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.Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder by Harper Lin
Length: 4 hours and 34 minutes
Published by Author Pages: 289
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
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Also by this author: Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse, Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a new cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town!
Summer tourist season is winding down, but the Cape Bay police find a dead body in the alley beside Mary Ellen’s Souvenirs and Gifts. Police rule it a suicide, but Francesca Amaro knows it’s murder. Who would buy a bag of souvenirs, including a box of delicious marzipan, only to commit suicide moments later?
Even though the police tell her to stay out of the case, Fran is too curious not to investigate, even though she’s running a busy and popular café.
Includes special marzipan and margarita recipes! This is Book 3 in The Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries. The books don’t have to be read in order.
Here is what I thought
Francesca Amaro can’t help getting into the middle of another murder when she figures out it was murder and everyone else thought it was suicide. How would go shopping right before committing suicide.
After a night out with the girls it ends up in finding a dead body in the alley behind Mary Ellen’s Souvenir shop and she finds out later that the man bought gifts from there and that he also bought some marzipan. Francesca knows for sure you don’t by candy if your not meaning to eat it so with the help of her boyfriend she does a little sleuthing even though the police detective wants her to stay out of it. Mike also knows that she is a good sleuth and so it’s hard to get to made when she helps him solve the case.
I like Francesca she seems like a lot of fun. She works hard making good coffee and even learned how to make good tea (previous book) and she loves her little shop. It has a lot of good secondary characters and I like her boyfriend Matt.
The mystery was really good too which I think is good since it was a short listen. I have really enjoyed listening to this series and short books are nice in between long ones. 🙂 And who doesn’t like a coffee theme!!
I think any cozy reader would enjoy this series.