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Dec 27 2016 3:00pm

The 12 Best Cozy Book Title Puns of 2016

Cozy mysteries are known for their clever series names and wonderful pun-based titles. And with the end of 2016 approaching, we've compiled the best pun-based cozies into a huge bundle sweepstakes! So sign in, comment below, and let us know which cozy title is your favorite for a chance to win a copy of all 12 books! 

And Then There Were Nuns 

by Kylie Logan

B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge—murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None.

Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list...

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Breach of Crust

by Ellery Adams

Ella Mae LeFaye’s delicious pies are still drawing long lines—as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club’s members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees.

But when Ella Mae finds Bea’s body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she’s gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae’s longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn’t need magic to tell her she must find the killer before someone else gets panned.

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Prose and Cons

by Amanda Flower

In Cascade Springs, New York, Violet Waverly and her grandma, Daisy, are the proprietors of Charming Books, where the power of the written word is positively enchanting...

October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop’s back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees.

Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead during the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she’ll need to rely on Poe’s works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop’s crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else’s heart beats nevermore...

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Scene of the Brine 

by Mary Ellen Hughes

Piper Lamb has to take a break from jarring her delicious pickles and preserves to blow the lid off a poisoner...

Business is booming at Piper’s Picklings in Cloverdale, New York. But not all is sweet in the life of Piper’s number one customer and friend, local caterer Sugar Heywood. Sugar is dating wealthy realtor Jeremy Porter, but his family doesn’t approve. After their unscrupulous accountant finds some dirt on Sugar, the family quickly urges Jeremy to throw her out like rotten fruit.

Things are further spoiled after the accountant is found poisoned, and all evidence points to Sugar’s son, Zach. With the Porter family determined to avoid scandal, it won’t be easy for Piper to preserve Zach’s innocence. And after someone falls victim to a poisoned jar of some of her brandied cherries, Piper’s got a peck of trouble to deal with herself…

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Killing Thyme 

by Leslie Budewitz

Pepper Reece’s to-do list is longer than the shopping list for a five-course dinner, as she conjures up spice blends bursting with seasonal flavor, soothes nervous brides fretting over the gift registry, and crosses her fingers for a rave review from a sharp-tongued food critic. Add to the mix a welcome visit from her mother, Lena, and she’s got the perfect recipe for a busy summer garnished with a dash of fun. 

While browsing in the artists’ stalls, Pepper and Lena drool over stunning pottery made by a Market newcomer. But when Lena recognizes the potter, Bonnie Clay, as an old friend who disappeared years ago, the afternoon turns sour. To Pepper’s surprise, Bonnie seems intimately connected to her family’s past. After Bonnie is murdered only days later, Pepper is determined to uncover the truth. But as Pepper roots out long-buried secrets, will she be digging her own grave?

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Tangled Up in Brew 

by Joyce Tremel

Brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara and her chef/boyfriend, Jake Lambert, are excited to be participating in the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival. Max hopes to win the coveted Golden Stein for best craft beer—but even if she doesn’t, the festival will be great publicity for her Allegheny Brew House.

Or will it? When notoriously nasty food and beverage critic Reginald Mobley is drafted as a last-minute replacement judge, Max dreads a punishing review. Her fears are confirmed when Mobley literally spits out her beer, but things get even worse when the cranky critic drops dead right after trying one of Jake’s burgers. Now an ambitious new police detective is determined to pin Mobley’s murder on Max and Jake, who must pore over the clues to protect their freedom and reputations—and to find the self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner.

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Cheddar Off Dead

by Julia Buckley

The Christmas holidays are one of Lilah’s favorite times of the year, filled with friends, family, and, of course, tons of food orders for her covered dish clients. But Lilah’s Yuletide cheer ends when she sees a most Grinch-like crime: the murder of a Santa in a school parking lot.

It turns out the deceased Kris Kringle was a complicated tangle of naughty and nice, with a long list of people who might have wanted him dead. And whoever did the deed wants to make sure that Lilah keeps quiet. Now, Lilah will have to team up with her former fling, Detective Jay Parker, to unwrap the mysteries of a deadly Christmas killer and stay alive long enough to ring in the New Year...

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Much Ado About Muffin

by Victoria Hamilton

When muffin baker Merry Wynter sees an innocent woman accused of murder, it’s dough or die...

Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an upcoming performance at Merry’s Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the town’s postmistress—and Merry’s bitter foe—Minnie Urqhart.

But Roma and Minnie’s heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie dead at the post office. While every clue seems to be another ingredient in the investigation of Roma, Merry thinks the case is half-baked, and she’s eager to get her mitts on the real killer...

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Die Like an Eagle 

by Donna Andrews

Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day, Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. So many people think Biff's scum that it would be easy to blame him, but he has an alibi—and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim. 

With Die Like an Eagle, readers can look forward to another zany Meg Langslow mystery—this one filled with the spirit of America's pastime and Donna's eagle eye.

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Caught Bread Handed 

by Ellie Alexander

Welcome to Torte―a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the oven is heating up as high as the body count…

Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary…especially when murder is thrown into the mix.

When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading―with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent―for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start…and risk getting burned?

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A Churn for the Worse 

by Laura Bradford

When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.

Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer...

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An Old-Fashioned Murder

by Carol Miller

Secrets, lies, and a splash of moonshine: a classic country house whodunit with a modern twist.

After losing her husband and her home, small-town waitress Daisy McGovern moves in with her invalid mother at an old inn in sleepy southwestern Virginia. When the inn's eccentric proprietor, Aunt Emily, decides to throw a weekend party for a small group of friends and neighbors, everybody is excited—until a winter storm approaches and one of the guests is crushed by an antique bookcase during the night. At first, the death appears to be an accident. But as the storm worsens and the sheriff is unable to reach them, suspicion slowly grows. Was it murder? After the inn loses power and a second death occurs, it's clear to Daisy that one among them is a killer. But who? The young, new, secretive maid? The antique-peddling pair of spinster sisters? Her not-so-welcome in-laws? The peculiar house-hunting couple? The supposedly stranded motorist? With no way to leave and no way to get help, Daisy's only contacts to the outside world are her best friend Beulah and the always charming (and equally troublesome) moonshiner, Rick Balsam. Trapped with a clever and seemingly undetectable murderer, she must unravel the truth before the party ends with her funeral.

