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Update: CONGRATULATIONS TO  Robin L. Coxon for winning the cookbook! More than fifty people entered, and the random number generator picked her.

Edith here, getting ready for the Newburyport Literary Festival tomorrow (with Jessie and

Liz), and Malice soon after!

Mystery Writers of America and Quirk Books recently published a gorgeous hardcover cookbook, edited by Kate M. White. It includes scrumptious recipes from luminary Sisters in Crime like Katherine Hall Page, Louise Penny, Sue Grafton, and Sara Paretsky; authors like Lee Child, Joe Finder, and Harlan Coben; and best-selling writer pals of ours like Hallie Ephron, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Wicked Cozy Accomplice Sheila Connolly, and Leslie Budewitz. Barb and I each have a recipe in the book, too!

I made Charlaine Harris’s Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip last Saturday and it was delicious. I modified Charlaine’s recipe, adding fresh red and green peppers, and we ate it with warmed fresh corn tortillas instead of tortilla chips. It was a fabulous cozy dinner in front of a movie. So far I’ve also made Barb Ross’s recipe, invented by her husband Bill Carito, a fabulous Lobster-Pesto Risotto that was perfect for our Easter brunch (somehow I failed to get a closeup of the dish, but it was a big hit with our guests).

I’m running a contest to give away a copy of the cookbook. All you have to do is leave a comment over on the contest link on my web site ( before sundown tonight, Friday April 24! Or heck, a comment here will enter you, too!

Readers: Hungry yet? What author do you hope you’ll find in the cookbook? Have you tried any of the recipes yet?

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