Today’s Spotlight Author is J R Pearson, author of the Josie Rizzo Cozy Mystery series. This series consists of four books, and each one is better than the next. Check them out and see for yourself.
About The Author:
J R Pearson lives with her crazy but loving family in southern Maryland. She enjoys weekend excursions, Saturday night movies, and warm home-cooked meals. For years, J R Pearson has loved reading–especially cozy mysteries,and was inspired to write her own. Introducing funny characters, yummy foods, cozy small town life, and a feisty female protagonist. (Goodreads)
Josie Rizzo has a lot on her plate.
(Double bacon cheeseburger not included)
She and her furry companion, Petey, set out to start fresh in the food loving town of Greenville. Josie is excited to introduce the readers of her food blog to the town’s delicious creations.
But when a young woman is murdered at a local burger joint, Josie must sacrifice all she has planned to accomplish to prevent a person from her past from being wrongly accused of the woman’s death.
And things start to heat up when the killer sets his sights on Josie.
Will she be able to enjoy Greenville’s belly-rubbing cuisines and begin a new chapter in her life? Or will the killer cut Josie’s dreams short and make sure that basket of onion rings are her last? (Goodreads)
Small container of pickle spears……$2.99
Hot corned beef sandwich…………….$6.99
Large antipasto platter ………………$10.99
*Green olives included*
One cold dead body……(Prices may vary)
Josie and her best friend, Brad, are next in line at Greenville’s famous pastrami-sandwich-producing hotspot–Danny’s Deli. Their highly anticipated lunch break turns stale when employee Gordy Fitzgerald’s body is found in the freezer.
Word soon surfaces that Gordy had been stabbed shortly before being found–and the weapon is missing. Locals are devastated by the discovery, and the amount of speculation on the killer’s identity is far greater than the holes on a block of Swiss cheese.
Who killed the beloved sandwich wizard?
Josie’s untamed curiosity is determined to answer just that.
Along the way, she has a few tasks at hand: maintaining a blog, coming to terms with her feelings for Tony, and keeping up with the shenanigans of her corgi, Petey.
All this, and finding a killer.
Shouldn’t be too hard. Living in a small town like Greenville, there’s no place anyone can hide.
Not even a murderer…right? (Goodreads)
The heat is on, in more ways than one!
It’s date night for Josie and Tony, and what promises to be a very spicy evening is snuffed out when Tony’s close friend, chef Manny Epstein, is arrested for the murder of rival restaurant owner, Marco Gonzales.
Tony is certain police have arrested the wrong man and by all means, he is determined to find the truth.
Unfortunately, he and Josie are up against a couple of dirty cops to uncover who the real killer is. Tagging along for the investigation, Josie’s tech-savvy twin brothers are there to help prevent Manny from being thrown behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit.
All the while, Josie and Tony’s relationship starts to heat up and Josie soon learns why her brother, Reese, isn’t a fan of the new happy couple.
Grab a napkin! This one tasty mystery you don’t want to miss! (Goodreads)
Murder & Maple syrup…
Josie and Tony are back for another savory mystery!
This time, with a stack of pancakes on the side.
Since having their relationship outed—much to Josie’s dislike—the couple has been summoned by Mama Rizzo to the family’s breakfast diner for a Sunday morning brunch.
A mouthwatering spread is expected from Josie’s culinary-genius parents, but serve up a rebellious older brother, a furry bacon thief, and a wealthy businessman bludgeoned to death, makes for a very unappetizing event.
Josie soon learns that before the wealthy stranger’s demise, his plans of rebuilding the town into a flashy money-grabbing hotspot would’ve affected the town’s hardworking locals. Which leaves quite the list of suspects of who may have wanted him dead.
Unfortunately, Josie’s parents are on the police’s radar for the crime.
Backed by an army of Rizzo brothers, she, Tony, and best friend Brad set out to uncover the truth in the beachy town of JewelCove, where a killer lurks deeper in the shadows than french toast sticks do in a bowl of maple syrup… (Goodreads)