Culinary Crimes

A teaspoon of this and a pinch of that and you’re dead. When one of their guests winds up in the soup, chefs, caterers, and hosts must solve the crimes to divert suspicion from themselves. If you enjoy crimes in the kitchen, try one of these titles. All of these titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library.


Abresch, Peter E. Killing Thyme. 1999.

Albert, Susan Wittig. Thyme of Death. 1992.

Bastion, Elisabeth. No Just Desserts. 2004.

Beaton, M.C. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche Of Death. 1992.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Beck, K.K. Cold Smoked. 1995.

Bishop, Claudia. A Plateful of Murder. 2009.

Bliss, Miranda. Murder on the Menu. 2007.

Bond, Michael. Monsieur Pamplemousse. 1985.

Bourdain, Anthony. Bone in the Throat. 1995.

Carl, Joanna. The Chocolate Bear Burglary. 2002.

Carter, Sammi. Candy Apple Dead. 2005.

Cavender, Chris. A Slice of Murder. 2010.
     Also available: eBook

Celine, Marie. Dishing Up Death. 2005.

Childs, Laura. Death by Darjeeling. 2001.

Childs, Laura. Eggs in Purgatory. 2008.

Churchill, Jill. A Quiche Before Dying. 1993.
     Also available: Large Type

Conant-Park, Jessica & Susan Conant. Steamed. 2006.

Coyle, Cleo. On What Grounds. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Crawford, Isis. A Catered Wedding. 2004.

Davidson, Diane Mott. Catering to Nobody. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Fairbanks, Nancy. Three-Course Murder. 2006.

Farmer, Jerrilyn. Sympathy for the Devil. 1998.
     Also available: eBook

Fluke, Joanne. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. 2000.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Gannascoli, Joseph R. A Meal to Die For. 2006.

Gordon, Nadia. Murder Alfresco. 2005.

Greenwood, Kerry. Earthly Delights. 1992.

Hart, Ellen. Death on a Silver Platter. 2003.

Hemlin, Tim. A Catered Christmas. 1998.

Hyzy, Julie. State of the Onion. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, eBook

Lamalle, Cecile. Glutton for Punishment. 2000.

Laurence, Janet. A Tasty Way to Die. 1990.

Lawrence, Cynthia. Chill Before Serving. 2002.

Malmont, Valerie. Death, Lies and Apple Pies. 1997.

Myers, Tamar. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth. 1994.

Page, Katherine Hall. The Body in the Belfry. 1990.

Pence, Joanne. Something’s Cooking. 1993.

Pickard, Nancy. 27-Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders. 1993.
     Also available: Large Type

Posadas, Carmen. Little Indiscretions. 2003.

Relling, William. Sweet Poison. 1998.

Rich, Virginia. The Cooking School Murders. 1982.

Richman, Phyllis. The Butter Did It. 1997.

Stout, Rex. Too Many Cooks. 1938.

Temple, Lou Jane. Bread On Arrival. 1998.