I’m thinking about those murder mysteries where chefs, restaurant owners, inn keepers, food critics, etc. become detectives.
Some authors include: Diane Davidson (Prime Cut, Dying for Chocolate, The Last Supper, Dark Tort, Cereal Murders, Sticks & Scones, Chopping Spree, Main Corpse), Nancy Fairbanks (Crime Brulee,French Fried, Mozarella Most Murderous) JoAnna Carl (Crime de Cocoa), Sammi Carter (Chocolate Dipped Death – Candy Shop Murders), Nancy Pickard (Blue Corn Murders, 27 Ingredient Chile Con Carne Murder, Nantucket Diet Murder, Secret Ingredient Murder), Cleo Coyle (On What Grounds, Latte Trouble – Coffeehouse Mysteries), Ellen Crosby (The Merlot Murders), Laura Childs (Camomile Mourning, Blood Orange Brewing, Death by Darjeerling), Leslie Meier (Bake Sale Murder, Turkey Day Murder), Claudia Bishop (Marinade for Murder, Death Dines In,Buried by Breakfast, A Taste for Murder), Michelle Scott (Murder by the Glass, Silenced by Syrah), Miranda Bliss (Cooking Up Murder), Livia Washburn (A Peach of a Murder), Susan Albert (Thyme of Death, Rosemary Remembered, Rueful Death – Herbal Mysteries) etc. etc. etc
The titles are punny though many of the books are less memorable. However they are creative as to "means" of death.
For example, in one the murderer puts peanuts in a recipe in a cooking competition knowing a judge is allergic. Kill ’em off this way!!
Has anyone else delved into this "literature" and is ready to "tell all"?