I’m not sure how to characterize this book. I guess romantic mystery might work or romantic comedy mystery. It is a light hearted murder mystery. (Light hearted and murder are hard to put in the same sentence.)
The action takes place in Quaker Hills outside of Philadelphia. This seems to be a vague reference to Quakertown or some other community in the Bucks County Area. I enjoyed the references to local places.
Having grown up with my next door neighbor being Italian, I felt that Ms. Costa accurately described the inter-family relationships and the volatility of family and friends. The characters were colorful and many. Eve is a troubled soul captured by self imposed family responsibilites to run the family restaurant when she really wants to dance.
There is a lot of humor in this book as well as a mystery.
I recommend it.
Web Site: http://www.shelleycosta.com/