This week, I’d like to bring to everyone’s attention a great new cozy mystery that comes out tomorrow, the 23rd. The first in the All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery series, Scone Cold Killer, follows Gia Morelli, who has recently divorced from her husband, leaves New York and finds herself in a small town in Florida. There, she fulfills her lifelong dream of opening a restaurant: the All-Day Breakfast Cafe. Things are going well until one day when she finds her ex-husband dead in their dumpster.
What I love about the set up of this series is the motivation behind Gia getting involved in a murder investigation. There are so many series out there where the amateur sleuth suddenly becomes devoted to solving a mystery for seemingly no reason. Gia has the perfect reason for finding the killer: she has to prove that she wasn’t it. Gia’s desperation to prove she didn’t kill her ex is the perfect way to propel this story and keep it going until the very end.
I have every intention of continuing on with this series. It was easy to read, compelling, and realistic. The plot was paced well and I wanted to keep reading. it wasn’t perfect, but it was a pleasure to read.
Author: Lena Gregory