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Death by Coffee
Death by Coffee | Alex Erickson
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When Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki decide to open a bookstore caf 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...
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Graciouswarriorprincess
Death by Coffee | Alex Erickson
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Book 153 of 2020.

MargaretPinardAuthor 🤯 do you do this for every book?? 13mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @MargaretPinardAuthor I am not sure what you mean do I do this for every book that I read. It is an app and yes, I track it through the app along with using Goodreads. 13mo
MargaretPinardAuthor Ah, an app! I thought you were making these graphic images and that would take me like an hour each! Time better spent reading, ha! 🤩 13mo
MargaretPinardAuthor Now I see the bookly logo... 13mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @MargaretPinardAuthor Lol! Time reading well spent. I wouldn‘t even know how to make this graphic! 🤣. Happy reading! 13mo
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Jadams1776
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love it, I didn‘t hate it. It was meh. Honestly, my favorite characters were the cats.

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Ladyval05
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Panpan

I don‘t even know how to begin to review this book. The main character was unlikable, the writing was terrible... I thought about DNFing this book multiple times. It marginally improved in the last third of the story, but it was not enough to give the next book in the series a chance.

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Ladyval05
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‪Since I‘m more than half way through this book, I‘m going to see it to the end. There have been several times I considered DNFing it. ‬

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Ladyval05
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New start and my tulips! 📖🌷

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JamieLou
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Took alllllllll the goodies to work today and they helped me through a long long parent teacher conference day. 😴 #teacherlife is too much sometimes.

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JamieLou
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Hey @MaleficentBookDragon this #cozyswap package is amazing! Thank you so so much for everything! I‘m super excited for the Death by series because Death by Pumpkin Spice is my favorite cozy. They others look great too! And the blanket is super soft and cuddly 😍 Plus pumpkin spice everything! @Avanders
PS Sorry this didn‘t post earlier. I had it typed up but then the bell rang 🤦🏻‍♀️ #teacherlife

Gissy I will like to try Death by coffee☺️Nice books and bookish items! 2y
LeslieO Love the pretty, fall throw! 2y
Avanders So fun!! And pumpkin spice biscotti 🤤😍♥️🎃🍁☕️📖🔪♥️ 2y
MaleficentBookDragon You are so welcome. I really enjoyed putting this 📦 together. 2y
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cwarnier
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SW-T
Death by Coffee | Alex Erickson
Panpan

I tend to like cozy mysteries, but not this one. The main character, Krissy, wasn‘t very likable or believable, and the plot and supporting characters lacked depth. There‘s a book for every reader, but this one definitely wasn‘t for me.

RaimeyGallant Good to know! 4y
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sweetpealsd
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I feel like a kid on Christmas! Thank you @aprilpohren for my #muglove gifts! This is my new favorite mug!

Mommamanzi Love that book! 4y
aprilpohren I am so glad you like everything! I thought the mug was so cool and my daughter is now begging for one! L! Enjoy! 4y
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Cinfhen
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Panpan

I‘m really sorry....I know some Littens enjoyed this book, but for me....this was Death by Stupidity 🙄🤪😬 It did fulfill two challenge prompts so that counts for something 😁#pop18 #involvesabookstore #booked2018 #cozymystery

