Cooking (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Murderer's Row - Short story collection)

From: William Denton (
Date: 25 Jul 2001

On 26 July 2001, PlotBox wrote:

: looking for a list of crime stories related to cooking, better with
: gourmet characters. After Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe, a good modern
: example is Pepe Carvalho, the catalan gourmet detective by Manuel
: Vằuez Montalbᮮ Please, not "recipes-for-ladies romantic crime
: novels", you know...

Surely there are no truly hardboiled stories that dwell on cooking, beyond quick meals at diners and sumptuous feasts laid on by corrupt city bosses. Haven't people here made an inverse relationship between Spenser's toughness and his cooking? There is that pie recipe at the end of the first of Willeford's Hoke Moseley books, but Betsy Willeford here said it wasn't worth making.

We don't want to get into making lists of general mysteries. rec.arts.mystery is the place for that.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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