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A new culinary cozy mystery series with recipes from bestselling author Harper Lin Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, F A new culinary cozy mystery series with recipes from bestselling author Harper Lin Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect. The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town. Includes two special cupcake recipes!


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A new culinary cozy mystery series with recipes from bestselling author Harper Lin Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, F A new culinary cozy mystery series with recipes from bestselling author Harper Lin Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect. The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town. Includes two special cupcake recipes!

30 review for Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kylie D

    A sweet little cozy that sees Fran return to her hometown after the death of her mother, just to stumble across the dead body of one of her neighbours. With the help of her neighbours grandson Matt, an old school friend, Fran attempts to solve the murder. I found this book an enjoyable light read. A refreshing change from all the grim murder stories out there. I often found myself grinning at the predicaments Fran found herself in, especially when stray dogs were involved. All in all a fun read A sweet little cozy that sees Fran return to her hometown after the death of her mother, just to stumble across the dead body of one of her neighbours. With the help of her neighbours grandson Matt, an old school friend, Fran attempts to solve the murder. I found this book an enjoyable light read. A refreshing change from all the grim murder stories out there. I often found myself grinning at the predicaments Fran found herself in, especially when stray dogs were involved. All in all a fun read and I will be looking out for the rest of the series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gary Sundell

    Enjoyable story. The mystery was a bit weak. I enjoyed the characters and the friendship between the MC and Matt. On the upside, no cop boyfriend and no romantic triangle

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Really enjoyed this book. Liked the characters a lot and the way it was written. Will look for more books by Harper lin. Nice cupcake recipes too!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Simona

    Honestly I was disappointed with this book. Firstly it took me ages to finish it, even though it was a quite short one, but I had to force my self to pick it up and continue. At some points I was so bored, that I even thought of dnfing it. Secondly, I quite like cozy mysteries, that are funny, fluffy and with a little bit of romance, but there were nothing interesting about this book. The mystery was poorly done, the main character Fran was 30 and something years old, but sometimes acted like she Honestly I was disappointed with this book. Firstly it took me ages to finish it, even though it was a quite short one, but I had to force my self to pick it up and continue. At some points I was so bored, that I even thought of dnfing it. Secondly, I quite like cozy mysteries, that are funny, fluffy and with a little bit of romance, but there were nothing interesting about this book. The mystery was poorly done, the main character Fran was 30 and something years old, but sometimes acted like she was a teenager. All the time she gave an impression, that she can do everything better, than the professionals. Also there were lack of character development overall, because I couldn't care less about any of them. Well, maybe I'm lying, actually I liked the dog and that's all. Moreover, there were nothing funny about this book and the romance between characters felt strange. Thirdly, the ending was too rushed compared to the rest of the book, and didn't make any sense. Do I recommend this book ? Definitely not.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

