Wednesday, April 5, 2017

*Book Tour + Review* Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson

Silence of the Jams (A Down South Café Mystery) 
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (April 4, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101990803

In the latest Southern cozy from the author of The Calamity Cafe, small town chef Amy Flowers can't take her freedom for granted when she's served up as a murder suspect...

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 Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Silence of the Jams is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I didn't feel like I was missing any information by not reading the previous book in this series. There are a lot of really likable characters in this book. I loved the close-knit family relationship between Amy, her mom, her cousin, and her Aunt Bess. I'm interested in reading the next book in this series to see if there is an update on Jackie's mother. There were a couple instances where I felt like there was a little too much information, but it wasn't enough to make me bored or lose interest in the story. There were several suspects in regards to the murder. The murderer reveal totally took me by surprise since it wasn't someone that was very high up on my suspect list. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely read more books by this author in the future.

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Author Info

Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series. I live in Virginia with my family, which includes her own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff. I’m having a blast writing this new series!

Tour Participants
April 3 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
April 3 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 4 – Book Babble – REVIEW
April 4 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 5 – Bookworm Mom – REVIEW  
April 5 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 6 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
April 6 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW 
April 6 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
April 7 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 7 – Books,Dreams,Life – INTERVIEW
April 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
April 8 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW
April 9 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 10 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW  
April 11 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
April 11 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW 
April 12 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
April 12 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW
April 13 – Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! – REVIEW
April 13 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 14 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW  
April 14 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW 
April 15 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW
April 15 – deal sharing aunt – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
April 16 – Varietats – REVIEW
April 16 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW 

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