Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome fellow Canadian author Joanne Guidoccio. Today we’re celebrating the release of her latest book, Too Many Women in the Room, a Gilda Greco mystery from The Wild Rose Press.
About the Book
When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture— Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario. Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.
Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that have festered until they explode into untimely death. Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?
Read an Excerpt
“I’m a nobody here,” David said, glancing down at his plate. “And with my credit rating, none of the banks would endorse a loan. I’m screwed.”
“What if I backed you?” I couldn’t believe I was speaking so casually, all the while my heart beat at an alarming rate.
David rubbed a hand over his chin and flashed a grin at me. “Gilda, darling, you’re sweet to offer, but I don’t think you know what’s involved here.”
Susan nodded in agreement.
Were they playing me, I wondered. Since winning nineteen million dollars in Lotto649, I had encountered many sharks who hoped to prey on my easy-going nature. A quick Google search would have revealed my three-year-old lottery win. Old news, but still there on the second and third pages.
“Would one hundred thousand dollars be enough?” I asked. “In case you don’t know, I won a major lottery several years ago.” Since winning, I had received many proposals from across the province and had backed three local ventures. In each case, I had chosen to remain a silent partner.
David’s right hand trembled as he poured himself another glass of wine. Susan’s mouth dropped open, and she gave a little gasp.
“I take it that’s a yes,” I said.
More mild protests followed, and another bottle of wine disappeared. We were all a bit tipsy when we shook on the agreement. And so Xenia was born.
Take a Peek at the Book Trailer
What’s not to love? Spicy Italian food and an even spicier mystery. The book is peppered with both intrigue and recipes!
When lottery winner turned sleuth, Gilda Greco decides to invest in a restaurant as a silent partner, the last thing she expects is for a murder to spoil her friends and family opening night.
Yet, the victim…a photographer who’s bedded nearly every woman in the room…probably deserved a bit of comeuppance, but not necessarily death.
This mega-talented author has penned another wonderful mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. While this book is a mystery-lover’s delight on it’s own, I highly recommend you begin with the first Gilda Greco mystery, A Season for Killing Blondes, to get a handle on the recurring characters.
About the Author
In 2008, Joanne Guidoccio retired from a 31-year career and launched a second act that tapped into her creative side and utilized her well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes cozy mysteries, paranormal romance, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.
It’s been my pleasure hosting Joanne today and I look forward to her return with another great mystery in the near future!
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