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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Author Chat with Reagan Davis
Today I'm chatting with author Reagan Davis about her books and all things cozy. I truly love talking with my fellow cozy mystery authors, and I'd like to thank our latest Clever Sidekick Regina Clarke for helping to make this show possible and stay commercial-free. If you'd like to be mentioned on the show like Regina join us as a patron onhttps://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth  as always you can follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast 
11:15
August 5, 2020
A review of Knives Out (2019)
This movie had so much potential as a satire of the mystery genre if only politics hadn't gotten in the mix. Strong language and over the top acting also resulted in a movie that failed to hold my interest all the way through. I'd also like to thank my most recent Clever Sidekick Regina Clarke for becoming a patron and helping us stay commercial-free. If you want to be like Regina and get your name mentioned on the show, become a patron on https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can help us meet our goals and buy us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth where you can find  The Mystery Girl's Life Blog. As always you can find us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
02:53
August 4, 2020
A Reading from The Art of Facts Chapter 3 Mysteries deepen
In a shadowy bar in Australia, Mysterious characters are up to no good as the mystery of Maxine's gem begins to deepen. What do these figures have in store for Maxine and what is their connection to Doc Hadison's death?  If you like what you've heard you can find The Art of Facts on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com for e-book and paperback. You can also find us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast Also if you want to be a Clever Sidekick like Regina Clarke and help us keep out show commercial-free and growing you can join us at https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth   
02:38
July 31, 2020
A review of Zaida Alfaro's The Last Note
Today I'm reviewing Zaida Alfaro's The Last Note: A Miami Music Mystery. This book mixes music, mystery, and mayhem into a great book by first- time author Zaida Alfaro, and I can't wait to see the next one.  As always Snoops and Sleuths you can join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast you can also come alongside us as either a Clever Sidekick ($5.00), a Smalltown Sleuth ($10.00), or a Sherlock Holmes on our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee and help us meet our goals by buying us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth And very special thank you to our newest Clever Sidekick Regina Clarke.   
02:24
July 27, 2020
A Reading From The Art of Facts: A Weaklings Goodbye
He couldn't find any more courage than that? Find out what happens in this week's reading of The Art of Facts. And join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast you can also help us keep the show commercial-free and growing by becoming a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes.  Thank you to our newest Clever Sidekicks: Regina Clarke
03:11
July 24, 2020
Author Chat with Regina Joyce Clarke
Join me as I chat with Regina about her Archaeology themed cozy mystery, her writing advice, and all things cozy. Consider coming alongside us as either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Homles level patron on https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth and help us grow while staying commercial-free. you can also help us meet our goals by buying us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth.  Also, join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
30:15
July 22, 2020
A review of 1935 Star of Midnight
This little known William Powel/ Ginger Rodgers Pairing was a real treat to discover. I saw it on TCM a few nights ago and fell in love with the characters and the mystery. Join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast also, come alongside us and become a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes at https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee and help us meet our goals at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth
02:11
July 20, 2020
A reading from The Art of Facts: Chapter 2 "a paid off bet"
Ivy and Lorelie discuss their sister's ultimatum to her boyfriend Calvin. If you like what you've heard you can fin The Art of Facts on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for paperback and ebook. You can join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast you can also come alongside us and keep the show growing commercial-free by becoming a patron on https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee and help us meet our goals at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth.