    This was an adorable little cozy mystery. It was such a fast read and I liked that the plot wasn't drawn out or elaborate. I love that meeting Matty was sweet and light and never got all detailed and odd.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    I'm a fan of Harper Lin; I feel she tells a good story, with a good flow, relatable characters, and, yes, editing that was A-OK! To top it off, this series has a great setting; who wouldn't love a cozy cafe in a seaside setting, especially one that has been in the family for seventy years? There is the added bonus of the MC reconnecting to an old male childhood friend (albeit under sad and trying circumstances), and a slow but steady rebuilding of that friendship. I also liked that the MC starte I'm a fan of Harper Lin; I feel she tells a good story, with a good flow, relatable characters, and, yes, editing that was A-OK! To top it off, this series has a great setting; who wouldn't love a cozy cafe in a seaside setting, especially one that has been in the family for seventy years? There is the added bonus of the MC reconnecting to an old male childhood friend (albeit under sad and trying circumstances), and a slow but steady rebuilding of that friendship. I also liked that the MC started investigating with the thought in mind that whatever she pulled together would be shared with the police; she didn't start out, as so many MCs unfortunately do, by thinking the authorities were just simply incompetent. I enjoyed this one and have already started the second in the series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    Kindle freebie at time of download-worth paying for. Francesca Amaro has returned to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts from big city living in New York following the death of her mother. Francesca takes great pride in running her late grandparents’ café and lives living in their old house, her childhood home, among all the family friends and neighbors. Sometimes though, the local busybodies are too much for Francesca! On her way home one day she discovers a neighbor, Mr. Cardosi slumped ove Kindle freebie at time of download-worth paying for. Francesca Amaro has returned to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts from big city living in New York following the death of her mother. Francesca takes great pride in running her late grandparents’ café and lives living in their old house, her childhood home, among all the family friends and neighbors. Sometimes though, the local busybodies are too much for Francesca! On her way home one day she discovers a neighbor, Mr. Cardosi slumped over his morning coffee – dead. When the autopsy reveals Mr. Cardosi did not die of natural causes, Francesca’s old classmate Mike is on the job trying to solve the mystery. Francesca is frustrated by lack of progress and wants to help her old friend Matteo solve the mystery of his father’s death. I loved this book! There’s a strong mystery that’s impossible to solve (no clues), a bit of romance and a lot of local color. I especially liked the local color. Having spent my summers on Cape Cod, I know exactly what Cape Bay looks like and smells like and how annoying tourists can be. I was trying to figure out where Cape Bay is supposed to be and I naturally assumed Cape Cod, but it appears to be North Shore because Plymouth is the nearest town with a big box store. I also loved the coffee shop aspect. At first there was too much coffee and not enough food but once cupcakes entered the picture, I was sold. The book contains some very yummy sounding recipes I must try. However, even small New England towns can boast excellent coffee shops with authentic Italian espresso- so don’t be afraid to visit us outside the pages of a book. I strongly identify with Francesca- Italian-American girl returning to her New England coastal hometown from big city living (check), loves cupcakes (check) and values family food traditions (check), pet lover (check). She’s smart about her investigating and uses her knowledge of the locals and their love of gossip to get answers. She doesn’t go off recklessly or try to prove anything. Her chemistry with Matt is awesome. They’re definitely more than friends and NOT brother and sister! He’s sweet and fun. It sounds like Matt is also a successful businessman and loves living in his hometown. He had a complicated relationship with his father but that doesn’t mean he’s not grieving. I like how comfortable he and Fran are together and how she knows what he needs. Mr. Cardosi sounded so familiar! I think my great-uncle Frank WAS Mr. Cardosi, minus the murder. Mr. Cardosi was SO Italian! He was proud, temperamental and held a grudge. Yet he had a hidden softer side he didn’t often show the world. I liked him in spite of his faults probably because my dad is going to be like that when he’s a little older! There aren’t too many other characters here besides Fran’s police officer friend Mike. He’s tough but fair and sympathetic. He gets tough when he has to be but otherwise is sensitive to the situation. There’s also Sammy, Franny’s right-hand woman in the café. She’s almost too perky and kind to be true. I’m not sure I like her. There are a couple of local figures appearing in the novel but I don’t know if they will be recurring characters. Finally, there’s Latte, my favorite character. I won’t reveal too much about him but I liked him a lot. Some of his behavior wasn’t all that normal for a pet but I liked how he was included in the story. This series has something for everyone. My library has this series on audiobook (MP3) and I plan to download them and listen soon.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I decided to read this because it was a Cozy Mystery Corner and as an added bonus was available today on Amazon for free. It was a fast and fun read, I read it this afternoon in a few hours, it's only novella length what the book lacks in length and the strength mystery plot, it makes up for in extremely likeable characters. So give it a try, like I said it's FREE today on Amazon so you have nothing to lose, except for a few hours of reading time. I decided to read this because it was a Cozy Mystery Corner and as an added bonus was available today on Amazon for free. It was a fast and fun read, I read it this afternoon in a few hours, it's only novella length what the book lacks in length and the strength mystery plot, it makes up for in extremely likeable characters. So give it a try, like I said it's FREE today on Amazon so you have nothing to lose, except for a few hours of reading time.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katherine "Kj" Joslin

