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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.
Read to Death by Terrie Farley Moran is the third book in the Read ‘Em and Eat cozy mystery series set along the Florida coastline. Sassy and Bridgy are best friends and together they own the Read ‘Em and Eat, a combination book store/café. I have enjoyed the first two books in this series, and I was excited to read this one.
I enjoyed this story so much. I loved getting to visit with Sassy, Bridgy, and the other residents of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. I absolutely love the setting and the characters in this series. Sassy and Bridgy feel like friends. Ophie is a hoot. I loved that in this book, the murder occurs right outside the café! Sassy and Bridgy can’t help but be involved in wanting to solve this mystery.
With a fun Southern setting, quirky characters, and a mystery plot that twists and turns from beginning to end, Read to Death by Terrie Farley Moran is a perfect cozy mystery. It may be my favorite in the series so far. I didn’t want it to end!