The Calamity Café

A Down South Café Mystery, #1

Amy Flowers is a sweet, caring, and family orientated young woman. Right after she graduates from culinary school in Kentucky, she goes back home to Winter Garden, Virginia to look after her sick Nana.

After her beloved Nana dies, Amy decides to use the money Nana left her, to follow her dream of opening up her own café. So, Amy tries to buy Lou’s Joint, where she and her cousin Jackie work as waitresses. At first Lou Lou flat out refuses to sell, but then it seems she has had a change of heart. But, when Amy goes to discuss buying the place, she finds Lou Lou dead!

Now, Amy is a suspect in Lou Lou’s murder! Will she and her friends be able to find the murderer? Or will Amy’s dreams of opening up her own café, crumble like a bad biscuit?

“The Calamity Café” is the first book in A Down South Café mystery series, and it is as scrumptious as Amy’s Southern food! As you read this sensational story, you will get to meet some interesting and quirky people, like Homer Pickens, Dilly Boyd, and my personal favorite Aunt Bess. “The Calamity Café” is a true mystery till the very end. Gayle Leeson keeps you guessing, as you follow all the twists, turns, and clues in this marvelous mystery!

Gayle leeson is A.K.A. Gayle Trent, and Amanda Lee. She is a master at her craft! “The Calamity Café” is just one in many of her brilliant books, and it is filled with amazing people, mystery, intrigue, and fabulous recipes! I am looking forward to seeing what Amy and the good folks of Winter Garden, Virginia are up to next!


Book Blurb for The Calamity Café

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!


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2016 5.00