THIS is why I read Golden Age
and cozy mysteries
You seem not to appreciate the importance of your special form. Detective stories contain a dream of justice. They project a vision of a world in which wrongs are righted, and villains betrayed by clues that they did not know they were leaving...Detective stories keep alive a view of the world which ought to be true.
-- Lord Peter Wimsey to Harriet Vane Thrones, Dominations (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) by Dorothy L. Sayers