Books that combine mysteries with recipes

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Tragic Toppings (A Donut Shop Mystery)
Jessica Beck

Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart didn’t realize that donut-making could be so dangerous, one of her customers has disappeared and Suzanne was the last person to see her. To add to that, Suzanne’s ex-husband is also missing, and Suzanne discovers a corpse hanging from a tree in the park!


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Murder on the Menu (A Cooking Class Mystery)
Miranda Bliss

Annie, along with a couple of her friends, have started a new restaurant called Bellywashers and are working hard to establish the business. All is going well until they find their friend, Sarah, lying dead in her tub. The cops want to write it off as a suicide, but the facts aren’t adding up.


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A Sheetcake Named Desire (A Piece of Cake Mystery)
Jacklyn Brady

Pastry chef Rita Lucero visits her husband, Phillippe, to have him sign divorce papers, she finds him dead with a chef’s knife in his chest. Since the two were not yet divorced, Rita becomes part-owner of his bakery. Running the business, dealing with her mother-in-law, and being the chief suspect in Phillippe’s murder leaves her little time to do anything else, but Rita is determined to find the real killer!


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Eggs Benedict Arnold (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)
Laura Childs

When Cackleberry Clubber Suzanne delivers a pie to funeral director Ozzie Driesden, she finds that instead of working at the embalming table, he is lying dead on the embalming table. As she recognizes his corpse, someone drugs her with chloroform. The Club scrambles to crack the case before one of their own ends up dead also!


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Cook the Books (Gourmet Girl Mysteries)
Jessica Conant-Park,Susan Conant

While compiling a book of recipes from well-known chefs, Chloe Carter comes in contact with her ex-boyfriend, Josh’s friend, Digger. When Chloe finds Digger’s apartment charred, with Digger in it, she begins investigating into who would murder him. Things “heat up” when this tragedy brings Josh back to town and back into Chloe’s life.


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A Catered Valentine's Day (Mysteries with Recipes, No. 4)
Isis Crawford

Cupid couldn’t be any busier than caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons on Valentine’s Day. This year, a fund raiser is taking up a lot of their time. And though love is in the air, so is murder.


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The Diva Cooks a Goose (A Domestic Diva Mystery)
Krista Davis

When Christmas gifts and family dinners are stolen from a small town, fingers are pointed at Sophie Winston. The mood lightens a bit when Sophie organizes a Toy Swap for the kids. However, the mood quickly darkens when a murder occurs. Watch as Sophie tries to solve the murder and thefts so Christmas in this small town can be restored.


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Bone Appétit (Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries)
Carolyn Haines

During a much needed vacation at a posh spa and cooking school, Sarah Booth becomes involved in a mystery when the top contender in a cook-off is poisoned. If you’re looking for a delightful Southern cozy mystery, try this one!


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Town In a Lobster Stew (Candy Holliday Mystery)
B.B. Haywood

Memorial Day ushers in the summer season, and among the weekend’s many events is the Twenty-Ninth Annual Cape Willington Lobster Stew Cook-Off. Competition is fierce and contestants are already steamed, but would any of them really resort to stealing an award winning recipe? Or making a seven time contest champion disappear?


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Hell Hath No Curry (A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery)
Tamar Myers

Three days before he’s due to tie the knot with Priscilla Livengood, Cornelious Weaver suffers a massive heart attack – in another woman’s bed. This situation gets even spicier when the autopsy reveals that Cornelious’s curry was spiked with a stimulant. Innkeeper/sleuth Magdalena Yoder can’t help but investigate….and soon discovers that the old adage about a woman scorned is true.


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The Da Vinci Cook (An Angie Amalfi Mystery)
Joanne Pence

Just when Chef Angie Amalfi’s culinary career seems to be looking up, she makes a quick move to Rome, where her sister has been accused of murder. Working undercover as a cook in Piccolette’s world famous upscale eatery, Da Vinci’s, Angie hopes to unravel the tangled spaghetti strands of this mystery and clear her sister’s name.


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Two Cooks A-Killing (An Angie Amalfi Mystery)
Joanne Pence

Angie becomes involved in a mysterious situation while planning a Christmas Reunion Special, featuring her favorite soap opera characters. She is staying in the same room that in years earlier, a young actress died. Now, another corpse turns up in the cellar, and while both deaths have been ruled accidental, the reunited cast have their doubts.


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Red Beans and Vice (Heaven Lee Mysteries)
Lou Jane Temple

Heaven Lee appears this time in New Orleans while helping the Sisters of the Holy Trinity organize their annual benefit dinner. Before the cooking even gets started, the husband of one of Heaven’s friends is found murdered. He is murdered by Heaven’s own knife.


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A Peach of a Murder (A Fresh-Baked Mystery)
Livia J. Washburn

Normally sweet as pie, retired teacher Phyllis Newson turns up the heat during the Annual Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through her fingers more than once. When the corpse of a no-good local turns up under a car at the local garage, Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, but her eye is still on winning the upcoming Peach Festival contest.


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Killer Mousse (Della Cooks Mystery)
Melinda Wells

Della Carmichael’s Killer Mousse lives up to its name when her predecessor, Mimi Bond, taste tests it – and winds up dead on the floor. Proving that she didn’t poison the mousse will be no piece of cake for Della!


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