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Publisher Description

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a culinary cozy mystery series with recipes 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

Mysteries & Thrillers
November 9
Harper Lin Books
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader ,

Charming cozy mystery!

Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder is the third book in A Cape Bay Mystery series by Harper Lin. Francesca “Fran” Amaro is thirty-four years old and runs Antonia’s Italian Café (which was started by her family). Fran is enjoying a night out with Sammy (Samantha Eriksen) and Dawn. Sammy just broke up with her boyfriend of ten years (he was a mama’s boy who would not commit). They are enjoying margaritas when they hear about a dead body by Mary Ellen’s Souvenirs and Gifts. They decide to comfort Mary Ellen and maybe check things out along the way.

The deceased is Abraham Casey who is a pharmacist from Boston. He booked a room at the bed and breakfast three months in advance. Why was he in town and who wanted him dead? Fran cannot help but look into the matter. Detective Mike Stanton tries to stop Fran, but Fran is unstoppable wants she sets her mind on something. Will Fran be able to find the killer before the killer finds Fran?

Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder is a cute cozy mystery novel. I just wish the author had provided a few more clues to help solve the mystery (so we can follow the bread crumbs). The mystery was easy to solve (actually I thought it was obvious), but I like following the clues throughout the story to solve a mystery. The writing is good in the book, and I enjoy the characters. Fran can be a little clueless at times, but she is overall a good person. I give Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder 4 out of 5 stars.

I received a complimentary copy of Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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