Publisher: Lyrical Press
For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .
When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder . . .
Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory is the first book in the new All-Day Breakfast Cafe cozy mystery series. I loved this cozy and thought it felt very different than other cozies I’ve read. Gia heads to Florida to start her life over. She’s from New York, and her ex-husband was caught up in a big scheme stealing money from clients. I loved the setting of the town and the concept of the diner. Unfortunately for Gia, her problems seem to follow her to Florida. When her ex-husband turns up dead in her dumpster, things get crazy (and dangerous) for Gia.
What I felt was different about this story was that Gia really was caught up in the action…it seemed like the danger was coming right for her throughout the whole book. I like the possibility of future romance hinted at as well. The mystery was enjoyable and I had fun sleuthing along with Gia. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.
Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.
When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.
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