Thursday, July 14, 2016

Blog Tour: Read to Death by Terri Farley Moran (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

About the Book

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

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My Review

I’m always excited to pay another visit to Fort Myers Beach, Florida and meet up with the Read ‘Em and Eat Bookstore Café owners, Sassy and Bridgy. They are two best friends who opened their own bookstore/café combo. They book discussions at their café which features tables named after famous authors.

This time it’s Bridgy in the hot seat. After taking their book club on a field trip to the Thomas Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Bridgy discovers their van driver, Oscar, dead in their parking lot. The police are unable to find any other suspects so their focus is on Bridgy as the killer. No one really believes she would have done it, but the evidence is pointing in her direction.

Frustrated with the way the investigation is turning towards her best friend, Sassy sticks her nose right in the middle – much to the dismay of the police lieutenant. As Sassy’s snooping doesn’t seem to be uncovering any new evidence, they are becoming more and more nervous. To calm things down a bit, Sassy and Bridgy’s mothers arrive on the scene to help, but their idea of help is just confusing things and adding more stress than they already have on their shoulders.

This story has everything from humor to mystery combined for some fun in the Florida sunshine. The relationships between Sassy, Bridgy and their mothers is sweet, touching and even funny at times. I enjoyed every minute of this fast-paced, well-written cozy mystery. Terri Farley Moran has outdone herself with the third book in the series. I’m really hoping this series will be continuing.

For reading challenges:
Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge 2016
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2016
Foodies Read Reading Challenge 2016

FTC Disclosure: The publisher and NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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:
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Purchase Links – Amazon            B&N          Google Play

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  1. How funny...I am going to Fort Myers tomorrow and considered the Thomas Edison and Ford Winter Estates as something to do! Sounds like a good read!

  2. I absolutely loved the previous book in the series and couldn't resist pre-ordering this one. I'm really looking forward to reading it! I can't wait to see more of Sassy and Bridgy. Great review!

  3. I liked the review. Sounds like a good read.

  4. Yvonne, I'm glad you enjoyed this well-written cozy! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :)

  5. Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I wish everyone great luck in the rafflecopter giveaway.

  6. I love the name of that bookstore in these fun little books.


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