Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

by Harper Lin
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Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin

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

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987859126
Publisher: Harper Lin Books
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Series: Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Series
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 774,103
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a perfect little cozy mystery to read in a day or two. It has a little romance and multiple suspects. Almost 150 pages. Would read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, with excellent characters and a fun plot. I will definitely be reading the entire series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like mystery and a bit of love then you'll enjoy this story. I really enjoyed this book! esk 08/2016
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow start, mystery will hold your attention and keep you wanting more to the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story! Love the characters! Quick read and engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice read. Decent mystery. Good characters. Shorter than I would have liked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and easy reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, will definitely read the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a native New Yorker, I took offense to parts of this book, but it was definitely a fun, cute romance mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read this author Surprisingly good book and no typos!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as Francesca, I was trying to find who murdered her neighbor. I think the author did a amazing job. I'm looking forwards to reading more murder mysteries:)
gaele More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read mystery. I liked it.
DTChantel More than 1 year ago
This book, the first in the new Cape Bay Cafe mysteries 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**
Anonymous 7 days ago
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!
Anonymous 19 days ago
A quick read. Not too heavy. You get a little annoyed at main character. Who jumps into full detective mode? Worth a beach read if you are looking for something that doesnt require a lot of concentration
Anonymous 19 days ago
Slow moving and it just quit without an ending.
Anonymous 24 days ago
I didn't want to put it down
Anonymous 3 months ago
I really like short mysteries to while on vacation. This has just enough intrigue to keep you reading..
Anonymous 3 months ago
Enjoyed the story.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Entertaing story about murder in small ocean side community
Anonymous 5 months ago
It was an okay book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The category cosy mysteries fits this book perfectly. A book with no sex or profanity and a good story to tell makes this a relaxing enjoyable read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great fast read!