The Calamity Café by Gayle Leeson
(A Down South Café Mystery)

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First in a new cozy mystery series featuring Southern cooking that is to die for.

Aspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own café offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competition...

Tired of waiting tables at Lou’s Joint, Amy Flowers doesn’t just quit—she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the café of her dreams. Amy can't wait to serve the kind of Southern, down-home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant. She knows her comfort food will be the talk of the sweet, small town of Winter Garden, Virginia.

At first Lou Lou refuses to sell, but when she seems ready to make a deal, she tells Amy to come see her.  Showing up at the eatery ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered. As the prime suspect, Amy will have to clear her name by serving up the real killer—and with Lou Lou’s stack of enemies, that’s a tall order.

Includes delicious Southern recipes!

About Gayle Leeson

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Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent, who also writes the national bestselling Embroidery Mystery series as Amanda Lee.
Author Residence: Bristol, Virginia
Published June 7, 2016 by NAL. 301 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Before the day was over with, however, Lou Lou’s son Pete called Amy after he and his mother had talked the situation over, and wanted Amy to meet the two of them and their attorney to meet with her after the restaurant closed.

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