"Punny" Mysteries

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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.


Alpine for You: A Passport to Peril Mystery

by Maddy Hunter

This cozy is not only a nice mystery, but it’s also very funny.


Arson and Old Lace: A Far Wychwood Mystery

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.


Candy Apple Dead

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 Abby’s brother is the chief suspect.


High Rhymes and Misdemeanors: A Poetic Death Mystery

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. There’s a bit more adventure and suspense.


The Merchant of Menace

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.


Scent to Her Grave

by India Ink

Persia Rose Vanderbilt returns to her Washington state home to help out in her aunt’s 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.


Slay Bells

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.


Sticks & Scones

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.


Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth

by Tamar Myers

Meet Magdalena Yoder, a frank-talking, frugal Mennonite innkeeper.

This debut title finds Magdalena running herd on a bunch of unruly hunters and animal rights activists. Things are already amiss when murder comes calling.


Vi Agra Falls: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery

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.


Thursday Next: First Among Sequels

by Jasper Fforde

A very well-received book despite its screwball plot.