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So many novels in the Mystery Fiction genre do this; there are far too many examples to list here.
Every book in Robert Asprin's series.
Myth Adventures He was going to call the first book Another Fine Mess; the editor's wife came up with the pun. Little did she know what she started...
Every title in series of books (except for the first one) is a pun or punny The Clique reference to something else: "Bratfest at Tiffany's" "Dial L for Loser" "Invasion of the Boy Snatchers".
The book/TV series Time Warp Trio does this for the book/episode titles. Examples: Me Oh Maya, My Big Fat Greek Olympics, You Can't, But Genghis Khan.
Many if not most Discworld novels, including , Equal Rites , Sourcery and Maskerade .
The Fifth Elephant The French translation of Maskerade has an interesting aversion of the usual Completely Different Title: The French for "mask" is "masque" and the French for "masquerade" is "mascarade". So the French for Maskerade is ... Masquarade.
, sort of. It's about the city guards, who are "men at arms," but the Men at Arms Big Bad is a gun (... It Makes Sense in Context), so "at arms" could also be interpreted as "against weapons". Its also a joke on the 'men' part, since a main plot in the novel is how the City Watch is, for the first time, admitting a dwarf, a troll and a w oman who's a werewolf, meaning they're not actually men at all.
Details for non-native speakers: (The) Light Fantastic: English idiom referring to a dance ("trip the light fantastic") but here alluding to magical light. Mort: the name of the human character, who goes to work for Death ( mort). Soul Music: the book is really about, er, Music With Rocks In, but the soul is obviously involved. Feet of Clay: cliché "The idol has feet of clay"; the book's central character is a golem, with feet (and all other body parts) of clay. Interesting Times: possibly apocryphal Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times"; the story is set in the Discworld's analogue to East Asia. Going Postal: English expression "go postal" = go crazy; story is about the postal system. Monstrous Regiment: famed quotation "this monstrous regiment of women"; at the time (16th century) the meaning was closer to modern "regimen" (i.e. government), but the book spins it literally.
The Dresden Files novels tend to this when they're not Double Meaning Titles (and sometimes when they are). Most obvious is the second book, Fool Moon.
All of the titles of are puns relating to food. For example... The Savannah Reid Mysteries Just Desserts, Killer Calories, Cooked Goose, Corpse Suzette, Death by Chocolate, Cereal Killer....
According to Orson Scott Card, has one of these—in the original short story, the character was named "Ender" solely so he could use that title, a pun on "endgame".
Ender’s Game The even numbered Books are a pun on Honor.
Honor Harrington Many of the books in the series are like this. Currant Events, Faun and Games, Cube Route (Book 27, the end of the first 'trilogy'), Crewel Lye, Swell Foop, Two to the Fifth (Book 32)...
Xanth and the Olive the Other Reindeer Animated Adaptation of it is a pun based on the line "All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names" from .
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The first book of a certain fantasy trilogy by Esther Friesner was called Gnome Man's Land.
The title of every single book in Jill Churchill's Jane Jeffry series is a pun on a much better-known literary work, such as Mulch Ado About Nothing, Silence of the Hams or A Farewell to Yarns.
Heart In Hand The title refers to the climax, where Darryl approaches Alex with the Hart trophy in hand. It represents his apology and his "heart" (or love) for him.
The Show Within a Show's title styles the two protagonists' names into gun models: "AK-47 [ Aleksey Kuznetzov] & Colt 45 [Darryl Colton]".
The name "Finnegan" in Joyce's is a play on the words "fin," meaning Finnegan's Wake end, and "again," a reflection of the book's highly cyclical nature.
Game, Set, & Math, a collection of humorous mathematical stories written by Ian Stewart for the French edition of Scientific American. The jacket copy points out to anyone who misread the title, "Well, there is a chapter on the mathematics of tennis..."
Robert Rankin's books are frequently examples, such as Raiders of the Lost Car Park and The Brentford Chainstore Massacre.
is a pun, although it's a bit hard to notice; and is only alluded to in the story itself. Fancy Apartments (Try pronouncing it with a 't' between the 'Fan' and 'cy'.