Sep 29, 2015

First Chapter: Well Read Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran

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Well Read Then Dead (A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery) #1 by Terrie Farley Moran, published 2014 by Berkley

First chapter, first paragraph:
"Oh, pu-leeze, Rowena, Anya Seton never measured up to Daphne du Maurier's elegance. I'm shocked you would say such a thing." Jocelyn Kendall, pastor's wife and book club gadfly, crossed and recrossed her legs in perfect tempo with the ever-increasing meter of her rant. Our discussion of Green Darkness was deteriorating rapidly. 
Book description:
Fort Myers Beach. Florida,  is home to Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore cafĂ©, Read ’Em and Eat. 

Read ’Em and Eat is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch treats, along with quite a colorful clientele. Augusta’s cousin and best friend Delia is painfully shy—which makes the news of her murder all the more shocking. Sassy wants to help any way she can. But Augusta wants Delia’s killer found—and she’s not taking no for an answer. 

Includes a buttermilk pie recipe! (publisher)

Would you continue reading, based on the first chapter and book description? 


  1. I've got this on my wish list, mostly because of the Ft. Myers Beach setting... hoping to read it this winter!

  2. I read the 2nd in the series and absolutely adored it. This is on my TBR and I'm looking forward to reading the start of the series.

  3. This sounds like a fun cozy. I like the author's voice in the opening.
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  4. I love bookish cozies....and that cover is wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE SPECTACULAR NOW”

  5. I'm not sure if I'd continue reading - I think I'd have to read a bit more before I decided.

  6. Love this catchy titles; sounds like a fun one.

  7. I love a good cozy and this one looks especially good. I like the bookstore setting. The snarky dialogue in the first paragraph is probably fun too.


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