batsy 😂😂 4y
TrishB Love the pic 👍🏻 4y
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 perfect pic! 4y
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Lupa08 😂😂😂😂 4y
rockpools 🤣🤣Oh dear. But challenge prompts 👍 4y
Pamwurtzler Well those two challenge prompts at least gave it some redeeming quality! 4y
4thhouseontheleft 😂😂 4y
Reviewsbylola Hahahahaha. Not a #cozymystery convert apparently. 😂😂 4y
susanw Sorry, at least you went in with low expectations, that cute cover and title totally had me fooled. A waste of good reading time. 4y
FountainBookstore I'm not a huge cozy fan either, but there is good stuff in every genre. Looks like I'm going to be avoiding this one though! One I enjoyed recently was 4y
FountainBookstore It had some edge to it, while still staying firmly in its category. 4y
Redwritinghood Great pic. I understand you. Cozy mysteries — I just can‘t. 4y
Cinfhen I'm not going to judge all cozies by this book because that would be unfair BUT it may be awhile before I try another one @Redwritinghood @FountainBookstore @susanw @Reviewsbylola @4thhouseontheleft @Pamwurtzler @RachelO @Lupa08 @Kalalalatja @TrishB @batsy 😬😖😜 4y
emilyhaldi I'm not sure there are any cozy mysteries out there for me!! 😂 4y
Cinfhen @blaire posted one earlier that looked like it had potential @emilyhaldi ☘️☘️🤞🏼🤞🏼 4y
Redwritinghood @Cinfhen I‘ve tried a few and the only one I‘ve ever not hated is 4y
Blaire @emilyhaldi I really enjoy the inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. I read a lot of mysteries but I think these are the only ones I read that qualify as a “cozy.” 4y
Blaire @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi yes! I 💕 the Louise penny series. 4y
Cinfhen That one doesn't look too painful either @Redwritinghood but for now I have lots of good books I'm looking forward to reading 😃 4y
Lupa08 I used to love the Nancy Drew series. Miss Marple too, though I have always been more partial to Hercule Poirot. 4y
Bourriquet76 I couldn‘t get into another from the same series. I doubt I‘ll try the author again. 4y
tapgurl Is Louise Penny cozy? 4y
Cinfhen According to my Litsy sources the Gamache series by Louise Penny qualifies @tapgurl but honestly it‘s up to you...it‘s your challenge, you can set your own “rules” ~ just have fun 😉 4y
Cinfhen I hear you @Bourriquet76 🙄😜 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage You survived! #cozieswillkillya 🤣🤣 4y
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Cinfhen
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Trying my first cozy for #booked2018 😬Expectations are low.....

Kalalalatja I do love all the bookish puns in the book description 😂 4y
batsy 😬 If this makes you want to throw it across the room... Might I recommend this book? It might not turn you in a cosy fan but I think the reading experience will be less painful 😂 4y
Mommamanzi This one is super cute! It‘s a little repetitive but still super cute haha. 4y
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BarbaraBB 😂😂 Looks fabulous! I am going for 4y
Pamwurtzler I‘m with @batsy on this one. If you‘re looking for a coffee theme, there‘s this - 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @batsy @Pamwurtzler both your options sound better than mine, but it‘s a freebie and I‘m gonna try to stick with it for now🙄 4y
susanw You know how I felt about this one, but every readers different. Hope your experience is better than mine! 4y
merelybookish No suggestions but this post made me chuckle. 😂😂 4y
Reviewsbylola Um yeah. Im not sure I‘ll be a fan either. Maybe I‘ll start my cozy next too! 4y
melissanorr I didn't care for that one when I read it either. I've not had good luck with coffee themed cozies over the years. 4y
Cinfhen That's an interesting observation @melissanorr ☕️☕️☕️ I'm reading while rolling my eyes @Reviewsbylola @merelybookish @susanw 🙄🙄😬 4y
Reviewsbylola What made you pick this one? Did someone recommend it? I ended up choosing Cocaine Blues. I just read two chapters and I actually think I‘ll like it. 4y
Cinfhen It was available on #OverDrive @Reviewsbylola and it works for a #pop18 prompt too #setinabookstore 4y
Reviewsbylola Oh ok. Perfect then! I hope it gets better for you. 4y
Chocamanda If you find that you don't want to finish this one, check out the Agatha Raisin series. I'm a fan of cozies but that's the series I recommend to people who don't normally read them. Happy reading! 4y
minkyb It sounds like you are in pain! 😱 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @Chocamanda 😍it‘s honestly awful @minkyb but I‘m almost out of my misery 4y
4thhouseontheleft So I‘m not the only one that has been looking side-eyed at the cozy prompt. 😆😆😆 4y
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Eggs
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1 ☕️whole bean
2☕️dark
3☕️sometimes
4☕️no I'm syrup-challenged

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susanw
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Panpan

