The first gritty thriller in the Avison Fluke series by M. W. Craven, the acclaimed author of The Puppet Show. Loved that book. Fast forward to 2016 when Joanne has had some bestsellers and suddenly the publishers are willing to print it. This is a paranormal mystery series. I bet they’d be fantastic!” ― Joanne Fluke, Peach Cobbler Murder I copied a great recipe for Chicken Jambalaya from a mystery book – and I can’t remember which one and I can’t find the recipe. I loved it! It was listed on here. Thanks, Melissa. The Goldy books are great on audio as well! Barbecue, laughter, and the occasional side of murder. I try to put the new-to-the site authors directly on their corresponding theme pages as soon as I post their pages, but every once in a while, I miss someone. Could the recipe be Carmela’s Chicken Jambalaya from Laura Child’s Scrapbook Series, “Skeleton Letters”? It looks like all of her Lexy Baker Mystery Series Kindle formats are still on sale. In Joanne Fluke's "Gingerbread Cookie Murder," Hannah Swensen finds her neighbour Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies - and discovers a flurry of murder suspects … Thank you so much for this website! I was in such a rush that I forgot about some of these authors who I follow! Try refreshing the page. . Thanks so much for doing this. There was an error submitting your subscription. Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell & Tace Baker): Country Store Mystery Series – Robbie Jordan owns the Pans ‘N Pancakes Country Store restaurant in South Lick, Indiana. Where to Start with Culinary Cozy Mystery Series…, ♦To access more Cozy Mysteries by Theme click on this link.♦, 93 Comments - Click Here to Read the Comments or to Add Another. This was one of my. What a wonderful place to live! .Blueberry Muffin MurderPreparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota's … Everybody wanted it! Laura Childs writes the Cackleberry Club Mystery Series, which is set in a delightfully cozy cafe that has a book-nook corner and knitting shop area. Thank you so much for all your hard work on everyone’s behalf. But it's still a terrible book. The main character’s outdoor meal experiences made me crave amazing food! I actually made the Impossible Pie recipe and my family was bowled over. Love this list! One of my favorite books is Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray. Required fields are marked *. Detective Inspector Avison Fluke is a man on the edge. Maybe this is the Blueberry Buckle recipe. These are a few foodie books I’ve read and enjoyed, which should be included on the list: The Love Goddess Cooking School by Melissa Senate; The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark; Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray; The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. Thanks for this site! I’m a cozy junkie, and always use this site to find new authors & series. I’m thinking of trying Laura Childs next. These have a pancake / maple syrup theme and include recipes! I invited author, J. Ryan Stradal, to join & he did. Maybe someone can help me find a book I started to read and then had to return to the library … I’m pretty sketchy on the details … I think it was in England … the woman in the story was a fantastic cook, lives in a London flat she inherited from her grandma? The series is set in a picturesque area of Colorado and features Goldy (the caterer) who provides the best catered food in town and manages to solve a lot of the best crimes in town, also! It’s several years old, but I liked The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. Fiction Non-fiction Comedy Classics Children Film Radio & TV ... New York Times best-selling author Joanne Fluke pens the title story, in which a box of Hannah Swensen’s gingerbread cookies is found near the corpse of her neighbor. Riley Adams (aka Elizabeth Spann Craig) pens the Memphis Barbeque Mystery Series which (of course!) I personally don’t like to read a whole series (especially a long one) at once because I find I tire of it and the characters. Sonya, I’m so happy you found the Cozy Mystery site. Allyson K. Abbott (aka Annelise Ryan & Beth Amos) writes the Mack’s Bar Mystery Series, which features recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Book 17 in the Hannah Swensen series) A novel by Joanne Fluke In this “witty” New York Times bestseller, a sleuthing baker hits someone with her car—and then has to unravel the mystery behind his identity (Publishers Weekly). Save my name and email in this browser for the next time I comment. