A retirement dinner is supposed to honor retirement from work, not life!
When library director Frank Tanner is murdered in her aunt's restaurant, Nicole Capula, the new owner of the Cannoli Cafe, is on the case with her best friend, Lia, and a man from her past, Private Investigator Dean Coogan.
Frank Tanner led an innocuous life, or at least that's how it appeared until he was murdered. As the investigation unfolds, many skeletons come out of the closet, and it becomes clear that Frank had a number of major secrets and enemies. But which one of Frank's enemies wanted him dead?
Was is it Linda, Frank Tanner's wife, who was having an affair with a dominating real estate mogul? Or maybe it was Mayor Diane Eckel, who was angry he didn't return the love she had for him? Or perhaps it was Mrs. Denise Donnelly, the children's librarian, who was angry at Frank for not promoting her? Was it Dan Morano, an employee of the restaurant who had a vendetta against Frank Tanner...after all, Frank Tanner was meeting Dan's wife in secret!
Join Nicole, Lia, Dean, and Nicole's dog, Ringo, as they try to determine who murdered Frank Tanner and why.
This is the first book in the Cannoli Cafe Cozy Mystery Series by Lizzie Benton, set in a quaint town in New Jersey, in close proximity to New York City and its gorgeous skyline.