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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Blog Tour & Review for Minestrone Mischief by Rosie Genova

Minestrone Mischief: 

A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries) 

by Rosie Genova

About Minestrone Mischief

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series
  Setting - New Jersey 
Two Roses Books (September 28, 2022) 
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 309 pages 
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1737058367
  ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1737058366 
 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BFK3XJ86 

When a Halloween stalker shows up on Mischief Night, Vic encounters lots of tricks, no treats, and one murder … 

It’s the post-summer season in Oceanside Park, and mystery writer Victoria Rienzi’s hometown is preparing for one last blast on the boardwalk—its annual Mischief Night parade, held the evening before Halloween. While Nonna keeps her busy making treat bags full of Italian candy, Vic dreams up the perfect costumes for herself and Tim: Nick and Nora Charles, the famed detective pair from The Thin Man movies. Completing their look is a canine scamp, Willie, borrowed to play the part of Nora’s pet terrier. 

But Victoria’s excitement is dimmed by the presence of a stalker, Edward Millman, who’s seen lurking around the Rienzi family restaurant. And who shows up at the Mischief Night parade dressed as Victoria’s book sleuth, Bernardo Vitali. But halfway through the parade, Willie sniffs out trouble, leading Vic and Tim on a not-so-merry chase that brings them to a dead body—Victoria’s stalker, Edward Millman. And in a scene straight out of Victoria’s latest book, Millman is found with a knife sticking from his chest, along with a nasty note: You deserved this. 

As Vic digs into the details of the victim’s life, she wonders: Is it life imitating art? Or is there a more deadly form of mischief at work this Halloween?

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
What happens when a fan likes an author so much they recreate the murder scene from her book? A hot mess and a framed author comes to mind. Victoria gets to experience that herself as her creepy #1 fan Edward is found dead by her boyfriend and herself. Add in the holiday mischief on top of the investigation and you will find yourself turning the pages while feeling the holiday mood making for a great read. Sure to delight fans of culinary cozy mysteries. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Rosie Genova

Bestselling and award-winning author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. The inspiration for her cozy series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, comes from her deep appreciation for Italian food, her affinity for the New Jersey seaside, and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. A former journalist and teacher, Rosie also writes women’s fiction and suspense. The proud mama of three grown sons, she still lives in her favorite state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book today!

  2. This really was fun book and a perfect cozy for Halloween time.

    Elza Reads