Crime of the Ancient Marinara (A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery #2) (Mass Market)
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This is book number 2 in the A Tuscan Cooking School Mystery series.
American chef Nell Valenti's high hopes for a successful Tuscan farm-to-table cooking school are in danger of withering on the vine in this delectable cozy mystery.
Nell Valenti is settling into her role of transforming the Villa Orlandini into a superb farm-to-table cooking school, and the time has finally come for a full taste test run. But when Chef Orlandini prepares to reveal his top secret marinara recipe for the first time to a group of American gastro-tourists, Nell realizes she might have bitten off more than she can chew.
Nell begins to suspect that one of the tourists is actually a private detective sent to spy on her by her overprotective father, and the fussy foodies are noisy and disrespectful from the very start of the Marinara Mysteriosa workshop. Even worse, when one visitor appears to be poisoned by the famous marinara recipe, Nell will have to work fast to uncover a killer and keep a lid on bad press before her fresh start is spoiled for good.
About the Author
Stephanie Cole is an active member of the mystery-writing community. Writing as Shelley Costa, she was nominated for both an Edgar and Agatha Award, and she cofounded the Northeast Ohio chapter of Sisters in Crime. She teaches creative writing workshops and lectures on American literature in the greater Cleveland area. For fun she takes violin lessons, studies art history--and eyes them both for murder plots.
"Stephanie Cole paints Tuscany vividly from the olive groves to the vineyards. Breakfasts of Bavarian-filled pastry and elegant dinners with white truffle pappardelle blend with clever sleuthing and hysterical mishaps. A delightful mystery, both comforting and exotic, peppered with unexpected characters."--Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Who Knew Too Much, on Al Dente's Inferno
Additional Praise for Stephanie Cole and the Tuscan Cooking School mysteries
"An intriguing mystery and an intelligent heroine make for the perfect combination. Pull up a chair, pass the parmesan, mangia!"—Kylie Logan, national bestselling author of Italian Iced
“This book made me want to travel to Tuscany, live in a centuries-old convent in Cortona…and follow the engaging Nell Valenti on every adventure.”—Julia Buckley, bestselling author of the Writer's Apprentice novels