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Cozy Mysteries and Deadly Dames: An Author interview & discussion

books sit on a fuzzy blue blanket. Books include Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manasala and Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

In this episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, we have two segments that will have your TBR list flourishing with cozy mysteries and empowered women. First Renee chats with Mia P. Manasala about her recently released cozy mystery, Murder and Mamon. Then Ashley, Rah, and Mariquita sit down for a mini-book club discussion revolving around Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Cozy Mysteries with Mia P. Manasala


If there were ever a perfect season for cozy mysteries, it’s right now. Author Mia P. Manansala joins Renee to discuss all things cozy mysteries, including Mia’s Tita Rosie’s Kitchen series (Murder and Mamon is out today!). They discuss where the cozy mystery genre began, where it’s going, and why we love it so much. Get your TBR ready, because this segment is packed with recommendations!

Books mentioned:

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala
Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala
Missing White Woman by Kellye Garrett

A Fatal Groove by Olivia Black

Vivien Chien’s Noodle Shop series

Board to Death by CJ Connor

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Also mentioned: 

Crime Writers of Color

What Happens When Assasins Retire?: A mini book club discussion


Ashley, Rah, and Mariquita are your companions on a journey through the thought-provoking themes of Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn. Brace yourself for a discussion that champions older women who wield agency and take action. Not only will you gain deep insights into this captivating book, but you’ll also hear a little about their dream cast for a potential film or TV adaptation. 

Get a copy of Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn here

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Renee Powers: Instagram // The Storygraph

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Mariquita: Instagram

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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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