Title: The Calamity Cafe
Author: Gayle Leeson
Series: Book 1 A Down South Cafe Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Tina
Amy Flowers is a waitress at Lou's Joint, a run down cafe but with a loyal following of customers. She recently came out of culinary school with a dream to open her very own cafe, called Down South Cafe, featuring Southern dishes in Winter Garden, Virginia. She wants to buy the cafe from Lou Lou, the owner who is not very well liked among her employees for taking half of everyone's tips. Lou Lou at first is reluctant to sell but soon her son, Pete Holman calls Amy wanting to meet to talk.
Amy then finds the owner, Lou Lou slumped over her desk with blood dripping from her desk pad. Later found that Lou Lou died by being hit with a blunt object, an obvious case of someone wanting Lou Lou dead. With Amy and Lou Lou in conflict over selling of the cafe, Amy becomes the number one suspect. But that doesn't mean there are not more suspects. Like her son, Pete who seems to only want to get the cafe sold to Amy to make money and Lou's Lou's other employees.
Amy proves to be quite the sleuth. When she needs to drop the cafe receipt pad for a notepad to find the one who wanted Lou Lou dead. A sweet, delicious southern mystery debut !! With interesting and zany customers/characters I can't wait to read and review the next book in the series.
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