All Things Mysterious Volume Ninety-Two
Pun On Fourth Down
Y_r friendly blogger has always wondered if the supposition is true, that the writers and editors of cozy mysteries spend as much or more time thinking up truly awful puns for the titles than they do actually writing the book! Here are some examples of what I’m talking about:
Silence of the Flans
A Frying Shame
Silence of the Jams
Eclair and Present Danger
Caught Bread Handed
War and Peach
Assault and Pepper
Guilty As Cinnamon
Cinco de Mayhem
And several variations along the lines of Paw and Order and Above the Paw and the like.
Why are so many of them food-related? And so many about dogs & cats, too.
What do you think? What are some of your favorites, or most cringeworthy titles? Have you a pet title of your own that you’d publish if only you’d written a cozy in the first place?
By the way, each of the titles listed above is available in a very reasonably priced mass market paperback edition, call or write for details:
Questions/Comments/Pun In the Sun? firstname.lastname@example.org.