Well Read, Then Dead
by Terrie Farley Moran
… take the title with the cover (which I LOVE by the way) and mash it together with what’s inside….instant work of bookish art.
~Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
I love that this book took place at a Bookstore Cafe. This was a fun read.
~Deal Sharing Aunt
Watch out cozy mystery lovers . . . there is a GREAT new cozy series in town! I really loved this first book in the new Read ‘Em and Eat series for many reasons…
~Books Are Life – Vita Libri
Well Read, Then Dead was a delightful surprise. Of course I expected to enjoy a cozy mystery focused around a bookstore-cafe combo, but I didn’t have an inkling how much I would like the characters….
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard
The set up and execution (pun intended) of the murder mystery is done well. Red herrings are tossed about like the flour Aunt Ophie uses to cook with.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Well Read, Then Dead is an entertaining mystery in the perfect literary setting that will definitely charm its readers.
A bookstore cafe, more cozy than a Barnes & Noble (sorry, I do love those stores), where the goodies and the good reads occupy the same space. And the tables are named after famous writers. And the co-owner’s nickname is “Sassy”, which fits her to a “tee”. All these little extra touches of care by the author are very, very much appreciated! I LOVE IT!
This was a fun cozy mystery. The characters were entertaining and the mystery really pulled me in.
First in a new series that combines several of my favorite things – food and books!
The author does an amazing job with developing the characters such as Sassy, Bridget, Aunt Ophie, and Miss Augusta. They were so realistic to me.
~Socrates Book Reviews
If you enjoy cozies set in warm, summery locales and filled with sassy Southern women, grab a glass of iced coffee and a scone and settle in with a delightful debut.
~Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
Well Read, Then Dead
(Read Em and Eat Mystery)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Read Em and Eat Mystery (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (August 5, 2014)
First in a new series!
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!
Twice short-listed for Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran’s cozy mystery novel, Well Read, Then Dead is the first book in the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore series. You can find Terrie blogging amid the grand banter of New York writers known as the Women of Mystery. www.womenofmystery.net Terrie tells anyone willing to listen that hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren provides life’s grand and joyful moments.
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