02:15
July 17, 2020
Author Chat with Jackie Layton
Today I'm chatting with Jackie Layton about her books, her writing process, and all things Cozy. It was a lot of fun getting to know and introduce to you another great cozy mystery author.  Come alongside us and help keep The Cozy Sleuth commercial-free by either becoming a Patron on https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth where you can choose to either be a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes. or you can buy us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth where you can also find my Mystery Girl's Life blog posts.  As always you can join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or if your an author and you want to be on the show you can send me a message on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast 
21:54
July 15, 2020
A Special Sample from Book 2 in The Mystic Ranch Mysteries Stock Show Stalker
Today instead of my usual review I have a special sneak peek at my second book Stock Show Stalker. In this book, Sabiya and Bridger have to find out who killed a bookie and left her in Sabiya's horse's stall at a rodeo event all the while trying to plan their wedding in five months all the while dodging threats and future in-law's expectations. To keep the show commercial-free become either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or for the cost of a cup of coffee you can help us meet our goals at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth you can also join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
03:20
July 13, 2020
A Reading from Sparx of Suspicion
The morning of Bridger's first day on the farm starts off with a little embarrassment.  you can find Sparx of Suspicion on Amazon for both Kindle and paperback. And you can join us on twitter  https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast Also become either a Clever Sidekick, a SmalltowSleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon Page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or help us meet our goals and buy us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth
02:49
July 10, 2020
A Review of The Alphabet Murders
Today I'm reviewing MGM's 1965 movie The Alphabet Murders. This movie stared Tony Randal as Agatha Christies' detective Hercule Poirot. The movie's best scene was the appearance of Margret Rutherford as Miss Marpole. If you can find this movie I'll let you judge for yourself if it earned my low rating. I also invite you to join in helping the show grow and stay commercial-free by becoming either a Clever Sidekick($5), a Smalltown Sleuth($15), or a Sherlock Holmes($25) level Patron https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or for a one-time cost of a cup of coffee, you could help us meet our goals at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth always you can join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
02:28
July 6, 2020
A Reading from The Art of Facts: Chapter 2 "Will the Answer Come?"
We open Chapter 2 sitting in on Maxine's class, but is her mind fully on her job? Maybe not. If you like what you hear you can find The Art of Facts for ebook and paperback on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. To come alongside us and help us keep the show commercial-free you can join our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth you can join at the Clever Sidekick,  the Smalltown Sleuth, or the Sherlock Holmes levels. Clever Sidekick ($5)                  A thank you mention on the show Smalltown Sleuth ($15) Thank you mention on the show Access to Bonus backstage recordings. Sherlock Holmes  Thank you mention on the show Access to bonus backstage recordings A say in our planned line of merchandise through exclusive polls  Or you can buy us a coffee and help us meet our goals on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth You can also follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
03:10
July 3, 2020
Author Chat with Kaitlyn Dunnett
Today I'm Chatting with Kaitlyn Dunnett about her books and all things involved in writing them. I had such a blast talking with her I hope you'll enjoy listening. And consider coming along and helping us keep the show commercial-free, by either becoming a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page.https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or help us meet our goals and buy us a coffee on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth where you'll also find my Mystery Girl's Life blog.  Of course, you can join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast 
14:08
July 1, 2020
A Review of L.B. Hathaway's Murder Offstage
Today I'm reviewing L.B. Hathaway's Murder Offstage book one in the Posie Parker Mysteries. Set in the theater and nightclub scene of 1920's London this book is an adventure that kicks off from the beginning and doesn't quit doing the Charleston until the very end. When an old war buddy of Posie's late brother finds himself not only in trouble for giving away a family heirloom, but also suspected of murder, he turns to Posie and her assistant Len to find the only woman that can get him out of trouble. Can Posie do it?  If you're a fan of The Cozy Sleuth, here's your chance to come alongside us and keep our show growing while staying commercial-free. Become either a Clever Sidekick ($5 for a thank you on the show), A Smalltown Sleuth ($15 for a thank you and access to bonus "backstage" recordings), or a Sherlock Holmes ($20 for a thank you, "backstage" recordings, and a say in our planned line of show merchandise)  for more information check out our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee and help us meet our goals on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth you'll also find my Mystery Girl's Life blog here. You can also follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
