Monday, September 30, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! MURDER AND MARINARA: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
 
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MURDER AND MARINARA
An Italian Kitchen Mystery
BY ROSIE GENOVA
ABOUT THE BOOK: 
Hit whodunit writer Victoria Rienzi is getting back to her roots by working at her family’s Italian restaurant. But now in between plating pasta and pouring vino, she’ll have to find the secret ingredient in a murder....

When Victoria takes a break from penning her popular mystery series and moves back to the Jersey shore, she imagines sun, sand, and scents of fresh basil and simmering marinara sauce at the family restaurant, the Casa Lido. But her nonna’s recipes aren’t the only things getting stirred up in this Italian kitchen.

Their small town is up in arms over plans to film a new reality TV show, and when Victoria serves the show’s pushy producer his last meal, the Casa Lido staff finds itself embroiled in a murder investigation. Victoria wants to find the real killer, but there are as many suspects as tomatoes in her nonna’s garden. Now she’ll have to heat up her sleuthing skills quickly...before someone else gets a plateful of murder.

First in a new series!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Jersey girl born and bred, 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 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. An English teacher by day and novelist by night, Rosie also writes women’s fiction as Rosemary DiBattista. She lives in central New Jersey, fifty miles from the nearest ocean, with her husband, two of her three sons, and an ill-behaved fox terrier.

AN EXCERPT FROM MURDER AND MARINARA:
Chapter One
“Vic,” Josh said, “I don’t think you have any choice. You have to get rid of him.”
I stared at the phone in disbelief. “Absolutely not,” I said. “It’s too drastic. I won’t even consider it.”
“Why not? You complain about him enough. And think about what you could do with him out of the way. You could start over—a new name, a new guy. Maybe even a younger guy.”
“Look, I know what you’re suggesting. You’re asking me to”—I dropped my voice to a whisper—“to kill Bernardo.”
“Don’t you get it, Vic? It’s the easiest way out. The only question is how.” He paused. “I mean, a bullet’s kind of mundane, don’t you think? And a knife’s out of the question. I do hate a messy crime scene,” he said, more to himself than to me.
“Do you hear yourself?” I gasped. “What’s wrong with you?”
TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT, VISIT AUTHOR ROSIE GENOVA'S WEBSITE HERE.
 
GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
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133 comments:

debbie said...

I would like to see both who did it and the recipes.
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I love little Italian restauarts and the idea of filming a movie in the town. It brings back memories of when a movie was filmed in Bloomington,IN.

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I went to her blog which had a link to Auntiemwrites and read about a book that brings up the possibility of Lizzie Borden being innocent!

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Rita said...

I enjoyed the excerpt so I think I'll like the book.

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I thought it interesting that Rosie earned two degrees in English.

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Karen B said...

An Italian Kitchen Mystery series - sounds intriguing! And fun!
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I want his book bad!
My Italian heritage cries for it!

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Sue Farrell said...

With the Jersey shore being in the headlines so much lately, I think reading a book set there would be interesting.
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I think I'll try that again--my fingers went crazy on my email address.
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I learned from the author's website that she also writes under another name. Must go look those up.

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The family restaurant and the murder mystery sound intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway, Karen. Take care.
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Hmm, I can't imagine that a reality show may drive someone to murder! Looks like a winner! Thanks!
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Linda Kish said...

As an ex-Jersey girl, it'll be like a touch of home. That's where I spent my formative years. I have a lot of good memories of New Jersey.

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I love the cover!! The red and white tablecloths make it look so inviting.
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sounds like fun with the reality shown thrown in

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Kim said...

Honestly, the first thing that caught my attention was the cover... Then I think it would be interesting to see how a criminal writer goes about solving a crime.

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I loved the excerpt on Rosie's site. Now I'm following Rosie on Facebook and via email.

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I want to try those recipes! ButchDurbin@Charter.net

Mary Brandis said...

I am reading a cozy mystery right now. It takes place in a small town - quaint.In fact the cozy mystery I am ready right now also has recipes. This sounds like my type of book.
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I like reading cozy mysteries. This one looks good by just looking at the cover. I am reading a cozy mystery now that also gave recipes.
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I just viewed author Rosie Geneva's page. First thing I found interesting is the header. It's a picture of a ferris wheel and it looks like fireflies. Reminds me of times in the past. The other is that she grew up in Jersey on the shore and most of her work takes place there.
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