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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Comments

  1. Gordon Bingham

    Oh the hot crossed puns of it all!!!

  2. John Smith

    Rene Clair’s “And Then There Were None” is one of my favorite movies, so I’ll say, “And Then There Were Nuns”!

  3. Maureen Heedles

    Die Like an Eagle and all of Donna Andrew’s tiles

  4. Kayce Crews

    I like Much Ado About Muffin!

  5. Kory Bull

    I like Pros and Cons by Amanda Flower

  6. Grace Koshida

    Breach of Crust, Ellery Adams

  7. Amanda Beachum

    Cheddar Off Dead was my favorite, but I love them all!

  8. Nicole Hulst

    So many of these area great! I like Caught Bread-Handed, but it’s really hard to choose just one.

  9. Brenda Gallop

    Chedar off dead.

  10. Sarah Hills

    I have to say Die Like an Eagle by Donna Andrews was my favorite this year. Loved it, and all the Meg Langslow books.

  11. Myrna Barager

    A Churn for the Worse

  12. Vince Liaguno

    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.

  13. mjm

    Caught Bread-handed is one I like but all are good

  14. Mary Ann Giasson

    Prose and Cons by Amanda FLower has my vote

  15. Anne Marshall

    Cheddar off Dead but Prose and Cons is a very close second!

  16. Sue Farrell

    Breach of Crust is my favorite.

  17. Karlene Barger

    Die Like an Eagle!

  18. Stella Sloop

    My favorite is “A Churn for the Worse.” But I must say “And Then There Were Nuns” was very, very close!

  19. HappyDaisy

    Breach of Crust

  20. Celia Fowler

    They are all so good, but I really do like And Then There Were Nuns ~

  21. JoAn V.

    Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower is my choice.

  22. Paula S

    Much Ado About Muffin That title made me laugh out loud…literally!

  23. Karen Barnett

    A Churn for the Worse – but they all are terrific – and all but one are on my TBR list!

  24. Karen Barnett

    A Churn for the Worse – but they all are terrific – and all but one are on my TBR list!

  25. Joyce Parker

    I like SCENE OF THE BRINE

  26. Jackie Jentzsch

    Die Like an Eagle. Hard to choose !!!

  27. Megan O'Donnell

    Scene of the Brine made me chuckle.

  28. Kay Sarginson

    KILLING THYME -love all her books!

  29. Sharon Forrest

    I like Killing Thyme, but they are all creative.

  30. Katharine Kan

    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.

  31. Linda Hoberg

    Donna Andrews “Die Like an Eagle”. Love all her books!

  32. Brittany Abbott

    Chedder Off Dead is my favorite one but they are all great titles and I’m looking forward to reading them all!

  33. Della Williamson

    Die Like an Eagle
    It is really hard to choose. One of the things I LOVE about cozies is their punny titles.

  34. Susan Campton

    And Then There Were Nuns…it was so hard to choose, but a play on Christie is too, too delicious!

  35. Electa Finley-Chonko

    It is difficult to choose just one. The title, “Scene of the Brine”, is my #1 choice.

  36. Deb Philippon

    Much Ado bout Muffin. I love Shakespeare.

  37. Connie Reynolds

    Much Ado About Nothing by Victoria Hamilton

  38. Jennyt5579

    Much Ado About Muffin is my favorite!!

  39. Margaret Utsey

    Die like an eagle

  40. Gary Anderson

    I love stories set at manor houses –like The Mysteriuous Affair– and would love to read An Old-Fashioned Murder by Carol Miller.

  41. Sandy Todd

    Cheddar Off Dead is my favorite on the list. Thanks for a chance to win the 12 cozies!

  42. Becky Wilhoite

    And Then There Were Nuns, Killing Tyme, and Cheddar Off Dead are my favorite ttitle.

  43. MelindaB

    And Then There Were Nuns…but I loved them all.

  44. Faith Bahadurian

    I knead to read them all!

