Rosie Genova’s Christmas Novella

Buone feste, y’all! A fellow Italian-American writer’s got a holiday release. How could I not promote it?

Rosie Genova, author of the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, serves up a new dish this week with the release of her e-book holiday novella, The Seven-Course Christmas Killer: A Holiday Novella from the Italian Kitchen.

The story takes place on Christmas Eve, as Vic and the gang prepare the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes for their annual holiday party. But before you can say “shrimp scampi,” Mayor Anne McCrae takes a nasty fall that may not be an accident. Add a nosy reporter, guests with grudges, and a missing kitchen knife—and Vic suddenly has all the ingredients for murder!

On Christmas Eve, someone might be sleeping with the fishes. . .

It’s December at the Casa Lido, which means only one thing: the Rienzi family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration, including wine, song, and seven Italian seafood courses. As Victoria and Tim prep scungilli and calamari, Nonna directs the cooking until all is in readiness for the big night.

But the holiday cheer is interrupted by the attempted murder of Mayor Anne McCrae, who asks Vic to investigate. Trouble is, there are as many suspects as there are fishes on the Christmas Eve menu . . .

About Rosie Genova:

head-and-shoulders-with-60sA Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. Her series, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her appreciation for good food and her love of classic mysteries from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. Her debut novel, Murder and Marinara, was named a 2013 Best Pick by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award. Her books have been described as blending “mystery with comedy, romance, family drama, a vivid and affectionate portrayal of the Jersey shore and…oh yes, cooking.” 

The proud mama of three grown sons, Rosie lives in her home state with her husband and charming mutt Lucy. She also writes as Rosemary DiBattista.

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Check out the other stops on Rosie’s tour!

November 30 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews
December 1 – Jane Reads
December 1 – Moonlight Rendezvous
December 2 – Queen of All She Reads
December 2 – Turning the Pages
December 2 – Island Confidential
December 2 – Brooke Blogs
December 2 – T’s Stuff
December 3 – Melina’s Book Blog
December 3 – Christa Reads and Writes
December 4 – A Holland Reads
December 4 – The Power of Words
December 5 – A Blue Million Books
December 5 – Celticlady’s Reviews
December 6 – Classy Cheapskate
December 7 – Books,Dreams,Life
December 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy
December 9 – Valerie’s Musings
December 10 – StoreyBook Reviews
December 10 – Mystery Playground
December 11 – Bibliophile Reviews
December 11 – Laura’s Interests
December 12 – Socrates’ Book Reviews
December 13 – Traci Andrighetti’s blog
December 14 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
December 14 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
December 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
December 15 – Author Annette Drake’s blog
December 16 – Varietats
December 17 – Author Michele Lynn Seigfried’s blog
December 18 – Community Bookstop
December 19 – The Girl with Book Lungs
December 19 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews
December 23 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf


Rosie Genova’s Christmas Novella — 4 Comments

  1. Traci, I know your work and very honored to be featured on your blog today. Thanks for helping out a paesana, and have a wonderful holiday! (Do you do the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve?)

    Best wishes, Rosie

    • Hi Rosie,

      I jumped at the chance to feature your novella! LOVE your work.

      We don’t do the feast in my family, but an amazing hotel here in Austin—Hotel Granduca—serves it on Christmas Eve. And I mention the feast in my short story, Rosolio Red (which just made the USA Today Bestseller List today in the collection Cozy Christmas Shorts). So, I can’t wait to read The Seven-Course Christmas Killer (such a great title)!

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