Monday, June 26, 2017

Matching Mysteries with Pizza

Pizza and mystery novels, what could be better? Deborah Lacy and Kerry Hammond picked four mysteries that go great with pizza and all of them mention pizza in the books. 

The first mystery is Janet Evanovich's Finger Lickin' Fifteen. The story here is about a BBQ cook-off that goes wrong. All of the Stephanie Plum books talk about food frequently, but this one talks about food almost every chapter, so you'll want to have food handy as you read. If you've never picked up a Stephanie Plum novel, go for One For the Money and work your way through. 

The next book is Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement. This is the first in a series featuring Dixie Hemingway, ex-police deputy turned pet sitter in Siesta Key, Florida. After a tragedy in her life, Dixie has reinvented herself and changed jobs, but murder follows her and she finds herself investigating a suspicious death at one of the houses where she is cat sitting. There is only time for quick meals and dinners-for-one are a common practice for Dixie. What's better than a slice of pizza during an investigation?

Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper series never disappoints. Cooper is a sex crimes prosecutor in Manhattan who works closely with detectives in the NYPD. They're not just co-workers, they're friends as well, and they eat a lot of meals together. Unlike the stereotype, donuts aren't the only thing eaten by police officers. Pizza is the perfect snack, though, for when the crew is watching Jeopardy and betting on the final answer. The Kills is an excellent book to sink your teeth into. 

You might think that reading about Jeff's Lindsay's serial killer hero in Dexter by Design might put you off food in general. But a man's gotta eat and in this book Dexter is trying his best to play the role of husband and father. Cookouts with the kids might fool some people, but Dexter needs to be careful when his Dark Passenger comes out to play.

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