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320 comments
John Smith
2. jsmith2jsmith
Rene Clair's "And Then There Were None" is one of my favorite movies, so I'll say, "And Then There Were Nuns"!
Maureen Heedles
3. Mozzz
Die Like an Eagle and all of Donna Andrew's tiles
Amanda Beachum
8. mandolin
Cheddar Off Dead was my favorite, but I love them all!
Nicole Hulst
9. bloghappy
So many of these area great! I like Caught Bread-Handed, but it's really hard to choose just one.
10. Brenda Gallop
Chedar off dead.
Sarah Hills
11. ZuKeeper
I have to say Die Like an Eagle by Donna Andrews was my favorite this year. Loved it, and all the Meg Langslow books.
Vince Liaguno
14. VinceLiaguno
As a thirteen year veteran of the parochial school system, AND THE THERE WERE NUNS made me spit Diet Pepsi all over my keyboard! Just brilliant!! The fact that it's a playful riff on my favorite novel of all time by the inestimable Agatha Christie just adds to its appeal.
15. mjm
Caught Bread-handed is one I like but all are good
Anne Marshall
17. anneinaz
Cheddar off Dead but Prose and Cons is a very close second!
19. Karlene Barger
Die Like an Eagle!
Stella Sloop
20. stellans
My favorite is "A Churn for the Worse." But I must say "And Then There Were Nuns" was very, very close!
21. HappyDaisy
Breach of Crust
Celia Fowler
22. bobandcelia
They are all so good, but I really do like And Then There Were Nuns ~
23. JoAn V.
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower is my choice.
24. Paula S
Much Ado About Muffin That title made me laugh out loud...literally!
Karen Barnett
25. kpbarnett
A Churn for the Worse - but they all are terrific - and all but one are on my TBR list!
Karen Barnett
26. kpbarnett
A Churn for the Worse - but they all are terrific - and all but one are on my TBR list!
28. Jackie Jentzsch
Die Like an Eagle. Hard to choose !!!
Sharon Forrest
31. skforrest
I like Killing Thyme, but they are all creative.
Katharine Kan
32. nekolibrarian
I've only managed to read Killing Thyme (it's a great title, BTW), but I have read earlier volumes in some of the other series - Donna Andrews' is one of my favorites.
Linda Hoberg
33. lhoberg
Donna Andrews "Die Like an Eagle". Love all her books!
Brittany Abbott
34. metallica555
Chedder Off Dead is my favorite one but they are all great titles and I'm looking forward to reading them all!
Della Williamson
35. DeWill
Die Like an Eagle
It is really hard to choose. One of the things I LOVE about cozies is their punny titles.
Susan Campton
36. AphoticRow
And Then There Were Nuns...it was so hard to choose, but a play on Christie is too, too delicious!
37. Electa Finley-Chonko
It is difficult to choose just one. The title, "Scene of the Brine", is my #1 choice.
Deb Philippon
38. DebP
Much Ado bout Muffin. I love Shakespeare.
40. Jennyt5579
Much Ado About Muffin is my favorite!!
41. Margaret Utsey
Die like an eagle
Gary Anderson
42. gwander
I love stories set at manor houses --like The Mysteriuous Affair-- and would love to read An Old-Fashioned Murder by Carol Miller.
Sandy Todd
43. Keepmelaffn
Cheddar Off Dead is my favorite on the list. Thanks for a chance to win the 12 cozies!
44. Becky Wilhoite
And Then There Were Nuns, Killing Tyme, and Cheddar Off Dead are my favorite ttitle.
45. MelindaB
And Then There Were Nuns...but I loved them all.
46. Faith Bahadurian
I knead to read them all!
47. Lynda Turpin
I love "Breach of Crust" (Ellery Adams) which is the only one of these that I have read, but I also love "And Then There Were Nun". One of the things I like about Cozies are the creative, "punny" titles. These are all great.
48. Lynda Turpin
I love "Breach of Crust" (Ellery Adams) which is the only one of these that I have read, but I also love "And Then There Were Nun". One of the things I like about Cozies are the creative, "punny" titles. These are all great.
Barbara Sousa
49. SunJester
I liked Prose and Cons the best; although all of the titles were very creative.
50. Marlene Ezell
I love the title BREACH OF CRUST. Actually all of them are great, but that one is my favorite.
Jennifer Hansen
51. parkeremma2003
Caught Bread Handed - although love all of them!

