The Calamity Caf By Gayle Leeson go inside Ebook Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym f
The Calamity Café By Gayle Leeson go inside Ebook Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent I also write as Amanda Lee As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series.The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce The heroine, Daphne, has returned to her hometown of Brea Ridge to open a cake baking and decorating business and is wrestling with the question of whether or not one can go home again She enjoys spending time with her sister, nephew, and niece, but she and her mother have a complicated relationship that isn t always pleasant Daphne has also reconnected with her high school sweetheart and is pursuing a rekindled romance while desperately trying to put her past behind her.Kerry Vincent, Hall of Fame Sugar Artist, Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Director, and Television Personality says the series is a must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen Says Dean Koontz, 1 New York Times bestselling author, One day I found myself happily reading mysteries by Gayle Trent If she can win me over she s got a great future The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop Marcy Singer left her home in San Francisco, along with the humiliation of being left at the altar, in order to move to Tallulah Falls and realize her dream of owning her own shop She takes along her faithful companion, a one year old Irish wolfhound named Angus O Ruff She makes many new friends in Tallulah Falls, but she also makes a few enemies Thankfully, her best friend Sadie MacKenzie and her husband Blake run the coffeehouse right down the street from Marcy s shop, the Seven Year Stitch and Detective Ted Nash always has her back.Publishers Weekly says, Fans of the genre will take kindly to Marcy, her Irish wolfhound, Angus O Ruff, and Tallulah Falls This is a fast, pleasant read with prose full of pop culture references and, of course, sharp needlework puns Pat Cooper of RT Book Reviews says, If her debut here is any indication, Lee s new series is going to be fun, spunky and educational She smoothly interweaves plot with her character s personality and charm, while dropping tantalizing hints of stitching projects and their history Marcy Singer is young, fun, sharp and likable Readers will be looking forward to her future adventures RT Book Reviews nominated The Quick and the Thread for a 2010 Book Reviewers Choice Award in the Amateur Sleuth category I live in Virginia with my family, which includes her own Angus who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr O Ruff I m having a blast writing this new series. First in a new cozy mystery series featuring Southern cooking that is to die for.Aspiring chef and small town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own caf offering old fashioned Southern food But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competitionTired of waiting tables at Lou s Joint, Amy Flowers doesn t just quit she offers to buy the place fFirst in a new cozy mystery series featuring Southern cooking that is to die for.Aspiring chef and small town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own caf offering old fashioned Southern food But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competitionTired of waiting tables at Lou s Joint, Amy Flowers doesn t just quit she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the caf of her dreams Amy can t wait to serve the kind of Southern, down home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant She knows her comfort food will be the talk of the sweet, small town of Winter Garden, Virginia.At first Lou Lou refuses to sell, but when she seems ready to make a deal, she tells Amy to come see her Showing up at the eatery ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered As the prime suspect, Amy will have to clear her name by serving up the real killer and with Lou Lou s stack of enemies, that s a tall order.Includes delicious Southern recipes. Good Kindle The Calamity Café The Down South Café Mystery series is off to a fantastic start! The author is Gayle Leeson, who also writes cozies under the pen names Gayle Trent and Amanda Lee. It was one of her earlier books that got me hooked on the cozy mystery genre, so I was excited to give THE CALAMITY CAFÉ a read.Amy Flowers is a budding chef with hopes of opening her own restaurant, but for now she's stuck waitressing for one of the meanest people in town. When Amy offers to buy the diner, her boss, Lou Lou, flat out refuses. Amy never dreamed that soon after, her ill-tempered boss would become the victim of killer.This book had all the elements that I love in a cozy. The crime took place early on, and the plot stayed focused on the investigation, while weaving in Amy's delicious Southern cooking and her pursuit of opening her own café. Lou Lou had many enemies, so figuring out whodunit wasn't easy. Fun cast of characters, and some nice laughs along the way. A little romance too. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next for Amy and the folks of Winter Garden, Virginia. 4.5 stars!Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.