Sunday, June 26, 2016

Read To Death, A July 5th Release Not To Miss!

My paper copy of Read to Death arrived on Friday to my delight. On Thursday I had a craving for the "Drunken Raisin" scones that you will find the recipe for in the back of the book. I was very thrilled to lend my recipe to Terrie Farley Moran for the Third book in the Read 'Em and Eat Series.
With book in my hand and cat on my lap I dove into Read To Death, quickly reacquainting myself with the characters, setting, culture and history provided in the first few chapters. The entire time I was thinking about Florida and easily picturing in my mind the places that Terrie describes. I love a healthy dose of true history in my cozy series as it makes them feel so real! The mystery was fun to unravel with Sassy and I enjoyed getting to the bottom or this mystery! I could not put it down and read it cover to cover Friday night! Time well spent!
"Welcome back to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore cafe occasionally take a stab at solving murder... At their seaside Read Em and Eat bookstore cafe, 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 cafe 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 cafe 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."

I was so thrilled to read Read To Death early with my advanced reading copy and I still have the copy I ordered coming from The Book Depository as well! I hope that you enjoy this series as much as I do and if you have yet to discover it I invite you to give it a try this summer! Three books will keep you very busy and as a bonus, two of my recipes can be found in the books! 
Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a cozy mystery review. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at


  1. Hi Karen, you are the very first reviewer to talk about Read to Death. I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. The Drunken Raisin scones are delicious. I bet a lot of readers will be baking them in the next few weeks. xo Terrie

  2. I am patiently (okay not really patiently) waiting for my pre-order to arrive!

  3. Thanks, Karen, for today's blog. Now I have another book to add to my pile.

  4. in anticipation of my pre-order I started re-reading the first two books.