Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: “Well Read, Then Dead” by Terrie Farley Moran (Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery #1)


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!!!

wellreadthendea Synopsis (from

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!


And remember,

Books Are Life,





Filed under Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Cozy, Cozy Mystery, Fiction, Giveaways, Mystery

32 responses to “Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: “Well Read, Then Dead” by Terrie Farley Moran (Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery #1)

  1. Thanks for offering a copy. I’d love to read it
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  2. Everything I’ve heard about this book is very positive. Can’t wait to read it myself.

    carstairs38 at gmail

  3. ruth Nixon

    Would love to win this book and thanks for using this form.for me Rafflecopter doesn’t always work.

  4. I love 1st books in a new cozy series!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  5. Deanna

    Sounds good to me – food and cozies, what could be better… 🙂

  6. Linda Kuzminczuk

    Love finding new series to read. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

  7. Deanna

    oh – grammyd01 (at) Comcast (dot) net

  8. Sounds like a great book!! pp92596 at outlook dot com

  9. A good book to read. Thanks for the giveaway

  10. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    eeyoregirl2009 at aol dot com

  11. Lolli

    I love cozy mysteries! My grandparents lived in Fort Myers Beach, Canadian snowbirds 🙂

  12. I’ve really been looking forward to this one. Thank you for the chance to win!

  13. tfmoran2014

    Thanks so much for hosting me . I am so glad you enjoyed Well Read, Then Dead. xo Terrie

  14. Dawn Frazier

    Can’t wait to read this! Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. anne

    This book sounds captivating and special. What an enjoyable post. thanks for this chance.

  16. CarolBEE

    Sounds like a fun series that I will need to check out. 😀
    Cb (At). Carolbee (Dot) com

  17. Ellen Irwin

    Sounds like a great new series! I would love to try it out!

  18. I so want to visit Florida—but the hubby is not interested. Maybe reading this cozy will satisfy my longing a little bit. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Rebecca Prazak

    I am very excited to read this great sounding book and I thank you for that chance

  20. Natalia J

    Yay thanks for the review and the giveaway. 🙂 Neoterragoddess(AT)gmail(DOT) com

  21. kari cook

    I am looking foreword to reading this. I really like bookstore cozies.

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  23. Roswita

    Count me in! Roswita.Hildebrandt at gmail dot com

  24. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  25. Patricia

    Would love to win…

  26. I’m always happy to find our about a new cozy series. (Especially when they have quirky, but not over the top characters.)


  27. Lexie Reed

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous new release.

  28. Patricia

    SO want to read “Well Read, Then Dead”…love the cover!

    patucker54 at aol dot com

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