Mystery Most Edible


This anthology, which contains a Lady of Ashes short story, won the Anthony Award for Best Anthology.   Congratulations to all of my fellow authors.  Read more about the Anthony Award HERE.  See photos from the Mystery Most Edible book signing HERE.

The Malice Domestic anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition — 36 original tales with a culinary bent!

Tales in this anthology include:

A Cup of Tea, by Parnell Hall
Brown Recluse, by Marcia Adair
A Slice of Heaven,, by Laura Brennan
The Extra Ingredient, by Joan Long
A Death in Yelapa, by Leslie Budewitz
The Pie Sisters, by Richard Cass
Too Many Cooks Almost Spoil the Murder, by Lynne Ewing
Pig Lickin’ Good, by Debra H. Goldstein
Quiche Alain, by Marni Graff
Diet of Death, by Ang Pompano
Death at the Willard Hotel, by Verena Rose
Dining Out, by Rosemary McCracken
Snowbirding, by Kristin Kisska
Up Day Down Day Deadly Day, by Ellen Larson
The Secret Blend, by Stacy Woodson
First of the Year, by Gabriel Valjan
Sticky Fingers, by LD Masterson
The Cremains of the Day, by Josh Pachter
Honor Thy Father, by Harriette Sackler
Killer Chocolate Chips, by Ruth McCarty
Sushi Lessons, by Edith Maxwell
The Missing Ingredient for Murderous Intent, by Elizabeth Perona
It’s Canning Season, by Adele Polomski
The Gourmand, by Nancy Cole Silverman
The Blue Ribbon, by Cynthia Kuhn
The Last Word, by Shawn Reilly Simmons
Murder Takes the Cupcake, by Kate Willett
Bull Dog Gravy, by Mark Thielman
Morsels of the Gods, by Victoria Thompson
Mrs. Beeton’s Sausage Stuffing, by Christine Trent
Bring It, by Terry Shames
Gutbombs ’n’ Guinness, by Lisa Preston
Deadly In-Flight Dining, by Sara Rosett
Carne Diem, by Sharon Lynn
Turn the Sage, by Stephen D. Rogers
Bad Ju-Ju, by M.A. Monnin

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I had the great pleasure of serving on the selection committee for this anthology, the 14th in the Malice Domestic series.  It was pure joy to read through dozens and dozens of stories submitted for it, although it was difficult to have to narrow them down to what is presented in the book.  Some of the stories had great, twisty endings; others were just deliciously malicious.  I hope you will find some new favorite authors within this group.

Malice Domestic presents this annual anthology with a unique theme each year.  Recent entries have included “Murder Most Conventional,” “Mystery Most Historical,” and “Mystery Most Geographical.”  Entries open between May and August and the selected entries are announced shortly thereafter.  The book is always published in time for sale at the next Malice Domestic conference.

For more about the Malice Domestic anthology, visit