Hello Dear Readers! Today is my stop on the book tour for Murder in the Piazza by Jennifer Collins Moore. Thank you to TLC Book Tours and the publisher for the review copy.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Level Best Books (September 22, 2020)
Source: Received free ARC in exchange for an honest review
Have you ever wanted to be an “ex-pat” or expatriate? Living abroad long-term sounds like such a cool way to really discover another country and become immersed in the culture. According to a Condé Nast article, the top 5 countries that have the best job security, quality schools and are the most tolerant and welcoming to outsiders are Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, Spain, and New Zealand!
Maggie White is living in Rome for the next two years due to her husband’s job and gets a job to “give her purpose”. When her insufferable boss at a travel agency that caters to wealthy Americans is murdered, she decides to launch an investigation. This was a fast-paced read that was light and funny as Maggie navigates Rome as an amateur detective. The author really brought the beauty of Italy to life and the food descriptions had me salivating!
“Outdoor markets are a charming slice of everyday Roman life. Locals exchange gossip, choose from an array of fresh meats and produce, and banter with the decedents of the very vendors their grandparents patronized. Masterpiece Tours ‘Welcome to Rome’ pamphlet.”
About The Book
Maggie White, a downsized American executive stuck in Rome on her husband’s ex-pat assignment, is finding the dolce vita isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s taken a job offering painting instruction to well-heeled travelers on a luxury tour and her boss—a rather unpleasant English lord—has turned up dead in his penthouse. Maggie’s left with a palazzo full of suspicious guests, a valuable painting her boss might have stolen, and a policeman who’s decided she’s the prime suspect. Now Maggie must keep the tour up and running while she tracks the killer and works to clear her name.
About The Author
Jen Collins Moore is the author of the Maggie White Mysteries. Her short fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly, and she is the editor of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest newsletter. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, as well as an established marketer and entrepreneur. A transplanted New Englander, she lives in Chicago with her husband and two boys.
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