Comments: 2
Olga Godim 8 years ago
I think many writers are trying to create artificial problems for their heroes. That's where the crazy families come from in most cases. If not a crazy family, then it's an orphan whose family was tragically dispatched under mysterious circumstances, and there is a revenge subplot brewing.
Am I close?
Witty Little Knitter 8 years ago
That is definitely one possibility. And considering that many cozies shy away from more serious topics the 'dead parents' or traumatic event of any kind in their past falls flat so they're left with annoying parents/mum...