To save her cozy Florida diner, Gia Morelli must choke down a heaping helping of murder . . .
New York native Gia Morelli is just getting used to life in Florida when she gets word that the town government wants to shut down her pride and joy: the charming little diner known as the All-Day Breakfast Café. A forgotten zoning regulation means that the café was opened illegally, and hardboiled council president Marcia Steers refuses to budge. Gia is considering hanging up her apron and going back to New York, but before she gives up on her dream, she discovers something shocking in the local swamp: Marcia Steers, dead in the water. There’s a secret buried in the books at town hall, and someone killed to keep it hidden. To save her café and bring a killer to justice, Gia and her friends will have to figure out a killer’s recipe for murder . . .
Praise for Lena Gregory
“Hold on to your plates for this fast-paced mystery that will leave you hungering for more!”—J.C. Eaton, author of the Sophie Kimball Mysteries, on Scone Cold Killer
“Family secrets, old mansions, and a growing list of murder victims—these elements and more blend together to make an intriguing as well as entertaining cozy mystery.”—RT Book Reviews on Occult and Battery
“As breezy and salty as a gust of wind off the chilly bay waters.”—Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mysteries on Death at First Sight
“An intriguing opening to a fun new series.”—E. J. Copperman, national bestselling author of the Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries on Death at First Sight
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Great Cozy Read
(Friday, June 29, 2018)
Reviewer: My Reading Journeys
This was a fun cozy read. This is my first chance to meet
Gia and her friends and 'family' in her small town in Florida.
Although Murder Made To Order is book 2 in the series it is written as a stand alone.
Gia's cafe in this installment is being threatened. She along with her friends and patrons want to save the cafe.
But before they get before the city council the President of the Council is murdered and guess who stumbles upon the body?
None other than Gia.
In a refreshing note Gia is not considered a suspect. And actually none of her friends are either. Which tends to be a typical scenario in so many Cozy's. Thank you Lena Gregory for giving us something a little different.
I enjoyed Gia and her close friends and the diner patrons.
There is a great cast of folks that end up making Gia feel like
part of the community.
Savannah who is a friend from college and is the one that got Gia to move to Florida after her divorce. Savannah is a good southern girl. But she has some issues of her own. One being her fear of commitment. She is in a relationship with Leo one of the town police officers who is another character who plays a big part in the story.
And then there is the handsome detective Quinn that Amy is seeing. Except lately he's acting a little more aloof than usual so she begins to question if there is a relationship.
There were a lot of interesting characters including Willow the
waitress at the cafe. Harley the homeless man, Cole and Earl older gentlemen patrons that watch Gia's back and end up helping out at the cafe.
And then of course there was Thor Amy's puppy. He's a big 'ole sweet dog that saves the day a few times.
Murder Made To Order was a great cozy read. I am looking forward to more in the series.
I might have enjoyed even more if recipes were included!
If you like a good 'clean' read with a little mystery, some great characters you'll enjoy the All-Day Cafe Mystery series.
I received a complimentary copy.