Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse: A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 1

A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 1 · Harper Lin Books
334 reviews

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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin: a dessert cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town! 

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. 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.

Includes two special recipes!

This is the first novel in The Cape Bay Cafe mystery series.


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334 reviews
K Lee
December 29, 2017
This story had potential, but it got too predictable...the characters were interesting enough but the story itself seemed rather so-so (I could tolerate it up until the predictable part). I was also extremely bummed about the choice in pet, but oh well.
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November 22, 2021
An excellent series starter! Francesca Amaro is back in her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts to take over the family coffee shop after her mother’s death. There is nothing left for her in New York and she still has many friends in Cape Bay. When she discovers the corpse of one of her old neighbors, Francesca is determined to solve the murder. This is a good start to a series. I like Fran and the secondary characters are likeable. There is also a possible romance to bring into the next book. I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.
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DisneyGal S
July 16, 2017
I've read several of Ms Harper's books & enjoyed them all! I was very pleased with this one, as well. The characters are engaging & the plot was easy to follow. I especially appreciate that she doesn't feel the need to pepper the story with bad language or graphic sex. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.!
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Harper Lin is a 3x USA TODAY bestselling cozy mystery author. Visit

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