Friday, April 10, 2015

Book Review & Giveaway: The Cozy Cookbook


From the publisher: Great meals don’t have to be a mystery—but they can come from a mystery. Selecting the most delicious recipes from some of the most popular names in crime solving, The Cozy Cookbook serves up mouth-watering appetizers, entrèes, and desserts that will leave your family or book club group asking, “Whodunit?”

In addition to recipes, choose a sleuth du jour from our menu of mystery series and get a taste of each of our authors’ bread and butter—page-turning puzzles and stay-up-all-night suspense in excerpts from their bestselling works.

Whether you like your meals sautéed, roasted, baked, or served cold like revenge, The Cozy Cookbook has something to satisfy every mystery fan.


One of my favorite things about cozy mysteries is when a character prepares a mouth-watering dish, and then finding the recipe at the end of the book. It's hard to remember which books contain recipes I want to try, though, so that's what makes this book such a brilliant idea.

Over 100 recipes are featured in 8 categories, everything from Spanish Quiche to Skillet Lasagna to Jasmine Tea Truffles. Of the 11 authors featured, each of their culinary cozy series is listed with excerpts to whet your appetite (in more ways than one). I think this would be a particularly fun book to use at book club meetings. Imagine a night discussing a delicious cozy while munching on the same book's recipes!

For cookbook collectors and mystery lovers, this is one for the keeper shelf. Truffles just has one question...with cats and dogs such an important part of cozy mysteries, why is there no section of pet recipes?

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, April 17th for your chance to win a copy of The Cozy Cookbook. (US entries only, please.)

32 comments:

  1. This cookbook looks amazing. Thank you for the opportunity. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  2. This cookbook looks fun and amazing. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  3. I love cookbooks, especially fun ones (I have the Downton Abbey and Harry Potter unofficial cookbooks, for example), so The Cozy Cookbook just tickles me. I have made recipes found in cozies, and this collection sounds terrific, and it is just adorable. Thanks so much for the chance!

    michstjame at gmail dot com

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  4. The Cozy Cookbook sounds heavenly! And the cover is adorable. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. This books sounds great, my husband and I love to cook. Thanks for a chance to win.
    weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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  6. A book with a cat and recipes- I'm in :)

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  7. What a fun giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Cookbooks and cozy mysteries are my favorite types of books ! Thank you for the giveaway ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  9. Would love a chance to win. Sounds like a great book.
    Sue B
    katsrus@gmail.com

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  10. Looks like great cozy cookbook, what a great combination.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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  11. I would love this! Love these authors.
    sarah2323 at gmail dot com

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  12. Sounds like a great read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. I'm glad that someone came up with the idea to combine recipes for those of us who enjoy cozy mysteries and the recipes they include. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  14. This cozy cookbook is a treasure. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Impressive and great cookbook which interests me. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Recipes from favorite authors - what's not to love!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  17. There are so many tempting recipes in my cozies that many end up on the shelf with my cookbooks.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  18. Count me in! Have a great weekend, Melissa and Truffles! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  19. I love to bake so I'm hoping there are many cake, cookie and dessert recipes within the pages! Thank you for a chance to win!
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  20. The cozy cookbook sounds delightful! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I collect cookbooks and would LOVE to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  22. Cookbooks, cats and cozies! My three favorite C's! I really hope I win this one!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  23. Really like a copy of this. Thank you for the chance.

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  24. I love trying the recipes included in the back of cozy mysteries! This will make a great addition if I can win a copy.

    fionalwoods (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. What an interesting cover! I thank you for chance to win a copy of The Cozy Cookbook. I do like cookbooks :)
    dkstevensne AToutlook (dotCoM)

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  26. Cozy cookbook sounds super. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  27. Please count me in.

    determineddebby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. mmmmm! yeah.. why no pet recipes? (guess that'll be the next one)
    there is one small problem with that photo of Truffles.... i keep wanting to kiss her belly! too many smooch marks on the screen and luckily, no claw marks on my lips tho.
    woofmew@aol.com

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  29. I do not have pets so have not thought about it. Good idea for the authors.

    Animals and children always help make as story in my opinion.

    Appreciate the giveaway.

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  30. I love cookbooks and mysteries. I have tried recipes from mysteries and they were great.

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