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. Barbara Sousa

    I liked Prose and Cons the best; although all of the titles were very creative.

  48. Marlene Ezell

    I love the title BREACH OF CRUST. Actually all of them are great, but that one is my favorite.

  49. Jennifer Hansen

    Caught Bread Handed – although love all of them!

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  50. Cathie Dewet

    Love them all, but Scene of the Brine is one of my favorites.

  51. Chells

    They all look like fun to read but BREACH OF CRUST is the one I would start reading first.

  52. Kellye Garrett

    Cheddar Off Dead is my fave title but they’re all great.

  53. Kim Heniadis

    So many good ones, but I’m going to have to go with “Breach of Crust” by Ellery Adams 🙂

  54. Kelly M

    And Then There Were Nuns is my favorite from this list, but the rest are awesome, too.

  55. Carole Smith

    Churn For the Eorse

  56. kim hansen

    Pros and Cons by amanda flower.

  57. Pat Edwards

    Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower although there are many good authors on the list.

  58. peggy clayton

    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.

  59. Laurie I

    Breach of Crust.

  60. Trish Begley

    Killing Thyme
    love it ??

  61. Marsha Cole

    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!

  62. Dawn Marie Miller

    Amanda Flower’s Prose and Cons

  63. Lena Pinto

    OMG! So many good choices. Since I have to pick just one, it’s Much Ado About Muffin. (Shakespeare geek here.)

  64. Dianne Casey

    I love the titles and covers of cozy mysteries. One of my favorites is “Scene of the Brine”. Happy New Year!

  65. Debra Duncan

    I choose A Churn For The Worse by Laura Bradford.

  66. lasvegasnv

    no fav

  67. lasvegasnv

    Die Like an Eagle

  68. Debbie Steele

    There’s a lot of good ones but A Churn For the Worse grabs me.

  69. Amanda Leonardi

    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. 🙂

  70. 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!

  71. Kristina M Anderson

    Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower is my favorite. It is a delightful novel!

  72. Deanne H

    Prose and Cons!

  73. Vickie Williams

    Prose and Cons

  74. Nancy Schwenkner

    As a die hard Cheesehead from Wisconsin, I have to go with Cheddar Off Dead. LOVE all the pun titles of cozies!!

  75. Jeanne Benedict

    And then there were Nuns – but they were all great!

  76. Harriette Harra

    They’re all good! So difficult to choose only one…..Prose and Cons.

  77. Adrienne Asher

    My favorite punny title by far is, And Then There Were Nuns !

  78. Lisa Cejka

    I have to vote for Cheddar Off Dead but they are all fantastic titles. ????

  79. joni kowalski

    Breach of Crust

  80. Leigh

    And Then There were Nuns. Love the humor, and s good mystery.

  81. 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.)

  82. Pam Morse

    I love them all, but I’m going to go with Caught Bread Handed!

  83. Wendy Garofalo

    Tangled Up In Brew

  84. 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!

  85. Malka E

    i love all the punny titles!
    but especially, prose and cons, breach of crust and cheddar off dead

  86. Jess D

    Love Tangled Thyme!

  87. Leanna Connelly

    And Then there Were Nuns!

  88. J Stam

    My favorite is Cheddar Off Dead. I love cozy mysteries and their punny titles.

  89. Tina :)

    Churn for the Worse 🙂

  90. Joan Eastlund

    Killing Thyme is my choice.

  91. Renee Wheeler

    I love them all but I think And Then There Were Nuns is my favorite.

  92. Ruth F

    Caught Bread-Handed is my favorite. I like all the books in the series.

  93. Ruth F

    did not mean to post twice.

  94. Kelly Letourneau

    They are all great, but I love Breach of Crust and all of Ellery’s books.

  95. Mary Mascari

    Cheddar Off Dead made me groan out loud, which is the goal of any pun, isn’t it?

  96. Fred Gillis

    Much Ado About Muffin induced an eye-roll.

  97. Marsha Kamish

    Cozies and puns – two of my favorite things!

