The Seven-Course Christmas Killer: A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen

The Seven-Course Christmas Killer: A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen

by Rosie Genova

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BN ID: 2940157053246
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Series: An Italian Kitchen Mystery , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 143,979
File size: 243 KB

About the Author

A Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. Her series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her appreciation for good food and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. Her debut novel, Murder and Marinara, was named a 2013 Best Pick by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award. The proud mama of three grown sons, Rosie still lives in her home state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.

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The Seven-Course Christmas Killer: A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Seven-Course Christmas Killer - A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen - Italian Kitchen Mystery Book 3.5 Author: Rosie Genova Published: 11-28-2016 Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing Pages: 77 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Culinary Mystery; Amateur Sleuth; Cozy Mystery; Short Reads ISBN: 13: 9781946069078 ASIN: B01NBDVUCX Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.5 Star I received a copy of "The Seven-Course Christmas Killer" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From the Publisher: On Christmas Eve, someone might be sleeping with the fishes . . . It’s December at the Casa Lido, which means only one thing: the Rienzi family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration, including wine, song, and seven Italian seafood courses. As Victoria and Tim prep scungilli and calamari, Nonna directs the cooking until all is in readiness for the big night. But the holiday cheer is interrupted by the attempted murder of Mayor Anne McCrae, who asks Vic to investigate. Trouble is, there are as many suspects as there are fishes on the Christmas Eve menu . . . My Review: A quick read that was as well developed as any full length novel. My only problem was I did not want it to end. Victoria and her mad-capped family are a joy to visit. Boisterous and loud, but fiercely loyal. I started this series when it first came out because it reminded me of Nonna DiCarpicci, an older Italian woman I new as a young woman in Miami and her family who also ran a restaurant. Long gone the characters were so real, especially Nonna. Thank you to Ms. Genova for bringing me back to my youth. The plot is well laid out and runs smoothly and quickly. The story may be short in pages, but it is long in talented and descriptive writing style. This is a short holiday novella that is part of a series, but is written so that the reader will not be confused by past events. The characters are introduced into the story so that relationships are established and explained. My rating of "Seven-Course Christmas Killer" is 4.5 out of 5 Stars. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light clean mystery with a touch of humor. If you have not read Rosie Genova before this is a short inexpensive read to get a look at her style of writing.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts There are many tense moments as the community comes together for the Rienzi family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration. The mayor pulls Victoria aside and tells her someone is trying to kill her. Then she basically blackmails her into finding out who by the end of the dinner. Since the mayor is not that well liked one just needs to look around the room and see that everyone is a suspect, but she comes up with a list of 7 that may actually be guilty of attempted murder. Seven people, seven courses, with a little help she may be able to pull this off. This is a fun, fast read from Rosie Genova, just in time for the holidays. It is a nice companion story to go with the series. You do not need to have read the previous books to enjoy this novella. The author does a wonderful job of introducing all the characters all while giving the reader a nice little mystery. This series does have 3 previous books but was cancelled by Penguin Random House. I was so excited to see this novella that gives you just a taste of Casa Lido, the family that owns it and the community it serves. An introduction for new readers and something to hold fans of the series as we hope the author continues the series on her own. She is thinking of making holiday releases an annual event. That would make this reader very happy.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
The Seven-Course Christmas Killer by Rosie Genova is a nice little novella guaranteed to make you hungry. Sorry, I mean get you into the spirit of Christmas. Fine, who am I kidding, a seven-course feast is fantastic. In this installment of the series, Victoria (Vic) Rienzi is tasked with helping her archnemesis, Mayor McCrae figure out who is trying to kill her. This is a quick read. I love the way Rosie leads you around to solve the mystery within a short time frame (seven-courses to be exact). Was it easy to figure out? Maybe, but only if you were paying super close attention. Since this is a novella, if you haven’t read at least one book in the series, you might be a little lost trying to understand the characters and their backstories. I am sooooo happy Rosie is continuing this series and I can’t wait for more. **Received a copy from the author and reviewed the book voluntarily.**