Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Signs You're in a Cozy Mystery during Thanksgiving

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  Since lists are one of my favorite things this is one of my favorite linkups!  Today's topic is a Thanksgiving freebie and since I've been thinking about seasonal cozies I decided to look at Ten Signs You're in a Cozy Mystery During Thanksgiving.

1.  Your mother/aunt/grandmother who is usually just mildly interfering and high maintenance has gone over the top and is now super high maintenance and incredibly interfering - especially if you are single with no immediately obvious prospects.

2.  You or a family member has house guests and not just any house guests but really awful, complaining, and demanding house guests.  There's a pretty good chance that at least one will be murdered or arrested for murder before the holiday arrives though.

3.  You have to do an epic marathon level of cooking to keep the interfering mother/aunt/grandmother happy and are now avoiding their calls to keep from having more added to your list.

4.  There is some kind of festival or parade that up until this year has been all the warm fuzzy holiday feelings but this year a developer or corrupt power hungry local politician (or a combination) is doing their all out best to ruin the festival/parade for their own personal benefit.

5.  You have an enormous dog who can eat some kind of incredibly difficult to prepare dish straight off the counter or you have a cat who knocks the same dish off the counter.  Either way there's a dish that takes hours completely ruined and not nearly enough time to replace it.  And it was usually made by someone who is more then a bit difficult.

6.  One of the guests at your Thanksgiving dinner has some obscure and bizarre allergy that they talk a lot about and there's a lot of focus on.  Spoiler - it will be in one of the things they eat and their epi-pen will most likely have been hidden.

7. A new person in town is trying to either horn in on an established tradition, change things up a bit or host their own party/event.  They will most likely finish out the day.

8.  If you own a business (and of course you own a business) you are embroiled in some town council even that is requiring an insane amount of work so your nerves are already stretched pretty thin.

9.  It is either unseasonably warm or a blizzard is approaching - there is no in between.

10. There was a murder several days before Thanksgiving and it is conveniently wrapped up just in time for dinner!

Did I miss anything?


  1. these posts are always fun! I love the dog/ cat one. :)

  2. LOL. Cozy mysteries do have their tropes, don't they?

    Happy TTT!