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


FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra 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… read them below or add one }

1 Stacie Amelotte March 28, 2015 at 12:39pm

Totally LOVE this idea! Culinary cozies are my favorite. This is a must to add to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway!
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2 Annette N March 28, 2015 at 1:07pm

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


3 Jeanetta S. March 29, 2015 at 12:37am

I like the idea of collection recipes from various authors. This book sounds delicious. Thank you for the giveaway.


4 Jill March 29, 2015 at 5:20am

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


5 Kiki March 29, 2015 at 7:34am

Love the ideal of cozy cookbook recipie.


6 Valerie Hoynacki March 29, 2015 at 8:15am

sounds YUMMY and wonderful!!!


7 Janet M
Twitter: @harbingerdc
March 29, 2015 at 8:44am

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



8 Nancy B March 29, 2015 at 8:54am

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.


9 Tony March 29, 2015 at 8:59am

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


10 Leslie S
Twitter: @StoreyBookRev
March 29, 2015 at 9:13am

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


11 Mary Holshouser March 29, 2015 at 9:34am

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.


12 Barbara Hawk
Twitter: @angelhwk68
March 29, 2015 at 10:17am

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


13 Dianne Bahn March 29, 2015 at 11:00am

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


14 Jerri Cachero March 29, 2015 at 11:08am

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!


15 Debbie Price March 29, 2015 at 12:00pm

I would love to own this cook book!


16 Kristin Lundgren
Twitter: @thehouseai
March 29, 2015 at 12:17pm

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 Cyn209 March 29, 2015 at 12:50pm

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


18 Di Richards
Twitter: @Richardsdm
March 29, 2015 at 12:55pm

Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck with the series


19 Sharon Dixon March 29, 2015 at 1:29pm

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


20 Sherry G
Twitter: @sherrypg
March 29, 2015 at 1:30pm

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


21 Rhonda
Twitter: @Rhondareads
March 29, 2015 at 1:42pm

Wow sounds perfect for me.


22 Mary
Twitter: @Mcheverie1
March 29, 2015 at 1:43pm

love mysteries and would a chance to win!


23 Linda May March 29, 2015 at 1:43pm

Love new recipes. thanks for the Giveaway.


24 Andra Weis
Twitter: @momtoz
March 29, 2015 at 2:40pm

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


25 Carlotta Kitchen March 29, 2015 at 3:40pm

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


26 Marsha Cole
Twitter: @MarshaC74
March 29, 2015 at 4:33pm

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.


27 Cynthia Dunphy March 29, 2015 at 4:36pm

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


28 Sheila Golding March 29, 2015 at 4:38pm

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


29 Dana March 29, 2015 at 4:42pm

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!


30 Chris March 29, 2015 at 5:46pm

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


31 taurus March 29, 2015 at 8:10pm

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


32 laura March 29, 2015 at 8:26pm

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


33 Claudia Rivera March 29, 2015 at 9:04pm

What a sweet treat!


34 Glenda S. Hefty
Twitter: @Glenda Hefty
March 29, 2015 at 10:34pm

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!


35 Sandra March 30, 2015 at 6:17am

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


36 VO Humowiecki March 30, 2015 at 11:33am

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


37 Barbara Franklin March 30, 2015 at 11:59am

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


38 Corky Fisher March 30, 2015 at 12:02pm

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


39 Liz C March 30, 2015 at 1:25pm

Mouth watering! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.


40 Yvonne S. March 30, 2015 at 2:27pm

Would love to win a copy of this cookbook!!


41 Linda Hall March 30, 2015 at 4:13pm

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!


42 Marsha Bachmeier
Twitter: @kidisitor
March 30, 2015 at 4:25pm

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


43 Betty Jo English March 30, 2015 at 4:49pm

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.


44 Sandy Hemsher
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
March 30, 2015 at 6:58pm

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!!!!!


45 Teresa Kander
Twitter: @togetherforlife
March 31, 2015 at 2:08am

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


46 Donna Arnold March 31, 2015 at 3:58am

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


47 Elaine Ellen April 1, 2015 at 7:54am

I would so love to win this book!


48 Janet McCord
Twitter: @JanetL621
April 1, 2015 at 8:52am

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


49 Karen Carter
Twitter: @Ksc1964
April 6, 2015 at 7:28am

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


50 Nikki LaGrange
Twitter: @sunflowerface2
April 7, 2015 at 10:26am

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


51 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
April 13, 2015 at 11:19am

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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