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Joann Deak Good at the best online prices at eBay! The Wedding Officer and another book about coffee are both delightful foodie reads! Great list! I loved that her books were real and I could completely paint a picture of the story line in my head. Great post! Jessica Beck writes the Donut Shop Mystery Series which features the owner of Donut Hearts Coffee Shop as the sleuth… (Doughnut recipes are included!). While Hannah bustles around her bakery, The Cookie Jar, a murder case is also cooking in the small town of Lake Eden. I just read book 1&2 of a culinary mystery series by Leighann Dobbs, the main character is Lexy Baker in a bakery cozy mystery. If you haven’t already found it, the following link is last months recommendations: https://cozy-mystery.com/blog/cozy-mystery-books-recommendations-march-2013.html. The other series is her hugely successful Hemlock Falls Series. I’ve created a much smaller database of my own that tracks my favorite cozy authors, but your site is amazing. Dale, the Microsoft Word list has been the easiest for me to do. I’ve always had Babette’s Feast on my TBR after seeing the movie, but I can’t even think of any other food fiction I’ve read! You’re quite welcome, Valerie! —Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author "Catherine Bruns has found a winning recipe for an exciting mystery mixed with a dash of humor and a heap of danger. Mary Jane Clark : Piper Donovan Wedding Cake Mystery Series, Peg Cochran (aka Meg London): Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series (Low calorie recipes are included. I love hunting around for books, also. Your email address will not be published. The food descriptions are amazing, as is Nesto's philosophy of food as a way of maintaining cultural roots and nourishing his community in the US. AND, that it is helping you find Cozy Mystery series that you enjoy reading! Catherine Bruns is the author of the Cookies & Chance Mystery Series, featuring a baker. Your email address will not be published. I read this series in three months, which is quite a feat for me! Hi, Bonnie- The series consists of (in order) Bliss, A Dash of Magic, & Bite-sized Magic written by Kathryn Littlewood. That is what Davidson’s Goldy Series did for me. "—Charlotte Observer This summer has been warmer than usual in Lake Eden, Minnesota, and Hannah Swensen is trying to beat the heat both in … It’s humorous, meaningful and has great dialogue–and also great cake recipes too. I am really grateful that I can just add it to my favorites and work my way through each series. I am not quite caught-up yet, but hope to get there soon…. I loved it on audio. Her characters are passionate cooks and reading her books always leave me hungry. It’s been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. I haven’t read any of these so I’m excited to try a few of them. I don’t know what I was thinking! I just cannot seem to quite get into them like I did with Davidson’s series. I want to keep my favorite authors as authors I look forward to reading. (The books include recipes.). I couldn’t get through Kitchens of the Midwest, but I must have bought at least 10 copies of it at Dollar Tree for a dollar and sent them all over the country through paperbackswap. I have one Laura Levine so far, but I like to have 4 going at a time so guess I’ll try finding one more yet. If you've gazed into the crystal ball you'll have seen that you are about to enter a place of prediction and fortune-telling that makes up the subject of Divination in the real and wizarding world. In bestseller Fluke’s pleasing 25th Hannah Swensen mystery (after 2019’s Chocolate Cream Pie Murder), bakery shop owner and amateur sleuth Hannah Swensen cuts short her California vacation and rushes home to Lake Eden, Minn., after receiving an emergency call from her sister, Michelle. I usually can spot which books I might like to try and which I won’t by the descriptions. Not sure where to put this but Paige Shelton has a book about a Farm Stand and Sheila Connolly has a few about an apple orchard. Yes, Linda, we are still alive and kicking! I wonder if anyone has a clue who the author was/is. Fiction 19 Historical Fiction 3 Literature 2 Thriller 1. I will be checking these out. Connie Archer pens the Soup Lover’s Mystery Series. Add in a little romance for spice, and you get one sweet reading treat." I would add the Bakeshop Mystery series by Ellie Alexander. Thanks for the very kind comments about the site. And you’re welcome! Hannah is feeling the heat when she agrees to bake apple turnovers for a fundraiser and partake in the charity talent contest. Hopefully there will be lots of ideas for you – as to where to proceed. Add to basket Remove from basket ... Series numeration from Fantastic Fiction. until you’re done. A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White is quite good, as is The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister (I loved School of Essential Ingredients). Book 1 is Killer Cupcakes, (free today on Amazon! This is multilayered and well-written chick lit. Easy, fun, read. Thanks, Laura, for the terrific farm theme idea! I would add the Bruno, Chief of Police series by Martin Walker to this list. He starts by firing the old staff and hiring replacements, including recent college grad Tyler who needs money for med school. Since the series is a culinary mystery series, it includes recipes to follow along with the clues. Thanks again for such a comprehensive list! I am always adding and deleting authors… I hate deleting, but sometimes an author just over-stays her/his welcome! Set in southern France, the food Bruno cooks in each book is just as good as the mystery he is solving (sometimes it’s better!). food fiction, where books that contain well-written tales that center on or associated with food. Unfortunately, they aren’t all listed by that genre. Thanks! But food fiction as a (loose) genre is broader than this: it might include characters who are restaurant critics, enjoy cooking for their loved ones, or who relish a good meal and have distinct opinions about who makes the best taco or cinnamon roll. Their relationship evolves from business to friendship and then later, something more. Indulge In Joanne Fluke's Criminally Delicious Hannah Swensen Mysteries! Best-selling author Joanne Fluke serves up a tasty treat from her Hannah Swensen series in Apple Turnover Murder. Krista Davis writes the Domestic Diva Mystery Series which centers around Sophie Winston, a… (What else?!) Lindsay P, tomorrow I am posting an entry about where novices to culinary theme Cozy Mystery series can begin. takes place in Tennessee. Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series features sleuth Michelle Serrano, co-owner of Chocolates and Chapters, a combination bookstore and chocolate shop. It is a cozy mystery set in rural South Africa with wonderful characters and amazing sounding food (recipes included). It has a great opening. “The well-described Key West setting nicely complements the foodie frame in this satisfying cozy, which is a natural for fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.” —Booklist “Charming characters, an appealing setting, and mouthwatering bonus recipes make this a perfect choice for foodie cozy lovers.” —Publishers Weekly I Love this list! Lindsay P, I hope you’re able to find some authors in the culinary theme that you really, really enjoy reading! Monsieur Pamplemousse, who along with his bloodhound (Pommes Frites) solves crimes when not critiquing restaurants. Some links (including all Amazon links) are affiliate links. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thank you for serving these. Bakery owner Hannah Swensen is back—and the cookies are crumbling—as acclaimed author Joanne Fluke serves readers another helping of murder, mayhem, and mouthwatering mystery. Discover the delicious mystery that started it all! Oh my goodness, I can’t believe Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune didn’t make it. I just re-read Garden Spells. Popular Authors - FictionDB. I love Fantastic Fiction, but having all of these fun culinary mysteries and authors in one easy location is wonderful. Thank you for the wonderful words of praise…. Fantastic Fiction. My mouth watered while reading that one. They’re fun, well-written, and the recipes are fabulous. What to say about this book? (I actually just got a letter from someone asking for the very same thing.) I was going to suggest that one, too! Fan-adored author Joanne Fluke always satisfies the cravings of listeners who like their mysteries served with a sugary sweet confection. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota where her neighbors were friendly, the winters were fierce, and the biggest scandal was the spotting of unidentified male undergarments on a young widow's clothesline. Yes! Pie in The Sky. Love, heartache, friendship, and plenty of laughs. Love Heartburn! The librarian at my local library gave me two books; needless to say I have renewed both books twice. You might have to get the book from the library to see if it’s the right one. huh. Another author for your culinary list – Chris Cavender – A Slice of Murder; about a pizza shop. Apparently Joanne Fluke wrote Wicked in 1995 and it was so bad no one would publish it. Joanna Carl writes the Chocoholic Cozy Mystery Series, and need I say more!?! Sam thought he was renting the office upstairs but finds out he’ll have to share it with Layla and her potential suitors. I loved The Blue Bistro by Elin Hildebrand! Now I need some help from you…..there seem to be many culinary theme mystery series and I do not know where to start. Her 21st book in this series is due out next month (May). Stones For Bread by Christa Parrish is one I enjoyed years ago. If you have any issues with the site, please don't hesitate to contact us. What does it mean when you label a book “open door?” I couldn’t find an explanation anywhere, but it seems like maybe it’s related to how descriptive it is in regards to…romantic