Murder on the Menu

Murder on the Menu

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Fatal food and drink served with an insidious smile to unsuspecting husbands, dinner guests, and gourmands feature in a banquet of stories by P.D. James, Georges Simenon, Michael Gilbert

Blackwell North Amer
Sit down and prepare yourself for a satisfying banquet of murder. Your tastes - both literary and gastronomic - will be tantalized by this exemplary collection of stories by such giants as Agatha Christie, P.D. James, Georges Simenon, and Roald Dahl.
Throughout history, food and drink have been used as convenient vehicles for the administering of a fatal dose. Small wonder, then, that the golden age of crime fiction has seen a feast of stories in which murder features prominently on the menu. From the breakfast porridge laced with arsenic to the bedtime cocoa doctored with strychnine, no meal has escaped the determined killer. Country house parties have had a predilection for weedkiller, while many a restaurant specialty has concealed a deadly dose of cyanide in the delicately flavored sauce.
Poison is not the only weapon chosen by the mealtime murderer. Guns, knives, and the good old-fashioned blunt instrument have all been used to strike down the unsuspecting victim.

Baker
& Taylor

Fatal food and drink served with an insidious smile to unsuspecting husbands, dinner guests, and gourmands feature in a banquet of stories from the golden age of crime fiction by P. D. James, Georges Simenon, Michael Gilbert, and others.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1992
Edition: First Carroll & Graf edition
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780881848595
088184859X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MURDE
Characteristics: 415 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Haining, Peter
Notes: "Cordon Bleu stories of crime and mystery."

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