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A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

A Beach Wedding To Die ForA Beach Wedding To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Beach Wedding To Die For is the second book in Judy Moore’s Cozy Mysteries To Die For series. It could be read as a stand-alone but does follow on from the events of the previous book. We catch up with Beck O’Rourke, who has started to get a bit of a reputation after solving a murder related to a book signing at her family shop.
Beck is a bridesmaid at her friend Amelia’s third attempt at a wedding. With jilted ex-fiancés, bitter siblings and secrets being revealed, there’s plenty of drama. And, since it wouldn’t be much of a murder mystery otherwise, someone ends up on the wrong end of a cake knife.
The standout characters for me are, naturally, Grammy and Coquina, Beck’s dog. Grammy’s liveliness (she OWNS the dance floor at the wedding!) often brought a smile to my face and Coquina is a great help as Beck tries to piece together what happened.
If you’ve ever been exasperated by a wedding diva, this is the book for you! Or if, like me, you’re longing for the seaside on a cold autumn night. It’s a light, entertaining read that will get your brain working as you try to figure out whodunnit.
For me, this is a five star book. I’m looking forward to reading more of the series!

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A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore – Review by Betsy Melano

A Beach Wedding To Die ForA Beach Wedding To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beck O’Rourke is at it again! This time we find her at a wedding for her childhood friend Amelia. It’s the brides’ 3rd wedding and Beck has been in each of the previous weddings as a bridesmaid where Amelia has made a scene and left the groom at the alter. Beck can’t believe it when she sees not one but both of the jilted grooms from the first two weddings lurking around the beach watching wedding. The wedding ceremony finishes without a problem and everyone seems relieved. Several hours later after the dinner when everyone is dancing the night away, there’s a scream. Beck’s little sister Lizzie runs towards the sound and is one of the first guests to find that Amelia has been stabbed to death. Will Beck be able to stay out of the way of the police while she solves the mystery of who killed her friend Amelia?

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A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore – Review by Laura Furuta

A Beach Wedding To Die ForA Beach Wedding To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2)
By Judy Moore
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the book A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore. It is a mystery story that pulled me in from the very beginning. Two jilted grooms show up for a bride’s next wedding. Trouble is unavoidable. Who will not be leaving the wedding alive? Read this book to find out. This is a story that had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. It has wonderful characters. I loved reading about Beck O’Rourke. She is intelligent, independent, and is ready to jump into action as a detective. I also loved Beck’s grandmother and her sister, Miss Alice, and Lizzie. They make up a family that owns and operates a bookstore, and they help and take care of each other. Then there is Detective Devon Mathis. He is handsome and is attracted to Beck. There are also other additional characters that I enjoyed reading about. All of them have their part to play. The author does a wonderful job of making all of the characters come alive on the pages. I felt like I was right there with them. Don’t miss out on a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend reading this story.

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A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore – Review by Bobbi Wagner

A Beach Wedding To Die ForA Beach Wedding To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in this series. It can be read as a stand alone but I highly suggest reading the first book too. I enjoyed this one if not more than the first one. This is a well written story that has characters that not only make the story come to life but also so entertaining. I had no problems connecting with them. This is an engaging story that kept me turning pages to the end. Beck once again plays detective in this story. She has been a bridesmaid in two weddings where the bride has jilted the groom. Now she is up for a third wedding and has been tasked with keeping the two exes from making a scene. What will happen when the bride is murdered? This is a great who done it story. The mystery and twists and turns made the story easy to read and follow. The characters made you feel as if you were there with them. I highly recommend this book and this author.

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A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore

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A Beach Wedding To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 2) by Judy Moore
Genre – Cozy Mystery, Mystery
A bride with three grooms? What could possibly go wrong?
When jilted grooms from the bride’s first two weddings show up at her beach wedding to groom number three, there’s definitely trouble on the horizon. Someone won’t be leaving the wedding alive.
A Beach Wedding To Die For is the second standalone mystery in the Cozy Mysteries To Die For series. The series follows Beck O’Rourke and her grandmother, Miss Alice, who own Beach Reads bookstore and coffee shop, a gathering place for locals and tourists a block off the ocean in Manatee Beach, Florida. They live above the bookstore with Beck’s feisty younger sister, Lizzie, a lifeguard.
Beck is determined to follow her lifelong dream of being a detective, but the amateur sleuth keeps butting heads with handsome Manatee Beach Police Department detective Devon Mathis. Will she have to give up one passion for the other?
The third mystery in the Cozy Mysteries To Die For series will be out in January, 2021, A Tennis Pro To Die For.

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Judy Moore is the author of the popular thriller, The Mother-in-Law, described by Kirkus Reviews as “A sharply written, suspenseful, domestic thriller.”  She is also the author of three traditional mystery novels: Somebody in the Neighborhood, Murder in Vail, and Murder at the Country Club.

Her latest book is a cozy mystery, A Book Signing to Die For, the first of three standalone cozy mysteries in the Beach Reads bookstore series. The second book, A Beach Wedding to Die For, will be released in the fall of 2020.

She has also written numerous novellas, including the Christmas anthology Christmas Interrupted, which contains three novellas: Airport Christmas, The Holiday House Sitter, and The Hitchhiker on Christmas Eve. Her two thriller novellas Pecking Order and Accidents Do Happen are offered perma-free on Amazon.com. Football Blues is also available on Amazon.

