Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys

Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys

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by Harper Lin
     
 

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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a new cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town!

When Francesca's old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent. The police don't believe Todd's story, and neither does Matty.

During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove

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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a new cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town!

When Francesca's old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent. The police don't believe Todd's story, and neither does Matty.

During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove Todd's innocence. Matty, however, investigates to prove Todd is guilty. Why does Matty detest Todd so much? But what if he's right-what if Todd is a murderer?

Includes two special recipes! This is Book 2 in The Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries. The books don't have to be read in order.

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ISBN-13:
9781987859225
Publisher:
Harper Lin Books
Publication date:
09/18/2015
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
794,419
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
FionaST More than 1 year ago
Harper Lin once again brings us a story with extremely likable characters. Franny & Matt are old high school buddies who find themselves back together many years later. They dance around defining their relationship as the story unfolds. When a man is murdered Franny steps forward to try to prove the innocence of Todd, an old acquaintance from high school, who has become a person of interest. Harper Lin's books are endearing & always fun to read. This is a wonderful cozy mystery!
Dude1993 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in this wonderful cozy mystery series. I found just the right blend of intrigue and mystery surrounding this murder. Francesca and Matteo are again caught up in helping to solve the murder of a young man in order to try and clear their friend Doug of murder charges. I like the way the author blended the characters in this novel. If you are looking for a cozy mystery to read then you will surely love this one - I am looking forward to the next book in this series. I couldn't figure out the ending so I was happily surprised at how Francesca put things together to solve it. There was also a surprise happy romantic beginning.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
The second offering in the Cape Bay Mysteries series continues the story of Francesca, Matteo, and Antonia's Italian Café. There is now a second murder and a reunion with Francesca's high school crush, Todd Caruthers. I enjoyed this story. Matty seems to be jealous of Todd but we are not told why. Seems he likes Franny more than he says or acts upon. As sure as Franny is that Todd is innocent, Matty is not so sure. Can it be the insecurities and jealousies of high school are rearing their ugly heads? I had fun watching Matty counter every argument Franny comes up with on Todd's innocence. Franny is also playing with adding tea to the menu. I liked her experimentation and methodical eye to detail where on coffee, tea, or murder. I like how she is right in the middle of it all. This time though she manages not to anger Mike. The mystery was good. I was totally wrong about who the murderer was until Franny figured it out and explained it to Matty. I'll never be a detective. I look forward to more lattes, caffes, and teas as this series continues.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys by Harper Lin is a fun cozy mystery to read. It is the second book in the Cape Bay Care Mysteries. Francesca “Fran” Amaro owns Antonia’s Italian Café. She serves all types of coffees and some sweet treats. Thanks to a British customer, Fran is exploring adding tea drinks to the menu. Fran and Matt Cardosi have been spending more time together since Fran solved the murder of Matt’s father. Matt and Fran grew up together and are now neighbors. They are also exploring have a closer relationship (as a couple). Things are going along smoothly when the local gossip tells them that Joe Davis has been stabbed to death in the parking lot of Todd’s Gym. Joe is a few years younger than Fran, but her second in command, Sammy grew up with Joe. Turns out that the owner of Todd’s Gym was the guy Fran had a crush on in high school. His name is Todd Caruthers (typical sports jock). Fran decides to investigate the murder (she cannot help herself) despite warnings from Mike, the local police detective. Todd turns out to be the main suspect, but Fran is sure he is innocent (based on two conversations). Matt tries to show Fran that Todd could be guilty based on the facts. This case puts Matt and Fran at odds with each other (I think Matt is jealous of Todd). Who really killed Joe Davis? Can Fran solve the case? What will happen to the budding relationship between Matt and Fran? You will have to read Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys to find out! I found this to be an enjoyable novel to read. It provided many laughs for me. I give Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys 4.25 out of 5 stars. My one problem is the person who committed the crime was not introduced until late in the book (and then it is obvious he committed the crime). My favorite part of a cozy mystery is solving the murder and I did not get the opportunity with this book. This book can easily be read without reading the first book in the series (I did). I received a complimentary copy of Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys from the author in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are my own.
NitaneeLyon More than 1 year ago
Amwell crafted mystery for us armchair sleuths with a small town feel and the trials that go with living in one. Looking forward to number 3.