The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For


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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. 
Recipes include:
Mary Higgins Clark’s Celebratory Giants Game Night Chili
Harlan Coben’s Myron’s Crabmeat Dip
Nelson DeMille’s Male Chauvinist Pigs in a Blanket
Lee Child’s Coffee, Pot of One
Gillian Flynn’s Beef Skillet Fiesta
Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone’s Famous Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich
Charlaine Harris’s Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip
James Patterson’s Grandma’s Killer Chocolate Cake
Louise Penny’s Madame Benoît’s Tourtière
Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594747571
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 468,296
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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

Date of Birth:


Place of Birth:

Glens Falls, New York


Union College, 1972

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The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
I’ve wanted this book from the first moment I saw it. I was blessed enough to have a friend give it to me one year on Buy A Friend A Book Day. I love it just as much as I knew I would! It totally supports my theory that food and mysteries simply go together. THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK features recipe from authors on all sides of the mystery spectrum. If you have a favorite mystery author, chances are they have a recipe in this book. After a short but fun introduction, this cookbook gets right down to business and starts the offered recipes off with the Breakfast chapter. The chapters that follow are Appetizers, Soups and Salads, Entrées, Side Dishes, Desserts, and finally, Cocktails. Recipes you’ll find are . . . Sugarloaf Café Sweet Rolls, Whole Wheat Wild Blueberry Lemon Pecan Muffins, Mystery Crackers, Cheesy Garlic Artichoke Dip, Murderously Good Maine Chowdah, Mistaken Potato Salad, Zillion Calorie Mac and Cheese, Slow-Cooker Meatballs, Comfort Chicken and Sweet Potatoes, Lobster-Pesto Risotto, Simplest Ever Potato Pancakes, A Tomato Sauce for All Seasons, Mrs. Hudson’s Coffee Sheet Cookies, Cozy Southern Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake, The “Smoking Gun” Margarita, The Switchblade Cocktail, Killer Sweet Tea, and a whole lot more! THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK, ha something for everyone’s tastes. It would be so much fun to host a Murder Mystery Dinner and use recipes from this book for the meal. Your guests would be so impressed! My only negative about this book is the shortage of photos. The ones featured are wonderful, but I think photos of all the recipes really should be represented. But don’t let that stop you from getting this unique cookbook. It would be a crime not to add this to your collection!
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bluegreen91 More than 1 year ago
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!
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
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.
guacamoleNYC More than 1 year ago
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.
MareCT More than 1 year ago
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.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
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!
DaisyMarie44 More than 1 year ago
Love this one! I've already tried and loved several recipes by some of my favorite authors. What a great idea for a cookbook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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