MWA cooks

So, this crime writer walks into a kitchen…

Or maybe a bar—it depends on what story you’re after, and what you’re hungry (or thirsty) for.

Whether it’s drinks to curl your hair or a soup to warm your heart, Kinsey Millhone’s peanut butter & pickle sandwich or Valentine Wilde’s chicken fricassee, or maybe a cup of Jack Reacher’s coffee with one of Mrs Hudson’s coffee-sheet cookies, there’s enough here to keep you fed and watered for weeks to come.


Besides that, the book is really gorgeous–


with pictures of scampi & bullets, spaghetti & pistols, and food porn that makes you want to ring up Nero Wolfe and invite him over for a plate of Alafair Burke’s run-soaked Nutella French toast. Check it out, here.

Pardon me, I’m feeling a bit peckish.  Maybe it’s time for me to slip out to the grocery store…91WTIdS-VbL

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook is available today, from your local Indie bookseller, from Barnes & Noble, from Amazon—or until April 3 you can enter to win a copy at Goodreads.

The Mystery Writers Cookbook, by a hundred or more of us murderous sorts: recipes to kill for.mwa_cb_final_300dpi

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  1. Vicki Saunders on March 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I’m pretty sure that an imaginative author can write about memorable food without having a recipe to back it up. So, who comes up with the recipes to bring that food to life off of the printed page? Is it the authors, or does the publisher have someone search cookbooks, or the internet……… I’m particularly thinking about Kinsey Milhone’s pb and pickle sandwich. I’m rather partial to that combination myself!

    • Laurie King on March 24, 2015 at 9:50 am

      As far as I know, all the recipes came directly from us authors.

  2. Nora on March 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Will sure try to get this – sounds interesting! Really neat that one of my favorite sleuths, Kinsey Milhone ‘s pb and pickle sandwish was mentioned too. I tried it and found it disgusting! Much rather have another favorite of hers – a big mac with fries! LOL

  3. Jill Porter on March 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    What a great idea! So many times when I am reading a book and they describe the meal that someone is eating, I think to myself that this sounds like something that I would like to try. I am glad it is available. I plan to purchase it.Thank you.

  4. Casey F. on April 1, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    It really is a beautifully done book! I’m so glad you posted about it because it’d be a shame to miss out on it. I can’t wait to try out a few more of these (made the coffee sheet cookies already, yum!).

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