Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015 Harper Lee Prize Finalists for Legal Mysteries

The American Bar Association's ABA Journal and the University of Alabama Law School announced the finalist for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.  The annual award for legal fiction--authorized by Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)--“is given to a book-length fictional work that ‘best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.’  annual award for legal fiction--authorized by Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)--“is given to a book-length fictional work that ‘best exemplifies the role of lawyers in society, and their power to effect change.’

Finalists:

My Sister’s Grave, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
Terminal City, by Linda Fairstein (Dutton)
The Secret of Magic, by Deborah Johnson (Putnam)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Barbecue Mysteries for Memorial Day!

Hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. I posted my updated Memorial Day Crime Fiction list the other day, so I thought I'd update my Barbecue Mysteries list, too. Let me know any titles I've missed, and I'll add them.

So many ways one can murder someone at a barbecue, from the sauce to the skewers to the grill. Here's an updated short list of Barbecue Mysteries. Let me know if I've forgotten any titles!

Barbecue Mysteries

Delicious and Suspicious, Hickory Smoked Homicide, Finger Lickin' Dead, Rubbed Out by Riley Adams  (Elizabeth Craig Spann) - The Memphis BBQ Mystery Series
Bad Move by Linwood Barclay
Murder Well-Done by Claudia Bishop
Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette
Several of the recent Dan Rhodes books by Bill Crider
Murder at the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival by Gene Davis
The Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson
Memphis Ribs by Gerald Duff
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
The Politics of Barbecue by Blake Fontenay
The Big Barbecue by Dorothy B. Hughes
The Sheriff and..  (series) by D. R. Meredith
Say Your Sorry by Michael Robotham
The King is Dead by Sarah Shankman
Stiffs and Swine by J.B. Stanley
Revenge of the Barbecue Queens by Lou Jane Temple
Barbecue by A. E.H. Veenman
Death on a Platter by Elaine Viets

Short Stories: "Gored" by Bill Crider in Murder Most Delicious
Young Readers: The Barbecue Thief by Starike

Want a little chocolate on the barbie this weekend? 
Check out recipes on my other blog: DyingforChocolate.com

S'mores on the Grill  
Banana Boats
3 Savory Chocolate Barbecue Sauces
Spicy Chocolate Rub
Cocoa Spiced Salmon Rub 
Scharffen Berger Cacoa Nib Rub for Tri Tip