Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

Posted November 6, 2018 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, Lena Gregory, mystery/suspense / 36 Comments

about the book

SERIES: All Day Breakfast Cafe #3
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Lyrical Underground
RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2018
PAGES: ~250

When an ice cream vendor discovers a frozen stiff, Florida diner owner Gia Morelli has to serve up some just desserts . . .
Gia has become good friends with Trevor, a fun, flirtatious bachelor who owns the ice cream parlor down the street from her popular All-Day Breakfast Café. Trevor has the scoop on all sorts of local attractions and activities. But when he bursts into her diner, trembling and paler than a pint of French Vanilla, she can tell something’s very wrong. Trevor points her toward his shop then passes out cold.

When Gia runs down to his shop, she discovers a chilling sight—a dead body in the open freezer. But the ice cream man’s troubles are just beginning. The police suspect him of this murder a la mode, especially when details of his questionable past surface. Gia believes in her friend and is determined to clear his name and find the real cold-blooded killer before someone else gets put on ice . . .

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Happy Release Day to Lena Gregory and A Cold Brew Killing! And how appropriate for it to release on Election Day, since part of the plot revolves around a local election for mayor. Don’t worry though – politics isn’t the focus. Instead, it’s a cozy mystery that also celebrates the bonds of friendship in many different ways. Which is what I love most about this series.

Gia has grown so much as a character since the first book, and she seems to finally be settling in to the quaint Florida town and her all-day breakfast cafe. While she rallies around her friend Trevor – who is falsely accused of murder – her friends rally around her, watching out for her and pitching in at the cafe when needed. There’s a slight romance thread but it’s definitely in the background, and there are also a couple of intriguing subplots involving some of the supporting characters. I loved spending more time with Cybil in this book, and of course i can’t forget to highlight Gia’s adorable dog Troy. He’s such a sweetie!

Bottom Line: A Cold Brew Killing is another great read in the All-Day Breakfast Cafe series! Gia continues to be a compelling – and evolving – character and her friendships are the highlight of the non-mystery portion of the book. The mystery itself is well-plotted with several layers and twists. Looking forward to more adventures with Gia and her gang!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

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about the author

Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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36 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

  1. James Robert

    Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “A Cold Brew Killing” by Lena Gregory. Love this author’s books and can’t wait for the opportunity to read this one. LOVE the cover! It’s absolutely adorable.

  3. Faith Creech

    I would love to read this book. It looks so good. Love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Hi Kelly. I have to agree, one of the things I love best about cozies (both reading and writing) is getting to know the characters. Each time I curl up with a new book in a series, I feel like I’m visiting with old friends.

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