The Calamity Café

The Calamity Café

A Down South Café Mystery

Book - 2016
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Aspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own cafe offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competition . . .

Tired of waiting tables at Lou's Joint, Amy Flowers doesn't just quit-she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the cafe of her dreams. Amy can't wait to serve the kind of Southern, down-home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant. She knows her comfort food will be the talk of the sweet, small town of Winter Garden, Virginia.

At first Lou Lou refuses to sell, but when she seems ready to make a deal, she tells Amy to come see her. Showing up at the eatery ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered. As the prime suspect, Amy will have to clear her name by serving up the real killer-and with Lou Lou's stack of enemies, that's a tall order.

Includes delicious Southern recipes!

Praise for the Embroidery Mysteries by Gayle Leeson writing as Amanda Lee

'Entertaining . . . Readers will enjoy spending time with the friendly folks of Tallulah Falls as well as Marcy's adorable Irish wolfhound.' Publishers Weekly

'This great cozy has a lively cast . . . The pace is fast and the puns are amusing.' RT Book Reviews (4 stars, top pick)

' A crafty mystery series that continues to successfully balance a light tone and humor with a dramatic plot.' Kings River Life Magazine
Publisher: New York :, Obsidian,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101990780
Characteristics: 293 pages.


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Feb 04, 2017

I really enjoyed this new series. It was a fast read, and much lighter than the last excellent, cozy mystery I read, "Cold Dead Brew", by Cleo Coyle (one of my favorite authors), so it was a nice, relaxing read. The author did a very good job with character development in this book, so it'll be interesting to see where the 2nd book will go.

Aug 29, 2016

Just finished reading Calamity Café and couldn't put it down. Looking forward to the next one. Very promising new series

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