Do you love a good recipe along with your mystery?
Some culinary authors have teamed up to present the Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen, a blog with “mystery writers cooking up crimes…and recipes!”
The blog began in July 2009 with an inaugural post by Avery Aames. The site currently features authors: Avery Aames (the pseudonym for Daryl Wood Gerber), Lucy Burdette, Sheila Connolly, Peg Cochran, Cleo Coyle, Krista Davis, and Victoria Abbott (no relation), who are actually the duo, Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini. Other authors have contributed to the blog, notably Riley Adams (pseudonym of Elizabeth Spann Craig) and Jenn McKinlay (aka Lucy Lawrence).
I just found out about this site in a recent e-newsletter sent out by Lucy Burdette, who participates on the Jungle Red Writers blog, the first site added to my blogroll in 2011. And author Craig (mentioned above) is the voice of the Mystery Writing is Murder blog, which was the second blogroll I added. So it’s a wonder I didn’t know about Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen sooner!
The design could be tighter. Some posts appear double-spaced, making them appear too stretched out, and it’s not easy to find a bio or info about each author or about their own websites and blogs, which many of them have. Still, the site is worth navigating for tidbits about each author’s writing and, of course, the recipes. There’s a column along the right with a long list of topics. Periodically, the blog also features guest posts by culinary mystery authors, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Fans of culinary mysteries will feel especially at home here.
Visit the site here or click on the link under my Blogroll below.