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Death by Vanilla Latte

Death by Vanilla Latte

By Alex Erickson

Kensington Books


Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 30 May 2017


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, her father, James Hancock is laid-back, almost relaxed about the entire situation. It was nice seeing the two together, especially after hearing so much about her father in previous novels. They make quite a team.

4 / 5

I received a copy of Death by Vanilla Latte from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



Ever since café owner Krissy Hancock settled into a relationship and—mostly—forgot about old flames, life has become surprisingly serene. Too bad her father, famed mystery writer James Hancock, had to pay an unexpected visit to Death by Coffee and brew up a batch of trouble...

While caught off-guard by her dad’s presence, Krissy never dreamed he’d become the biggest murder suspect in town. But that’s exactly what happens when James’s boorish agent—a man he allegedly fired just hours earlier—is found cold and lifeless, a still-warm vanilla latte resting by his hand...

With Pine Hills divided over her father’s innocence and a fanatical fan keen on locking the author away for safe keeping, Krissy must end the madness and identify the real criminal—even if that means meeting an ex or two along the way. But as her social life becomes increasingly chaotic, Krissy may be caught in a case that’s far too hot to handle...

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