Faux-zy Mystery Book Titles

Are you a fan of cozy mysteries? I’ll be honest with you, I’m definitely not, but I’ve always been curious about the cutesy, wholesome sub-genre that took up space next to the darker mysteries and thrillers at B&N. Not curious enough to buy them, or even take out a title from the library, but still, a bit intrigued.

Thanks to NetGalley, I’m giving it a shot with Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (review to come). While reading, I did a quick Google search to see what made a cozy book cozy and noticed they all have very colorful punny titles.

What tickles me the most is that they never seem to run out of ideas, so I thought it would be fun to come with my own fake cozy book titles.

Check out the list below and let me know which ones you would read!

23 Faux-zy Mystery Book Titles 

  1. Angel Cake Assault

  2. Pumpkin Pie Pummeling

  3. Red Velvet Reckoning

  4. The Pecan Pie Prosecutor

  5. The Guacamole Gangster

  6. First Degree Frittata

  7. The Cognac Killer

  8. Hazelnut Spread Heist

  9. Rhubarb and Robbery

  10. A Crabcake Conspiracy

  11. Mac ‘n Cheese Murder

  12. The Doughnut Defendant

  13. Birthday Cake Criminal

  14. The Catnip Napper

  15. Peaches, Cream, and Solitary Confinement

  16. Sweet Potato Solicitor

  17. Pop Tart Treason

  18. Teatime and Trespassing

  19. Sugarplum Smackdown

  20. A Rum Punch Rumble

  21. Pie and Punishment

  22. Cinnabon Serial Killer

  23. Homemade Homicide

Titles I Made Up, Then Found Out Are Real

  1. Murder À La Mode

  2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Murder

  3. The Honeysuckle Homicide

Do any of these fake titles appeal to you? Which ones would you buy?

If you have your own punny title, I definitely wanna read it!


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