Title: Well Read, Then Dead
Author: Terrie Farley Moran
Series: Book 1 A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Received for Review from Pubisher
Reviewed by: Tina
Every character in this debut cozy mystery are so quirky and charming well except maybe the killer but that's another tale for another day. Read 'Em and Eat is a quaint little bookstore/cafe run by Florida's own, Sassy Cabot and Bridget Mayfield. The bookstore being a dream of Sassy's and and the cafe being a dream of Bridget's. The book meetings are in full swing at Read 'Em and Eat and many Florida's resident book lovers attend. Delia Baton is a regular of the meetings along with her best friend Augusta Maddox but Delia is a shy somewhat recluse.
To the shock of all at Read 'Em and Eat including Sassy and Bridget they find out that Delia was murdered. Sassy and Bridget rally to comfort her best friend Augusta in her time of grief. Augusta wants to know who murdered her best friend and asks Sassy to help her and Sassy gladly accepts but realizing she needs to protect everyone she loves before it's too late.
I was so in love with the bookstore/cafe Read 'Em and Eat. Fighting for and protecting a friend had me hooked from the start. A touch of a long lost romance too a only true romantic could love. Books and food are always make the best cozies in my book and in this book it makes it even better but murder is never far behind, and Well Read, Then Dead kept me reading. It had everything you could want in a cozy even a lovable cat and what cat and animal lover would not love that? Not me that's for sure. I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.
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