Skip to main content
We only stock Mystery Fiction in our store. This website shows every book we can possibly order. Books in stock usually ship within 2 days. If you want to know what we have in stock, please call 6128703785 or email
Close this alert
Public Anchovy #1 (Deep Dish Mysteries #3)

Public Anchovy #1 (Deep Dish Mysteries #3)

Current price: $8.99
Publication Date: December 26th, 2023
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Usually Ships in 1 to 5 Days


Public Anchovy #1 is the third book in Mindy Quigley's delectable Deep Dish Mystery series, set in a Wisconsin pizzeria.

While Geneva Bay’s upper crust gets ready to party down at a Prohibition-themed fundraiser, pizza chef Delilah O’Leary is focused on seeing her struggling restaurant through the winter slow season. The temperature outside is plummeting, but Delilah’s love life might finally be heating up, as hunky police detective Calvin Capone seems poised to (finally) make a move.

But Delilah’s hopes of perfecting a new “free-from” pizza recipe for a charity bash are dashed when a dead body crashes the party. Soon, Capone, Delilah, and her entire staff are trapped in an isolated mansion and embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

To catch an increasingly-desperate killer, Delilah will have to top all of her previous crime-solving accomplishments, and a few pizzas, too.

About the Author

Originally from Chicago, MINDY QUIGLEY possesses a naturally sophisticated pizza palate. Her desert island pizza choice would be Lou Malnati’s “Deep Dish Lou” or an Aurelio’s thin-crust with spinach, tomatoes, and black olives. She is the author of the Deep Dish Mysteries and the Lindsay Harding Mystery series. She lives in Virginia with her history professor husband and their two children.

Praise for Public Anchovy #1 (Deep Dish Mysteries #3)

"Shades of Agatha Christie in a modern whodunit." —Kirkus Reviews

"Quigley balances wonderful character development and plenty of low-key humor with the search for a killer. It’s hard to imagine a cozy fan who wouldn’t find this book to be a total delight." —First Clue

"In the hilariously delicious third installment of the Deep Dish Mystery series, a riveting, fun whodunit transpires." —Woman's World

Praise for the Deep Dish Mysteries:

"Witty, character-driven, and well-plotted....The satire is a joy, Delilah's narration is sheer pleasure, and her restaurant crew provides plenty of balance. This is turning out to be one of the best new cozy series going."
First Clue on Ashes to Ashes, Crust to Crust

"Fun and engaging, [with] plenty of thrills...and toppings." —Parade on Six Feet Deep Dish

"Every now and again a cozy comes along in which the author not only checks off all of the boxes but does such an excellent job in the process that the book totally stands out from the crowd. This is the case with Six Feet Deep Dish....Droll and witty, sophisticated and credible, this is a series to watch out for." —First Clue (starred review) on Six Feet Deep Dish

"Funny, exciting, suspenseful... Delilah is a breath of fresh air." —Open Book Society (five stars) on Six Feet Deep Dish

"Your mouth will water from the first page of this delightful new cozy. You’ll also love the characters, and the perfectly plotted murder had me guessing the whole way through. Delilah is my new favorite amateur detective." —Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author on Six Feet Deep Dish

"Delilah O'Leary is as appealing as the pizzas she serves at her new restaurant. Fiercely loyal to her friends and employees, the strong willed, hugely competent Delilah is a cozy heroine for our times. I loved everything about her and her refreshing can-do attitude to cooking pizza, running her restaurant, and solving murders, along with the occasional healthy dose of insecurity! Six Feet Deep Dish is a wonderful start to a promising series, and I can't wait to visit Geneva Bay and enjoy more of whatever's being served at Delilah & Son." —Vicki Delany, National bestselling author

"Quigley pens a deliciously twisty mystery layered with salty suspects and packed with local flavor. Six Feet Deep Dish is sure to leave cozy readers drooling for more." —Julie Anne Lindsay, bestselling author