Murder at the Blue Plate Café [NOOK Book]

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A Blue Plate Caf? Mystery, (Book One)

When twin sisters Kate and Donna inherit their grandmother?s restaurant, the Blue Plate Caf? in Wheeler, Texas, there?s immediate conflict. Donna wants to sell and use her money to establish a B & B; Kate wants to keep the Caf?. Thirty-two-year-old Kate leaves a Dallas career as a paralegal and a married lover to move back to Wheeler...
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Murder at the Blue Plate Café

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Overview

A Blue Plate Café Mystery, (Book One)

When twin sisters Kate and Donna inherit their grandmother’s restaurant, the Blue Plate Café in Wheeler, Texas, there’s immediate conflict. Donna wants to sell and use her money to establish a B & B; Kate wants to keep the Café. Thirty-two-year-old Kate leaves a Dallas career as a paralegal and a married lover to move back to Wheeler and run the café, while Donna plans her B & B and complicates her life by having an affair with her sole investor.

Kate soon learns that Wheeler is not the idyllic small town she thought it was fourteen years ago. The mayor, a woman, is power-mad and listens to no one, and the chief of the police department, newly come from Dallas, doesn’t understand small-town ways. Worst of all, blunt, outspoken Donna is not well liked by some town folk. The mayor of Wheeler becomes seriously ill after eating food from the café, delivered by Donna’s husband, and the death of another patron makes Kate even more suspicious of her grandmother’s sudden death.

When Donna’s investor is shot, all signs point to Donna, and she is arrested. Kate must defend her sister and solve the murders to keep her business open, but even Kate begins to wonder about the sister with whom she has a love-hate relationship. Gram guides Kate through it all, though Kate’s never quite sure she’s hearing Gram—and sometimes Gram’s guidance is really off the wall.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016284439
  • Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
  • Publication date: 2/16/2013
  • Series: A Blue Plate Cafe Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 181
  • Sales rank: 293,672
  • File size: 636 KB

Meet the Author

An award-winning novelist, Judy Alter is the author of three books in the Kelly O’Connell Mysteries series: Skeleton in a Dead Space, No Neighborhood for Old Women, and Trouble in a Big Box. With Murder at the Blue Plate Café, she moves from inner city Fort Worth to small-town East Texas to create a new set of characters in a setting modeled after a restaurant that was for years one of her family’s favorites.

Before turning her attention to mystery, Judy wrote fiction and nonfiction, mostly about women of the American West, for adults and young-adult readers. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Western Writers of America, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the National Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame. She has been honored with the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement by WWA and inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame at the Fort Worth Public Library.
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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Love this author...here is a new series

    Protagonist Kate inherits her Grandmother's café in a small east Texas town. People are not what they appear to be and Kate is in for some surprises as she takes over management of the café and finds her grandmother's death is not what it has been reported to be.

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    Posted June 3, 2013

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    A cute read but nothing special. Many times there was a lull in the story.

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