Labor Day Giveaway

MWA CookbookIt’s Labor Day Weekend and, as promised, I’m hosting a giveaway of a fabulous book ~ The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook.  It’s something every mystery lover should have in their kitchen!
Where else could you find exact directions for Sue Grafton’s “Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich” or Lee Child’s “Coffee Pot of One?”  Not to mention, my very own Chicken Artichoke Tarragon Soup?

Just leave a comment below to enter.  The giveaway starts now and ends at midnight on September 7th.  Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and get ready to cook with a few famous mystery writers!

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121 Responses to Labor Day Giveaway

  1. I love mysteries, I love cookbooks and I love mysteries that involve cooking!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  2. I love the Soup Lover’s Mystery series and can’t wait until your next book is published! The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook looks like it’ll be full of many delicious recipes to enjoy.

    • Hi JoAnne ~ thanks so much! I’m so happy to hear you’ve loved the adventures in Snowflake! And I think you’d really enjoy this cookbook! Best of luck!

  3. Would love to be entered for this cookbook. Mystery writers are so creative, I would think the recipes would be fantastic. Thanks.

    • The stories are really fun too, Rachel. Don’t forget The Cozy Cookbook from Berkley Prime Crime. It’s strictly cozy writers, but what I love is the publisher included excerpts from the books in which the characters TALK about the food they’re making! So fun! Good luck in the giveaway!

    • Hi Marylou ~ I have to admit I haven’t tried Sue Grafton’s famous sandwich yet. I’ll have to do that! I can’t quite imagine what it tastes like. But I am curious! Good luck in the giveaway!

  4. Great giveaway! I love all of the cozy mysteries with recipes. Just read Ladle to the Grave and there are several in there that I want to try.

    • Oh that’s great, Kathy! I think you’ll find lots that you’ll enjoy. I always try to post a recipe when I send a newsletter out too. Good luck in the giveaway!

    • Hi Judy ~ It is a pretty good soup, if I do say so myself. LOL! I was just thrilled they included me in this cookbook! Best of luck!

  5. What a lot of fun I would have with this cookbook in my kitchen. Great opportunity thank you.


    • Hi Toni ~ they are really interesting too! Plus it’s a beautiful book with color photos. They did a great job with it. Best of luck!

  6. I love cookbooks and read them like novels. Would like to have a cookbook with recipes from my favorite authors.

    • I think this is a pretty amazing cookbook, I’m so happy MWA did this. I think it’ll be a big hit. Good luck, Pat!

    • Hi Sue ~ that recipe turned out better than I thought it would. This cookbook is full of great recipes. You’d really like it. Best of luck!

    • There’s lots to read here too. I got such a kick that so many famous writers contributed their recipes. Best of luck in the giveaway!

    • Hi Teresa ~ it’s a beautiful looking cookbook too. MWA did a gorgeous job with it, not to mention the recipes. Good luck!

  7. I love mysteries that have food involved! I have tried many recipes from them and really enjoy the food.This would be a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection. Thank you so much for this giveaway and I hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

  8. I love cozy mysteries and cookbooks. I would love to have The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook!!! Thank you for the giveaway and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!!

    • Hi Kathy ~ thanks for entering! It’s really a cool cookbook! You might also like The Cozy Cookbook from Berkley Prime Crime too!

  9. I do love cookbooks! My newest obsession is a vegetable spiralizer, so I’m looking for recipes where I can use that!

  10. I love cookbooks. Trying out new recipes is so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this wonderful cookbook. Love your books, Ms. Archer. Looking forward to the next one.

    • Hi Linda ~ Cookbooks really are fun! And thanks so much for writing. It’s great to hear from you. Best of luck in the giveaway!

  11. I would love to win. I like to read cookbooks and I love to eat,so it’s a win win situation for me! I also love your mysteriessss!

  12. Hi Brenda ~ you’ve got quite a brood to cook for. And I love cookbooks too, especially when I run out of ideas. Wishing you the best of luck in the giveaway!

    • Oh absolutely, Lindsey. Someone else asked that earlier too. When I do giveaways on Goodreads, I always include Canada, the UK and Australia. We all speak English, right? Best of luck in the giveaway!

    • I have piles of them myself, Joye. I love to look through them, especially when I can’t think of one more thing to cook.
      Best of luck in the giveaway!

    • Hi Kiki ~ great to hear from you. It’s really a gorgeous looking book too. Wait till you see the photos inside! Good luck in the giveaway!

  13. Yum! One of my favorite bits about so many cozies… all the recipes they include! 😉 Thanks for the chance.

    • Hi Marsha ~ The recipes in cozies are really fun. Don’t forget The Cozy Cookbook (from Berkley Prime Crime). It includes excerpts where the characters talk about the food they’re cooking. Good luck!

  14. Would love to have this cookbook!! Now that I only work part time I have time to read and cook. Thank you for this giveaway.

    • Hi Sharon ~ Best of luck in the giveaway. Lovely photos of murder weapons too. They did a beautiful job with this cookbook!

  15. I used to typeset cookbooks and thus have a great interest in them. I’ve been wanting this one for a while now! Thanks for having the contest!

  16. Looking at the number of responses, I’d guess that my chances won’t be so great, but I’m entering anyway. I’m a collector of recipes from mysteries, and also of cookbooks in general (especially those on baking!), so winning this not only would satisfy my need for mysterious recipes, but look good on my cookbook shelf!

    Many thanks for the opportunity!


    • Well, I’m wishing you luck, Lynn. I use to choose a winner, so it’s completely unbiased. You never know! Do you have The Cozy Cookbook from Berkley Prime Crime? That’s a great one too! Best of luck!

    • Hi Martha ~ I agree, I think you’d love this book. Don’t forget about The Cozy Cookbook too, from Berkley Prime Crime. Best of luck!

    • Hi Linda ~ Great to see you here! Thank you! This is such a beautiful book, the pictures alone are worth it. Best of luck in the giveaway!

  17. you have now pushed all my buttons, i love mysteries,(i just donated 200 hard cover and paperback) to the library. i go through about 10 a week. and i also love cookbooks, oh my, you have no idea. to me, this is as good a prize as a vacation. better,actually, cause i probably couldn’t go on the vacation because of my mobility problems. thanks for offering such a good prize for your readers, sue

    • Ah . . . a fellow mystery and cookbook lover! And you love libraries too, Sue! This is a super book, even if it didn’t have recipes, just the artwork alone is fantastic. Wishing you lots of luck in the giveaway!

    • Hi Darlene ~ Thanks for entering! It does have lots of great recipes and other fun stuff. You’d love it. Best of luck!

  18. I have the perfect place in my kitchen to display this when not trying out the recipes inside! I would love to see what kinds of mystery recipes I could try 🙂

  19. What a great giveaway! Thankyou for the opportunity and congratulations to the lucky duck who wins it(did that sound snide?) lol!

  20. The recipes sound interesting, and who doesn’t love to try new recipes?? More than that, this book has all of my favorite Authors inside, so I’m itching to get my hands on a copy!! Congratulations on what I’m sure is going to be a big hit!!

    • Oh, Peggy ~ I’m so sorry! I just announced the winner on FB. The giveaway ended at midnight PDT on Monday 9/7. But please stay tuned to my blog and my FB page for future giveaways. Or better yet, sign up for my newsletter (about 4 times a year, I won’t spam you) at my website — I usually send out a newsletter when I’m having a giveaway.
      All the best ~ and I hope you snag a copy of this great book soon!

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