Ms. Moore has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine feature writer, and publications editor for several years. A former tennis pro, Ms. Moore’s writing background also includes sports writing, and athletes from various sports are sprinkled throughout some of her novels. A lifelong resident of Florida, she currently resides in Vero Beach.

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A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore – Review by Katie Kearney

A Book Signing To Die ForA Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore. This isn’t my first read by this author but I will say it’s probably my favorite so far. This book definitely pulled me right in and I couldn’t put it down not even for sleep. The characters are unique and fun, each one brings this story to life. It’s got everything I could have asked for mystery, suspense and Murder. I’m a sucker for a great who done it with characters I love and this definitely gave me it all. I found myself on more than one occasion trying to read faster and slower at the same time. Trying to get to the next part to see what happens and not wanting it to be over too quickly. It’s a well written story and I enjoyed my time with all the characters. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!

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A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore – Review by Meg Tyrrell

A Book Signing To Die ForA Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Description :
Beck O’Rourke and her grandmother own Beach Reads bookstore and coffee shop, a gathering place for locals and tourists, a block off the ocean in Manatee Beach, Florida.They live above the bookstore with Beck’s feisty younger sister, Lizzie, a lifeguard. Beck is excited to host the country’s best selling cozy mystery writer for a book signing event until a member of the audience turns up dead later that night. Afterward, Beck decides to pursue her lifelong dream of being a detective to try to catch the killer. The amateur sleuth finds a slew of suspects, but the murderer isn’t happy about her interference. Neither is the town’s handsome new police detective who has a history with Beck.
Review :
This is my second book by Judy Moore. She is an amazing writer. She did a great job of bringing the small town of Manatee Beach, Florida and all of the characters to life. The first book was Somebody In The Neighborhood. Both books are set in the same small Florida town of Manatee Beach. They are not in the same series and have different main characters, there are some secondary characters who show up in both. Highly recommended!

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A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore – Review by Anantha Rusum

A Book Signing To Die ForA Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A very neat cozy mystery book which I enjoyed reading thoroughly. It has all the elements of a good book in it, a solid plot, good characters, a murder and a hint of romance. Sometimes you pick up a book not knowing much about the author or the book itself and read it with an open mind, with minimal expectations, it is a very pleasurable feeling when the book starts growing on the reader as you flip it page by page. This is precisely the effect this book had on me.

Beck O’Rourke co-owns Beach Reads bookstore and coffee shop with her grandmother. They live in an apartment along with Beck’s sister above the bookstore. They have book signing events which happen very frequently where they get small time and relatively well-to-do authors to speak and then sign the books bought in their store. On one such book signing event, they invite a Cozy mystery author, Marcia Graybill to their bookstore. As people love her mysteries, they get an audience of over 50 that day and the event turn out to be very successful.

Shortly after, in the night, there is a dead body found behind the jewelry store, which is adjacent to the book shop. The police department, headed by a handsome police detective Devon, arrive on the scene of the crime and make their own conclusions, which Becky does not concur with. She heads off to investigate the murder on her own. The murderer does not like this intrusion and neither does the police department. Now Becky’s life is in danger and she has to go all out to crack this case by herself.
It is a brilliant plot and a very edgy read; I could not guess the murderer till the very end. There are times however when I did feel Becky was taking too much liberty and it was amusing that people did not mind her intrusions or her queries. She is not a hired detective after all. It was like reading one of Ms. Marple’s mysteries of Agatha Christie, but Ms. Marple would take an effort to acquaint herself with her suspects personally before extracting information from them. Becky goes a fast forward route and with one visit or one phone call, her suspects seem to disclose quite a lot to her, which I found slightly amusing. I was also expecting a slightly longer romantic liaison between the main leads, but considering it a cozy mystery, it is understandable that the inferences have to be subtle.

Otherwise I loved every bit of it, the characters were adorable. And as I said earlier, I read this book with a very open mind and as a reader, reaped the rewards. A very fine book and looking forward to read more from this author!

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A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore – Review by Piper Foster

A Book Signing To Die ForA Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a very lovely read. Beck is determined to track down the culprit. This cosy Mystery really had some twist and turns on the book which were unexpected. It is very fast paced. With wonderful characters to help set the scene. Murders happen there’s always a who dunnit but this really suprised me.

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A Book Signing To Die For: Beach Reads by Judy Moore – Review by Kayla Interdonato

A Book Signing To Die ForA Book Signing To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Book Signing To Die For is a wonderful murder mystery novel by Judy Moore. Beck O’Rourke is a lover of mysteries, just like her mother. She owns a bookstore and coffee shop, Beach Reads, with her grandmother in Manatee Beach, Florida. Beck, her grandmother, and Beck’s little sister Lizzie live above the bookstore. Beck tries hard to make the bookstore a local hang out place, but her grandmother is stuck in her ways and is strictly business. With a bestselling mystery writer coming to do a book signing, Beck is super excited, until someone from the audience dies! Now Beck can use all her detective skills she gained from her mystery novels to try to catch the killer. She’s able to make a little head way but some people aren’t happy with her progress. This novel was entertaining, enthralling, and kept me on my toes. Just when I thought I knew who the killer was, I would be thrown a curveball. I highly recommend this mystery and look forward to reading other stories by this author.

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