Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries, Book 1) by Lena Gregory #CozyMystery @LenaGregory03 #Review

Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries) by Lena Gregory

About Murder A La Mode:


Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery

1st in Series

Setting - New York

Gemma Halliday Publishing (August 8, 2023)

Digital - Number of Pages 230

ASIN: ‎ B0C2LH144G

From author Lena Gregory comes a delicious new series that will warm your heart and leave you guessing until the very end...

When twenty-five-year-old Danika Delaney, black sheep of the Delaney clan, returns home to Long Island to take over Jimmie's, her eccentric uncle’s old fashioned malt shop on eastern Long Island, she’s not exactly thrilled. But things start to look up when her uncle tells her she can do whatever she’d like with the shop, and it seems she might realize her dream of a small trendy café. That is, until she discovers the body of her ex-boyfriend’s estranged wife in a melted puddle of rocky road in the malt shop basement. With her two sidekicks, her sister and a good childhood friend, in tow, Dani searches for–or stumbles upon—one clue after another. But as she narrows down the suspect list, she realizes if she’s not careful she may end up in a puddle of her own...

My Review:

One of my favorite authors has done it again!

Lena Gregory has dished up a winner with Murder A La Mode. A cleverly crafted mystery, delightful characters, and a fun small town with the infamous busybodies. 

The murder mystery was well-developed and the author provided a large number of potential suspects, including our own budding amateur sleuth, and main protagonist, Danika Delaney. There are so many twists and turns, every time I thought I had a bead on who did it, the arc shifted and we were chasing down someone else. 

I loved every single page of this book from the characters, the setting, the mystery, and the author's writing style. I found myself totally immersed in every facet of Murder A La Mode. The pacing was perfect and once I started the book, I just couldn't put it down.

I was provided a copy of this book.

My Rating:

About Lena Gregory:

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of Central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, 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.

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  1. Thank you so much for such an amazing review! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed Murder a la Mode! And thank you for sharing my new release.

    1. You are so welcome! :) I can't wait for the next book!

  2. Thank you for your review on "Murder A La Mode" by Lena Gregory and for being part of the book tour.

    Love Lena's books and can't wait for the opportunity read this one, which sounds absolutely amazing.
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  3. Sounds like a great book. On my TBR list.

    1. Thank you for visiting! I hope you get a chance to read this book soon!