encounters? So. Nancy, here is the page on Cozy Mystery that has many different Cozy Mysteries by Themes. I do carry a list after buying same books repeatedly. Author: Fluke, Joanne, 1943- Year: 2009 Collections: Large Print Fiction. A fantastic culinary mystery in the vein of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson!" I came across some reviews that mentioned this book was set in Maine and had Blueberry recipes, Lobster recipes, and other types of recipes. Our little book club was lucky enough to get her to come to our discussion of “Calling Invisible Women” and she was a delight! I stumbled upon your side from a google search I did on similar culinary mystery series to the Goldy Bear series by Diane Mott Davidson. A fantastic culinary mystery in the vein of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson!" I’m just starting the audio version. When one of her famous Red Velvet cupcakes is thought to have caused the death of her rival--a scandalous Lake Eden legend who was trying to steal her boyfriend--Hannah Swensen becomes the unlikely suspect in a murder investigation and must whip up the real killer before someone else gets iced "If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke. I loved The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand, especially on audio. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Subscribe. I love cozy mysteries and of course I love your site, I learn a lot reading it. Thanks for recommending Ellen Hart. Moving from NYC to Ithaca, Dominican Republic immigrant Nesto gives himself six months to make a real go of his Afro-Caribbean food truck business. There are many food fiction books in literature, some of them already made it to the shelves of the readers while others are still sitting in the bookstores. That was way back in 1997, when there weren’t quite as many books in that series. These two opposites will have you smiling as you read! I haven’t read Lager Queen yet, but I loved Kitchens on the Great Midwest. Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoy them. Sammi Carter writes the Candy Shop Mystery Series which features an ex-lawyer who now owns the Divinity Candy Shop in Colorado. Your Search for Author=FLUKE JOANNE 1943 returned 12 Items Sort Preference 7 - Author, Title 0 - Default 1 - Title, Publication 2 - Publication, Title 3 - Publication, Author 4 - Author, Publication 5 - Publication Descending 6 - Shelf Location Search Result Page: . I can rattle off all 16 and counting series I collect off the top of my head. Hi KR, Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Joanne Fluke’s Lake Eden Cookbook:. I love all of Sarah Addison Allen’s books and many deal with magic and food. On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town. I need a little privacy for this!” . Goldy’s Scout’s Brownies have been a family favorite for many years. However that’s not a guarantee!!! Maymee Bell (aka Tonya Kappes): Southern Cake Baker Mystery Series – Sophia Cummings is a pastry chef in Kentucky who owns the For Goodness Cakes bakery. Creator 1. Youth services librarian Jude is trying to get funding for a library bookmobile as a way of getting services to more rural areas. A charming, breezy, and completely quirky story from the author of, Guillory brings back her character Carlos from, This follows several generations of a Minnesota family as they establish themselves in the brewing industry—and fall to pieces in the process. Gladys started cooking impressive gourmet meals when she was 7 but she has to find a new outlet when her parents cut her off from the kitchen after a mishap. But when her brother-in … Using this method has made me fall way behind with some of my favorite authors’ books, but I don’t tire of them. . I hope that explains how I am “picky” when it comes to my reads. I just came on to say Kitchens of the Great Midwest, too. Instead, she's navigating a secret courtship even as she snags the unwanted attention of the unmarried King. Does this sound familar to anyone? I just wanted to add that I fell in love with a series written by J.B. Stanley- The Supper Club Series. For amazing San Francisco Chinatown food, check out Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune. Anyone know this book? More details here. I recommend ‘The School of Essential Ingredients’as well! Reply. Okay, thanks for the clarification! Virginia Lowell)? I LOVED the food, restaurant, beach setting of this book. I would recommend Barbara O’Neal’s books as well. I believe Anne has described it this way…A quick guide: if you prefer sex scenes to be minimal or only hinted at, look for “closed door” romance. