It is my pleasure to shine my spotlight today on Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries)
by Rosie Genova
About Minestrone Mischief
Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries)
4th in Series
Setting – New Jersey
Two Roses Books (September 28, 2022)
Paperback : 309 pages
ISBN-10 : 1737058367
ISBN-13 : 978-1737058366
Digital ASIN : B0BFK3XJ86
When a Halloween stalker shows up on Mischief Night, Vic encounters lots of tricks, no treats, and one murder …
It’s the post-summer season in Oceanside Park, and mystery writer Victoria Rienzi’s hometown is preparing for one last blast on the boardwalk—its annual Mischief Night parade, held the evening before Halloween. While Nonna keeps her busy making treat bags full of Italian candy, Vic dreams up the perfect costumes for herself and Tim: Nick and Nora Charles, the famed detective pair from The Thin Man movies. Completing their look is a canine scamp, Willie, borrowed to play the part of Nora’s pet terrier.
But Victoria’s excitement is dimmed by the presence of a stalker, Edward Millman, who’s seen lurking around the Rienzi family restaurant. And who shows up at the Mischief Night parade dressed as Victoria’s book sleuth, Bernardo Vitali. But halfway through the parade, Willie sniffs out trouble, leading Vic and Tim on a not-so-merry chase that brings them to a dead body—Victoria’s stalker, Edward Millman. And in a scene straight out of Victoria’s latest book, Millman is found with a knife sticking from his chest, along with a nasty note: You deserved this.
As Vic digs into the details of the victim’s life, she wonders: Is it life imitating art? Or is there a more deadly form of mischief at work this Halloween?
Great Escapes Praise for Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries)
by Rosie Genova
Be prepared to be hungry because Victoria works at her family’s Jersey shore Italian restaurant. Luckily, three recipes are included in the book—but, of course, you will have to cook them. Overall, Minestrone Mischief is a great afternoon’s entertainment.
~Diane Reviews Books
I love cozy mysteries any time of the year, but there’s something about a Halloween cozy that is especially appealing. Minestrone Mischief by Rosie Genova grabbed my attention with that adorable cover, and the story itself kept me invested in turning the pages and solving the crime.
~Reading is my Superpower
Sure to delight fans of culinary cozy mysteries. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Minestrone Mischief is a lovely light mystery to pass a fall afternoon. I look forward to learning more about the residents of this small town in future books in The Italian Kitchen Mysteries series.
About Rosie Genova
Bestselling and award-winning author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. The inspiration for her cozy series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, comes from her deep appreciation for Italian food, her affinity for the New Jersey seaside, and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. A former journalist and teacher, Rosie also writes women’s fiction and suspense. The proud mama of three grown sons, she still lives in her favorite state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.
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