July 8, 2016

Read to Death by Terrie Farley Moran - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: July 5, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Read 'Em and Eat Mystery #3

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 did I think of this book:
I have been enjoying this series from the beginning and this latest edition was not exception. The location of the book is perfect for me as I have been to Fort Myers a few time and then the bookstore cafe what could be better for the backdrop of this series. I have driven by the Edison and Ford Winter Estates but have yet to actually visit but will one day. Then we have the mystery of Oscar dead in the van. Who would have done this? The author gave us many clues to think I was on the right track then gives a little twist to let me know I do not know. She did a good job of keeping me guessing up until the end of the book. Another part of the book I enjoyed was the characters. You have the snowbirds and the regulars which is typical of Florida especially that area. The authors writing style is very light and flowing which makes your reading time just fly by. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. 

About the 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.

Author Links:
Webpage – http://terriefarleymoran.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.moran.9
Blog: www.womenofmystery.net
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23186092-terrie-moran
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/1terriemoran/

Purchase Links – Amazon B&N Google Play


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  1. Thank you so much for a lovely review. And I do hope you get to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. It is very interesting. xo

  2. Fun...the Book sounds great and I love Cozies...please enter me and thank you for the review.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com