Are the Chet and Bernie mysteries cozies? I would say no. The angle of entry is hardboiled, if I may be allowed an opinion, even noirish at times. Although in a Chetish way:

“Let’s go,” Cheesy said.

“What about the dog?” said Hammy.

“No problem. If it comes close give it the boot, good and hard.”

Excuse me?

(from Up On The Woof Top)