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Cathie Dewet
52. DayDreame
Love them all, but Scene of the Brine is one of my favorites.
53. Chells
They all look like fun to read but BREACH OF CRUST is the one I would start reading first.
Kellye Garrett
54. blissfullyblack
Cheddar Off Dead is my fave title but they're all great.
Kim Heniadis
55. KimHeniadis
So many good ones, but I'm going to have to go with "Breach of Crust" by Ellery Adams :)
56. Kelly M
And Then There Were Nuns is my favorite from this list, but the rest are awesome, too.
57. Carole Smith
Churn For the Eorse
Pat Edwards
59. msedrm7
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower although there are many good authors on the list.
peggy clayton
60. ptclayton2
Pros and Cons by Amanda Flower although they all are great titles and authors I do like this title and I am currantly reading Caught Bread Handed.
61. Laurie I
Breach of Crust.
Marsha Cole
63. Mystery123
My vote is for A Churn for the Worse by Laura Bradford.
But love Pros and Cons and And Then There Were Nuns.
All of these are great books!
65. Lena Pinto
OMG! So many good choices. Since I have to pick just one, it's Much Ado About Muffin. (Shakespeare geek here.)
Dianne Casey
66. diannekc8
I love the titles and covers of cozy mysteries. One of my favorites is "Scene of the Brine". Happy New Year!
67. Debra Duncan
I choose A Churn For The Worse by Laura Bradford.
Debbie Steele
70. Debb23
There's a lot of good ones but A Churn For the Worse grabs me.
Amanda Leonardi
71. bluegreen91
A great group of books and a great group of awesome, punny titles! It's hard to choose just one, but I like the title of Killing Thyme a lot. :)
72. Amanda Wilcox
Caught Bread Handed is my favorite in this list. That series is wonderful! I can't wait for the next one on Tuesday!
73. Kristina M Anderson
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower is my favorite. It is a delightful novel!
74. Deanne H
Prose and Cons!
75. Vickie Williams
Prose and Cons
Nancy Schwenkner
76. nschwenkner
As a die hard Cheesehead from Wisconsin, I have to go with Cheddar Off Dead. LOVE all the pun titles of cozies!!
Jeanne Benedict
77. 1ibrarylady
And then there were Nuns - but they were all great!
78. Harriette Harra
They're all good! So difficult to choose only one.....Prose and Cons.
79. Adrienne Asher
My favorite punny title by far is, And Then There Were Nuns !
80. Lisa Cejka
I have to vote for Cheddar Off Dead but they are all fantastic titles. ????
81. joni kowalski
Breach of Crust
82. Leigh
And Then There were Nuns. Love the humor, and s good mystery.
83. Sharon Geltner
My favorite title for a cozy mystery is, CHARITY BASHED. Takes place in the elite world of philanthropy in Palm Beach. (Might be a teeny bit biased, though.)
Pam Morse
84. PamMorse
I love them all, but I'm going to go with Caught Bread Handed!
85. Wendy Garofalo
Tangled Up In Brew
86. D Laux
And Then There were Nuns
Ha....caught my attention quicker than a nun cracking me in the head for no good reason at all.....and that's my comment and I'm sticking to it!
Malka E
87. woofmew
i love all the punny titles!
but especially, prose and cons, breach of crust and cheddar off dead
88. Jess D
Love Tangled Thyme!
90. J Stam
My favorite is Cheddar Off Dead. I love cozy mysteries and their punny titles.
91. Tina :)
Churn for the Worse :)
92. Joan Eastlund
Killing Thyme is my choice.
Renee Wheeler
93. RenCW
I love them all but I think And Then There Were Nuns is my favorite.
Ruth F
94. piedmontgirl
Caught Bread-Handed is my favorite. I like all the books in the series.
Ruth F
95. piedmontgirl
did not mean to post twice.
Kelly Letourneau
96. KellyL
They are all great, but I love Breach of Crust and all of Ellery's books.
Mary Mascari
97. geekymary
Cheddar Off Dead made me groan out loud, which is the goal of any pun, isn't it?
Fred Gillis
98. FredG
Much Ado About Muffin induced an eye-roll.
Marsha Kamish
99. mgkamish
Cozies and puns - two of my favorite things!
100. Marty C
Dylan fan here, so I'm going to have to go with 'Tangled Up in Brew.'
Bonnie Karoly
103. grobiemum
I love these pun titles. They definitely make for good cozy mysteries. One of my favorite among these is A Churn For the Worse.
Nora-Adrienne Deret
104. NoraA
I've read many of them and my favorite was "Much Ado About Muffin".
105. Midwesterngirl
An Old-Fashioned Murder!
Kate Baxter
106. engel301
"A Churn for the Worse" just tickles me. Yet, I look forward to reading them all.
johnna smith
107. johnnabooks@hotmail.com
die like an eagle definitely makes me laugh. Thanks for the cool contest
112. Deborah Lane
Killing Thyme is very pretty title! Must say that and then there were nuns really made me think of Agatha. Just lovely clever titles. So cute. Makes me want to crack em open and read each one. I love to read. Love mysteries! Good contest!
114. Lorena Walker
My favorit is Churn for the Worst. But I love them all...they're great puns.
Caren Luckie
116. czluckie
Die Like an Eagle, although Tangled Up in Brew came a close second! Going to have to add these to my "to read" list.
Caren Luckie
116. czluckie
Die Like an Eagle, although Tangled Up in Brew came a close second! Going to have to add these to my "to read" list.
117. jomama059
My favorite was "And Then There Were Nuns".
Constance Norwood
118. cn1938
Killing Thyme. They are all so clever that it is hard to choose.
Constance Norwood
119. cn1938
Killing Thyme. They are all so clever that it is hard to choose.
David Roberts, Jr.
120. dlroberts
"Much Ado About Muffin"...