Ugh.I literally only read dialogue for the second half of the book. And only read the second half to find out the who and why.Not worth it.
The most annoying MC I‘ve ever read. There is not even enough space to describe how annoying she was, in every aspect of her life she was idiotic. And her cat makes me hate all cats. I don‘t know if it‘s due to a man trying to write a female character or what, but she is just the worst. Unreadable.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - this book sounds awful but your review is quite entertaining! 😂 4y
bookwrm526 Wow, thanks for the honest review! 4y
DivineDiana I will definitely pass on this one! 4y
Cinfhen Hahaha your review is hilarious 😂 I‘m just about to start this book...but I‘m prepared to bail...its a freebie from OverDrive 4y
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DeweysReadathon
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Still sleepy, so I‘m easing into the #readathon with something cozy. ☺️ - @Liberty

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Liberty
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Still sleepy, so I‘m going to ease into books with words with something cozy. ☺️ #readathon

Jessicav I made the mistake of starting with a stream of consciousness novel. I have fixed that and switched to fantasy. I'm also not awake! 4y
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Clwojick
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A cozy featuring coffee and cats. Yes please. 😊 #LibraryWishlist

Have any of my fellow Littens read this book? Would you recommend? Please let me know. ☺️

quietjenn I just read that. It was ok. Not my favorite, for sure, but I'll probably try the next book in the series. 4y
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quietjenn
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Long day, so doing a little #ilovecozies reading in bed. I'm not quite sure about this one - the main character and her motive for getting involved with the murder investigation seen pretty thin - but there's a lot of book left, so we'll see.

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Pamwurtzler
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Bailedbailed

I tried, I really did. I was 40% into this, read a couple more paragraphs, and couldn't hang on any longer. Who wouldn't love the setting - a bookstore/coffee shop? But, the main character and her cat (sorry, cat lovers!) were way too annoying for me. Maybe someone else will like this series because it looked so promising! 📚☕️

Jess7 Hey if you like Celeste Ng - she will be at Joseph Beth in Cincinnati at 7 pm tonight 🤗 (edited) 4y
Pamwurtzler @jess7 I saw that!! Unfortunately we just walked in the door from a little vacation so I won't be able to get there. I think @Karkar is there though. Have fun!!! 4y
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Karkar @Pamwurtzler @jess7 I am and there is a ton of people here 4y
Jess7 Oh I wish I would of known someone else was going. I didn't make it there. Take pictures! Hope you get a book autographed! @Karkar 4y
Jess7 I'm on my way there. I'm obviously very late. How does this sort of thing work? Is it still going on? It said till 8:30. Will she be autographing books still? @Karkar (edited) 4y
Jess7 I made it for the last 10 minutes of her discussion and I'm in line to get her autograph! Super excited!! 4y
Pamwurtzler @jess7 Awesome!!! I'm glad you got there! 4y
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BooksForYears
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#FeistyFeb Day 16 - Palate Cleanser

I generally go for pretty serious books, but when I need a #PalateCleanser I reach for a cozy mystery.

#cozymystery #coffee #grumpycat

Ncostell That's what I go for as a palate cleanser as well, a good cozy mystery. 5y
Gina Palate cleanser, I like that. Ditto 5y
Melli Cozy mystery and nowI'm dabbling into romance. When I need a change 5y
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TheLibrarian Love the mug!! 5y
Donna_sBookMinute It's been a while since I read a cozy. I come across one every now and then while going through my shelves. One day ... 5y
LEGolasa I need that mug 5y
Zelma 😂 joining the fawning chorus regarding that mug. Love it! 5y
mostlycatsandcoffee Cozy mysteries are my life saver right now in between heavy reads. 5y
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saholmes
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I loved this book! I enjoy #cozymysteries a lot. This one actually also kept me guessing until the end. I was totally surprised!

robinb I haven't read these...a good series? Or is this part of a series? (edited) 5y
saholmes It is a series! So far a good one but still waiting to get the second book. Liked the sample chapters though (edited) 5y
MeikyuuAgeha I have this in my TBR stack but I loved the first couple of pages. Can't wait to read it! 5y
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JessClark78
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#setinlibraries/bookstores Two best friends decide to open a bookstore cafe called Death by Coffee in their new town. Coincidentally, a man dies by coffee on the first day of business. In order to save her store, Krissy attempts to solve the mystery surrounding the man's death and track down the killer.
#seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Sounds like a fun read! 5y
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Mommamanzi
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A fun but predictable murder mystery. Quick read with a little humor but defiantly unrealistic. I did enjoy the characters so much I bought the second book, can't wait to see what fun it holds!