Who doesn’t love a good pun? Wait, don’t answer that. Unless the answer is yes. Because your RT Web Team can’t resist punning. And some of the best puns can be found in the titles of cozy mystery novels. Not gonna lie, we kind of envy the editors who get to participate in these title brainstorming sessions. We’ve collected some of our recent favorites below — they’ll slay you!
Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen (Berkley, April 2014)
Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford (Berkley, March 2014)
A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan (Berkley, February 2014)
A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell (Kensington, June 2014)
Cloche and Dagger and Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay (Berkley, August 2013 and December 2012)
Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra (Berkley, May 2013)
End Me a Tenor by Joelle Charbonneau (Berkley, April 2013)
The Ghoul Next Door and Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie (Signet, January 2014 and March 2010)
Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs (Berkley, March 2014)
Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle (Berkley, December 2013)
A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake (Signet, November 2013)
Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz (Berkley, July 2014)
Basil Instinct and You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa (Pocket, June 2014 and May 2013)
Have you come across a cozy mystery title that caused a giggling fit? Let us know in the comments! For more genre news and coverage visit our Everything Mystery/Suspense/Thriller page.
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