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Friday, August 1, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran + GIVEAWAY!

Hi guys!
Post two of the day here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place where we simply just can't get enough BOOKS and it's no secret that you know EXACTLY what I mean.  ^_^

This time, we're playing host to and helping to kick off (whoo hoo!) a blog tour via Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours (Hi, Lori!) and featuring another cozy mystery for you genre fans out there.  It's bookish and fun and well, everything a cozy should be.  Ready to dive in?  Let's!  Today's featured book of choice and blog tour guest is....

Well Read, Then Dead
Terrie Farley Moran
Berkley Prime Crime

Nestled in the barrier islands of Florida's Gulf Coast, Fort Myers Beach is home to Mary "Sassy" Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore café, Read 'Em and Eat. But when they're not dishing about books or serving up scones, Sassy and Bridgy are keeping tabs on hard-boiled murder.

Read 'Em and Eat is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch treats, along with quite a colorful clientele. If it's not Rowena Gustavson loudly debating the merits of the current book club selection, it's Miss Augusta Maddox lecturing tourists on rumors of sunken treasure among the islands. It's no wonder Sassy's favorite is Delia Batson, a regular at the Emily Dickinson table. Augusta's cousin and best friend Delia is painfully shy—which makes the news of her murder all the more shocking.

No one is more distraught than Augusta, and Sassy wants to help any way she can. But Augusta doesn't have time for sympathy. She wants Delia's killer found—and she's not taking no for an answer. Now Sassy is on the case, and she'd better act fast before there's any more trouble in paradise.

Includes a buttermilk pie recipe!

AMAZON   |   B&N


Okay, I've said it before and I'll say it is it that the Cozy Mystery genre has the market cornered on quirky but catchy titles that are either too cute or too much fun?  I mean really, they just call to you, am I right?  Now, take the title with the cover (which I LOVE by the way) and mash it together with what's inside....instant work of bookish art.

Story wise, it has all the key components; a who done it, likable and non-likable characters, a small town where everyone is connected to everyone else in 3 steps or less, you know....the works.  I really liked the attitudes and mannerisms that jumped off the page, for example Aunt Ophie (woo-eee!  That woman knows how to take charge!) and Augusta Maddox (a firecracker in an older woman's body.  Are they our leads?  Well, not exactly, but they make an impact nonetheless.

Along with the story and characters, I really must say I ADORED the setting, not only does it take place close enough to my neck of the woods, but the bookstore/cafe the ladies run....Read 'Em and Eat....LOVE!  They have author named and themed tables complete with quotes and passages laminated to the tables.  They have dishes like Old Man and the Sea  Chowder and Catcher in the Rye Toast.  See?  Tell me you're NOT smiling?  It's definitely a place any bookish soul could call home whilst taking in some delicious eats at the same time.  

So, while I came for the title and cover, I stayed for the location and the ladies leading the pack in solving the murder of the beloved soft spoken local, Miss Delia.  Trying to solve the crime committed along the way is only half the fun; the rest comes from taking in the sights, sounds, eats and reads that crop up here and there.  Recommended read for older teens through adults that are looking for another series to add to their wish list....yes, you read that right; it's the FIRST book in a new series. Who doesn't love the promise of future reads?


About the author....

Twice short-listed for Best American Mystery Stories, Terrie Farley Moran’s cozy mystery novel, Well Read, Then Dead is the first book in the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore series. You can find Terrie blogging amid the grand banter of New York writers known as the Women of Mystery. Terrie tells anyone willing to listen that hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren provides life’s grand and joyful moments.

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Special thanks to Lori at Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the chance to participate in this promotion as well as the review copy.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title as well as those tours forthcoming, be sure to stop by the official site or catch up with them on social media.  This title is available this week via Berkley Prime Crime Mystery, a Penguin Random House Company, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer near you.

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Until next time...happy reading!


Tracy Terry said...

Loving the cover of this which to me screams cozy mystery.

NoraA said...

I love the cover for this book. If we had a place like that in Brooklyn I'd be hanging out there and dropping off swag for their patrons.

Food cozies are one of my favorite parts of the cozy genre also.

Teresa said...

I love the title, and the cover art. I'm partial to cozies involving food,books,and/or animals.

Pat said...

The cover is the first thing that caught my eye, then the description...looking forward to reading.

Betty Louise Davenport said...

The cover and title caught my eye and it will be on my TBR list.

Unknown said...

I, two, love the clever word play i titles.
Wish rafflecopter wasn't biased towards twitter

Gram said...

This sounds like another one I want on my t-b-r list. Thanks. :-)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi All, Gina, thank you for such a lovely post. I am so glad that you enjoyed Aunt Ophie. I originally intended her to be a one book character, BUT, you didn't think she would let me get away with that, did you? No sirree. So,Ophie will be back in Caught Read Handed, the next book in the Read 'Em and Eat Series.

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments.

Alicia said...

Looking forward to reading this one!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Alicia, thank you. I do hope you enjoy reading it.

traveler said...

The blurb which caught my interest and is captivating and the cover. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Mark Baker said...

I'm quite anxious to read this book. Sounds like it is a winner!

cyn209 said...

I love 1st books in a new cozy series!!!
& it includes food?!?!??!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Thanks everyone for your vry kind and encouraging comments. xo Terrie

DogsMom said...

I love cozies and yes, the titles make me smile.
I also wondered if she is related to author Kelly Moran.

Lisa Brown said...

love the title and cover, definitely want to read it :)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi DogsMom, I'm so glad you like the title. Moran is my married name and to my knowledge we are no relation to Kelly Moran.

Lisa Brown, I'm so glad you love the cover--I do to. Berkley has a great Art department.

Nayuleska said...

As a relative newcomer to cozies this has me racing to pre-order it! I have to wait only 1 day to get it. Not sure when I'll start reading it but it will be read! Thanks for the recommendation ^o^/

Linda Kwolek said...

I love the mystery within the mystery. Lost treasure, Agatha Christie and a real life murder thrown for more adventure.

Anne said...

What caught my attention was your use of the word fun in your review. That's what I like from cozies a fun, light read. Firecracker characters are a plus too.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi All, it warms my heart to see so many readers interested in cozy mysteries.

Elizabeth Bevins said...

I just love love love the cozy mysteries!

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