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MURDER IN TRANQUILITY PARK (A Ferrara Family Mystery) by J.D. Griffo is on book tour with Great Escapes Book Tours and stops at Reader...

MURDER IN TRANQUILITY PARK (A Ferrara Family Mystery) by J.D. Griffo is on book tour with Great Escapes Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with a recipe and giveaway. Enjoy!

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

About the Book
Murder in Tranquility Park (A Ferrara Family Mystery)
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 twentysomething 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 treehouse 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 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk—not skim and it has to be cold
  • 2 teaspoons of stevia powder or whatever sugar substitute you like to use
  • 1cup walnuts, soaked in water
  • 10 teaspoons of water
  • 3 shots coffee liqueur—Kahlúa’s our fave
  • 1 package of ladyfingers—Schär’s are gluten-free!
  • 1 cup of your favorite flavored vodka—pick whichever one you want, it’s vodka so there’s no way you can go wrong.
  • 10 tablespoons coffee
  • Cocoa powder

1. Scoop out the hardened coconut cream from the top of the can. Don’t do like Aunt Joyce did the first time and shake the can because then the cream mixes with the coconut water and you have to go out and buy another can of coconut milk.

2. Whip the coconut cream with the stevia powder and put it in the fridge.

3. Blend the walnuts, water, and Kahlúa until it’s creamy.

4. Soak the ladyfingers in the Kahlúa or the vodka or both! Then scoop the ladyfingers, which will have broken up, into the bottom of six glasses.

5. Mix half of the coconut whipped cream with the walnut mixture and scoop into the glasses, add some more ladyfingers if you have any left over, and top with the rest of the whipped cream and dust the cocoa powder on top of it.

6. Leave it in the fridge overnight and enjoy a very decadent breakfast!

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  1. Sounds like a great read love this cover.

  2. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "MURDER IN TRANQUILITY PARK" by J.D. Griffo. Definitely sounds like a book that I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read.

    Pretty yummy sounding recipe. May just have to give it a whirl.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:


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