At the Casa Lido, the end of summer means a party, and hit whodunit writer Victoria “Vic” Rienzi and her family are cooking like crazy for the restaurant’s seventieth anniversary celebration. As they chop onions and garlic, old family friend Pete Petrocelli stops by, saying he knows something that would make for a good mystery novel. Curious, Vic asks Nonna to elaborate on Pete’s claim and learns of a relative who mysteriously disappeared back in Italy…
The night of the party brings a crowd—and a full throttle hurricane. When the storm finally passes, everyone thinks they’re in the clear—until the first casualty is found, and it’s Pete. Remembering his visit, Vic isn’t certain Pete’s death was an accident and decides to dig deeper into his story. What she finds is meatier than Nonna’s sauce…
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. The atmosphere of the Jersey shore is present in the details, whether it’s the smell of the sea, the sound of a Springsteen song, or the taste of Kohr’s custard from the boardwalk. And no summer is complete unless she has sand in her shoes.
A bookworm from the time she could sound out words, Rosie spent many happy hours in her home town library where she hid behind the stacks reading the titles she was too young to check out. She earned two degrees in English from Rutgers University, where she discovered to her delight that reading Jane Austen was actually considered homework. Though she’s always considered herself a writer, she didn’t pen her first novel until ten years ago, and she hasn’t stopped since.
Her series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her deep appreciation for good food, her pride in her heritage, and her love of classic mysteries, from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. Her debut novel, Murder and Marinara, was named a Best Cozy of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Du Maurier Award. An English teacher by day and novelist by night, Rosie also writes women’s fiction as Rosemary DiBattista. She still lives in her home state with her husband and her youngest son.
Review of A Dish Best Served Cold
Review (5 Stars): A Dish Best Served Cold is an enchanting literary delight that will have readers coming back for more. I love the characters of The Casa Lido and I love how Victoria continues to grow over the course of the series. She is such a great heroine and I enjoy spending time with her in each of these wonderful mysteries. This mystery was fun, well-written and I loved following the clues right along with Vic to solve the murder of an old family friend. Looking forward to reading book number four in the series and discovering more of the delicious recipes that Ms. Genova puts in every book.
I’m excited to give away a copy of A Dish Best Served Cold. This giveaway is for US Residents only. To be entered in the drawing by August 20th, please leave me a comment below:
Thanks, Jennifer for having me today! And double thanks for your nice review!
Love the cover and title, hope to get a chance to read it 🙂
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Good luck, Lisa!
A Dish Best Served Cold sounds great! Thank you for the review and the chance to win.
This looks like another series for my list.
Would love to visit the Jersey shore and the Casa Lido! Thanks for the chance to win!