Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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This is a weekly online publication focused on connecting cozy mystery readers to favorite cozy characters by way of their town's newspapers. 

The Cozy Times will be available every Wednesday right here on Lisa Ks blog.

This week The Cozy Times is checking in with the
Brooks Landing Weekly News

There's shocking news coming out of 
Brooks Landing, Minnesota this week.

Check it out!

Brooks Landing Mayor Found Dead in His Office
By Christine Husom, Staff Reporter

The small Brooks Landing, Minnesota community was stunned and saddened to learn Mayor Lewis Frost had been found dead in his office at city hall. It appears an unknown assailant delivered a snow globe blow to his head. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Controversy had been swirling around the mayor as of late, and he was under scrutiny by citizens and councilors alike for decisions he’d made, and projects he’d brought before the council. Mayor Frost reportedly had confrontations over separate issues with an area farmer and two council members on the day he died. One of the councilmen told the mayor he was giving up his seat on the council.

According to a witness, a few hours before his death, Mayor Frost paid a visit to Curio Finds shop manager, Camryn Brooks. He first purchased a snow globe, and then asked Brooks to consider running for the seat that would be opening on the city council. Brooks had previously served as the Director of Legislative affairs for a U.S. Senator in Washington D.C. It is unknown what answer Brooks gave to Mayor Frost.

The police have not made an arrest in this case, but they reported they have no reason to believe members of the general public are in danger.

Christmas is here, and so is the cold weather.

It's the perfect time for cup full of hot, rich coffee! It's a good thing we here in Brooks Landing have the best little coffee shop in town, Brew Ha-Ha! And they are sharing two great recipes with us today!

Coffee Recipes from Brew Ha-Ha, 
the Brooks Landing Coffee Shop adjoining Curio Finds

Kona Mocha Latte (Curio Find's owner Camryn Brooks’ favorite)

Combine the following in a 12 ounce mug:

1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon half and half
¼ cup brewed espresso (double shot)

Drizzle 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup over the mixture, and top with whipped cream, if desired.

Almond Joy Coffee

Combine the following in a 12 ounce mug:

2 Tablespoons brewed espresso coffee
2 teaspoons almond syrup
2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons coconut syrup
10 ounces steamed milk
Stir well and enjoy!

That's this week's edition of 
The Cozy Times 
I hope you enjoyed!

To learn more about Brooks Landing, MN, check out the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries by author
Christine Husom!

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I enjoyed this issue of The Cozy Times. Happy Wednesday, to you.

  2. I always enjoy the Cozy Times. Thanks for this edition.