A Bookstore Cafe Mystery 6
Death by Espresso
Paperback, Mass market
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Jun 26, 2018
4.2 x 6.8 x 0.8 in
- Author Bio
Bookstore-café owner Krissy Hancock has plenty to keep her occupied outside business hours, like preparing for her best friend’s wedding and solving a murder…
Krissy is meeting Vicki’s parents at the Pine Hills, Ohio, airport—it’s the least she can do as maid of honor, even if her relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Patterson is a bit strained. Besides, her own dad is coming in on the same flight. But there are a few additional arrivals, too. Her father’s brought a date—and the Pattersons, both actors, seem to have an entire entourage trailing behind them.
Uninvited guests are a headache—especially when one turns out to be, allegedly at least, the most important wedding planner in all the world. Though Vicki and Krissy have already made arrangements for a small, simple party, Vicki’s snobby drama queen mother has her own ideas. Cathy the wedding planner is raring to go, possibly energized by the chocolate-covered espresso beans she compulsively munches. But while the caffeine keeps her awake, it doesn’t keep her alive—and after Cathy chokes on an espresso bean after being hit in the head, Krissy has to find out who ended her supposedly stellar career…
Story Locale: Ohio
The Bookstore Café Mystery Series offers cozy mystery readers fun stories featuring some of their favorite things: a small town populated by quirky characters, a bumbling and relatable amateur sleuth, stacks of books, lots of humor, cats and caffeine.
Alex Erickson’s series appeals to fans of Leslie Meier (Kensington), Cleo Coyle (Berkley) and Carolyn Hart (Berkley).
Marketing: Advance reading copies
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Praise for the Bookstore Café Mystery Series:
“This cozy will appeal to readers who enjoy Mary Daheim’s Judith Flynn or the coffee-shop setting in Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse series.”- Booklist on Death by Tea
“Right from the start, I was engaged in the storytelling…A cozy mystery with chuckles, books, coffee, cats and a bumbling amateur sleuth…just the right mix of mystery and humor.” - Open Book Society on Death By Coffee