Punny is good -- in books and in life.
Teresa Ward
121. tward57
An old fashioned murder by Carol Miller. Love cozy mysteries!!!!
Riva Laughlin
122. dulcibelle
And Then There were Nuns - that one appeals and doesn't sound like it's been done before. I love cozies!
Jean Feingold
125. dusksunset
I prefer Breach of Crust, but they are all groaners! Interesting how many of these books have food themes.
126. Judy Maggio
I want to read -A Churn For The Worse!
127. Chris77
A Churn for the worst !! awesome title
theresa norris
128. theresan
I like Donna Andrews Die Like an Eagle.
Marissa Culp
129. msculp
Of the above, I'd love to get my hands on Die Like an Eagle. I absolutely love the Caerphilly books but I've fallen a bit behind!
Marissa Culp
129. msculp
Of the above, I'd love to get my hands on Die Like an Eagle. I absolutely love the Caerphilly books but I've fallen a bit behind!
Susan Robinette
130. susanrob
And Then There Were Nuns is my favorite, closely followed by Prose and Cons
Michele Van Epps
131. Ireed
All of the titles are good, but my favorites are Caught Bread Handed, anf Cheddar off Dead. My list of "to read" is growing!
132. VirginiaK
Lots of fun titles but Die Like An Eagle gets my vote!
134. Sheila V.
It is so hard to choose, but my fave is A Churn for the Worst.
135. RosiePosie
Prose and Cons - looks like a winner, love the title and the Poe references, a group of writers named The Red Inkers and a Tuxedo cat named Emerson? How could a cozy lover go wrong?
136. Jean Segina
Die Like An Eagle is my vote, I can't stop sayig it in my head!
Rosemarie Simonelli
137. maddieboo
Prose and Cons - looks like a winner, love the title and the Poe references, a group of writers named The Red Inkers and a Tuxedo cat named Emerson? How could a cozy lover go wrong?
138. Jamie Rasmussen
Prose And Cons by Amanda Flower.
139. sallyk
Hard to choose, they all sound good
Joyce Redman
141. jmredman
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower because it references writers, wine and Edgar Allan Poe. What more could you want?
Crystal Blackburn
142. lovesmysteries
Since I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan, the title "And Then There Were Nuns" immediately struck my fancy. Once I read the synopsis, I was sure it was my choice. "Die Like an Eagle" is a close second. Yes, I am a Steve Miller Band fan. More importantly though, I'm a Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series fan. I have that book checked out from the library currently. I've really enjoyed the other books in the series that I've read.
charles j hauser jr
144. admiral
love these cozies- they're not dashiell hammett but they're very entertaining and usually well plotted
Deborah Dumm
146. deb730
I like the title Scene of the Brine the best.
Marlyn Beebe
147. Marlyn
I'm just killing thyme by entering this contest.
;-)
Caryn St.Clair
149. Caryn
Thanks for the chance to win! This is a great contest!
150. Linda S
Prose and Cons!
Kandy Thome
152. Kandylee0857
Cheddar Off Dead and Tangled up in Brew are both really good ones. Although the rest are quite clever too.
susan beamon
153. susanbeamon
They all made me laugh. I do enjoy cozy mysteries and humor in my books.
Russ Cross
154. Inertia-Lad
I'm mighty partial to "And Then There Were Nuns."
155. Roy H
Cheddar Off Dead
Sally Schmidt
157. bigcootie
Love cozies with their unique titles and covers.
Marisa Young
158. Risa
And Then There Were Nuns gets my vote. Puns are great and so are authors with sense of humor.
jane
159. janedoe
It was a tought decision but Prose and Cons wins my vote.
160. margaret stelter
i love them all, i am a heavy reader,i read everyday. and then there were nuns gets my vote
161. Louise Paziak
I'll read a punny mystery every time, although I really enjoyed Killing Thyme and all the foody themed books.
vickie dailey
162. kidcurry
I've not had the opportunity to read any of these books. Thanks for the list - I've TBR'd them - would love to win - only 4 months (if we're lucky) till spring
Margaret Eveleigh
163. torontoviewer
I like "And Then There Were Nuns" because .... if the nuns in this mystery wandered aimlessly around while trying to solve the murder .....would that make them....Roaming Catholics ~bah dum dum ting~
166. Tracey Henderson
Caught Bread Handed since we love bread in our household!
Sharon Shumway
167. Shellen
CAUGHT BREAD HANDED is the best, I could be cozy all winter long with these.
Paula Adams
168. qnofdnile
I like the Die Like An Eagle by Donna Andrews
