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The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For

Kate White (Editor), Harlan Coben (Contributions by), Gillian Flynn (Contributions by), Mary Higgins Clark (Contributions by), Brad Meltzer (Contributions by)


List Price: 24.95*
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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

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

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

Quirk Books, 9781594747571, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2015

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.