Chef Delilah O’Leary is just about to open her gourmet pizzeria in the resort town of Geneva Bay, Wisconsin. Engaged to a handsome, wealthy man, it seems everything is going her way.
Then she and fiancé Sam have a huge fight and break up, just before her aged aunt’s caregiver is murdered at her restaurant’s soft opening party and her aunt is found holding the murder weapon. Will the police finish their investigation in time for her to open? Will Sam’s leaving mean the end of her pizzeria before it even opens since he was the key financier of the restaurant? Will she find out what has been going on with her beloved aunt?
Delilah is surround by friends, some new and some who’ve been in her life for years. Everyone teams up to help her solve the murder so the restaurant can open and she can pay the bills to keep it going.
There are plenty of suspects and people with agendas, so it won’t be easy to unwind what’s going on in time to open for business, but Delilah isn’t one to quit.
Ms. Quigley has created an eclectic group of characters with an intriguing mystery. What a good start to a new cozy series!