I'm currently reading Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova. This book is the first in the new Italian Kitchen Mystery series. Mystery author Vic Reed is looking for a change. She wants to write a book under her real name, Victoria Rienzi, and not another mystery-a novel based on her family history. She returns to the Jersey Shore and her family's restaurant only to find her former boyfriend is the new sous chef and her family is protesting a reality show that wants to film in their community. When Victoria finds the producer dead, after eating at the restaurant, she also finds herself in the midst of a real life mystery.
I am really enjoying this book. It's fun, but with enough depth to make you care. In addition to wanting to discover the murderer, I'm also curious as to what will happen with the various romantic possibilities and if Nonna will ever teach Vic how to make a good sauce!
I'm actually reading an advanced copy of the book; you can pre-order yours now, it will be released October 1st. (Amazon actually has it on sale for only $4.79 at the moment-a great deal!) Make sure you stop by October 6th when I'll be interviewing the author, Rosie Genova.