Darlene Slocum
169. darandsam
Breach of Trust--I love the cozies and these all look interesting.
Barbara Bibel
170. bbibel
Caught Bread Handed-I'm a baker, soI can't resist this one.
171. Buckeye Clio
An Old-Fashioned Murder as I love antique bookcases but never thought of one as a murder weapon.
Jean Dickinson
172. justjean
All of these look "delish" but I'll pick one... Leslie Budewitz's KILLING THYME because that is my favorite fresh herb.
Debra Fisher
173. dcfish
Prose and Cons - nothing like a good murder mystery.
Debra Fisher
174. dcfish
Prose and Cons - nothing like a good murder mystery.
Debra Fisher
175. dcfish
Prose and Cons - nothing like a good murder mystery.
176. sparkplug54
Great puns (with one exception that apears to have gone over my head?) Anyway, one of my most favoritest authors is on the list. I love donna Andrews, and the people of Caerphilly. A cozy writer that is worth rereading, and resolving the mystery.
John Clark
177. sennebec
Tough choices, but I'm in on A Churn for the Worse and I'll admit to buttering up whoever chooses the winner.
Barbara Fish
178. Barb Fish
All of them look good, but AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS would be my first choice.
179. Bridget Taylor
Killing Thyme sounds good.
Emma Cazabonne
180. wordsandpeace
And Then There Were Nuns, for several reasons, one being I so enjoyed the book by Agatha Christie
182. Jill White
And then there were nuns - how can you not laugh! And then there were none was the first mystery I read (after Nancy Drew!) and I was hooked!
183. BasBleuBarb
'And Then There Were Nun'
Lori Provenzano
184. Mountainesque
Of these I like "Breach of Crust" best. Betcha the perp's flaky!
Sandra Furlotte
185. skfurlotte
Caught Bread Handed is a wonderful title.
186. susan59srw
Though there were several, I lean towards And Then There Were Nuns. It sounds very interesting and I do enjoy Agatha Christie.
187. susan59srw
Though there were several, I lean towards And Then There Were Nuns. It sounds very interesting and I do enjoy Agatha Christie.
Laurent Latulippe
188. krag48
I like "Much Ado About Muffin" best.
Clydia DeFreese
189. clydia
Sometimes the title is the most interesting thing about a book with a pun name. But I believe AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS has real possiblities. Thanks for alerting me to these interesting titles. I'd like to give them all a try. Thanks..
Desmond Warzel
190. dwarzel
Prose and Cons is the best title, and I also like the kitty on the cover.
Rebekah Kloeppel
191. Klepto
I love puns, but you guys got muffin… I'm taking A Churn for the Worse :D
Jayna Martin
192. jaynalee
I'm partial to "Cheddar Off Dead" and "Breach of Crust". I guess food based puns are my thing!
Karen Reittinger
193. pknk77494
An Old-Fashioned Murderby Carol Miller.
Mark Bailey
194. stromboli
These would be great to read. Great book names.
J Macy
195. jmacy
Super great list. I love "Caught Bread Handed" & Ellie Alexander.
Jackie Wisherd
196. JackieW
Die Like An Eagle is my favorite title.
Mary Lauff-Thompson
198. mtl166
I like Cheddar Off Dead not to sound cheesy.
Beth Talmage
199. wordygirl
"And Then There Were Nuns" is the funniest to me.
Mary Ann Woods
201. puttputt1198eve
Love Much Ado About Muffin because I'm sitting here eating one right now.
202. Candace knight
I like all of the titles, but my favorite is, And Then There Were Nuns. I can't wait to read them all!
Vivian T.
204. Book Diva
As a graduate from a Catholic high school, I'm loving And Then There Were Nuns.
205. missmeigs
Much Ado about Muffin sounds fun!
206. Karenk1
Caught Bread Handed
Saundra K. Warren
207. shortiew
I love em all!! But if I have to choose then Cheddar off Dead
208. Ed Farren
I'd vote for And Then There Were Nuns. In addition to being a cute pun, it's a pun on a famous mystery title by Dame Christie.
Ed Farren
209. EFarren
I'd vote for And Then There Were Nuns. In addition to being a cute pun, it's a pun on a famous mystery title by Dame Christie.
Julie Fore
210. juliefore
I would have to declare a tie between Die Like an Eagle and And Then There Were Nuns.
211. Megan R
And then there Were Nuns
Melissa Keith
212. melly801
I swear you read my mind! I'm really into cozy mysteries now. The names are so clever! Authors often ask for suggestions for titles and my mind goes blank. DIE LIKE AN EAGLE is my favorite. Now I'm singing that song. Please send me these cozy mysteries. I'll love you forever. HAPPY NEW YEAR, CRIME HQ!!

