Boston Public Library
Murder Most Delicious:
A Tantalizing Menu of Culinary Mysteries
Booklists for Adults 

Breakfast

*The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson.

The Body in the Cornflakes by K.K. Beck.

*Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davdison.

Appetizers

*Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes by Tamar Myers.

Death Warmed Up by Marian Babson.

*Bread on Arrival by Lou Jane Temple.

The Body in the Bouillon by Katherine Hall Page.

The Sourdough Wars by Julie Smith.

The Butter Did It: A Gastronomic Tale of Love and Murder by Phyllis C. Richman.

 

Side Orders

Blue Corn Murders: A Eugenia Potter Mystery by Nancy Pickard.

Death au Gratin by Richard Grayson.

*Death by Rhubarb by Lou Jane Temple.

War and Peas by Jill Churchill.

 

Entrees

The Baked Bean Supper Murders by Virginia Rich.

*Prime Cut by Diane Mott Davidson.

*The 27-Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders by Nancy Pickard.

Cooked Goose by G.A. McKevett.

Murder Makes an Entree: A Victorian Whodunit by Amy Myers.

*Between a Wok and a Hard Place: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes by Tamar Myers.

*The Main Corpse by Diane Mott Davidson.

Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery by Peter King.

*The Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson.

A Dinner to Die For by Susan Dunlap.

*Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Crime by Tamar Myers.

*Play It again Spam: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes by Tamar Myers.

*Spiced to Death by Peter King.

A Tasty Way to Die by Janet Laurence.

 

Beverages

Mint Julep Murder by Carolyn G. Hart.

*Dying on the Vine: A Further Adventure of the Gourmet Detective by Peter King.

*No Use Dying over Spilled Milk: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes by Tamar Myers.

Murder after Tea-Time by Leela Cutter.

 

Lite Menu

The Nantucket Diet Murders by Virginia Rich.

Fear of Frying by Jill Churchill.

Please Pass the Guilt: A Nero Wolfe Novel by Rex Stout.

*Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson.

 

Dessert

Just Desserts by Tim Heald.

Killer Calories: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett.

*Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson.

Bitter Sweets: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett.

 

Still More Deadly Menus

Death and the Epicure by Janet Laurence.

Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout.

*The Gourmet Detective by Peter King.

Recipe for Death by Janet Laurence.

*Murder on the Menu edited by Peter Haining.

*Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe by Nan Lyons.

The Cooking School Murders by Virginia Rich.

Death at the Table by Janet Laurence.

*The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson.

*A Deadly Vineyard Holiday: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery by Philip R. Craig.

*Books contain recipes

"Routine in cuisine is a crime"

--Edouard Nignon

Compiled by Amy Baumann, Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston Public Library, 1999.