Mystery Writers of America Cookbook
Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For
Published March 2015
Nominated for the 2016 Anthony Award for Nonfiction
Now an Agatha Award Nominee in the Nonfiction Category!
The Mystery Writers of America have joined forces to deliver this superb collection of more than 100 wickedly good recipes. From Mary Higgins Clark’s Game Night Chili and Harlan Coben’s Crab Meat Dip to Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata and Kathy Reich’s Shrimp Scampi, this cookbook offers one tasty treat after another. Complete with a glamorous art-deco design and intriguing sidebars on the surprising—and sometimes deadly—links between food and foul play, this is the ultimate cookbook for crime aficionados.
“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