Title: Well Read Then Dead Author: Terrie Farley Moran Published: August 5th 2014 by Berkley Format: Paperback; Pgs 304 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: Read 'Em and Eat Mystery #1
This book was all over the place. The first book in the new Read Em and Eat Mystery series introduces Sassy Cabot and her best friend Bridgy who are co-owners of a bookstore café on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
When their cook is injured, Aunt Ophie comes to the rescue and helps with the kitchen duties. At the same time, their elderly friend Delia is found dead in her home. Delia’s best friend Augusta Maddox begs Sassy to help discover who is responsible.
Though pulled out from time to time, Delia’s death seems to have been placed on the backburner while Sassy tracks down “wreckers” who are on the island looking for sunken ships, Skully an itinerant artist and handyman that has been seen around Delia home, a resort company that wants Delia’s land and a relentless real estate agent.
Everything eventually ties together, with one very surprising moment, but it is so jumbled and monotonous that I found myself skimming parts and picking up other books before I finished this one.
This is not a new series for me to continue with. I wish others that enjoyed it well, but it was just not for me.