Murder on Memory Lake
Author: Griffo, J.D.
Series: Ferrara Family #1
Genre: Cozy mystery
Publication: Kensington Publishing Corporation (New York), 304 pp.
Release date: July 31, 2018
Tranquility, New Jersey is one lakeside community proving to be anything but peaceful for new resident, Alberta Scaglione…
Having recently inherited a lakeside home from an unexpectedly wealthy relative, Alberta Scaglione is welcomed by chaos and confusion–not to mention the body of her lifelong fenemy, Lucy Agostino, practically floating before her doorstep. Begrudgingly, Alberta pairs up with her ambitious and spirited journalist granddaughter, Jynx, to get an exclusive scoop regarding the ongoing investigation. The Scaglione duo are quirky and spirited women who are determined to peel back the layers of Lucy’s curious death. Murder on Memory Lake is the first installment in a series boasting familial relationships, humour, an age-diverse band of characters and classic Italian recipes throughout.
I would recommend Griffo’s Murder on Memory Lake to readers who are looking for a series that successfully marries humour and intrigue. Also, readers must be willing to suspend disbelief to fully appreciate this story, as the plot and characterization is riddled with outlandish, outrageous qualities that may not resonate with readers looking for crime fiction grounded in realism.
I received a copy of J.D. Griffo’s, Murder on Memory Lake, from the Kensington Publishing Corporation via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.