Murder Made To Order

  • Author: Lena Gregory
  • Publisher:Lyrical Underground
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Release Date: June 19, 2018
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreCozy
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Book Summary

To save her cozy Florida diner, Gia Morelli must choke down a heaping helping of murder . . .
New York native Gia Morelli is just getting used to life in Florida when she gets word that the town government wants to shut down her pride and joy: the charming little diner known as the All-Day Breakfast Café. A forgotten zoning regulation means that the café was opened illegally, and hardboiled council president Marcia Steers refuses to budge. Gia is considering hanging up her apron and going back to New York, but before she gives up on her dream, she discovers something shocking in the local swamp: Marcia Steers, dead in the water. There’s a secret buried in the books at town hall, and someone killed to keep it hidden. To save her café and bring a killer to justice, Gia and her friends will have to figure out a killer’s recipe for murder . . .

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About The Author

Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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Book Review by Bree Herron

We are back! And murder is on deck. I love the little place that Gia has started. I always can feel the warm breeze and see the charming little town in my mind.

Enjoyable Moments

So Gia seemed a bit unsure about her future at the end of the first book, I know she stayed but I didn’t know if she would continue to. She showed such passion for her place that I know now she won’t leave. I think that made this story for me, seeing Gia willing to fight for her cafe.


This is one of those mysteries that is so cozy it’s cute. I just love Gia and the gang plus I love her cafe. I think we will see more from Gia in the future and I would love to see her do some holiday fun! After solving this mystery I think she can handle anything!

I Rate it

Would you have a small diner or cafe?

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.


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  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Murder Made To Order” by Lena Gregory and for being part of the book tour.

    Love this author’s books. Adore this cover and can’t wait for the opportunity to read the book. It’s been on my TBR list since I first knew about it.

  2. Lena Gregory

    Thank you so much for sharing the release of Murder Made to Order! And thank you for such a lovely review. I’m so happy you enjoyed the story. 🙂

  3. Sharon Guagliardo

    This sounds fun. I think I would like a small café. Something simple with a limited choice of comfort foods and sweets.


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