Santa Fe Cafe Mystery

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

Bread of the Dead Publisher's Summary

Trick or treat - and murder - are on the menu in this first in a new culinary mystery series.

Life couldn't be sweeter for Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte, decorating sugar skulls and taste testing rich, buttery pan de muerto in anticipation of Santa Fe's Day of the Dead bread baking contest. That is until her friendly landlord, Victor, is found dead next door.

Although the police deem Victor's death a suicide, Rita knows something is amiss. To uncover the truth, she teams up with her octogenarian boss, Flori, the town's most celebrated snoop. The duo begins to sift through long-buried secrets to take full measure of duplicitous neighbors, but the clock is ticking, and their list of suspects is growing ever longer. Just as the clues get hotter than a New Mexican chili, one of their main suspects winds up dead. Rita fears that the killer is dishing out seconds - and her order might be up.

©2015 Ann Perramond (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Bread of the Dead

    • A Santa Fe Cafe Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Ann Myers
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Life couldn't be sweeter for Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte, decorating sugar skulls and taste testing rich, buttery pan de muerto in anticipation of Santa Fe's Day of the Dead bread baking contest. That is until her friendly landlord, Victor, is found dead next door. Although the police deem Victor's death a suicide, Rita knows something is amiss. To uncover the truth, she teams up with her octogenarian boss, Flori, the town's most celebrated snoop.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste time or money

    • By Beatrice on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • Cinco de Mayhem

    • A Sante Fe Cafe Mystery
    • By: Ann Myers
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte is busy baking her green chili soufflés and chocolate flans for Cinco de Mayo. If only her friend, Linda, the daughter of Rita's octogenarian boss, Flori, could get into the festive spirit. Linda's cart, Tía Tamales, is losing business to Crepe Empire, the hottest food cart in Santa Fe. Napoleon, Crepe Empire's owner, is a pompous celebrity chef who wants to squeeze out the competition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and Fun

    • By Beatrice on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 3

    • Feliz Navidead

    • A Santa Fe Café Mystery
    • By: Ann Myers
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It's the most picturesque time of the year in Santa Fe, and Chef Rita Lafitte of Tres Amigas Café hopes the twinkling lights and tasty holiday treats will charm her visiting mom. Rita is also planning fun activities, such as watching her teenage daughter, Celia, perform in an outdoor Christmas play. What she doesn't plan for is murder. Rita discovers a dead actor during the premier performance, but vows to keep clear of the case. Sleuthing would upset her mom. Besides, there's already a prime suspect, caught red-handed in his bloodied Santa suit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fluffy and Fun

    • By Beatrice on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $28.51