  98. Marty C

    Dylan fan here, so I’m going to have to go with ‘Tangled Up in Brew.’

  99. pearl berger

    Prose and Cons. Wonderful.

  100. sue brandes

    And Then There Were Nuns.

  101. Bonnie Karoly

    I love these pun titles. They definitely make for good cozy mysteries. One of my favorite among these is A Churn For the Worse.

  102. Nora-Adrienne Deret

    I’ve read many of them and my favorite was “Much Ado About Muffin”.

  103. Midwesterngirl

    An Old-Fashioned Murder!

  104. Kate Baxter

    “A Churn for the Worse” just tickles me. Yet, I look forward to reading them all.

  105. johnna smith

    die like an eagle definitely makes me laugh. Thanks for the cool contest

  106. Greg

    Breach of Crust.

  107. Jennifer Lehman

    I like Prose and Cons.

  108. pat murphy

    Die Like an Eagle is my pick .

  109. Karen Hansen

    I love Much Ado about Muffin

  110. 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!

  111. Teresa Young

    Prose and Cons

  112. Lorena Walker

    My favorit is Churn for the Worst. But I love them all…they’re great puns.

  113. Richard Derus

    CAUGHT BREAD HANDED made me laugh out loud.

  114. Caren Luckie

    Die Like an Eagle, although Tangled Up in Brew came a close second! Going to have to add these to my “to read” list.

  115. Caren Luckie

    Die Like an Eagle, although Tangled Up in Brew came a close second! Going to have to add these to my “to read” list.

  116. jomama059

    My favorite was “And Then There Were Nuns”.

  117. Constance Norwood

    Killing Thyme. They are all so clever that it is hard to choose.

  118. Constance Norwood

    Killing Thyme. They are all so clever that it is hard to choose.

  119. David Roberts, Jr.

    “Much Ado About Muffin”…

    Punny is good — in books and in life.

  120. Teresa Ward

    An old fashioned murder by Carol Miller. Love cozy mysteries!!!!

  121. Riva Laughlin

    [u]And Then There were Nuns[/u] – that one appeals and doesn’t sound like it’s been done before. I love cozies!

  122. Paula Carlson

    Killing Thyme is one of my favorites.

  123. Karl Stenger

    And Then There Were Nuns.

  124. Jean Feingold

    I prefer Breach of Crust, but they are all groaners! Interesting how many of these books have food themes.

  125. Judy Maggio

    I want to read -A Churn For The Worse!

  126. Chris77

    A Churn for the worst !! awesome title

  127. theresa norris

    I like Donna Andrews Die Like an Eagle.

  128. Marissa Culp

    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!

  129. Marissa Culp

    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!

  130. Susan Robinette

    And Then There Were Nuns is my favorite, closely followed by Prose and Cons

  131. Michele Van Epps

    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!

  133. Karen Mikusak

    Prose and Cons is my favorite.

  134. Sheila V.

    It is so hard to choose, but my fave is A Churn for the Worst.

  135. RosiePosie

    [b]Prose and Cons[/b] – 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!

  137. Rosemarie Simonelli

    [b]Prose and Cons[/b] – 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

  140. Laura McDonald

    Cheddar Off Dead, it is so cheesy!

  141. Joyce Redman

    Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower because it references writers, wine and Edgar Allan Poe. What more could you want?

  142. Crystal Blackburn

    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.

  143. Sally Dominguez-St John

    Great choices! Can’t wait!

  144. charles j hauser jr

    love these cozies- they’re not dashiell hammett but they’re very entertaining and usually well plotted

  145. bill norris

    so many good reads!!!

  146. Deborah Dumm

    I like the title Scene of the Brine the best.

  147. Marlyn Beebe

    I’m just killing thyme by entering this contest.
    😉

  148. Robin Weatherington

    [u][b]I Like Chedder Off Dead![/b][/u]

  149. Caryn St.Clair

    Thanks for the chance to win! This is a great contest!

