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Murder Most Delectable: Savory Tales of Culinary Crimes (Murder Most)

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Murder Most Delectable is an anthology of short crime stories whose common elements include food, restaurants, and food preparation. Included are stories by Ruth Rendell, M. D. Lake, Edward Hoch, Joyce Carol Oates, and Rex Stout.

Introduction / John Helfers
The last bottle in the world / Stanley Ellin
Takeout / Joyce Christmas
The case of the shaggy caps / Ruth Rendel
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published September 20th 2000 by Cumberland House Publishing (first published 2000)
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What a grand love affair people have with food! The reason is obviously due to the fact that it is the only thing that can simultaneously delight all five senses.

Some people's appetite for food is only exceeded by their appetite for crime. As our demand for creative dishes has increased, so has the opportunity for evil epicureans to combine their talent for wickedness and their love of good food and drink to lay their victims low in one fell swoop with nothing more than a well-cooked meal or sp
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Enjoyable collection of food-related mystery stories by some accomplished writers. Like all anthologies, a little uneven. An interesting idea nicely carried out.
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.

For the 1950s anthologist and publisher of Gnome Press, see Martin Greenberg.
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