Food, Drink, and the Female Sleuth

Food, Drink, and the Female Sleuth

by Sisters Wells

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Overview

Food, Drink, and the Female Sleuth by Sisters Wells

From the author of books about women police officers and a retired editor who’s now a volunteer cop in small town America, Food, Drink, and the Female Sleuth gathers together the best food scenes in mainstream detective fiction. Over 140 flavorful contributors, over 250 slurpy excerpts, 23 rich chapters with titles like “Undercover Grub and Stakeout Takeout,” “Junk Food on the Run,” “A Dozen Ways to Feed Your Lover,” “Bribing with Food,” and “The Last Bite.” Like us, PIs, cops, and amateur sleuths ARE what they eat. Also they are known by how they eat, where they eat, why they eat, and by who does the cooking. What better way to flesh out a sleuth’s work partner than “Let’s Have A Drink,” or spell out social class with humor in “Upper and Lower Crusts”? What better way to get a plot underway than breakfast? Or stir in suspense and foreshadow events in “Let’s Do Lunch”? This book is for anyone whose shelves are stacked with really good detective novels and really good food. Face it, if you like to eat, put Food, Drink on your table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595179763
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Chapter 1The Pro's An Amateur as a Cook1
Chapter 2A Dozen Ways to Feed Your Lover13
Chapter 3Bribing with Food29
Chapter 4Hanging Out45
Chapter 5Weighty Issues59
Chapter 6Aging's Not For Sissies77
Chapter 7Coffee and Donuts93
Chapter 8Undercover Grub and Stakeout Takeout109
Chapter 9Let's Do Lunch121
Chapter 10Let's Have A Drink137
Chapter 11Crime Scenes Mingled with Meals153
Chapter 12Junk Food On the Run169
Chapter 13What Do You Know About Country Cookin'?183
Chapter 14The Truth About Sleuths and Pets197
Chapter 15Partners R Us213
Chapter 16Kids R Not Some of Us231
Chapter 17I Love You, Now Tell Me About It245
Chapter 18I'm Only Saying This For Your Own Good261
Chapter 19Upper and Lower Crusts277
Chapter 20Let's Start With Something To Eat293
Chapter 21Stirring In Suspense311
Chapter 22Food Foreshadowing Events325
Chapter 23The Last Bite: Food as Motive and Weapon339
Afterword355
About the Authors359
References361
Acknowledgements383

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