Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For
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.
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
edited by Kate White, published in April 2015 by Quirk Books
Authors: Beth Amos, Kathleen Antrim, Connie Archer, Frankie Y. Bailey, Adrienne Barbeau, Raymond Benson, Karna Small Bodman, Rhys Bowen, Susan M. Boyer, Sandra Brown, Leslie Budewitz, Carole Bugge, Lucy Burdette, Alafair Burke, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Richard Castle, Diana Chambers, Joelle Charbonneau, Lee Child, Laura Childs, C. Hope Clark, Mary Higgins Clark, Mary Jane Clark, Harlan Coben, Nancy J. Cohen, Kate Collins, Max Alland and Barbara Collins, Sheila Connolly, Thomas H. Cook, Mary Ann Corrigan, Catherine Coulter, Diane Mott Davidson, Nelson DeMille, Gerald Elias, J.T. Ellison, Dianne Emley, Hallie Ephron, Linda Fairstein, Kim Fay, Lyndsay Faye, Sharon Fiffer, Joseph Finder, Bill Fitzhugh, Gillian Flynn, Felix Francis, Meg Gardiner, Alison Gaylin, Daryl Wood Gerber, Sue Grafton, Chuck Greaves, Beth Groundwater, Karen Harper, Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Hart, Greg Herren, Wendy Hornsby, David Housewright, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Tammy Kaehler, Laurie R. King, Lisa King, Rita Lakin, Lois Lavrisa, Allison Leotta, Laura Lippman, Ken Ludwig, John Lutz, Gayle Lynds, Margaret Maron, Edith Maxwell, William Burton McCormick, John McEvoy, Brad Meltzer, David Morrell, Marcia Muller, Alan Orloff, Katherine Hall Page, Gigi Pandian, Sara Paretsky, James Patterson, Chris Pavone, Louise Penny, Twist Phelan, Gary Phillips, Cathy Pickens, Bill Pronzini, Deanna Raybourn, Kathy Reichs, Barbara Ross, Laura Joh Rowland, S.J. Rozan, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Justin Scott, Lisa Scottoline, L.J. Sellers, Karin Slaughter, Linda Stasi, Wendy Corsi Staub, Charles Todd, Scott Turow, Lisa Under, Lea Wait, Mo Walsh, Kate White, Tina Whittle, Jacqueline Winspear, Ben H. Winters, Angelea Zeman
Nominated for the 2016 Anthony Award for Nonfiction
Nominated for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction!
“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
“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
“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
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