  150. Linda S

    Prose and Cons!

  151. Linda Szekely

    Prose and Cons!

  152. Kandy Thome

    Cheddar Off Dead and Tangled up in Brew are both really good ones. Although the rest are quite clever too.

  153. susan beamon

    They all made me laugh. I do enjoy cozy mysteries and humor in my books.

  154. Russ Cross

    I’m mighty partial to “And Then There Were Nuns.”

  155. Roy H

    Cheddar Off Dead

  156. Suzanne McMannis

    And Then There Were Nuns must be the winner

  157. Sally Schmidt

    Love cozies with their unique titles and covers.

  158. Marisa Young

    And Then There Were Nuns gets my vote. Puns are great and so are authors with sense of humor.

  159. jane

    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.

  162. vickie dailey

    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

  163. Margaret Eveleigh

    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~

  164. Michael Carter

    Much Ado About Muffin!

  165. Sara Lontcoski

    An Old Fashioned Murder

  166. Tracey Henderson

    Caught Bread Handed since we love bread in our household!

  167. Sharon Shumway

    CAUGHT BREAD HANDED is the best, I could be cozy all winter long with these.

  168. Paula Adams

    I like the Die Like An Eagle by Donna Andrews

  169. Darlene Slocum

    Breach of Trust–I love the cozies and these all look interesting.

  170. Barbara Bibel

    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.

  172. Jean Dickinson

    All of these look “delish” but I’ll pick one… Leslie Budewitz’s KILLING THYME because that is my favorite fresh herb.

  173. Debra Fisher

    Prose and Cons – nothing like a good murder mystery.

  174. Debra Fisher

    Prose and Cons – nothing like a good murder mystery.

  175. Debra Fisher

    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.

  177. John Clark

    Tough choices, but I’m in on A Churn for the Worse and I’ll admit to buttering up whoever chooses the winner.

  178. Barbara Fish

    All of them look good, but AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS would be my first choice.

  179. Bridget Taylor

    Killing Thyme sounds good.

  180. Emma Cazabonne

    And Then There Were Nuns, for several reasons, one being I so enjoyed the book by Agatha Christie

  181. Susanne Troop

    Killing Thyme sounds interesting!

  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’

  184. Lori P

    Of these I like “Breach of Crust” best. Betcha the perp’s flaky!

  185. Sandra Furlotte

    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.

  188. Laurent Latulippe

    I like “Much Ado About Muffin” best.

  189. Clydia DeFreese

    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..

  190. Desmond Warzel

    Prose and Cons is the best title, and I also like the kitty on the cover.

  191. Rebekah Kloeppel

    I love puns, but you guys got muffin… I’m taking A Churn for the Worse 😀

  192. Jayna Martin

    I’m partial to “Cheddar Off Dead” and “Breach of Crust”. I guess food based puns are my thing!

  193. Karen Reittinger

    An Old-Fashioned Murderby Carol Miller.

  194. Mark Bailey

    These would be great to read. Great book names.

  195. J Macy

    Super great list. I love “Caught Bread Handed” & Ellie Alexander.

  196. Jackie Wisherd

    Die Like An Eagle is my favorite title.

  197. Peter W. Horton Jr.

    Riddle me this! Yes!

  198. Mary Lauff-Thompson

    I like Cheddar Off Dead not to sound cheesy.

  199. Beth Talmage

    “And Then There Were Nuns” is the funniest to me.

  200. julie hedrick

    An Old-Fashioned Murder sounds good.

  201. Mary Ann Woods

    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!

  203. Jerrie Adkins

    My favorite is _Prose And Cons_.

  204. Vivian T.

    As a graduate from a Catholic high school, I’m loving [b]And Then There Were Nuns[/b].

  205. missmeigs

    Much Ado about Muffin sounds fun!

  206. Karenk1

    Caught Bread Handed

  207. Saundra K. Warren

    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.

  209. 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.

