Monday, February 25, 2019

Book 1 in the Italian Chef Mysteries
by author
Catherine Bruns

Tomato sauce isn't the only thing that runs red...
Local chef Tessa Esposito is struggling to get back on her feet following her husband's fatal accident. And when the police knock on Tessa's door, things just get worse. They've discovered Dylan's death wasn't an accident after all, and they need Tessa to start filling in the blanks. Who would want her beloved husband dead, and why?
With the investigation running cold, Tessa decides it's time to save her sanity by reconnecting with her first love-cooking. And maybe the best way back into the kitchen is to infiltrate Dylan's favorite local pizza parlor, which also happens to be the last place he was seen before he died. But the anchovies aren't the only thing that stink inside the small family business, and with suspects around every corner, Tessa finds that her husband's many secrets might land her in hot water.


Well done to author Catherine Bruns for penning a cozy mystery unlike any other I have ever read. Her seemingly effortless writing once again ensures this will be another big hit for her.

PEENE DREADFUL wan an intriguing mystery with more twists than corkscrew pasta. With each new chapter came jaw dropping revelations that made this story so much more than it originally seemed.

Love, loss, deceit, betrayal, grief, hope . . . there was so much going on in this tale that I was left emotionally drained by the last page. However, the author included wonderful recipes at the end, so I bounced right back. 😉

If you’re a fan of cozies, surprises, and a good tomato sauce, look no further than PENNE DREADFUL!

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  1. Thank you for your review on "PENNE DREADFUL" by Catherine Bruns. sounds like another great book by this wonderful author and one I'd love the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for the review. Looking forward to this one.

  3. Thank you for a wonderful review! So happy you enjoyed it!

  4. Let the week begin! I enjoy all your reviews! Thanks for all the time you put in!

  5. This sounds great LISA. Thank you for the very nice and also fun review!