anniversary of the Casa Lido Restaurant, located in Oeanside
Park, NJ, is fast approaching. Vic Rienzi and her family are
busy planning and prepping for the big event. When an old
family friend, Pete Petrocelli, shows up claiming to have
a good idea for a mystery, mystery writer Vic asks her Nonna
about it. Nonna tells Vic about a relative that disappeared
in Italy. There is a hurricane the night of the big party.
Everyone appears fine - until they find Pete's body.
to ponder: Was Pete's death an accident or murder? Will Vic
find out more about the missing family member? Did Pete really
know something that might have gotten him killed?
third book in the Italian Kitchen Mystery series does not
disappoint. The story is as fresh as the food cooked at Casa
Lido. It is fast paced and I found I stayed up until the wee
hours to find out whodunit. The story is well-plotted and
the author has provided plenty of suspects. Genova has even
provided some very yummy recipes. Cozy mystery lovers will
enjoy themselves hanging with Vic on her journey to solve
the crime. So if you enjoy eating with your mystery, then
you should be reading A Dish Best Served Cold. I can't wait
to see what the next delectable morsel Rosie Genova cooks
up in her next book.
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