A Dish Best Served Cold

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A Dish Best Served Cold

An Italian Kitchen Mystery, #3

Rosie Genova once again takes us to the Jersey shore with the third instalment in the Italian Kitchen mystery series, A DISH BEST SERVED COLD.

This time, Victoria Rienzi and family are cooking up a storm at the Casa Lido for the restaurant’s seventieth birthday celebration. An old family friend drops by, and hints to Victoria that he knows something that would make a good mystery novel. Victoria’s curiosity is aroused when she learns details of a missing relative in Italy. The night of the party arrives, bringing with it a hurricane – and murder. When Pete’s body is found, Victoria is positive it isn’t an accident and starts to dig deeper…

Once again, Rosie Genova’s writing sparkles! I’ve grown immensely fond of these Jersey Shore characters and their adventures, and I always eagerly look forward to what trouble Victoria, an ex-mystery writer, can get herself into next! The story is well plotted, the characters well fleshed out, and the food descriptions mouthwatering! I was also pleased to see hints of a burgeoning romance between two of the main characters. Which ones, you ask? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out! A definite Five Stars!!!! – Rocco Lotempio.


Book Blurb for A Dish Best Served Cold

The national bestselling author of The Wedding Soup Murder returns to the Jersey Shore where a killer is stirring up trouble during a hurricane…

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…


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2015 5.00