Friday, July 15, 2016

Read to Death {+ Giveaway}

READ TO DEATH by Terrie Farley Moran
◊ Series: Read Em and Eat Mystery (Book 3)
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley (July 5, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425270300
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425270301


          The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder...
At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work…
With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories  and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history.
After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.

Author Terrie Farley Moran takes readers on a magical trip to south Florida for a bit of sun, sand, fun, history and a murder mystery.

Moran’s protagonists – Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield – are smart, determined, feisty and lovable. The secondary characters add color and depth to the story. All the characters are well-developed and realistic.

With a bookstore café and Fort Myers (FL) as backdrops, the author places readers in the middle of the action through her rich descriptions and vivid details. Blended with bits of history and humor, the author brings the setting to life.

The story moves at a steady pace and holds your attention from beginning to end (which includes tasty recipes). The third installment in Moran’s Read Em and Eat Mystery series, READ TO DEATH can be read on its own. New readers aren’t left in the dark and returning fans aren’t overloaded with too much repeat information.

A wonderful combination of friendship, colorful history, delicious food, love of books and, of course, a murder mystery makes this a tantalizing read.

Read to Death by Terrie Farley Moran, A Read Em and Eat Mystery (Book #3), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425270301, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin/Random House, I have a print copy of READ TO DEATH by Terrie Farley Moran to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, July 24.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Is there an independent bookstore near you that offers fascinating books and a café or does your community have a big brand bookstore with a café?


  1. Sadly our independent bookstores are now few and far between. However some of our national institutions have WONDERFUL bookshops and cafes. The National Library, the National Portrait Gallery and the Arboretum for starters.

  2. We Lost our bookstores :( I Love Cozy Mysteries and This looks like a great book

  3. Our neighborhood B&N is gone but there is one at the MOA. This series is on my wish list.

  4. We have one chain store and that's about it.

  5. I love the name of that bookstore, Mason! And the premise sounds interesting. Who can resist a bookish context?? Thanks for sharing.

  6. I really like this title!

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  7. We still have B&N but all the other bookstores in the area have closed. Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. You know how much I love cozies - this is another one for my list. It's a shame we don't have as many independent bookstores now, but I'm enjoying the book club and everything the library has to offer. Hope all is peachy in your neck of the woods, Mason.


  9. We have a wonderful Indie bookstore and 2 B % N's. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway.

  10. Sadly we don't have any book stores by us so I go on line to I do go up to the library a couple times a month and just relax there. This sounds really good thanks for the chance.

  11. Sounds like a great read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

  12. I am so happy to be back at Thoughts in Progress. I live in Queens a borough of NYC and all three of our Barnes and Nobles have closed, leaving one indie (The Astoria Bookshop--hooray for it!) which is tucked int he northwest corner of the borough to serve all 2+ million residents. A shame I say.*sigh* Anyway, I am happy that so many readers are stopping by and I thank you all so much for your support of books! xo Terrie

  13. I know of a big brand store with a cafe. I'm sure there are indie stores nearby too, but I haven't been to many of them.


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