02:19
June 29, 2020
A Reading from The Art of Facts: The Start of Goodbye pt 3
Maxine and Calvin finally have the dreaded talk. We'll see what happens next week, but it can't be good for the relationship. If you like what you've heard you can find this and my other books on my Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/LeAnna-Shields/e/B005D74GYQ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share you can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast and Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth  Also to keep the show commercial-free you can come alongside us either a Clever Sidekick ($5 for a thank you mention on the show), A Smalltown Sleuth ($15 for bonus background airings and a thank you on the show), or a Sherlock Holmes ($25 for thank you, bonus airings, and a say in our show merchandise.) on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth  or for the price of a Starbucks coffee, you can help us meet our goals and you can find my Mystery Girl's Life Blog on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth  
03:22
June 26, 2020
A review of The Case of the Tabloid Tattler
Today I'm reviewing Perry Elizabeth Kirkpatrick's The Case of the Tabloid Tattler Book 1 in The Kitten Files. What do you get when you mix leaked gossip, a struggling P.I., and a cat who can write? (yes you read that correctly) You get a terrific story. I loved this book and I hope you will too. If you love this podcast and want to become a part of our commercial-free growth consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level Patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth By becoming a Patron you'll get a thank you mention on the show, access to bonus recordings once a month, and if you become a Sherlock Holmes member at $25 you can have a say in our planned line of show merchandise from the slogan to the logo to what these items will be. Plus you'll get special discounts. but is monthly is too hard you can buy us a cup of coffee and help us meet our goals on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth where you'll also find my Mystery Girl's Life Blog posts Also remember you can follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast 
03:02
June 22, 2020
Reading from The Art of Facts. The Start of goodbye pt 2
Things seemed to have smoothed out for Maxine and her Fiance  Calvin Mason, but is all as it appears? Stay tuned to find out. If you like that you hear you can find The Art of Facts on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Also consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or buys us a coffee and help us meet our goals https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth  you can also find us on Face book and twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
04:09
June 17, 2020
The Cozy Sleuth One Year Anniversary Special (a little late)
The Cozy Sleuth is one year and some days old today and instead of reviewing a book, I'm going to share my top three books for this first year. I hope you'll enjoy hearing again about The Circular Staircase, Death of Dead Man, and Dying to Remember. These three were just a sample of the great and not so great books I've introduced over this past year. I hope you'll stick with me for more and celebrate another year. If you want to help keep this show commercial-free please consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level supporter on our Patreon Page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can buy us a coffee and help us reach our goals on Ko-fi.com https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth you can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
03:20
June 15, 2020
Reading from The Art of Facts The Start of the Goodbye
Last week Maxine was offered a teaching opportunity in London. This week Maxine shares this news with Calvin, What will this do to their relationship? You'll have to stay tuned to find out. Please help keep this show commercial-free by becoming either a clever sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes Level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or if you'd rather not give a monthly contribution you can still help by buying us a coffee and helping us meet our goals on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth Also, join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
02:43
June 12, 2020
Author Chat With Victoria Gilbert
Today I'm chatting with Victoria Gilbert about her books and all things cozy. It was so much fun getting to know another fellow cozy writer. And if you want to help keep The Cozy Sleuth commercial-free consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or if monthly doesn't work for you, help feed out coffee addiction and contribute to our Ko-fi account https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
32:36
June 10, 2020
A Review of Mary Robert Rinehart's The Bat
This is a novelization of a play written in the 1920s a mix of slapstick comedy and cozy mystery. It features the spunky, wealthy Miss Cornelia Van Gorder. When she, her maid, and her niece take a fully staffed country home for the summer they find it belonged to the recently passed banker they find themselves on the hunt of and being hunted by The Bat. A notorious murderer and burglar who's eluded the police and is working in the vicinity of the country estate. If you like the show and want to help keep us commercial free please join us as either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or if monthly  isn't for you you can give a one-time contribution of $5 to buy us a coffee and help meet our goals https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth join us also on https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth and https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast      
