Silence of the Jams (A Down South Café Mystery)
2nd in Series
Berkley (April 4, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01IAUG44C
In the latest Southern cozy from the author of The Calamity Café, small-town chef Amy Flowers can’t take her freedom for granted when she’s served up as a murder suspect…
It’s Independence Day in Winter Garden, Virginia, and the residents are gearing up for their annual celebration. The Down South Café is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is Chamber of Commerce director George Lincoln, who is trying to buy the café so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site.
When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it’s a heart attack—until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning. Now, it’s up to Amy to prove her innocence before her liberty is lost.
Includes delicious Southern recipes!
This small town is intriguing and the townsfolk are people I would want as my neighbors! Well except the killers!
This second book is very delightful and of course I love that it is centered around a cafe…which means food! Thankfully the author gives us some recipes at the end and I will be trying out a few of them.
The mystery was well written and while I figured out the killer it wasn’t really from any clues, but just a gut instinct. This character just seemed to be up to something shady, and I was right!
There is also another character that turned out to be a surprise and one of the good ones. You wouldn’t think that from how this character is portrayed. I can’t say too much, don’t want to give away any secrets or plot twists.
I even like that the romance continues between Ryan and Amy. It seems rather sweet. And her cousin Jackie even has something going with a long time friend. I also like that the author throws in a drug addicted mother and the agony a family probably goes through dealing with that addiction.
Overall a delightful book and series, definitely check it out if you haven’t yet. We give it 5 paws up
About the Author
Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series. I live in Virginia with my family, which includes her own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff. I’m having a blast writing this new series!
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