PS. I just finished WE WISH YOU A MURDEROUS CHRISTMAS by Vicki Delany and it's very good! Next up is BY FAMILIAR MEANS by Delia James
214. Pamela Jackson
These titles are delicious! I often wonder if the author chooses them or the publisher. Thank you for the reviews. Several have caught my attention.
Anne Pichette
217. Happylady123
Die like an Eagle. I am a big fan of Donna Andrew
Anne Pichette
217. Happylady123
Die like an Eagle. I am a big fan of Donna Andrew
Linda Greene
218. lgreene
Love Caught Bread Handed for all the kneaded reasons!
Erin Hartshorn
219. ErinMH
Have to say And Then There Were Nuns, although Caught Bread Handed is a close second!
Susan Wasson
221. booksellersaw
They are all great but since I have to pick one, it's And Then There Were Nuns.
Susan Wasson
221. booksellersaw
They are all great but since I have to pick one, it's And Then There Were Nuns.
Jane Schwarz
222. Janeschwarz
Die Like An Eagle, caught my eye (or is it, my fancy). Thanks for the opportunity to win.
223. Helen Martin
Absolutely punderful!
225. bessert57
12 Wow. A weekends worth of reading!!!!!
Chris Rettig
226. Bookappeal
I love the variety of cozies, especially with clever titles. Prose and Cons is the best!
L
227. LStirling
I have to say all the titles cracked me up. Great puns. I liked Prose and Cons, because it ties in with writing; but I would say Die Like an Eagle, because it got the song with a similar title stuck in my head! All great titles.
Belinda Shaw
228. Bshaw1277
I would enjoy "And then there were Nuns" since it is located at South Bass Island and I used to go there in the summer when I was a kid.
Joyce Mitchell
229. JoyceLm
I've loved Donna Andrews books for a long time, so Die Like an Eagle is my favorite. Thanks.
231. ruth curtin
caught bread handed
vicki wurgler
233. bison61
love these titles, favorite would be A churn for the worse
Jim Belcher
235. librarypops
All but one were really good, but Much Ado About Muffin, and Caught Bread Handed get my vote. I look forward to one with a golf theme such as Teed Off or Tee for Two.
236. Jourdain Sanders
Caught Bread Handed was my favorite but they are all amazingly punny titles.
Rhonda Stefani
237. RStefani72
What a marvelous collection! The past year I just haven't read any good cozy mysteries like I have in other years. Truly good ones are not easy to find! All of the titles are quite clever and cute, really like "Prose and Cons", very hard to pick one! Would love to read these!
Susan Smith
238. susan1215
Much Ado About Muffin by Victoria Hamilton
alyce poalillo
240. alycep
I think Prose and Cons would be my favorite- you had me at Tuxedo cat and crow!
kelly dunaway
241. resied46
This was a great laugh when i needed it. Favorite, Die like an Eagle
Rhonda Barkhouse
242. Rhobar
They are all catchy. I like Much Ado About Muffin the best.
patricia skinner
245. dawns41
A Churn for the Worst. Love these titles!
Portia Asher
246. pixie
I love puns and mysteries...why is another mystery.
247. Ann F
I like the title Much Ado About Muffin the most
zabby
248. zabby
All those years of Catholic school means I have to pick AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS...
Terrie Ash
249. teria222
All the titles are great! I'm picking Cheddar Off Dead because I like the title, and I'm still in a holiday mood and would love to read it.
Sandra Slack
250. mz.pembroke
I like them all. But I am picking Much Ado About Muffin!
Thanks for the chance to win these.
Elizabeth J Downing
251. jdown1955
Ceddar Off Dead is my favorite title but I love all cozy mysteries would love to read them al
Mary Sylvester
253. maresly
Perfect way to spend a cold winter day or night.
Linda Armstrong