02:55
June 8, 2020
Reading from The Art of Facts: The Upstairs Neighbor
Today you get a glimpse at Maxine's upstairs neighbor, the handsome Saxophone player Jackson Kyles. What role is he about to play in Maxine's life? You'll have to keep tuned in to find out. To keep this show commercial-free please consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth each monthly level has its own rewards from the $5 Clever Sidekick were we'll give you a public vote of thanks on the show to the $25 Sherlock Holmes were you get to help us in developing merchandise for the show by voting in exclusive polls. You'll also get early access to new merchandise and exclusive bonus recordings from the Author chat segment.  But if monthly is a bit of a commitment you can always help feed out coffee addiction and help us reach our goals on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth and get access to my Mystery Girl's Life blog.  You can always find us on https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth  Plus our new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Cozypodcast
03:17
June 5, 2020
Author Chat With Karen Rose Smith
Today I'm Chatting with Author Karen Rose Smith about her latest book Murder With Clotted Cream and all things cozy.  If you want to become part of helping our show grow and stay commercial-free consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level Patron: https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth Each level has it's own great rewards from a thank you on the show to the chance to have your say on and early access to the planned show merchandise.  if monthly support doesn't work you can still help support our coffee addiction on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth  Also join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth  
16:55
June 3, 2020
A Review of Murder at the Races by Carmen Radtke
  I had the pleasure of getting an advanced copy of this book. I loved the characters and the setting. I can't wait to dive into it again and find out who the killer is.  Carmen Radtke has brought life to depression-era Australia. If you're a fan of this show consider becoming a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth  Every level has a great reward from a mention on our show, to making crucial decisions on our shows up and coming line of merchandise. Of course if monthly isn't your thing you can still help keep this show commercial-free and feed our coffee addiction by contributing to https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth Also, you can always find us on https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth and on https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-cozy-sleuth-1206891  
02:05
June 1, 2020
Reading from The Art of Facts. Good News from London
In this week's reading, Maxine gets a thrilling call from London with a great offer, but it could spell trouble between her and her Fiance later. If you like what you hear and want to keep the show commercial-free consider becoming a Clever Sidekick, a Smalltown Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level Patron here: https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth every level has a great reward, but if you become a Sherlock Holmes you can have a chance to help us decide on our up and coming line of merchandise. You can make the call on everything from logos to slogan to items offered. of course if monthly is too much. For $5 you can help feed our coffee addiction here: https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth and find my blog The Mystery Girl's Life.
02:56
May 29, 2020
Author Chat with Salley Handley
Chatting with Author Salley Handley about her books the Holly & Ivy Series and all things cozy. It was so much fun chatting with her. If you like the show and want to keep it commercial-free consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level patron on our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or if monthly isn't your thing a one-time contribution of $5 will help feed our coffee addiction: https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth  of course, you can always join us on either twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or you can find us on podchaser at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-cozy-sleuth-1206891
17:16
May 27, 2020
A review of the game Riddleside: Faded Legacy
Riddleside: Faded Legacy is a detective themed match 3 game. though the ad led me to believe it was a hidden object game. I do however enjoy the premise and the storyline.  If you enjoy the show and want to keep it commercial-free consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes level supporter and help our show grow. Every level has it's own rewards from a thank you on the show to bonus recordings from my Author chat segment. Plus at the Sherlock level, you get to help make crucial decisions on our shows up and coming line of merchandise. From logos to slogans to what is offered. To join the fun follow our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth if monthly isn't your thing you can do a one time $5 contribution and help feed our coffee addiction on our Ko-fi page. there you'll find my blog The Mystery Girl's Life here: https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth 
02:54
May 25, 2020
A Reading from The Art of Facts "Hadisons' Are on the Case"