  210. Julie Fore

    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

  212. Melissa Keith

    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

  213. Kyle Johnicker

    Much ado about Muffin

  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.

  215. Kim Johnston

    Can’t wait!

  216. Catherine Myers

    Killing thyme

  217. Anne Pichette

    Die like an Eagle. I am a big fan of Donna Andrew

  218. Anne Pichette

    Die like an Eagle. I am a big fan of Donna Andrew

  219. Linda Greene

    Love Caught Bread Handed for all the kneaded reasons!

  220. Erin Hartshorn

    Have to say And Then There Were Nuns, although Caught Bread Handed is a close second!

  221. KATHLEEN FLOYD

    Killing Thyme

  222. Susan Wasson

    They are all great but since I have to pick one, it’s And Then There Were Nuns.

  223. Susan Wasson

    They are all great but since I have to pick one, it’s And Then There Were Nuns.

  224. Jane Schwarz

    Die Like An Eagle, caught my eye (or is it, my fancy). Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  225. Helen Martin

    Absolutely punderful!

  226. Susan Mahaffey

    What a terrific group of books!

  227. bessert57

    12 Wow. A weekends worth of reading!!!!!

  228. Chris Rettig

    I love the variety of cozies, especially with clever titles. Prose and Cons is the best!

  229. L

    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.

  230. Belinda Shaw

    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.

  231. Joyce Mitchell

    I’ve loved Donna Andrews books for a long time, so Die Like an Eagle is my favorite. Thanks.

  232. Barbara Lima

    And Then There Were Nuns!

  233. ruth curtin

    caught bread handed

  234. Cynthia Mercado

    I like “Much Ado about Muffin”.

  235. vicki wurgler

    love these titles, favorite would be A churn for the worse

  236. Lori Walker

    Want!

  237. Jim Belcher

    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.

  238. Jourdain Sanders

    Caught Bread Handed was my favorite but they are all amazingly punny titles.

  239. Rhonda Stefani

    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!

  240. Susan Smith

    Much Ado About Muffin by Victoria Hamilton

  241. integrity4life1

    Die Like an Eagle looks very good.

  242. alyce poalillo

    I think Prose and Cons would be my favorite- you had me at Tuxedo cat and crow!

  243. kelly dunaway

    This was a great laugh when i needed it. Favorite, Die like an Eagle

  244. Rhonda Barkhouse

    They are all catchy. I like Much Ado About Muffin the best.

  245. Andrew Gordon

    Amanda Flower’s Prose and Cons

  246. rickel bart

    count me in–twice even!

  247. patricia skinner

    A Churn for the Worst. Love these titles!

  248. Portia Asher

    I love puns and mysteries…why is another mystery.

  249. Ann F

    I like the title Much Ado About Muffin the most

  250. zabby

    All those years of Catholic school means I have to pick AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS…

  251. Terrie

    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.

  252. Sandra Slack

    I like them all. But I am picking Much Ado About Muffin!
    Thanks for the chance to win these.

  253. Elizabeth J Downing

    Ceddar Off Dead is my favorite title but I love all cozy mysteries would love to read them al

  254. HESTER MAYO

    Ceddar Off Dead

  255. Mary Sylvester

    Perfect way to spend a cold winter day or night.

  256. KIMBERLY ANDERSON

    Killing Thyme

  257. Mike Rogers

    They all look great!

  258. Linda Armstrong

    Die Like an Eagle, hands down. I love all of her titles.

  259. crystle tellerday

    my aunt whould love these books

  260. carol bondell

    I love to read Cozy books, I really don’t know which is my favorite but Killing Thyme seems interesting

  261. Susan Gainen

    I look forward to loads of laughter from these books.

  262. Julia Barnes

    Much Ado About Muffin!

  263. Kimberly B Miller

    Cheddar off Dead

  264. donna graham

    Caught Bread Handed.
    All the puns are good. Thanks for the contest.

  265. Barbara Bolam

    Caught Bread Handed.

  266. Barbara Bolam

    Caught Bread Handed.

