Review: The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

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

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (March 24, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1594747571
ISBN-13: 978-1594747571

Product description:

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. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more.

My thoughts:

This is a very nice collection of easy to prepare, simple recipes.  In fact, many of the recipes in this book are very familiar to my family with just a few minor variations and tweaks.  All in all, the entire family enjoyed thumbing through the book and they enjoyed “The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook” as much as I did — and between you and me that’s saying something.

As a Floridian, I love Key lime. As a fat Floridian, I love Key Lime Pie. I thought that I would share Mary Jane Clark’s Sinfully Delicious Key Lime Pie:

1 8-ounce bar cream cheese
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup key lime juice
1 8-inch graham cracker pie crust

  1. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk and beat until smooth. Mix in vanilla extract. Add key lime juice and blend thoroughly.
  3. Pour mixture into a pie shell, cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Excellent pictures, excellent recipes, and wonderful info about the Authors, makes “The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook” something really special. I give it 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it for everyone.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from Quirk Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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