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Watch my interview with Lynette Morgan, KWPZ radio host from Bellingham, WA, on National Spumoni Day talking about my new 1920s romantic mystery book! Learn about the inspiration behind the story, how I got here, and what I'm writing next.

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Slain Over Spumoni


The Gelato King is dead in the sands near Venice, and the police suspect his niece.

Violetta Pelicani, a former nurse in Grado, Italy shortly after WWI, meets a young man at almost the same instant she learns her favorite uncle is dead. Suspicion of murder arises, and the two work together to prevent Vi from being accused. Though she has helped her uncle run his gelateria, she expects to gain nothing from his death, but she has already gained an admirer in John.


John Baxter is in Grado to assist his brother’s travel home from a military hospital. John, or Gianni, as Vi calls him, is immediately smitten with Vi and wants to help her, while enjoying her company and her gelateria’s gelato, but will sleuthing to find her uncle's murderer get in the way of sampling the famous spumoni?

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