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Publisher Description

A blast from the past gets Nashville PI and coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley in hot water in this explosive mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Death Before Decaf.

As a newly minted private eye, Juliet Langley has sworn to leave homicide to the authorities, limiting the scope of her investigations to cheating spouses and dirty business partners . . . like her ex-fiancé, Scott O’Malley. When Scott shows up unannounced at her coffeehouse, Java Jive, Juliet’s first instinct is to punch him in the nose. Her second is to turn down his desperate plea for help with a case that’s way too dangerous for her liking. But when Scott drops dead before her eyes, Juliet isn’t going to wait around for someone else to clear her name.

It’s only a matter of time before her tumultuous past with her ex-fiancé comes out, so Juliet teams up with her ex-boyfriend, police detective Ryder Hamilton, to figure out who poisoned Scott. They soon confirm that Scott was involved in an illegal scheme that’s definitely grounds for concern.

Just as romance is finally beginning to percolate for Juliet and her best friend, Pete Bennett, she has no choice but to head back to her hometown to seek out the truth. And she’ll need help from the locals to find the real killer—otherwise her happily ever after could easily end up including an actual ball and chain.

Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries can be read together or separately:

“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 series is delightful, well written, and wildly entertaining.”Suspense Magazine

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 24
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

WeMomma ,

Love it!!!!

Fantastic!!! Finally they get together!!!! Love how the two series intertwined. Hope there is more!!!

Carol M Smith ,

Caroline Fardig’s Murder over Mochas

The RedHeaded She Devil has returned!!!!
Juliet Langley finds her former ex-fiancé just
walked into the Java Jive coffeehouse.
Without a thought the RedHeaded She Devil
( Juliet's nickname when she loses her cool )
lands a blow right into his face!!!
Her ex-fiancé fleeced Juliet out of all her money
and personal belongings running off and marrying
the head waitress of the cafe they had owned
Now he is requesting for Juliet's help in finding
his missing wife plus he tells her he uncovered
something that has put him in a dangerous
situation then he falls over DEAD.
Now Juliet is the prime suspect.
In addition to being manager of the Java Jive
coffeehouse, Juliet is a licensed private investigator
with singing and song writing abilities.
With the help of her friends, Juliet sets out to
solve the murder and clear her name.
You will enjoy her humorous escapades filled with
danger, suspense, kickbacks, illegal use of various
pharmaceutical samples, intrigue plus murder.
While trying to put together the pieces of the murder
mystery, Juliet runs into a lot of twists and turns
that complicate her efforts. Great plot and subplots.
The reader will enjoy spending time with the feisty
red head, her old and new romantic situations and
her supporting cast.
The characters are well created, well defined,
colorful and zany.
This is book # 5 in A Java Jive Mystery series. It
can be read as a stand alone.
Great entertaining, highly recommend read.
I volunteered to read the Advanced Reader Copy.
Thank you to Alibi via Net Gallery for this eBook.
My opinion is my own.

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