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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Read to Death by Terrie Farley Moran

Read to Death(Read Em and Eat Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (July 5, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0425270301


The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder…
At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work…
With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history.
After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.

What I Thought:

This was another great installment in the Read Em and Eat Mystery Series.  Sassy and Bridgy seem to always get themselves embroiled in a murder somehow.  This time, the driver who took them to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the one who is found murdered, and Bridgy is the main suspect because she is the one who found Oscar.  Of course, Sassy takes it upon herself to investigate so she can prove her best friend is innocent.  On top of all that, Sassy's and Bridgy's moms make a visit.  Of course Emelia, Bridgy's mom, and Ophie do not get along at all, so that is more drama for Sassy and Bridgy to have to deal with.  Sassy is bound and determined to solve this mystery.This is a fast paced story that will have you turing pages and it kept me guessing till the very end..

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About This Author

Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran is delighted to introduce mystery fans to the Read ’Em and Eat café and bookstore, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren.
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Guest Post:

Read to Death is the third book in the nationally best-selling Read ’Em and Eat cozy series. Imagine a gorgeous spring day in the island community of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Perhaps you would want to picnic on Lovers Key, go charter fishing off San Carlos Island or go shelling on the beach.

The Cool Reads/Warm Climate Book Club meets monthly at the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore and on this particular spring day they have opted for an outing to the mainland to visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, where Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families wintered a century ago. A glorious day for all until their van driver is murdered in the parking lot of the Read ’Em and Eat.

When Bridgy Mayfield discovers Oscar Frieland sprawled across a seat with a pair of scissors stuck in his neck, she becomes the prime witness, if not the prime suspect. What’s a girl to do when she is in major trouble? She calls her mom! Bridgy’s mother, Emelia, flies down from Brooklyn. While she is a great comfort to Bridgy, Emelia is also the very buttoned down sister of the flamboyant Aunt Ophie. Just watch those sparks fly.

Oh and a surprise guest arrives with Emelia, a highly entertaining, although occasionally troublesome guest. Fun to watch!

The book clubs are reading (and disagreeing over) some really interesting choices. (I really liked the Anna Quindlen book) And the Teen Book Club brings their usual spunk and some colorful additions to their meeting.

All the while Sassy and Bridgy are trying to find Oscar’s murderer before Bridgy is carted off to jail.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Read to Death on this blog tour. I really appreciate your kinds words.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this, thanks for the review