256. kugel
Die Like an Eagle, hands down. I love all of her titles.
257. crystle tellerday
my aunt whould love these books
carol bondell
258. csbondell
I love to read Cozy books, I really don't know which is my favorite but Killing Thyme seems interesting
Susan Gainen
259. susangainen
I look forward to loads of laughter from these books.
260. Julia Barnes
Much Ado About Muffin!
261. Kimberly B Miller
Cheddar off Dead
donna graham
262. jegrdo
Caught Bread Handed.
All the puns are good. Thanks for the contest.
Gayle Jackobs
267. gaylej
They are all really good but my favorite is Die like an Eagle.
Kacey Robling
269. krobling
I don't know which one is my favorite. I've never read any of them. But it would be nice to!
Susan Smoaks
271. susansmoaks
thanks for the chance to win, i love to read.
Joyce Lokitus
272. Joyce710113
A Churn for the Worse seems so clever in representing the story.
Carol Turner
273. cjpturner
Die Like an Eagle, defintely. I love all Donna Andrews books.
274. Di Richards
Wow! What a great list! Thanks for putting it together.
275. Di Richards
Hmmm hard to list a favorite, but I always enjoy Ellery Adams. Now, if you're asking which TITLE I like best, then that's Killing Thyme. Of course I just finished reading Thai Die by Monica Ferris and that could be influencing my choice!
Linda Peters
277. linnett
They all sound fantastic, eye catcher is Cheddar Off Dead, thanks for the chance
Linda Peters
277. linnett
They all sound fantastic, eye catcher is Cheddar Off Dead, thanks for the chance
Ellie Wright
278. eswright18
Much Ado About Muffin but I want to read them all!!!
281. sodaklin
"Die Like an Eagle" although it was difficult to choose just one. But I love the Donna Andrews series. A good mystery and oh, such a good portrayal of family life! :)
Polly Johnson
282. majorpj2
This is a wonderfully, creative contest. I love all the titles, and just hope I win.
283. colten edwards
SO MUCH PUN...I've not read any of these....
Lorena Keech
284. llkee
Caught Bread Handed tickles my fancy. But, come on, they are all so cute.
285. marilou tripodis
Caught bread handed is my favorite
Pat Murphy
286. murphyp2011
ANd then were Nuns. South Bass Island. Perfect setting.
287. Audrey L
You know it's cold when drivers instead of giving you the finger, give you the mitten.
Linda Kish
288. ljkish
Die Like an Eagle makes me want to sing.
Kimmy Ripley
289. motherofpearl81
Cheddar Off Dead is my favorite title. So cheesy! LOL!
Brenda Elsner
290. brat52101
My favorite title is cheddar off dead!!!
293. Stephanie MacDonald
I liked Prose and Cons the best
Jerry Marquardt
294. versatileer
My favorite title is Breach of Crustby Ellery Adams. They all look good, but this was the best! I would like to thank you for giving us a chance to win this today.
trish mckee
295. tmckee
Caught Bread Handed is my favorite!! I'm still giggling over it.
300. Carla Thompson
These titles are so funny! I'd like to read these & see if they're as good as they look.
305. Amy M
I love the names of them all! If I had to choose just one from a reading standpoint, it would have to be Scene of the Brine.
JULES M.
306. buttmuffin
these are awesome. my fave is Much Ado About Muffin
Heather Cowley
307. choochoo
Much Ado About Muffin is hilarious! I love most of them, but this one stuck out.
Tammy Greer
308. LuckyTJG
I would love An Old-Fashioned Murder by Carol Miller. Sounds intriguing!
Remy Tankel-Carroll
309. relita
They're all fantastic but if I have to choose just one, I have to go with A Churn for the Worse.
Sherri Swalinkavich
315. sherrisean
Killing Thyme would be my favorite I believe. Thx for hosting contests
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