Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Book Feature, #Review, & Giveaway ~ Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes ~ Edited by Nancy Lynn Jarvis ~ Cozy Cookbook

Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Book Details:

Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes

Cozy Cookbook 

Good Read Mysteries 

May 15, 2014

Number of Pages: 241 
67 pages of recipes, 70 pages of contributor bios and books

ISBN-10: 0983589178 
ISBN-13: 978-0983589174 

About the Cookbook: 

What happens when 128 cozy mystery writers get together to do a cookbook? You get more than 220 recipes that are as varied and interesting as an amateur sleuth’s day job. 

Regional recipes come from every part of the United States and England — a couple find their way from Australia and Italy, too — and from diverse times. There are recipes from people looking to keep gluten out of their lives, eat vegetarian, or make a treat or two for their furry four-legged friends. And yes, there are recipes that appeal to the sweet tooth, lots of them, in fact. 

There’s no mystery about what happens when cozy writers get together. They bring the wit, inventiveness, and adventure found in their books right along with their recipes. 

The recipes are introduced by their authors and linked to the writer bios in the back of the book. You can look up your favorite cozy writer and see which recipes are their favorites; they'll tell you what the recipe means to them. Or you can enjoy a dish and then link to the recipe's author's biography and books. 

Either way you enjoy the cookbook, you're sure to find great new recipes to make and terrific new cozy authors to read. 

Contributing Authors: 

Sparkle Abbey, Ellery Adams, (aka J. B. Stanley, Jennifer Stanley) Judy Alter, Marian Allen, Ritter Ames, Donna Andrews, Traci Andrighetti, Amy Beth Arkawy, Mignon F. Ballard, Sandra Balzo, JoAnn Bassett, Cynthia Baxter, (aka Cynthia Blair) Jenna Bennett, (aka Jennie Bentley) Sally Berneathy, (aka Sally Carleen, Sally Steward, Sara Garrett) Maggie Bishop, Cindy Blackburn, Juliet Blackwell, Susan Furlong Bollinger, Sheila Webster Boneham, Laura Bradford, Frances Brody, Duffy Brown, Joyce Ann Brown, Mollie Bryan, B.B. Cantwell, Laurie Cass, (aka Laura Alden) Nancy J. Cohen, Shelley Costa, Judith Cutler, Rebecca (aka R.P.) Dahlke, Kathi Daley, Kathleen Delaney, Diana Dempsey, Pamela Frost Dennis, Lesley A. Diehl, Leighann Dobbs, Vicki Doudera, Pamela DuMond, Carola Dunn, Jean Erhardt, Chloe Evans, Monica Ferris, (aka Margaret Frazer, Mary Monica Pulver, Mary Kuhfeld) Judy Fitzwater, Chris Forman, Kaye George, Sally Goldenbaum, Barbara Graham, Sarah Graves, Carolyn Haines, (aka R.B. Chesterton) Vinnie Hansen, Traci Hilton, Sibel Hodge, Valerie Horowitz, Mary Ellen Hughes, Linda Joffe Hull, Ellen Elizabeth Hunter, Dawn Greenfield Ireland, Melanie Jackson, Holly Jacobs, Miranda James, (aka Dean James) Nancy Lynn Jarvis, Heather Justesen, Pamela Kelley, E.E. Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Josi S. Kilpack, Kelly Klepfer, (aka Michelle Griep, Ellie Marks) Barbara Lee Cool, Marilyn Levinson, Liz Lipperman, Gail Lukasik, Elaine Macko, Sylvia Massara, Sonja Massie, (aka G.A. McKevett) Edith Maxwell, (aka Tace Baker) Lorena McCourtney, Marja McGraw, Eileen Haavik McIntire, Staci McLaughlin, Catriona McPherson, Camille Minichino, (aka Margaret Grace, Ada Madison) Marie Moore, Ruth Moose, Amy Myers, Tamar Myers, Christa Nardi, Radine Trees Nehring, Kerri Nelson, Clare O’Donohue, Diana Orgain, Joyce Oroz, Elaine L. Orr, Helen Osterman, Gail Oust, K.B. Owen, Sharon Pape, Nancy J. Parra, (aka Nancy J. Coco) Allison Cesario Paton, Joanne Pence, Maggie Pill, Ann Purser, Melissa Bourbon Ramirez, (aka Melissa Bourbon) Nanci Rathbun, Rosalee Richland, Becky Lyn Rickman, Karen Robbins, Carolyn J. Rose, Pamela Rose, Cindy Sample, June Shaw, Connie Shelton, Clea Simon, Joanna Campbell Slan, Karen Rose Smith, Lane Stone, Maria Grazia Swan, Denise Swanson, Marcia Talley, Nancy Jill Thames, Sharon Burch Toner, Elaine Viets, Lea Wait, Wendy Lyn Watson, (aka Annie Knox) Christine Wenger, Gayle Wigglesworth, Lois Winston, Joan H. Young, Suzanne Young

