Alex Erickson Death by Tea (A Bookstore Café Mystery)

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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. . .
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    Death by Tea (A Bookstore Café Mystery)
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    miss_mesmerized

    03. November 2015 um 18:29

    Life could be so easy for Krissy Hancock. Just enjoying her bookstore café “Death by Coffee” and looking for some man to love. But when a customer and member of a book club is murdered in her café, quietness is over and soon Krissy herself becomes a prime suspect. This does not happen without a cause, she definitely was in her café in the night of the murder and since she has been caught stealing foreign property, the police have an eye on her. As she has done nothing wrong but is unable to convince the police of it, Krissy starts to investigate herself – not for the first time and with a crime novel writer as father, she is fully equipped to solve this case, too. Alex Erickson’s novel is a perfect mixture of a crime story and a lot of humour. I really enjoyed reading it because the combination works for both, there is neither too much thrill nor to much comedy in it. The case is cleverly constructed and convincingly solved. There have been clues, also some misleading, but as a reader you could try to solve the riddle without being deceived by some information coming out of nowhere without any motive. The especially liked the cat in the novel which behaves just like a wild beast aiming at the complete destruction of Krissy’s house. The way it is portrayed is just hilarious. The tone of the novel, too, was very enjoyable and light; the first person narrator is a very good choice to tell the story with a blinking eye, not taking everything too seriously.

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