I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Caught Read-Handed on July 7, 2015
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From the national bestselling author of Well Read, Then Dead comes the second mystery featuring Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who bring Fort Myers Beach, Florida, residents plenty of sinful treats and killer reads at their bookstore café, Read ’Em and Eat.
Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers’ haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe—also known as “Tanya Trouble.” She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she’s later found murdered in her own hot tub.
The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy’s former boss—and he’s no murderer. Now it’s up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan’s name and make sure the real killer gets booked.
Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!
Caught Read-Handed by Terrie Farley Moran is the second book in the Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery series. I enjoyed book one in the series, and I couldn’t wait to read another book set in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Sassy keeps finding herself in trouble – right in the middle of murder investigations. Once she is embroiled in the investigation, it seems she can’t help herself but to get involved and start sleuthing.
There are a lot of things I really like about this series. The setting is wonderful. Every time Sassy and Bridgy talk about the Read ‘Em and Eat I just wanna hop in my car and drive right on down to Fort Myers Beach for a Miss Marple scone. Moran does a great job of really transporting me to the Gulf of Mexico. The characters are perfectly written. Sassy and Bridgy are the yin to each other’s yang. They work so well together, both in the cafe as business partners and in their day to day lives as best friends. I love that they live together and work together. They have an awesome girl-bond going on and it is just what this series needs.
The author does a nice job with the mystery aspect of the story. Though there may seem to be some obvious suspects, there are enough little twists throughout the story that you aren’t totally sure until the story begins to wrap up. If you love culinary cozies with a fun bookish twist, you need to check out the Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery series. Caught Read-Handed by Terrie Farley Moran is one of my favorite books of the summer. I think you’ll love it, too!