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Murder A La Mode by Lena Gregory | Book Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries) by Lena Gregory

About Murder A La Mode


Murder A La Mode (Coffee & Cream Cafe Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - New York
Gemma Halliday Publishing (August 8, 2023)
Digital - Number of Pages 230
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C2LH144G

From author Lena Gregory comes a delicious new series that will warm your heart and leave you guessing until the very end...

When twenty-five-year-old Danika Delaney, black sheep of the Delaney clan, returns home to Long Island to take over Jimmie's, her eccentric uncle’s old fashioned malt shop on eastern Long Island, she’s not exactly thrilled. But things start to look up when her uncle tells her she can do whatever she’d like with the shop, and it seems she might realize her dream of a small trendy café. That is, until she discovers the body of her ex-boyfriend’s estranged wife in a melted puddle of rocky road in the malt shop basement. With her two sidekicks, her sister and a good childhood friend, in tow, Dani searches for – or stumbles upon — one clue after another. But as she narrows down the suspect list, she realizes if she’s not careful she may end up in a puddle of her own...

About the Character Guest Post

A Day in My Life 

By Danika Delaney

Twenty-four hours ago, I was a fairly content twenty-five-year-old, working toward my dream of a career in advertising, sort of, with a steady boyfriend I was expecting to propose in the near future, and a sublet apartment in New York City that might have been small, but at least I didn’t have to wait in line for the bathroom. And then, karma, in the guise of my meddling family, stepped in and ripped the rug right out from under me.

With a degree in marketing I hadn’t yet found much use for, I was working as a waitress while still clinging to hope of landing my dream job. Until my friend, Marie, decided to return from Europe and wanted to live in her apartment, then Carl dumped me, and my family decided I’d be the best choice to take over Jimmie’s, my eccentric uncle’s mom-and-pop ice cream shop. 

Things might not have been so bad if Jimmie’s was located in, say, Southampton or Montauk, where a cute little old-fashioned malt shop might be considered quaint or even trendy. No, Jimmie’s sat on Main Street in Watchogue, a two-mile long town on the south shore of Eastern Long Island where nothing of note had happened since the Jenkins brothers brawled on the sidewalk in front of the shop back in the early nineties.

So, now, here I am, trying to turn a failing business that had become more of a hobby for Uncle Jimmie into a successful café I will be content to run for possibly the rest of my life. But do things go easy? Nope. Of course not, because karma hates me. On day one, who walks in but Luca Martinelli, whom I dated all through high school, right up until senior prom when I’d gone to powder my nose and returned to find him lip-locked with Heather Teague, cheerleader extraordinaire. Heather was everything I wasn’t — skinny, beautiful, popular, outgoing, sneaky, mean and always jealous Luca was dating me. And on day two — I find Heather dead in the basement. Now my days are spent trying to figure out who could have killed Heather (and I’m 100% sure it wasn’t me and like 99-ish % sure it wasn’t Luca). Unfortunately, we seem to be the two main suspects. So now, a day in my life is spent searching for clues to Heather’s killer.

About Lena Gregory

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of Central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

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