Monday, October 26, 2015

First in Series- Murder in Marinara by Rosie Genova

Happy Monday! It's time for a First in Series and today it is Murder in Marinara(An Italian Kitchen Mystery) by Rosie Genova.

Series: Italian Kitchen Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: NAL (October 1, 2013)
Language: English

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!


National bestselling author Rosie Genova is proud to be a Jersey girl. The inspiration for her new series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, comes from her deep appreciation for Italian food, her affinity for the Jersey shore, and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. The first book in the series, Murder and Marinara, was named a Best Pick of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was a 2014 finalist for a Daphne Award by the Kiss of Death mystery chapter of RWA. The mother of three grown sons, Rosie still lives in her favorite state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.

Giveaway:Want to win a copy of this book? What is your favorite Italian Dish? Leave a comment and email for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen on Oct 31st and will have three days to respond.


  1. Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite Italian dish is chicken parmesan with pasta. Throw in some garlic bread and I'm in heaven.

  2. I love Italian food, and the right marinara sauce is...nectar. My favorite is chicken parmesan with a side of angel hair! Buona mangiata!!!

  3. My favorite is lasagna, I also love a good marinara sauce! This book sounds fun! Thanks for the chance!

  4. My favorite Italian dish is pasta carbonara. To my, this is a comfort food and reminds me of my childhood. Sounds like a great book!

  5. My favortie Italian dish is lasagna.

  6. I love tortellini in marinara sauce. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  7. My favorite Italian dish is Penne Putenesca. I love the flavor of the kalamta olives with the afredo sauce, chicken and spinach all combined with the penne pasta. Just the thought of it makes my mouth water. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy of the first in this series.

  8. Hi Shelley! Thanks for including M and M in your giveaway. And how nice to see so many familiar names among the commenters. Good luck, everyone!

  9. I have to pick just one food? Chicken parm is high on the list. Thanks for the giveaway! dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. forgot my email


  11. Italian is one of my favorite foods so it so difficult for me to just pick one. Ok, I'll go with shrimp alfredo. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. How can a person pick just one favorite Italian food??? Veal parm is great---so is lasagna, or a good antipasto, or......

  13. I love chicken parmesan! Thanks so much for the chance to try this one!

  14. I love Italian food. It's hard to chose just one but I love spaghetti and meatballs.


  15. Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

  16. I like lasagna and chicken parmesan.... mmmmm......
    Thank you fro the giveaway.

  17. Eggplant Parmesan is my favorite. Delectable. Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Spaghetti and meatballs are the best. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com


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