I'm currently reading Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran. This book is the first in the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery series. It was released last year and won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!
Sassy and her best friend Bridgy have been through a lot together over the years. After a series of unpleasant ends up North, they decided to start over, relocating to the Gulf Coast of Florida to start a combination book shop and cafe. Running book club meetings and serving literary styled food the two have made many friends, including elderly cousins Augusta and Delia. Not everyone is friendly however, including the pastor's wife-who not a shining example of God's grace! There are also treasure hunters who have made veiled, and not so veiled threats. Delia is soon found murdered and Augusta decrees that Sassy must find and bring the killer to justice. With a considerate journalist and a good looking new lieutenant with the Sheriff's department both telling her to leave the investigating to the police, Sassy becomes more determined to look into things on her own.