The timing of the One-Two Punch Reveal.
Beyond the final whodunnit, the Cozy Mystery often hits its readers with another ‘shocker’ or two…
The thought-dead uncle rapping on the front door.
The first cousins kissing in the kitchen pantry.
A codicil in a cookie jar rocking the disputed will…
But how close should these body punches be thrown?
Too close and the shock of the first is swallowed by the second.
Too far apart, the effectiveness of the One-Two Punch disappears completely.
Pugilism & the Cozy.
I feel a doctoral thesis coming on.