Last weekend we (okay, really it was my alter ego, Hannah Reed, and her friends) had a lively discussion on Facebook about settings in cozy mysteries. We all agreed that the most important element regarding location is the feeling we get about the place. It should come to life, become a unique character in the story. That's what we want.
Small towns won almost all the votes over big cities. We wanted water - sea, lake, or river. East coast ruled over west (not sure why. Maybe more facebook friends from that area?).
Another interesting observation - We like to read about places we've always wanted to visit, vacation destinations.
How about you? Chime in. What do you prefer? And where would you like your next cozy mystery to take you?