Killer Cannoli by Carole Fowkes
Private Investigator Claire DeNardo has misgivings when her Aunt Lena, owner of Cannoli’s café, takes up with a new customer. Claire’s instincts about the guy being trouble prove dead-on when he’s found murdered at the café. Despite Police Detective Brian Corrigan’s warnings, Claire delves into the deceased man’s life and in the process she realizes her aunt could unknowingly possess what the killer wants. And it’s not her tiramisu recipe.
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Carole Fowkes is the author of The Terrified Detective mystery series, which take place in Cleveland, Ohio, where she’s originally from. She goes back often to visit family and eat mouth-watering Italian food. When she returns to her current home in Dallas, Texas, she burns off those calories with exercise and yoga. Of course, even while she’s on the treadmill, she’s dreaming of chocolate-y brownies and cookies. In a different vein, Carole is also a frequent contributor to various Chicken Soup for the Soul books and other similar anthologies.