Author Alex Erickson is off to a wonderful start with DEATH BY COFFEE. I had been looking forward to reading this first book in the new Bookstore Café Mystery series. I saw the cover online months ago and couldn’t wait for it to be released. It was worth the wait and I was not disappointed!
The setting of the connecting bookstore and café was delightful. I often wish I had a place like this locally. The owners of this wonderful shop, DEATH BY COFFEE (Same name as the book), Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki Peterson, are a fun pair. Their personalities play well off each other. I can’t wait to learn more about them in future books.
The murder in the book happens almost right away. Normally I prefer it to take place later in the story, but I didn’t like the victim anyway, so I was okay with it. ;-) The story and the mystery of who the killer was flowed at a great pace. The reveal was a surprise to me. I love when I don’t see it coming.
DEATH BY COFFEE gets added to my list of books I couldn’t put down! Mr. Erickson has insured that I will be adding this new series to me must read list.
Check out the back of the book for a sneak peek of Book 2 in the Bookstore Café series, DEATH BY TEA, coming in December of 2015. This year…yay!