Sunday, October 18, 2015

Death by Tea by Alex Erickson (Bookstore Cafe Mystery #2)


Mystery lovers have descended on Pine Hills for this year's book club competition, to be held at Krissy Hancock's bookstore café. But the killer in their midst seems determined to outwit all the armchair sleuths—and send Krissy to the remainder bin forever.

Just before two dueling book clubs are set to square off at Death by Coffee, one of the competitors turns up dead—bludgeoned with the silver teapot that was to serve as the prize. Suspicion immediately falls on Krissy, who was seen skulking around town in dark clothes on the night of the murder.

To clear her name and find the real killer, Krissy turns to an old flame, Officer Paul Dalton. But even Paul can't ignore the trail of evidence that seems to point in her direction. And with Krissy's personal nemesis, Officer John Buchannan, working overtime to pin the murder on her, it will take an amazing feat of detective work to close the book for good on an elusive killer. .
  • Series: A Bookstore Café Mystery
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (November 24, 2015)

My review:  Death by Tea by Alex Erickson (Bookstore Cafe Mystery #2)


This second Bookstore Cafe Mystery is a good clean series.  It can stand alone okay but has some old characters and lots of new ones. There are lots of suspects and it kept me guessing till the reveal.

Krissy Hancock owns a bookstore cafe.  She is single and likes a deputy Paul Dalton but has only dated him once.  Another deputy John Buchannan hates her and thinks she is always guilty.

 Her father is a murder mystery writer.  Two different book groups from two towns are reading his book and has a competition.    They really take this serious.  The whole town comes to it. One of the neighbor town book club member is murdered at the bookstore in the middle of the night.

Krissy's personal life is a mess.  Her cat included for her problems, Her neighbor is always spying on her.  Paul won't return her phone calls.  She is the prime suspect for the murder.  I wanted to see her personal life get more with it.

I look forward to the next book in the series.

I was given this ebook to read  for the purpose of giving a honest review of Death by Tea.

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