Murder A La Mode by Lena Gregory – Review + 2 Giveaways

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Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries)
by Lena Gregory

About Murder A La Mode

Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – New York
Gemma Halliday Publishing (August 8, 2023)
Digital – Number of Pages 230
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C2LH144G

From author Lena Gregory comes a delicious new series that will warm your heart and leave you guessing until the very end…

When twenty-five-year-old Danika Delaney, black sheep of the Delaney clan, returns home to Long Island to take over Jimmie’s, her eccentric uncle’s old fashioned malt shop on eastern Long Island, she’s not exactly thrilled. But things start to look up when her uncle tells her she can do whatever she’d like with the shop, and it seems she might realize her dream of a small trendy café. That is, until she discovers the body of her ex-boyfriend’s estranged wife in a melted puddle of rocky road in the malt shop basement. With her two sidekicks, her sister and a good childhood friend, in tow, Dani searches for–or stumbles upon—one clue after another. But as she narrows down the suspect list, she realizes if she’s not careful she may end up in a puddle of her own…

My Thoughts

Murder A La Mode by Lena Gregory is first in the new Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries series. When I first heard of the series, I knew I needed to read it. Danika (Dani) comes back home as the “black sheep” of her family, there to take over her Uncle Jimmie’s failing ice cream shop. Little did she know that coming home would land her in a heap of trouble. After discovering the body of her first love’s estranged wife, she needs to clear her name…all while reinventing the ice cream shop and staying out of the killer’s sight.

This book had me laughing out loud right from the start. Dani was so funny and such a relatable main character…one I could easily see myself being friends with. I enjoyed following along as she worked to improve the shop and make it her own. I thought Uncle Jimmie was so sweet. If you’re looking for a story with family, friends, sweet treats, and a puzzling murder that had me wondering whodunit, this is the book you need.

About Lena Gregory

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of Central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

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9 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Thank you for your review on “Murder A La Mode” by Lena Gregory and for being part of the book tour.

    Sounds like an amazing book and one I would greatly enjoy reading. It’s on my TBR list already and can’t wait for the opportunity to read and review it.

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