Friday, September 7, 2018

From Our Books to Cookbooks

By Beth Brickner from the Dinner Club Mysteries 
      by Linda Wiken

If you’re wondering about all that mouth-watering food we talk about at our monthly Culinary Capers Dinner Club gatherings, check out the cookbooks we’re using. You’ll find them on the bookshelves at your local bookstore. And that’s why, all the murders we try to solve never involve poison!

In Marinating in Murder, we’re going on a picnic using the book, Summer Days & Balmy Nights. It’s a collection of “simple summer food from sun-drenched shores”, so no author. But, there are stunning photos, a necessity for J.J. Tanner, our event planning newest member. Her passion is cookbooks, the kind with the colorful pictures and locations.

So, check out our story and then follow-up with the cookbook. Or vice versa. Try the recipes in the cookbook and then check what we’ve done with them. If you’re into foodie mysteries, you know there’s a dead body somewhere, so if that’s what you read for, it’s a complete package.

  Book #3, MARINATING IN MURDER is available at your favorite bookseller or online!

 Book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries 

The first book in the Dinner Club Mystery series is available at the bookstore of your choice, and on-line; also as an e-book.

Writing as Erika Chase:

Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.


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  1. I like photos in my cookbooks too.

  2. I like photos in my cookbooks too. I like knowing what it's supposed to look like.

  3. I like photos good to see if you have done it correctly.