Saturday, March 18, 2023

Six Feet Deep Dish - Deep Dish Mysteries #1

Six Feet Deep Dish is a new series starter by cozy writer Mindy Quigley. Released 23rd Aug 2022 by Macmillan on their St. Martin's Press imprint, it's 320 pages and is available in mass market paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

This is an engaging light shopfront cozy with an appealing female protagonist pizza-shop owner who has just been dumped by her erstwhile fiancĂ©, a chubby tabby cat, and an unwanted murder victim who could scupper her dreams of business ownership before they really get started. The de rigueur handsome detective makes an appearance, and it's full of the sort of small town quirky eccentric characters which populate cozies. 

The plot arc is admittedly a tiny bit trope-y but quite entertaining and it's a fun read overall. The denouement and resolution are satisfyingly self-contained in this book, but it's clearly a series opener. In fact, the second book, Ashes to Ashes, Crust to Crust, is due out in 2nd quarter 2023. 

There are more than the usual number of pizza themed recipes included in the back of the book. 

Four stars. Highly recommended for fans of humorous light shopfront cozies like those from Ellie Alexander, Laurie Cass, and Peggy Ehrhart. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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