- The Empty Tureen
- Aurelio Zen eats a hamburger
- Commissario Brunetti Eats Lunch
- What did Colombo eat?
- Real Nero Wolfe, Black Orchids and Corned-Beef Hash and Secret Recipes (about Nero Wolfe)
- "The Janissary Tree"
- Murder -- with recipes? about The Body in the Ivy by Katherine Hall Page
- The Inspector's Dinner Party about Martin Beck books by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
- Inspector Montalbano Identifies Himself and "The Snack Thief" about the works of Andrea Camilleri
- P. D. James
- "A Bitter Feast" and "Reflecting the Sky" (about S. J. Rozan)
- Fabulous Book about The Last Chinese Chef
- "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
- What do members of the Yiddish Policemen's Union Eat? about Chabon's book and some of the borscht-belt food that he invokes.
- Tuna-Noodle Casserole, Literary Version about Robert Parker's detective stories and one particular example of his pretensions about food.
- Elmore Leonard's Kitchen about one mystery where several key scenes take place in the kitchen, and where food is quite central to the characters' development.
- Dining with Exotic Policemen and Weird Food and not for Halloween about Chinese author Qiu Xiaolong’s mystery novel Death of a Red Heroine and the exotic foods eaten by the detective, including snake.
- Tony Hillerman (link to his obituary)
- and my guest posts at the blog "The Hanged Juror" about Hillerman, Agatha Christie, and others.
Friday, April 01, 2011
Food in Detective Stories
In a conversation today, I mentioned that I had written several posts about food in detective stories, but that the posts were buried among many others. So here's a partial list: