Guest Post with Giveaway ~ Read To Death by Terrie Farley Moran


Read to Death is the third cozy mystery novel in the Read ’Em and Eat series set in the sunny island community of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Every winter season, the Cool Reads/Warm Climate Book Club gathers both local residents and snowbirds to mingle, drink sweet tea and talk about books. The season generally ends with a party of some sort and this year is no exception.

Read ’Em and Eat owners Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield have arranged for members of the book club to read The Florida Life of Thomas Edison by Michele Albion and then to take a trip off-island to visit the fabulous Edison and Ford Winter estates where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford spent their winters a hundred years ago.

To insure the success of the trip, Sassy and Bridgy have rented a van and requested driver Oscar Frieland, who they know will engage in entertaining chatter with the club members.

With such splendid planning, the day is a huge success until, after arriving back at the Read ’Em and Eat, Bridgy runs out to retrieve her sunglasses from the van only to discover Oscar’s dead body sprawled across the seat.

Although Lieutenant Frank Anthony of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department insists that Bridgy is a witness, not a suspect, Sassy is afraid that Bridgy’s status could change in an instant. She calls lawyer Owen Reston to come to Bridgy’s aid and then enlists reporter Cady Stanton to help her investigate Oscar’s life, past and present.

Bridgy’s mother, who is the flamboyant Ophelia’s sister Emelia arrives to comfort Bridgy but the sparks that fly between the sisters are anything but comforting. And the surprise guest that Emelia brings is nothing short of spectacular.

So, open up a copy of Read to Death and get ready to spend a few hours at the beach, sipping sweet tea, nibbling on a Drunken Raisin Scone (recipe included) while solving a murder in the coziest town on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Guest post provided by the publisher.

post-divider rightreadSeries: Read Em and Eat Mystery (Book 3)
Publisher: Berkley (July 5, 2016)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN-10: 0425270300
ISBN-13: 978-0425270301
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


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.

post-divider leftThanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of Read to Death to give away.

Giveaway open to residents of the US only.
Giveaway ends on July 24th

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Winner will have 48 hours from the time of notification to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATerrie Farley Moran is delighted to introduce mystery fans to the Read ‘Em and Eat café and bookstore, where murder and sweet tea are always on the menu. Her cozy mystery novel, Well Read, Then Dead, is the first book in the Read ‘Em and Eat series and is published by Berkley Prime Crime.

Terrie’s short mystery fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and various anthologies. She has been short-listed twice for the annual Best American Mystery Stories.

The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her seven grandchildren.

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  1. Oh this is SUCH a cute series (well, minus the murders…*ahem*) and I love the bookish charm it lends to the cafe featured within.  Thanks for sharing a peek inside the latest installment!  🙂

  2. Connie R says:

    Thank you for the opportunity.

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