Java Jive Mysteries

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 115 ratings

Death Before Decaf Publisher's Summary

After her music career crashes and burns, Juliet Langley is forced to turn to the only other business she knows: food service. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes yet again when her fiancé robs her blind and runs off with her best waitress. Flushing what's left of her beloved cafe down the toilet with her failed engagement, Juliet moves back to her college stomping grounds in Nashville to manage an old friend's coffeehouse.

At first glance it seems as though nothing's changed at Java Jive. What could possibly go wrong? Only that the place is hemorrhaging money, the staff is in open revolt, and Juliet finds one unlucky employee dead in the dumpster out back before her first day is even over. The corpse just so happens to belong to the cook who'd locked horns with Juliet over the finer points of the health code. Unimpressed with her management style, the other disgruntled employees are only too eager to spill the beans about her fiery temper to the detective on the case. Add to the mix a hunky stranger who's asking way too many questions, and suddenly Juliet finds herself in some very hot water. If she can't simmer down and sleuth her way to the real killer, she's going to get burned.

©2015 Caroline Fardig (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Death Before Decaf

    • Java Jive Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Caroline Fardig
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    After her music career crashes and burns, Juliet Langley is forced to turn to the only other business she knows: food service. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes yet again when her fiancé robs her blind and runs off with her best waitress. Flushing what's left of her beloved cafe down the toilet with her failed engagement, Juliet moves back to her college stomping grounds in Nashville to manage an old friend's coffeehouse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Mug Shot

    • Java Jive Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Caroline Fardig
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too dumb to live...

    • By My2centsworth on 05-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • A Whole Latte Murder

    • Java Jive Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Caroline Fardig
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Brew or Die

    • Java Jive Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Caroline Fardig
    • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brew or Die

    • By michele Damm on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

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