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & … And, these authors are good (some excellent) story tellers. swensen spreader controller 102535001 or 20101110 ss-1000-spc Chinese Painting Techniques: A Complete CourseStreet ArtLayout and Design for CalligraphersA Love Letter to the CityCalligraphy Alphabets for BeginnersStreet I’ve enjoyed many on this list, but also recommend Chocolat, Bread Alone, and Delicious by Ruth Reichl. I actually just bought the same book for the second time. Please don't tell us about Cozy Mystery authors or books you don't enjoy. )Book 2 is Dying for a Danish. The Goldy Bear series is one of my favorites , I follow Davidson’s Goldy Bear series, also. I come to my Cozy Mystery List before I step foot into the library. Which Book. —Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author You'll wish you could get in on the meals he makes for Jude, too. After a long wait, it appears Davidson will have a new book out in the Goldy series, “Whole Enchilada”, at the end of August. Evelyn has been in need of a jump-start for her middle aged life, making this a great choice for anyone wanting to read about. There are many cozy mystery authors who have series that have a culinary theme. Thank you, Susan, for reminding me about Chris Cavender… I don’t know how I forgot to include the latest addition to the Chris Cavender, Elizabeth Bright, Melissa Glazer, & Tim Myers repertoire! I would add anything by Stacey Ballis. -Fresh Fiction "The delightful whodunit kept me guessing until the end, and the tasty treats had my mouthwatering from start to finish! POPULAR FEATURES. Jake's best friend Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Alan. Susan Conant, along with her daughter, Jessica Conant-Park writes the Gourmet Girl Mystery Series. Meet tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth who ran a diner in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1930s, as told by Mrs. Threadgoode to Evelyn (and us) 50 years later. (Semi-open door.). Back Save. Glad you found the site… and that you’re enjoying it! I’m glad you enjoy the site. Great to expand my current range of authors. It referes to the level of descriptiveness of the sex scenes. And Martin Walker’s wife and daughter published a cookbook with Bruno’s recipes! Yes! I prefer to intersperse it with other cozies and different characters. 'If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke' - Charlotte Observer. FictionDB is committed to providing the best possible fiction reference information. LaBan’s husband was a restaurant critic in Philadelphia so the foodie and lifestyle details are spot on. Shelley Costa: Miracolo Mystery Series is set in Philadelphia and features a chef in her family’s Italian restaurant. Delicious! I’m glad you think of it as a Cozy place for us to talk about Cozies! Also the Simplicity of Cider by the same author – reminded me of Sarah Addison Allen’s writing. They’re on the same level as Davidson’s Goldy series (although Goldy has gotten herself into some scary/harrowing situations!). My mind tends to wander if I do not have a book that keeps me wanting more. I have my favorite authors on a Microsoft Word list on my desktop. I am also super excited to read your blog post, Danna, for us novice readers. Avery Aames (aka Daryl Wood Gerber) writes the Cheese Shop Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, the co-owner of the cheese shop. A few love scenes are a little racy (ahem). Blackberry Pie Murder "Witty. I’ll write an entry asking about this Blueberry Buckle recipe – which appeared in a mystery book that is set in Maine…. The setting and the food were very different from my own experiences, and the author described it all so well I could imagine it in front of me. Thanks for telling us about Rosamunde Pilcher and The Last Chinese Chef, Karyl Lee. Sourdough was such an unexpected sweet book. In this Alice's Adventures in Wonderland prequel, Catherine is a talented baker and her greatest dream is opening a cupcake shop. Right off the top of my head I thought of a few good mystery series w/recipes: Cleo Coyle – Coffee House series (excellent mysteries for the ‘picky’), Laura Childs – Tea Shop series (excellent mysteries for the ‘picky’) and Crackleberry series (good/enjoyable mysteries), Lucy Burdette – Key West Food Critic Mystery series (excellent mysteries for the ‘picky’), Krista Davis – Domestic Diva series (good, humorous, enjoyable mysteries), Livia (L.J.) I am so glad you found the site…. I would definitely add Kitchens of the Great Midwest, also by J. Ryan Stradal. "If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London, Italy's Corriere della Sera, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Los Angeles Times. As the youngest daughter, Tita De Garza is forbidden to marry as she must care for her mother until she dies. While not a book about food, the characters loved to cook (and eat!) I read it in tandem with “Save me the Plums” and really enjoyed them both. JOANNE FLUKE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E Reichert! Sloan is a brewmaster in Washington state. Popular co-authors