I think we are all book lovers here, and as such I adore a book themed cozy series. Read to Death (A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery #3) by Terrie Farley Moran, is the newest in a series I have shared with you before. I hope you hang around and join me in reading this fun series.
From The back of the book:
The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder...
At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work…
With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history.
After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.
I mentioned this was book themed, but I wanted to touch on that again because the theme is so much fun. The book club that the characters are a part of in addition to having regular book club activities, also has foods at the cafe that are book themed, I adore that. The names of the dishes and even drinks are so creative. The characters are like friends, each with their own quirky personality that I look forward to. In this installment the romance was played down, which made me a little sad, as you remember I was looking forward to seeing where that went, but you all know I am a romantic at heart.
The mystery this time was hard to solve, well not hard, but I didn't get it right. I was pretty wrapped up in the club and the mothers coming to visit so I might have missed important clues. Isn't it great when you get so absorbed in characters that you become lost in the story? I love that. I really do look forward to the next part and recommend you jump on now while there are only a few parts to catch up on. Plus there is a fun recipe in the back of the book.
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