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Monday, March 27, 2017

Book Review: Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook free of charge,from Alibi /Random House Publishing, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Since we're talking about coffee today.....

Nashville’s perkiest private eye—coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley—goes undercover in the party-planning industry to solve a suspicious death in this thrilling cozy mystery from USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig.

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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. But when one of Java Jive’s baristas, Shane, asks Juliet to look into the suspicious death of his fiancée, Pete encourages her to plow full steam ahead.

Since his fiancée died on the job, Shane suspects that her party-planning colleagues are up to something criminal—and will do anything to keep it quiet. After Juliet recruits Pete to go undercover with her at a wedding showcase, she discovers that white lace and black satin have a way of hiding big, fat secrets.
If that weren’t enough to fill her plate, her latest P.I. job has her crossing paths with her ex, Detective Ryder Hamilton. They’re barely on speaking terms, but to solve the case, they might have to cooperate. No matter where Juliet goes, she’s brewing up trouble.

This is book 4 in the series, but the first I have read, and apparently unlike the other books, this one takes place mostly OUTSIDE of the coffee house, whereas the others happened inside it. As Juliet is working her new career as a PI, that makes sense, but one wonders if it means the coffee house part of the series is ending...This is a quick read, think chick lit mystery, with plenty of romance- both old and new, friendship and humor. Juliet is a bit scatterbrained to me, and I;m not sure if I'll go back and read the rest of the series, as I tend to like my leads more 'focused', but it would be a good read if you need something for Spring Break vacation, for on the plane, or on the beach!

About the Author:

Caroline Fardig is the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive Mystery series and the Lizzie Hart Mystery series. Caroline's Bad Medicine was named one of the Best Books of 2015 by Suspense Magazine.

Callie Beaulieu has been an actress for several decades. Classically trained, she is predominantly a theater actress, and her work has been seen around the country. Callie recently returned to the U.S. after spending nearly a decade living in the Caribbean. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

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