Sunday, April 26, 2015

Review/Book Giveaway: The Cozy Cookbook

About the Book

Genre: Cook Book, Non-Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Release Date: April 2015

Synopsis from the publisher's website ...



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.

My Review

This is an absolutely beautiful book from cover to cover. The scene on the front cover of a kitchen with a cat and dog is so peaceful looking and very inviting to want to cook there. I can picture baking all kinds of goodies there.

This is a collection of recipes and book excerpts from some of the top bestselling cozy mystery authors today. The book is divided into different sections for different meals and desserts. There are, also, excerpts from each author’s books. Some of these authors I have already read, others have been on my TBR forever. So, many of the excerpts are new to me. It gave a very small taste of what these authors offer in their books and now I’m anxious to read all of them. I wish I could read faster!

If you like to bake, cook or entertain, this is the perfect book for you. Even if you don’t, this is still a great book to have in your collection. I enjoyed it very much. A treasure for all cozy mystery lovers.

FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


How would you like to win a print copy of this beautiful book by several popular cozy mystery authors, The Cozy Cookbook? Thanks to Berkley, I have one to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

4) For one extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway.

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No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on April 26th (midnight est) and ends on May 3rd (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. The Cozy Cookbook sounds delightful, and the cover is adorable. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for this opportunity.

  3. Thank you for the chance to win. Would love to have this cookbook.

  4. Cozy sounds perfect for me thanks for giveaway.

  5. Wow, sounds like a nice cozy. I like the cover too.

  6. This is a very special and lovely cookbook. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. My favorite cozies involve food and I'm always wanting to try the yummy looking recipes at the end of the books. This looks perfect for me!

  8. I'm a fan of all these authors so collecting their recipes in one book is a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I've been a cozy reader for years and certainly appreciate all the recipes that you put into your books. This book puts them all in one place making it easier to find the ones I want to try.

    I hope I'm the lucky winner.

  10. Such a fun way to meet new authors and visit familiar ones.

  11. This sounds like a great cookbook! Thank you for the terrific post and contest!

  12. Sounds like a yummy read!!!!
    Carol Smith

  13. This will make a great addition to my cookbook collection!!!!!

  14. Great give away, thank you.

  15. I have wanted a copy of thisbook for along just is a great Idea

  16. I read the various series by most of these authors (and have new ones to check out now!) and would love to have this!

  17. This cozy cookbook sounds fun and great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Who wouldn't enjoy a cookbook by favorite authors? Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. thank you for this giveaway....
    maybe it'll get me into the kitchen besides using the microwave....LOL!!!

  20. Oh, I've been yearning for this book! Several of the authors I follow on Facebook have posted about their recipe(s) in this cookbook. Thanks for inviting me to this giveaway, Yvonne!

  21. I'd love to get my hands on this book. I'm a cozy addict and I plan to start trying recipes in the books and posting them along with my reviews. All of these yummie recipes in one book. Too awesomesauce! LOL

  22. I read so many cozy mysteries by various authors that include recipes. The idea of putting the recipes in to book form is wonderful. Hopefully I will get lucky and win a copy.

  23. I've been eying this book for a little while now! I do enjoy baking, and to some extent cooking as well. And I've seen some very delicious-looking recipes in various cozy mysteries. What a great idea to gather some of them together in a single book!

  24. Love when cozies have mysteries. This would be wonderful!

  25. I would love to win this book and try the recipes

  26. The cozy cookbook sounds great! Besides reading my other passion is cooking! Thank you

  27. This sounds so awesome!! I love the recipes at the back of cozies, though I've never actually made one. Will definitely have to check this out!!

  28. I love to cook so this cookbook would be highly coveted in my kitchen . .I like all these authors and look forward to trying their recipes . I look especially forward to Victoria Hamilton recipes. I attempted to add my twit and good reads entry on the rafflecopter but it says it does not work. Hope I still qualify.. Thank you .

  29. I think it's wonderful that so many cozy writers got together for this book. I'm so excited about it!

  30. So many cozies have recipes that I just don't have enough room for all of them. Since I first started reading cozies I've wished that they were all (or at least a lot of them) gathered together in one book. Now they are. YAY! Can't wait to get my hands on this.


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