Mozzarella Most Murderous is a novel in a culinary mystery series, this series written by Nancy Fairbanks (it includes recipes).
Carolyn Blue is a food writer and is waiting for her chemist husband, Jason, to join her in Sorrento, Italy, where he will be attending a conference and she has come along for the ride. Jason is held up in Paris due to an air-traffic controllers' strike, so Carolyn spends a lovely day with a young Italian lady by the name of Paolina. Paolina has been ditched by her lover, so the two women enjoy a wonderful day together. But when Carolyn later finds poor Paolina dead in a hotel swimming pool, she knows that she cannot let the matter rest, even though the police are ruling it either a suicide or an accident. Carolyn does some detective work to glean information in her quest to find out what happened to Paolina. She digs up much more than she ever imagined.
This mystery series is a cozy, enjoyable collection of stories with some likable characters and nice, lighthearted plots. I haven't tried any of the recipes mentioned in each book, but this one includes authentic recipes of Italian dishes for those who might want to whip up something.
Mozzarella Most Murderous is not the best book I've ever read, but it is fun, and Nancy Fairbanks' writing style is very easy and enjoyable to read.