Here Comes the Body (A Catering Hall Mystery) by Maria DiRico

Here Comes the Body (A Catering Hall Mystery)
by Maria DiRico

Here Comes the Body is a humorous & intriguing cozy mystery with a murdered moll, a vanished feathered friend, transportation troubles, frightful free furniture, a relentless reporter, and a matchmaking mobster.
~The Avid Reader

. . . like the charm of Byron’s Cajun / Bayou series, this one will immediately make you feel like you’re in an authentic place . . . I recommend it to all cozy lovers and those who want to see a piece of NYC (whether it’s Queens or Manhattan because as the book confirms, BOTH are part of ‘the city.’ 4.5 stars… can’t wait for more.
~This Is My Truth Now

This story is off to a rousing start. There’s action, humor, mystery and a huge cast of quirky characters.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

Holy macanoli a cozy mystery with MOB connections. It was awesome!
~Gimme The Scoop Reviews

Here Comes the Body has this series off to a fine start. The characters are memorable and feel very true to life. The mystery was well-plotted and interesting with a large dose of humor.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Colorful and quirky characters give this book its heart, and I’m looking forward to keeping up with this motley crew as the series continues.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and those descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. I thought the mystery was well plotted and not easily solved.
~MJB Reviewers

Mystery, humor, character depth, and vivid setting are all woven together in this story which flows evenly across the page . . . I was caught up from the first page and, although eager to see how things resolved, enjoyed the characters so much that I hated to reach the conclusion.
The Power of Words

I enjoyed this book and think this is going to be a good series. One of my favorite things is the mafia/mob connection as I love reading and watching things about connected families.
~A. Holland Reads

This series is going to be a lot of fun and I already like Mia’s brother Posi who is trying to go viral as a sexy convict . . . Mia’s grandmother and the “army” are a hoot . . . We give this book 5 paws up and look forward to the next book.
~Storeybook Reviews

From wacky characters with heart, villains you love to hate, and comedic touches to keep you laughing HERE COMES THE BODY is the crème de la crème of cozy mysteries.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

I think that Ms. DiRico has an excellent new series on her hands with this book. I loved reading it a lot. The whole mob connection had me laughing.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

This was a great start to a new series . . . This story was so well written and I really enjoyed the setting and the plot. It was well thought out and the characters were really believable.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Phew! What a start to this new series if the follow on ones are a good as this I will be hard put to give anything but over 5 out of 5 as a rating!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

About Here Comes the Body

Here Comes the Body (A Catering Hall Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (February 25, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 page
ISBN-10: 1496725344
ISBN-13: 978-1496725349
Digital ASIN: B07R8WYLSC

After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her Nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she’s got a whole new life—including some amateur sleuthing . . .


Mia is starting work at Belle View, her father’s catering hall, a popular spot for weddings, office parties, and more—despite the planes that occasionally roar overhead on their way to LaGuardia and rattle the crystal chandelier. Soon she’s planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and a deadly surprise is revealed . . .


Since some of her family’s associates are on the shady side, the NYPD wastes no time in casting suspicion on Mia’s father. Now, Mia’s going to have to use all her street smarts to keep him out of Rikers Island . . .

Italian recipes included!

About Maria DiRico

Maria DiRico

Maria DiRico was born in Queens, New York, and raised in Queens and Westchester County. She is a first-generation Italian-American on her mother’s side. On her father’s side, her grandfather was a low-level Jewish mobster who disappeared in 1933 under mysterious circumstances. She also writes the award-winning, bestselling Cajun Country Mystery series under the name Ellen Byron.

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