• Death by Coffee

  • Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Erickson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Death by Coffee

By: Alex Erickson
Narrated by: Melissa Moran
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Publisher's Summary

When Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki decide to open a bookstore cafe in their new town of Pine Hills, they decide to call it "Death by Coffee", after Krissy's father's most famous mystery novel. Little do they know how well the name fits....

On their very first day of business, Brendon Lawyer huffily takes his coffee...to the grave. It seems he had a severe allergy to peanuts...but how could there have been nuts in his coffee? And who stole his emergency allergy medication?

Fortunately, Krissy's love of puzzles and mysteries leads her not only to Officer Paul Dalton, but also to many of her new neighbors, who aren't terribly upset that the book is closed on Brendon. But one of them is a killer, and Krissy needs to read between the lies if she wants to save her new store - and live to see how this story ends....

©2015 Eric S. Moore (P)2017 Tantor

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Typical

This is atypical cozy mystery with cardboard characters and an unoriginal plot. I won't get the next one.

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Loved this book.

This book Death by coffee was one of two books I'm reading for book club. I have to say it kept me engaged from beginning to end. The main character had her moments that were so funny it even had my daughter snickering. one thing I didn't like was her cat punishing her when he got angry by not using the litter box or puking on her bed and such. It was gross and honestly if I had an animal that did that it would be adopted out so that was gross but otherwise I loved the book.

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What to say!!!

Giving author benefit of the doubt, the plot and characters were meant quirky and fun ... maybe?
No such fun! No locale descriptions to paint a mental picture for the setting. Characters were cartoonist at best. Main character and her devious mean cat were human/ feline images of each other in caring only for what wanted ... hang the rest! Aka Brats.
Very serious suggestion .. don’t waste your time! Skip this “ book????”

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One good twist...only one

This story really dragged and was somewhat predictable before the end. Maybe it was slow because it is a first book.

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just my kind if mystery

laced with romance and no scary. the main character was a little annoying, but the cats were perfect