About the Author...
Jen Collins Moore is an established marketer and entrepreneur living in Chicago. A transplanted New Englander and avid traveler, she lives with her husband and two boys. Murder in the Piazza is her first novel.
About the Books...
The Maggie White Mysteries
Murder in the Piazza (September 2020)
Murder in Trastevere (May 2021)
Murder on the Appian Way (May 2022)
News and Reviews...
“Moore delivers, and with a kind of artistically unobtrusive skill…At the heart of it all is the charmingly innocuous protagonist…an achingly ordinary person who pines for excitement and, if given the opportunity, is so clearly capable of achieving more in life….An enjoyably dramatic tale…[with a] mystery that delights”— Kirkus Reviews
“This book has everything: a rollicking plot, sparkling wit, thrilling twists, and a fascinating cast of characters, all set against the irresistible backdrop of Rome. Maggie White is a delightful, relatable, note-perfect detective, and Murder in the Piazza marks the debut of a dynamite new voice in cozy mysteries.”– Abby Geni, award-winning author of The Wildlands, The Lightkeepers, and The Last Animal
“A fun-filled fusion of culture, history, and mystery! Jen Collins Moore’s endearing and relentless sleuth tackles red herrings, plausible suspects, and well-timed twists in this delightfully clever romp through Rome, Italy. Find the nearest gelato stand and sit back for a terrific read!”– J. C. Eaton, award-winning author of The Sophie Kimball Mysteries, The Wine Trail Mysteries, The Marcie Rayner Mysteries.
“Absolutely terrific debut! Murder in the Piazza grabbed me from the first page with the perfect blend of funny and smart! Jen Collins Moore, I want more!”—Molly MacRae, National bestselling author of the Highland Bookshop Mysteries and the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries
“Richly detailed and entertaining, Jen Collins Moore’s debut Murder on the Piazza offers a well-drawn mystery set against the picturesque backdrop of modern Rome. Surrounded by an intriguing cast of characters, Maggie White—a sharp-eyed no-nonsense amateur sleuth—is determined to discover who among her tour group companions may have killed her new boss. Fans of Agatha Christie will enjoy this cozy and intelligent read.”—Susanna Calkins, Award-winning author of the Lucy Campion and Speakeasy Murder Mysteries
“The streets of Rome come to life (and death) in this fresh, fun mystery that journeys through the intersections of art, travel, secrets, and delicious Italian cuisine. Jen Collins Moore is an outstanding tour guide.”—Kristen Lepionka, Shamus Award-winning author of the Roxane Weary mystery series
“Murder in the Piazza has something for every reader: a bustling, colorful Roman setting, a complex mystery, a city full of art, a wealth of details about Renaissance masters, a resourceful, intelligent, middle-aged sleuth, a villainous victim, an eccentric group of suspects, and some delectable descriptions of Italian food. But really, Jen Collins Moore, you had me at Rome.”—Julia Buckley, Bestselling author of the Writer's Apprentice series
“What could be better than a murder mystery plus an artist’s tour of Rome?? I was hooked from page one of this wonderful debut and enjoyed every moment of Maggie White’s search to find out who murdered her employer. Readers will fall in love not only with this tenacious and savvy heroine, but the entire delightful cast of characters on their luxury holiday in Italy. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!”—Mindy Mejia, author of Everything You Want Me To Be and Strike Me Down
“Jen Collins Moore’s captivating debut mystery, Murder in the Piazza, is an absolute delight. Maggie White is a refreshing protagonist and is every bit as unrelenting and persistent as her intrepid creator. I love the mix of mystery, art, and history and I can’t wait to see where Moore’s next book takes Maggie!”—Jessie Chandler, author of the Shay O'Hanlon Caper Series