Four Parties and a Funeral (A Catering Hall Mystery) by Maria DiRico
About Four Parties and a Funeral
Four Parties and a Funeral (A Catering Hall Mystery) Cozy Mystery 4th in Series Setting – New York Kensington Cozies (March 28, 2023) Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages ISBN-10 : 1496739701 ISBN-13 : 978-1496739704 Digital ASIN : B0B6DBV3WV
In this fresh and witty cozy mystery series set amid an extended Italian-American family in Astoria, Queens, catering hall owner and amateur sleuth Mia Carina must solve a murder on the set of a reality show.
The June events schedule at Belle View is busting out all over—proms, graduations, and of course, weddings. There are unexpected bookings too, including a casting call for the pilot of Dons of Ditmars Boulevard. But soon, Mia’s fears about the cheesy reality show are confirmed . . .
Belle View quickly becomes the site of a sea of wanna-be goombahs and phony girlfriends, and some of Mia’s friends insist on getting in on the action. The production company owner and his executive producer ex-wife—who’s also very minor British royalty—have assembled a motley crew that does as much infighting and backstabbing as the on-screen “talent.” Even so, it’s a shock when a dead body is found in the pool house of a local mansion rented by the show . . .
Murder might boost the ratings. But Mia intends to make sure the killer gets jail time, not airtime . . .
Italian recipes included!
About Maria DiRico
Maria DiRico is the pseudonym for Ellen Byron, author of the award-winning, USA Today bestselling Cajun Country Mysteries. Born in Queens, New York, she is first-generation Italian-American on her mother’s side and the granddaughter of a low-level Jewish mobster on her father’s side. She grew up visiting the Astoria Manor and Grand Bay Marina catering halls, which were run by her Italian mother’s family in Queens and have become the inspiration for her Catering Hall Mystery Series. DiRico has been a writer-producer for hit television series like Wings and Just Shoot Me, and her first play, Graceland, appears in the Best Short Plays collection. She’s a freelance journalist, with over 200 articles published in national magazines, and previously worked as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart, a credit she never tires of sharing. A native New Yorker who attended Tulane University, Ellen lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT March 29 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – SPOTLIGHT WITH RECIPE March 30 – I’m Into Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW March 30 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT WITH RECIPE March 31 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT March 31 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW April 1 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT April 1 – Mythical Books – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT April 2 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT April 2 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 3 – FUONLYNEW – SPOTLIGHT April 3 – My Reading Journeys – SPOTLIGHT April 4 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT April 4 – Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW, RECIPE April 5 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 5 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW April 6 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST April 6 – The Mystery of Writing – SPOTLIGHT April 7 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW April 8 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT WITH EXCERPT April 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW April 10 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT April 10 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW April 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners