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Monday, November 2, 2020

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore

Murder in the Piazza: 

A Maggie White Mystery by

 Jen Collins Moore

About Murder in the Piazza

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series  
Publisher: Level Best Books (September 22, 2020) 
 Paperback: 278 pages 
ISBN-10: 1947915533 
 ISBN-13: 978-1947915534
  Digital ASIN: B08FBL9GV8 
Maggie White, a downsized American executive stuck in Rome on her husband's expat assignment, is finding the dolce vita isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's taken a job offering painting instruction to well-heeled travelers and her boss-a rather unpleasant English lord-has turned up dead in his penthouse. Maggie's left with a palazzo full of suspicious guests, a valuable painting her boss might have stolen, and a policeman who's decided she's the prime suspect. Now Maggie must keep the tour up and running while she tracks the killer and works to clear her name.
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
Italy anyone? This lovely new cozy series is set in the ancient city of Rome giving us a glimpse into the country. Maggie is living there for two years thanks to her husbands work. She is supposed to be content not working during this time but feels unfulfilled after working all her life while raising their kids. So instead she takes a job with Masterpiece Tours which is where we start with her plotting the death of her boss in her head. I must admit this made me chuckle a little but then he is actually found dead. The local cops are adamant it was a robbery even though nothing was taken. Maggie cannot accept this so she starts asking questions which leads her down all sorts of strange paths which just gets more complicated when a second man turns up dead. Trying to price it together before the guests leave just makes her a suspect as well as a fellow employee. The solution is a surprise as it all starts coming together leading to a surprise ending. This makes for a fun cozy that takes you on a tour of Rome while getting to know the eclectic mix of characters as well as cultures. A fun read that fans of travel are sure to enjoy. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Jen Collins Moore

Jen Collins Moore is the author of the Maggie White Mysteries. Her short fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly, and she is the editor of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest newsletter. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, as well an established marketer and entrepreneur. A transplanted New Englander, she lives in Chicago with her husband and two boys.

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  1. Sounds like a thrilling mystery, thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with the tour! Thanks Books a Plenty for sharing your review!

  2. L9ve the cover! Sounds like a book I would really like to read.

  3. Jen Collins Moore is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.