Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker


I received a free copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

This is the third in the A Seaside Cafe Mystery Series by Bree Baker.  Protagonist Everly Swan is happy in her hometown of Charm operating an Cafe specializing in Ice Teas based on her family recipes.  She lives in an apartment above her cafe near her Great Aunts with a cat and visiting bird, who may or may not be the reincarnation of an earlier resident.  One her Great Aunts has decided to challenge the incumbent Mayor in the next Mayoral race and so when he ends up dead, she seems like the logical suspect.

Everly sets her sights on clearing her Great Aunt’s name and having the holiday season go off without a hitch.  While all of this is going on there are also hints of a budding romance and new woman in town who may mean trouble.  This is a great installment in a charming series that never fails to deliver.  The setting, recurring characters and theme all deliver that charm that cozy readers look for and the plots deliver enough mystery to keep you guessing.

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