Take-Out: And Other Tales of Culinary Crime

Take-Out: And Other Tales of Culinary Crime

Rob Hart has firmly established himself as one of the best crime writers of his generation with his acclaimed Ash McKenna series, and in TAKE-OUT Hart has collected 16 stories of culinary crime and noir that will have you savoring every deadly bite. In the title story, a gambler falls into debt with the enigmatic owner of a Chinatown gambling parlor, and must run odd?and so Rob Hart has firmly established himself as one of the best crime writers of his generation with his acclaimed Ash M...

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Title:Take-Out: And Other Tales of Culinary Crime
Author:Rob Hart
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:1947993429
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Take-Out: And Other Tales of Culinary Crime Reviews

  • A Reader
    Feb 26, 2019
    3.5 stars Food and crime is an interesting combination. Meals and recipes are used to advance the plot of a story and in a way, define, and humanise the characters. These characteristics make Rob Hart?s collection of sixteen stories a provocative journey straight into the depths ...
  • Ron
    Mar 05, 2019
    Rob Hart has created a new genre - food noir! In Take-Out, you will find 16 tales of crime and food. There is the bagel maker and organized crime figure taking on a real estate agent. There is a drone delivery service gone wrong. And do not miss the taco truck owner confession story. B...
  • Laurel
    Feb 12, 2019
    The combination of food and crime to a fan of mysteries and collector of cookbooks was irresistible and Rob Hart's Take-Out didn't disappoint. Killer lasagna, drug-delivering drones (there is a food connection if you pay attention), and a warning to anyone who's ever taken a coworker's...
  • Scott Cumming
    Jan 08, 2019
    When I first heard about this one I thought it was an anthology of food related crime stories to be edited by Rob Hart, but I soon learned my mistake. I was still intrigued as to how Hart had written so many stories of this type and as I thought about some of the ones I had already rea...
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    Mar 15, 2019
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    Feb 11, 2019
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  • Ike Stephenson
    Jan 25, 2019
    Cooks tour Take a tour of contemporary New York where nefarious folks abound. Mayhem and food get a look from one of the best New York authors. ...
  • Evelyn
    Dec 19, 2018
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  • Michelle
    May 25, 2019
    Pretty solid collection of stories. Entertaining and well written and I loved that they were based in NYC. ...
  • Melissa Fish
    Dec 23, 2018
    Short stories entwining food and crime. Reminds me of going through a cigar box full of jewelry at a yard sale, lots of junk, but a few real pieces of gold. My favorite story was Creampuff, about a bouncer at a busy NY patisserie. If you enjoyed Amazing Stories or 80's era episodes of ...
  • Michael Hicks
    Jan 04, 2019
    My review of Take-Out: And Other Tales of Culinary Crime can be found at High Fever Books. Rob Hart is an author I?ve been hearing a lot about over the last few years, so when Take-Out And Other Tales Of Culinary Crime came across my radar it seemed like the perfect chance to see ...
  • Kevin Jones
    Jan 19, 2019
    Food Noir Served Hot and Spicy! This was an excellent collection of food-themed crime stories. From a gangster deal sealed with old school bagels to a prison-break spin on Schrödinger's cat with a range of revenge and redemption stories mixed in, this book offered a buffet of great...
  • Sam
    Jan 06, 2019
    I received this book in exchange for an honest review, which has not altered my opinion of this book. While I've been getting into short stories lately, any short story collection about food is going to grab my attention right away. Like I would want to say no to murder and mystery ...
  • Alexia Cambaling
    Jan 11, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Take-Out has plenty of short stories most of which involve food in one form or another. These stories also involve crime of different kinds. There's theft, murder, mob shakedowns, attempted prison e...
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    Feb 20, 2019
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  • Suz Jay
    Nov 07, 2018
    I was excited to have the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on NetGalley. ??Look, nobody hanging out in Times Square dressed like a muppet is doing it because they?ve made good decisions. I?ve got a proposition that?ll make you an extra couple...
  • Paul Davidson
    May 04, 2019
    More potential than substance. I was disappointed the stories were not longer with more resolution. The culinary element added an unusual dimension. ...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Jan 30, 2019
    Loosely tied together by the theme of food, the sixteen stories contained in Take-Out vary from crime stories to humor. While I enjoyed reading all the stories, my favorite was ?The Gift of the Wiseguy?. It?s the story of a Mafioso?s son who writes a memoir. His father had r...
  • Judith Moroff
    Nov 15, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. I really enjoyed this collection of stories, it's been more than a few years since I've read a collection of short stories. For me, anyway, I have to be in just the right mood. Hart's prose is concise, sparing, with just the right amount of descrip...
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    Jan 30, 2019
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  • B. Johnston
    Nov 19, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book via a Twitter giveaway by the author. Rob Hart is best known for his Ash McKenna series of detective/crime novels, and rightfully so, but TAKE-OUT shows off a different side of the author. Despite the subtitle promising "Tales of Culinary C...
  • Maxine Robinson
    Jan 15, 2019
    With 16 tales to offer, Take-Out has something for everyone. Each a little twisted and dark, they bring us to the places where food and people meet. Food can bring people together, it can cause pain when taken away, it can be how we show love, it can be used to feel better after a shit...
  • Dave Sloan
    Dec 07, 2018
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  • Dave
    Oct 20, 2018
    Sixteen tales of twisted modern noir. They do center around a food theme, but they are still dark and twisted. From mafia shakedowns to last death row requests to ferocious bakery lines to food channel cook offs gone psycho, Hart gives us a whole lot of fun. Dig in. ...
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    May 01, 2019
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    Feb 03, 2019
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    Apr 10, 2019
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  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    Jan 28, 2019
    Sometimes things seem to come at you from behind and suddenly form recognizable patterns. In the introduction to his short story collection, TAKE-OUT AND OTHER TALES OF CULINARY CRIME, the accomplished American fiction writer Rob Hart claims not to have noticed, at first, that a tig...
  • The Unseen Librarian
    Jan 03, 2019
    if you knew nothing about the author, Rob Hart, reading this collection would certainly make one thing abundantly clear; the man eats, sleeps, and breathes New York. The collection meanders throughout the city, from the Lower East Side and the East Village to Gramercy Park and Times Sq...