Full of humor and suspense, the bestselling Java Jive series heats up as the irrepressible heroine of Death Before Decaf faces off against Nashville’s upper crust to solve a shocking murder.
Former musician Juliet Langley has barely had a day off since taking over management of the coffeehouse owned by her best friend, Pete Bennett. But there’s always more to be done—such as prepping for the annual Holiday 5K Race organized by Pete’s snobby socialite girlfriend, Cecilia Hollingsworth. This year, Java Jive has a booth right at the finish line, and since Juliet and Cecilia don’t always see eye to eye, everything has to be perfect. Nothing can go wrong. Nothing . . . like Juliet stumbling over Cecilia’s dead body on the morning of the race.
When Pete is arrested for Cecilia’s murder, Juliet sets out to clear his name. She’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means standing up to the police, her ex-boyfriend, and the grande dames of Nashville. But there isn’t enough espresso in the world for the greatest challenge in her path: infiltrating Nashville’s high society to uncover the hidden hotbed of scandal without running afoul of the law herself. With her last dime staked on Pete’s bail bond and her staff growing jittery, the last thing Juliet needs is for her trademark temper to land her behind bars. As time drips away, Juliet needs to crack this case before the killer comes back for another shot.
Praise for Mug Shot
“The humorous and witty dialogue, mixed with romantic tension and a puzzling mystery is a fresh and unique combination. Juliet’s first-person narrative is humorous at times and poignant at others, making her a loveable character I can’t help but cheer on. . . . The mystery-suspense elements are truly tense on an emotional level. . . . This series is delightful, well written, and wildly entertaining.”—Suspense Magazine
“The story is fast-paced and keeps you guessing to the very end. 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
“Another winner . . . Just like the first book, this one is peppered with funny scenes. . . . This is a good series and I highly suggest reading.”—Storeybook Reviews
“Once you start, you’ll want to finish it. Can’t wait for more caffeine-driven escapades.”—Sweet Mystery Books
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This is the best mystery/murder, romance, laugh of loud series!!! Love everything about this book. Great read and can't wait for more!!!!
Caroline Fardig's Mug Shot
Juliet Langley has returned to the Java Jive coffee shop
where she had worked during college. Juliet is working
for Peter Bennett, the son of the deceased owner.
She manages the shop.
Pete has a socialite girlfriend who is organizing a charity
event….the annual Holiday 5K Race. The Java Jive has
a booth at the race to sell cookies and drinks.
Juliet arrives early in the morning with the cookies. Upon
entering the booth, Juliet finds a body….a dead body !!!!
The body is Cecilia Hollingsworth, Pete’s socialite girlfriend.
Pete gets arrested for murder. Then the story takes off.
Juliet decides to clear Pete. The Redheaded Devil to
hopefully ridethe rescue!!!
Her escapades lead to danger, suspense, humor, being
rescued by her desired cop boyfriend, meeting with unsavory
characters, getting a broken finger and punched in the jaw.
Will she be able to solve the murder and remain unharmed?
This is the second book in the Java Jive Mysteries series. It
can be read as a stand alone.
Thank you to Alibi via Net Gallery for this eBook. My opinion
is my own.
Give Me Another Shot
This is the second in the series and I can't wait to read the first. Juliet is the heroine of the story, her best friend is arrested for murder. She works overtime to prove his innocence. The characters are vivid, the story keeps moving and you second guess yourself. Its not until the very end that the killer is revealed. Could not put it down. Think I'll have another cup! I received a free copy from Houseparty, to read and review.