The Case of the Toasted Bookfinderfilter
October 20, 2011 7:04 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to track down a series of mystery novels to surprise my mother with this Christmas.

The only known details: these are books she read years ago, wherein the lead character solved crimes, but also (and more importantly) described in detail the amazing sandwiches he was making. Any guesses?
posted by joelhunt to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Lawrence Sanders? More possible leads here, btw.
posted by jquinby at 7:06 AM on October 20, 2011

Yes, jquinby has it - it has to be Edward X Delaney in the deadly sins series by Sanders.
posted by nightwood at 7:40 AM on October 20, 2011

Nero Wolfe has a general food obsession, so might be it, but there isn't a specific focus on sandwiches.
posted by curious_yellow at 7:41 AM on October 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Sorry, curious, definately not Nero Wolfe: I've long been an avid Rex Stout reader, and can say for sure that this isn't his.
posted by easily confused at 8:00 AM on October 20, 2011

Robert B. Parker's Spenser was a foodie, and often made sandwiches.
posted by shallowcenter at 9:29 AM on October 20, 2011

It looks like Deadly Sins is the answer. Thank you all, and the Abebooks order has been placed.
posted by joelhunt at 9:41 PM on October 20, 2011

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