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Nashville’s perkiest private eye—coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley—goes undercover in the party-planning industry to solve a suspicious death in this thrilling cozy mystery from USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig.
Inspired by her past sleuthing successes, Juliet Langley has officially joined the ranks of Nashville’s licensed private investigators. Her best friend, Pete Bennett, doesn’t worry that her detective work might interfere with her full-time job running his coffeehouse, Java Jive. He just wishes she would spend her free time rejoining the local music scene instead of tailing cheating spouses. But when one of Java Jive’s baristas, Shane, asks Juliet to look into the suspicious death of his fiancée, Pete encourages her to plow full steam ahead.
Since his fiancée died on the job, Shane suspects that her party-planning colleagues are up to something criminal—and will do anything to keep it quiet. After Juliet recruits Pete to go undercover with her at a wedding showcase, she discovers that white lace and black satin have a way of hiding big, fat secrets.
If that weren’t enough to fill her plate, her latest P.I. job has her crossing paths with her ex, Detective Ryder Hamilton. They’re barely on speaking terms, but to solve the case, they might have to cooperate. No matter where Juliet goes, she’s brewing up trouble.
Don’t miss any of Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries:
“I was hooked from the first page. I loved it!”—Dorothy Cannell, award-winning author of the Ellie Haskell mysteries, on Death Before Decaf
“This author comes up with some very interesting ways to kill someone, and her injection of humor at just the right time is perfect. On its own, Mug Shot is a really good read, but if you follow the series, it will be even better.”—Linda Thompson, host of The Authors Show

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 25
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

SudukuSue ,


Another fast, fun read. This time Juliet, who now has a PI license, and Pete are looking into why the fiancé of one of the Java Jive employees was found dead of an OD when they knew she wasn't a drug user. Many of the characters from previous novels are brought back and the antagonists are equally colorful. Thanks to Net Galley and Alibi for an ARC for an honest review.

WeMomma ,

Another hit

Fantastic series!!! Major twist throughout. Love the story line but a little lost. Looking forward to more!!!!!

Carol M Smith ,

Carolyn Fardig's Brew or Die

The RedHeaded She Devil is the name
attributed to Juliet Langley. She is the
manager of the Java Jive coffeehouse,
a PI ( private investigator ) with singing
and song writing abilities. Juliet has been
pacified since dating MNPD John Stafford.
Is this too good to be true? Has she
become a boring person?
This story follows Juliet as she increases
her skills as a PI. The reader will go on an
undercover operations with Juliet as she
investigates two situations.
An co-owner of a company named
Wonder-Gen Fabrications hires Maya and
Juliet to check into dealings his partner
might be involved in that are shady. While
monitoring the company in an unmarked
van, Juliet unearths things that affect her
especially when Detective Ryder Hamilton
appears at her stakeout. Seems he is also
checking things out about this company.
But to solve the case they need to work
together putting their past behind them.
Will they be able to accomplish this or will
the RedHeaded She Devil reappear ???
One of the Java Jive employee's fiancée is
found dead at her workplace. The case was
classified on drug overdose. But was it or was
sinister play involved??
Juliet with her boss and long time best friend,
Pete Bennett go undercover at a wedding
showcase given by the party-planning company
where the fiancée died. Will the RedHeaded She
Devil be able to remain subdued??
Many puzzle pieces with danger, suspense,
drugs, murder, intriguing twists, turns, stalking,
gunshots, new and old romantic ties plus
humorous escapades make this story a read in
one sitting.
The characters are well defined, colorful, zany and
feisty. They are very created.
This is book # 4 in A Java Jive Mystery series. It
can be read as a stand alone.
Fantastic read!!!
I volunteered to read this eBook. Thank you to
Alibi via Net Gallery for this opportunity. My opinion
is my own.

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