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Review: Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig

Series: A Java Jive Mystery #4 

Title: Brew or Die

Author: Caroline Fardig

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Alibi

Published: April 25th, 2017

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

I’m loving this series and eagerly anticipate reading the next in this fun mystery series. In this story Juliet Langley goes undercover to investigate the possible murder of a colleague’s girlfriend. She has her PI License now and has other cases to investigate, much to the chagrin of her BFF/boss/potential partner. With her current love interest acting mysteriously, her ex turning up like a bad penny and plenty of intrigue, this is a fun, fast paced and enthralling read. I loved it from start to finish! The Java Jive Cafe, its clients and staff as well as two local detectives all play key roles in this story which also has some love interests, too! 

The story has great characters, several of whom have secrets that will be uncovered as the story progresses. Juliet’s first official case is endeavouring to collect evidence of a cheating husband – and that gets Juliet accused of stabbing him! With policemen as both her ex and her current boyfriend, her boss as a potential boyfriend (if only they can get their timing right), folks being murdered and Juliet in the thick of the action. This story is a crazy, fun light hearted, mystery packed with humour, murder, misdirection and romance!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.


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. 

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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2 comments on “Review: Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig

  1. James J. Cudney IV
    May 13, 2017

    good review! I read it and reviewed it on here earlier this year too


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