Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
by Lena Gregory

About the Book

Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (June 19, 2018)
Paperback: 196 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1516104666
Digital ASIN: B075WBZH6L

To save her cozy Florida diner, Gia Morelli must choke down a heaping helping of murder . . .

New York native Gia Morelli is just getting used to life in Florida when she gets word that the town government wants to shut down her pride and joy: the charming little diner known as the All-Day Breakfast Café. A forgotten zoning regulation means that the café was opened illegally, and hardboiled council president Marcia Steers refuses to budge. Gia is considering hanging up her apron and going back to New York, but before she gives up on her dream, she discovers something shocking in the local swamp: Marcia Steers, dead in the water. There’s a secret buried in the books at town hall, and someone killed to keep it hidden. To save her café and bring a killer to justice, Gia and her friends will have to figure out a killer’s recipe for murder . . 
My Review

Gia Morelli is torn whether or not to stay in Florida running her new All-Day Breakfast Cafe or move back to her New York hometown. Gia isn’t sure Florida is for her, but her decision becomes even more complicated when the town’s council president, Marcia Steers, pays her a visit. The council is planning to close down Gia’s cafe because of a zoning regulation.

Gia is thinking New York is looking better and better, but then she discovers Marcia’s dead body. She’s determined to find out who killed the woman and is shocked at the town’s secrets she uncovers. It doesn’t take long before Gia realizes she wants to save her cafe and find a killer.

This is the second book in the All-Day Breakfast Cafe mystery series. I love the setting - Florida and all-day breakfast, What could be better? This is a fast-paced mystery with a wide array of characters. Gia and her friends began to feel like old friends.

I think this story can be read on its own, but it’s more fun to read the first one as well. It gives you more of a background about Gia and how she came to Florida. There is info in this story, but it’s more fun to read the big picture. However, the mystery itself is contained in this book. There is no cliffhanger.

There are plenty of twists and turns for mystery fans. I was surprised at the ending and enjoyed reading the whole story unfold. I enjoyed this one even better than the first.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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  1. I love cozy mysteries. Thanks for sharing about this one.

  2. I love Gregory's series set in around a psychic shop and keep meaning to read start this series. It sounds really good!

    1. Thank you so much, Katherine! I hope you enjoy this one as well :)

  3. Sounds like a fun read! I have her other series on my TBR.

  4. I love the cover and that the book takes place in a cafe in Florida!

  5. I'm loving this series so far. Thanks for the review. Glad you loved the book.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Murder Made to Order & thank you for such a lovely review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the story :)

  7. Love the cover and can't wait to read this. It sounds SO good.


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