A Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery #1. The first in a new series from writer Terrie Farley Moran.
Nestled in the barrier islands of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Fort Myers Beach is home to Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore/ café, Read ’Em and Eat. But when they’re not dishing about books or serving up scones, Sassy and Bridgy are keeping tabs on hard-boiled murder.
The Read ‘Em and Eat is known for it’s colorful customers along with tasty treats made from scratch. Most of their customers are locals along with some snowbirds and treasure hunters, looking for gold along the Gulf Coast.
Two of her best customers and book club members are Miss Augusta Maddox and her cousin Delia Batson, a shy, quiet lady who ends up murdered. The island is shocked and Miss Augusta has demanded that Sassy find out who did this to Delia.
With their chef in the hospital with a broken leg, Bridgy calls in her Aunt Ophie to help out in the kitchen. Stretched thin in the cafe’, how is Sassy going to track down a killer without getting hurt or worse?
The characters are all quirky, just like you would expect in such a small island community, with everyone knowing everyone else’s business and not afraid to put there own two cents in.
This was a fun read and even has a recipe in the back! My favorite type of book!
Grab yourself a cup of Earl Grey and a scone and give this one a read!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Terrie Farley Moran is the nationally bestselling author of the Read ‘Em and Eat cozy mystery series including the Agatha Award winning Well Read, Then Dead, Caught Read-Handed and Read to Death. Her short mystery fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies. “A Killing at the Beausoleil” the short story prequel to the Read ‘Em and Eat mysteries was published in EQMM in November 2015 and has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. You can find Terrie on Facebook or on her website at http://www.terriefarleymoran.com