Title: Death Before Decaf
Author: Caroline Fardig
Stars: 4 out of 5
A very good read which I enjoyed immensely. The main character (Red Headed She-Devil)while believable and feisty is also down to earth. While she may make mistakes she is also capable of learning from them. This is the first book in what will become a successful series. The author shows she is able to connect with the average reader without insulting their intelligence.
I gave this book a four star rating and would recommend it to anyone looking for a light and funny mystery.I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Thank you Frank
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 employee dead in the dumpster out back before her first day is even over.
The corpse just so happens to belong to the cook who’d locked horns with Juliet over the finer points of the health code. Unimpressed with her management style, the other disgruntled employees are only too eager to spill the beans about her fiery temper to the detective on the case. Add to the mix a hunky stranger who’s asking way too many questions, and suddenly Juliet finds herself in some very hot water. If she can’t simmer down and sleuth her way to the real killer, she’s going to get burned.
ebook, 296 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Alibi
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