Title: A Waffle Lot of Murder
Author: Lena Gregory
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
Page Count: 210
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
For diner owner Gia Morelli, her seasonal fall menu calls for two main ingredients—maple syrup and murder . . .
While the first hints of autumn grace Boggy Creek, Florida, Gia misses the colorful harvest traditions she left behind in New York. On a scramble to make new fall memories—and promote her irresistible pumpkin spice waffles—things take a dark turn when she gets roped into the Haunted Town Festival, a spooky celebration held on deserted farmlands. The desolate area conjures plenty of eerie vibes at night, but Gia and her best friend, Savannah, are nearly frightened to death upon the discovery of the event organizer’s body buried in the nearby woods. More alarming, the local rumor mill says the woman’s shady dealings may have egged someone into sending her to an early grave. Now, there’s no shortage of creepy clues to feast on as Gia and her pals try to stop a killer with a very scary appetite . . .
Includes recipes from the All-Day Breakfast Café!
A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory is the fourth book in the cozy All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series. Each book in the series centers around it’s own mystery that will be fully solved within the book so they could be read and enjoyed as a standalone. However, there is some continuing character development that carries over from book to book for those that follow the series from the beginning.
The All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series features Gia Morelli who is a New Yorker at heart but after going through a messy divorce Gia decided to follow her best friend down to central Florida. The small town of Boggy Creek is certainly the exact opposite of what Gia was used to but she was determined to make a success out of her new diner she’d opened, the All-Day Breakfast Café.
Somehow Gia’s life in the small town has been balanced between running her cafe, taking care of her puppy Thor and solving murders. When Gia is encouraged to get involved in the Haunted Town Festival she and her best friend, Savannah, end up finding yet another dead body. The event organizer has turned up murdered and it seems had plenty of folks that may have wanted her dead.
The All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series is another cozy series I have been following from the beginning and really do enjoy. The setting is a different side of Florida than the endless touristy beaches or the magical mouse place so it was fun to visit. The characters are all likable and nice to get to know along the way and the mysteries and always fun to unravel. This one also has my love of a humorous side so it will continue to be one I enjoy returning to again and again.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, and the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest.
Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island. She recently relocated to Florida with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.
To learn more about Lena and her latest writing endeavors, visit her website at http://www.lenagregory.com/ and be sure to sign up for her newsletter http://lenagregory.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9765d0711ed4fab4fa31b16ac&id=49d42335d1.