Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, mystery, Review on April 21, 2016

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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.



Another winner IMHO!

Juliet is back with her best friend Pete and hunky Detective Ryder. This time it is Pete’s girlfriend that ends of up dead and Pete is accused of the murder. Of course Juliet can’t have that because he is her best friend and knows he would never have done such a thing.

Just like the first book, this one is peppered with funny scenes due to Julie’s fervor in searching out who really killed Cecilia. I will say that you will not see this one coming! There are several good suspects and the only reason why I did suspect the killer at the end is that is seemed like there was anyone else to suspect!

This is a good series and I highly suggest reading but make sure to start with the first book, Death before Decaf.

We give it 5 paws up


About the Author

Caroline FardigCaroline Fardig is the author of Death Before Decaf and the Lizzie Hart series. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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