A Whole Latte Murder Book Review

A Whole Latte Murder Book Review
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Title: A Whole Latte Murder: A Java Jive Mystery
Author: Caroline Fardig
Published: November 8, 2016, Alibi
No. of Pages: 347
Cover Price: $3.99 Kindle



Fans of the Java Jive Mystery series by Caroline Fardig will welcome the third addition to the series, A Whole Latte Murder. Juliet manages Java Jive, a trendy coffee shop in Nashville near the college campus. Juliet Langley’s boyfriend, Ryder Hamilton, who is a cop, has been promoted to the homicide division. Since Juliet’s neighbor, Chelsea, has been found murdered, and Juliet is an amateur sleuth attempting to solve the murder, this causes some friction between the two. Juliet’s best friend, Pete wants to help her get over her stage fright, since she is a talented seasoned performer, and all this comes together to make a light, but suspenseful mystery. Of course Juliet and her employees are endangered throughout, since Juliet is a bit pushy in uncovering clues, and that gets her and her friends into some trouble.

Fardig is a talented writer; her prose is easy to understand, and is laced with plenty of humor. She comes up with unique scenarios that will appeal to those who like lighter suspense books devoid of sex, profanity, and graphic violence. The books in the Java Jive Mystery series are fun, and A Whole Latte Murder will keep most readers interested throughout the novel. Juliet, Pete, and Ryder are good characters and seem true-to-life. Readers who follow the series will find that they actually care about the characters because they seem like real friends.

While A Whole Latte Murderis light and humorous, it is still a novel that will entertain those who prefer cozies over the more serious thriller novels. This book is recommended for cozy fans of all ages.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.




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