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The Blackmail Blend (Cafe La Femme Culinary Crime Mysteries Book 3) by [Day, Livia]
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A Cafe La Femme Mini Mystery

Set between A TRIFLE DEAD and DROWNED VANILLA

Cake, not murder. Cake hardly ever gets you killed...

Tabitha can quit solving murder mysteries any time she likes - and right now, she's far more interested in her catering job for Queen Beattie's high tea. Beatrice Wilde is a famous and beloved romance novelist, who nurtures new writers with tea, sympathy and career advice. She's also obnoxious, demanding, and a hot contender for 'Client Most Likely To Be Murdered By Cake Fork.'

Queen Beattie's high tea sets off a murderous chain of events involving poison, blackmail, revenge ... and a special blend of mayhem. Once again, Tabitha is right in the centre of the chaos, and the only way out is to solve the crime - even if that means losing one of the very confusing and attractive men in her life.

Six romance writers
Five secrets
Four poison pen letters
Three stolen manuscripts
Two undercover journalists
One over-complicated love life

Way too many teacups and tiny sandwiches...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Deadlines (20 June 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0104FJ2K4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #194,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I was so bereft with the ending of the first book – you know that feeling, where the book has ended and there’s no more story left to read! I very nearly went back to the beginning again, but this novella staved off this need and provided that extra helping (of dessert of course) to get me through. Gosh I love these books! Also, how can I not love books that make me want to review them using as many dessert references as I possibly can?!

I was so amused at the whole idea of a romance writers retreat crime mystery that I was almost beside myself with amusement! And then there was Tabitha’s high tea discovery, plus her very own tea blend. Favourite characters return in this and I can’t be the only one who wishes it was a full novel and not a short, but maybe I’m just wishful…

I loved how Tabitha tried as hard as possible to not do any kind of mystery solving or detecting, and that trouble found her anyway. I also appreciated that the events of the first book are still having an impact on her life, how she goes about things which plays into how this mystery unfolds. As with the first book, the resolution of things is not clear cut but is tied up nicely leaving you well and truly satisfied with everything, and wishing you had a high tea like Tabitha’s of your own you could go to.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars So much to like about this series 20 April 2016
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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There is so much to like about the Café La Femme series (of which THE BLACKMAIL BLEND is #1.5), that a novella drizzled into the middle of existing novels, A TRIFLE DEAD and DROWNED VANILLA is a lovely treat - dare one suggest the icing on the cake? It seems that there is a third book in the series KEEP CALM & KILL THE CHEF on it's way now as well.

For those that haven't come across these books before they are funny, clever and charming cosies with recipes, vintage clothes, spendidly elaborate friends, cafe society and a hefty dose of romance, love, lust and murder, set in Hobart Tasmania.

In THE BLACKMAIL BLEND add to that a marvellously unpleasant romance writer who is not above a lot of nasty behaviour with adoring fans and accolytes into the bargain, and the absolute CHEEK of somebody attempting to use an event at Tabitha Darling's cafe as the setting for a little revenge, and you're suddenly knee deep in cupcakes and possible suspects.

Even allowing for the novella length, this is a rapid paced read as the high-fun and high-jinks will have readers enthralled from the start. Beautifully balanced between the ancillary (recipes / clothes / friends / lust and love) and the point (murder / revenge / worthy victims), the whole series is a bit of a masterclass in the art of unforced entertainment. Of course you're going to have to be a fan of something that's just that little bit over-the-top, slightly tongue in cheek and oh so slightly silly for them to totally work. But once you're hooked, even fans of the darker side might find themselves waiting impatiently for the next outing. You may also find yourself suddenly tempted to dust off the trifle bowl and ice-cream maker and try some of the included recipes.

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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm guilty of not reading the fine print but I was very confused at first why ... 12 October 2015
By MysteryNut - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not a full length book and it does not follow Book 2! I'm guilty of not reading the fine print but I was very confused at first why this was listed as Book 3, it clearly "occurred" before Book 2. Then... it was over! Very disappointing....
4.0 out of 5 stars ( I think you get the picture - this series is great fun, this book is great fun 19 January 2016
By mhod - Published on Amazon.com
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Yay, a short story in the Culinary Crime series!

Boo, a SHORT story in the Culinary Crime series :(

I think you get the picture - this series is great fun, this book is great fun, I just wish it were longer! Especially as it deals with devious dealings in the romance writing world. I could have easily eaten up a novel-length version of this story!
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading and fun - love the main character 16 March 2016
By Kendra Sheldon - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy reading and fun - love the main character, think I would like to be her friend - bought the triology and enjoyed them all.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 3 November 2015
By Yvonne Baldwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Good book could have been a little longer. Heart breaking twist.