Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Book Review/Giveaway - Here Comes The Body by Maria DiRico

Here Comes the Body (A Catering Hall Mystery)
by Maria DiRico

About Here Comes the Body

Here Comes the Body (A Catering Hall Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (February 25, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 page
ISBN-10: 1496725344
ISBN-13: 978-1496725349
Digital ASIN: B07R8WYLSC

After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her Nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she’s got a whole new life—including some amateur sleuthing . . .

Mia is starting work at Belle View, her father’s catering hall, a popular spot for weddings, office parties, and more—despite the planes that occasionally roar overhead on their way to LaGuardia and rattle the crystal chandelier. Soon she’s planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and a deadly surprise is revealed . . .

Since some of her family’s associates are on the shady side, the NYPD wastes no time in casting suspicion on Mia’s father. Now, Mia’s going to have to use all her street smarts to keep him out of Rikers Island . . .

My Thoughts:  Holy macanoli a cozy mystery with MOB connections. It was awesome! A fun mystery with some over the top characters and it even includes recipes which is always a total plus with me!

The main character Mia bless her heart you can't help but love her with all her quirkiness. Poor thing has moved back to help with the "family business" the new business that is; after she's been cleared of her own husbands death/disappearance only to have a body with ties to her ex-mob father show up in a catering job cake! Ohhh let the fun begin now as Mia has to fight tooth and nail to clear her father and save the family business.

About Maria DiRico

Maria DiRicoMaria DiRico was born in Queens, New York, and raised in Queens and Westchester County. She is a first-generation Italian-American on her mother’s side. On her father’s side, her grandfather was a low-level Jewish mobster who disappeared in 1933 under mysterious circumstances. She also writes the award-winning, bestselling Cajun Country Mystery series under the name Ellen Byron.

Website - https://www.ellenbyron.com/catering-hall-mysteries

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CateringHallMysteries/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ellenbyronla

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  1. it's great to find a fun mystery with a lovable character
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. Excited to read this new series!!

  3. Like the play on words. Cute cover.

  4. I enjoy starting new cozy mystery series, sounds like a good book.

  5. Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I so appreciate it and apologize for the delayed response.