 2019
A Review of Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man
Welcome to another week Snoops and Sleuths. Today I'm giving a review of The Thin Man By Dashiell Hammett.
01:21
October 7, 2019
Welcome to season 2
Welcome Snoops and Sleuths to Season 2 of the Cozy Sleuth. In addition to the Monday Reviews and Friday talks, we'll be doing Wednesday interviews. I hope you'll enjoy getting to know some great cozy mystery authors. 
00:42
September 30, 2019
Review of Peach Cobbler Poison
Peach Cobbler Poison is the first book in the Drunken Pie Mystery series. I look forward to reading the next book. you can find the book on  https://www.amazon.com/Peach-Cobbler-Poison-Drunken-Mystery/dp/1798894742/ref=sr_1 
01:44
July 22, 2019
The Careers of The Cozy Detective.
Our favorite detectives jobs are as varied as our own. It's one of the things that makes  the cozy such an interesting genre. No matter what, you can find a job or hobby that you as the read can relate to. 
01:17
July 19, 2019
A Review of Pains and Penalties a Geeks and Things Mystery Audio book
This is the first audio book I've experiences (well other than The Hobbit, but I cant review that here.) and I can definitely see the appeal. Pains and Penalties is the first in the Geeks and Things series and it's such a fun experience.
01:09
July 15, 2019
Why are Mysteries so Popular? Do You Know?
Today I ask the question of why are Mysteries so popular? To join in the discussion follow me on twitter  https://twitter.com/inkwielder  and click on the show's icon. I look forward to reading your answers. :D
01:19
July 12, 2019
A review of Frankie Drake Mysteries
A show on the Ovation Channel this mystery was a new one for me. set in the 1930's with a pair of lady private detectives. 
01:12
July 8, 2019
Had I But Known Detective Fiction
My thoughts on this overlooked sub-set of cozy mysteries. With special mention of my favorite book. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart.    
02:11
July 5, 2019
A Review of The Circular Staircase.
The Circular Staircase is considered the first in the Had-I-but-known school of thought in detective fiction. And what's that mean? Well you'll have to wait for future episodes to find out. The book was written by Mary Roberts Rinehart and published in 1908. Mary Roberts was considered America's Agatha Christie. 
01:15
July 1, 2019
Where is the Guy Detective in Cozy Mysteries?
Of the hundreds of cozies on shelves there's only a handful with men as the protagonist. Why is this? 
02:10
June 28, 2019
Review: Emerald City Confidential
A review of the computer game Emerald City Confidential available on Amazon.com 
01:11
June 24, 2019
Torchy Blane: Lady detective of Hollywood's Golden Age
 She was the main character of 9 Warner Brothers films from the 1930's and always got the upper hand on her detective boyfriend. She was a fast talking, quick witted, and strong willed role model for many a young woman in Pre-World War II.  
02:11
June 21, 2019
A Review of Dying to Remember (A Smithwell Fairies Cozy Mystery)
This is a review for Karin Kaufman's book Dying to Remember. You can find links to it and many of her other books on her amazon author page  https://www.amazon.com/Karin-Kaufman/e/B005CVHIPW.
02:21
June 17, 2019
What Makes a Cozy Mystery
Today we'll be talking about what makes a cozy mystery. With a sample from my book Sparx of Suspicion, now available on Amazon.com. Thanks for sticking with me through these first five episodes.
02:50
June 14, 2019
Episode 003 A review of the Detective Pikachu game
I'm reviewing the Detective Pikachu game for Nintendo 3ds and it's the first time I've gone without a script. If you want a schedule of upcoming episodes subscribe to my newsletter The Cozy Gazette at  https://cozygazette.blogspot.com/ 
01:33
June 10, 2019
Pets of the Cozy World
Today is Pet Appreciation week. So I thought it's be a good time to talk about the pets of the cozy mystery world.  Also do you have a favorite cozy companion? Share your response under the Cozy Sleuth logo on my twitter page  https://twitter.com/inkwielder  or use the #cozysleuth. Until next time my Snoops and Sleuths keep cozy.  Oh and follow my group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/311571653112056/ 
01:00
June 7, 2019
Episode 001 A Review
A sample and review of Karin Kaufman's Death of a Dead Man, book 1 in the Juniper Grove Mysteries. 
01:42
June 3, 2019
The Cozy Sleuth Episode 000
Hi I'm LeAnna Shields and I'm the creator of The Cozy Sleuth. I'm a long time fan of detective fiction in general and cozy mysteries in specific. I've also published 2 cozy mysteries The Art of Facts and Sparx of Suspicion. Both can be found on Amazon.com for Paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. I hope you'll join me as I review my most recent reads and interview my fellow cozy authors and classic movie fans.
00:51
May 31, 2019