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Death by Espresso by Alex Erickson #Review #Romance #Series #MurderMystery #Funny

Series: Bookstore Cafe Mystery #6

Title: Death by Espresso

Author: Alex Erickson

Publisher: Kensington Books

Pages: 284

Published: June 26th, 2018

Rating: 4/5

Forget the bride being bridezilla, in this story it is her parents who deserve that title as they are determined to make this wedding memorable – often for totally the wrong reasons for the ones who are actually marrying! With unexpected guests arriving with the bride’s acting parents, there are bound to be dramatic moments in this fun, cosy murder mystery story that had me laughing out loud. It has great, quirky characters, superb interactions and plenty of twists and turns along with a dash of romance. There are a plethora of suspects and secrets galore to be uncovered.

Although this is the sixth book in the series, I can vouch for the fact that it works well as a standalone as I haven’t read any other books in the series, though I may well be rectifying that once my tbr pile is lower! I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys this genre or is looking for a fun read . . . now I’m just hoping that nothing similar happens when my daughter gets married!

I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


Bookstore-café owner Krissy Hancock has plenty to keep her occupied outside business hours, like preparing for her best friend’s wedding and solving a murder . . .

Krissy is meeting Vicki’s parents at the Pine Hills, Ohio, airport—it’s the least she can do as maid of honor, even if her relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Patterson is a bit strained. Besides, her own dad is coming in on the same flight. But there are a few additional arrivals, too. Her father’s brought a date—and the Pattersons, both actors, seem to have an entire entourage trailing behind them.

Uninvited guests are a headache—especially when one turns out to be, allegedly at least, the most important wedding planner in all the world. Though Vicki and Krissy have already made arrangements for a small, simple party, Vicki’s snobby drama queen mother has her own ideas. Cathy the wedding planner is raring to go, possibly energized by the chocolate-covered espresso beans she compulsively munches. But while the caffeine keeps her awake, it doesn’t keep her alive—and after Cathy chokes on an espresso bean after being hit in the head, Krissy has to find out who ended her supposedly stellar career . . 

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3 comments on “Death by Espresso by Alex Erickson #Review #Romance #Series #MurderMystery #Funny

  1. carhicks
    August 10, 2018

    Nice review Elaine. I have read 4 of the books in this series and they are pretty good. Some have been better than others. I need to read this one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      August 13, 2018

      This was a fun read – especially as we were getting ready for my daughter’s wedding at the time I was reading it! Definitely had many things in the story we didn’t want to happen in the wedding and I hope I wasn’t anywhere near as determined to get my own way as the mother of the bride in this story!

      Liked by 1 person

      • carhicks
        August 14, 2018

        Congratulations to your daughter. I hope all went well and that it was an amazing celebastion.


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