Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

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Title: Death by Coffee

Series: Bookstore Cafe Mystery #1

Author: Alex Erickson

Release Date: May 26th 2015

Pages: 320

Genre: Cozy Mystery


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Rating: three-stars new


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…



Krissy and her friend Vicki decided to open a bookstore cafe and name it after Krissy’s father’s book Death by coffee. It was supposed to be an eye catching name for the cafe, but turned out  a real life murder mystery case to be solved.

It’s the first book in Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series and I quite enjoyed it. I liked the mystery and the setting, but the main character Krissy liked to poke her nose where it didn’t belong way too often and too strongly. The bookstore cafe idea I really much enjoyed and the fact that there were cats roaming freely. All in all, it was a decent cozy mystery and I’ll pick up the next book in the series soon to find out if the series is for me or not.

Other books in the series:

Death by Tea Death by Pumpkin Spice Death by Vanilla Latte Death by Eggnog Death by Espresso Death by Café Mocha

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