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This eagerly-awaited follow-up to the Agatha and Macavity Award finalist, A Taste of Murder, features more crime and nourishment from today’s foremost writers of crime fiction. With more than 130 recipes from an entirely new gang of mystery authors, A Second Helping of Murder lets fans enjoy the culinary cravings of such favorites as Elizabeth George, Dick Francis, Elizabeth Peters, Robert Barnard, Claudia Bishop, Alexander McCall Smith, Linda Barnes, George Pelecanos, and dozens more. Whether “meating out justice” or serving up “red herrings,” contributors have provided the cherished recipes of their fictional sleuths or shared a personal favorite. Classic recipe recreations celebrate felonious fare from time-honored mystery writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, David Dodge, and Roald Dahl. There is even a crossword puzzle from Nero Blanc. Once armed with this collection of tasty recipes, the scene of the crime most definitely will be the kitchen.
Recipes from a talented corps of writers who know how to cook, with delicious anecdotes, some sound advice on where and when to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook, and even recipes for foods you’ve never heard of. Some contributors are Lilian Jackson Braun, Donald E. Westlake, Anne Perry, Tony Hillerman, Carol O’Connell, Parnell Hall and, of course, Anthony Bourdain.