Laura Levine and Leslie Meier offer “The Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies” and “Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots”, respectively. (Some of the books have recipes, others, don’t.). There also is a website that posts recipes from cozy authors: http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com/ In fact, Danna’s cozy mystery blog is listed at their website as a ‘favorite blog’. It will have you yearning for Tita and Pedro to somehow find a way back to one another. I would recommend The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. One summer in Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen attends the grand opening of a newly refurbished hotel, where her famous red velvet cupcakes will be … Don’t apologize, be proud of it! The list of authors will keep me hunting in bookshops and my local library for ages. Fluke, Joanne, 1943-L FLUK 1- Title: Sugar cookie murder : a Hannah Swensen holiday mystery with recipes / by Joanne Fluke. Way back in the 60’s probably, maybe early 70’s, I read a book, a mystery, I seem to remember that it was set in Maine, and the recipe for that book was Blueberry Buckle, I think. .tempting recipes at the end of most chapters, including one for fresh blackberry cookies, will appeal to anyone who loves to bake." If that sounds like a recipe for torture, you're right. Oops, one more thing…is there a way to print out a list of just the authors’ names, please? So much great info and fantastic tips you have both given me. 3 out of 5 stars to the eleventh book, Cream Puff Murder, in the "Hannah Swensen" cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke.And yes, it was hard to read without wanting a cream puff the entire time! I’ve found SO many cozy mystery series thanks to you. I thought the people/relatinoships came second to the amazing setting of the restaurant. Neither of these two can cook, so they take a Cooking Class (thus the title of the series) in which they meet their side-kick sleuth… the cooking class instructor! Hi Katie, 1½ cups melted butter (3 sticks) 1 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened) 2½ cups brown sugar 5 large eggs beaten (just whip them up in a glass with a fork) 4 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup slivered almonds 6 cups flour (not sifted) Melt the butter and mix in the cocoa. Scroll up and grab your copy today! Kitchens of the Great Midwest was fantastic! Claudia Bishop writes two series, one of which is the new Dr. McKenzie series about a veterinarian and his wife. She disguises herself in a run-down spice shop in Oakland, California, where she uses her powers to improve the lives of the immigrant Indians who come to her for spices, but her longing to find a love of her own tempts her to leave her magical post in search of her own fate. Bailey Cates (aka Cricket McRae) writes the Magical Bakery Mystery Series which takes place in Savannah, Georgia. The side plots are a little bit cheesy, but every bit delicious and I really like all the “characters” in town. Love the culinary mysteries and many more. Then I wait for the next new one. If you like reading about food, don’t miss these 20 tasty and tantalizing food memoirs, or my go-to cookbooks. ), Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra): Candy-Coated Mystery Series (Includes recipes). Thank you for the comment…. You’re welcome, Mary. (Carl is aka Eve K. Sandstrom). You’ll have to change the name to “No Rum Balls,” but that’s okay. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND MAKING MINE EASIER. The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake – unique, interesting, heartbreaking. What favorite food fiction would you add to this list? It’s worth a try and can’t hurt to check it out. Great website! You'll be rooting for her the whole way. They had renamed it, but gives credit to the book, “Baked Bean Super Murder”. Note: I’ve always wanted to try these dipped in melted chocolate. Do you have any other cozy mystery topics catalogued? and there were so many vivid, descriptive food scenes…I highlighted the heck out of that book. It’s funny, heartwarming, and the recipes in it are legit! Author: Fluke, Joanne, 1943- Year: 2009 Collections: Large Print Fiction. Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books, Movies, and TV. Thanks so much for being my constant companion at the library! When we think about food fiction, our minds often go straight to those books set in the restaurant industry. It is a sweet story of a sister who leaves her job, tries making amends with her newly cancer-diagnosed sister, and then ultimate starts a business of cooking food geared toward patients going through chemotherapy. August 12, 2008 at 6:27 am ... You must have spent hours compiling this. — I was thinking of it backwards to that! 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