The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die Forby Kate White (Editor), Harlan Coben (Contribution by), Gillian Flynn (Contribution by), Sara Paretsky (Contribution by)
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more.
Nominated for the 2016 Anthony Award for Nonfiction
Now an Agatha Award Nominee in the Nonfiction Category!
“The pictures and illustrations included in the book are so much fun. They quietly reinforce you’re reading about mystery writers, whether it’s by the butt of a revolver included next to a plate of pasta, or a skull and crossbones thumbnail introducing the next section of recipes…all of these little details came together to make reading this cookbook an absolutely delightful experience.”–Reading for Sanity
“...wickedly good recipes from acclaimed pot stirrers such as Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, and many others.”—The Glenville Pathfinder
“...a well-edited and handsomely presented collection of dishes...”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“With tempting recipes, engaging stories behind each dish and the occasional mouthwatering photo, this cookbook proves beyond any reasonable doubt that food and mystery are a winning combination.”—Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
“From breakfast through dessert, with happy hour thrown in for good measure, these talented wordsmiths have created a serious collection of gastronomical goodies that will add a lively twist to your next dinner party.”—Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight
White (If Looks Could Kill), former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, celebrates the relationship between food and fiction in this appetizing collection of recipes pulled from the pages of best-selling mystery novels. In sections divided by course (e.g., breakfast, soups and salads, entrees, desserts), White compiles submissions from more than 100 authors and darkly points out the many ways foods can become murder weapons. Recipes such as Lea Wait's murderously good Maine chowdah, James Patterson's Grandma's killer chocolate cake, and Deanna Raybourn's March wassail punch include introductions that reveal tantalizing details about plot twists, characters, and reader reactions. For instance, in her recipe for Sugarloaf Cafe Sweet Rolls, J.A. Jance reveals that the once-fictional treats are now served every week at a restaurant in Tucson. VERDICT This book will attract not only mystery fans but also readers looking for culinary tie-ins for murder mystery dinner parties, book clubs, film screenings, and author events.
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Meet the Author
Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times best-selling author of six Bailey Weggins mysteries as well as four stand-alone novels of suspense, including The Wrong Man (2015).
Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those devoted to the genre.
- New York, New York
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- Glens Falls, New York
- Union College, 1972
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This book is divided by breakfasts,entrees,cocktails etc and with a small section ofthemystery writer who gave it.mmmm they sound so good but not much for calorie counting.I haven'ttried many yet but sure doplan to!Not like any other cookbook that I have read-a true delight!
I won this book on a facebook giveaway from Daryl Wood Gerber. I'd been wanting it since I first heard about it, so I was very excited to win a copy! I was not disappointed. The cover and mystery theme throughout the book are fantastic, giving it a fun, unique twist to the traditional cookbook. It has a nice variety of recipes spanning all dish types (appetizer, entree, dessert, etc.) and the recipes can appeal to many different appetites and cooking skill levels. My personal favorite is a dish called Tourtiere from Louise Penny. It's a French Canadian meat pie that's a slight twist on the holiday stuffing (dressing) my grandmother always made. There are many other recipes that I already have bookmarked and can't wait to try! If you love to cook, are looking for something new to make for the family, or are just a curious fan of mysteries, this cookbook could be for you!
What a great book. I've been reading it off and on since I received it. I like to read a few recipes and the bios that go with them - and then ruminate a while on those particular recipes before going on to some more. There is so much to like about this book. Not only the recipes themselves, but the little intros that go into them. Each author went about the intro differently. And then the bios are fun, too - because some of these authors are new to me and some are not. I can definitely recommend the BOOK for so many reasons. However, I have yet to actually try to MAKE one the recipes. But I will. I first have to decide which one to attempt first. So many sound absolutely delicious. A real winner of a book - on so many levels.
It's a fun cookbook and really more about the writers, so you'd better know them. It's more like a group of friends giving you their favorite recipes and not like some innovative chef is giving you all the latest. But it's definitely a hoot worth having.
This is a book I will never finish reading. Not only is this book chock full of delightful recipes each author shares a personal bit so even when you've prepared the food and are awaiting the finished dish there is still plenty to amuse the reader. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries, food, and just a touch of chat.
What a great collection! I already know that I love to READ cookbooks and I am a huge fan of the mystery genre, so this was right up my alley. What I loved even more was reading the blurp ahead of each recipe as to where the recipe came from - whether it was from a book they have written or just from their lives, it was great! I picked out a few recipes to try and here they are: Whole Wheat Wild Blueberry Lemon Pecan Muffins Avgolemono Charlaine's Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip Rigatoni a la Bolognese Worth-the-Effort Turkey Tetrazzini Cheddar-Monterey Jack Cheese Sauce with Broccoli A Tomato Sauce for All Seasons Holiday Grogg I absolutely loved the format of this book and would love to see more!
Love this one! I've already tried and loved several recipes by some of my favorite authors. What a great idea for a cookbook!
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