    Cute little cozy mystery!!!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Noriko

    I picked up this book with my friend's recommendation saying this is a typical yet a delightful cozy-mystery that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. I'm glad that I trusted her judgment and actually read it because what she said turned out absolutely right. I really enjoyed and adored this cute cozy-mystery. In most cases with cozy-mysteries, protagonists - typically heroines - tend to get on my nerves. They are either have hardly any strong reason for their own little investigations, or they ar I picked up this book with my friend's recommendation saying this is a typical yet a delightful cozy-mystery that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. I'm glad that I trusted her judgment and actually read it because what she said turned out absolutely right. I really enjoyed and adored this cute cozy-mystery. In most cases with cozy-mysteries, protagonists - typically heroines - tend to get on my nerves. They are either have hardly any strong reason for their own little investigations, or they are hopelessly and frustratingly stubborn and obstinate. I especially loath heroines who smugly assumes they can do way better than law enforcement and take the matters into their own hands. In this cozy, the heroine, Francesca, is nothing but amicable, sweet and compassionate. She has just gone back to her hometown after her mother's death to take over the cafe and it's not long before she reels from her own bereavement when she runs into the dead body of her nextdoor neighbor. As Francesca commiserates Mat, the deceased's son, they find out Mat's father was actually poisoned and they decided to run their own investigation and Francesca takes the lead. As they spend some time going to lunch and dinner to touch base, they start to develop a relationship that's slightly beyond a friends' catching-up. As you can guess, this is a typical cozy-mystery, but like I mentioned, Francesca never comes across either too pushy or obstinate. Granted, her motives for the investigation is not strong nor convincing enough, but it flows naturally and I think that's what we should condone/let it slip when cozies are involved. More than anything, I really appreciate the author striking a perfect balance in writing a heroine, Francesca, without being too nosy or irritating. The romantic development between Francesca and Mat is also delightful and heart-tingling. The flow feels so natural, there's nothing that I found forced or convenient. Perfectly executed. I enjoyed the slow-burn relationship that gradually departs from the one between friends. Lastly, the culprit reveal. I think what makes the reveal really suspenseful and thrilling is the involvement of Mat. I cannot give away the plot, but the fear of losing someone you really care always enhances the tension of the sequence and it worked just right with this book. I found myself holding my breath with my hand over my heart, not wanting any of my favorite characters to get hurt! The ending left me curious and hopeful for the sequels. I am itching to know how Francesca and Mat end up (they are already so perfect and adorable being together though) and the sender of the roses!! The author left out the answer to the question, or did I miss it?? Either way, this is a winner for me and I'll bet you enjoy this sweet cozy-mystery if you enjoy the genre.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl

    More like 2-1/2 stars. I thought the story was actually a bit boring. The mystery was weak and the reason Francesca decides to start sleuthing instead of leaving it to the seemingly more than competent detective is pretty dumb. (Although oddly we don't see the detective doing any investigating. We only hear about it when Francesca talks with him once or twice.) Fran jumps to a lot of wrong conclusions proving she really doesn't know what she's doing. I know she's an amateur sleuth but she seems More like 2-1/2 stars. I thought the story was actually a bit boring. The mystery was weak and the reason Francesca decides to start sleuthing instead of leaving it to the seemingly more than competent detective is pretty dumb. (Although oddly we don't see the detective doing any investigating. We only hear about it when Francesca talks with him once or twice.) Fran jumps to a lot of wrong conclusions proving she really doesn't know what she's doing. I know she's an amateur sleuth but she seems worse than most. Overall, it was fairly boring. At least it was short and didn't take much time to listen to. I also wasn't a huge fan of Margeurite Gavin's narration. I know a lot of listeners love her as a narrator but I don't really care for her. Her voices for the characters are excellent but her non-dialog voice, the one she uses for the regular narration, irritates me. It always sounds a little too dramatic, in my opinion. If I do decide to try book 2, it will be in print instead of audio, but I doubt I will continue with the series. It just wasn't enticing enough.

