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The Comfort of the Cosy Crime: How to tap into your Inner-Detective - Online

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 26 February 2022
  • Course duration: Saturday 10 am - 12 noon, one morning


This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you to investigate what cosy crime is, and why it is one of the most engaging genres within fictional crime writing.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in developing their creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

With the recent success of Pavesi’s Eight Detectives, Turton’s The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, there is a clear demand for the genre.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your writing skills and have some new ideas to further pursue your writing.

Tutor profile: C J R Baker

is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fictional and nonfictional publications.

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on writing
  • complete writing tasks from prompts
  • begin to plan out your own cosy crime
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £15.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £15.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418