#Review: Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson @AEricksonbooks #Mystery
***Disclosure: I was given this book by the author for an honest review.***
I am one of those people that cannot stick with one genre when reading. I read so many different books at one time I confuse my family on what I am reading. At one time I kept a Kindle in my office, bedroom, kitchen, and vehicle. I am now down to one Kindle and the others are laying in my desk draw collecting dust.
Being an avid coffee drinker I was intrigued by the book’s title, Death by Coffee. After reading the description I knew this would be an amazing book to read. Then I saw the cover. For me book covers in the mystery genre are the best. They remind me of a beautiful picture that leaves the reader guessing what has happened and what might happen next.
I am personally jealous of anyone who has a town with a small coffee café and/or bookstore. Living in a rural area with a small town that only has the basics stores I feel like I am missing out. When starting the book readers are greeted with Krissy and Vicki. Two great friends trying to jumpstart their business into the hip place to be.
I was quickly pulled into the story and felt the characters were playing out the story on the big screen for me. To say this book was a quick read is an understatement. I love the mystery. The author wrote an intriguing story that keeps the reader wanting to turn pages late into the night just to see who-done-it.
I jumped between several characters while trying to figure out who was the murderer. I honestly admit that I did not figure it out until the character, Krissy, figured out everything.
This was a great read and an amazing start to a wonderful series I plan to follow. The bunnies and I recommend this book to any who enjoy mysteries novels.
The bunnies and I give this book carrots.
When Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki decide to open a bookstore café 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…