Bookstore Cafe Mysteries

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

Death by Coffee 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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  • Book 1

    • Death by Coffee

    • Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Alex Erickson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Typical

    • By Beatrice on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • Death by Tea

    • A Bookstore Cafe Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Alex Erickson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Just before two dueling book clubs are set to square off at Death by Coffee, one of the competitors turns up dead - bludgeoned with the silver teapot that was to serve as the prize. Suspicion immediately falls on Krissy, who was seen skulking around town in dark clothes on the night of the murder.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Death by Pumpkin Spice

    • Bookstore Cafe Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Alex Erickson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    As if a run-in with an old flame and a failed marriage proposal weren't enough to horrify Krissy for one night, a woman is found strangled to death in a room filled with ominous jack-o'-lanterns. All signs suggest a crime of passion - but when the hostess's jewelry disappears, malevolent intentions seem way more likely.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story was ok; main character a bit dull

    • By Anne M. Reichner on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Death by Vanilla Latte

    • Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Alex Erickson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    While caught off-guard by her dad's presence, Krissy never dreamed he'd become the biggest murder suspect in town. But that's exactly what happens when James's boorish agent - a man he allegedly fired just hours earlier - is found cold and lifeless, a still-warm vanilla latte resting by his hand.... With Pine Hills divided over her father's innocence and a fanatical fan keen on locking the author away for safe keeping, Krissy must end the madness and identify the real criminal - even if that means meeting an ex or two along the way.

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 5

    • Death by Eggnog

    • Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series, Book 5
    • By: Alex Erickson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Krissy Hancock is staying in her adopted hometown of Pine Hills, Ohio, for Christmas this year - and she even has a whole week off from her combination bookstore-cafe. Unfortunately, she's been roped into filling in for a sick elf in the local holiday musical extravaganza. With a demanding director, backstage gossip, and two men in fierce competition for the starring role, it isn't all sweetness and Christmas lights. Then a murder puts a stop to the production, and Krissy is faced with a pageant of suspects.

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 6

    • Death by Espresso

    • Bookstore Café Series, Book 6
    • By: Alex Erickson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Krissy is meeting Vicki's parents at the Pine Hills, Ohio, airport - it's the least she can do as maid of honor, even if her relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Patterson is a bit strained. Besides, her own dad is coming in on the same flight. But there are a few additional arrivals, too. Her father's brought a date - and the Pattersons, both actors, seem to have an entire entourage trailing behind them. Uninvited guests are a headache - especially when one turns out to be, allegedly at least, the most important wedding planner in all the world.

    Regular price: $17.49