Updated: Apr 17, 2019
For those of us who write dates Month Date, it's Pi Day. In honor of this, I've collected a handful of mysteries to enjoy, along with
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley. The first of the excellent Flavia de Luce mystery series, this book follows the eleven-year-old chemistry expert Flavia as she tries to clear her father's name after he's been accused of murder. Enjoy with a chemistry apple pie.
"Four and Twenty Blackbirds," Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot story story, where Hercule is intrigued by a change in dietary habits by a fellow diner at his one of his favorite restaurants. Enjoy with a blueberry pie.
Dark Tort, Diane Mott Davidson. One of the Goldy Shulz catering mystery novels, where Goldy gets entangled in the case of a dead paralegal. And enjoy this torte (because even it torte means "cake" in Italian, it's circular and looks delicious).
And then, of course, the cozy Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke has several pie themed books: Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, Lemon Meringue Pie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Banana Cream Pie Murder, and the Key Lime Pie Murder. So you're set for the next several Pi days with this chocolate cream pie, lemon meringue pie, blackberry pie, banana cream pie, and key lime pie recipes.
On a semi-related note, then recommend watching the Pie episode of the Great British Baking Show, where Paul maligns American pies as being too sweet (I beg to disagree, sir).
Happy Pi Day!
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