It’s our special August edition of “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club” and we’re talking with authors who leave the spicy and sweet on the page in a mystery sub-genre known as food cozies. On the plate — author Joanne Fluke’s Coconut Layer Cake Murders, Maddie Day’s Nacho Average Murder, and V.M. Burns’ “Motherless Child.” These mavens of full-stomach fiction join us for an hour-long conversation about this popular genre, perfect for a summer read.


  • Joanne Fluke is the author of “Coconut Layer Cake Murder: a Hannah Swensen Mystery,” the 26th novel in a series.
  • Maddie Day is the author of “Nacho Average Murder: a Country Store Mystery,” the seventh in a series.
  • V.M. Burns is the author of “Motherless Child: an RJ Franklin Mystery, “ the second in a series.