Win an eBook Copy of Family Meal: Recipes from Our Community!

Restaurants nourish us. While they're closed, we need to nourish them.

Hello everyone. I’m Terrie Farley Moran and I write cozy mysteries including the Read ’Em and Eat series. In those cozies, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield own a café and bookstore in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. At the Read ’Em and Eat book lovers can find such luscious treats such as Old Man and the Sea chowder with a side of Catcher in the Rye toast or perhaps Miss Marple scones along with a plate of Green Eggs and Ham.

Food and cozies are inseparable. As an avid cozy reader, I assure you that a reader who picks up a cozy mystery is bound to find a meal or two within. Many include recipes.

Love Cozies and Food? Check out our Cooking the Books series!

So it follows that cozy readers and writers are troubled by the way the restaurant business is being devastated by the COVID19 Pandemic. I would like to let you know that Penguin Random House is helping with a cookbook in a digital-only format called Family Meal.



All of the recipes in the book are provided by professional chefs and EVERY CENT of the proceeds from sales of Family Meal will benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, an organization that supports on-the-ground efforts to help workers in the restaurant community during this challenging time.

To help support this effort, we here at Criminal Element are giving away FIVE copies of the e-book Family Meal. For a chance to win, please make sure you’re a registered member of the Criminal Element site and simply leave a comment below.

Family Meal Comment Sweepstakes: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry.  To enter, complete the “Post a Comment” entry at beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) September 10, 2020. Sweepstakes ends at 4:29 p.m. ET September  18, 2020. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Macmillan, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.


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  2. Karen

    Sounds delicious!

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