In the Dragon’s Eye: Death at the Day Lily Cafe

June 29, 2016 In the Dragon's Eye 4


In the Dragon’s Eye is where I share the books I’ve got my acquisitive eye on: the ones I’m really excited about and hope to read and perhaps add to the hoard.  I also link to “Waiting On” Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineCover links take you to Goodreads; all blurbs are also from Goodreads.

Death at the Day Lily Café (Wendy Sand Eckel)

Rosalie Hart #2
Hardcover: Minotaur, 7/26/16

Rosalie Hart has finally opened the café of her dreams. Decked out with ochre-tinted walls and stuffed with delicious organic fare, the Day Lily Café is everything Rosalie could have hoped for. But not five minutes into the grand opening, Doris Bird, a dear and trusted friend, cashes in on a favor–to help clear her little sister Lori of a first degree murder charge.

With the help of her best friend and head waiter Glenn, Rosalie is on the case. But it’s not going to be easy. Unlikable and provocative, murder victim Carl James Fiddler seems to have insulted nearly everyone in town, and the suspect list grows daily. And when Rosalie’s daughter Annie gets caught in the crossfire, the search for the killer becomes personal in this charming cozy perfect for fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke.

Why I want to read it:

1. The first book in this series, Murder at Barclay Meadow, was terrific. I hoped at the time it was the beginning of a series.
2. I really like the heroine. She’s neither a young 20- or 30-something, nor an eccentric old lady. She’s in her 40s, nearing 50, which puts her close to my age. And there are few books out there with late-40s/early 50s women as protagonists.
3. It’s set in Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which I’ve been to several times. It’s always nice to have first-hand experience of a setting; it makes it more vivid.

4 Responses to “In the Dragon’s Eye: Death at the Day Lily Cafe”

  1. Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    I haven’t heard of either the author or the series I guess that’s what happens if you drop out of the blogosphere for as long as I have. It does sound like a good read and I might just see if my library has the first book, I think Mister Turning the Pages’ mother would enjoy this one too.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The first in the series was her fiction debut, and this is only book two, so it’s not surprising that you haven’t heard of it. The first book didn’t get a lot of hype, but it was quite good. I’m looking forward to reading book two. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I have the ARC, too! I didn’t when I scheduled this post, several months ago, but they contacted me because I’d reviewed the first one, and I am excited to read it!