From Mangia to Murder by Caroline Mickelson

A cozy mystery set in Little Italy in the 1940's

From mangia to murder

Little Italy, 1946 - Sophia Mancini would have enjoyed the grand opening celebration of her family’s private detective agency if the volatile chef at Vincenzo’s Ristorante had actually survived the meal. But before Sophia’s chilled spoon hit the spumoni, someone plunged a knife into Vincenzo’s back and the word on everyone’s lips went from mangia to murder.

Sophia soon finds herself trailing crime boss Frankie Vidoni, chatting with his mouthy mistress Maria, and dodging henchman Mooch DiMuccio. She’s suspicious of Vincenzo’s widow, Stella, and his assistant chef, Eugene, because they don’t appear the least bit dismayed by Vincenzo’s passing. There is no conversation Sophia won’t eavesdrop on, no question she won’t ask, and no danger she won’t face to find the killer.

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

Language: English


Word Count: 70,000

Sales info:

From Mangia to Murder is the first book in a planned series of cozy mysteries sent in America's Little Italy. The series features detective Sophia Mancini and the time period is set in the post WWII years. This title was first released in 2012 and has sold consistently since then. It is currently available in ebook, paperback and audiobook formats. On Amazon it has 126 reviews, 51 of which are five stars and 49 of which are four stars.

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Sample text:

“Murder looks like our best option.” Sophia Mancini pushed away her plate of cold, uneaten pasta. Murder was on her mind, not marinara. “I’ve been over this in my mind a million times, Angelo. We definitely need to add it to our list.”

   Her older brother let out a slow sigh and rubbed his eyes. “Murder is so complicated. There are so many details to keep track of and you know it’s going to trip me up.”

   “I’ll be right there with you.” Sophia reached over and squeezed his hand. “If you can’t get back on the police force this is your next best option. I can handle the details until you can take over, and no one will be the wiser.”


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