Monday, April 6, 2015

The Cozy Cookbook {+ Giveaway}

The Cozy CookbookI’m thrilled today to tell you about a new cookbook featuring numerous cozy murder mystery authors and recipes from their bestselling series that releases tomorrow (April 7).

In addition, thanks to the lovely Danielle at Penguin Group, I have a copy of the cookbook to giveaway to a lucky visitor. Please see the end of the post for more details. Now let me share my thoughts on this fun book.

If you love good food and enjoy an intriguing murder mystery, then there’s a new cookbook perfect for you.

THE COZY COOKBOOK: More Than 100 Recipes from Today’s Bestselling Mystery Writers is filled with delicious recipes, as well as excerpts from New York Times bestselling authors and Berkley Prime Crime favorites.

The tasty recipes are from numerous cozy murder mystery series you love. The cookbook is divided into the following categories: Breakfast; Breads, Muffins, and Other Baked Goods; Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches; Drinks; Appetizers; Main Courses; Side Dishes; and Desserts. Sprinkled throughout the recipes are tasty morsels from these favorite series to whet your mystery taste buds.

THE COZY COOKBOOK also includes a list highlighting the series featured in the book with all the books in the series listed. There is also a section featuring the bios of all the authors participating in the cookbook. The authors include: Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber, Ellery Adams, Connie Archer, Leslie Budewiz, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, B.B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay, and Paige Shelton.

This delightful cookbook will reunite you with some of your favorite mystery characters and hopefully introduce you to a few new ones. The delectable recipes are written in an easy-to-follow format making the preparing process more fun. The only downside to this charming book is there are no photos of the prepared dishes to drool over.

THE COZY COOKBOOK is a perfect addition to the mystery/food lovers’ kitchen collection.

The Cozy Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from Today’s Bestselling Mystery Writers, Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425277867, Paperback, 384 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


This giveaway is for one print copy of THE COZY COOKBOOK. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 12 a.m. on Monday, April 13. 

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient. The winner from this giveaway will have 72 hours to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. The email will have ‘Thoughts in Progress Cozy Cookbook’ in the subject line, just so you know what to watch for (in case it goes into your spam folder).

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you collect recipes? Have you jotted down or made note of recipes from mystery series you follow? Do you have a favorite recipes from a series?

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  1. The Cozy Cookbook sounds lovely and would provide me with a great selection of delightful recipes. What a special collection which I would treasure. Thanks for this feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I like the idea of murder mystery being cross with the recipes

  3. What a brilliant idea. My very best ever chocolate muffin recipe comes from a mystery by Kerry Greenwood (an Australian cosy writer).

  4. sounds delightful, not that I would ever let my cat get up on the kitchen counter :)

  5. Mystery writer cookbook - clever.
    Cat and dog on this one. Dogs still ahead though.

  6. Sad there are no photos. That does make a difference.

  7. Now, that's a really good idea, Mason - a cookbook that gathers recipes from several different authors! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love a cozy with extra "treats" inside.

  9. Cookbooks are one of my downfalls. A girl can be never have too many.

  10. I love cookbooks and what a great idea to gather the recipes from the cozy mysteries!

    wfnren at aol dot com

  11. Hi Mason - this sounds like an essential cookbook for any lover of food, and lover of cozy crime .. up my street - except (boo hoo) I don't qualify ...

    Pity about the photos though .. I can see they'd add costs to the book - but just really entice readers and buyers in ...

    Cheers - sounds a very good read - Hilary

  12. I love the idea of so many cozy mysteries in one cookbook, there have been so many that I want to try, then forget which book I saw it in.

  13. So many of my favorite authors, willing to share their recipes! The cookbook looks wonderful! Thanks!

  14. Sounds like a really cool cookbook.

  15. I collect recipes, including those in cozies.

  16. i love recipes, always on the look out for great ones


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