  12. 4 out of 5

    ☆☆Hannah☆☆

    This was a very enjoyable book. It was a fast read too. Francesca has moved back home where she is running the old family business. While out walking she stumbles across a dead body. He happens to be the father of a old high school friend. She then spends the book helping the deceased mans son Matt find the killer. The killer was a surprise but then the author really never gave many clues. With the ending the way that it was I will definitely be picking up the next book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tamara

    I enjoyed this cozy mystery.

  14. 5 out of 5

    bookaholic_kim

    Now i get the cover of the book. Why it is titled as Cappucionos, Cupcakes, and a corpse. The story line and the mystery is very light like the colors in the cover. I really think that if you are starting to read mystery then this series is for you.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Delitealex

    Good start to a new series. Francesca returns to her hometown after her mom dies to take over the family business. She ends up getting in the middle of a murder investigation by finding a neighbor's body while walking home from working at her family's coffee shop. I liked the characters. I enjoyed how seriously Fran was about investigating. It was also fun to see Matt and Fran reconnect. I plan to read the rest of the series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Aeris

    Absolutely horrid. I don't know why I forced myself to finish it. A small afternoon read took me a whole week to finish. The characters are flat, there was a complete and utter lack of foreshadowing, which is always an important part of a good mystery. I'm just glad I didn't pay for it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Betsy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. If you're looking for a gripping mystery and thriller, this isn't the book for you. If you're looking for a light romance with a bit of mystery, then this book would be your speed. Francisca is back in her small town, working at her family's cafe that she now owns. She falls for boy next door when his father is murdered, and they fall in love playing Blues Clues to find the murderer. The detective crime-solving aspect was not particularly exciting, but the romance between Matty and Francisca was If you're looking for a gripping mystery and thriller, this isn't the book for you. If you're looking for a light romance with a bit of mystery, then this book would be your speed. Francisca is back in her small town, working at her family's cafe that she now owns. She falls for boy next door when his father is murdered, and they fall in love playing Blues Clues to find the murderer. The detective crime-solving aspect was not particularly exciting, but the romance between Matty and Francisca was a nice summer beach read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Krissy

    Simple story and easy to listen to.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandee

    This is a cozy mystery style story. The story is cute and well-written but the plot has no complexity. A very simple, straight-forward read that won't tax your brain.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gaele

    AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration 4 Story 4 Full of hope, humor and a rather conflicted sense of self from our heroine Francesca, she’s returned to Cape Bay Massachusetts to take over her family’s Italian Café, after living in New York for years. Francesca is strangely conflicted in her self-awareness: her self-revealing declarations often conflict with one another. It offers an intriguing entrée into her personality: her moods and her self-confidence seem to ebb and flow consistentl AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration 4 Story 4 Full of hope, humor and a rather conflicted sense of self from our heroine Francesca, she’s returned to Cape Bay Massachusetts to take over her family’s Italian Café, after living in New York for years. Francesca is strangely conflicted in her self-awareness: her self-revealing declarations often conflict with one another. It offers an intriguing entrée into her personality: her moods and her self-confidence seem to ebb and flow consistently, following the path of her mood of the moment. But, back in familiar surroundings with her childhood friend Matty (Matt), she’s using the time to grieve for her mother as she returns to the familiar. Now, things are proceeding smoothly and everything is as expected until, when walking home from the shop, she finds a body, her friend Matt’s father. Not entirely convinced the elderly man’s death is from natural cusses, along with helping Matt through his grief, she decides to snoop about a bit. In between the rather quick to solve mystery, Matt and Fran start along a rather tepid, if sweet, romance. Light, quick reading and perfect escapist fun, the story bounces about to the end, with a mystery that doesn’t’ overtax, but is clever in construct. Narration for this story is provided by Marguerite Gavin, and her presentation of this story is perfectly suited to the lighter nature of the story’s tone, even with it being a murder mystery. The fun alliteration of the title, that hints to more within is not leading you off course, and Gavin’s pacing and tone for Fran are perfectly suited to the rather optimistic and ‘tomorrow is a new day” attitude that Fran hopes to put forth. Moments that allow for her occasional insecurities to step to center stage, as well as clearly presented distinctions to present each character with their own presence in the story help to keep the reader engaged and aware of the goings-on. A wonderful presentation that presents the story for what it is, engaging, fun and light mystery, perfect for those moments when an escape is desired. I received an audiobook copy of the title from Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first posted at < I am, Indeed

