Victoria Rienzi came home to the Jersey Shore to write a new book, learn the family restaurant business, and practice the fine art of Italian cooking. But when delicious dishes are paired with murder, Vic has a little too much on her plate... When Vic asked her nonna for more responsibility in the kitchen, she didn't mean forming a thousand tiny meatballs by hand for the family's famous wedding soup. The dish is to be served at the reception for a close family friend at the exclusive Belmont Country Club. And once there Vic has to deal with a demanding bridezilla and clashes in the kitchen--between the staff and servers, between two egocentric head chefs, and between the country club president and...well...everyone. The wedding comes off without a hitch--until the body of the club's president is found on the beach below a high seawall. Now Vic will need to use her noodle to find out who pushed whom too far...before she's the one who lands in the soup INCLUDES RECIPES.
About the Author
A Jersey girl born and bred, Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for the Italian Kitchen Mysteries. An English teacher by day and novelist by night, Rosie also writes women's fiction as Rosemary DiBattista. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband and her two younger sons. She is the author of Murder and Marinara.
Praise for the first Italian Kitchen Mystery novel MURDER AND MARINARA
“The tastiest item on the menu with colorful characters, a sharp plot, and a fabulous Jersey setting. I enjoyed every bite.”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author
“Clever and intriguing….It definitely left me hungry for more.”—Livia J. Washburn, author of the Fresh-Baked Mystery series
“A delectable mystery with an original heroine who shines a light on the complexities of the business of mystery writing and the restaurant world of Italian cooking.”—Kings River Life
"The crime wraps up logically and the characters are likeable...I could easily see reading another in the series, preferably in a beach chair, down the Shore."—The Star Ledger “What a great beginning to a new series. Love the characters and especially the setting of the series. I found it impossible to put down....So if you like your mystery down the shore, then you should be reading Murder and Marinara.”—MyShelf.com