Monday, February 2, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Dish Best Served Cold by Rosie Genova

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… 


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 a frozen custard on the boardwalk. And no summer is complete unless she has sand in her shoes.

Her new 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. The first book in the series, Murder and Marinara, was voted a Best Cozy of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award.


I was fortunate enough to review Wedding Soup Murder, book 2 in the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, in September of 2014, and interviewed the author!


  1. Sounds like an interesting book to read :)


    1. I'm sure it will be, Betty. I just about devoured book 2 in the series and am looking forward to this one too! Thanks for your visit; have a great week! :O)

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    1. I SO agree with you, Anna! I always say if there's food and/or an animal on the cover and the title is very 'punny', then it's got to be a cozy! :O) I appreciate your comment; have a super week! :O)

  3. This novel sounds intriguing.
    I like who-dunits that aren't too far out there.

    Thank you for following me.
    I am following you, too.
    Sorry it took me so long to respond.
    I am busy reading for my next reviews :)

    I found out today that I have been selected to review a series of Colleen Coble's novels through Litfuse. I look forward to it. I have never read any of her books.

    1. Thanks for the follow, Michelle, I really appreciate it! No worries on the response time..I'm still working on responding to GYB comments. And I think I'm a little jealous about the Colleen Coble series - as I enjoy her writing too. Sending you good reading endurance vibes! :O)