This cookbook is a collection of the favorite recipes of some well-known mystery writers. The hardbound book is very nice and even has a ribbon bookmark. The photo doesn't do it justice! Each recipe begins with a short note from the author that explains the origin of the recipe or just some personal information.
The recipes are a wonderful variety of recipes from gourmet to family fare. The first recipe I tried was Gillian Flynn’s Beef Skillet Fiesta. She started her paragraph with “Be warned: I am no gourmet.” Her recipe was certainly not gourmet, but it was just what I was looking for that night. It was a good, easy, fast, and delicious family meal. This cookbook is now filled with bits of paper making all of the recipes I want to try. Not ever recipe has a photo, but quite a few have nice full-page photos. This one has earned a place on my permanent cookbook shelf.