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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BLOG TOUR


I can't begin to say how happy I am to be a stop on 
author Terrie Farley Moran's 
blog tour for
CAUGHT READ-HANDED
Book 2 in the Read 'Em And Eat Mystery series


Terrie is giving away a 
lovely gift package to one lucky winner
during the tour. 



Use the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post which is connected to the entire tour

CAUGHT READ-HANDED


From the national bestselling author of Well Read, Then Dead comes the second mystery featuring Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who bring Fort Myers Beach, Florida, residents plenty of sinful treats and killer reads at their bookstore café, Read ’Em and Eat.

Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers’ haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe—also known as “Tanya Trouble.” She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she’s later found murdered in her own hot tub.The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy’s former boss—and he’s no murderer. Now it’s up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan’s name and make sure the real killer gets booked.

Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!

Now available in bookstores and online!


And now a word from 
Terri Farley Moran

It is terrific to be back here at Lisa K’s Book Reviews to talk about Caught Read-Handed, the latest cozy novel in the Read ’Em and Eat series. It wasn’t that long ago we were talking about Well Read, Then Dead and I had a roaring good time. After all, what’s more fun than reading cozy mysteries?

Not a thing.

Oh wait! Reading and a snack. Now that’s major fun, the kind of fun that has me hankering to spend some time at the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore. Plenty of fabulous books to feed the mind and spirit along with all sorts of delicious meals and snacks to feed the body. Owners Sassy Cabot, sometimes called the book maven, and her BFF Bridgy Mayfield, who loves all things kitchen related, are bubbly, friendly Brooklyn girls who have uprooted their lives and moved south settling on Fort Myers Beach, where mile after mile of sugar-fine sand edges the glistening water of the Gulf of Mexico.

For a new patron, stepping inside the Read ’Em and Eat for the very first time is always a delight. Two walls are lined with book shelves. The colorful spines and covers of the books all calling for attention. Fiction, non-fiction, and a particularly imaginative children’s book section fill the shelves to bursting.

And what is that tantalizing fragrance? Miss Marple’s Orange Iced Scones! Chef Miguel Guerra has just taken a batch of out of the oven. Now I have to mention that if you are visiting Lisa today, you probably know her friend Karen Owen, tea and cozy enthusiast. I am honored to tell you that Karen developed the recipe you will find in the back of the book for Miss Marple’s Orange Iced Scones. Oh so delicious.

It is amazing that something as gruesome as murder could impact such a lovely place, but it has happened—and not for the first time.

A library volunteer that Sassy has seen but never met is killed, right in her own hot tub. Behind her back some folks have called the woman “Tanya Trouble”. With a nickname like that you would think there would be a long line of suspects, but no. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has zeroed in on an Army veteran who happens to be the brother of Sassy’s old boss from the Brooklyn days. Naturally, Sassy is drawn to help.

Sounds intriguing, right? Come along. Sassy, and Bridgy invite you back to the Read ’Em and Eat for a glass of sweet tea and a stunning view of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. What could be more enchanting, even with murder in the mix?

Thank you so much, Terrie!


Agatha Award recipient Terrie Farley Moran is the author of the beachside Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series including Well Read, Then Dead and Caught Read-Handed. Her short mystery fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies. Her stories have been short-listed twice for Best American Mysteries. Terrie’s web address is www.terriefarleymoran.com She blogs at www.womenofmystery.net and can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/terriefarleymoran


MY REVIEW


The first book in this series, WELL READ, THEN DEAD, was one of my top three favorite first books in a new series in 2014. I devoured it. So, to say I have been looking forward to CAUGHT READ-HANDED, well, that doesn’t even come close to how much I’ve wanted to read this book. I have to say . . . it was worth the wait!

Author Terrie Farley Moran has done it again in the second installment of her Read ‘Em And Eat Mystery series. She has taken her gift of amazing story telling and lifted it to a whole new level. The murder mystery in this story was so well plotted, every page bringing clues and misleads. Ms. Moran kept the story fast moving and intriguing, make this book very hard to put down for any length of time. When the reveal came toward the end of the story, it was a real surprise. I never saw it coming!

I really did love my trip back to Fort Myers Beach, FL, and the time I spent at the Read ‘Em And Eat café with Sassy, Bridgy, Aunt Ophey, and the cast of supporting characters. Like my last visit, it was over far too soon, and I found myself back in the real world of DE looking forward to my next visit.

In the pages of this book, with every word, through every character, I could feel the author’s love for her series. Knowing that this story was penned with such care, made reading it even more enjoyable. Well done Ms. Moran. Brava!

Make sure to check out the back of the book for the yummy recipe for Miss Marple’s Orange Ice Scones by Karen Owen, and featured in CAUGHT READ-HANDED. 


GOOD LUCK

a Rafflecopter giveaway


24 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa, I am so happy to be here and thrilled that you enjoyed Caught Read-Handed. Good luck to everyone who enters the rafflecopter. xo Terrie

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  2. Caught Read-Handed sounds like a great book. Thank you for the review.

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  3. Thank you for the interview with Terrie about her new book. I love the covers of her books. The make me want to open the cover and see what's hidden inside. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  4. Looking forward to this book! I've been reading so many good reviews!

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  5. Loved your write-up, Terrie and great review, Lisa. Lisa, you should feature the recipe for Miss Marple scones sometime. Best wishes, Terrie. Sounds like a great mystery.

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  6. Lisa, thanks for the fabulous review of Caught Read-Handed! Terrie, I love your writing and can't wait to read this one.

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  7. Thanks for the reviews that you write about all books - not just those from today.
    Enjoy reading your posts thru e-mail and get lots of suggestions for new series as well as heads-up on updates of series I've been reading.
    thanks.

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  8. This book sounds like another winner!

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  9. You are so right, Terrie, reading AND a snack! I can't wait to try that scone recipe. And so glad this book is finally out.

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  10. Thanks, Lisa and Terrie! I am so looking forward to reading Caught Read-Handed.

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  11. I've got both books in this series & can't wait to read them.

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  12. Thank you Lisa, for all the great postings and all the wonderful information about Terrie and others. You are one of my favorite links to books and authors. I have read book 1 and looking forward to reading book 2 as soon as I can. So many great books to read and not enough hours in the day to do it. Thanks.
    Cynthia B

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  13. Sounds like a great Book and I would love to read it. Great Cover too.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  14. Sounds like a great book thanks for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  15. Great giveaway contest. :) Thank you!

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  16. Loved #1. Can't wait to read #2

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  17. I love Terrie's stories.

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  18. what a fantastic giveaway..........
    thank you!!!

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  19. Awesome- thanks for the excerpt & giveaway!

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  20. Hi All, just popping in again to say thank you to Lisa and all her friends for the fabulous support here on Lisa Ks Book Reviews. Great luck on the rafflecopter everyone. xoxox Terrie

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  21. Great interview ... thank you. Lovely gift package!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  22. Thank you for this interview with Terrie about her new book and for this great giveaway.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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