Monday, July 27, 2009

Welcome to Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

Today marks the official launch of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen, where mystery authors cook up crime . . . and recipes! I can hear you thinking -- but you've been posting for a week. That was our preview week, when we were ironing out the kinks. Fortunately, there weren't too many.

The authors of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen write cozy mysteries with food themes. From Julie Hyzy's White House Chef series, to Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mysteries, and Krista Davis's Domestic Diva Mysteries, you're bound to find sleuths and recipes you'll love. In 2010, Avery Adams will launch the Cheese Shop Mystery series, Jenn McKinley's Cupcake Mysteries will debut, and Riley Adams will introduce the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries. In the meantime, we'll all be blogging here six days a week and bringing you guests on Sundays. Look for lots of recipes!

We're kicking things off by having a contest! Every week for the next six weeks, one lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma kitchenware and gourmet food store. To enter, just leave a comment!

If, for some reason, you are unable to leave a comment, send an "ENTER ME" e-mail with your first name and state to We'll announce the winners right here starting next week. So be sure to check back and see if you won!

We're having a lot of fun with this blog, and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Bon Appetit!


  1. I love cooking and cozy mysteries. What a great combo!

    Erin from Arkansas

  2. I clicked over to see what the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen was all about and got a wonderful surprise to find several new mystery series to check out. No better combination than food and mystery. Looking forward to seeing more.

  3. I am going to enjoy this site. I have enjoyed several series that include recipes in the books and now I'll have a whole new group to choose from. There are many people at our library who enjoy this type of book, so I can consider it research for future book orders.
    I love to cook, when I have time and it looks like Ill be getting lots of good ideas here.
    Good luck with your new site, Ladies!

  4. Yes, good luck with the site. This should be fun!


  5. Two of my favorite combinations, food and cozy mysteries!! Good luck with your new blog.

  6. Great idea for a blog ladies! I'm looking forward to all the new titles for next year!

  7. I have to be honest, I've never read any of the food cozies - but after reading your wonderful blog site and your books, I can see a lot of reading in my future...and cooking, too. Think I'll gain weight? ;)

  8. My books are romantic suspense, but food plays a part in all of them. I've shared some recipes on my website.

  9. How fun! I love foodie cozies. Well, to be honest, I love food. I love cooking and baking, and still kick myself for the time my then-fiance took me to our local W-S and invited me to choose anything I wanted as an engagement present. Silly Kerie. I bypassed the Kitchenaid stand mixers, not wishing to appear greedy, and chose a big ceramic mixing bowl. Did I mention the "THEN" part of then-fiance? Still kicking myself... do I get the sympathy vote?

  10. The Cheese Shop Mysteries
    The Coffeehouse Mysteries
    Memphis Barbecue Mysteries
    White House Chef Mysteries
    Domestic Diva Mysteries
    Cupcake Mysteries

    I love food cozies - write more! please...

    Cheli of Maryland

  11. I am excited about this site and look forward to trying out some new authors and some new foods.
    I'd like to also suggest a possible guest author - Michele Scott. She writes a wine lover's mystery series that includes wine information, pairings and recipies too. A nice compliment to the wonderful assortment of yumminess (is that even a word?) already here.

  12. Checked "Expresso Shot" out of the library on Friday and am enjoying the read. Starting searching the net for Coffee House Mysteries and came across this website. What a great idea! I'll be back!

  13. I love finding some of my cozy authors all in the same place ;)

    Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  14. Just found this site when looking for Cleo Coyle - so many new books to read and recipes to try! Thanks!

  15. I am SO happy to have found this blog.
    Two of my favorite things united - how fabulous!

  16. I absolutely love reading about all these new (to me) Cozies! Love them!
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