Summer in Boggy Creek has arrived, and Gia’s best friend, successful real estate agent Savannah, is getting hitched. Now she’s enlisted Gia’s sleuthing talents in a desperate search for the perfect wedding dress. But when Savannah mysteriously vanishes after showing a mansion to a bigwig client, Gia investigates the house Savannah was trying to sell. The first clue she finds is Savannah’s car in the driveway. Inside the house, they stumble on Savannah’s potential buyer—dead. Someone had apparently closed the deal—with a two by four full of nails to the client’s head. Soon afterward, a woman’s body is fished from the lake near the same house. The townsfolk are now sweating bullets over the murders, and the heat comes down on poor Gia to find her missing friend, and track down the killer.
Having just finished an egg and cheese sandwich on toast, what better time could there be for me to write my review for book 5 in the All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series, WHOLE LATTE MURDER?
WHOLE LATTE MURDER is the perfect installment to the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries. I’ve enjoyed watching the characters grow from book to book. I really feel like I know these people, which, has me truly invested in each new story.
Author Lena Gregory has a lot going on in this addition to her series. Page after page I was glued to this book, unwilling to put it down until all my questions were answered. As the facts and the fake outs kept coming, I found I was second guessing myself. Heck, more than second guessing. By the time all had come to light, I was exhausted in that way that only comes after reading a really good book.
And kudos to author Gregory for a murder weapon I’ve yet to see in a cozy mystery. It was as disturbing as it was original.A lot has happened since the first in this delicious series released back in 2018. Over the years, each new book, much like a new ingredient, has added depth and flavor to this recipe of a mystery series. WHOLE LATTE MURDER has added another whole layer.
Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, and the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest.
Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.