Death by Vanilla Latte
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…
Alex Erickson has always wanted to write, even at a young, impressionable age. He’s always had an interest in the motive behind murder, which has led him down his current path. He’s always ready with a witty—at least in his opinion—quip, and tries to keep every conversation light and friendly. Alex lives in Ohio with his family and resident felines, who provide endless amounts of inspiration.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
The publishing world can be murder to break into, or so that is what I took away from reading this latest Bookstore Cafe Mystery. I loved the father, daughter teaming up to solve the mystery and was given the perfect dose of humor with the booknerd fans.
Characters: Krissy is amazing, okay I say that with a lot of characters but that is because when a character is great it must be acknowledged. But her dad rocked! I mean a famous author for a dad, how cool is that? He was a great asset to this story line, and I would love to see him more. James is a hunk of mature love and trust me as a mystery lover, a gal will swoon. Well done Alex. All the fans in this story cracked me up, they were eager to be a part of the fame and of course all “wrote books”.
Cover: Sticking with the series it is a charming cat with books, in the cafe. Now no cats are really allowed but you know the cover does make the reader feel all warm and cozy.
Mystery: Books can be murder. That is what I am learning in this past year of reviewing and I can only imagine the world of publishing. Needless to say, this mystery is one that will be a nice story to enjoy and a fun one to solve. Makes you wonder if the world of books is that far from fiction.
Setting: My favorite fictional cafe. Oh, I wish you were real. The name, the food and the coffee all sound too good to be true, because well they are. It is a sad day that I can’t pop into this story for a cup.
Overall: I loved the father/daughter aspect and would love to solve a mystery or two with my own dad. It was a story that I enjoyed and was eager to solve, as I didn’t want to put it down. It was a great quick read.
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**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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