Culinary Mysteries

Check out these deliciously deadly mysteries and their tantalizing recipes. These culinary cozies are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Death of a Cookbook AuthorDeath of a Cookbook Author by Lee Hollis
When her hero, a cookbook author and TV personality, sends an invitation to participate in a celebrity cook-off, a food-and-cocktails columnist is more than flattered until she gets food poisoning and overhears two people planning a murder.

The Satanic Mechanic by Sally Andrew
A troubled columnist, who writes a newspaper column for the lovelorn with helpful and delicious recipes, decides to attend a counseling group but her quest for healing takes a more investigative turn when a local land-rights activist is murdered before her eyes.

The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page
Invited to the privileged conclave of a successful Broadway producer, a resourceful caterer and amateur sleuth learns she has not only be hired to plan his lavish seventieth birthday party, but to find out which of the guests wants to kill him.

Murder at an Irish Wedding by Carlene O’Connor
An Irish clan is delighted to be catering the wedding of a famous fashion model until the best man is found murdered in the woods.

Tart of DarknessTart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
After unexpectedly inheriting a huge old house in a small college town, a woman decides to take in boarders to fund her new personal chef business, but when one of them is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect.

A Catered Costume Party by Isis Crawford
Sisters reluctantly agree to cater an extravagant Halloween party at the home of a failed treasure hunter who refuses to change his plans despite the recent disappearance of his wife.

Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
A baking detective is working overtime to prepare a plate of motivational desserts for an artists’ sanctuary when she discovers the body of the retreat owner just inches away from five eccentric suspects.

The Diva Serves High TeaThe Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
The new tea shop is the perfect place for a domestic diva and her friends to gather and gossip about the handsome and charming proprietor of a new antique store, especially after he is found dead after joining them for a tea-themed fundraising event.

Foreign Eclairs by July Hyzy
A White House chef exchanges her apron for a bullet-proof vest to help federal agents catch an escaped terrorist.

Crepe Factor by Laura Childs
Browsing the French Quarter’s market booths, the last thing a scrapbook store owner expects to see is the thrashing body of a loathed restaurant critic, stabbed by a serving fork and dying in front of her.

Death on the Menu : A Key West Food Critic MysteryDeath on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
Agreeing to help her mother promote a fledging Key West catering business, a fiery food critic is caught up in the theft of Hemmingway’s Nobel Prize gold medal and the death of the crime’s most likely suspect.

Bought the Farm by Peggy Cochran
As a food-and-lifestyle blogger transforms her friend’s wedding reception into a down-home, country-style hoedown, the lead singer of the wedding band turns up dead, drowned in a trough full of rainwater and strung up like a scarecrow.

A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
In post-World War I England, an upper-crust lady and her maid organize a luncheon at a posh girl’s school to benefit veterans but when the headmistress is poisoned, no one is above suspicion.

Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
A tea shop owner feels protective when her partner starts dating a wealthy and not-quite-divorced man, a sentiment that is enhanced when the man is murdered, her friend becomes the prime suspect and the police treat the tea shop like a crime scene.


September 28, 2018