Book 2, Java Jive - A Java Jive Mystery
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Full of humor and suspense, the bestselling Java Jive series heats up as the irrepressible heroine of Death Before Decaf faces off against Nashville’s upper crust to solve a shocking murder.
Former musician Juliet Langley has barely had a day off since taking over management of the coffeehouse owned by her best friend, Pete Bennett. But there’s always more to be done—such as prepping for the annual Holiday 5K Race organized by Pete’s snobby socialite girlfriend, Cecilia Hollingsworth. This year, Java Jive has a booth right at the finish line, and since Juliet and Cecilia don’t always see eye to eye, everything has to be perfect. Nothing can go wrong. Nothing . . . like Juliet stumbling over Cecilia’s dead body on the morning of the race.
When Pete is arrested for Cecilia’s murder, Juliet sets out to clear his name. She’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means standing up to the police, her ex-boyfriend, and the grande dames of Nashville. But there isn’t enough espresso in the world for the greatest challenge in her path: infiltrating Nashville’s high society to uncover the hidden hotbed of scandal without running afoul of the law herself. With her last dime staked on Pete’s bail bond and her staff growing jittery, the last thing Juliet needs is for her trademark temper to land her behind bars. As time drips away, Juliet needs to crack this case before the killer comes back for another shot.
Praise for Mug Shot
“The humorous and witty dialogue, mixed with romantic tension and a puzzling mystery is a fresh and unique combination. Juliet’s first-person narrative is humorous at times and poignant at others, making her a loveable character I can’t help but cheer on. . . . The mystery-suspense elements are truly tense on an emotional level. . . . This series is delightful, well written, and wildly entertaining.”—Suspense Magazine
“The story is fast-paced and keeps you guessing to the very end. 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
“Another winner . . . Just like the first book, this one is peppered with funny scenes. . . . This is a good series and I highly suggest reading.”—Storeybook Reviews
“Once you start, you’ll want to finish it. Can’t wait for more caffeine-driven escapades.”—Sweet Mystery Books
Praise for Caroline Fardig’s Death Before Decaf
“I was hooked from the first page. I loved it!”—Dorothy Cannell, award-winning author of the Ellie Haskell mysteries
“Caroline Fardig brings a fun cast of characters to life in Death Before Decaf! Juliet had me laughing, smiling, and rooting for her from the first page to the last. I can’t wait for more!”—Gina LaManna, author of Teased to Death
“Caroline Fardig keeps you turning pages in this fast-paced mystery set in a Nashville coffee shop.”—Nancy J. Parra, author of Engaged in Murder
I could not put this down!
I recently was able to read Mug Shot for free through Chatterbox in exchange for my review. With that said, I could not put down this book! It was so good! I absolutely fell in love with the charactures. There is a love story between a few of the caractures so not only are you wondering who the murderer is you are also wondering who Juliet is going to end up with or what is going to happen with her. I also love that shes willing to break the rules and go against what everyone tells her to save a friend. I stayed up until midnight just so I could finish the book and I can say I never saw the ending coming.
Great story, great characters, great read! Couldn't put the book down!
I LOVED this book! It's the second book in the Java Jive series that introduced us to Juliet and Pete.
In Mug Shot, Pete gets arrested for his girlfriend's murder. Juliet is convinced he's innocent and that the police believe they've arrested the right guy.
Once more, Juliet begins investigating on her own. What follows is Juliet employing her "unique" investigative skills (or lack thereof) that leads to humorous and dangerous results.
This is a fun and quick read that fans of the genre will love. While it is a stand alone novel, it is so good that you really owe it to yourself to also read the first book, Death Before Decaf.
I received this book free from Chatterbox in return for my honest opinion!
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Apr 19, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 292 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Java Jive