Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson
Book 1 of the Bookstore Cafe Mysteries Series
My Rating: *** (3 of 5 stars)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
***NOTE: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
Krissy Hancock has moved to Pine Hills with her best friend to open a coffee and book shop, Death by Coffee. When business doesn’t pick up right away, Krissy is concerned that it could be due to the death of a man who works in the building across the street – a man who had come in for a cup of coffee just minutes before his death. Determined to find the killer in order to squelch rumors that Death by Coffee may actually be serving tainted coffee, Krissy conducts her own investigation.
This was a well plotted and well written mystery, but I did have trouble believing people would tell Krissy as much as they did, with her confrontational way of interrogating her suspects.
The story was entertaining though, and cozy mystery fans should enjoy it. I’ll be watching for the next installment, Death by Tea, to come out this December!
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What are you reading Wednesday – 6/10/15
What Are You Reading Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Its A Reading Thing. To participate, open the book you are reading now to page 34 and answer the three questions listed below. If you have a blog, feel free to leave a link down in the comments so that others can visit and see your post. If you don’t, just leave a note with your answers.
The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share one complete sentence. (or two!)
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
My Answers this week:
1. Death by Coffee – by Alex Erickson
Bookstore Cafe Mystery #1
2. I took a moment to brush away the worst of the mess, though some of it had stuck, thanks to the kitty slobber that acted like glue.
3. Pine Hills seems like a pleasant enough medium-small town, and on a normal, non-murder day, I think it would be an ok place to live.