  267. beth shepherd

    Breach of crust

  268. Denise Sachs

    Much Ado About Muffin

  269. Gayle Jackobs

    They are all really good but my favorite is Die like an Eagle.

  270. julie hawkins

    And then there were nuns

  271. Kacey Robling

    I don’t know which one is my favorite. I’ve never read any of them. But it would be nice to!

  272. Vicki Andrew

    really liked Cheddar off Dead

  273. Susan Smoaks

    thanks for the chance to win, i love to read.

  274. Joyce Lokitus

    A Churn for the Worse seems so clever in representing the story.

  275. Carol Turner

    Die Like an Eagle, defintely. I love all Donna Andrews books.

  276. Di Richards

    Wow! What a great list! Thanks for putting it together.

  277. 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!

  278. Mecca Archuleta

    Tangled Up in Brew

  279. Linda Peters

    They all sound fantastic, eye catcher is Cheddar Off Dead, thanks for the chance

  280. Linda Peters

    They all sound fantastic, eye catcher is Cheddar Off Dead, thanks for the chance

  281. Ellie Wright

    Much Ado About Muffin but I want to read them all!!!

  282. Susan Blaisdell

    Killing Thyme

  283. Kim Keithline

    sounds great sign me up

  284. 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! 🙂

  285. Polly Johnson

    This is a wonderfully, creative contest. I love all the titles, and just hope I win.

  286. colten edwards

    SO MUCH PUN…I’ve not read any of these….

  287. Lorena Keech

    Caught Bread Handed tickles my fancy. But, come on, they are all so cute.

  288. marilou tripodis

    Caught bread handed is my favorite

  289. Pat Murphy

    ANd then were Nuns. South Bass Island. Perfect setting.

  290. Audrey L

    You know it’s cold when drivers instead of giving you the finger, give you the mitten.

  291. Linda Kish

    Die Like an Eagle makes me want to sing.

  292. Kimmy Ripley

    Cheddar Off Dead is my favorite title. So cheesy! LOL!

  293. Brenda Elsner

    My favorite title is cheddar off dead!!!

  294. kathy pease

    I like Tangled Up in Brew

  295. Ed Nemmers

    “Much Ado About Muffin” would be my choice.

  296. Stephanie MacDonald

    I liked Prose and Cons the best

  297. Jerry Marquardt

    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.

  298. trish mckee

    Caught Bread Handed is my favorite!! I’m still giggling over it.

  299. Joy Venters

    and then there were nuns

  300. Daniel Vice

    I would like this

  301. Richard Hicks

    Die like an eagle is my favorite

  302. Jennifer Brinker

    Caugh Bread Handed 🙂

  303. Carla Thompson

    These titles are so funny! I’d like to read these & see if they’re as good as they look.

  304. Bender Brau

    Breach of Crust.

  305. Tim Moss

    I’ll take Cheddar Off Dead.

  306. Shannon Parker

    I like Breach Of Crust

  307. Lily Kwan

    Cheddar Off Dead

  308. 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.

  309. JULES M.

    these are awesome. my fave is Much Ado About Muffin

  310. Heather Cowley

    Much Ado About Muffin is hilarious! I love most of them, but this one stuck out.

  311. Tammy Greer

    I would love An Old-Fashioned Murder by Carol Miller. Sounds intriguing!

  312. Remy Tankel-Carroll

    They’re all fantastic but if I have to choose just one, I have to go with A Churn for the Worse.

  313. JAMES LYNAM

    “Much ado about nothing” is a WINNER!

  314. JAMES LYNAM

    “Much ado about nothing” is a WINNER!

  315. veronica sandberg

    looks like a great read

  316. veronica sandberg

    looks like a great read

  317. Veronica Sandberg

    sounds great

  318. Veronica Sandberg

    sounds great

  319. Stella Sloop

    So, who is the winner?

  320. Sherri Swalinkavich

    Killing Thyme would be my favorite I believe. Thx for hosting contests

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