Maxine tells her sister the awful news about their father. They may not have had the best relationship with him, but no one deserves that. If you like the show consider becoming a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth or a Sherlock Holmes level supporter here: https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or if Monthly isn't your thing you can give a one-time $5 contribution and help feed our coffee addiction on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth, either way, you help keep our show commercial-free and growing, you will also help bring about a line of show merchandise. Speaking of if you become a Sherlock level supporter you can help make vital decisions on what that merch will look like from logo to items with exclusive polls. of course you can always find us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth but now you can find us on podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-cozy-sleuth-1206891 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/311571653112056 
03:10
May 22, 2020
Author Chat with Carmen Radtke
Carmen Radke writes historical cozy mysteries set in Australia stemming for an interesting piece of history involving the disappearance of a shipload of women destined to Canada to become brides. If you like the show either consider becoming a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth, or a Sherlock Homes supporter here https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or support our coffee addiction at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth of course, you can always join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
49:14
May 20, 2020
A Reading from The Art of Facts
Instead of my usual review, I'm doing a reading from my book The Art of Facts. If you like the show you can support us by becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth or a Sherlock Holmes here https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth  or you can feed our coffee addiction at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth of course, you can join us on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth 
03:00
May 20, 2020
A Review of Drowning Lessons by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds
If you like the show Death in Paradise you'll enjoy Drowning Lessons, book one in the Red Frog Beach Mysteries. If you enjoy our show please consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth, or a Sherlock Homes level Patron on https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or help feed our coffee addiction at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth of course, you can always join the fun at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
02:07
May 20, 2020
A Special Author Chat with Clara Bauer
a special Mother's Day weekend edition of Author Chat Featuring Clara Bauer. It was so much fun chatting with her.  If you enjoy the show, join our team and become either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes on Patreon.com at  https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can help feed our coffee addiction at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth of course, you can always join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
35:02
May 20, 2020
Author Chat with Zaida Nightingale
What a blast! I loved chatting with Zaida Nightingale author of The Last Note.  If you like our show consider becoming either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth, or a Sherlock Holmes on our Patreon account https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or for a one-time contribution, you can feed our coffee addiction on https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth any contribution helps to keep our show commercial-free.
29:07
May 19, 2020
A Review of A Penny for Your Thoughts
A Penny for your thoughts is the first in the Million Dollar Mysteries by Mindy Starns Clark. It was also the second Cozy series I fell in love with. if you want to support our show and keep it commercial-free become either a Clever Sidekick, a Small Town Sleuth. or a Sherlock Holmes at https://www.patreon.com/TheCozySleuth or you can help feed our coffee addiction at https://ko-fi.com/thecozysleuth
02:10
May 19, 2020
Season 4 trailer
Season 4's  opening trailer
00:50
May 18, 2020
Art of Facts Reading Pt 7 The Mystery Gem
Maxine looks into the gem her father sent her from Australia. but something isn't as it should be. if you like what you hear you can find The Art of Facts on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for ebook and paperback. Join me on twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth and on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/311571653112056 
03:35
April 24, 2020
Author Chat with Rachel Neuburger
Today I'm chatting with Author Rachel Neuburger about her books and all things cozy. Also join us on our twitter page at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/311571653112056
24:21
April 22, 2020
A review of K.M. Carrol's Fire and Ice Cream
Today I'm reviewing Fire and Ice Cream by K.M. Carrol.  This was the first fantasy cozy I'd ever read and I enjoyed getting to know the characters and the mystery. while so far it's only a two-book series I hope there will be more.
01:40
April 20, 2020
Art of Facts reading Pt 6
Maxine's father asks for help in this week's reading from my book The Art of Facts and you get a small hint as to how their relationship is. if you like what you're hearing, you can find this and some of my other books on my author page: https://www.amazon.com/LeAnna-Shields/e/B005D74GYQ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share 
02:34
April 17, 2020
Author Chat LeAnna Shields (hey that's me.)
