Truffles and Tragedy: A Down South Cafe Mystery Book by Gayle Leeson

About Truffles and Tragedy


  Truffles and Tragedy: A Down South Cafe Mystery 

  Cozy Mystery 6th in Series 

  Publisher: Grace Abraham Publishing (March 16, 2021) 

  Number of Pages: 295 (approximately) 

  Digital ASIN: B08VMM8F27

Down South Cafe owner Amy Flowers learns her chocolate truffles might not be the only things her patrons find "out of this world."

When her cousin, Jackie, asks her to give a presentation to her online class, Amy thinks all she has to worry about is speaking before a group. But then the nitpicky professor collapses. He has been murdered, and hot-tempered Jackie is the prime suspect. Some online forums are even speculating that the professor was an extra-terrestrial, so Amy must sort out fact from fiction to get to the truth.

Certain the real killer is setting Jackie up, will Amy be able to outwit the killer and save her cousin?


I enjoy the secondary characters in this series almost as much as our main cast.
Homer with his daily heroes and words of wisdom, and this time an elusive raccoon.

The story centers around the staff and regulars at Amy's renovated and comfortable cafe.
Two have run off to elope and Amy decides to prepare a surprise reception for their return.
It is Amy who almost has the most shocking surprise.

Jackie, Amy's cousin is working diligently towards her college degree, and continues her shifts at the cafe. While attending an online class with Amy by her side, her professor collapses, and Jackie is set up for the crime. The evidence is mounting, even with Amy's deputy sheriff boyfriend on their side. The cafe crew can not sit idly by and watch Jackie framed.
This is college hijinx taken too far.

Will all that is happening going to strain Amy's relationships and possibly her business reputation?
Can they pull together, clear Jackie's name and pull off a surprise wedding reception as well?
Full of tension and devious twists, maybe even some alien intervention, the whole story mixes into a delicious concoction.

Gayle Leeson

Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. Gayle has also written as Amanda Lee and Gayle Trent. Going forward, Gayle intends to keep her writing under the Gayle Leeson name. She lives with her beautiful family in the hills of Southwest Virginia.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me on your wonderful blog today and also for the terrific review!


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