Wednesday, November 29, 2023

#Review ~ Grounds for Murder (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries) by Lena Gregory @LenaGregory03 #CozyMystery


Grounds for Murder (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries) by Lena Gregory

About Grounds for Murder:


Grounds for Murder (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery

2nd in Series 

Setting - Watchogue, Long Island, New York

Gemma Halliday Publishing (November 21, 2023)

Number of Pages 226

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CCLT922F

From author Lena Gregory comes a tasty new mystery with a killer twist...

Danika Delaney is thrilled to have taken over her uncle Jimmie's old fashioned malt shop on eastern Long Island and is working hard to make it her own. In an effort to increase business, Danika invites a mystery writer to the Cookies & Cream Café for a discussion and book signing. Things seem to be going well, until a guest shows up and confronts the author, accusing him of plagiarizing his work. Embarrassed by the incident, Danika goes to the inn where the writer is staying the following morning, hoping to apologize and offer him another chance to return. What she finds instead is his dead body—beside a cup of poisoned coffee! Now it's up to Danika to find out who wanted to silence the author... before the killer decides to write Danika a not-so-happy ending!

My Review:

Grounds for Murder is second book in the Coffee & Cream Café Mystery series.

Lena Gregory has dished up another winner with Grounds for Murder. A cleverly crafted mystery, delightful characters, and a fun small town with the infamous busybodies. I loved being back in this world.

The murder mystery was well-developed and the author provided a large number of potential suspects in the death of the mystery writer. There are many twists and turns, and every time I thought I solved the murder, 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 Grounds for Murder. 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 a wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed Grounds for Murder. And thank you for sharing my release!

    1. My pleasure. You know you're one of my favorites :)