I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin
Length: 4 hours and 30 minues
Published by Author Pages: 286
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
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Also by this author: Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys, Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder
A new culinary cozy mystery series with recipes from bestselling author Harper Lin
Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect.
The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.
Includes two special cupcake recipes!
Here is what I thought
This was my first book by this author though I have a couple of hers in my TBR pile. It was a short but good cozy mystery.
Francesca Amaro moved back home to take over her families Italian Cafe. They make the fancy coffees with the cool decorations in your foam. (never understood why people do that when you just drink it anyway…lol) Anyway, she goes to check on a neighbor and finds him dead. He is a man she has known for a very long time and wants to find out who murdered him.
Along with his son Matty (Matt) she hunts for clues to find out who would want to kill the elderly gentleman.
It was a good mystery, I wasn’t one where you could easily guess the killer. The characters are good as well. I liked Francesca she made a good sleuth and has a cool coffee joint. The secondary characters are a lot of fun too. I especially like Matt.
Even though it was a short listen it had a well-rounded mystery and I enjoyed it.
Recommend if you like
Cozy Mysteries, murder and mayhem, oh and fancy coffee. 😉
Marguerite Gavin is one of my favorite narrators, she does a great job with mysteries!
Audio rating: 4