Brew or Die: A Java Jive Mystery

· Java Jive Book 4 · Sold by Alibi
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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.
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.
Don’t miss any of Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries:
“I was hooked from the first page. I loved it!”—Dorothy Cannell, award-winning author of the Ellie Haskell mysteries, on Death Before Decaf
“This author comes up with some very interesting ways to kill someone, and her injection of humor at just the right time is perfect. On its own, Mug Shot is a really good read, but if you follow the series, it will be even better.”—Linda Thompson, host of The Authors Show
14 reviews
Janice Tangen
April 26, 2017
romance, PI, murder investigation, friendship, humor Complex friendships, convoluted romance issues, two twisty murder investigations, humorous situations, and more. Armed with a brand new PI license, Juliet finds herself embroiled in murders while her mentor/friend/partner is away. This is in addition to her more than full time job as coffee shop manager. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers here. If you like a side order of murders with your romance novel, you will be ecstatic over this one. Thanks to NetGalley for making this ARC available.
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linda quick
April 25, 2017
LOVED this book! Each book in the Java Jive series is better than the last. In this novel, Juliet has gotten her PI license and is working part time as an investigator for her friend doing a simple investigation. However, with Juliet, nothing is simple or goes as planned. Before long, she's in the midst of several investigations and in handcuffs. Juliet has complicated relationships with several men and involve quite a few twists that I didn't see coming. I particularly enjoyed her interactions with Ryder. This is an entertaining novel that had me turning pages just as quickly as possible. Fans of the genre will love this book. While it is part of a series, it is a stand alone novel. However, the series is so good that you really owe it to yourself to read them all. The author is on my must read authors' list.
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Deb Dede
September 30, 2017
I loved this book but wished I had figured out that this was number 4 of a series so I would have started at the beginning of the story. Still a great read!! Love the characters!!
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About the author

Caroline Fardig is the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries. Fardig’s Bad Medicine was named one of the best books of 2015 by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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