University of Dundee

CAHId Killer Cookbook Shortlisted for World Cookbook Awards

19 Dec 2012

The Killer Cookbook – published as part of the University of Dundee’s Million For A Morgue fundraising campaign – has been shortlisted in the World Cookbook Awards 2012.

The book, which features recipes from leading crime authors including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Jeffery Deaver, is one of five books on the shortlist for `Best Charity and Fund Raising in Europe'. The awards will be announced at Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris on Saturday February 23rd.

“We are absolutely delighted that the Killer Cookbook is being given international recognition,” said Emily Dewhurst, from the Million For A Morgue campaign. “The book has been really well received and we must say a big thank you once again to all of our contributors.

“The book is packed full of great recipes and if anyone is wanting to try Val McDermid’s Russian Stuffed Aubergine, Tess Gerritsen’s spicy Chinese chicken salad or the Killer Margaritas from the husband of Professor Sue Black then they can still get a copy in time for Christmas.”

Professor Black, Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University, said, “This is the most amazing news! I can only thank everyone who has bought the book and helped us to raise much needed funds.”

The Killer Cookbook was edited by Caro Ramsay and illustrated by Steve Carroll.

Copies of the book are available at:

and from all good bookshops.

All monies raised from sales of the book go to the Million For A Morgue campaign, which aims to raise £1million to help the University of Dundee build a world-leading forensic centre based around the pioneering method of Thiel embalming.