Review of Six Feet Deep Dish

Six Feet Deep Dish

Deep Dish Mysteries, Book #1

Mindy Quigley

5 Stars

Synopsis:

Fresh mozzarella, tangy tomato sauce, and murder: the perfect recipe for a delicious first entry in Mindy Quigley’s Six Feet Deep Dish, a delectable new series…

Delilah O’Leary can’t wait to open her new gourmet deep-dish pizzeria in Geneva Bay, Wisconsin—a charming resort town with a long history as a mobsters’ hideaway, millionaires’ playground, and vacation mecca. Engaged to a hunk with a hefty trust fund, Delilah is poised to begin a life that’s just about as delicious as one of her cheesy creations.

Just before opening night, though, Delilah’s plans for pizza perfection hit the skids when her fiancé dumps her and leaves her with a very large memento from their relationship—Butterball, their spoiled, plus-sized tabby cat.

Delilah’s trouble deepens when she discovers a dead body and finds her elderly aunt holding the murder weapon. Handsome local police detective Calvin Capone, great grandson of the legendary gangster, opens an investigation, threatening to sink Delilah’s pie-in-the-sky ambitions before they can even get off the ground. To save her aunt and get her pizza place generating some dough, Delilah must deliver the real killer.  (Amazon)

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  We meet Delilah, Sonya, Daniel, Melody, Rabbit, Aunt Biz and Butterball.  I really liked all of them and they make a tight group of characters and I enjoyed them all. Delilah has the soft opening planned for her pizzeria , but it does not go as planned.  For one thing, before the night is over, she breaks it off with her fiance.  And to make matters worse, Delilah’s aunt’s caregiver is killed with her aunt’s gun.  Her aunt and Delilah are considered persons of interest.  With the help of her friends, she will have to figure out who the culprit is.  

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and I was surprised at who the culprit was, which is how I like my mysteries.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a well crafted cozy mystery.  I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the next one when it is released.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

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