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!