  21. 4 out of 5

    Valentina Markasović

    I got this book for free, through a special offer on the author's Facebook page I read all of the Patisserie Mysteries series by Harper Lin, so I was excited to check out the first book of her new series, another cozy mystery set in a quiet beach town of Cape Bay. Francesca Amaro is a likeable, if not a little childish protagonist. She moves from New York back to her hometown, but even in such a peaceful town, she manages to stumble upon her dead neighbour's body. Things start heating up when it i I got this book for free, through a special offer on the author's Facebook page I read all of the Patisserie Mysteries series by Harper Lin, so I was excited to check out the first book of her new series, another cozy mystery set in a quiet beach town of Cape Bay. Francesca Amaro is a likeable, if not a little childish protagonist. She moves from New York back to her hometown, but even in such a peaceful town, she manages to stumble upon her dead neighbour's body. Things start heating up when it is revealed that Mr. Cardosi was murdered. The investigation itself was entertaining and I don't think anyone could figure out the killer until the last couple of chapters. I'm glad the police in Cape Bay is more capable (or should I say, Cape-able) than the Parisian police our Clemence had to deal with in the Patisserie Mysteries. But I digress. Although I can't cook for the life of me, I like skimming through the recipes at the end of these books. And I must say, that Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling sounds wonderful. All in all, I really enjoyed the book and I'll be on the lookout for the continuation of this series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Donna Thompson

    This book, the first in the new Cape Bay Cafe mystery series by Harper Lin, was a perfect blend of lighthearted mystery, budding romance and sweet treats. The descriptions of the cafe were so good that I could smell the coffee and almost taste the chocolate goodness of the cupcakes. Culinary mystery series abound and Harper Lin's books rank among the top in the genre. The recipes included at the end, which has become de rigueur for these types of books, are ones that seem simple enough to follow This book, the first in the new Cape Bay Cafe mystery series by Harper Lin, was a perfect blend of lighthearted mystery, budding romance and sweet treats. The descriptions of the cafe were so good that I could smell the coffee and almost taste the chocolate goodness of the cupcakes. Culinary mystery series abound and Harper Lin's books rank among the top in the genre. The recipes included at the end, which has become de rigueur for these types of books, are ones that seem simple enough to follow and delectable enough to actually try. The plot had just enough mystery to be thoroughly entertaining and the main characters were great, very likable and fun, without becoming too saccharine or annoying. These are people that I'm looking forward to reading about in future books. **I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Collins

    Good cozy mysteries are getting hard to come by. I had such high hopes for this one, being a former barista and all... HMMM...Maybe I'll dig out some old manuscripts I started when I worked at the coffee shop. The story felt very unoriginal and flat to me. No humor. Quite depressing actually. It seemed to drag on with the tiny, unimportant stuff. But then rushed through some of the more important things. A writer should always know a little about the genre they are writing. For instance, it would Good cozy mysteries are getting hard to come by. I had such high hopes for this one, being a former barista and all... HMMM...Maybe I'll dig out some old manuscripts I started when I worked at the coffee shop. The story felt very unoriginal and flat to me. No humor. Quite depressing actually. It seemed to drag on with the tiny, unimportant stuff. But then rushed through some of the more important things. A writer should always know a little about the genre they are writing. For instance, it would help to at least consult a detective, or PI if you are going to write a murder mystery. Heck, even watching some Castle or CSI might help. While the story may not have been for me, the authors writing wasn't terrible, which is why I gave two stars instead of one.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Hyland

