Rich, Virginia (1914 - 1985)

Genre: Mystery

Virginia Rich was born in Sibley, IA. She was a food columnist for the Chicago Tribune using the pseudonym Mary Meade and worked as food editor for Sunset Magazine. She lived with her cattleman husband Ray Rich on a working ranch located outside Tucson, AZ and spent several months each year at her cottage on Cranberry Point in Corea, ME.

She has been credited as the pioneer of the "culinary mystery" sub genre of mystery novels.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Cooking School Murders (1982)
  • The Baked Bean Supper Murders (1982)
  • The Nantucket Diet Murders (1985)