Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson

Silence of the Jams
by Gayle Leeson

A strong story about family and friendship, weathering life’s storms, and discovering that everyone has secrets.
~Laura’s Interests

The plot of Silence of the Jams is engaging and fast paced, pulling the reader along on a wild tale of murder and suspense.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

I love that the author was able to write in a way that made me feel if I shut my eyes I could see the story unfolding around me.
~Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting

Amy Flowers is a wonderful Southern heroine for this cozy series. Her cafe is a fun setting with an enjoyable cast of supporting characters.
~Book Babble

There are a lot of really likable characters in this book. I loved the close-knit family relationship between Amy, her mom, her cousin, and her Aunt Bess.
~Bookworm Cafe

The writing is so good it kept me glued to the book. The author has a great way of developing her characters with ease.
~Texas Book-aholic

I got so involved in this story that time flew by and the book was over.
~Shelley’s Book Case

… it is excellent, a cozy mystery in the truest sense. Gayle’s writing is flows easily across the page, there’s good character depth, the mystery is well plotted.
~The Power of Words

…a delightful book and series…
~Storeybook Reviews

This book has a well thought out plot but more than that, is character driven, bringing the story to life.
~Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder

Such a great page turner with so many possible suspects.
~Community Bookstop

This was another great read in the Down South Café Mysteries. I really enjoy visiting Amy and the rest of the inhabitants of the small town of Winter Garden, VA.
~Melina’s Book Blog

SILENCE OF THE JAMS combines the love and interdependence of family with a well plotted mystery amidst a backdrop of lip smacking comfort food to create a delectable read.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Compelling (and quirky) characters combine with the charming town of Winter Garden, Virginia, to give the novel the right dose of southern small town flair.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

…we become immersed in the daily life of this Southern Town, and get to know just about everyone.
~Maureen’s Musings

Silence of the Jams is a riveting southern cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join in the crazy adventures and trials and tribulations that occur, while providing you with a dose of good ol’ southern charm and humor.
~ Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Silence of the Jams is the second book in the Down South Cafe series and it was just as good as the first one.
~Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

I like that there is family and friends are heavily involved in this story as well as the touch of romance.
~A Holland Reviews

This was a delightful read, that had me waking at first light to finish. Gayle has created a sweet, suspenseful series in her latest to the cozy world.
~Bibliophile Reviews

The mystery is well written and the story’s pace is fairly fast. The mystery has plenty of twists and turns and plenty of potential villains.
~Queen of All She Reads

I like the author’s way of creating characters that could be your neighbors. I can not wait for book 3…
~Deal Sharing Aunt

This is a quick read, with mystery, friendship and family, it will keep you intrigued for a while.

SILENCE OF THE JAMS gave me that down home, easy living feeling, but with murder! 😉
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Silence of the Jams (A Down South Café Mystery) 
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (April 4, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101990803


In the latest Southern cozy from the author of The Calamity Café, small-town chef Amy Flowers can’t take her freedom for granted when she’s served up as a murder suspect… 

It’s Independence Day in Winter Garden, Virginia, and the residents are gearing up for their annual celebration. The Down South Café is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is Chamber of Commerce director George Lincoln, who is trying to buy the café so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site.

When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it’s a heart attack—until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning. Now, it’s up to Amy to prove her innocence before her liberty is lost.

Includes delicious Southern recipes!


About The Author –

Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series. I live in Virginia with my family, which includes her own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff. I’m having a blast writing this new series!

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