Top Ten Tuesday: The Best Punny Cozy Mystery Titles

Posted July 11, 2017 by meezcarrie in cozy mystery, Top Ten Tuesday / 30 Comments


While the folks at The Broke and the Bookish are taking a much-needed maternity leave, of sorts, from guiding the topics each week for Top Ten Tuesday, we bloggers are free to come up with our own ideas! This week I want to talk about my favorite ‘punny’ cozy mystery titles.

Most of the time here on RimSP, you will find reviews of Christian/clean fiction. But I love reading and reviewing cozy mysteries as well. If you’re wondering what constitutes a cozy mystery, well there’s still some debate on that but to get a better idea check out one of my fave posts from another blogger for a previous Top Ten Tuesday.

One of the main things that first attracts me to a new series are the TITLES. Y’all. Cozy mystery titles are just the best. They are sure to make me smile, especially the punniest among them. Here are ten series/authors whose titles I love!

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What about you? Which of these made you smile the most? Do you have any other faves that I didn’t mention?

Hey! While we’re talking about cozy mysteries I’d love to invite you to join me, Lynn Cahoon, and Laura Bradford for a GIRL’S NIGHT OUT Facebook Party July 19th at 8PM Eastern!!

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30 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: The Best Punny Cozy Mystery Titles

    • Carrie

      oh i know! that’s one of my very faves. It makes me smile when I pass the book on my shelves lol

  1. Andrea Stephens

    I love the punny titles! I read a couple of Christy Barritt’s books years ago, didn’t realize the series continued (easily distracted). I love the title Batter of Life and Death

    • Carrie

      Confession: I haven’t actually read Christy’s cozy series yet but I love her other books so I know it’s good 🙂

  2. Mimi Oliphant

    Love the Brewing Trouble mysteries. Can’t wait till A Room with a Brew comes out in October!

  3. I love a cozy with a great pun! I picked up Due or Die a few years ago from title alone. Other great ones are the Liss MacCrimmon series by Kaitlyn Dunnett (Kilt Dead and Scone Cold Dead are the first two), Pennyfoot Hotel mysteries by Kate Kinsbury (Slay Bells is my favorite), Her Royal Spyness mysteries by Rhys Bowen (Naughty in Nice, another great title), and the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle (great coffee puns like French Pressed, Espresso Shot, Dead to the Last Drop – they are all awesome!). This is a super fun list this week! <3

  4. Dot Dittman

    I really enjoyed The Pancake House Mysteries by Sarah Fox. I like that the pancake house in the series is called “The Flip Side.” I’m adding to your list with Elise Sax’s Matchmaker Mysteries Series: An Affair to Dismember, Citizen Pain, The Wizard of Saws, Field of Screams, West Side Gory, From Fear to Eternity, Scareplane. I think that’s all of them.

  5. Jill W.

    I’ve noticed many punny titles, but the only one I can think of off hand right now is “Death by Chocolate Lab” by Bethany Blake.

  6. I haven’t read Sandra’s series, but I hear is a great series. Thanks so much for the reminder to check those out (plus, those covers are so cute and eye-catching). I did once read a series by Jill Elizabeth Nelson that reminds me of Sandra’s books – or the impression I have of them. 🙂

    Thanks so much, as always, for visiting Finding Wonderland, Carrie!

  7. Gloria Anderson

    I have read all of Lynn’s Tourist Trap series and have enjoyed them. I just finished Over Maya Dead Body and it is great. I really like Amanda Flower’s books as well.

  8. Paula S.

    I’m reading Ready to Fumble by Cristy Barritt . Parnell Hall has some Puzzle Lady cozies. The Purloined Puzzle, and other take offs on book titles.

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