Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson
Book 2: Down South Cafe Mystery Series
Publisher: NAL / Penguin Publishing Group
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Format: Paperback - 304 pages
Kindle - 1468 KB
Nook - 1 MB
ISBN: 978-1101990803ASIN: B01IAUG44C
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Buy The Series: Down South Cafe Mystery Series
Book 1: The Calamity Cafe
Book 2: Silence of the Jams
Book 3: Honey-Baked Homicide (Pub Date - Dec 5, 2017)
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.
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!
My Book Review:
Southern cozy mystery fans, welcome back to Winter Garden, Virginia!
Silence of the Jams is an entertaining whodunit story with a southern twist!
In Silence of the Jams, the second book in the Down South Cafe Mystery Series, Author Gayle Leeson weaves an intriguing southern cozy murder mystery tale that follows The Down South Cafe chef/owner Amy Flowers latest amateur sleuth adventures!
Amy draws the reader into her latest adventure when she finds herself a suspect in the murder of Commerce director George Lincoln, who collapsed while eating at the cafe, and dies from a suspected case of poisoning. George tried to buy the café so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site. Amy takes the reader along on her amateur sleuth adventure as she tries to clear her name and find the real killer.
This captivating and fast-paced mystery tale has enough quirky humor, drama, and intriguing twists and turns that will keep you guessing. Rich in detail and vivid descriptions, the story takes place in Winter Garden, Virginia, a picturesque southern town with a lot of heart and charm. The description of the town and its residents was simply wonderful, there's nothing better than down home country charm and living. I loved how the author masterfully interwove Amy's growing Down South Cafe, where her customers think of it as Southern hospitality in a sweet home town, while also dealing with the trials and tribulations of trying to clear her name, and solve the murder of the small town businessman who had plans to take her cafe away from her.
This laugh-out-loud cozy mystery tale will keep you in stitches as you turn the pages following along with the townsfolk's southern charm and quirky interactions, and you can't help but get caught up in the drama and calamity that follows Amy and friends as they try to solve the murder. Amy's story unfolds with a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, and suspense that easily kept me guessing, and left me wanting more. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the author includes some delicious recipes at the end of the book that will make your mouth water!
Silence of the Jams is a riveting southern cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join in the crazy adventures and trials and tribulations that occur, while providing you with a dose of good ol' southern charm and humor. So pull up a rocking chair and set down for a spell with some sweet tea while Amy and the townsfolk of Winter Garden tell y'all their story!
Silence of the Jams is the second book in the Down South Cafe Mystery Series.
RATING: 5 STARS
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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