Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Yummy Culinary Mysteries

Culinary mysteries feature stories where food is a major ingredient. The sleuth is usually a nonprofessional crime fighter who works as a caterer or restaurateur. These mysteries often feature quaint or exotic settings. Here are some you can find right here in your Library.

Childs, Laura

The Tea Shop Mysteries feature amateur sleuth and tea shop owner Theodosia Browning. Set in quaint Charleston, these mysteries show that people in small towns often hide secrets that can lead to murder.

Crawford, Isis

When Berandette Simmons goes to work for her sister at Libby's catering business in New York, it's a recipe for disaster as the two find themselves in the midst of a murder mystery they can really sink their teeth into. Includes seven recipes.

Davidson, Diane Mott

Meet the caterer who whipped up the multimillion copy mystery series - as Goldy solves her first murder. Davidson's winning recipe of first class suspense and five star fare has won her - and caterer Goldy - raves and a regular place on major bestseller lists across the country.

Farmer, Jerrilyn

Jerrilyn Farmer's background as a comedy writer in Hollywood gives her award winning mysteries an insider's view of the Hollywood lifestyle. Party planner Madeline Bean caters fabulous parties with humor and verve, but somehow always ends up involved in murder.

Fluke, Joanne

When Hannah Swenson, amateur sleuth and owner of the Cookie Jar Bakery in Lake Eden Minnesota, gets on the trail of a murder, watch out. Off the wall characters along with great recipes make these mysteries delicious.

McKevett, G. A.

A very feisty Southern heroine, Detective Sergeant Savannah Reid, devours the most delectable-sounding cheesecakes and gooey sweet things while solving murder mysteries.

Myers, Tamar

In Tamar Myers' Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes Series, narrator Magdalena Yoder, a mean-spirited innkeeper, exploits her Mennonite heritage to run the Penn Dutch Inn. Life is anything but dull at the Inn. You never know when murder and mayhem will be served with evening meals. Magdalena finds herself playing amateur sleuth time and time again in order to protect the reputation of her beloved inn.

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