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Cooked to Death: More Tales of Crime and Cookery, Volume II

Lying on a Plate

Rhonda Gilliland

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 9781634890823
  • Publication Date: 2017-07-31
  • Wise Ink Creative Publishing

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Cooked to Death: More Tales of Crime and Cookery, Volume II

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Writers include Tom Combs, Shelley Kubitz Mahannah, Lori L. Lake, Brian Lutterman, Brian Landon, Cathlene Buchholz, Marlene Chabot, Wendy Webb, Michael Sears, Kristi Belcamino, Christine Husom, Nancy Tesler, Marilyn Rausch, Colin Nelson, Susan Koefod

If you're looking for a recipe so good it's to die for, search no further. We've got fifteen of them. 

Lovers wage war with deviled eggs and artichokes. A world-class baker turns to desperate measures to win the contest of a lifetime. An orphaned teenage girl with nowhere left to go finally takes a stand inside a farmhouse kitchen. Lawyers, financiers, and law enforcement turn to the culinary arts to defend their careers and solve their cases. All these and more can be found within the pages of the second volume of the Cooked to Death series.

Fifteen mystery writers have pooled their literary powers and culinary acumen to craft a five-course meal full of surprises both deadly and delicious. And if the crimes uncovered by these sleuths are too much for your stomach, they’ve got the perfect thing to restore your appetite: each story is followed by an easy-to-make recipe that plays some crucial part in its preceding tale. The game is afoot, and the burners are alit! Enter if you dare—and make sure to bring a fork.


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“An eclectic smorgasbord of storytelling talent.” —Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune


Cooked to Death is a tasty companion whether you're traveling by plane with hours in the air or waiting on the ground. Or you could read it in one sitting while eating your favorite food. (Make sure you check for poison first, just to be sure . . .)” —Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press


“There's everything from flat-out humor to the downright malevolent, and free-ranging foul play in between.” —Ethan Boatner, Lavender Magazine


“An entertaining ride for all the senses—including taste! The corresponding recipes provided after each thriller offered continued satisfaction.” —Kara Doucette, Yelp Twin Cities senior community manager and marketing director


Cooked to Death Volume 2 is a fun, surprising book that serves up a heaping helping of mystery and detail. Each author has a unique writing style that keeps the reader guessing. What really makes this book a fun experience is the tasty recipes that are included inside. Not only are the recipes delicious, but the stories are intriguing and will keep you on your toes.” —Erin Campbell, Food Network Holiday Baking Champion and Food Network Star finalist


“This second culinary collection offers a tantalizing smorgasbord of terrific stories with great recipes on the side. From the deliciously dark to the fluffy and funny, there’s something here that will satisfy the literary appetite of every reader. Buy it now and indulge yourself tonight.” — William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace

Rhonda Gilliland

Rhonda Gilliland was voted Best Home Cook of October 1998 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She co-edited Cooked to Death: Tales of Crime and Cookery. She wrote, produced, and directed Come and Get Your Love, a Native American thriller. She is a member of Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, and served as president from 2012-2015. A Yelper since 2008. A St. Paul, MN resident, she lives with her husband, a Russian Orthodox Deacon, and tabby, Stryper.

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