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Cooked to Death

Tales of Crime and Cookery

Carl Brookins, David Housewright, Jessica Ellis Laine, Sheyna Galyan, Editor, Rhonda Gilliland, Molly MacRae, Tes Sparks, Marilyn Jax, Anne Frasier, Ellen Hart, Emily Gorman, Randi Lundell, Kaye George, Jess Lourey, Jessie Chandler, Pat Dennis, and Michael Allan Mallory

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-935666-87-5
  • Publication Date: 2016-07-15
  • Nodin Press

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Cooked to Death

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People can be passionate about food. In Cooked to Death that passion is whipped into a murderous froth. Each story revolves around some aspect of food: its origin, preparation, consumption and, in some cases, its convenience as a murder weapon. Appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts—they're all here. It’s a delectable menu, served up by some of the region’s finest crime and mystery writers, including Anne Frasier, Carl Brookins, David Housewright, Ellen Hart, Jess Lourey, and Pat Dennis. And each story is accompanied by a recipe or two that have been tried and proven entirely non-lethal. Rare or well-done, piquant or bland, sugary sweet or a little on the dry side, no matter, these tales will leave you drooling for more. Crime has never been this tasty.

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Carl Brookins

Carl Brookins is a crime fiction writer and reviewer. He writes three mystery series: a sailing series (Red Sky), an academic series (Reunion) and a private investigator series (The Case of The Yellow Diamond).

David Housewright

David Housewright won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America (Penance) and three Minnesota Book Awards (Practice to Deceive, Jelly’s Gold, and Curse of the Jade Lily).  He was elected President of the Private Eye Writers of America in 2014. 

Jessica Ellis Laine

Jessica Ellis Laine's essays have appeared online in Women’s Memoir and Literary Mama. Her novel in progress, a mystery featuring Police Constables Castillo and Knight, recently won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest’s Hugh Holton prize.

Sheyna Galyan, Editor

Sheyna Galyan is an Indie Excellence Award finalist and author of the character-driven Rabbi David Cohen suspense series set in Minneapolis. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online, and her essays and articles have appeared in national and local publications. She graduated from the St. Paul Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy in 2012. With advanced degrees in psychology and education, her favorite questions are "Why?" and "Why not?" Visit her at sheynagalyan.com.

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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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Molly MacRae

Molly Macrae writes the award-winning Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries from NAL/Penguin. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine since 1990 and she’s a winner of the Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction. 

Tes Sparks

Tes Sparks was an avid reader from an early age. With her degree in journalism she developed her talent for quick taglines, descriptive text, and press releases. Tes began writing fiction while working a variety of part-time jobs to pay the bills.

Marilyn Jax

A veteran senior government enforcement investigator for close to two decades, and a retired Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), international award-winning mystery author Marilyn Jax lives in Minnesota and the Caribbean, and enjoys spending time in Miami and Montana.

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Anne Frasier

Anne Frasier is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She's written for Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Bantam Books/Random House, and other publishers In 2011 her memoir, The Orchard, was an O, The Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, One Book, One Community read, a B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and Librarians’ Best Books of 2011.

Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart is the author of 32 crime novels. She is a six-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award, a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award, and was made an official GLBT Literary Saint at the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in 2005.

Emily Gorman

Emily Gorman is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, The Loft Literary Center, and Sisters in Crime.   

Randi Lundell

Randi Lundell has translated several works from the German, but Death in the Narthex is her first published short story.

Kaye George

Kaye George, award-winning author, writes the mystery series Imogene Duckworthy, Cressa Carraway, People of the Wind , and, as Janet Cantrell, Fat Cat.

Jess Lourey

Jessica (Jess) Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology at a Minnesota college.

Jessie Chandler

Jessie Chandler is the award-winning author of the Shay O’Hanlon Caper series and the National Protection and Investigation Unit Operation series. Her novels have garnered two Golden Crown Awards, an Independent Publisher Book Award, and a USA Book Award for LGBTQ fiction.

Pat Dennis

Pat Dennis is the award-winning author of Hotdish To Die For, Murder By Chance, Killed by Chance, Dead by Chance, Stand Up and Die, and (writing as Nora England) The Witches of Dorkdom. 

Michael Allan Mallory

MICHAEL ALLAN MALLORY writes the Snake Jones zoo mystery series with Marilyn Victor, which features mystery’s first zoologist sleuth: Lavender “Snake” Jones. Death Roll (2007) was praised by the St. Paul Pioneer Press for its “…exciting zoo setting” and “snappy, right-on dialogue.” Killer Instinct (2011) sent Snake to the North Woods of Minnesota to encounter wolves and a murderer. Mysterical-E called it “…a tale that will enchant you….”Six of Michael’s short stories have been published in previous anthologies. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America and is a former president of Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.

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