A pun is a play on words that's usually made for comic effect. These pun-titled clever mystery cozies are all that and more.
Flashlight Worthy says:
Leah, who's a regular contributor here at FLW, is always expanding our horizons. For those who don't know, a "cozy" is a mystery novel which includes a bloodless crime and contains very little violence, sex, or coarse language. By the end of the story, the criminal is punished and order is restored to the community.
by Maddy Hunter
This cozy is not only a nice mystery, but itís also very funny.
by Patricia Harwin
Expat Catherine has found not only a home in Far Wychwood, an idyllic English village, but also murder. If you are a British cozy lover, you will enjoy this one.
by Sammi Carter
Abby Shaw runs a candy shop called Divinity. All turns sour when another merchant ends up dying in a fire and the cause is arson. And with Abbyís brother is the chief suspect.
by Diana Killian
Literary scholar Grace Hollister visits the English Lake District and stumbles upon murder. This is a bit different than the usual cozy. Thereís a bit more adventure and suspense.
by Jill Churchill
This yuletide cozy is a hoot and Jane is busy as ever trying to host two holiday parties and dealing with a houseful of Christmas company. And if all that is not enough someone goes and gets murdered.
by India Ink
Persia Rose Vanderbilt returns to her Washington state home to help out in her auntís bath and body shop, Venus Envy. The suds really hit the proverbial fan when not one, but two murders occur and Persia has to try and not get herself into a lather and figure out who did it.
by Kate Kingsbury
This charming British series takes place in 1914. I must say this is one of the coziest of the many Christmas cozies that have been published. So get ye some figgy pudding, a Christmas cracker and enjoy.
by Diane Mott Davidson
There are quite a few culinary mystery series, but the exploits of caterer sleuth Goldy Bear Schulz are by far my favorites.
by Tamar Myers
This first in a very prolific series features Magdalena Yoder, a cranky, quick-witted Mennonite innkeeper who is forever getting herself involved in solving murders. Lots of fun word play in this very entertaining series.
by Mary Daheim
Come on — you knew someone was going to make a Viagra Falls joke. This is number 24 in this madcap, fun series.
by Jasper Fforde
A very well-received book despite its screwball plot.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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