I love cozy mysteries. They tend to be quick, light reading. There’s a series for every imaginable topic and hobby. The thing I love the most about a cozy is the title. Cozy titles are usually funny. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the title came from but they are always entertaining.
Here is a list of the best cozy titles I’ve seen this week:
- Tapas, Carrot Cake, and a Corpse by Sherri Bryan
- Barbecue, Bourbon, and Bullets by M. E. Harmon
- Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan
- Up the Creek Without a Poodle by Madison Johns
- Motherhood is Murder by Diana Orgain
- A Ghost in Time by J. D. Winters
- Sliced and Toasted with Murder by J. R. Pearson
- Drape Expectations by Karen Rose Smith
- Crazy as a Quilt by Arlene Sachitano
- Spies and Spells by Tonya Kappes
Book titles are just as important as good book covers. When I scan the shelves for a new book to read, a witty title and snazzy cover will get my attention. The more original the better.
Recently I was reading over the list of books written by Mary Higgins Clark. I don’t know if she qualifies for cozies, but she’s one of my favorite mystery writers. Several of her Christmas mysteries are titled from Christmas carols. The song lyrics don’t stop there-
Lyrics for titles by M.H. Clark
- I’ll Be Seeing You
- Remember Me
- Let Me Call You Sweetheart
- Moonlight Becomes You
- You Belong to Me
Donna Andrews has a series with birds in the title:
- Some Like it Hawk
- Duck the Halls
- The Good, the Bad, and the Emus
- Stork Raving Mad
Then there’s the Bones Series:
(Sarah Booth Delaney) by Carolyn Haines
- Rock-a-Bye Bones
- Bone to Be Wild
- Jingle Bones
- Booty Bones
You get the idea. A good title goes a long way.
What one of your favorite titles?