Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

Book - 2015
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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 collection. 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"--
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781594747571
Characteristics: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Fun times reading what well-known mystery writers really like to make. Also a short review of author titles and genres. Lots out there I'd never run across before and now am eager to read! Maybe not so much cook!

Kris--Pt. Roberts

Dec 22, 2015

This cookbook is a compilation of recipes from members of the Mystery Writers of America. Some are recipes used in their books while other are family favorites. Each author gives the provenance of the recipe submitted which makes for more interesting reading. The recipes also have a plug at the bottom of the page for their published writings.

MedinaReads Oct 01, 2015

This is a wonderfully illustrated cook book with over 100 mystery related recipes. Writers like Gillian Flynn, Mary Higgins Clark and Louise Penny are among the many contributors to the book. Not only are the recipes great but the commentary and sidebars laced throughout the book read like mysteries themselves. Intriguing facts are mixed into all of the recipes . Agatha Christie killed off half of all her characters with poisoned food. What is Miss Marple without tea and scones. In the course of 20 short stories and 12 novels she reportedly drank 143 cups of tea!! Try Lea Wait’s Murderously Good Maine Chowder or Richard Castle’s Morning After Hotcakes. A favorite in our house was the Ellie Hatcher’s Rum soaked Nutella French Toast by Alafair Burke.
The book lends itself to culinary escapades leading the reader to wonder if they themselves are cooking a dinner or plotting a murderous ending…… If a good mystery and a great meal are clues to a perfect evening, then this is your book.


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