Krissy Hancock’s father is a famous mystery author. Her bookstore cafe is named for him, but she is the last to know about his surprise visit. James Hancock’s visit to Pine Hills is a major event, bringing out both amateur authors and fans in droves. Unfortunately for Krissy, it also means the presence of his slimy agent, and to make matters even worse, her father’s agent is murdered. With her father as the primary suspect, Krissy knows she must dig up the truth before he is arrested. James, like his daughter, loves a good mystery, and sees it as a great opportunity, Krissy isn’t so sure…
Death by Vanilla Latte is a good addition to Alex Erickson’s series. Krissy is more whiny and abrasive than in previous novels (which did at times irritate me), but she is also more confident in her mystery solving skills. While she is bombastic and highly anxious, he...
Random House Publishing Group - Alibi
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: April 19, 2016
Juliet Langley faces a latte trouble when her best friend Pete is suspected of murdering his irritating upper-crust girlfriend Cecilia Hollingsworth. With the movers and shakers of Nashville society putting pressure on the police, little effort is being placed looking for alternate suspects. Despite the danger, Juliet immediately starts asking uncomfortable questions of Cecilia's friends and relatives. Many stood to benefit from Cecilia's death, financially and otherwise, but Juliet needs more than a motive - she needs proof of a killer.
The Java Jive mysteries are fun, well-written cozies with just the right blend of action and romance. Like a well made cappuccino, Mug Shot is a pleasure to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, tasty and with just the right kick. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and Diane Mott Davidson, Caroline Fardig's captivating new mystery novel takes readers behind the counter of a seemingly run-of-the-mill coffeehouse . . . where murder is brewing.
After her music career crashes and burns spectacularly, Juliet Langley is forced to turn to the only other business she knows: food service. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes yet again when her two-timing fiancé robs her blind and runs off with her best waitress. Flushing what's left of her beloved café down the toilet with her failed engagement, Juliet packs up and moves back to her college stomping grounds in Nashville to manage an old friend's coffeehouse. At first glance, it seems as though nothing's changed at Java Jive. What could possibly go wrong? Only that the place is hemorrhaging money, the staff is in open revolt, and Juliet finds one unlucky employ...