Coffeehouse manager and reluctant sleuth Juliet Langley returns in a gripping novel from the bestselling author of Death Before Decaf and Mug Shot. Just as things are perking up in Nashville, a serial killer sends tensions foaming over.
Juliet’s personal and professional lives have recently received an extra jolt of energy. Her romance with the hunky detective Ryder Hamilton continues to simmer, and business at Java Jive has never been better. But her good mood quickly turns as stale as day-old espresso when she finds out that Ryder has been promoted to his precinct’s homicide division. With him risking his life to catch the worst kind of criminals, Juliet’s growing sense of unease ignites when a local college student goes missing.
Suddenly every Nashville resident is on high alert, especially Juliet’s neighbor Chelsea. Juliet does her best to calm the girl’s nerves, but her worst fears are confirmed when she finds Chelsea dead. Even though she tries her best to stay out of it, Juliet’s involvement puts a strain on Ryder’s first homicide case. The situation soon becomes even more personal for Juliet and her best friend Pete Bennett when one of their employees disappears during her shift. As a killer lurks in the shadows, Juliet, Pete, and Ryder seek out a double shot of justice.
Praise for A Whole Latte Murder
“How Ms. Fardig comes up with these story lines is the true mystery and I am captivated by her imagination and ability to bring the reader into the story. This book has it all—a murder, devilish handsome men, great women friends, wonderful humor and a whole lot of action. If you’re looking for a companion to curl up by the fire with, A Whole Latte Murder can’t be beat.”—Linda Thompson, The Authors Show
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Mystery with a sense of humor and a touch of romance
This is the third in the series that I have read and I am still enjoying the characters. Trouble finds Juliet, and this time she is actually asked to help with aspects of the case. Her friends, coworkers, and love interests are there to assist, cajole, and protect. The wit in the writing is great, and the story moves along at a good pace. There are twists aplenty to keep you guessing.
I received a copy through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
Another excellent read. Cozy mystery with romance and laugh out loud fun. Can't wait for more!!!!!
A Whole Latte Murder, Mystery that delivers
A Whole Latte Murder is the third book in Caroline Fardig's Java Jive mystery series. In this edition, we find Java Jive coffee house manager Juliette Langley caught in a mystery involving a missing Vanderbilt coed and a murdered neighbor, also a coed. At this time, Juliette's on again/off again boyfriend, Detective Ryder Hamilton, has had a lateral move to homicide, putting him as the primary investigator for her neighbor's murder. He not only worries for her safety, but also tells her to stay away from the investigation.
However, Detective John Stafford of missing persons seeks Juliette's assistance when a second coed and Java Jive employee goes missing, too. When the first missing coed is found dead during a sweep searching for Juliette's employee and a nurse is viciously attacked at the Vanderbilt hospital in exactly the same manner as Ryder's wife was murdered, Ryder becomes terribly distraught and things between him and Juliette take a turn for the worse while the closeness between Juliette and her best friend boss Pete Bennett, who is definitely up for a little sleuthing, intensifies.
With a host of suspects, a backstory of those predating on young, broke coeds, and an intricately woven mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end, A Whole Latte Murder will keep you page turning late into the night. I do recommend this book, it definitely delivers!