I am very happy to once again be participating in a Blog Tour for Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours (keep up the great work Lori!!!).
This tour is for Terrie Farley Moran’s new Read ‘Em and Eat Cozy Mystery series book #1, Well Read, Then Dead!!!
Synopsis (from bn.com):
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!
My thoughts: 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.
I am a fairly avid cozy reader and when the setting is not only a book store, but also a café, you know you have a winner on your hands! Great setting. Anyone who has ever read my blog, also knows that I really enjoy my cozies to actually spend most of the action in the book right in the setting whether it be a café, a store, etc etc and this one does not disappoint. For me that is the joy of the cozy genre.. . to spend as much time possible in that cozy space.
I also love my cozies to be in a setting that I feel I want to immediately visit . . . The Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore/café certainly fits the bill. I’m so there, when can I visit.
The characters in this book are fabulous . . . fun, charming, quirky, engaging, and very important I want to know more which is a testament also in my humble opinion to a great cozy.
I very much look forward to returning to this series and am hopeful there are many more books on the horizon!
Cozy lovers . . . do yourself a favor and put this one on your list. A great plane or beach read for anyone still getting in that last minute summer vacation!
Now let’s not forget the important part . . . the giveaway.
The author has been gracious enough to giveaway one print copy of the book to each blog participating in this blog tour.
I’m not all cool enough to be up to speed on the whole Rafflecopter thing so here is how you can enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post with your email address. (It is not necessary to like the blog or follow the blog, but that sure is nice as well and makes us bloggers feel good :) :)
2. I will close the comments on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5 pm CST!!!!
3. I will randomly select the winner and email you for your mailing address/contact information and pass that info along to the tour host to get you the book!
Books Are Life,