Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 186 ratings

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse Publisher's Summary

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia's Italian Cafe. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos - until she stumbles upon her neighbor's dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect. The victim's son, Matty, happens to be Francesca's old high school friend. Together they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.

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  • Book 1

    • Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

    • A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Harper Lin
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia's Italian Cafe. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos - until she stumbles upon her neighbor's dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect. The victim's son, Matty, happens to be Francesca's old high school friend. Together they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of cappuccino

    • By Linda on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys

    • Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Harper Lin
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When Francesca's old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent. The police don't believe Todd's story, and neither does Matty. During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove Todd's innocence. Matty, however, investigates to prove Todd is guilty. Why does Matty detest Todd so much? But what if he's right - what if Todd is a murderer?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great addition

    • By Dawn on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Margaritas, Marzipan, and Murder

    • Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Harper Lin
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Summer tourist season is winding down, but the Cape Bay police find a dead body in the alley beside Mary Ellen's Souvenirs and Gifts. Police rule it a suicide, but Francesca Amaro knows it's murder. Who would buy a bag of souvenirs, including a box of delicious marzipan, only to commit suicide moments later? Even though the police tell her to stay out of the case, Fran is too curious not to investigate, even though she's running a busy and popular cafe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great addition

    • By Dawn on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies

    • Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Harper Lin
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Fran is anticipating her trip to Italy with Matty...until a precious diamond ring is stolen from the town's jewelry store and an employee is murdered. Fran suspects the store owner of insurance fraud, but what if she's wrong? Would her life be at stake again if she butts in on another police investigation?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as previous installments

    • By Dawn on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 5

    • Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves

    • Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Harper Lin
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It's almost Thanksgiving, and Fran is baking her family's famous apple pies for the cafe. While pie fever spreads through Cape Bay, a world-famous artist holds a special art show in the town's modest museum in honor of his late mother, who grew up there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impatiently waiting for the next installment...

    • By Dawn on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $23.09

  • Book 6

    Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks audiobook cover art
    • Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks

    • By: Harper Lin
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