Most of the Ricochet posts about mystery writing have lauded the hard-boiled school - and I have to confess, that's my school and I prefer it. But there is also, of course, the so-called cozy style of mystery writing exemplified by Agatha Christie and her ilk. Police procedural master Ed McBain once said that he wrote crime stories about the police because, if he witnessed a murder, he wouldn't call an old lady who knits! And yet, the cozy mystery has its pleasures too. Recently I discovered that the author of one of the best cozies I ever read - my dear and departed friend Sarah Caudwell - was the aunt of the beautiful actress Olivia Wilde, currently having a career year. Sarah was also the daughter of the woman who was the real Sally Bowles - the singer from Cabaret. Anyway, the Wilde link inspired me to post a memorial to the eccentric and wonderful Sarah on my PJM blog: Olivia Wilde's Aunt Sarah. Those interested in discovering a great cozy writer should take a look.