May 25, 2023
Enjoy a good laugh when you see pun-filled titles? Here’s a list of cozy mysteries with very punny titles that will give you a giggle. Cozy mysteries are usually light-hearted mysteries, so curl up and get cozy with this list of cozies.
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews
This is one of many Meg Langslow mysteries, but they can each be stand-alone novels—no need to read them all in order! This mystery follows Meg helping her long-lost grandfather find her grandmother; some murder ensues, and the gang must solve it!
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
This is the first of a cozy mystery series taking place in a small college town. Culinary cozies are warm and fuzzy and include food you are just dying to try.
Careless Whiskers by Miranda James
Librarians love cats, and you just can’t make a list of cozy mysteries without including a few cats. This book series is about a librarian and his cat sidekick that solve crimes. To make it even more library-centric, the author is also a librarian (and probably has a cat because we all do, it’s almost like a requirement of our jobs). Put all those things together with a title that’s a pun on a George Michael song and you have a masterpiece!
Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
Have you ever done work on a house? The workload to flip a whole house is killer. This cozy series is about a house flipper and her cat that have to solve a crime. It doesn’t get much cozier than that.
The Fast and the Furriest by Sofie Ryan
If you’re looking for yet another unique career-cozy mystery look no further, because this book is about a thrift store owner! She and her cat must solve the mystery of the death of an out-of-towner in this small Maine town.
Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton
Does your local knitting gang like solving crime? Maggie Sefton’s knitting group does! And Sefton is a Northern Colorado local, so if you love this book, you can make the hike to visit the real-life yarn store it’s based on in Fort Collins!
Mean and Shellfish by Tamar Myers
We might be in a land-locked state, but if you’re craving seafood and a mystery, pick up this punny title! Magdalena Yoder must solve a murder during the Billy Goat Gruff festival, but is she also a target?
Cheddar off Dead by Julia Buckley
If you can imagine a theme, any theme at all, there is probably a cozy mystery with that theme. Look no further to find your cheese-themed mystery! Yes this might also be Christmas themed, but crime can happen any time of the year and even if it’s Christmas, your local cheese-monger might still need to solve a mystery with their dog companion.
Dim Sum of all Fears by Vivien Chien
If you love Chinese food and need a book to pair with your take-out night—this book is it! Lana Lee is back at solving crime while working at her parent’s restaurant. This book will make you hungry, so come prepared with food!