Sunday, April 7, 2019

Guest Post By J.D. Griffo Author of The Ferrara Family Mystery Series MURDER ON MMEORY LAKE MURDER IN TRANQUILITY PARK

Murder in Tranquility Park (A Ferrara Family Mystery) by J.D. Griffo

Hi everyone,

I am very excited to share some exciting news with all of you - The Ferrara Family Mystery Series is back! And this time the body count has doubled.

The last time we met with the Ferrara ladies – Alberta, Jinx, Helen, and Joyce – they were embarking on their first mysterious adventure tracking down a killer in MURDER ON MEMORY LAKE.  They quickly proved their mettle and solved that mystery, which was the first murder case to hit Tranquility, New Jersey in decades.  It strengthened their family bond and made them local heroes. Or heroines to be precise. So what do the ladies do for an encore? Solve not one, but two murders this time around.

Now I’m not entirely sure what’s in the water in Tranquility, but ever since Alberta Ferrara Scaglione moved into town dead bodies keep showing up.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Fortunate?  Yes.  Because Alberta along with her granddaughter, Jinx, her older sister, Helen, and her sister-in-law, Joyce, have joined forces to create the unofficial Ferrara Family Detective Agency to bring peace and safety back to their beloved lakeside community. And it’s working!

MURDER IN TRANQUILITY PARK brings us back to the idyllic lakeside community of Tranquility, New Jersey and specifically to the natural beauty of Tranquility Park.  The beauty is marred one morning, however, when Alberta and Jinx are out for their morning run and stumble upon the dead body of a man underneath a huge tree house.  Did he fall?  Was he pushed?  Why is Alberta suddenly channeling the spirit of Jack La Lanne and starting her mornings off with exercise?  So many questions to be answered and so much adventure to look forward to.   

The book, which is the second in The Ferrara Family Mystery Series, also brings us back to the reason that everybody fell in love with the Ferrara’s in the first place.  These four ladies solve mysterious murders in their trademark way – infused with fun, fantastic adventures, fireworks and, of course, family. 

These Italian ladies are strong, hilarious, and devoted to their family.  And not just their blood relatives, they’re devoted to their friends and neighbors in Tranquility as well.  As Alberta is fond of saying, your community is nothing more than your extended family.  Spoken like a true Italian!

So get ready for another mystery for Alberta, Jinx, and the rest of the ladies to solve. Because as long as the Ferrara’s are around it seems that mystery and murder are here to stay.

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About the Book

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Kensington (March 26, 2019) 
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages ISBN-10: 1496713966 
ISBN-13: 978-1496713964 
Digital ASIN: B07F5XG3CQ

Alberta Scaglione and her twenty-something granddaughter, Jinx, love to spend time—and solve crime—together . . .

Ever since Alberta Scaglione inherited her spinster aunt’s Cape Cod cottage, she’s been enjoying the good life in Tranquility, New Jersey, with her black cat, Lola. But since things are mostly quiet in this town, she finds other things to do—like joining Jinx for morning jogs in Tranquility Park. She has to do something to stay healthy, as long as it doesn’t involve Jinx’s healthful tofu sausages and gluten-free pasta. But when they stumble across a tree-house hidden in the trees, and a dead body underneath it, they take a detour into solving a murder. Now the Ferrara ladies will have to exercise extreme caution to avoid a permanent decline in their health . . .
Includes Italian recipes from Alberta’s kitchen!

About the Author

Italian by birth, Jersey by upbringing, J. D. Griffo is an award-winning playwright and author who has written ten novels, over twenty plays, and a handful of screenplays that have yet to see the light of day. Griffo studied Journalism and Marketing at New York University, graduating magna cum laude many, many years ago, as well as Creative Writing at the New School and Gotham Writer’s Workshop. And the J. D. stands for the author’s mother – Jean Dolores – who absolutely loved to read and tell stories.

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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Murder in Tranquility Park" by J.D. Griffo.

    Really enjoyed learning about the book through the author himself. This book is on my TBR list and I can't wait for the opportunity to read it. Love the cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. I agree. Beautiful cover. Thanks for dropping by.