I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Well Read, Then Dead on August 5, 2014
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Nestled in the barrier islands of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Fort Myers Beach is home to Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore café, Read ‘Em and Eat. But when they’re not dishing about books or serving up scones, Sassy and Bridgy are keeping tabs on hard-boiled murder.
Read ‘Em and Eat is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch treats, along with quite a colorful clientele. If it’s not Rowena Gustavson loudly debating the merits of the current book club selection, it’s Miss Augusta Maddox lecturing tourists on rumors of sunken treasure among the islands. It’s no wonder Sassy’s favorite is Delia Batson, a regular at the Emily Dickinson table. Augusta’s cousin and best friend Delia is painfully shy—which makes the news of her murder all the more shocking.
No one is more distraught than Augusta, and Sassy wants to help any way she can. But Augusta doesn’t have time for sympathy. She wants Delia’s killer found—and she’s not taking no for an answer. Now Sassy is on the case, and she’d better act fast before there’s any more trouble in paradise.
Includes a buttermilk pie recipe!
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran is the first in the new cozy series A Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery. This was such a great cozy read. I truly felt like I was down in Fort Myers Beach with Sassy and Bridget. I would love to have lunch at the Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore/cafe. It sounds just perfect!
I really enjoyed all the different quirky characters in this story. When one of the little old ladies from the book club is murdered, Sassy finds herself right in the middle of it all – trying to help Delia’s cousin and friend, Miss Augusta, come to terms with the murder and help out any way that she can. But Miss Augusta is focused more on finding Delia’s killer than anything else.
This was a fun cozy mystery. The characters were entertaining and the mystery really pulled me in. Sassy is a great character. I will definitely be picking up the next book in this series!
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Laura P. Bryant
This looks like such a fun read.
This sounds like such a fun debut. I really can’t wait to read it.
Thank you for the giveaway and I do appreciate authors that I did not discover yet. Good luck.
love the cover; looks like a very fun cozy read; thank you for the chance to win 🙂
Terrie Farley Moran
Hi Brooke, thanks so much for hosting a giveaway for Well Read, Then Dead, and I sincerely appreciate your review. xo Terrie
Hi Terrie! You’re welcome. Thank you for visiting my blog!
Sign me up for this series!!
I SO want to read, “Well Read, Then Dead”!
I would love the chance to read this book!
You had me at food! I’ve heard of buttermilk pie but never tried it so I definitely need to check out the recipe!
I love a good mystery! It’s been a while since I read one. This sounds like a great read!
It sounds like a great mystery. I haven’t read any books by this author yet, but I would love to. Thanks for having this giveaway.
Love the cozy mystery reads esp. when the people and places are developed well and you’d like to be there too. TFS.
Cozy Mysteries are so fun! This is a new author for me.
Don’t know how relevant this is but I’m a lover of cozies. Which in my humble opinion is amazing because in the past I read nothing but Stephen King books. Well Read, Then Dead sounds like it’ll be an interesting book. Also, it would be my first time reading this particular author.
I love cozy mysteries and my favorite things to do are read and eat! That makes this the perfect series for me! LOL! Can’t wait to read it!
Terrie Farley Moran
I am so happy to see so many cozy readers interested in Well Read, Then Dead. Thanks so much. Terrie
I am so excited to start a new cozy series!!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!