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Review: The Enemy you Gnocchi


Title: The Enemy you Gnocchi

Series: Italian Chef Mysteries #3

Author: Catherine Bruns

Release Date: October 26th, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: It's the deadliest thyme of the year...


With snow dusting the ground and sauce sizzling on the stove, local chef Tessa Esposito is ready to serve up some holiday cheer. And with the annual Festival of Lights underway, it seems nothing can dim her spirits. Not even Mario Russo, the newest scrooge in town whose espresso bar has been quickly disrupting businesses and stealing customers from Harvest Park's favorite coffeehouse.


But when Mario is discovered at the festival's opening, face down in a Santa suit, Tessa realizes the bah humbug runs deeper than she could have imagined. And when one of her dearest friends is implicated in the crime, she must make a list of Mario's enemies, check them twice, and discover the cold-blooded killer. Especially before they can sleigh again.


My Review: This was my first book in the series and though I was a little lost in the beginning I quickly caught up and I would say it could be read as a stand alone but starting with the first book is probably for the best. This was a really fun holiday mystery. I really enjoyed the snowy Christmas atmosphere, the yummy food descriptions (recipes in the back) and the well thought out mystery. I enjoyed this one and will be getting book one!


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*