Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Molly MacRae with Something Suspiciously Delicious!

Molly was at a mystery conference over the weekend and is clearly still recovering, since she forgot to mention that she just signed a three book deal with Penguin Berkeley for a 'light paranormal mystery' series! I can't wait to read those - or her new Lawn Order due out soon! Enjoy her post here! -AA

This past weekend I attended Magna cum Murder, a mystery conference held annually at the end of October in Muncie, Indiana. Magna, which turned a sweet sixteen years old this year, is billed as “a murderously fun house party for several hundred of your closest friends.” The weekend was a blast. Guests of honor were Caroline and Charles Todd, authors of the fantastic Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the more recent Bess Crawford mysteries. Check out the Magna website (www.magnacummurder.com) for a list of all the authors you missed if you weren’t there, too.

Something special was cooked up for Magna this year. The organizers got the bright idea of putting together a cookbook featuring recipes submitted by mystery writers. The resulting volume, called Suspiciously Delicious, is chock full of wonderful recipes ranging from Mma Potokwani’s Fruit Cake, submitted by Alexander McCall Smith, to Corn Borer Cornbread Muffins from Bill Fitzhugh, to Simple Salmon from Carolyn Hart, and Roast Quail submitted by M.C. Beaton. Accompanying each recipe is a recommended mystery to read while enjoying the finished product. For instance, recommended reading for A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield is Double Dark Chocolate Devastators, submitted by yours truly.

Copies of the cookbook sold quickly, but there were a few left at the end of the weekend. If you’re interested in a copy of your own, email the magna folks at magnacumurder@yahoo.com.

1 comment:

Molly MacRae said...

Doh! I did forget to mention that, didn't I? But it turns out it's with Penguin NAL rather than Berkley. They're oddly similar imprints. In years past, Penguin NAL published some of my writing heroes - P.G. Wodehouse, John Steinbeck . . . sigh. So cool!!!!