Today I did a FB Live chat and turned the spotlight on myself.  You can find my books Sparx of Suspicion and Art of Facts on Amazon here along with my other books. https://www.amazon.com/LeAnna-Shields/e/B005D74GYQ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share and follow me on https://twitter.com/inkwielder and on https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth hope you had fun getting to know a little about me. :D 
06:49
April 15, 2020
A review of The Pomeranian Always Barks Twice by Alex Erickson
I was introduced to this series by one of my twitter followers and from line one I loved it. Follow us on https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
01:42
April 13, 2020
Art of Facts pt 5 Enter Calvin
When you have rivals like Harley Malory, it good to know you have a man like Calvin. Or is it? If you like what you've heard so far you can find The Art of Facts here https://www.amazon.com/Art-Facts-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B075HMRNPK/ref=sr and join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth 
02:30
April 10, 2020
Author Chat with Zara Kean
Today I chat with Zara Kean about her books, favorite old movies, and all things cozy. and join us on our Twitter account at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/311571653112056
16:28
April 8, 2020
A Review of Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction is Murder
My review of last night's premiere of Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction is Murder. and follow us on our twitter page https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
01:22
April 6, 2020
The Art of Facts reading pt 4 Enter a Rival
This week Snoops and Sleuths meet Maxine's rival at her college Harley Malory a woman more interested in using her wiles than her skills to get ahead.  you can find The Art of Facts on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Also, join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth 
02:32
April 3, 2020
Author Chat with Sheila Hudson
Today Snoops and Sleuths join me as I chat with Sheila Hudson author of The Ministry can be Murder Series, The Thursday Club Series, and many other great books. and join me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth 
20:12
April 1, 2020
A Review of Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery
Today I am reviewing Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Calisle. I would give this book a strong language warning, but overall I found it a fun read. and join us on our twitter page at: https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
01:31
March 30, 2020
Art of Facts Reading Pt 3 A Talk with Ivy
In today's episode, we listen in on a conversation between Maxine's sisters Ivy and Lorelie. If you like what your hearing and want to find out what happens next you can find my book The Art of Facts on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com for paperback and ebook. Also please join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth 
02:25
March 27, 2020
Author Chat with Joan Young
Join me and Author Joan H. Young about all things Cozy. and join me on my twitter page  https://twitter.com/TheCozySleuth
15:28
March 25, 2020
A review of Joanne Fluke's Apple Turnover Murder
Today I'm reviewing Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. 
01:53
March 23, 2020
The Art of Facts reading Pt 2
Maxine receives interesting news on an artifact that she brought back from Arizona. News that irritates her older sister Lorelai. Join me in this latest installment of The Art of Facts by LeAnna Shields. 
03:19
March 20, 2020
Author Chat With Summer Prescott
It was so much fun chatting about all things cozy with Best Selling author Summer Prescott. 
17:27
March 18, 2020
A Review of The Cat Who Went Underground
Join me as I review Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who Went Underground. and follow me on Twitter @TheCozySleuth.
01:41
March 16, 2020
A Reading From The Art of Facts
Well, Snoops and Sleuths today I'm starting a new series. Every Friday I'll be reading a 2-minute segment from my book The Art of Facts. If you like what you hear, you can find The Art of Facts on Amazon and BarnsandNoble.com. Also, don't forget to join us on Twitter @TheCozySleuth.  
02:40
March 13, 2020
Author Chat with Avery Daniels
Join me as I chat with Avery Daniels about her cozies and everything else cozy related.
23:20
March 11, 2020
A Review of Chihuahua of the Baskervilles
I'm reviewing a new to me Author Esri Albritten and her Paranormal Cozy, Chihuahua of the Baskervilles. 
01:12
March 9, 2020
Mary Roberts Rinehart: The American Agatha Christie
An International Day of the Woman Salute to one of the first ladies of mystery. All dates and sources came from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Roberts_Rinehart and https://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Why-Do-We-Say-The-Butler-Did-It/
02:12
March 6, 2020
A Cozy Sleuth Reading: The Art of Facts
Due to illness my usual Author Chat could not be recorded so instead I'll be reading from my book The Art of Facts and I'll have a Q&A session on our Twitter account @TheCozySleuth.
02:18
March 4, 2020
A review of Murder in the Lord's House
Today I'm reviewing Murder in the Lord's House by Shiela Hudson. It was a great read and everything you expect from a good mystery. Join me on April 1 for my interview with Shiela Hudson about her upcoming books.
01:25
March 2, 2020
A Brief (Maybe incomplete) history of "The Butler Did It."
Why do we associate mysteries with the sinister butler? I got the dates and titles from https://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/06/Why-Do-We-Say-The-Butler-Did-It/ 
02:34
February 28, 2020
Author Chat With J.C. Kenny
Today we chat with JC Kenny about his books and his views on writing. 
16:13
February 26, 2020
A Review of Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who Sniffed Glue
"The Cat Who..." series is the series that ignited my love of the cozy mystery, and The Cat Who Sniffed glue is one of my favorites. Follow our show in Twitter @TheCozySleuth to see who'll be coming on the show Wednesday.
01:39
February 24, 2020
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