Book 1 in the Shakespearean Murder Mysteries series
All is going beautifully at the annual Stresa Festival in Verona’s Vineyard—well, other than the fact that Juliet Da Vinci’s one true love belongs to the family hers has feuded with for years, and she doesn’t have the nerve to tell her parents she plans to marry Nicolo Montague. Oh, and then her mother introduces her to Paris Nobleman, Mom’s choice as Juliet’s future mate. But Paris is just so clingy, like an annoying rash that won’t go away.
But it isn’t until the body of a feuding neighbor, Mariotto Romeo, is found dead under the bridge—by Juliet and Paris—well, that’s when things really begin to get sticky.
Against the backdrop of a town turned against the Da Vincis, Juliet sets out to prove her family had nothing to do with the death of Mariotto Romeo, even though the police name her father as their primary person of interest. Juliet comes up with her own list of suspects, including all of Mariotto’s immediate family, the drug-addict haunting the woods outside the church, and possibly her own cousin, Tybalt Gatti, who tells Juliet of another family member’s clandestine love affair, a secret marriage, and possible suicides.
After another death, this time on the Da Vinci side of the feud, and her father’s arrest for murder, Juliet believes she knows who the killer is. Regrettably Juliet sends her detective boyfriend in the wrong direction and must face the killer on her own, without her daddy, without anyone.
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“A delightful mystery with a fun dash of rom-com and the dynamics of a big Italian family. Juliet is a spunky heroine who will make you laugh and will capture your heart. I can’t wait to read the next in this series!” —Connie Shelton, USA Today bestselling author