    Returning from Manhattan to her small Massachusetts home town to run her family’s cafe after her mother’s death, Francesca Amaro — Fran — is embroiled in the mystery of her elderly neighbour’s death, and embarks on a romance with said neighbour’s son. It’s all very improbable, but boy did I enjoy this fast and easy read. I did not even come close to working out the killer — because I don’t think I was given enough information to do so — but from the bright and breezy atmosphere to the gentle chil Returning from Manhattan to her small Massachusetts home town to run her family’s cafe after her mother’s death, Francesca Amaro — Fran — is embroiled in the mystery of her elderly neighbour’s death, and embarks on a romance with said neighbour’s son. It’s all very improbable, but boy did I enjoy this fast and easy read. I did not even come close to working out the killer — because I don’t think I was given enough information to do so — but from the bright and breezy atmosphere to the gentle childhood friends-to-lovers romance to the secondary characters that populate this sweet little town, this book was as delicious as the food served at Antonia’s Italian Cafe sounded. I have eight of these books in my possession. EIGHT. And I can’t wait to delve into the next one.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Cappuccinos, Cupcakes and a Corpse by Harper Lin is the first book in A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery series. After the death of her mother, Francesca Amaro returns to Cape Bay to run the family cafe, when she comes across the body of her neighbour who has been poisoned. A nice cozy mystery although the investigation was quite weak and conclusion abrupt.It kept my interest and I enjoyed the book but the killer seemed to come out of the blue and the ending seemed rushed.

  26. 5 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    . Another cozy mystery related to culinary arts. There were ample descriptions to help the reader visualize the characters and area. However, the character's lack of communication made it appear their relationship was not growing. Yet the Hero asked the heroine out. Kind of confusing. This was not exciting enough for me to even consider purchasing the rest of the series at the rate of $4.99 each. That is a bit steep for the genre.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Denise Braswell

    Huh? I thought the point of a mystery was to figure it out. Not have the author introduce a new character at the end who did it. That sucked.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alice &#x1f431;☕️&#x1f4da;&#x1f430;

    3/75/5 ⭐️ Quick simple CM. Nothing to exiting about it honestly. The coffee shop stuff was a plus cause I’m always interested in a bakery or coffee shops for the setting.

  29. 5 out of 5

    ☮️❤️Celia❤️☮️

    I always convince myself that I would like cozy mysteries a lot more if I actually read them. Then I pick one up and remember why I don't read them that often. It's not that Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse was a bad story, and as the genre goes it was actually pretty well written. I think the main problem I had with it was that it was so linear. The romance was obvious from the very beginning and there was one red herring, which was exactly where and who the reader expects it to be. Despite a I always convince myself that I would like cozy mysteries a lot more if I actually read them. Then I pick one up and remember why I don't read them that often. It's not that Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse was a bad story, and as the genre goes it was actually pretty well written. I think the main problem I had with it was that it was so linear. The romance was obvious from the very beginning and there was one red herring, which was exactly where and who the reader expects it to be. Despite all that, the two main characters were strong, and strong character development always brings up my rating, because character development is a large part of the plot. I liked Francesca's headstrong attitude, and the way she jumps into the case even when Matty pretends to care less than he does. I also like how, even though the romantic pairing was fairly obvious, it wasn't overdone, leaving a lot of room for the sequel, Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys. It's not like I'll be getting to that sequel any time soon, unless it is also free on Amazon, but it's definitely a sequel I would read. Overall, this was a quick and easy read that helped me take my mind off things, and it was pretty good. I'll definitely keep it in mind for when I need a light reread.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Meera

    A very light enjoyable mystery novel. This could get anyone off a reading slump. I believe that Hallmark Mysteries could turn this into a movie. I would definitely watch it

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