Cape Bay Café Mysteries

An Italian cafe mystery series with recipes!

CapeBay2Book 1: Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

Includes 2 special cupcake recipes

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect.

The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.

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TTTpaint copy1Book 2: Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys

Includes 2 special recipes

When Francesca’s old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent. The police don’t believe Todd’s story, and neither does Matty.

During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove Todd’s innocence. Matty, however, investigates to prove Todd is guilty. Why does Matty detest Todd so much? But what if he’s right—what if Todd is a murderer?

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Marzipan (3)Book 3: Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder

Includes special marzipan and margarita recipes

Summer tourist season is winding down, but the Cape Bay police find a dead body in the alley beside Mary Ellen’s Souvenirs and Gifts. Police rule it a suicide, but Francesca Amaro knows it’s murder. Who would buy a bag of souvenirs, including a box of delicious marzipan, only to commit suicide moments later?

Even though the police tell her to stay out of the case, Fran is too curious not to investigate, even though she’s running a busy and popular café.

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Lattes-Ladyfingers-and-Lies-KindleBook 4: Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies

Includes 2 recipes

Fran is anticipating her trip to Italy with Matty… until a precious diamond ring is stolen from the town’s jewelry store and an employee is murdered. Fran suspects the storeowner of insurance fraud, but what if she’s wrong? Would her life be at stake again if she butts in on another police investigation?

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Americanos-Apple-Pies-and-Art-Thieves-KindleBook 5: Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves

Includes 2 recipes

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Fran is baking her family’s famous apple pies for the café. While pie fever spreads through Cape Bay, a world-famous artist holds a special art show in the town’s modest museum in honor of his late mother, who grew up there.

Louis Cliffton’s paintings are encrusted with valuable gems and gold. At the opening night, the centerpiece of the show is stolen. When Fran investigates the case, she receives threats, and someone follows her home and vandalizes her café.

What kind of thief would do this? A crazy outsider—or someone from her very own town?

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13 thoughts on “Cape Bay Café Mysteries

  1. Hi,
    I just finished the book and wanted to know when book 2 would be out? I can’t wait to find out what happens on their trip Italy and who Franny’s secret admirer is! I really love this new series!

  2. I just finished reading book 3 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love the characters and the series and looking forward to book 4! Hope it comes out SOON!!!

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