Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Silence of The Jams by: Gayle Leeson

Title: Silence of The Jams
Author: Gayle Leeson
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: A Down South Cafe Mystery #2
Pages: 304
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & GEBT


The new cozy mystery featuring Southern cooking from the author of "The Calamity Cafe." 
It's Independence Day in Winter Garden, Virginia, and the residents are gearing up for their annual celebration. The Down South Cafe is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is Chamber of Commerce director George Lincoln, who is trying to buy the cafe so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site. 

When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it's a heart attack until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning. Now it s up to Amy to prove her innocence before her liberty is lost. 

Includes delicious Southern recipes!

My Thoughts:

This book is the second series in the Calamity Café in this one Amy is getting ready for Independence Day in her town of Winter Garden and making jams and pies and cakes.  When George keeps trying to buy the Down South Café from Amy to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast but Amy won't sell to him.  When George winds up collapsing in her café everyone involved thinks George had a heart attack.  That is except for Homer who starts digging around to see what is really going on. While all this is going on her mother's cousin has come back into town, and Amy can't help but wonder why she came back?  In previous times it's always she shows up stays then disappears again, in the past  she left her daughter with her mother.   Was George murdered or did he die of natural causes?

I love going back to Winter Garden and I especially am fond of Homer and how Amy interacts with him.  I love watching Amy get to the bottom of things to protect the wrongly accused.  It's a great fun series with great food and great friends.  Along the way a murder gets solved hopefully before someone gets the best of Amy.  This book also shows more of the family dynamic with Amy her mother, her aunts and her cousin Jackie.  Jackie's mother shows up and causes all sorts of issues for Jackie and her grandmother.  Such a great page turner with so many possible suspects.  Can't wait to see what is next in this series!

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Gayle said...

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! :)