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Death dines in
Bishop, Claudia, 1947-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2004]

Physical Description:
xiv, 317 pages ; 22 cm
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16 all-new cozy culinary capers-each with a recipe! A collection of all-new stories by New York Timesbestselling author Anne Perry € Donna Andrews € Claudia Bishop € Rhys Bowen € Don Bruns € Meg Chittenden € Nick DiChario € Marcos Donnelly € Carole Nelson Douglas € Elizabeth Foxwell € Parnell Hall € Lyn Hamilton € Jeremiah Healy € Dean James € Mary Jane Maffini € William Moody Here is a generous helping of cozy murder mysteries by some of the finest writers out there. Such morsels as Claudia Bishop's "Waiting for Gateaux" and Carole Nelson Douglas's "License to Koi" each come with a side order of mischief. And from Parnell Hall's "Lethal Luncheon" to Lyn Hamilton's "Stark Terror at Tea-Time," murder is the guest of honor at many a meal. So mangia! But be sure and keep an eye on your knife... Plus, chew on this: each of these all-new stories comes with an equally new recipe!

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Fans both of short mystery stories and of food-themed writing will gobble up this anthology of 16 plots with recipes. An upper-class English household at the time of the American Civil War serves as the locale for Anne Perry's invention of Justice Thelonius Quade, who is called upon to determine the host's murderer at a holiday party featuring a cake with more hidden surprises than the dinner guests can imagine. A recipe for Victorian butterscotch candy supplements the story. Rhys Bowen sets her condensed mystery in turn-of-the-century New York City. It, too, has a Christmas theme and features plucky Irish immigrant investigator Molly Murphy. The recipe? Traditional British Christmas Pudding in all its glory. Each story also features a brief interview with the author. Whodunit fans will revel in these concise mysteries, and they will find the recipes amusing, but only serious cooks will be able to follow the generally barebones directions, for they lack specific detail that kitchen novices generally require. --Mark Knoblauch Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Food, wine and good mysteries make for an unbeatable combination as shown in this anthology of 16 short stories, mostly by established pros, including the two editors. Bishop (co-editor of 2002's Death Dines at 8:30) serves up a delightful romp set at the Inn at Hemlock Falls, "Waiting for Gateaux," while James (Decorated to Death, the most recent entry in his Simon Kirby-Jones series) offers a cast of quirky and greedy characters in "All in the Family." In Donna Andrews's amusing "The Birthday Dinner," her series heroine, Meg Langslow, must attend a birthday dinner hosted by her Aunt Millicent, who "hasn't poisoned anyone in years." Molly Murphy, Rhys Bowen's Irish sleuth, spends her first Christmas Eve as a maid in the home of renowned political leader Sam Wilcox and finds herself involved in murder in "Proof of the Pudding." In "Sing a Song of Sixpence," Anne Perry introduces English Victorian detective Theolonius Quade and the remarkable Lady Vespasia, who discover a Christmas pudding containing more than the usual surprises. Brief author interviews and intriguing recipes at the end of each tale enhance a volume certain to delight any palate, but since poison is the weapon of choice, readers may need to let the stories digest before trying the recipes. Agent, Lucienne Diver at Spectrum Literary. (May 4) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Claudia BishopDean JamesMary Jane MaffiniParnell HallLyn HamiltonMarcos DonnellyElizabeth FoxwellClaudia BishopDean JamesWilliam MoodyDonna AndrewsNick DiCharioRhys BowenJeremiah HealyMeg ChittendenDon BrunsCarole Nelson DouglasAnne Perry
Foreword: Walk Right In ...p. ix
Foreword: ... Sit Right Downp. xiii
Cocktails with the Corpsep. 1
Lethal Luncheonp. 20
Stark Terror at Tea-timep. 44
Cafe Con Lechep. 63
Alice and the Agent of the Hunp. 96
Waiting for Gateaup. 114
All in the Familyp. 137
Matineep. 156
The Birthday Dinnerp. 170
Where the Wildflowers Bloomp. 185
The Proof of the Puddingp. 201
Food for Thoughtp. 222
The Spirit of Washingtonp. 243
Sing for Your Supperp. 255
License to Koip. 267
Sing a Song of Sixpencep. 297