Friday, February 19, 2016

And the Big News Is….


By Sassy Cabot, from Well Read, Then Dead and Caught Read-Handed in the Read ’Em and Eat cozy mystery series by Terrie Farley Moran.

We are all very excited in Fort Myers Beach! Terrie Farley Moran’s short story “A Killing at the Beausoleil” has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. And I’m delighted to let you know you can read it right here. 

There is a wooden sign in the window of Aunt Ophie's Treasure Trove consignment shop. Carved letters painted a brilliant sky blue announce: “IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE AT THE BEACH…YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH.

And I’m here to tell you that is not a cliché.

A while ago Bridgy Mayfield, my best friend since our Brooklyn grade school days, and I took a giant leap to leave the chaotic past behind us. Bridgy’s mayhem involved a creepy ex-husband who played Mrs. Robinson with a member of his mother’s mahjong group. My upheaval was simpler. The company I’d worked for since college was leaving New York City and taking my job with it.

So we packed up and moved to the barrier island community of Fort Myer Beach Florida. Of course our first day in our new home turned out to be a hassle what with the dead body on the patio and all. (I’m guessing you read about that in “A Killing at the Beausoleil”.)

Once we got past that bizarro-world experience, Bridgy and I went about setting up our new lives, leaving murder behind us forever, or so we hoped. We opened a bookstore combined with a breakfast and lunch café and we called it the Read ’Em and Eat. We worked really hard to get it going. We were fortunate enough to hire Miguel Guerra, chef extraordinaire, to run our kitchen. You may remember Miguel, he stopped by Killer Characters last summer

Life is never simple. When Miguel fell in our kitchen and broke his leg, Bridgy and I were devastated. Bridgy's Aunt Ophie, a fabulous if messy cook, came to rescue us in the kitchen, but then we discovered that a beloved book club member had been found dead in her own living room. Life at the beach isn't always as easygoing as it seems.

I notice that Miguel had a giveaway for a tee shirt, so I supposed I’d better offer one as well. Post a comment and your email addy below and you will be entered to win a Caught Read-Handed tee shirt. Giveaway closes at midnight Monday February 22nd.




As an aside, our author, Terrie Farley Moran, is traveling today so she may not be able to respond to your comments until the end of the weekend but I can tell you that she is thrilled you stopped by. All of the Read ’Em and Eat folks are eager to come and talk to you on the 19th of each month. (Truth be told Aunt Ophie might be a bit too enthusiastic.) So come visit with us anytime you need a day at the beach.


49 comments:

  1. Love Sassy and Brigey! So much fun.

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  2. Awe man....living at the beach should always be fun and relaxing. Congrats!!!

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  3. I've enjoyed this series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  4. I love this series! Sassy and Brigey are so much fun and, who wouldn't want to live at the beach! cking78503@aol.com

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  5. I enjoy this delightful series. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love the beach since it is my favorite place to relax. What a special series. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I'd love to be living at a warm beach right now---I'm tired of winter.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. I could always use a day at the beach. Such a fun series. Congrats on the nomination and thanks for the download and giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  9. "If you're lucky enough to live at the beach...you're lucky enough." So true! I live in the mountains in Colorado, and I could say the same thing about being here as long as we're not completely snowed in, but there is something magical about beaches. You're series sound wonderful--looks like I'll be visiting Amazon today-- and the t-shirt is really cute! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  10. Would love to live at the beach! Great giveaway, thanks. Adding your books to my TBR list.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Would love to live at the beach! Great giveaway, thanks. Adding your books to my TBR list.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I love the beach! I think I could spend every day walking on the beach. When I wasn't reading beach side.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  13. I'd love to live at the beach. A great cover. Looks fantastic on the shirt.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  14. A new series to add to my must read list! utaker555@gmail.com

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  15. I love living at the beach ( well 3 mi away). Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway ! kphans08(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Thanks for the great short story introduction. I have read the first book and have the second on my TBR list. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  17. Love to have some sand between my toes and a book in my hands. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  18. Thoroughly enjoy the series!
    becky@craigmay.com

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  19. The beach does sound nice. I would be happy there.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  20. Would love to live at the beach or near the beach. I would be out every
    Day reading a book on the beach?
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Congratulations, Terrie! I hope you win! Yes, I would definitely be lucky if I lived at the beach,, being as how I've been in the SW desert for a long time! Would love to visit at Sassy and Bridgy's Read 'Em and Eat. Can't wait for the next one! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  22. So much fun but so many bodies.Tread carefully ladies.
    My email. jluebke@frontier.com

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  23. Congrats on your second Agatha nomination. Loved Well Read, Then Dead. Have the second on my Kindle.

    mntoland@aol.com

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  24. Wow!! How nice to see everyone here visiting with Sassy Cabot. I can't tell you how thrilled we are to be hanging out at Killer Characters on the 19th of every month. xo Terrie

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  25. Terrie Moran writes great books. Thanks for the giveaway. Congratulations on the nomination.
    marlene.ezell@gmail.com

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  26. I just love the beach. The waves are so relaxing to listen to with the seagull calls. dhazelton(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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  27. Good to see you, Sassy! I love your's and Bridgie's adventures. I already have the lovely t-shirt so please don't enter me. I just wanted to say hi. Please tell Terrie to have a wonderfully fun trip!

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  28. I have read both books, liked them a lot. I have them on my Nook too. Congratulations on your second Agatha nomination. Thanks for the giveaway. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  29. Love it
    Diane Rivera
    quickchangeus@yahoo.com

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  30. I would love to be back living near the beach I used to complain about the sand I got in my books. Silly me huh! Now a beach isn't even close but in a book. Please let me throw my hat in for this giveaway! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  32. I'll be traveling to Fort Myers Beach this summer for the very first time… I'm really looking forward to it, and I'm wondering what kind of mystery I'll find there! :-)

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  33. I'm almost done with the 2nd book so I'll be ready for the book discussion coming up. I really admire Sassy in that she's such an independent woman. She also has a really cool job!

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  34. Oops forgot to add my email njcar22@aol.com
    Looking forward to the next book also!

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  35. ohh how awesome..to wear this t-shirt while reading my ebooks..especially the one on the shirt..thanks for the chance.. rosep@bayland.net

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  36. Congrats on your nomination!! Well deserved! I would love to win a t-shirt with your book on it!! I can't wait to read the next one!! The characters are a hoot!! Lol
    Kathy Meik parklassie2000@yahoo.com

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  37. Never been to the beach. Hope to someday. kimberlygayheart@ymail.com

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  38. Fort Meyer Beach sounds great. Waiting for next one.

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  39. Fort Meyer Beach sounds great. Waiting for next book.

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  40. Fort Meyer Beat sounds great. Awaiting next book.

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  41. Fort Meyer Beach sounds great. Awaiting next book.

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  42. A great series! I can't wait to read #3!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  43. Love your books
    Suzanne Marzano smm3@bex.net

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  44. Love your books
    Suzanne Marzano smm3@bex.net

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  45. Love the tee shirt mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  46. Welcome! Every Thursday I wear an opera or literary t-shirt to work for my Arts Group. I'd love to wear this one! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  47. Giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Amanda Wilcox. Please check your email. Thanks everyone for participating. Sassy will see you back here on March 19th. xo Terrie

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