My Review: 

The Cozy Food Cookbook is a unique and large collection of recipes from cozy mystery authors. Great features of this cookbook include tasty selections, expansive food choices, and in-depth, easy to follow directions. I love that there is information about each cozy mystery hero/heroine that precedes each recipe, The cookbook also has information about the cozy authors in an alphabetized order at the end. 

This cookbook is a wonderful compilation of recipes, cozy mystery authors, and their cozy mystery characters. I am excited to try out some of these yummy recipes. I wish I would have had time to prepare some dishes prior to this post. Maybe as I try them out I will write individual recipe reviews on my review blog, Reviews by Saph. Stay tuned!!

My Rating:

About Editor Nancy Lynn Jarvis: 

Nancy Lynn Jarvis was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor® for more than twenty years before she fell in love with writing and let her license lapse.

After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager for Shakespeare/Santa Cruz at UCSC.

Nancy’s work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years, a philosophy she applies to her writing, as well. She has written seven Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries; a stand-alone novel “Mags and the AARP Gang” about a group of octogenarian bank robbers; edited “Cozy Food: 128 Cozy Mystery Writers Share Their Favorite Recipes” and a short story anthology, “Santa Cruz Weird;” and even done a little insider’s book, “The Truth About Hosting Airbnb” about her first year as a host.

Her newest venture is “The Glass House” is the first book in a planned series of PIP Inc. Mysteries. Now she’s trying to figure out when to work on another series she’d love to do called “Geezers with Tools” about two older handymen who will solve mysteries in the course of doing their work, and setting up writer retreats at her house.

Editor Links:

Purchase Link: 


November 13 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW, RECIPE POST

November 13 – LibriAmoriMiei - REVIEW
November 14 – Here's How It Happened - REVIEW
November 15 – Reading Authors Network – REVIEW, RECIPE POST
November 16 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
November 17 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, RECIPE POST
November 18 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
November 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
November 19 – Sapphyria's Books – REVIEW
November 20 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, RECIPE POST
November 21 – Reading Is My SuperPower – SPOTLIGHT
November 21 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
November 22 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 22 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – REVIEW, RECIPE POST
November 23 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 23 – Christa Reads and Writes – SPOTLIGHT
November 24 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 25 – Ruff Drafts – REVIEW
November 26 – Baroness' Book Trove - REVIEW
November 26 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
November 27 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

Enter the Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today!


  1. I want to know all about these mystery writers and their recipes! And the cover is fun!

  2. Thank you for your review on "Cozy Food" by Nancy Lynn Jarvis and being part of the book tour.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to check out all the recipes from authors whose books I already enjoy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. You're welcome! I can't wait to try some of the recipes!

  3. This looks like an awesome book! I can't wait to check it out!

  4. This sounds like so much fun. Thanks for sharing.