Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #6)

Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #6)

by Harper Lin

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BN ID: 2940154916056
Publisher: Harper Lin Books
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Series: Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Series , #6
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,051
File size: 395 KB

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Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #6) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know you want to discount any review that starts with "I received an advance copy of this book for my honest review. The opinions expressed are my own". But here's the thing, it is an honest review. This author is very good at creating likable characters and putting them in situations that have you cheering them on. I encourage you to start with the first book so you can enjoy the development of the relationship between Fran ( Francesca Amaro) and her boyfriend Matty. Fran is once again pulled into solving a murder and finding the real murderer . . . Well anything else would be a spoiler alert so I'll stop there. A good afternoon read that you won't want to put down so plan ahead. You won't know the who, how, and why until the end.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 5 Narration 5 Story 5 It’s Christmas and we all know it wouldn’t feel like the season without another murder that Fran has been asked to investigate. The death of the high school’s drama teacher didn’t hit the residents of this little town with any particular emotion, she wasn’t well-known or particularly well-liked, but the main suspect, soon arrested by the able policeman Mike, Fran’s ‘right hand girl’ at the café is devastated. Convinced that her beloved former drama teacher could NOT have murdered the victim, Sammy is on mission to beg, plead, cajole and convince Fran to investigate. Reluctantly, Fran agrees – sending up a series of issues between she and Matt, and angering a student’s mother enough that she complains to the police, resulting in another series of tensions and words with her friend Mike. Starting with a gentle introduction, soon the story is off into a fast-paced, never ending series of twists, turns, and tensions between Fran and Matt, Fran and Mike, and Sammy’s determination to protect and defend the suspect’s innocence to any and every one who will listen – but most frequently to Fran. And she’s torn. Sure, things seemed to be a bit too neat, and there are some new people that are introduced who may hold answers to questions yet unasked, or clues to the real culprit – a culprit that was reasonably easy to spot out despite the other character-driven issues and moments sprinkled throughout. Far from ruining the story – my early suspicions were always in doubt, as different possibilities cropped up, only to be dismissed, and kept me wondering if I was really right until the end. Here in the sixth book, there is a sense of knowing these characters, and it is credit to Lin’s writing and interactions that we see the changes in their relationships: changes often long in the making, as fractures of what was once accepted, perhaps grudgingly, become more apparent and seem to be hiting their tipping point. Best read in order, the characters add to the story and the difficulties in finding proof of a murderer, often adding to the confusion and tension in the search. Narration is again provided by Marguerite Gavin, and it’s as if she knows these characters personally: continuing with the little tics and subtleties that were established in the earlier books, giving listeners a sense of familiarity with the characters from book one. It is apparent that she both understands the characters and the plot, with moments inserted that allow for tension or confusion to build, never over-stepping emotional moments, and managing to insert just the ‘right’ bit of emotion, tone and pace that would reflect those particular emotions in real life. A lovely performance and combination of story, intent and performance. 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
I haven't found a book by this author that has disappointed me This is no exception . I'm always drawn in quickly and it seems like I finish these books quickly too. I can't wait to see what's next for Francesca and Cape Bay!
Talkingt77 More than 1 year ago
Best One Yet! Fran tries her best not to get involved. But, being the friend she is it can't be helped. In book six of the Cape Bay Series Fran can't say no to her friend. Being involved in the community, Fran meets with the High School Drama teacher about snacks for the concession stand. The next day the teacher is dead! With twist and turns, great coffee and sweet cookies you will enjoy this book for start to finish. This just may be the best book yet! I received an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 12 days ago
I was hoping for more holiday feeling than the very occasional mention of gingerbread people cookies. Once again my biggest complaint about these books is the page count not matching up with the end of the story. I wish the recipes, etc at the end of them would be listed as an addendum.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't guess the killer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate the thought of having to wait for another book to get written when I get to the end of one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was another great read in the Cape Bay series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read in Cape Bay series.
DTChantel More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful addition to the delightful Cape Bay mysteries by Harper Lin, an author well known for her many highly readable cozy mystery series. Once again, you can almost smell the cookies baking and the aromatic coffee brewing as you read. Some authors just have a knack for pulling all the right ingredients together to whip up a wonderful blend of mystery, characters, setting and dialogue to keep you turning the pages. You'll want to grab this one quick, just in time to get you into the fall and holiday season. Once you read this one, you'll want to return to Cape Bay over and over again. **This review is based on an ARC copy I received from the author**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is this book even about?