The Cozy Cookbook:More than 100 Recipes from Today’s Bestselling Mystery Authors

Mar 28, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of The Cozy Cookbook, along with a link to purchase the book.

If you keep your stash of culinary mysteries close to the kitchen, if you dog-ear the pages and have Post It tabs marking your favorite recipes, if you’ve ever wondered, “Why can’t these all be in one place?” —well, ask no more, The Cozy Cookbook is here.

With recipes and excerpts from books, free time will be a thing of the past. You’ll find new authors to read, new books in familiar series, and you’ll try recipes previously found in books you’ve read or have in the TBR (to be read) stack. Check the Kings River archives—many of the books have been reviewed here.

cookbookGet ready for breakfast—like the Fat-Free, Cheese-Free, Yolk-Free, High-Fiber Omelet by Julie Hyzy. To balance that healthy meal, have the Charmed Bacon-Lattice Breakfast Pie from Ellery Adams. Mixed in with the twelve recipes are excerpts from State of the Onion, Pecan Pies and Homicides, A Spoonful of Murder–Julie Hyzy’s White House Chef mystery, Ellery Adams magical bakeshop series, and Connie Archer’s soup restaurant books.

Ready for Breads, Muffins and Other Baked Goods? The thirteen recipes include Blueberry Gingerbread from B. B. Haywood, Clare Cosi’s Doughnut Muffins from Cleo Coyle, and Cliff’s Pear Bread from Paige Shelton. Excerpts are from Town in a Blueberry Jam, Hail to the Chef, Bran New Death, A Brew to Kill, Muffin But Murder—B. B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Victoria Hamilton, Cleo Coyle, Paige Shelton.

There are sections for soups, salads and sandwiches, drinks, appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts with more excerpts stirred into the mix. A nice index at the back of the book will take you right to the page you need. In case you forgot anybody, there’s a list of the authors, bios and series too—Avery Aames’ cheese shop series, and as Daryl Wood Gerber the Cookbook Nook books, Ellery Adams and the Charmed Pie Shop tales, soup lover’s mysteries by Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz’ Food Lovers’ Village as well as a new series, a Seattle Spice Shop book, Laura Child’s tea shop stories, Cleo Coyle’s coffee shop mysteries, Victoria Hamilton’s vintage kitchen and merry muffin books, B. B. Haywood’s Candy Holliday murders, in the White House kitchen with Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay’s cupcake bakery and library lover’s books, and Paige Shelton’s country cooking school.

There are over 100 recipes and 372 pages of sheer enjoyment. Buy your Post Its now. You won’t want to lose any time once you see the book.

To enter to win a copy of The Cozy Cookbook, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Cookbook,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 7, 2015. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

If you enjoy food mysteries, why not check out KRL’s food column How I Met My Dinner where you will find out about some great food & get recipes!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books:

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes two mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble. You can also find several of Sandra’s short stories on UnTreed Reads including her new one Bananas Foster.

51 Comments

  1. Totally LOVE this idea! Culinary cozies are my favorite. This is a must to add to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Scouts579 (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. My mouth is watering and I would love to win this book.

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  3. I like the idea of collection recipes from various authors. This book sounds delicious. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. This would be a welcome addition to my cookbook collection. The recipes in these books often make my mouth water.

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  5. Love the ideal of cozy cookbook recipie.

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  6. sounds YUMMY and wonderful!!!

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  7. I love books with recipes and love recipe books!!!

    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I do love the different recipes found in Cozies but since I read on a Kindle it is just about impossible to try one. Thanks a lot for the chance to win the book.

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  9. What a great cover. Makes me want to read & review. Thanks for chance to win.

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  10. I would love to win this book! I love cookbooks and have way too many.

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  11. Would be wonderful to have all of the recipes in one book.
    I copy out the one’s that I want to try but it’s hard to keep them together and to remember what you have.
    thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.

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  12. I would love to add this to my collection! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. What a wonderful collection ! A nice gift for yourself or for that mystery lover who can never have too many cookbooks.

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  14. Now that winter is making its exit, I would love to try new recipes! I enjoy cozy mysteries- especially those with recipes included..Thanks for the chance!

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  15. I would love to own this cook book!

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  16. Love this idea! For years I have been yumming over the recipes in my cozies. Nice to see a bunch of them in one book – fun to read, and to eat.

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  17. sounds like a winner to me!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck with the series

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  19. What a fantastic giveaway! I love cookbooks and cozy mysteries. Thanks!!!

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  20. I’m all about the cozies. Just found Jenn McKinlay’s books. Love them!

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  21. Wow sounds perfect for me.

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  22. love mysteries and would a chance to win!

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  23. Love new recipes. thanks for the Giveaway.

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  24. Such a brilliant idea. Would be grreat to have this sitting next to my Joanne Fluke`s Lake Eden Cookbook!

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  25. This would be a wonderful book to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I would LOVE to win this. I have a huge collection of cook books and this would be a great addition. I love cozy mysteries.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Would love to make all those yummy recipes based on my fave cozy mysteries

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  28. What a great idea. Putting all these recipies in one place. Thank you.

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  29. I love these! Sometimes my mouth waters so much while I’m reading that I’m afraid I may gain weight just from the descriptions!

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  30. I love cookbooks – and this one sounds like lots of fun.

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  31. Love culinary mysteries and all the yummy recipes that are included.

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  32. Would love to have this to go with my cookbook collection!

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  33. What a sweet treat!

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  34. I’ve copied quite a few recipes out of the cozy books I’ve gotten at the library and I’ve found most of them to be really good. This is a great idea!

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  35. I do not need another cookbook. I do not need more mysteries to add to Mount TBR. I cannot resist this book….

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  36. Love the recipes in the Cozy Mystery books. Keep them coming.

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  37. I love cozy mysteries and the recipes have all been great. I would like some more to try out….

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  38. Would love to win this cookbook. have copied–and tried–SO many cozy recipes!!

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  39. Mouth watering! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

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  40. Would love to win a copy of this cookbook!!

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  41. I’ll never live long enough to try all the recipes that appeal to me ;nor, will I live long enough to read all the books I buy!

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  42. I always love the books that include the recipes of dishes mentioned in them! 🙂

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  43. I have been a long time cookbook collector. So I have been pulled to the cozy books and their recipes. Would love to add their cookbook to my collection.

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  44. I love it and always buy cookbooks when these authors like Joanne Fluke, Diane Mott Davidson, and Kathi Daley publish them. This one is great because it has multiple authors.MUST HAVE THIS ONE!!!!!

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  45. I LOVE cozy mysteries, particularly those that include recipes, so this is an AMAZING idea. Would love to win a copy!

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  46. This is a great idea. I love mystery books, especially those with recipes. It’s always good to have them in one place.

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  47. I would so love to win this book!

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  48. What fun! Mysteries and food. I’d love to spend time with this cookbook!

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  49. I can’t wait for the release of this cookbook, I have been waiting forever for its release!

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  50. This sounds fantastic! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

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  51. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher

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