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Read to Death

A Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery

By Terrie Farley Moran

Berkley Prime Crime

289 pages

$7.99 US

The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder…

At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work…

With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories  and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history.

After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.


Praise for the national bestselling series

“A terrific new spin on the culinary cozy—with a great story, plenty of heart, and compelling characters. Sassy—who really is sassy—and her cheeky roster of friends sparkle as brightly as the sun on the Gulf of Mexico.”—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder

“BOOKLOVER ALERT: Well Read, Then Dead celebrates books, food, laughter, friendship, and, oh yes, dark dire doings. Clever, original and sure to please.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Go Home

“Solving crime with Sassy and Bridgy is nothing short of delightful.”—Laura Bradford, national bestselling author of Suspendered Sentence



Short-listed twice for The Best American Mystery StoriesTerrie Farley Moran is the author of the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries, which debuted with Well Read, Then Dead. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is playing games and reading stories with any or all of her grandchildren. Find her online at terriefarleymoran.com.