Sunday, August 9, 2015


I'm so thrilled to be a stop on 
 author Rosie Genova's book tour for
Book 3 in the Italian Kitchen Mystery series

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…


Blend together a book full of mystery with pages of humor and briskly mix them together with the Jersey shore and authentic Italian cooking. Stir it all together with a hurricane and you will have murder and intrigue in a recipe called A DISH BEST SERVED COLD.

In this third installment of the Italian Kitchen Mystery series, author Rosie Genova serves us a mystery that boils and burns with surprises in a tightly plotted story that is penned with skill. With that same delightful writing style of the first two books in the series, MURDER AND MARINARA, and THE WEDDING SOP MURDER, Ms. Genova has outdone herself with a story that will not only have you questioning yourself, it will leave you breathless by the time you reach the exciting conclusion.

A DISH BEST SERVED COLD is the perfect addition to a delicious series and is sure to whet your appetite for more.

Don’t miss the great Italian recipes author Genova has included in the back of the book!  

Available Now!

Rosie is giving away to one lucky winner, (for the entire blog)
this wonderful gift package !

Prize package includes:

One signed copy each of the three 
Italian Kitchen Mystery series books

and a 
$25.00 Target Gift Card! 
A winner will be chosen by random draw through 
Rafflecopter at the end of the tour on August 15

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

About the author

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 is a 2014 finalist for a Daphne Award by the Kiss of Death mystery chapter of RWA. When not at her writing desk, Rosie can be found in Room 111 teaching English and journalism. She still lives in her favorite state with her husband and the youngest of her three Jersey boys.

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  1. I enjoy foodie cozy mysteries, and this one sounds like a great read. Thank you Lisa for the review. :-)

  2. .looks like a fun read...thanks!

  3. I've been wanting to try this series & what better way than to have them all! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. This was an informative and entertaining review. Thanks for putting this author on my TBR list and the chance to win.

  5. Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for having me today. Good luck to all those who leave comments!

  6. I have just recently discovered cozy mysteries. Now there is the, This isn't your father's barber but for me it's, these aren't your grandmothers mysteries. She used to read mysteries and I couldn't get into them. So glad I found cozy mysteries, I LOVE THEM ! I can't wait to " Gobble " up yours !

  7. Thanks, I'm craving pasta! :) Great prize, to be able to read each book one after the other!

  8. I keep meaning to read this series, I am sure I would like it. And even though it's still morning here, I want some Italian food! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Great review! I am so looking forward to this new release.

  10. what a fantastical generous giveaway!!
    thank you!!!

  11. Great giveaway. Can't wait to read these.

  12. keepmelaffn left this comment, but I hit delete by mistake. Sorry!

    Thank you for the intro to this series Lisa and Rosie! What a great prize package!