Dial M for Meat Loaf (Sophie Greenway)

3.47 avg rating
( 110 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780345421548: Dial M for Meat Loaf (Sophie Greenway)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

RECIPE FOR MURDER

As Minnesota housewives race to meet the deadline for the Times Register's meat loaf contest, an unsavory small-towner named Kirby Runbeck is blown to smithereens by a car bomb.

Days later, the town's former mayor, John Washburn, near death from a stroke, confesses to the killing. His wife and two children vehemently deny it, but when Sophie Greenway, food maven and friend of the family, happens upon an old snapshot, a bundle of letters, and a tattoo of a red-eyed snake, she wonders about Washburn's innocence. Unlike the recipe for a prize meat loaf, this murder is seasoned with spicy secrets and a generous portion of scandal, which Sophie dares to bring to a roiling boil. . . .

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Praise for Ellen Hart and her Sophie Greenway mysteries

SLICE AND DICE
"Mouth-watering . . . A smorgasbord of devilment."
--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

"The pace quickly bubbles from simmer to boil. . . . The complexity of Hart's novel is admirable."
--Publishers Weekly

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO MURDER
"Strong characters and a rich Lake Superior setting make this solidly constructed mystery hard to put down. Another winner for Ellen Hart!"
--M. D. Lake

FOR EVERY EVIL
"Another splendid specimen of the classical mystery story, nicely updated and full of interesting and believable characters."
--The Purloined Letter

"A dilly . . . A fair-play plot and contemporary characters that leap off the page . . . Stir in Martha Grimes with P. D. James and add a dash of Christie and Amanda Cross and you begin to get the idea: a cozy with a brain."
--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Praise for Ellen Hart and her Jane Lawless series

HALLOWED MURDER
"Hart's crisp, elegant writing and atmosphere [are] reminiscent of the British detective style, but she has a nicer sense of character, confrontation, and sparsely utilized violence. . . . Hallowed Murder is as valuable for its mainstream influences as for its sexual politics."
--Mystery Scene

VITAL LIES
"This compelling whodunit has the psychological maze of a Barbara Vine mystery and the feel of Agatha Christie. . . . Hart keeps even the most seasoned mystery buff baffled until the end."
--Publishers Weekly

STAGE FRIGHT
"Hart deftly turns the spotlight on the dusty secrets and shadowy souls of a prominent theater family. The resulting mystery is worthy of a standing ovation."
--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

A KILLING CURE
"A real treat . . . Secret passageways, a coded ledger, a mysterious group known only as the Chamber, experimental drugs, blackmail, sexual assault, betrayal: all the ingredients of a good whodunit."
--Lambda Book Report

A SMALL SACRIFICE
"A smart and shocking thriller."
--The Minnesota Daily

FAINT PRAISE
"Packed with mystery and scheming characters, Faint Praise is one of the year's best. It's no wonder Ellen Hart is everyone's favorite author."
--R. D. Zimmerman

About the Author:

Ellen Hart’s other novels include Slice and Dice, This Little Piggy Went to Murder, For Every Evil, and The Oldest Sin, as well as the Jane Lawless mysteries: Hallowed Murder, Vital Lies, Stage Fright, A Killing Cure, A Small Sacrifice, and Faint Praise. A two-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Mystery/Detective Fiction, Ms. Hart is like her fictional heroine Sophie Greenway in two respects: both have had food-related careers (the author was a chef for twelve years) and both have college degrees in fundamentalist Christian theology. She lives in Minneapolis.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780739423059: Dial M For Meat Loaf

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0739423053 ISBN 13:  9780739423059
Publisher: Fawcett, 2001
Hardcover

9781587248450: Dial M For Meat Loaf: A Culinary Mystery

Wheele..., 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hart, Ellen
ISBN 10: 034542154X ISBN 13: 9780345421548
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2001. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9780345421548

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ellen Hart
Published by Fawcett Books, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 034542154X ISBN 13: 9780345421548
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fawcett Books, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. RECIPE FOR MURDER As Minnesota housewives race to meet the deadline for the Times Register?s meat loaf contest, an unsavory small-towner named Kirby Runbeck is blown to smithereens by a car bomb. Days later, the town s former mayor, John Washburn, near death from a stroke, confesses to the killing. His wife and two children vehemently deny it, but when Sophie Greenway, food maven and friend of the family, happens upon an old snapshot, a bundle of letters, and a tattoo of a red-eyed snake, she wonders about Washburn s innocence. Unlike the recipe for a prize meat loaf, this murder is seasoned with spicy secrets and a generous portion of scandal, which Sophie dares to bring to a roiling boil. . . . Seller Inventory # BTE9780345421548

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ellen Hart
Published by Fawcett Books (2001)
ISBN 10: 034542154X ISBN 13: 9780345421548
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fawcett Books, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st thus edition. 336 pages. 6.75x4.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk034542154X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ellen Hart
Published by Fawcett (2001)
ISBN 10: 034542154X ISBN 13: 9780345421548
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fawcett, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M034542154X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ellen Hart
Published by Fawcett (2001)
ISBN 10: 034542154X ISBN 13: 9780345421548
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fawcett, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX034542154X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds