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Murder and Marinara (Italian Kitchen Mystery Series #1)

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    A good mystery with engaging characters. I really wanted the sol

    A good mystery with engaging characters.
    I really wanted the solution to be found and have the restaurant in the clear.
    Grandmother is a classic Italian Nonna. If you've known one, you will recognize her right away.
    The shore scene is clearly pictured. I could almost smell the salt water.
    And I'd really like to eat some of that marvelous food.

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

    an intriguing mystery with authentic Italian flair Murder and

    an intriguing mystery with authentic Italian flair

    Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova
    The First Italian Kitchen Mystery

    Did you ever want to do something different? Spread your wings a bit and do the unexpected? That’s what Victoria Rienzi wants to do in Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova. Although she’s a successful mystery writer, Vic wants to write her dream story, a historical novel based on her family history.

    She leaves New York City and heads home to the Jersey Shore and her family’s Italian restaurant, The Casa Lido. Instead of quiet writing time and family research, she discovers her former boyfriend is the new sous chef and her family is in the middle of a protest against a rowdy reality show and its slimy producer. When said producer winds up dead in the restaurant’s garden after eating a Casa Lido meal Vic finds herself in the middle of a real life murder mystery.

    Rosie Genova has crafted an intriguing mystery with authentic Italian flair. Murder and Marinara transported me to the Jersey Shore. I could smell the cotton candy and feel the beach breeze even though I’ve never physically been to New Jersey. Victoria, Vic Rienzi is not only likable, but believable. In fact, all of the main characters have a depth to them, making them more real.

    Rosie Genova delivers an enjoyable mystery filled with authentic characters. I see the possibilities within them and I look forward to watching them grow in future books. Although this particular mystery ended I want to come back to the Jersey Shore to see what else will develop. Plus, although Nonna is quite formidable, I’d love to learn some of her recipes!

    Recipes are included in this book.

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    Posted April 28, 2014

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